Friday, 24 October 2014

The Prettiest Jewellery + Discount Code.

I've always been quite the fan of delicate jewellery. I don't feel like I suit chunky pieces as much as smaller ones, they look a bit too over powering on my petite frame. So when Fervour & Allura asked if I'd like to try a few of their gorgeous pieces, I just couldn't say no. 

The cute parcel arrived, wrapped in pretty tissue paper and the cutest bow and tag tying the pieces together. My eyes were immediately drawn to the Blue Druzy Stone necklace, which is incredible. This is made from the natural stone and is completely stunning. It sparkles in all the right places and just adds something special to a simplistic outfit. I've been wearing this non-stop since it arrived and spend much of my time oogling over the prettiness.

My other two lovely items came in the form of a Gold Twist ring and Silver Band bobble. The ring is super pretty and is a true statement piece. I love the twist style which is unlike any others I've seen. The only slight down side is the size. This is a pretty big ring, so bear that in mind if you have skinny fingers like me. Thankfully, with a little tweaking it should fit on my thumb nicely. 

Finally I picked out a cute Silver Band bobble. I used to wear this kind of thing back in the 90s at school and there was just something lovely and nostalgic about this piece. The shape and size is perfect for my little pony tail and I can't wait to style this up in the future.

If you're looking for some gorgeous delicate pieces or even want that perfect statement necklace, I would certainly suggest having a look at Fervour & Allura. Their prices are pretty amazing too, especially for the quality of pieces I received.

You can find Fervour & Allura on Twitter here and check out their gorgeous pics on Instagram here.

Katie xx 

P.S. I was kindly provided with a 15% off code for my readers. Just use KATIEA at the checkout!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Julianne's Red.

This is without a doubt my favourite ever red. I've never been brave enough to wear a full-on pillar box red so when I spotted the new L'Oreal Colour Riche red range, I knew there had to be one for me. After checking out the colours and watching too many Vivianna Does Make Up videos, I settled on Julianne's red from the range.

This colour is the perfect mix of pinky, red. It's not too intense but looks incredibly sophisticated and leaves me feeling very dressed up. I love the formula of these, they aren't drying at all and glide on the lips nice and evenly. And the staying power is next to none. I wore this lipstick through an entire meal (of pizza may I add), and it didn't budge. It also didn't budge when I tried to remove it with my make up cleanser - I was still trying to get the colour off the next day. 

If you're looking for a gorgeous red with the ultimate staying power, look no further. I am so impressed with this lip colour, it's certainly got a firm place in my make up stash. Oh and by the way, the packaging is adorable too.

Have you tried any of the others in this range?

Katie xx

Monday, 20 October 2014

The Best Therapy Ever: Reflexology.

I've always wanted to try reflexology. I've heard so many great things about the benefits that I felt it really was the right relaxation therapy for me. So on Saturday I took the plunge and tried out reflexology.

It took me a little while to decide where to go, but as I was in Manchester I thought I'd book somewhere in the city centre. I used Wahanda's website to help me pick my salon, which was a really great way to find the best place for me. Wahanda kindly gifted me a voucher to choose a therapy of my own choice, which luckily lead me to a little salon named Paloma's Beauty, in the Northern Quarter. Wahanda allows you to see past reviews of salons, without having to Google it and as Paloma's Beauty had 5 stars, I knew I had to try it out for myself.

 I arrived at the cute little salon ready for my treatment and was greeted by two lovely ladies. Grace was my therapist who took me through and asked me to complete a health questionnaire to ensure it was safe to go ahead with the therapy. I was then taken through to the therapy room, which was a gorgeous smelling, quiet and calming room with some peaceful music, perfect for relaxing. Grace gave me a few minutes to get myself ready and onto the bed, then popped back to begin my therapy. 

As I've never has reflexology before, I was a little unsure of what to expect. Grace began by giving me heated aromatherapy pouches, which she placed either side of my neck, one on my stomach and one over my eyes. These smelt incredible and had already taken me off to some relaxation paradise. The therapy began with a foot wash, then continued with the reflexology. Grace concentrated on one foot at a time and massaged and used pressure in the correct areas and up my calf. Grace uses a Balinese technique for massage, which is slightly more pressure than a Thai massage but feels incredible afterward. After working on each foot and lower leg, Grace put pressure on my upper arms, shoulders and around my neck to loosen any tightness. I then had smelling oils placed over my nose and encouraged to deep breath in the scent, which was a gorgeous calming, clearing aromatherapy, which was then massaged in to my temple and scalp. Finally the session finished with warm towels placed at my feet and legs to help remove any excess product and warm my muscles up a little.

After the half an hour session, I felt like a new woman. Grace was so calming and friendly and completely put me at ease. I don't know a great deal about complementary therapies but I do reflexology is targeted to help those that suffer with anxiety, stress, digestive problems, headaches/migraines and problems with sleep. I certainly left Paloma's beauty feeling relaxed and content. I also slept like a log the night after. 

If you even a little bit curious about reflexology, I would 100% recommend you give it a go. Paloma's Beauty charges £25 for 30 minutes, which is an absolute bargain in my eyes.

Katie xx

*Wahanda paid for this treatmetn, all opinions are my own