Wednesday, 16 April 2014

THE CLUB AND SPA BIRMINGHAM: LP CHAMPAGNE AND NAIL BAR

Image c/o Ed James Group
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being invited to a complimentary manicure at the Laurent Perrier Chamagne and Nail Bar located in the Club and Spa, in the Cube. A glass of bubbly and the chance to have my nails done? How could I refuse!
Image c/o Ed James Group
I had never been to The Cube before and I had no idea a gem like this was hidden in there, if you're ever around Birmingham I highly recommend taking a break to enjoy a good pamper here! When we arrived we were given a tour of the Club and Spa, there is a fully equipped gym, many beautifully relaxing treatment rooms, a pool, an amazing relaxation area with hanging pods (so cool trust me) and of course the nail bar. All beautifully decorated and so relaxing right from the moment your little toes enter.

Image c/o Ed James Group
After our tour around the Club and Spa it was time to sit down, enjoy a glass bubbly and get our nails done. It's a very rare treat for me to get my nails done, I used to get them done all the time when I was around 17/18 but since then I've only had them done once. I'd been thinking about what colour I wanted to have them painted all day and knew I wanted to go for something a little bit different. If you take a look at my nail varnish collection it's all pinks, neutrals and dark purples with glitters in there of course. I knew I wanted a colour I'd never worn before and after seeing the colour on Laurie's nails knew I wanted an off white colour. 
Image c/o Ed James Group
I've never thought about wearing a white nail paint before, I was always scared they'd look a little tip ex-y or would make my pasty white hands appear transparent. None of that happened at all, I went for a just off white colour (don't have the name of the colour used boo!) and I loved it!! It didn't leave me looking like I'd got carried away with tip ex and it complimented my fake tan perfectly. I also had my nails squared off (is that the right terminology?) which I had never tried before, I usually go for a round finish but loved the squared look! 

Whenever I paint my nails they always last around 2 days max before they chip a little and need redoing. I was so impressed with how long this manicure lasted, It was around a week before any chips happened and even then it was a little longer before I could get away with not taking the paint off. So when I next get them done I know it's money well spent, not just for the wonderful experience but for the long lasting manicure aswell.
Image from The Club and Spa Twitter account.

Image  from Sunny's Twitter account.
Overall I loved the whole experience of this evening. The staff were absolutely wonderful, so friendly and knew their stuff! The atmosphere in the Club and Spa was so relaxing and chilled, I felt like I needed to take a nap before heading home! I definitely want to come back again and try out some of the massage treatments aswell as get my nails done.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

TO THE BEST MOM IN THE WORLD X

I will start off by saying this blog post is a personal one, It's especially for my gorgeous Mommybear! Happy Mothers Day Momma, We all say it about our Mom's but to Greg and I, Your the BEST Mom in the world and we love you up the sky and back again! p.s I hope you don't mind the old pictures. No embarrassing ones I promise!

Thank you poppabear for the pictures!
"There are times when only a Mother's love

Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappoints
And calm all of our fears. 
There are times when only a Mother's love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we've dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real. 
There are times when only a Mother's faith
Can help us on life's way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day. 
For a Mother's heart and a Mother's faith
And a Mother's steadfast love
Were fashioned by the Angels
And sent from God above."
The source for this poem.

Your smile so bright,
Your tummy your so flat,
Yeah sorry for changing that,
And the curls in your hair so tight! 
YES I MADE A POEM!
I suppose as a child you don't really realise that your parents once had lives before you came along, I've never realised you'd been to the places you have. Looking at how you used to be before Greg and I was even a thought in your mind has been a real eye opener. As your daughter it was beautiful to see these old pictures, in every picture you shone through, especially your smile. It made me so proud. I've only ever known you as a mother, but these pictures show your so much more than that. Your still so beautiful and you still have that gorgeous big smile.
So that was you then, before Greg and I came into the world. You looked like you were enjoying life, you were glowing, gorgeous, slim ;) and sooo glamorous. And then out popped one bundle of joy and then a year later another, well not so much bundle of joy as he was a miserable baby but you've loved us from the very moment you knew we existed and you've filled our lives with so much love and a tonne of laughter!
I know your world must of changed once having me and Greg, and I thank you for giving us so much love, and allowing things to change so can we fit in and for giving us the best childhood and still giving us so much love now we're adults. Our childhood was the best kind, playing the seed game where me and Greg would be little seeds and you'd get your "watering can" and go "water, water, water" and we'd turn into beautiful flowers and then all of sudden the wind would come "swuishhh, swoooosh" and we'd wobble around like flowers blowing in the wind. And then the weed killer would come out and we'd slowly dye into dried up flowers. God so much fun! We had lots of days out and constant affection and although the years to come after that may had been a little different to other kids, there's not a single thing I would change. Your determination and your strength is something I admire, you were always such a strong person. You wouldn't stand for any kind of shit and to us you were wonder women.

I look at you and I see a women that I hope to be like one day (I really do mean that) I see someone who has done her best to give her children everything possible, who was so strong to get through the things you have and still sit there with a smile on your face. Your human and humans make mistakes, and they're the things that make you who you are today. I look at who you are today and I see someone who makes me proud, even now we're all grown up you still fill our lives with so much love. You may have gone a little crazy, I mean have you heard the songs you sing to the cats? But to us, your the best Mom ever!! We've not been wrapped up in cotton wool, and as I said some of our childhood wasn't the same as others but what you don't realise is the amount of things you've taught Greg and I. To me you've taught me that the world can be a tough place to be in at times and everyone goes through things, and that no matter how hard things can be or how low things can get you CAN get through it and sit back with a smile on your face. I don't think you realise that in these times you've taught me so much, I might not be the strongest but I hope one day I'll be as brave and determined as you! You are everything to Me and Greg, your our best friend and your silly songs, stupid nicknames and hilarious dances are just a fraction of things that we love about you. You've given us so much love, so much support and put smiles on our faces day in and day out and THAT is what makes you THE BEST MOM EVER!!

Happy Mothers Day Mommabear,
Love you up the sky and back again.
From Sian and Greg xx

Friday, 28 March 2014

THE SKINCARE WISHLIST

1. Superdrug de-stressing face mask 2. La Roche-Posay Hydreane Light 3. Soap & Glory Hocus Focus Instant Visual Flaw-Softening Illuminator 4. Serious Serum 5. Origins Drink Up Intensive overnight mask 6. The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight serum-oil.
My skin still isn't in the best of conditions and I don't really know why. I went and spoke to one of the ladies at Dermalogica and she took a proper look at my skin, we're talking head torch and magnifying glasses. She said there was no major concerns, just dehydration and a few under the skin bumps. Obviously out came a tonne of Dermalogica products which I'm going to look into a little bit more before I try out but it was reassuring to know that my skin was okay-ish. If you have any products you would recommend please let me know :) 

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