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Prezzybox's Jingle Mingle

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On Thursday of 26th October. I was invited by Prezzybox to their Christmas Jingle Mingle event which was held in the downstairs bar at  Baresca . This was a jam-packed evening of networking with local bloggers and YouTubers, Perfume making workshops with The Perfume Studio London and Christmas wrap workshops. At 8pm there was a panel discussion with YouTube sensation Becky Sheeran (her YouTube channel is  TalkBeckyTalk  go check her out. She's lovely) along with Prezzybox who were sharing all of their knowledge with growing your social media platform and collaborating with brands. I arrived at 5:30pm and was greeted by Rhiannen (who is the marketing assistant for Prezzybox). The room was a festive grotto filled with present balloons, glittery stars, fairy lights, christmas trees and a cheeky little Elf on the Shelf  (which I think was watching me and making sure I was on my best behaviour before Christmas arrives). Each table was decorated with a range of Prezzy

BlueBirdTea Co's PARTEA in Nottingham

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On Tuesday 24th October I was invited by Ellie ( @EllieCreation ) to the launch party of BlueBirdTea Co. BlueBirdTea Co was born in Nottingham in 2013 and I'm thrilled that they are now open in Nottingham. The friendly staff, decor and the amazing tea aromas warmly invites you in and I will definitely be returning again for another visit. The launch started at 6pm. Everyone was welcomed with a cocktail from a menu which consisted of 3 cocktails to choose from G+Tea, Spiced Rum Chai and a Unicorn Fizz. I tried a Unicorn Fizz which was a vodka, vanilla, lemon and blue raspberry tea blended with ice. This was called a unicorn fizz as the tea changed colour when the lemonade was added. Magical! Chocolate treats and sweets were on offer from The Treat Kitchen and Oozee Boozee Bakes . BlueBirdTea Co is ready for Christmas as their range of festive flavours are available. Gingerbread, Snowball,Christmas Cake and so many more. Click here to view the whole range on the

Intu Victoria Centre Autumn Trends Bloggers Event

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Back in March I was invited to  Intu's  Spring Fashion Event  so I was absolutely thrilled to get another invitation in my email inbox to their Autumn Trends event.  On Saturday 21st October at 1pm  Intu  Notts Bloggers met outside of the beauty hall in John Lewis as the first part of the afternoon was receiving a make over. Samantha from  Intu  greeted us and showed us to our allocated brand counters. I was given  Bare Minerals which is one of my favourite cruelty free beauty brands.  For the next hour I had a make over by a member of staff  called Emma. She was lovely and attentive to all of my needs. She wrote everything down in a booklet from my skin type to the make up which  was used for my make over .  Emma made me feel very at ease to try new colours. I thought to myself "this is make up and it can  removed at the end of the day, so let's try something new". Emma completely transformed my face so I had smooth matte skin, subtle contour, wing

Salt Of The Earth Natural Deodorants Review

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When I attended the Green Festival at Nottingham's Arboretum park in September. I mentioned in the vlog that I have become more conscious over the past year about what beauty products I use. I switched to cruelty-free beauty in April last year and it's been a slow journey of converting over to natural alternatives. The most recent swap is deodorant as I have been researching and learning about the effects that aluminum and chemicals has on the body when regular deodorant is used.  I have been using Salt Of The Earth  Crystal Travel Size Deodorant over the past couple of weeks and I am impressed with the product and how excellent it works. I will never be going back to regular deodorant with the information that I know about it now and how effective Salt Of The Earth deodorants are. Since I wrote the short review on my blog Salt Of The Earth  saw it and contacted me via Twitter . They asked if I would like to try 2 of their deodorants from their new collection in excha

Roxy Ballroom Opens In Nottingham

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I was invited on the 12th October at 6:00 pm to the opening of Roxy Ballroom before it opens to the public on the 13th October. Roxy Ballroom is located above MOJO which opened back in July. I was invited to their launch party. Watch the vlog below. I can only describe Roxy Ball Room as a colourful UV lit graffiti grotto of Nottingham's famous landmarks mixed with American 50s style dining. If you appreciate street art like I do then I would recommend that you check this venue out and take your camera with you to capture funky snaps of the graffiti. I was warmly welcomed by the PR team and handed a glass of prosecco with 3 drinks tokens to use at the bar for the evening. As I looked around I noticed that there are plenty of gaming tables and enough space for players to play. Everyone who was invited had access to free beer pong, table tennis, and pool all night. Me and Jessica ( @AnounceOfGrace ) had a little game of ping-pong which was fun. Waitresses came around the ven

Growth

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When the TimeHop app appears at the top of your Facebook news feed. Isn't it crazy when you look back at old Facebook status updates from years ago and realise how much everything has changed?  It's truly fascinating how many people have left my life, entered and stayed. It's weird how we live day to day and think that nothing changes when actually it constantly does all of the time. The status which came up on my Facebook newsfeed was back in 2011 and has inspired me to write this blog post about growth. It made me realise that today I've become everything that I wasn't 6 years ago. I've grown into someone who loves themselves and is not afraid to stand up for their beliefs. I am not afraid to let go of what isn't working in my life. I'm not afraid of trying new things and stepping outside of my comfort zone. When you start something new it doesn't always feel positive at the start until a few weeks or months later. The difference from the

The Botanist Opens In Nottingham

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Last night I was invited by TANK PR to attend  The Botanist  VIP opening evening. The Botanist which was previously the Fire and Ice bar has transformed into a secret botanical garden of delicious food and drink.  I asked my friend and fellow blogger Gemma ( TheGemAgenda ) to attend as my plus one. We booked our table for 6:30 pm. I was warmly welcomed by Helen (from TANK PR) and The Botanist staff. I was shown to my table by the friendly waiter who served my table for the duration of the evening  and I was instantly offered a drink and water for my table.I love when restaurants offer water and I think it should be mandatory at all restaurants. My first impression of The Botanist is that it's a beautiful restaurant with its quirky antiques and trinkets. I couldn't wait to take photographs for my blog and documented the evening on my Instagram story. I was impressed with the wide range of 45 cocktails (mostly with a plant-based twist), spirit and beer menus.