Sponsored post in association with American Express® This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, a day when people across the country are encouraged to get out and support local small businesses. I’ve lived in Birmingham’s city centre for about 15 years and have enjoyed visiting lots of small shops in the city over that time. I’ve teamed up with the founder and ongoing supporter of the initiative, American Express, to show you how I like to shop small not just on…

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When it comes to this time of year there are so many social engagements and activities taking place that time seems to fly by. With the rush of festivities upon us, it can be wonderful to have someone help out, which is why I got together with the team at Blow Ltd to showcase some festive hair ideas. You can book a stylist from Blow Ltd to come to your home to create any of these styles for your upcoming…

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This gift guide is perfect if you’re seeking ideas for the woman in your life who adores beauty products and gadgets. I am talking about gift ideas on Made Television tonight between 6.30-7.30pm on The Big Daily. These are some examples of the kinds of gifts that, as a beauty lover, I would be thrilled to find under the tree so this might be helpful if you need some inspiration and ideas. There are millions of people that style their…

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Bad Apple Hair have the credit for taking me from natural darkest brunette to a striking lavender colour back in July (blog post here) and the team there are lovely. So I was excited to learn that there is now a Bad Apple Hair at Topshop Bullring. The salon is open seven days a week with late nights in line with the Topshop opening hours so this is definitely a salon that offers convenience as well as great quality service.…

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Having enjoyed a few different hair colours this year, I have fallen in love with the Redken City Beats colourants. The purple faded so beautifully and lasted so well, which encouraged me to explore the rest of the range. I wanted to try a bright pink so when I went to my Great Lengths hair extensions removed a few weeks ago (blog post here), I chatted to Paula about trying out the Midtown Magenta colour from Redken City Beats. After…

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