One of my favourite places in Sheffield is the Mercure St Paul’s Hotel and Spa. We started going there after trying out a spa day offer and after falling in love with the place, I found another offer that blew us away for value. Since then Alfie and I have returned back to the Mercure every couple of months. Spas for me are essential, I’m a complete workaholic with a body that hates working, so getting to switch off is something I rarely do! Unfortunately our last stay didn’t go to plan as the lift to the spa wasn’t working and I can’t walk up and down stairs anymore without intense pain, therefore rendering a spa day absolutely pointless. Last weekend we finally got to revisit and it was probably one of our best stays to date. We were working with Mercure to promote their #PicnicWithMercure which meant that we received a… View Post

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Getting Personal’s #ShareASmile campaign involved a blogger secret gift swap with some of my favourite people. I love things like this as I just think they’re beyond cute, but it’s even better when a brand is the one packaging, sending, and jazzing up surprise presents. I had to pick gifts for Big Fashionista, and to say I’ve known her for a couple years now, it was a very hard decision! Thankfully my dear friend Faith was on hand and judging by Kellie’s and her daughter’s reaction on social media, I did very well! Getting Personal are all about making gifts special by going that extra mile and making them personalised. I’ve tried quite a few things from them already and I’ve always liked everything. They’re good quality products that really make people feel special. My gift happened to be from Lottie and it was indeed very special.I received a beautifully packaged… View Post

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In case you can’t tell by the title, I am rather impressed with the new Metallic Eyeliner from Eyes of Horus. Everything I’ve tried from this brand has always impressed me but these are by far my favourites! I didn’t get chance to go play at their stall at IMATs and I still regret it as I really want to play with the full range. The colours, consistency and packaging are all beautiful. There are 4 incredible shades in total and I’m so happy that I get to play with them all. At around £19 each they’re a very good price for their quality. You just have to remember to shake them well so all the pigments don’t sit at the bottom. The colours are Alchemy Gold, Ancient Pewter, Imperial Bronze, and Copper Sphinx. All incredibly pigmented colours that are so wearable and very versatile. I’ve already tried these in a multitude of ways… View Post

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I know I’ve been a little quiet but there’s a really good reason behind it….. I’m starting a new online magazine! I can probably predict what you’re thinking, ‘but you constantly complain about how much in pain you are, how can you possibly have time?’ Well mostly ladies and the odd gentleman, the Good Pain Day GG decided to make all these big plans and now the Bad Pain Day GG is just getting on with it! I joke (it’s a bad pain day whilst I’m writing this.) I’m actually beyond excited and ridiculously happy that I’m finally doing this. It has been an idea of mine for a couple years, which was a scary thought when my mum and I worked that out! YEARS. I’ve waited over 2 years to make this happen because I was scared of what people would think, I didn’t think anyone would support me,… View Post

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Saga recently researched what most people would do with money that they could gain through an equity release and the results were quite interesting. If you don’t know that an equity release is or how it works then the Saga website explains this all for you. It’s a way of unlocking some value, or equity that you have in your house for an exchange of tax free money, without having to move house. There are lots of benefits to this as it’s a lump sum that you can spend on other things, like the data shows, but it isn’t for everyone and Saga will do a full financial check to make sure you’re eligible. You also have to be over 55 usually and your property must be work over £70,000 but this changes between providers. So, if you were eligible and undertook an equity release, what would you spend it on?… View Post

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