SkinHealthSpa Facial

Ultimate Facial at the SkinHealthSpa in London Bishopsgate

Today, I would like to tell you about the ‘ultimate facial’ I had at the SkinHealthSpa in London.

I was welcomed by a friendly receptionist who asked me to fill in the customer’s information card and then invited me to sit in a lounge located on the second floor. A few minutes later my beauty therapist – Lenka picked me up from there and we went to the treatment room located on the first floor.

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So let me tell you about my treatment…

From what I heard from Lenka the ‘Ultimate Facial’ was initially developed for one of SkinHealthSpa’s long-term following celeb’s who was looking for: ‘something to combat the grime of make-up, shoots, studio lights and London grime’. The client loved it so the clinic manager decided to introduce it to all clients. The facial is used to treat lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, pigmentation, skin surfacing, pores, dead and tired looking skin and can be used on all skin types.

Skin Health Spa’s Ultimate facial takes around one hour and combines 3 treatments and light massage to finish:

  • Microdermabrasion Treatment
  • Balancing Enzyme Facial Treatment
  • Transderm Treatment

My therapist started by removing my make-up and then completed the balancing enzyme treatment. Following from that, she performed the microdermabrasion treatment which removed all dead skin cells and exposed a freshly looking skin. At that point she started my Transderm treatment. It was definitely my favourite aspect of this facial as she massaged a beautifully scented serum onto my face using the Transderm equipment. Lenka explained that: ‘Transderm is an alternative to injections for all mesotherapy applications, mainly skin rejuvenation on face, neck, chest and hands and cellulite treatments.’ My treatment was finished by a light facial massage and at the end my therapist applied some serum, moisturizer and sunscreen on my face.

Result:

My skin looks fresh, relaxed and the small lines from under my eyes appear reduced. I would definitely recommend this facial to anyone as an extra treat when you want to look your best. I will definitely visit SkinHealthSpa again in August before my wedding as like all the brides I want to look my best on that special day.

The only unfavorable feedback that I could think of is that the treatment room didn’t quite look as exclusive as I expected and the lights weren’t dimmed. It felt more like being at the dentists office rather then at the elegant spa. On the other hand though I went there for a facial and I was unquestionably impressed with the result and how my skin looks like now after the treatment so I guess that’s all that matters.

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Price: £145 for a single treatment or £390 for a course of 3 treatments.

SkinHealthSpa also offers a range of other treatments so check out their website for more details:

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Clinic address:

SkinHealthSpa City Treatment

12 Brushfield St., Bishopsgate, London. E1 6AN

http://skinhealthspa.com

A Summer Ball at the golf club

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A while ago I was privileged enough to attend a Summer Ball at the golf club my fiancé’s father is a member of. A lot of club members and their guest joined and we were all treated to a night of amazing food, great music and networking. The waiting staff ensured that we were all refreshed and ready to dance the night away.

The marquee looked absolutely stunning with white decoration and a magnificent table centre pieces. The dance floor was continually occupied with a variety of music provided by a live band playing some of the most popular hits from the 70s and 80s era.

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I am looking forward to attending another Summer Ball this year!

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

As the Father’s Day approaches, I started thinking about what to get for my father. Most of us owe so much to our parents so it is always nice to spoil them on their special day. Since I was a small girl, I have always had a great relationship with my dad. As he is turning 70 this year I decided to get him something special and considered lots of different products.  Every year, I get him a pair of socks and some other small gifts like his favorite aftershave- it is a tradition that we must keep but what else would be a good gift that he would enjoy and use?

As a result of my search, I put a shortlist of products that you could consider for your dad. I hope you find it useful and if you decide to buy any of them then I really hope that your father will like them.

Perhaps a new suit? My father is a President of a local Paratroopers Association so he goes out quite often on the official meetings. I decided to get him a suit from Dobell Menswear that is a home of stylish, high quality and affordable formal and smart menswear. Their products, value and service are 3 things they really pride themselves on. Their website features a great range of elegant menswear ranging from casual suits to tuxedos and tailored fit wedding suits in addition to some accessories. They currently have a sale so you can get some amazing bargains:

http://www.dobell.co.uk/

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Secondly, I decided to get him a sweater from Afield. Afield is a really nice contemporary menswear collection. For SS17, Afield introduces their debut collection, ‘Let’s Go Swimming’ with the beach / pool in mind. The collection boasts an array of bold and vintage style prints. I really liked its relaxed tailoring and retro knitwear. It is great when casual meets classic, with a contemporary twist. It is made from a high quality 100% cotton that breathes easily due to the waffle knit technique.

https://www.afield.uk/product/joe-waffle-knit

Thirdly, as my father lives abroad, I decided to get him some small gifts to add to the parcel. Little Mill House has a wide range of great gifts. It is an online interiors brand with a focus on all things upcycled… They source a wide range of gifts for the home from all over the world. All gents need beer glasses. I really liked these Corona Extra Upcycled Mexican Beer Glasses. These glasses are eco-friendly and have been transformed from used beer bottles. They arrived presented in fabulous gift packaging. There were lots of other amazing presents available on the website that would please even the most demanding dads.

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Rewined Scented Candles are made from used wine bottles and transformed to luxury candles. They are filled with a premium soy wax scented with fragrances that mimic the tasting notes of our favourite wines. The candles have an 80 hour burn time and come in a variety of fragrances. As Father’s Day is an occasion deserving the celebration I got my father the ‘Champagne’ candle, which has light scents of white grape, honey & bread.

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For more gift ideas, please check their website:

http://www.littlemillhouse.co.uk/

Lastly, I decided to get my father some crackling so he can enjoy it whilst drinking beer from his new beer glasses. The Snaffling Pig Co. are makers of the award-winning crackling and pride themselves on using only the finest ingredients. The Snaffling Pig’s cooked pork crackling provides a unique twist on the classic pork cracklings and they come in a variety of flavors. I decided to get my father a Black Pepper Gifting Jar which is re-fillable and comes with a gift tag so it is perfect for a gift.

Visit www.snafflingpig.co.uk for more information.

I hope that this review will give you some ideas and help you to come up with a perfect gift for your dad.

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Pauline

 

Hilton Hotel in Reading, UK

Last week I was on a business trip in Reading and I stayed at Hilton Hotel.

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Location:

Hilton Reading hotel is located 2.5 miles away or 15 minutes drive from the Reading train station in a quiet residential area. 

Facilities:

Hilton Reading hotel has a 24-hours reception and Business Centre, guest laundry, a restaurant and a room service. Wi-Fi is also available throughout the property at no extra charge. If you like to stay fit during your travels then the hotel offers complimentary 24-hour fitness center with a heated swimming pool. You can also relax in the sauna or steam room to rejuvenate after a day at work.

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During your stay you can dine in The Larder restaurant that serves a range of International and British dishes. I had some beef brisket for my dinner and it was better than expected.

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I stayed in a Queen Guest Room which was spacious and had a contemporary decor.

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My room had floor-to-ceiling windows, WiFi, mini-fridge, work desk and ergonomic chair. I addition, there was a large 32-inch LCD TV.

The room had one queen Hilton Serenity bed which was comfortable and easy to fell asleep in.

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The bathroom had a white décor and some basic toiletries were provided.

Overall:

Hilton Reading hotel provides a place to unwind or to catch up on work after a long day at work so if you travel to Reading on business I would definitely recommend it. Its amenities will to help you relax and rejuvenate during your stay. 

Address:

Drake Way,

Reading,

RG2 0GQ

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline

Holiday destinations: Reading, UK

I travel to Reading regularly on business so today I would like to tell you a bit more about this town.

Reading is a large town on the Thames and Kennet rivers located just 25 min away by fast train from London Paddington. It’s known for the annual Reading Festival and it’s shopping district at the town centre. There are also a few monuments and museums in there including the Reading Museum which contains exhibits on the town’s history and displays a Victorian replica of the Bayeux Tapestry.

Here is a short list of my suggestions of places worth visiting:

  1. Reading Museum:

reading museum     2. Basildon Park:

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Reading Abbey   4. Museum of Berkshire Aviation:

mus_new   5. Riverside Museum at Blake’s lock:

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I hope you enjoyed reading this review.

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Pauline

Competition time! Win an amazing suit from Dobell Menswear!

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Starting from today, I have an amazing competition running in partnership with Dobell menswear for all my Twitter and Instagram followers based in EU!

Dobell Menswear is the home of stylish, high quality and affordable formal and smart menswear.  Their products, value and service are 3 things they really pride themselves on. Their website features a great range of elegant menswear ranging from casual suits to tuxedos and tailored fit wedding suits in addition to some accessories.

Would you like to win a suit from the picture below? If your answer is ‘yes’ then read on:

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From 14th until 17th of May 2017 all my new and existing Twitter followers from EU enter a competition for their chance to win a suit if they follow @dobellmenswear and @1stclasslounge and like the photo either on Twitter or Instagram. Winner will be announced at 10pm Wednesday 17th May 2017.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The competition is run on Twitter and Instagram by Firstclasslounge.net
  2. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  3. The competition is open ONLY to residents of EU aged 18 and over as at the time of the competition opening. Failure to comply with any part of this clause will disqualify the respective entry from the competition.
  4. Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  5. Entrants must like both the photo on either Instagram or Twitter, and follow @Dobellmenswear and @1stclasslounge on either Instagram or Twitter, to qualify.
  6. Obscene or inappropriate entries will not be accepted and FirstClassLounge.net reserves the right to reject any entries for any reason at its sole discretion.
  7. The winning prize is a Men’s suit from the Dobell suit range, available on www.dobell.co.uk. Winner will be contacted via direct message on Wednesday night, and will be required to provide suit sizes needed, and postal address. Suit value will not exceed £165.
  8. The promoter (FirstClassLounge.net) will not be liable for any failure of receipt of entries. The promoter takes no responsibility for any entries which are lost, delayed, illegible, corrupted, damaged, incomplete or otherwise invalid.
  9. Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative is available.
  10. In the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond the promoter’s reasonable control, the promoter reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the prize draw competition or these terms and conditions, either in whole or in part, with or without notice.
  11. These terms and conditions and the competition prize draw are governed by English law and subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
  12. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  13. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. This promotion is in not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Twitter or any other Social Network.
  15. The promoter’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  16. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we will pick a replacement winner. The winner will be selected at random and announced on Twitter at 10p.m. on Wednesday, 17th of May 2017 for all entries received from 8 A.M on 14th of May until 17th of May 2017 at 9:59 PM.

Good luck everyone!

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Pauline

Pinetum Gardens, St. Austell Bay, Cornwall

Some of you might already know that I was recently in Cornwall for a Bank Holiday break with my husband. I love nature that’s probably a reason why James proposed to me last year in gardens. We decided to visit a few during our stay. Today I would like to tell you about our afternoon at the Pinetum Gardens.

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The Pinetum Gardens are based at Pinetum Park just a short drive away from St. Austell town. They are spread over 30 acres and feature ten different gardens:
1.       Woodland Walk
2.       Old Garden
3.       Cottage Garden
4.       Arboretum
5.       Pinetum
6.       Winter Garden
7.       Lake
8.       Japanese Garden

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9.       Courtyard Garden
10.     Water Garden

I really enjoyed walking around and admiring the largest collection of plants in the county featuring over 6,000 different plants.

Pinetum gardens aren’t too busy so you can enjoy a romantic walk or sit down and admire the surroundings on one of many benches while experiencing the tranquillity of the gardens.

I loved the picturesque Japanese Garden and there were also a series of cabinets located within the park which invite visitors to open drawers and discover poetic and inspiring phrases taken from the books.

After a relaxing scroll around the gardens we went to the café to enjoy some Cornish Cream tea which was delicious. I really enjoyed having fresh, warm scones that were complimented by some Cornish cream and jams.

The Garden Café also serves some other traditional dishes which are all reasonably priced.

Website:
www.pinetumpark.com

Address:
Pinetum Gardens,
Holmbush,
St Austell, Cornwall,
PL25 3RQ

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline