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Aluna Cocktail Bar and Restaurant Bristol

 

Last Saturday my boyfriend and I took a trip to Aluna in Bristol and I can honestly say I am very impressed. Aluna is a cocktail bar and restaurant situated in the City Centre of Bristol. As Aluna is well known for its extravagant cocktails, it was only right that we tried them out whilst enjoying their delicious menu.

 

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To start I decided to have the breaded mushrooms which was a brilliant choice. The texture of these were perfect and unlike others I have tried elsewhere, they were not greasy at all. They made the perfect starter.

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My boyfriend chose the Salt Chilli Squid as his starter (as he is much more adventurous than myself). He loved his starter and was pleased with how the chilli sauce complemented the squid.

 

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For our mains we had the Pan Fried Duck in Ponzu Sauce and Chicken Florentine. Both dishes were bursting with flavour and the generous portions definitely filled us up. My boyfriend really enjoyed the texture of the duck, and I felt that the mushroom sauce with the Chicken Florentine was incredible. I will definitely be ordering this main again when I return to the restaurant.

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So after finishing our first two courses, we decided to finish off our meal with a delicious dessert. I had the chocolate brownie which was so moist and chocolatey.
Just looking at this picture makes me want to eat it all over again.

My boyfriend decided to go with the Apple Sorbet. Both desserts were well presented and after stealing a spoonful of the sorbet, I can agree that its definitely a tasty and refreshing finish to any meal.

 

So after giving you a run down of all the delicious food we indulged in – and probably leaving you very hungry, it’s time to show you what amazing cocktails we had.

 

 

We tried out several cocktails whilst we were there, including the Mojito and Pomegranate Cosmo. If you’re a fan of Mojitos then you definitely need to take a trip to this cocktail bar. All of their cocktails are incredibly refreshing and I was so impressed with how well presented they were.

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After asking the waiter (who was incredible throughout the whole service) which cocktails she recommended, I decided to try out both the Pomegranate Cosmo and Mangolian. Both of these cocktails featured on the Midnight Madness section of the cocktail menu. It was described as ‘The science behind the cocktails’ and after trying them out I can definitely see why.

Both cocktails came out with a bang, featuring an incredible bubbling frost to them. It’s hard to describe in words, so you can watch a video of the Pomegranate Cosmo in action here

Overall as you can probably tell, I was so impressed with the service, food and incredible cocktails at Aluna.  We have both decided that this is our new favourite place and we will definitely be spending our next date night here.

I wanted to make sure that I mentioned that we were really impressed with the staff at Aluna. We were served by a lovely lady named Tory and I would like to thank her for going the extra mile for us and making our experience truly special.

She offered the best recommendations and the service we received definitely helped create the perfect atmosphere!

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If you’re looking to go out for a special meal, or just wanting to try out some spectacular cocktails, then I would definitely recommend you take a trip to Aluna.

 

 

 

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LVL Lash Lift

After hearing so much about the LVL Lash Lift I couldn’t wait to try it out for myself.
For those who haven’t heard of the treatment before, the LVL Lash Lift is a natural lash treatment which leaves your eyelashes looking long and beautifully lifted.

What is the LVL Lash Lift?

Unlike traditional eye lash perms, the LVL Lash Lift straightens your natural lashes from the root, using products gently tested to ensure that there is no damage to your natural lashes.  The treatment lasts between 6-8 weeks which is perfect if you have a holiday coming up, or just looking to simplify your makeup routine.

Unlike many other lash treatment, the LVL Lash Lift does not use adhesive or extensions, which is one of the many reasons why it is so popular at the moment. The idea is that you won’t need to bother applying mascara, as your lashes look perfectly polished after having the treatment.

The treatment.

I recently tried out the treatment, applied by the talented Sherrie at Bella Beauty. The process takes around 45 minutes and is one of the most relaxing beauty treatments I have ever had.  The process is pain free and you can even use the treatment as an excuse to take a quick nap.

As you have to keep your eyes closed for most of the treatment, Sherrie ensures that you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the whole process. She made me feel at ease at is was my first time trying out the treatment, and better yet the end result was amazing!

My result.

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I am so impressed with how the treatment turned out.
As you can see from the before and after photos, my lashes look extremely long and are curled beautifully.

I decided to try the treatment just in time for my holiday and I am so pleased that I did. Now I won’t need to worry about applying mascara throughout the trip and I can spend more time sunbathing!

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If you’re looking to try out a LVL Lash Lift then I would definitely recommend you book in with Sherrie at Bella Beauty and give yourself a well deserved pamper!

xoxo

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Benefit – Bold is Beautiful Brow Project

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When it comes to getting my eyebrows done, I always visit my nearest Benefit Brow Bar to get a wax and tint. I love how quick and easy they make it for me to achieve the perfect look.

This month I was pleasantly surprised to find that Benefit were giving 100% of their profits from their Brow Treatments to the charities Look Good Feel Better and Refuge.

It was great to see such a well known brand supporting a good cause. Along with giving the full price of the treatment to these charities, they also offered all customers a free gimme brow mini as an incentive to purchase the treatments.

After having my brows done, my brow technician also explained to me that they were also taking additional donations for the charity. With every donation they were giving away Benefit Popcorn and a sample of their new foundation, The POREfessional – Pore Minimising Foundation.

I took up the opportunity to help out the charities and in turn was gifted with some cute items. Not only did I enjoy munching on the popcorn, but the sample of the foundation worked wonders on my skin. I feel that it will definitely be a product to watch.

As always I left feeling very pleased with my brows, along with the customer service and acknowledgment I received. It’s always great to see brands helping out charities and I would definitely recommend you check out their Brow Bar.

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My look after having a wax and tint from the Benefit Brow Bar in Debenhams Bristol.

 

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Lace in Fashion -Fashion Museum Bath

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Last week I was lucky enough to attend a sneak preview of the Lace in Fashion exhibition at The Fashion Museum in Bath. The exhibition runs from February 4th 2017 until the January 1st 2018.

“Drawing on the riches of the Fashion Museum’s collection, as well as generous loans from contemporary fashion designers, the exhibition showcases 50 exquisite pieces, showing how lace has been used in fashion from the 1500s to the present day.”
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On arrival we were welcomed with refreshments and had a chance to admire the collection whilst waiting for everyone to arrive. We were then given an amazing tour of the collections, enabling us to revisit the history behind each piece.

It was interesting to see how lace had began as a hand made art, taking hours to complete and only to be worn by the wealthiest of people. Many of the pieces we visited included collars and cuffs, carefully designed and perfected by delicate hand made lace.

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It was amazing to see how far lace had come in terms of both technology and fashion. Lace can now be easily found on both the high street and catwalk, which makes it interesting to see how it has transformed throughout the years.

There are many collections to see, featuring some interesting and inspiring work.  Glamorous pieces come into play throughout the exhibition and there are some beautiful dresses which definitely caught my eye.

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If you’re looking to spend the day admiring wonderful fashion, then I would definitely recommend you head to the Fashion Museum in Bath. Not only will you find this extraordinary collection, but you can venture through galleries filled with historical and contemporary fashion.

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There are also several courses and classes available at the Fashion Museum if you wish to learn more about lace.
You can find a list below, along with the full schedule on their website.

 Bobbin Lace – 6th May
Weaving Lace Effect – 3rd June
Tape Lace Butterflies – 1st July
Lace Knitting – 5th August

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iS Clinical Bristol Blogger Event

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A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to a blogging event hosted by iS Clinical in Bristol. iS Clinical is a brand which features some amazing cosmecutical products, all of which help the signs of aging and fight against skincare problems such as acne and rosacea. 

On arrival we were greeted with prosecco and nibbles, then we proceeded to find out more about the company. It was great to hear about this brand as I didn’t have much knowledge of it beforehand. After listening to the staff talk about the brand and products, I was definitely impressed.

 Many of the products are 95-98% botanical which is incredible. I love skincare products, especially those which don’t include harsh chemicals.

After spending the evening hearing about the amazing benefits, I decided that I would give these products a try for myself. The products which stood out to me the most were  Cleansing Complex and Active Serum.

We found out that Cleansing Complex has some amazing benefits including; helping to control acne and breakouts, effectively removing makeup, gently resurfacing and removing dead skin cells, along with deep cleaning the surface skin and pores without drying.
If that doesn’t make you want to try out the product then I don’t know what else would!

Before reviewing this product I thought I would try it for at least a week. Even a week isn’t usually enough time to see the true benefits of a product, but I am very impatient and wanted to let you all know how I feel about the products I received.

After a whole week of using this cleanser both day and night, my skin has visibly improved. The blemishes I had before starting the treatment have completely disappeared and I haven’t had any more breakouts which is incredible. I also feel my skin tightening and I feel fresh every morning.

If you’re looking to try out a new skincare regime, you should get yourself booked in for a consultant with the team – they all seem lovely and the products they offer are incredible!

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Holographic Glitter Gel Nails

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I absolutely love having my nails done. As my nails are naturally pretty strong and grow really fast, I love to treat myself to a gel or shellac manicure once in a while.

I’ve recently been really disappointed after trying out a new salon which absolutely ruined my nails, not to mention the shellac polish peeling off after just three days! But two weeks ago I had my faith restored when I had this amazing polish put on.

For somebody who loves glitter, this holographic gel polish is literally a dream. I’ve had it on my nails for just over two weeks now and it hasn’t chipped or peeled at all. I am so happy to have finally found somewhere who has decent gel polish.

Did I mention how much I love the glitter?

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Bridget Jones Blogger Event

Last Thursday I was lucky enough to attend a blogging event to celebrate the release of Bridget Jones’s Baby. The event was held in three venues, all of which you will find in Aspects Leisure Park in Kingswood, Bristol.

There were seven bloggers attending in total and our first stop was Chiquitos.
My plus one and I had arrived at the event early, so I was able to get some snaps of the amazing set up before the rest of the girls arrived.

The staff working in Chiquitos that night had set up a cute little table for us all, filled with nachos, cocktail menus and even a sombrero each. The atmosphere in the place was great and it wasn’t long before the cocktails started flowing and our starters arrived.

 

The table was filled with so many delicious dishes, including battered Piña Colada prawns, chilli and cheesy garlic bread, along with several traditional Mexican platters. These went down very well with the wonderful cocktails they had to offer us. My favourite cocktail being the Gin Fizz.

After feeling very full from our starters, it was then time to head across the car park to Pizza Hut Restaurant. The Pizza Hut Restaurant in Aspects Leisure Park Bristol has recently been refurbished and it looks incredible.

The restaurant has a real American Diner feel to it which we all enjoyed. After being offered various new pizzas and sides from their menu, I finished my evening feast with a bubbly glass of prosecco.

 

Once we had finished stuffing our faces, it was time to head over to the main event. With less than a five minute walk away we arrived at Vue to watch Bridget Jones’s Baby. 

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We were lucky to have the back row of the cinema reserved for us, which made the experience even more incredible. The film itself was hilarious and I would even go as far as saying it’s the best one yet.

I had an amazing evening and met some wonderful people.
It was great to experience so many different establishments, all in one place.

If you’re looking to spend an evening dining in a great restaurant or visiting an entertaining bowling or cinema complex, then you should definitely try out Aspects Leisure Park.