Thursday, 18 September 2014

#Tweet4ATable







Tonight I decided to have a Daddy-Daughter meal out, and luckily the Co-operative Food invited me to their pop up restaurant in the heart of Manchester in Exchange Square. What's even better is that the restaurant is part of a Twitter campaign, letting you eat for free! Simply tweet the account with a reason why you deserve to win a table for yourself and up to three friends, and if your chosen, enjoy a drink, starter and main course on the Co-op!

After I finished work we headed into Manchester and headed to Exchange Square. On arrival we were ushered upstairs to our table, where everything was explained to us. It took us forever to decide what to eat, but in the end I decided to try a Fun Guy halloumi burger with Naked Fries, and my dad had a Head Honcho Pulled Pork Stack with naked fries. While we were waiting for our meal (which was super quick) we tucked into nachos dip! Once we started tucking into our meal though, the only conversation was about how delicious the food was. I was sure you wouldn't get much change from £10 if you tried to re-create one of the meals. Shockingly I couldn't have been further from the truth. At the end of our meal, we were presented a tip tray with a break down of how much the meal would have cost had we made it ourselves. My Fun Guy burger cost a mere £2.14, whilst Head Honcho was £3.81 and the naked fries were 29p! Even better, we were given a voucher for £2 off food at Co-op. Lucky for me, there's one just round the corner from our house ...

If you fancy getting in on this grub (yes. I went there), the pop-up restaurant is outside Selfridges in Exchange Square all day tomorrow. All you have to do is: 

  • follow @Tweet4aTable
  • Mention them in a tweet stating why you deserve to dine in their pop-up restaurant & use the hashtag #Tweet4aTable.

Good Luck!
 xoxo
J


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

St Tropez Bronzing Mousse


St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse
St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse (*) - £20.43
As the Official Tanning Sponsors of London Fashion Week, it was only right that I share with you this product.The Classic tan from St. Tropez is a cult favorite and a product of choice for the likes of Kate Moss. Well if it's good enough for a supermodel, who am I to argue?!

The tan itself is an exceptionally lightweight brown colored foam which has none of the usual tell-tale self tan smell. In fact, it smells like a normal skin care product! The foam makes it perfect to control and apply, although you do have to be careful you don't apply to much. It didn't take long after applying for the mousse to dry, meaning their was none of that awkward standing around in your bathroom avoiding touching anything. Instantly you can see a difference, and your skin has an airbrushed quality. One thing I hate about fake tan is how unnatural it can look, especially on fair skin like mine, and even more so in winter. In England, you just stick out like a sore thumb, and for the the wrong reasons. Every St. Tropez tan I've used has produced the most natural results, meaning I have to confidence to use it any time of the year. I would say this tan is a nice medium tan, as it gives you noticeable bronzed skin without being too dark. Saying that, you could always add another layer if you fancy going a shade darker. If you keep your skin moisturised your tan should last around 2-3 days before needing another layer As always I'd recommend using a mitt to avoid any hand disasters, unless you fancy wearing gloves all day.

Do you still tan during the colder months?
xoxo
J

Monday, 15 September 2014

AW: Warm

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If there's one thing I love about AW it's shopping for a new coat. This season it's all about making a statement, either through patterns, colour or style. Duster coats and capes are particularly on trend this season but I think my favorite is the blanket coat. They are absolutely everywhere on the high street and come in all shades and patterns so there is bound to be something perfect for you. Another trend which is key is lace-up footwear. From the knee high boots I talked about last week right the way to strappy heels, if it doesn't lace up, it's just not on trend.

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With the winter weather in England always being a little cooler, the head-to-toe knitwear trend is fashionable and practical. Either layer up different shades or look out for co-ords like the one bottom left from ASOS. Who says knitwear can't be sexy! Lastly, tanned colors seem to be everywhere this season. Although not to most out-there of trends, they are perfect for layering other trends with and will provide a solid foundation for your AW. I have always wanted a Burberry Trench and whilst I may be limited in the money department, fingers crossed I will finally be able to find a good dupe on the high street.

Next week is the last in the series and is dedicated to all the beauty trends!
xoxo
J