Midsummer party at Imagine Spa Norfolk

Another fabulous evening at Imagine Spa in Blofield, Norfolk. Diane organised a very chilled and relaxing evening of gin and light entertainment. You never fail to come away without feeling really relaxed. Bonnie from Adnams brewery was there giving a very informative talk on Adnams gin. It was really interesting to hear where there they source their ingredient and their distilling process. I would highly recommend chatting to Bonnie if you visit their shop in Norwich. Looking forward to more relaxing times to come at Imagine Spa! 

-  Midsummer Martini on arrival – Adnams Gin demonstration – gin cocktails/mocktails to try – Spa chefs preparing tasty light bites – Spa tours – F1 simulator to try – free prize draw –

Very busy evening at Imagine Spa.
Lovely relaxing gardens of Imagine Spa in Blofield.
Gin botanicals - Adnams Gin Norfolk
Gin botanicals - Adnams Gin Norfolk
Bonnie from Adnams Brewery.
Very knowledgeable Bonnie from Adnams Brewery.

 

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Pinks & Pampering with Imagine Spa and Adnams Store Norwich

Last night me and my friend Emma had a lovely evening at the Adnams Store in Norwich hosted by Bonnie the store manager and the lovely Diane from Imagine Spa in Blofield.

It was an evening of trying various different pinks by Adnams. Bonnie the manager has a wealth of knowledge on her drinks and I would highly recommend speaking to her direct before purchasing anything from their store.

I was given a superb file and paint by Charlotte the spa manager of Imagine Spa. Imagine Spa in Blofield is definitely the first spa I recommend to friends and clients. They are extremely welcoming and friendly and always happy to customise packages etc to suit your needs.

The Adnams function room had been decorated by two ladies who had recently opened up in the business of decorating rooms for events such as wedding, engagement parties, birthdays etc. They have a real passion for it!

I am very much looking forward to more nights hosted by Diane and Bonnie in the future. The Halloween one they have planned sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun!

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“Glamour in the Garden with a Hint of Gin” at Imagine Spa

Who fancies joining me at this lovely event? Imagine Spa host lots of really lovely entertaining events at their Blofield Spa in Norfolk. The spa has a fabulous well cared for garden with two relaxing pods for people to chill out and chat in. Every time I have been to the spa the chefs have really gone to town with the food and it's always outstanding. I always look forward to going here. This event has the added bonus of gin! So what more could I ask for! Booking details below. Please book directly with Imagine Spa.

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“Glamour in the Garden with a Hint of Gin” event at Imagine Spa in Blofield, Norfolk on Tuesday 7th June 6pm-8pm

The evening will consist of an evening in and around the beautiful Garden and relax pods - Spa Tours – Therapists offering mini-taster treatments - file & paint and shoulder/hand massages – Adnams will have a pop-up Gin tasting and make a Gin cocktail bar also a bubbles tastings – Chefs will provide tasty nibbles.

Tickets £15 each telephone 01603 712550 to book – imaginespa.co.uk/blofieldheath

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NRWBloggers: Halloween Event for Norwich bloggers

Norwich bloggers Halloween beauty event by Norwich bloggers.

 

 

 

 

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Norwich blogger Courteney, Hannah and Justine arranged a lovely Halloween themed beauty bloggers event this month. They invited Charlie Long Norwich make-up artist along to create two Halloween themed make overs on Courteney.

The first look was fab. Dark red eyes and deep red lipstick. Charlie is a Mac make-up lover like me.

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The first look being photographed by my husband Andy.

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The second look 'poison ivy' was a lot more dramatic. Charlie brought along a fab wig and leaves to apply to the face to really finish the look. Charlie gave out loads of secrets while she was creating these looks. The two best secrets for me are to apply micro tape under the eyes while applying eyeliner and to place eyeshadow catchers under the eyes while applying glittery eyeshadows to catch all the excess glitter. I didn't even know they sold these! Which meant Charlie's finished make-up wasn't ruined by Courteney being covered in green glitter!Read more


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Wine tasting at Imagine Spa in Blofield

This week I had a lovely wine tasting evening at Imagine Spa with my good friend Emma. I thought it was going to be a sales event to be honest to get me to buy wine, but it wasn't at all! The lovely Laura from Adnams wine along with Paul the director of Blue Sky Leisure and marketing manager Julie wanted to invite some of their members to help them choose their new wine menu.

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It was an absolutely lovely evening. Starting with one hour in the thermal suite to unwind followed by the food and wine in the main area. The food as always was outstanding. The chefs there are clearly extremely passionate about their menu. There was a gorgeous beef dish, smoked on site salmon, flat bread stuffed with hummus, olives, home made breads, soft cheeses ending with an amazing home made sorbet and fruit dessert. Honestly I can't recommend their food enough. They actually do a restaurant service here too with a full menu of lovely dishes available to indulge in after your spa treatments. I can't stress enough how flexible Imagine Spa in Blofield is. There was a lady there who couldn't have gluten, so the chef had prepared and baked her her own gluten-free bread. When you do go to Imagine Spa in Blofield don't be worried about chatting to the chefs about your dietary needs as they will be more than happy to create you something special. You don't even need to use the spa here to be able to enjoy their menu.

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Laura from Adnams wine was fabulous and made the evening great fun! We had 9 wines to try. Laura knew each wine inside out. She recommend which piece of food on our places complimented each wine. My favourate was the Merlot, which is great with chicken at BBQs. It's a wine from Chile and surprisingly only £6.50 a bottle from Adnams Norwich. I actually enjoyed all the wines except one Rose, which Emma was more than happy to help me out with... no waste from us on a wine tasting event! I also liked the Pinot Gris white white called Tattybogler, which is surprising as I am not normally a white wine person. However my preference would still always be red.

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Thanks Imagine Spa for the invite, we both had a awesome night! Not sure how helpful we both were though in you choosing your new wine menu ;-)

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Summer Norwich bloggers meet up

#NRWsummer (using this hashtag for the event on Twitter)

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Last weekend I had an awesome meet up with some fellow bloggers in Norwich at The Garden House pub. Most of the bloggers blog about fashion and make-up, so my husband Andy who is a lifestyle / photography blogger felt a little out of place at times I think! He is a wedding photographer based in Norwich

The three ladies who organised @courtypeach @Justinebblogger and @HMMUA planned out the whole afternoon.

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The yoga was by Helen Shepherd yoga. She was awesome and all the ladies who joined in did great in front of a beer garden full of people!

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Also they did a social media talk. This didn't personally do a lot for me as it wasn't really aimed at bloggers, just mentioned hootsuite and similar... which I think every social media person I have ever talked to goes on and on about! I am not really a fan of social media though as it wastes so much time. It is a good tool to drive traffic to your website, so shame this wasn't mentioned more. Although he was good, I am a social media grump! Too many companies spam it and it just ends up full of ads. I would have been interested in a chat aimed at blogging though and how to increase audience etc.Read more


Why Visit Munich Beauty Forum

Why Visit Munich Beauty Forum.

 

The year 2015 is a big one for the world of makeup, as there are hundreds of new technologies being developed that are sure to change the global market. It is an even bigger year for makeup in Munich, because the Beauty Forum Munich is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary! If you want to visit Munich and also attend this fabulous beauty industry trade fair, try to find your hotel in the neighborhood of Feldkirchen. The area is a very traditional, quaint, and full of cute boutiques. Not only this, it is close to the Messe Munchen International (the Munich Trade Fair International building). To find good accommodation in the area, check out hotel booking sites like Venere.com. You can find accommodations in the Feldkirchen area for less than 50 euro per night.

 

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Norwich blogger big meet up

I met some lovely bloggers at Norwich bloggers meet up this month. Really nice to put some faces to names. We met at the Birdcage, which is now a lot nicer than I remember it being and there was music, a raffle and entertainment arranged by Courteney, Siobhan, Hannah & Justine.

I won the raffle prize for Lisa Angel. After looking at their website I can now see that I am going to find it very hard to pick something. There are so many lovely things on there. Lisa Angel also included a necklace in the goody bag, which is really dainty and I love it.

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I love this necklace. It is now my current favourite. I won the raffle for £20 to spend at Lisa Angel, so I will soon be blogging about their products more! Silver Diamante Pyramid Necklace
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Rose water serum by wild and beauty. Feels great on skin and great as a base before applying makeup.

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The Norfolk Bump, Baby & Toddler show 2013

Once again Lucy Stone at Events In the East pulled off another amazing baby event in Norwich, The Norfolk Bump, Baby & Toddler show. It's was the second year running and she managed to get over 2000 people through the door. Over 90 stalls and lots of taster sessions for the kids to enjoy. It ran extremely smoothly. Sarah Ellis and Lucy's husband James were stars for helping her.

On the day I did eyebrow threading and got peoples email addresses to win a prize draw of a £20 gift voucher.

Many Mums were there from our Networking group Mum2mum self-employed support group. Jess Wilkins photography, Victoria from and eat it, Clare from Cherished hearts, Kim Wright photography, Nicola from Vanilla Chilli cakes, Renee from the sling library, Maria, Nat and Julie from Tinytalks, Felicity, Hannah from MAD ademdeny, Frances from kiddy cook, Jenni making candy floss, Vicki Dack from mi-moo, Mel from sewing daisy, Sonia from purple hair clips, Waterbabies, Vicki from Pennycress, Karen from little bundle videos, Anna from Buggyfit, Holly from Doodles, splash and giggle and many more!

Lucy got sponsorship from Heart fm, so the event had lots of publicity. Also had a special guest appearance from Peppa pig!

Looking forward to next year.

 

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Professional Beauty show London 2013

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On Sunday I woke up early and set off to London with fellow beautician Sarah Louise to enjoy the beauty show arranged by Professional beauty at the Excel building. We had a fab time spending around 6 hours looking at new and exciting products on offer. I purchased some hot mittens and 16 new OPI shades. I was very tempted to buy the massage table from dream lounge, but resisted ;-)

I fell in love with airbrush make-up and plan to start training in make-up next year. It gives a  stunning HD finish perfect for brides and TV.

We were both shocked by how many companies now specialise in defined eyebrows. To name just a few we saw: HD brows, wow brows and hi brows! HD brows started off back in 2010 and it's been going strong ever since.

Lots of stunning fake tans going on from crazy angel, sienna x and fake bake.

Huge amount of gel polish systems on sale. To name just a few brands I saw Gelish, OPI, shellac, and bio sculpture. Gel polishes are one of the most popular treatments I do at my salon in Norwich and I get amazing results. Some ladies when being careful and following aftercare can keep them on for one month! On average they last 15 days without chipping or peeling. They're set under UV light, so no hassle of waiting for them to dry.

We spent quite some time watching the ladies who entered the nail competition. Lots of stressed ladies doing amazing nail art under the  pressure of being surrounded by cameras.

Looking forward to what next years show brings already!

 

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Start of the day!

 

 

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Airbase HD spray make-up

 

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Elemis bus at Beauty show 2013

 

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Extremely busy HD brows at Beauty show 2012

 

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LOVE this HD brows make-up stand

 

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Sarah on the massage table at Dream lounge

 

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Nail competition at London Beauty show 2013

 

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