If you’ve seen my pre-party beauty post then you’ll know that I love the Natural Spa Factory No 79 Pearl and Gold Peel Off Face Mask (£12). I’ve had to share some other lovely bits from Natural Spa Factory that I have been enjoying too. As my skin is prone to dullness, the Precious Caviar Extract and 23 Carat Gold Moisturiser* (£48) is a little miracle worker. I love how it sinks in quickly to plump up my skin and…

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There is nothing more frustrating than not getting good brow treatment. I always have trouble getting mine to grow so over eager brow technicians are not what I want. The Benito Brow Bar and High Definition Brows collaboration is brilliant as it brings the two services together into one convenient place and the dedication to good brows means they understand when less is more. I went to experience the High Definition Brows service for myself. It involved a consultation to…

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I have rarely been as excited about a launch as I was when I found out that Marc Jacobs beauty was opening in John Lewis in Grand Central Birmingham. I could finally get to try out so many iconic products that I had heard about online and lusted after on Instagram. The new counter is positioned in pride and place at the front of the John Lewis store with lots of gleaming counters displaying beautiful products. I didn’t know where…

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There is something rather special about gifting jewellery isn’t there? It doesn’t matter whether it is a piece of affordable high street costume jewellery or something that comes in an iconic blue box, it’s just a great gift. Orelia have beautiful pieces of jewellery, often delicate and always eye catching. I love how affordable their designs are, and how easy it is to layer their pieces together to create your own look. I have a lovely and dear friend who is moving…

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Christmas festivities in my family does involve marrying a few traditions and a few cultures together. My husband’s family take Christmas seriously (it’s my mother-in-law’s birthday on Christmas Day), and my family place much more emphasis on Chinese New Year. I went along with Mr Ting to take a break from festive preparations and shopping in the Bullring for a taste of the Christmas menu at Chi Kitchen in Debenhams. It’s a set menu of three courses for £21.95 per…

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With all the parties in December, it is worth having a few key party pieces in the wardrobe to pull out when the occasion arises. I feel you can’t go wrong with black sequins for festive parties. This beautiful sequin number* from Boohoo party dress range has been my go to for a show stopper outfit that is easy to wear. Doesn’t it look great next to this beautiful Christmas tree at the Park Regis Birmingham? The sequin details in this dress create…

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