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My Skin Care Regime

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My Skin Care Regime
When I was younger I suffered with fairly bad acne. I was on Lymecycline tablets and then on the Dianette contraceptive pill for many years to keep it at bay which is now banned because of its side effects. I am still on the pill but a different one called Yasmin. I am paranoid that if I came off it my skin would return to being crap because it goes ridiculously oily when I'm off it. I now take my skin care regime seriously and know the importance of looking after your skin. I have know people who have gorgeous skin who would sleep in their makeup and I could never dream of doing that at this age as it is SO ageing. Even after a night out I will always remove my makeup, brush my teeth and my hair!
Getting on to my daily routine.
Washing the face & removing the makeup: Step 1: Use a large cotton pad with a few squirts of Boots No7 Skin Micellar Cleansing water (£5.00 currently, normally £8.50) for normal/oiler skin. Remove the majority of your face makeup.



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Exchange Food and Drink Lounge Manchester

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Happy new year guys!
Sorry for the lack of fashion blog posts, I have been so busy with work, uni, insta posts and Christmas! I will have to make it a resolution to post more fashion related ones but if you hadn't noticed by now I'm a major foodie and love trying new places.  Exchange Manchester invited me down to try out their new menu, it's located on 102 Portland Street, Manchester and is fairly new. With bespoke design and decor they have created a warm and relaxing environment to enjoy lunch, an evening meal or relaxing drink. Their extensive drinks menu incorporates a wide range of classic and signature cocktails as well as their Gin Club which has a range of the best Gins sourced from different places in the UK. They also stock an array of locally brewed lagers, IPAs and stouts alongside spirits distilled in the vicinity in order to support the local community.




We dined on a Friday evening and opted for the baked mini camembert and hot sauce chicken wings to start. I…

Alston Bar & Beef Manchester Review

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On Sunday 17th December I visited the Alston Bar and Beef restaurant which is accessed via the external Cathedral Street entrance of the Corn Exchange in Manchester. The building was recently re-developed into a dining destination with 17 food outlets. Alston opened its doors in October after undergoing an extensive transformation with interior design and architecture practice Jestico + Whiles. 

As you enter the restaurant via a feature staircase with a bespoke easy speak stylish bar downstairs and the restaurant upstairs which is centred around the venue's extensive gin offering. The restaurant has a main dining area with a private dining area for up to 16 people which has beautiful metal work and mirrored walls. There was also a second dining area that can be booked out for functions seating a further 40 people. The decor is industrial themed with exposed pipework incased in silver wrap. It has a tiled clean modern look with simple colours such as black and white tiles with a pop…

The Bells Luxury Apartment stay in Leeds

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The Bells 5 star luxury serviced apartments in Leeds is located right in the city centre, a few minutes away from the famous shopping centre Trinity Leeds.  The Bells was given the name in honour of the distinctive sounds of the Leeds Minster, which can be heard ringing across the city. The beautiful building had been left derelict for nearly 20 years until two years ago when it was transformed into The bells, creating an exclusive collection of seven individually designed apartments with the combined feeling of a luxury boutique hotel with every apartment is finished to the highest standard using the best fixtures and fittings. 
To enter the building you are given a code which leads into the beautiful dark but rustic hallway which had the most amazing aroma of scented oils which invites you in and gives you the initial feel for what's to come from your stay. As you walk up the stairs you will notice the original stain glass windows and wrought iron gates strategically placed on t…

Viper app

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I'm so excited to share with you that I had the privilege of being involved in the promotional video of the new app Viper which was filmed at an Viper event in Manchester. Please watch on full screen with the sound on for the best viewing!

Viper is a new app designed to upgrade your night and put the best bars within reach in Manchester. It goes off your location and shows you the best bars nearest to you where you can order exclusive drinks packages, upgrade to VIP or skip the queues.  If you are on a night out the app shows you which clubs and bars are still open to save you wasting money travelling from place to place and ables you to jump queues outside of the club and at the bar! There is no need for users to message a bar on twitter or use a promoter as Viper lets you book VIP on the night.
Viper is available on IOS and Android and free to download now.
@viper www.vipernights.com

Here is an insight into the app. If you open venues it shows you all the hottest places near you, wha…

The Burlington Macdonald Hotel, The Perfect Luxury Stay

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The Burlington Macdonald hotel is a historic luxury hotel situated right in the heart of Birmingham city centre amid the impressive architecture surrounding New Street. The hotels ideal location offers an oasis of luxury within the vibrant and culture-rich city which is home to impressive shopping outlets, an array of bars and restaurants and plenty of entertainment at your leisure. 


After hearing that each room has its own individual features we were very intrigued to see what our suite was like. After walking through the door that we were pleasantly surprised that we could walk in and turn a corner without even being able to see the bed! The room was so spacious as it had a separate lounge area that instantly made you feel homely. The room had air conditioning, bathrobes, slippers and two large flat screen digital TV's. One was positioned on the wall opposite the couch and one opposite the bed which made you feel spoilt for choice! The bed had the most beautiful headboard and l…

The Fashion Dollz Fur

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It's officially fur season! When the temperature starts to drop, there's no better way to stay warm and glamorous then in a fur coat. With candy-coloured fur coats stealing the spotlight this season, The Fashion Dollz have plenty of outerwear options. 
These coats are investment pieces and will last you a lifetime. Whilst the styles of furs change over the years, the overall idea of wearing fur coats and accessories will never die. The craze dates back as far as humans can tell, which means wearing furs isn't likely to go anywhere in the coming years. If you take the time to find a classic style, you can enjoy wearing your fur coat without feeling you are behind on the current trends. 
I personally love wearing a leather jacket with a fur gilet over the top as it looks effortlessly chic and can easily take you from day to night as its not as 'glammed' up as a full fur coat. If a fur coat is what your looking for whether it's a bold colour or classic jet black …