Saturday, 3 December 2016

A little bit of Pampering with

So Christmas is finally upon us. The Coco Cola advert has proudly annouced that the holidays are coming, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have been and gone and now all that is left to do is wait for gifts to arrive, wrap them, post them to Santa and then run to the supermarket and buy everything you can get your hands on because there might be a zombie apocalpyse and you might just need all that bread as the shops shut for just that one day, well almost all of those shops!

With all the crazy rushing around, sometimes you have to just stop what you are doing and take some time out before you get trolley rage! If you haven't heard of them before, let me introduce you to BookYourlifestyle, a site which was founded in January 2015 by David Smith and Chris Houry of HostelBookers fame. They grew HostelBookers from 0-$100million in 10 years and as good as eradicated the financial burden of cancellations and no shows. So designed to make booking easy, Bookyourlifestyle is a 24/7 application which aims to make booking easy so whether you want a blow dry, massage, manicure, pedicure or all of the above!

The lovely people over at BookYourLifestyle very kindly sent me a gift so that I could treatment myself to a treatment at this busy time of the year.  The booking system is incredibly easy to use.  You can either narrow your treatment down by salon choice - so waxing, nail or hair or example and from there you can further narrow down your search by choosing the treatment you want.  So I decided that I would book myself in for a pedicure because having done a lot of walking over the last month (49miles in total at EuroDisney alone) I thought my feet could do with a little treat and I decided to do this at Cucumba.
A little bit of Pampering with

A little bit of Pampering with

A little bit of Pampering with

A little bit of Pampering with
A little bit of Pampering with
The whole booking system took me less than three minutes to complete from start to finish and I was then sent a text message confirmation and an email confirmation to confirm my booking.

So off I went for my appointment and I arrived to a warm and friendly welcome and was introduced to my pedicurist who made me feel very welcome and I was sat into my chair ready to go.  Now I hate feet, not something new to anyone who reads my blog and I am not a fan of anyone touching them, but the pedicure I had was just totally and utterely divine.  It started with the removal of nail polish and then my feet went into a bubbling pot of warm water - totally heaven!  As my feet soaked, I was given a full pedicure which included my toenails being cut, shaped and filed and then the skin all over the underneath was buffed and gosh this was amazing, not a sign of any dry or dead skin now thank you very much! After buffing came a foot scrub and again, absolute heaven.

Once both feet had been scrubbed and buffed, moisturising cream was added and my feet were inserted into some warm boots (i need these at home) and I was left to sit and relax for ten minutes whilst the cream was absorbed.  Once the time was up, each foot was then massaged with further cream and this is always for me, the one part I am always apprehensive about, but it was just so totally amazing that I could have sat there all day! The final part of my pedicure was to have my toe nails painted and I chose Essie Berry Naughty which is quite a nice Berry colour and quite festive.
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The whole treatment lasted around an hour and it was just so lovely.  Cucumba is one of those salons you might never come across unless you read about it and now you have, look it up and go and visit because they have a whole host of treatments on offer and it is one of those places I am looking forward to going back too.

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Don't forget that Bookyourlifestyle have an online interactive advent calendar (see this post) from which you can win a prize every single day!

*I was given a voucher for this treatment but all words are my own

Friday, 2 December 2016

6 Types of Men You Should Never Date

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Before you finally land a husband, you go through the series of dates with different men. It’s clear that you have your ideal husband in mind and every time you go out with a new guy you secretly hope that he’ll turn out to be the one. But very often, already on a first date, you realize that person is not your dream man. Although it’s usually recommended to have a second date in order to get to know the man better, some types of men simply don’t deserve your time. Dating experts from compiled a list of guys you should not waste your time with.

The insolvent one
The way a person reacts to different life situations can say much about his or her personality. Watch your date’s attitude to other people and you’ll realize what kind of person he is. There are many things that make us angry but we can control our emotions. If you see that your date talks back to a waiter who is late with the order or overhear him talking down to his colleague, run away from this guy. He will treat you in the same way soon.

The one just out of a relationship
He is back in the game but he hasn’t completely moved on after his recent unsuccessful relationship. People need some time after a breakup to get over it. This pause is necessary to analyze the relationship, make conclusions, and let it go. If you find out that your date was in a relationship and very little time has passed after a breakup, he might not be ready for a new relationship yet.

The workaholic
It’s difficult to deal with the person whose interests are tied only to his job. You’re probably looking for a versatile person because if a man is focused only on making money and thinks that it makes him an interesting personality, you’ll be bored and disappointed soon. A good boyfriend and a potential husband should have his passions and hobbies and have the life outside his office.

The player
You go out on dates because you want to find a future partner and he just finds it entertaining. He doesn’t plan anything serious because he’s totally absorbed in the dating game. If you want to figure the player out already on a first date, ask him something family-related, such as whether he plans to settle down one day and have kids. Watch his reaction to understand his true intentions.

The one with zero ambitions
It’s essential for any man to have a purpose in his life. This is what makes him the real man. If a guy doesn’t want to improve, lacks motivation, and doesn’t know what he wants, run away from him. He is already poisoning his own life so don’t let him ruin yours.

The one addicted to his family
Loving one’s family is a natural thing but if it’s an unhealthy dependency (either financial or emotional), it will have a disastrous effect on one’s future relationship. A family-dependent guy is looking not for a partner but for a mother or maid. It’s obvious that you want to be his number-one priority but he’ll always prioritize his family. So, avoid this kind of men as well as mother’s darlings who report everything to their moms.


Excellent Tips For New Models In The UK*

Excellent Tips For New Models In The UK
There is always someone out there who wants to be the next big model. This means that if you want to be a successful model you are always going to have top-notch competition. However, despite what you have seen in the movies modeling is a lot more about being tall and beautiful. You not only have to be unique and have tons of drive, but you also need to posses the talent to back up your looks and drive. Below, you will learn some great tips and information that could possible help you become a successful model in the UK.

Understanding The Market
The first thing you need to know is that depending on the current area that you reside in, some looks and trends might not be as popular as they are in other areas. For instance, if you live in a suburban area, agencies might not be looking for that sleek, ultra sexy look with overstated hair like they are in the big cities. Agencies in the area may be looking for a more natural look. Knowing the market, in your area will give you a much better understanding of what local modeling agencies are looking for. The same thing applies if you are planning to relocate to a different area to pursue your dream.

Knowing What Type Of Modeling You Want To Do
If you want to become a professional model in the UK, you are going to need to know what type of model you want to become. There are several different areas of expertise that you could focus on. For instance, print models are usually the ones that appear on magazines and in photo shoots. On the other hand, runway models have to strut their stuff down a catwalk while showing off new fashion labels. You also have the option of taking a more commercial approach, which usually involves swimsuit or catalogue modeling. Plus size modeling has also become very popular over the past several years.

Choosing The Right Agency
Now, that you know what type of model you want to be and the look you need to have, you will need to find an agency that specializes in your field. Your best option would be to hit the Internet and do a search for the type of agency that you are seeking in your area. However, don’t just choose the first agency that you come across. Make sure that you do in depth research on the agency to see what other models have said about the services they provide. If any agency asks you for money right away of offers a modeling school, your probably want to steer clear, because there are a lot of scammers out there looking to take advantage of young, inexperienced models.

Always Take The Best Photos Possible
Out of all of the excellent modelling tips the most important one is, to always take the very best photos possible. Whether you are applying in person or online any modeling agency is going to ask for headshots or samples of your work. Make sure that you work with a professional photographer to capture the best image of you as possible.

*this post is sponsored
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