The best cinema in the midlands

Bit of a different post today, but something I'm really excited to share with you. I had such a great experience, it would be rude not to give my midlands followers a heads up on a great way to spend an evening.

I'd been planning to go to the cinema to see the much awaited, Me Before You (honestly an amazing film you should go see it, and read the book too) for weeks. Having read the book about 3 years ago, I knew I was going to absolutely love it. I'd heard of the Everyman cinema and knew this would be the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl.  

If you're from the midlands, I'm sure you're aware of the Mailbox and how it recently had a complete overhaul. As part of that, they introduced the Everyman cinema, a chain of cinema's all over the UK that offer the luxury experience, including sofa's & decent food. I have to be honest I'd never really bought into the idea, mainly because I'm tight and cinema's always cost what seems like a fortune, to just sit and watch a movie. however, I was actually pleasantly surprised when I discovered tickets were only £13 each. I think that's actually fairly reasonable when you compare it with a round of drinks in the Mailbox. 

On arrival we quickly gave our reservation number and headed straight for the bar where drinks as always were on the steep side, however the food was again really reasonable. You make your order, settle your bill and head straight for your sofa in whichever screen your film is showing. It really is rather luxurious. 

The seats are so spacious and comfortable, they even provide a little foot rest on the back of the seat in front and a small round table on either side of your sofa for drinks, Its just a whole world away from your standard Odeon cinema experience. After the novelty had started to die down and we were around 5 minutes from the start of the film in comes one of the staff and brings our meals straight to our sofa. The food was absolutely gorgeous and a perfect way to start the film, If your a fan of halloumi I massively recommend you order a plate.. or two! It was incredible! I had just about enough time to finish shoveling grilled cheese down my neck, before I was balling my eyes out to the film haha. 

I honestly couldn't recommend the Everyman cinema enough. I had a great time and if your going out with the girls, its a great way to start the evening early, before heading to a few bars in the Mailbox. Don't get me wrong I will still head to an Odeon for the majority of films, but for a treat, this is perfect! 

Have you got any Midlands based places you like to visit as a treat? I'd love to hear them

As always, thanks so much for reading!


New Masai Collection | Gemini Clothing

Yesterday I modelled the new collection from Masai, available today from Gemini. It was such a beautiful sunny day, so we managed to get some great shots of the outfits. This collection is based on neutrals and wearable day time styles. Their are some key prints in the collection, including florals, spots, stripes & safari as well as pretty pastels & Nudes. I felt really comfortable in everything, hiding a multitude of sins while being light and breathable.

I had such a great time doing this shoot and really loved all the pieces from the Masai Collection at Gemini. What do you think? 

You can shop the new collection here


How I got nails of steel

How to get strong nails

We all have the desire to have healthy nails don't we? for me, I've tried several fixes to give me healthy, strong and fast growing nails, including herbal remedies. Everything I've tried previously worked for a while, but after a few short weeks my nails would return to their usual state. I had never found anything to fit into my routine that didn't include taking a daily vitamin or supplement. I had just excepted that was the way they were and got on with my weekly mini-mani's.

When I was contacted to try out the Nail Magic nail hardener and conditioner, I was of course dubious, but with nothing to lose I accepted the gift. 

Ill be honest, this wasn't one of those PR's I was desperate to try immediately and it had sat on my 'To Try' pile for a while. That was until I had ran out of base coat and was looking for anything to use as a replacement. I came across my nail magic and had a little look at the instructions where I found out it could be used as a base and top coat! great news. Following the directions I applied one coat, followed by my nail polish before applying it as a top coat also. 

To be honest it had just fell into my routine and I was really enjoying the product, and although my nails were starting to grow a little faster and didn't break quite so easy it wasn't one of those products that I was dying to write a review about. That was until two weeks ago. 

I had some acrylics done by a friends training sister, after about a week one had fell off and due to me not being able to schedule a new appointment, I proceeded to bite each one off. I'm sure most of you have done the exact same thing, and the result is always the same. Rough, weak and sore nails lie miserably underneath. Not for me, not this time. My nails were exactly the same as they had been before, with no soreness. I just couldn't understand it. 

It wasn't until last week when my Sunday routine popped around again and I got my Nail Magic out to apply as a base coat that I realised, this little beauty was the reason for my strong nails not being destroyed by those acrylics. There is no other explanation as to why they were fighting fit after chewing the extensions off. 

Now this little pot of magic is a holy grail in my routine and I truly believe in its ability to strengthen and condition your natural nail. Its so simple to include in my routine as a base coat, all the while its giving me nails of steel. I'm only sorry that it took me so long to try it out!

If you would like to purchase the Nail Magic nail hardener and conditioner, you can order here 


* This product was gifted to me, however as always, all opinions are 100% my own. 
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