The ultimate skin care Basics

As I’ve been in the skin care industry and have been  educated in skin for over thirteen years. It was important for me to talk through a step by step to beautiful skin.

Step 1- Cleanse, not with face wipes or soap!

Step 2- Serum- This sinks in deeper and will give you the best result for your skin and will work better as a treatment for a specific concern.

Step 3- Moisturise- Day cream with SPF and night cream.

Check out my video on this blog,

I welcome all comments and questions as I will be happy to help. I suffered with acne and I know how hard it is and would love to help anyone who might be in the same situation or if you know someone who suffers with any skin issues. Please share my blog and YouTube posts and will plan to do a skin care Q&A video once I have a few questions.

Thanks for reading!

Until next time

xoxo

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Feel like royalty in the Royal Crescent

Have you ever wanted to visit one of the most famous hotels in the UK and perhaps the world?

At the Royal Crescent you will certainly get your moneys worth! Ok its not cheap by any means and you would need an excuse like a birthday or anniversary room rates start at £360+ a night and that would be a classic room and really if you are going to stay there I would suggest a bigger room that you can enjoy.

When you arrive at the hotel and have planned valet parking you will be greeted by the concierge who will know your name as they like to give the personal touch. They will ask for your car reg number when you make your booking, they are not psychic haha. once you have arrived you will be shown around the hotel and then to your room and left to your own devices. You could easily spend your entire weekend in the hotel and chilling out in the spa but there are many places to explore in bath. Such delights as:

Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, Open top bus (Weather depending) , fudge kitchen

One of the main things that everyone wants to do when they visit Bath is to go to Thermae Bath Spa. Its a great spa, it has a large indoor pool on the lower ground floor, a restaurant on the first floor, Wellness suite on the second floor and a open air rooftop pool on the third floor. They also have treatments suites on the lower, first and second floor. They use treatment brands Aromatherapy Associates and Pevonia this place really is fantastic and worth a visit but I will worn you it gets ridiculously busy and at times you will feel like a sardine. On weekends they have people lining up and they have signs that say you have a two hour wait!.. There’s me thinking that you would only find this at Alton towers.

This is the most frustrating thing as you can’t book for just a spa session. I would suggest going in the week and in the evening, bonfire night is a great night as you can look at the fireworks from the roof top pool. I would go but please be warned that you might have to wait.

One of the main things that I love about Bath is the food and the independent restaurants there are over 400 restaurants in this small city but here are my favourites:

Martini’s is a fab Italian and has an amazing atmosphere and everyone that works there is Italian the food is amazing and drinks are great too. This is probably one of my favourite restaurants and you will know why when you go there.

Acorn vegetarian is somewhere I visited recently and it was stunning! my friend and I decided to go all out with three courses as I was told that the portions are quite small. We had matching wine with each course and it was total perfection! I would suggest this place even if you are not a vegetarian as you will be surprised with how imaginative they are with the dishes they make.

See pictures that I took below.

 

 

On the opposite end of the spectrum if you are a lover of steak then you really must try Hudson bar and Grill. This is where I had the best steak that I have ever tried in my entire life you will certainly not be disappointed. Would suggest going for a special occasion her as its quite pricey and you definitely need to book if you are going to go on a weekend.

 

If you have any more questions on Bath and places to visit please comment below and I will be happy to help and make some suggestions.

 

 

Until next time

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Bex

 

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My first blog and the ‘firsts’

Trying to go more with the trends and put myself out there more so I made a promise to myself that I will just go for it…. no matter how silly or stupid I  might feel or be made to feel. I try to live by the motto “No Regrets” maybe I should have it tattooed? Hence writing this blog.

I turned 30 in February and this year and  I made some big decisions that will change my life quite dramatically.

I was working in a job that I really started to hate and it was making me feel deflated and anxious all the time and even over the Christmas break. I then decided a change needs to happen and a big one at that. I handed my notice in and made the decision to work overseas and use it as an opportunity to ‘find myself’ and cheesy as that sounds. So within a week the huge weight and black cloud started to lift off my shoulders. I made the mature decision to find a temporary position whilst I look for a role as I knew it would take some time and I wasn’t in any real hurry to jump ship straight away.

I called a good friend of mine who I actually saw a week before  I had finished work late, I was really stressed but tried to hide it all by making out that  it was all fine and dandy. I think she knew I wasn’t happy and was not surprized when I asked for a therapist position in her spa. Phew! she could accommodate a position for me so I was delighted and since I have been working there it has made it clear that I love the beauty industry and has given me my passion back.

Why will my life change?

A few weeks ago I was offered a position to run a trendy day spa in Dubai!

This will be the first time I have lived and worked in another country and also the first time that I have been to Dubai and the Middle East.

 

I am now in the process of organising my medical and visa and due to leave mid to end of May. I’m also trying to spend as much time with family and close friends before I depart but as you would imagine a lot of them will be visiting me soon.

 

roof top-Amsterdam

 

This picture is of me in Amsterdam at the W hotel living it up. This was a very fun day and weekend I spent out there with some close friends of mine.

 

Until next time

Bex

xoxo