A few weeks ago, after a particularly long day at work, I came home to a box of goodies from Boots. Aside from my first thought of “wait, have I been ordering after wine again”, (hey it was once, and I really really liked this girls lipstick on a night out, so much so I had to order it myself!) I thought I best open it and see what was inside. Turns out the team from Boots had been kind enough to send me a selection of products from some of their best selling brands. Not only did it brighten my day, it lead me to discover some great new products I may not have necessarily picked up myself. So, without further ado, here’s a few mini reviews of the goodies that dropped through my mail box;
As much as I love the theatre, until last week I hadn’t yet been to an Opera. While it’s been on my “to do” list for quite some time, there were a few things that had put me off. Mostly that I sometimes struggle to follow the plot line of a film or tv series if I’ve missed a small part of it. So, with my assumption that it would be in a language I didn’t understand I feared I wouldn’t understand what was happening on stage. This combined with the assumption that it would be a pricey evening out had made a trip to the Opera something I hadn’t thought I’d be doing any time soon.
However, all this changed when an message from the English National Opera landed in my inbox. ENO not only do performances in English complete with subtitles above the stage but have tickets starting at £12. With both my worries at bay, last Wednesday Pippa and I headed off to enjoy an evening at the Opera.
Another week, another week in lipsticks. This week I’ve been trying to introduce yet more products that I haven’t used in a while. I discovered some peices in my MAC stash I hadn’t used in a few weeks, and as it was another super busy week, I had plenty of reasons to get glammed up. Who can complain about that?!
The Thursday before last, the day of the #Beauty20 awards, I had a huge break out. As I was going to be on stage presenting the “Best Use Of Instagram” awards, it was hardly the best time for a mini mountain range to show up on my face. Thankfully, my friend Becky had previously bought me a voucher to get my makeup done at MAC. So I headed down to the branch in Westfield, Shepherds bush to let the experts take care of covering my skin disaster. As the voucher also entitled me to redeem it against products used after, it was inevitable that I would pick up an other new addition to my lipstick collection. This time it was a MAC lipstick in Spirit.
As my lack of posts (and completely disregarding my posting schedule) may give away, offline I’ve had a lot going on. While there have been some wonderful things that have really put a smile on my face, there’s also been some moments I had just want to curl up in a ball and eat all of the chocolate in the world. So with this in mind, as I’m heading off for a weekend away with friends this weekend, I thought it would be the ideal time to focus on the positives. On which note, here’s five things that have made me happy lately;
Chiswick is one of my favourite places to spend the day. (As you may have gathered from my abundance of “photo diary” posts). Not only is the Borough very pretty and green it’s home to some beautiful restaurants, parks (including the ever gorgeous Chiswick house) and of course many places to enjoy views of Thames. I have lost count of the amount of weekend afternoons that, when at a loose end, I’ve simply took the short journey and treated myself to a glass of wine by the river. So it’s no wonder it holds a special place in my heart.
With this in mind, when an invited to the launch night of LHAA’s forth academy on Chiswick High Road. I was honoured to attend. Aside from learning a little more about the courses offered, along with a few other bloggers I got to have a sneak peak at the state of the art facilities. So, if you’re considering training in hairdressing or beauty. Or even if you just fancy taking advantage of their discounted treatment prices – I thought I’d share my thoughts;