Couples who go to the hairdressers together…stay together!

Not only do I love getting my hair done… but so does my boyfriend haha.. Who doesn’t love a bit of ‘me’ time and to come away looking great? So yes if you haven’t already realised my boyfriend is Ainslee who owns Elitepro Personal Training Company and we love taking some time out of our busy schedules to go and have our hair done together.. Normally when we go it consists of Ainslee eating his way through the snack menu whilst I take hours to get my colour and cut done… but this time instead of Ainslee having his hair shaved short all over he went for something a little different…..

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Ainslee’s before and after photos.

So Ben who previously Managed Umberto Giannini who has now moved to Manage Regis, based in Manchesters House Of Fraser department store advised Ainslee to grow out his hair as he wanted to achieve a new look after having his hair the same for years. Ben told Ainslee that if he grows his hair out for 4 months he would be able to ‘Perm his hair straight’ and this is exactly what he did.

As Ainslee has Caribbean roots his hair is very curly ‘afro like’ So when left to grow can look a little crazy… as you can see from his before photo. After hiding his hair under a hat for months we couldn’t wait to see the finished look.

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HOW THE LOOK WAS ACHIEVED

When you hear the word ‘Perm’ you think of curly hair, right? Well not this time… Normally when a perming solution is adding to hair you would put the hair in rollers and it would mould to that shape, but this time the perming solution was put onto Ainslee’s hair and combed straight, continuously until it had been on long enough for the solution to activate and be washed off.

After this process Ben then shaved the sides to a short number 1 and blended it up towards the longer hair. Finally he had a blow dry and finished off with straighteners.

Ainslee was worried about maintenance of his new hair style, but Ben reassured him and said all he needs to do is use a good shampoo and conditioner, make sure he uses a heat protector and after drying he can use straighteners to help with styling and to get the achieved look.

Ainslee has had his hair like this for around a week now and absolute loves it! So if you want your husband, boyfriend or partner to have a bit of a transformation I really recommend Regis Salon on Manchester!

Not only are they all amazing at hair but they are great and ensuring you will be able to maintain your hair at home and also make sure that it fits in with your lifestyle.

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Meanwhile I enjoyed a choice of drinks and snacks from the light bites menu whilst I was having my hair done!

Contact REGIS MANCHESTER on:

0161 425 9610

and also check them out on social media

@regisuk

Pure Maison Cleaning Service..

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Pure Maison are a high end cleaning service trusted by many of celebrities and footballers around Cheshire. From big commercial jobs working in the top restaurants to cleaning beautiful homes. When I was asked if they could come and clean my home I couldn’t wait for the white glove service that I knew I was going to get from Pure Maison.

If you have never had a cleaner before because you have been worried about letting a stranger into your home, or if you have had bad experiences with other companies and don’t know where to start with looking for a new one….. well here you are. With one of the largest team of girls in the north west who are all individually checked and assessed before joining the team we assure you that you will have no problems this time.

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On arrival we were introduced to the 2 ladies who were cleaning our home. They were booked in for 3 hours so set to work straight away. They cleaned upstairs and downstairs and even did a big pile of ironing for us. We could of literally asked them to do anything and it wouldn’t of been a problem. They even spray a delicious cranberry scented spray in all the rooms on departure which left our house smelling beautiful.

How to book your clean with Pure Maison

Head to www.puremaison.co.uk

Get your glow on….

If you follow me on Instagram, these last few weeks I have been loving juicing and all things health. So I thought I would let you all know what I have been doing.

First of all I contacted Elitepro (Elite personal trainer Ainslee) and told him I was feeling sluggish, not only about my body but my skin was dry and I was having a bit of a breakout at the time. So straight away he told me that doing a 5 day juice/smoothie cleanse would help me to drop a few pounds and also because of all the nutrition in his recipes, it will make my skin amazing. I was up for anything so I gave it a go.

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The diet consisted of a berry smoothie first thing in the morning followed by a green juice at lunch time and then I would have a protein smoothie at tea time. Along with this I did light exercise, such as walking, light weights and a little bit of cardio. Nothing too strenuous as Ainslee told me that I may get light headed if I exert myself too much.

It was all going really well until day 3 where all I wanted was to eat some chocolate haha.. going to the supermarket was probably a bad idea when you haven’t had any food for 3 days!!! But anyway I stocked up on my fruit and veg and told myself I only had 2 more days to go! Once the 5 days were over Ainslee told me to introduce food slowly, for example eat things like chicken salads, fish and have lots of protein rich foods along with carrying on my my juices and shakes. Also upping my exercise for example go for a couple of runs a week (I like to run my regular 10k route) and lots of weights to tone up and get strong. I have to admit I was getting quite lazy before this so it gave me a complete restart!

After the 5 days were up I lost a total of 9lbs and my skin was feeling so much better. I went for an Oxygenating Facial at YOURBEAUTYPOD to give my skin a super blitz on not only the inside but also the outside… I have had so many facials at so many beauty salons but I have to say that I have found THE BEST! Rebecca does a range of different facials in her salon from the LED light facials, Oxygenation facial and also a lighter facial if you want something nice and gentle on the skin, along with her lash treatments and nails. You have to check her out…. Anyway the Oxygenation Facial always makes my skin look super clear and seems to last for ages. Perfect for the winter!

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Check her out on Instagram @YourBeautyPod

So here are 3 of my favourite JUICE/SMOOTHIE recipes that I loved whilst of the cleanse so you can do them at home:

Berry Smoothie (breakfast time for 1 person):

1 Small cup of Cranberry juice.

1 Banana

A hand full of frozen berries (you must have something frozen in a smoothie, otherwise it will be warm *Yuck*)

A hand full of Blueberries

1 Kiwi fruit

1 teaspoon of honey

1 teaspoon of coconut oil

Blend to a smooth consistency 

Green Juice:

You will need a juicer for this recipe, these can be quite expensive but they are 100% worth the money.

2 Sticks of celery

A hand full of Mint leaves

Half a Lime

A hand full of Spinach

1 pear

1 apple

A hand full of Kale

Delicious

Protein Smoothie:

1 small cup of Almond Milk

2 scoops of protein

1 banana

1 teaspoon honey

1 tablespoon Organic peanut butter

A hand full of frozen melon/or ice to make sure its cold.

Shop the machines:

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Blendtec Smoothie Maker
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Kurvings Juicer

If you try out this cleanse we would love to know how you get on… And also if you feel like you need a fitness revamp or a complete lifestyle change, we can not recommend Ainslee at Elitepro enough. Not only does he have years of experience under his belt, he is also super qualified with everything from fitness, weight loss, nutrition and so much more…. Check him out on social media @elitepro.fitness

Enjoy xoxo

RED DOOR MANCHESTER

Red Door Manchester launched back in April after undergoing a massive £350,000 refit… and WOW when we visited this underground cocktail bar in the centre of Manchester last week we did not expect to see this cool ‘New York Chic’ bar….

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Leaving Manchester Deansgate and walking into this New York style venue (by Living Ventures), before walking underground the amazing writing in lights really makes you want to stop and take a picture and gives you a feeling of entering a really ‘cool’ bar.

We were invited along to try out all their top cocktails on this occasion and we were certainly looked after by all of their staff. As I can’t drink alcohol myself (only mocktails because I’m pregnant) I thought it would be a good idea to take along a couple of friends who would be able to try all the cocktails out. From cocktails with caramel in that are set on fire, to tangy sugary grapefruit cocktails – They are obviously way above the rest when it comes to cocktails in Manchester and Cheshire.

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Mrs Jones
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Caramelised Rum Punch

The making of ‘Caramelised Rum Punch’

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South Beach Sours and something fruity for me.

As well as all of these cool cocktails Red Door also smashes the older more traditional cocktails such as the Porn Star Martini or Pina Colada. And their cocktail menu is pages long so if you are unsure of which cocktail you will like then you have plenty of choice at RED DOOR.

We found that Manchester was really lacking a cool place to go in Manchester that wasn’t a restaurant where you have to go out to eat or on the other end you have the night clubs in Manchester where you can’t hear your friends talk or can’t find somewhere to sit. RED DOOR is purely just for drinks and surrounding the bar are american style booths where you can sit with your friends, you can have a good conversation with your friends without having to shout over the music.

The perfect place to hang out with friends or start a big night out here and see where the night takes you. A popular place for hen parties also as they are renowned for their HUGE sharing cocktails.

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Check out their cocktail menu and opening times online at reddoor.uk.com

Thanks for reading xoxo

Fluffy Luxury Floorings – Cheshire

When it comes to interiors you all know that I love gorgeous textures and styles for my home so when I was introduced to Fluffy Floorings in Cheshire I was very excited to see what they had to offer.

With their showrooms located on Stanley Green’s Industrial estate and Chelford Road, Knutsford they are both so central to most surrounding areas of Cheshire, so if it’s a new rug you need to revamp your lounge or you want to re-carpet your entire house ‘Fluffy Flooring’ has everything you will need.

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Fluffy Flooring’s specialise in a ray of different floorings and carpets, if you have always wanted a certain style rug then they can design that rug for you! Or if you are wanting to have ‘Luxury Timber Flooring’ downstairs and beautiful carpet upstairs they can also do this for you! There is no excuse to leave a room unloved.

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Visit their showroom and chat to one of their team for all the knowledge and advice you will need on floorings, whether you need something durable because you have pets or you want to know your options for your budget.

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Fluffy Flooring’s also offer a FREE measuring and estimates service. 

How to contact Fluffy Flooring

Call Direct on 01625 250 965 to book a measure or Order samples

Fluffy Carpets
Apex House
Stanley Green Trading estate
Duke Avenue
Cheadle
SK8 6RX

www.fluffycarpets.com

Also check out their beautiful pictures on Instagram and other Channels.

Instagram @fluffycarpets

Twitter @fluffyfloorings

Facebook Fluffy Carpets

Tony & Dog – Dog Groomers Cheshire

Tony & Dog has arrived in Cheshire and we are all very excited! Do you have dogs or know someone who does? Spread the word and everyone receives 10% off your first visit to Tony & Dog T&C’s apply. They opened on 8th July and since opening they have been so busy… We are not surprised.. Tony has worked with some of the best doggie brands in and around Manchester/Cheshire and has now decided to set up his own salon with his lovely wife Malu. With years of experience and even grooming many celebrity doggie friends we can only admire his talents.

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ABOUT TONY & DOG

“Tony & Dog is an enthusiastic company that specialises in professional dog grooming. We are based in Sale, Manchester. It is a family business which provides a personalised service to clients, adapting to individual needs whilst always maintaining a high quality dog grooming service.

Tony & Dog is a business that is always at the forefront of the latest styles and techniques, dedicating ourselves to continuous training and professional development. We also support charitable causes in our community. Tony & Dog takes pleasure in helping associations dedicated to the permanent rehoming of abandoned dogs.”

Tony’s Furry Friends

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We think its safe to say Tony has a big heart for anything with 4 legs and a tail. Fully insured and qualified in all of the best grooming techniques this has got to be the No1 spot to take your doggy for some serious pampering.

We would like to welcome Tony & Dog to Cheshire with open arms and to treat you all if you show this post at TONY & DOG before 15th September 2016 you will receive 10% off your first visit.

Contact details: 

Instagram: TonyandDog

Facebook: Tony and Dog

Twitter: @TonyandDog

Contact Number: 0161 2223434

Address: 162 Washway Road, Sale
Cheshire M33 6RH
United Kingdom

Website: http://www.tonyanddog.co.uk

Australasia Manchester

We were invited along to the well renown Australasia restaurant in Manchester city centre this week, thanks to our amazing friend Rebecca Walker who works for Living Ventures. We were very excited to be eating in the restaurant as we had heard so many amazing things about their food and not only it being delicious but also healthy!! We had previously visited their bar for cocktails and knew that this place was up there with the very best.

On arrival to the restaurant the stunning glass entrance makes you feel like you are entering an exclusive underground party. Once seated in our booth we were welcomed by friendly staff who explained how the menu worked and what was really tasty.

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The menu is split up into 3 sections. You can either pick lots of small dishes to share for a tapas feel or pick a small dish for your starter and then pick a large dish for your main or you can ‘dive in’ and have a tapas dish, main meal and a desert. So you can eat as much or as little as your like!

Of course we had to try all 3 so we could get a real feel of the menu… and we were not disappointed.

For starters we had:

-Satay chicken skewers
-Squid and sriracha mayonnaise
-Hand-dived scallops with pork and apple

These small dishes were packed full with flavour and the freshest fish we have ever had in Manchester.

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For our main meal we had:

-Chilean seabass with prawns in coconut
and Tom Yam broth – with sticky rice

and

-Fillet Steak with fries

Even though these were the larger dishes on the menu, they were still quite small so that you still have room for a desert. Most of the dishes on the menu definitely give off lots of asian flavours so when we came to picking a desert and seeing names like ‘Pineapple Downunder Cake’ and ‘Pineapple Sorbet’ We could see that the deserts were going to be arriving with an Australian twist.

So to finish off we had the Passion Fruit cheesecake and the Pineapple downunder with cherry and coconut.

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Everything we ate was so light and full of flavour, so even though we did eat 3 courses we were not feeling too full. This restaurant is perfect for any occasion and if you have a look on their website Australasia they also have an amazing lunch time menu with special offers.

We will definitely be returning soon for some more delicious food.