This weekend passed by in a blur of goodness. It was one of those stay at home weekends where all those annoying little tasks are finally ticked off the to-do list and a proper pamper session takes place. I thought I’d give a run down of my current Sunday pamper products.
LUSH Bubble Bar – Unicorn Horn
I’ve never been a fan of LUSH but I do like their bath bombs. The bubble bars are my favourite so my lovely boy upon passing their doors, picked me up a few. Crumble this under running water for a bubble explosion with tiny stars and glitter lacing the pinky/purple water. The smell isn’t too over powering and the bath doesn’t need a mega clean afterwards, bonus. PS. sorry if it doesn’t look perfect, I couldn’t wait to try it!!
Soap and Glory – Scrub your nose in it
This face scrub means business. There are loads of tiny exfoliating particles in this, so I buff this gently all over my face, leave on for a minute then wash off. Instant smooth skin.
Origins – Drink Up 10 Minute Mask
With a freshly scrubbed face to work with this mask is the perfect way to inject a load of moisture back in. The steam from the bath also helps this mask really sink into the pores. I left this on for my whole bath, I love the tropical fruit smell this mask has, the same as the overnight version.
This Sunday’s choice was Harpers Bazaar, I have a HUGE backlog of magazines to catch up on, hence reading the August issue now…oops. I particularly liked the article on the ladies of Downton, perfect in light of their recent NTA.
Body Shop – Honey Body Butter
Once towelled dry I slathered this body butter all over. This particular version has a really nice, subtle scent that isn’t overly sweet and sinks in while still keeping my skin moisturised for more than just a few hours.
And that’s it! Do you have any favourite Sunday pamper products?
Urgh…January. We’ve been back at our desks for over a fortnight now and managed to get through the “worst day of the year” yesterday. But just in case your January blues are still in full force, thanks to your incessant Caribbean Island googling, here’s my edit of all things blue. A little F.U to the January blues, you will not beat us!
Bag – Accessorize
T-shirt – River Island
Jumper – Gap
Nail Varnish – Rimmel Lycra Pro in Aqua Cool
Scarf – Accessorize
I wasn’t going to post about the Golden Globes but I kept seeing galleries upon galleries of “The Dresses” and couldn’t resist a look. And there were 2 dresses I couldn’t wait to post about. Clearly I’m not over the glitz of the Christmas season just yet as both slinky silver numbers are dazzling. I love the vintage glamour, the clean lines and the beautiful women wearing them.
1st: Reece Witherspoon in Calvin Klein
source: US Mag
2nd: Diane Kruger in Emilia Wickstead
Which dresses were your favourites?
This year, the boy and I decided to mark our anniversary with some time off work and a trip up to Liverpool. Recently falling hard under the Beatles spell we mainly went for the uber touristy spots for our first trip, but another is definitely on the cards.
Day 1 : Driving from Surrey took around 4 hours on a late Sunday morning and after checking into our hotel we headed straight out. This day we used to get our bearings, scope out some restaurants and get to know the city. First thing we did was head for Sunday lunch at The Restaurant Bar & Grill. I have to say this is one of the best restaurant roasts I’ve ever eaten; we ordered lamb for 2 which came on a board so we could carve it ourselves alongside all the trimmings and an extra gravy boat. All for £25!
Day 2: Pret a Manger for breakfast (almond croissant always) and then onto the docks. We’d pre-booked our Beatles Story tickets beforehand and went straight in, head-phones on and into the Beatles world. I thought the museum was well done lots of “sets” to put you in the mood and plenty of audio information telling the Beatles Story. After lunch we headed back across the docks to the bus stop for the Magical Mystery Tour which again we’d pre-booked. I felt some of the locations they were really clutching at straws and with a full coach of people there wasn’t as much information passed on as I’d hoped. I’m glad I saw some of the sites but I think opting for the Fab Four Taxi Tours would give a better experience. A quick traipse around the shops and then out for a mega dinner at Byron; burgers, onion rings, chips, dip, beer, the lot. After that, The Cavern Club. We enjoyed a live music set from a Paul McCartney tribute act with a pint. It was a great atmosphere with everyone singing along, dancing and cramming in against the graffiti walls. A great round off to the day.
Day 3: Moose Coffee for breakfast which was delicious and had great decor. We then walked away from the docks towards the galleries and into the Walker Art Museum mainly to look at the Stuart Sutcliffe painting on show. The building was beautiful weather was perfect for mid November. Next we headed towards Ye Crake for a drink, Gambier Terrace to see Jon and Stuart’s old apartment opposite the Anglican Cathedral and finally a walk into the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral with multicoloured modern glass. It reminded me a lot of St Mary’s church in San Francisco.
We were both so impressed with Liverpool, there’s a fantastic mix of things to do even if you’re not a Beatles fan and we can’t wait to go back. Below I’ve listed all the key places we went to and rated them, in case you were interested.
Beatles Experience 4.5*
Magical Mystery Tour 3*
Cavern Club 5*
Ye Cracke 2*
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral 3*
Walker Art Museum 3.5*
Premier Inn (Moorfields) 5*
The Restaurant Bar & Grill 5*
Moose Coffee 4*