Minerva Gold Collagen Drink: THE RESULTS!

It’s time for the results of my Minerva Gold Collagen drink 30 day trial results!

You can see all the details of this skin supplement drink in my previous post, but in short, after abandoning my skin care routine due to the ravages of allergic contact dermatitis I have been feeling that although I have seen massive improvement from a flare-up point of view, I am definitely seeing my skin condition suffer in terms of radiance, fine lines and pigmentation. The chance to try ‘skincare from the inside’ was pretty exciting, and so I’ve drunk one little bottle of Minerva Gold every day for 30 days.

Here’s my skin before…


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Bra Fitting at the New Bravissimo Birmingham


Last year, you may remember, I had my first bra fitting in waaaaaay too long at Bravissimo Solihull. It was a brilliant experience, relieving the actual, physical pain that I was experiencing from wearing the wrong size bra. My only feedback was that I wished that there was a store in Birmingham, and that there were more high waisted knickers on offer. Well, guys, good news – Bravissimo have opened a fabulous new store in Birmingham City Centre, and they invited me along to take a look around, and get another fitting. Double good news – when I arrived at the stylish new store front on Cannon Street, I was greeted by these high waisted beauties in the window… [Read more…]

Review: My Mantra from Fabulous Collections Jewellery

My mantra review

If you recall my review of The Giving Keys, you may remember that I mentioned attending a rather ‘Fabulous’ launch event (if I can use a pun once, I’ll use it twice!!) at the Fabulous Collections store in Solihull.

The star of the event was the newly launched ‘My Mantra’. Part of the Mantra range, the first ‘in house’ collection produced exclusively for Fabulous to celebrate their milestone 10th anniversary, these gorgeous silver pendents are made in Birmingham’s own Jewellery Quarter (a place very close to my heart!) [Read more…]

Review: The Club and Spa, Birmingham

Spa Day?

My answer to that question is always going to be ‘yes please!’

So, when I was invited along to a blogger taster day at The Club and Spa, Birmingham, to try out their facilities, I couldn’t wait. The invitation arrived following some pretty busy times, and an afternoon of relaxation with some other lovely bloggy types was just what I needed. However, this was a taster day of all  the facilities that The Club and Spa has to offer, which meant that we’d be earning our time in the spa with a lesson on the climbing wall, and a personal training session in the gym first!

I’ve not visited this health club before, but had heard good things from those who have. From the moment you walk into the entrance through The Cube (one of the city’s most striking buildings) you get a feel for the luxury, city centre atmosphere. And of course, from the upstairs entrance one of the first things you spot is the top of the fairly impressive indoor climbing wall that stretches up from the bottom floor of the club.


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Review – Make Up For Ever HD Foundation

Make Up For Ever are one of those brands that I’ve always been intrigued by, especially their oh-so-hyped HD Foundation. So, when I heard that not only had they finally launched in the UK, but one of their 2 stores was in Birmingham, I hot-footed it over to their rather lovely concession in Debenhams in the Bullring to try out this supposed wonder product.

There were lots of lovely staff on hand, and I was quickly offered a colour match. A few shades of the product were striped over my jaw and cheek, the best one selected, I was given a little advice on how to use it, and off I went with my brand new foundation!

So, firstly, the hype.

HD Foundation is an oil-free medium-to-full coverage liquid foundation which covers skin imperfections, while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life…combines flawless coverage and an extremely natural finish…heightens the diffusion of light and intensifies the glow of the skin…smooth and elastic texture makes it easy to apply and a pleasure to wear.”

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