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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Surprise Trip | Doha, Qatar



I'M GETTING MARRIED! ♡

Firstly, prepare for a long read...

Let's take it back a little.. Where do I start? Many months ago, Matthew, my now fiancé - eek! made me aware he was planning something for my birthday but I wasn't allowed to know what it was. All he said was "Book off the dates 1st-3rd November off at work". So I did. With that, I kinda guessed it was going to be a trip somewhere, but with the time of year, I thought it was going to be a chilly city trip to Europe not like I would have minded that, we love Europe! but, to my wildest dreams.. It was a huge sunny surprise with a trip to Doha to visit my bestie Zahra & her boyfriend Jean. BOY *clap* DID *clap* WELL *clap*.

Arrival

We arrived early hours in the morning so we all had a mini catch up on the way back to Zahra's place from the airport & then had a nap before getting ready for the day ahead. We were going camping in the desert! I KNOW, amazing right? This is where the sneakiness of them plotting the propasal comes into play. With me & Matthew having not met Jean until today, Zahra suggested Matthew going out with him to pick up last minute things for the camping trip whilst me & Zahra sipped tea in our pj's catching up. Sounded perf to me, bye boys! Haha But really, Jean was taking Matthew to the jewelers to choose a ring ♡

Later that day, we met up with them at Jean's parents the cutest parents you could meet btw, such lovely people where we sat for awhile talking until we decided to leave for the desert. We made a stop on the way at the mall to 'pick up some drinks' in which Zahra said "You don't mind if we wait in the car do you?". Zahra's comment didn't mean anything other than not wanting to get out of the car, until I'd got proposed to the next day & realized she had said that so we wouldn't know they were collecting the ring. They picked up some drinks too so it wasn't obvious, but I was totally oblivious anyway haha.

The Desert

So we've left the mall now & we're en route - woohoo! Never been so excited. We had the music full blast with the windows down singing our hearts out - true road trip style. Me & Zahra were laughing & giggling the whole way & being typical girls, screaming with laughter when we went over the huge sand dunes - so cool! I think it took around 30 minutes, possibly more to get to where we decided to set up camp. We decided to choose a place by the sea and arrived in time to get everything ready before sunset. Props to Jean for having every piece of equipment needed to make camping a breeze! You're a star.

Once everything was sorted, we took some cute pictures during sunset & then chilled out ready to make a BBQ. More props to Jean for starting a fire to feed us & keep us warm.. Think we'd all die without him haha We popped some music on, got the BBQ started & had a few drinks whilst we waited for the food to be ready - it was such an amazing evening. It really is the simple things in life that matter ♡

The next day, Zahra woke us up at 5am in readiness for sunrise, although she went back to sleep before it actually rose haha! Me & Matthew stayed awake to watch it all. I did attempt to make a time-lapsed of it but Matthew thought it was funny to waft his hand in front of my phone & ruin it -__- you're lucky I love you! Ha. After sunrise I decided to head back to sleep for a little while whilst it was still cool. Not long after, Matthew woke me up saying "Paige! Come & look at this!". The night before we were wondering whether anything weird & wonderful got washed up out here so when he said that, I assumed he'd found something.. So I jumped up weary eyes & made my way to the water where Matthew had already speedily walked off to. To my surprise, it wasn't a big scary fish like I though.. It was in fact the words 'Marry Me? written in the sand.. My Heart ♡

Of course, me being an emotional wreck starts crying & says YES! (whilst looking at this extremely beautiful diamond ring that Matthew had hold of ready to put on my finger). After he put it on, he said to me "Just so you know, this is only a temporary ring. I didn't get time to get you the one I wanted you to have in time, but we will get it when we're home. Instantly I'm confused & thinking "Temporary!? This ring is absolutely stunning (even on my chunky sausages haha) so I can only imagine what he has up his sleeve!". I am more than happy with this stunning ring, along with the time & place he chose. It couldn't have been a more beautiful moment to propose.

Fast forward a short while.. Zahra & Jean awoke & congratulated us on our engagement. We took some more pictures, made some breakfast & got ready to pack up to head back to Zahra's place & get ready for a night out in the city to celebrate.

The Next Day

When we woke up, it was time to make the most of our last day. I was way too sad about this as we were having the best time with the best people. We decided to head to The Souq Waqif. You can find so many little stores here where you can buy traditional garments, spices, handicrafts, and souvenirs. We then decided to head for some brunch & shisha y'all know I'm a shisha queen haha at Damasca One Restaurant. The food here was incredibly delicious! I'd go back just for their spicy potatoes haha.

After brunch, we had a further walk around before heading to The Pearl. Again, such a beautiful place. The scenery here is gorgeous with views of the palm trees, water and yachts. We stopped off later on at a cafe called Shakespeare where we got desert & drinks. I picked a smoothie & a classic cheesecake. Everything was very well presented as I realised everything is out here & tasted delicious.

When we left The Pearl it was time to head back, have a shower & pack for the airport. Despite the short amount of time we had there, we did so much & had the most amazing time.

Zahra & Jean - Thank you so much for everything you did for us whilst we stayed with you. From picking/dropping us at the airport, welcoming us into your homes & most of all, being special friends who were apart of our engagement. Words can't describe how grateful I am for this experience. I love you both & can't wait to see you again.

Matthew - Thank you for going through the effort of surprising me with this trip, pulling it off & for asking me to marry you. You couldn't have picked a more special moment. You have made me the happiest girl in the world & I can't wait to be your wife ♡
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Saturday, 4 November 2017

Coloured Lenses | contactlenses.co.uk


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Picture 1. Freshlook Colourblends in Pure Hazel
Picture 2. Soflens Natural Colour in Jade

I just love the way coloured contacts change your whole look! I've worn coloured contacts for years & years now from this brand & to this day, they're still my favourite 'go-to as I'm guaranteed to like them' brand. I like to wear them mainly when I go out so I can try new makeup looks etc as I seem to think I can only wear certain things with my one tone dark blue eyes :( we're never happy with what we have are we? lol Or if I just feel like having an alter ego for the day, I'll where them then too *flicks hair* haha! :)

Freshlook Colourblends

I've always worn the 'Freshlook Colourblends' from this brand since the day I bought my first pair about 10 years ago. I've tried Brown, Pure Hazel, Grey & Honey. Honey looked a bit strange on my eyes personally but all the other colours looked & felt so natural on my eyes. I was hooked on the Brown shade for so long as I used to want Brown eyes so bad. But as of recently, the Pure Hazel has been my absolute fave & I have lost track how many times I have purchased these, I love them! Also, apart from the people who know I have blue eyes.. No one has never noticed they're not my real eye colour when I've worn them. They're only £8.50 per lens too which is super cheap for the quality of them! AND, you can also pop in your prescription details if you use contacts for sight as well, which is great :) I would honestly recommend this range if you're new to lenses & want to ensure you get a natural look for a great price. I've recommended these lenses to my friends too & the Grey looked GORG on her brown eyes - so, so pretty!

Soflens Natural Colour

I'd never tried the Soflens Natural Colour range before until I was kindly sent a pair from contactlenses.co.uk along with eye solution & a cute little contact holder case to go with it. So I was SO excited to try something new from there & I can assure you I wasn't disappointed with the results. The shade I'm wearing in the 2nd photo is called Jade & I would say they are a slightly brighter shade than my natural eye colour as well as a dark ring on the outside of the lens which gives the appearance of bigger eyes - a look I LOVE! I can't wait to try more of the colours, the names are to cute & the colours are different from the usual standard choices you see everywhere. I think my next purchase from this range will be the shade 'Amazon', 'Aquamarine' or 'Platinum'.

The delivery cost is £3 in the UK & it tells you straight away when the lenses will be dispatched so you know when to expect them. I don't think I've ever not received them the next day if ordered at a reasonable time in the day. I honestly rate this company 10/10. Never had an issue with them in all the years I've bought from them. Love ya contactlenses.co.uk x
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Monday, 23 October 2017

Russian Volume Lash Extensions | By Rochelle


Contact Rochelle
No. 07538938801 | Instagram - Here

Okay, before I get into the good stuff. IGNORE them out of control fluffy caterpillars on my face! I've been growing them for like 2.5 months in readiness for getting them shaped (but now I've decided I'm getting them microbladed so I've walked around with them all this time for nothing haha)

Anyway, my best friend Rochelle is a beauty therapist but specializes in Lash Extensions. Me personally, has never contemplated getting extensions as my natural lashes are quite long & LVL usually suits me fine BUT.. I thought I would give them a go. With my natural lashes being quite gappy from me playing with them when I'm tired & accidentally pulling them out - I thought this might do the trick in making them look full again! Does anyone else do this btw or am I just extremely weird? o_O

I have come to the conclusion that I LOVE THEM! I think they definitely look like a fuller, more perfect version of my own lashes with a few being slightly longer for that fluffy look. With them being so lightweight too, it doesn't even feel like they're there - which is perfect for me! :) I've had so many compliments on them & people asking if they are my own which proves just how natural they look. I would 100% recommend these lashes. They also come in so many different lengths/curl size so Rochelle will assess your natural lash & depending on the look you're going for, will decide on which lashes & curl are best for you.

FAQs


1. How much do they cost & how long do they take to do?
Rochelle currently charges £60 for a full set & £30 for infills (She is mobile & comes to you too so this price is great value for money). Full sets of Russian Lashes usually takes between 1.5 - 2 hours depending on your natural lashes & infills are an hour for everyone.

2. How often will I need to get them infilled/new set?
How long they will last really does depend on how you look after them but in general they tend to last 3-4 weeks before you need any infills. If you go to the gym /swim a lot or wear a lot of makeup, this may reduce how long they will last as the less you touch them, the longer you will get from them.

3. Can I put mascara on them?
No mascara is recommended as this will close up the 'fans' of the lashes & make them clumpy. Plus, they look stunning as they are :) If you want to take the risk & do decide to wear mascara, remember your lashes won't last as long & the ingredients in your mascara may cause the lashes to come off. Also remove any eye makeup with an oil free remover or wipes.

Discount for you lovelies!

Also, for the whole of November, Rochelle is offering my readers £10 off so let her know I sent you! ♡ Any further questions you may have, feel free to contact Rochelle, she will be more than happy to help :)


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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

LA Weave Extensions & Blow Dry | Hair Couture


Hair Extensions by Lauren - Here | Blow Dry by Leiani @ Hair Couture - Here

It has been SO long since I last had my extensions in! I've been loving the natural hair feel for the past year or so but as my 25th Birthday is slowly creeping up on me (Did I just say 25!?... *cries*) I thought I would have them back in for a little while so I can whip my hair around up in the club! Haha just kiddin (I'm not kidding') But honestly, I already feel fabulous! Nothing is more satisfying than super soft & silky long hair thanks to Lauren (Extension specialist) & Leiani (Junior Stylist) from Hair Couture in Manchester.

I've had extensions done by Lauren many of times & she is hands down the best! I'm not just saying that because she's my sister in-law either! She literally is the best. This is the first time I have had the LA Weave style though & so far I'm loving it! It was a lot quicker of a process than the usual Micro Ring method I used to give her the torture of doing for me - sorry Loz! Haha. But yes, so far I love it. It allows you to add SO much hair in than usual. I have around 220g in at the moment of BeautyWorx hair in shade Raven (or shade #2 in most hair extension providers) which can be found on their website - here. I provided the hair due to me already having it but usually Lauren would provide this for you & the brand she uses is Angel Remy Hair, find their Instagram - here. The quality of both brands is extremely good. The hair is the same thickness from root to tip & that is exactly what you want for that thick, luscious lock look! (God, try saying that after a drink or two! Haha) But yes, ain't NO body got time for wispy ends.

My blow dry from Leiani was SO nice too. I really struggle to get that super smooth luck myself without using the straighteners, especially with extensions in as well. So I decided to have a wash & blow after my extensions were fitted & her blow dry skills are on point! I witnessed her curly blows today too & I am TOO excited to try that out next time I visit. It was literally stunning. Her work is on the Hair Couture Instagram listed under the photo at the top so if you want to see more then check it out! :)

The guys at Hair Couture are all amazing at what they do as well as making you feel comfortable. Not only that but they offer a range of drinks from tea & juice to my all time fave - prosecco! Y'know, just in case you & the girls are off out! ;) No but really, I've had a great day at the salon today & couldn't be happier with the service & outcome of my hair. It looks & feels DI-VINE! Thanks girls!♡

Prices
Hair Extensions - LA Weave prices start from £240 which includes top quality hair, the fitting & the styling afterwards. The price of a move up when required is £45.
Wash & Blow - Prices start at £16-20 depending on whether it is a straight or curly blow & whether or not you're wearing extensions too. Any enquiries you have on services or prices, feel free to contact the salon with the number provided on their Instagram :)

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