HELLO MARCH 2020

MY GORGEOUS BELLE’S 15TH BIRTHDAY
  • HELLO MARCH 2020

  • FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH
  • 1. A lovely girly day of lunch and pampering with my Isabelle 💗
  • 2. A spa & breakfast morning at 315 hotel & spa Huddersfield 
  • 3. A twilight evening spa with Isabelle for her birthday at Titanic Spa Huddersfield 
  • 4. Isabelle was nominated for two IDTA Theatre Awards from her recent Tap and Modern exams and we spent a fabulous day at the finals at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester – very proud mama!
  • 5. A lovely Valentines Day! ❤️
  • LIFESTYLE, LEISURE, PLACES & HOME
  • Titanic Spa Twilight Evening 
  • I booked for Isabelle and myself to go to the wonderful Titanic spa for a Twilight evening for her birthday and I couldn’t wait to take my girl for some mum and daughter time. I’ve been many times and it’s a completely relaxing 3 hours of bliss. 
    TWILIGHT EVENING 
  • Monday – Sunday Nights: £49 Per PersonINCLUDES
    • Arrival Time: 6PM
    • Canapes & Bubbly (1 Glass Per Person)
    • Titanic Heat & Ice Experience
    • Outdoor Hot Hub: Until 8PM
    • 15M Salt Regulated Swimming Pool & Hydrozone
    • Relaxation Lounge
    • Bar 1911: From 6PM
    • Departure Time: 9PM.                                                                 
      The staff are always polite and attentive and the evening is very good value for money. Isabelle loved her first spa experience and I loved taking her. 

    • BEAUTY, HEALTH & STYLE
    • Hydra Facial
    • My beauty spa recommended this new treatment to me a couple of months ago and it was really keen to try it as it sounded amazing. For those unfamiliar, the HydraFacial is essentially a peel, microdermabrasion, and hydrating mask in one. But unlike the facials an aesthetician would usually perform by hand, it’s done using a medical-grade device that pulls debris out of your pores, while also moisturizing and exfoliating. It can treat just about any skin condition, it’s a great treatment for all ages and skin types, from oily, acne-prone teenagers to more mature skin battling fine lines and pigmentation problems. The only exceptions to this are an active rash, sunburn, or rosacea flare-up. There’s nothing spa-like about the experience, so don’t expect to hear relaxing spa music or fall asleep on the bed. Instead, the HydraFacial device is a huge machine with various attachments that whirr and suck and spin. First the skin is cleansed twice, the  first was a foamy cleanser, which is then followed with a vitamin C enzyme mask. Then comes the hydro-dermabrasion portion of the treatment—which is, essentially, hydration plus the microdermabrasion-style exfoliation. It spins serums out of the device and drags in dead skin. The first is a deep pore-cleansing step, Then a serum is applied. The next step is a gentle acid peel, with 7.5% glycolic acid
    •  and 2.5% salicylic acid. Afterward a device is used to do the extractions. Unlike the medieval torture of typical extractions, the HydraFacial method uses the wand, but with a new attachment, to suction gunk out of your pores. This suctioning action is multifaceted: It not only removes grime, but also boost circulation and stimulates the lymph system, which removes toxins from your face. The last and final step is the serum infusion, which is filled with peptides and antioxidants to nourish and repair your skin. It’s not cheap at £120 but it’s an investment and you can’t put a price on good skin so I do highly recommend it. 
  • COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH
    • Aperol Spritz
    • Simply pour a measure of Aperol over ice, add a measure of Prosecco and top with soda for the spritz! Delicious on a warm summers day! 
    • FILM OF THE MONTH
    • Cats
    • As a dancer I have adored the musical ‘Cats’ from being a little girl. Last year I had the privilege of choreographing a production of it and it holds a special place in my heart. When they first announced the movie I couldn’t wait to see it, however after seeing the trailer I wasn’t so sure. We still went to see the film and my overall opinion is very mixed. Some of it I did enjoy and Jennifer Hudson’s performance as Grizabella was phenomenal. I loved Skimbleshanks the railway Cats scene and James Corden and Ian McKellan’s performances were excellent. That is unfortunately where the good ended for me as I personally found a few performances quite poor, especially Taylor Swift. I’ve been very spoilt seeing some amazing casts in Cats over the years and some of the movie cast didn’t compare but my biggest disappointment was Dame Judy Dench. I adore her as an actress in everything she does but changing Old Deuteronomy to a female just didn’t work for me and as she’s not a good vocalist the last some of the film was a huge let down. Don’t change things if it doesn’t work for the better. For me Cats works much much better as a stage musical and it was sad to see quite a few people in the screening I was at walking out half way through. If you’re not a musical person this is not a great way to be introduced to them. I didn’t hate it but certainly not my favourite film. 
    • THIS MONTH I’M LOVING
    • There’s a very slight feeling of Spring in the air! (OK scrap that, it lasted about 10 minutes. Back to the grey, stormy, rainy, windy weather!!!! 😞)

    • THIS MONTH I’M NOT LOVING
    • As above & Summer is still a long way away! 
    • THIS MONTHS FAVOURITES
    • 1. Frankie Bridge Open Mind podcast 
    • 2. Garnier Micellar cleansing water 
    • 3. Miss Pap online store for some clothing items for Isabelle 
    • 4. Clinique moisture surge 
    • 5. ‘Friends from college’ Netflix series 

  • THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH 
    • Do things for people, not because of who they are or what they do in return but because of who you are

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