Monday 28 December 2015

LIFESTYLE: Christmas 2015

So Christmas this year was a mad rush and dash, we were facing homelessness and my cousin came to our rescue and we now have a home a stable roof over our heads photos to follow once Iv unpacked ..... Might be in the new year. 

So here are some candid shots of our Christmas. It was exhausting and I had a few un panned and un  welcomed naps in between. 

If you didn't know I suffer with spinal nerve damage and fibromyalgia so I'm on a constant battle with my own body. 

Christmas Eve involved sprinkling food for Rudolph, new pajamas it's a Micky Christmas and grumpy Santa paws. 

Christmas morning 8:30am start and stockings in bed. 

Christmas Day at home & Boxing Day 

The 27th with our Bournemouth family more presents and turkey. 

Autumn had a great Christmas she really enjoyed it this year and was spoilt rotten - present list coming soon 

Merry Christmas everyone with love from my house to yours. 

Wednesday 23 December 2015

REVIEW: Aurora by twiggy at specsavers

Firstly it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And it looks far better when you can actually see what you are doing!  
So I was invited as a long time lover of specsavers to try out the aurora collection by the one and only Twiggy. She has released 5 pairs of glasses in the run up to Christmas and can I just say you won't be disappointed. 
Even though it is a small collection and very selective it caters for a large number of styles. I can't stress enough how important it is to keep up to date with your eye tests to ensure your wearing the correct prescription. 
Glasses can be stylish these days and these bad boys come covered in jewels and sparkles. So is tor like me your like a kid at Christmas (literally).
I had my test at the Havant branch on Christmas jumper day, the poor staff were so hot and sweaty bless them. They were hot on the technology trail and super fast, efficient and professional. They talked me through all the tests I was having and why I needed them and I'm naturally exquisite so we're happy to answer all my questions. 
Her 5 styles are called* Lapis which is a silver metal frame with blue sparkle in the arms. 
*Jet black plastic frame with white sparkle on the fromt with a rounded frame style. 
*Amethyst purple plastic frames with encrusted arms in matching colours. 
*Sapphire a gorgeous blue mottle design vintage style with encrusted matching colour arms. 
*Marcasite nude colour squared frames  with delicate pink and bronze detailing and sparkle. 
*Rose quartz a purple metal frame with delicate purple sparkle on the arms. 
All of the frames are priced at £125 this doesn't include the eye test. 
I went for sapphire I LOVE the style and the colour and I cannot wait to get it, Iv taken some in store images so apologise for the photography. 

The quality and service I received was second to none, the Havant branch had all the latest technology unlike my previous branch in Chichester. They were super helpful  and friendly and I'm very excited for be to week where I get to pick them up. Fortunately my prescription didn't go up by to much phew 🙈. 
But I can't recommend the collection and specsavers enough. 
You can order online if you have a in date prescription or go into your local store.
Have a wonderful and safe Christmas 
Love Aimee 

Tuesday 22 December 2015

LIFESTYLE: What to expect from a pedicure

Pedicures can still be a luxury to many people and many people forget how important it is to look after your feet. They are with you your whole life, work hard and go through a lot! Including being squeezed into shoes a half size to small (we have all done it) and by 11pm really regretted it as we are hobbling with squashed toes, calluses and blisters.
I as a beauty therapist feel that a pedicure every few months is a great treat to give yourself and will relax you more than you can imagine.
So if you have never had the chance and opportunity to have a pedicure I’m sure you are wondering what it all entails? 
The main benefits to having regular pedicures is that they will keep your feet smooth, soft and your cuticles pushed back and your nails polished and the best part is that they are relaxing.
A standard pedicure will include soaking your feet to soften them, pushing back and removal of necessary of the cuticle (this can grow down the nail if you don’t keep it in check), cutting and filing of the nail, and removal of any dry dead skin from the soul of the foot (this can be a little ticklish) and it ends with a relaxing foot and leg massage and painted with a colour of your choice.
You will find that there are a large number of salons near you that will offer pedicures and make you feel very welcome and talk you through the treatment as well as what products they will be using.
For a longer lasting polish you can opt for a shellac pedicure which will extend your polish life which is especially great for when you are going on holiday (it is less likely to chip). And if you fancy something a little fun and different most salons now offer the chance to have nail art on your toes, with this your options are endless, from flowers to minions you can be as subtle with polka dots or crazy as you like.
For more information and locations you can treat yourself to a well-deserved pedicure please check out this link.
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Aimee Bradley is a freelance writer from Chichester, UK with huge interest in beauty and fashion. She could be described as beauty addict and life lover. She writes in mostly beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles.