Norwich domestic training for hairdressers and beauticians

Norwich domestic training for hairdressers and beauticians

Chloe Smith MP of Norwich North labour has informed me that Norfolk county council are providing a free workshop on domestic abuse for hairdressers & beauticians whether violent or verbal, it's good to recognise the signs. I am planning on going along to this event. Who else is going?

Please email da.change@norfolk.gov.uk  to book your place.

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Norwich domestic training for hairdressers and beauticians

Norwich domestic training for hairdressers and beauticians.

 

Points I took home.

Ref - https://www.leewaysupport.org/
Told to make victim feel loved and needed. They aren't worthless.
Don't put down the perpetrator. Just concentrate on victim.
On average they will go back to him/her 7 times.
Be patient!
Make sure it's safe to leave. Get help first.
Perpetrator needs special help. Not anger management.
76% of women were killed by their ex- partner within first year of separation. Make sure it's safe before saying "leave him" Jan 2009 to Dec 2015.

champagne at bourgee

Launch party at Bourgee in Norwich

Last night me and my good friend Emma attended the launch party of Bourgee in Norwich. Their great PR company Edencancan  had a great evening laid out for us of Champagne and canapes. No expensive spared we had our glasses top upped throughout the night with Taittinger. The atmosphere in there is great. It's a real gem in the centre of the shopping area in Norwich. Upstairs is an exquisite bar with terrace over looking Timber hill. The upstairs bar has a great 'clubbing' feel to it with a lively vibe of great music and cocktails. This restaurant most definitely shouldn't be over looked as just a restaurant. The bar upstairs is something this part of Norwich is missing. I would meet friends here for evening drinks, gossip and dancing!

Both the owners Mark Baumann and James Welling were social butterflies and made sure they introduced themselves to everyone. They are an Essex based family-run company branching out into our lovely Norwich. They are extremely passionate about delivering great food. They even had their families with them last night. It's great to see the whole family including their kids supporting them.

They cater for everyone. From romantic evening meal, afternoon tea, and even a Sunday roast with your family!

I particularly liked the look of their bar snacks. Great Asian twist of sticky beef, gyoza (dumplings), lobster and steamed bun with kimchi and fries.

I can definitely see myself enjoying many good times here!

The castle mall is forever changing and keeping up to date with what their customers want. This is a great area of Norwich now, which previously would have been over looked. There is a great selection of places including The Murderers and Cocina which are attracting more people here.

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Lovely evening with Imagine spa at Brasted's

Great night in aid of East Anglian's children's hospices jointly hosted by Brasted's and Imagine Spa Blofield.

There were Hand/arm massages, makeup demos, canapes, Adnams gin tasters, welcome drinks, and also great opportunity to look around Brasted's.

Imagine Spa in Blofield have some great Christmas boxes they are selling this year. Including their twilight spa offer. 3 hours of relaxation on either Wed, Thurs or Friday evenings. Which is just £20 each.

Brasteds and Imagine spa have also teamed up to offer a day spa and hotel package at just £149 for two people.

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Pamper evening with Imagine Spa at Brasteds.

 

Restaurant at brasteds, Norfolk
The Snug at Brasteds
Rooms at Brasteds
Brasteds
Imagine Spa
£20 twilight spa Christmas gift box set.
Adnams gin
Joint offer - Also more than welcome to order take-a-way for your room that night.

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Pampering and canapes

Imagine spa in Blofield, Norfolk are hosting a pampering and canapes night at Brasted's restaurant in Norwich in aid of East Anglian children's hospices. Looks like a great night planned with fizz on arrival, beauty treatments and canapes.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

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5 Spring Beauty Trends Models Love

5 Spring Beauty Trends Models Love

Spring is officially here and, with it a new sense of clearing everything out and starting fresh. This mindset certainly should extend to your makeup bag, as the start of a new season is the ideal time to renew your beauty look.

That’s because changing up your look doesn’t simply mean exploring new ways to rock your outfits. Sometimes, the most transformative looks emerge from exploring all the hair and makeup styling possibilities out there.

Whether you are looking for something innovative to do with your hair, your blush palette, or your lips, and whether you want something subtle or a distinct new image, you can always count on models to inspire you.

Seen on favorite models on the runways at New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, here are five spring beauty trends models love that you can try out now.

1. Glitter Here, There and Everywhere

Seen on the runways of all four fashion weeks (New York, London, Milan and Paris), sparkly, shimmery and shiny accents are the look of the moment.

Different from a festive party look, the makeup looks were more ethereal, with pale pastel colors delicately sprinkled over eyelids and cheekbones.

From glittery eyeshadows at Topshop to stick-on gems and jewels at Dries Van Noten and Givenchy, and even glittery lips at Shrimps, this is the season to embrace your inner glitter girl.

2. Blunt Fringes

While beachy waves have been the preferred model look for a few seasons, the times have changed, and now a blunt fringe is the hairstyle du jour. These straightforward cuts with clean lines and minimal layers look incredibly refreshing and are perfect for those who want a seasonal change.

There are enough looks to go around. At Prada, you saw choppy, blunt fringes. At Tom Ford and Fendi, sweeping side fringes. You may prefer a chic bob or just a thorough trim to clean up any old layers.

One of the benefits of this hair trend is that these cuts are incredibly easy to style — giving you more time to focus on other things, such as your model- inspired body. If you have ever wondered how to become a model in Dubai, this is a good starting point.

Book yourself a hair appointment with the trusted hair team at your location and see if the new ‘do will suit you.

3. Exaggerated Blush

Thanks to its magic ability to brighten one’s complexion and awaken tired eyes, blush has always been a much-loved product for models. However, this spring, the love is being taken to another level as models are increasing its placement from just on the apple-of-the-cheek to also going up to the eyes and along the cheekbones.

In addition to the exaggerated shape, makeup artists in Dubai are doubling the intensity of the look with colors such as poppy fuchsia and electric neon pink.

4. Neon Eyes

One of the most "out there" makeup trends for spring, neon eyes have become mainstream. Shown on the runways of House of Holland, Missoni and Marni (to name a few), models' eyelids were decorated with neon colors such as acid blues, greens, orange and pink.

However, if you don't feel brave enough to go all out at the moment, then start by updating your eyeliner to a neon color and merely swipe a thin slick of it at your lash line.

To combine several trends, take inspiration from the Chanel show, where models had a glossy red lip, exaggerated blush and turquoise eyes.

5. Long Eyelashes

Always ahead of the trends, models have donned eyelash extensions for a few seasons now — both on and off the catwalk. Eyelash extensions not only enhance the look of your natural lashes, but they are also more dramatic than mascara.

Imagine waking up in the morning and having your lashes look stunning, without doing anything.

It is a beauty game changer.

Long eyelashes are perfect for girls with sensitive eyes, those who wear contacts or glasses, and also travelers and gym rats. You can try them out for a special occasion, but there is no doubt you will be just as hooked as the fashion photographers in Dubai are.

After all, they save you time and money, and you will never again have to worry about panda eyes, clumpy mascara, or getting mascara on your nose, eyelid or any of the other random places it always seems to end up.

What trends are you excited to don this season? Have you already tried any of these? Let us know what products and looks you are enthusiastic about in the comments below!

 

AUTHOR BIO

Jessicka Bell co-founded the AgenC, one of the leading model/talent agencies in the Middle East, in 2014. After just three years in the market, the AgenC now works with most (if not all) of the heavy hitters in media and fashion, as well as represents over 1,000 talents ranging from international models through to cast, kids, creatives and photographers.


budget kitchen

Post 4 on Victorian house renovation – kitchen extensions and finishing off

Previous posts are :

Our new house

Victorian house renovation – living rooms and starting hallway

Post 3 on Victorian house renovation – Hallway and bedrooms

Two and a half years later we have "finished" our main changes to the house. The kitchen extension is completed and I am loving it! We knocked the outside coal shed, and outside toilet down, removed the back wall of the house, then re-built it into our new kitchen / family room. We also built the salon on the side of the house.

I have been thinking a lot about storage recently, but read a brilliant quote online- "If you think you need more storage, then you probably need less stuff". So I have been having a massive de-clutter and in fact don't need any extra storage now.

The kitchen itself was done on a budget for a couple of reasons. 1. being I wasn't really sure what units I actually wanted and where. 2. I prefer my money to be spent on holidays and not stuff 3. Very important I have a young child that I wanted to enjoy the kitchen and not be shouted at her cutting on the solid wooden tops I liked haha!

budget kitchen

budget kitchen
Dining area
budget kitchen
wood burner
budget kitchen
Kitchen area
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Velux in kitchen
cheap wooden floor
Wooden floor from Cushions in Norwich
dated kitchen
Our old kitchen - pic off Zoopla,

So the budget for kitchen was set low! I found second hand bits on Gumtree and spent hours trying to figure out where I wanted all the units. In the end we estimated it costed £300 (three hundred) for our budget kitchen. The kitchen doors are mostly solid oak doors I got for free off Gumtree. I sanded and painted them up. We got a few flatpack units and built them ourselves. This is extremely easy to do! The kitchen carcass for our sink was less than £40. If you are willing to purchase bits separately and do the bases yourself you can save a lot of money. We paid a local carpenter to fit the worktop for us, but put units together and designed it ourselves.

Wooden floor is planks from Cushions in Norwich. Worked out £400 for kitchen floor for materials. It's 25mm thick, so can be sanded and restored a lot before needing to be replaced.

I wanted a full cermanic sink, so found one secondhand off Gumtree for £30.

My husband wanted a Range master. This was extra at £250 including hood on ebay.

Kitchen tiles were £40 in sale at B&Q. I did this job. It's extremely easy to do. Only tricky part is cutting them around electric sockets. I used black grout in hope it would look cleaner for longer.

Middle room got finished with office under the stairs for Andy.

office understairsmiddle room in Victorian house

White floor didn't work in Jessica's room, so we sanded it back to wood. I am really pleased with the simple look of white walls and wooden floor. I aim to do this throughout now. Every 6 months I go through the house and touch up the areas which get dirty.

wooden floor white walls

My work room on side of building: Only 2 metres wide, but perfect for me. Toilet and utility room at the back.

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Driveway done too ! Secondhand slabs used making it around £400 with materials and labour.

Overall I am really pleased. If I had done things different I would have project managed the extension myself getting specialised trade men in for each job.

Next project is to make the garden feel like a tiny oasis in Norwich city centre. Not an easy job when my daughter loves her ugly trampoline. The de-cluttering is helping loads as we are now going to downgrade the size of our shed.

 


Books I read in 2017

Now Jessica is older and enjoying reading herself, I am able to be able to read again myself.

I pushed myself to be able to read on my kindle and haven't looked back!

I added the overdrive app and linked it to my local library, so I am able to enjoy some books for free. You just need your library card number to register with the app.

When I can't find the books I want on Overdrive I find them on Amazon and they are instantly added to my online bookshelf. I would say my favourite book this year was 'A boy made of blocks'. It's a great book about the difficulties of parenting with a child with autism it was a real eye opener for me and had me in stitches and tears throughout! Absolutely loved reading the amazing progress made by the young child and the progress of the father to being a great parent.

Products from Amazon.co.uk

Please feel free to comment below with any recommendations you have for me to read next.

 


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New years resolution - going plastic free

Hi,

It's been a while since I last really blogged. I have been busy with work and family life. This blog is all about going plastic free, or at least creating less waste. It's shocking that all the plastic ever made is still on earth! It takes over 300 years to decompose

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. This year mine and Jessica's (plus Andy being dragged into it) new years resolution is to use less plastic. It's great how it's been high-lighted in the media so much now. It's going to be a gentle move over to more recyclable items. I personally see no point in getting rid of items we already own and Jessica is adamant that Lego isn't to be included in this new years resolution hehe! We mostly buy second hand, so I'm justifying it that way! I have seen wooden "Lego" bricks before, but as most eco friendly items seem to be it costs a fortune! Our biggest problem is going to be the supermarket for going plastic-free and I begrudge paying loads more to be environmentally friendly. Don't get me wrong I don't mind spending slightly more, but seems daft to spend a great deal more and unfair.

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Plastic free Norwich

In the salon I am aiming for a plastic free shelf! I moan about Tesco enough that I feel I should take the first move. It's not going to be easy. I currently have in bulk nail varnish remover, I am able to do refills on that if you have your own bottle. I need to have a really good think about what I am going to stock. Please note I am not an open salon. It's by appointment only. I am not an open shop.

.Jessica is in her final year of infants school now and going to be doing for first SATS this year! Not that we have told her she has exams. Her school is great and they are very laid back about them, so the kids shouldn't even be a aware they are taking them.

Last year I de-cluttered the house and cut back on our spending as our new year resolution. It's been great and now just feels natural. I am amazed by how many people have no idea how much they spend on food a month! I still have a lot more de-cluttering to do sadly.

Chat soon,

Liz

Here are a few of my fav alternatives to plastic items. Most of them remind me of childhood.

 

 

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Seven year anniversary as Elizabeth Smith Beauty

It's seven years today, 12th September, that I started my adventure working self-employed as Elizabeth Smith Beauty and I haven't looked back! It's a career I love and works perfectly around my daughter's schooling.

I would like to thank my clients who have been with me since the very start. I really appreciate their loyalty, because of their loyalty my books have actually been closed to new clients for just over a year now, but I am hoping to be able to see new clients for skincare and threading soon. I will, however, always limit the amount of eyelash extension clients I have as these people have regular appointments they need to keep up the look. My existing clients are my priority.

In the future I see me continuing to concentrate on lashes, threading and facial treatments as my main interest.  The link between diet and skin care fascinates me. Having recently removed cow's milk from my diet I have personally seen a massive improvement. It's extremely interesting how food intolerance affect your health. I am NVQ City and Guild qualified and regularly on the look out for more courses. I have trained in something new every year.

Tonight I will be raising a glass with my husband to celebrate!

 

 

 

 


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.

 

Selection of Adnams Gin Norfolk.

 

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