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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Two Nights In Vienna With Motel One Wien Staatsoper



If there's one thing I love just as much as fashion is travelling. I've always loved exploring new cities and learning new cultures. 

Living in London means it's super easy to head into Europe. A few hours later you can find yourself exploring the streets of a town you've never been to before and that's why I love taking weekend breaks.

This month my mum turned 50 and with mothers day also in March I thought it would be a great time to take her away to Vienna for a few days, after all, it's only a few hours away.

We stayed at Motel One Wien Staatsoper for two nights. Motel One is a budget design hotel chain, they have a few in England and a load more in Europe and many more currently being built. 


The Hotel

The hotels themselves are 3*, that said the hotel was extremely clean, the staff were so friendly and helpful and in my opinion, the only reason the hotel has not got a higher rating is because of the lack of amenities in the room like a mini bar, dressing robe and safe. 

Motel One Wien Staatsoper is a minute walk from the station (just make sure you take the right exit at Karlsplatz) and as it has such a central location you can walk to a lot of the attractions in under fifteen minutes. Travelling to the hotel from the airport was so easy. In under half an hour we were in our hotel leaving our luggage ready to explore the city. It's worth noting that check in is at 3pm, however the hotel is more than happy to look after luggage before checking in and on check out.

Our hotel was a great mix of modern with classic. The hotel itself is all white and turquoise runs throughout the interior. The lounge area has such gorgeous designs of old architecture that we completely fell in love with it.








The room

The room itself was quite a large space. We had an extremely comfortable double bed, small storage space to hang coats and a few items, a lounge area with two arm chairs as well as an ensuite bathroom with shower. Motel One pride themselves on their bathrooms calling them mini spas and I see why as although they are quite compact, there is still enough space to shower and get ready easily.
The room had two large windows bringing light into the room and fresh air when needed. Alongside this, there was a fully functioning TV in which an hour long video of fire would play on repeat until you either fall asleep or switch the TV off.



Breakfast

Breakfast in the hotel is from 6am-10am consisting of a €9.50 buffet which includes everything from cereal, eggs to some of the most delicious breads I've ever tasted. Everything was fresh, and plentiful, as well as something for everyone especially those who have any dietary requirements including organic and Fairtrade products. 


The Extras
The hotel has free wifi from the minute you check in and you can use it all over the hotel, from your room to the lounge and the bar. We enjoyed coffees around the bar during the day and cocktails in the evening all which were reasonably priced for Vienna.

There are many different areas to lounge around in the hotel as well as an outdoor terrace which would be perfect for the summer. Unfortunately, it was not quite warm enough but in the next few months it will be a perfect place to chill out after a busy day exploring.

The hotel was home to a young business crowd which gave a really relaxed atmosphere. Overall, our experience with Motel One has been more than pleasant and we would happily try one of their other hotels.

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

How To Style Red And Pink












This is possibly (hopefully, my last wintery look until the end of the year. As the sun has been shinning the last few days I have really felt in the mood for spring. That said, it's still pretty chilly so I put this look together.

The juxtaposition of the burgundy and the pink is really doing it for me. As the days get warmer, I think I'm going to enjoy wearing more of a brighter red with this Dior bag as I'm really loving the combination. 

This season, I feel like pink has made such a comeback. Everywhere I look from designers to highstreet, there seems to be this baby pink that keeps popping up. I find pink so girly yet sophisticated. No longer does it make me feel childish, it makes me feel sophisticated and elegant.

You've probably noticed that this in not my normal photography style, and yes, you are right. With Spring being my second favourite season (summer being number one, and spring leads to summer so you know), I thought I would do something a little different and incorporate the sun into my photos in celebration of warmer days. 

What do you think of this style of photography? Are you as excited for Spring as I am?

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Photography by Layla Azarbyjani

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Get Your Teeth Whitened At The Harley Laser Specialist










This week I finally got around to getting my teeth whitened. It's something that I have wanted to do for a very long time, but I've always been worried. I've read countless reviews about sensitive teeth so it's always put me off. But one thing I will start is saying everyone's experience is different.

So I headed up to The Harley Laser Specialists last week for my first ever teeth whitening. After filling in all the forms an checking that I was eligible for it I headed to brush my teeth and go into the room to discuss what my treatment would entail and the aftercare.

I was recommended not to eat and drink anything but white foods. White bread, rice, boiled chicken breast, not even to let my toast to get brown for 24 hours. I'm the sort of person who doesn't sit will with being told not to eat anything, I wanted to come home and eat all the greens and food with sauces! I didn't as I knew it would ruin my results (but I really wanted to).

So the treatment itself is pretty simple. We measured up to see what shade my teeth were and then vaseline was added to my lips to stop them from getting dry during the treatment. The apparatus which opens your mouth was added (I'm not quite sure what the name is) and then the liquid gel was injected onto my teeth. This was then spread carefully with a cotton bud so that the gel did not get onto my gums. It is worth mentioning that it was only placed up to my canine teeth as my molars are actually quite white. 

The laser was then put on for half an hour. Once the half an hour was completed I rinsed out the gel. The process was then repeated one more time.

Once I had an hours worth of treatment we compared the colour of my teeth to the initial shade. I had gone 9 shades lighter. It is worth noting that the results vary from person to person. The fact that I had never whitened my teeth before meant that I had a really great result. I would love to head back to have another treatment in a few months to achieve the colour I desire.

For all my lovely readers, they are offering a 50% discount on an hours teeth whitening session. With the code 'TERAL99' it's simply £99. So try it out for yourself.

There clinic also offer various different treatments. As I adore you guys there is a code to give you 60% off of full body 3D laser hair removal for 1 year at £1,499 (usually over £3,500) Use the code 'TERAL32'. Alternatively, there is a 1 x session for under arm 3D laser hair removal completely free of charge so you can trial and see what the results are like, using the code 'TERALFUA'.

Have you ever had your teeth whitened? Would you like to try this service out?

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Meet Your New Jeans With Topshop














Jeans. Love them or hate them, I'm sure you've owned a pair (or 25) at one point in your life. Me, I love them. I have so many different pairs in different cuts, lengths and colours. With the biggest trend in jeans being the skinny jeans over the last five or more years, myself and the fashion industry have finally gotten bored, and have decided it's time to switch the jeans game up.

Joni Jeans. I'm sure that rings a bell with 90% or more of you reading this. It was by far one of the most famous skinny jeans from Topshop, (I was always more of a Jamie girl) but this season, they have launched their Meet Your New Jeans campaign and there's a style for everyone. Whether you're still a skinny jeans kind of girl, a Mom jeans or straight leg, you're bound to find a pair you love.

Half of the jeans in my wardrobe are from Topshop as their jeans are so affordable and the fact that they come in different lengths such as petite and tall s great for anyone who doesn't fit in that normal range.  

I have teamed my jeans with a head to toe look from Topshop, you can shop the look below. I decided to match my denim with a navy wrap around blouse and some red mules as I really like the way the red pops amongst all the blue in the look.

For me, I find a good pair of jeans is an investment piece. It's worth finding a pair that fits you well as you can easily switch your outfit from a day look to an evening look.

What's your favourite style from the new collection? Mine are obviously the straight leg, shortly followed by Mom jeans. They're perfect for spring.

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Monday, 6 March 2017

Getting The Perfect Tan With Bondi Sands





Over the last few months I have been loving fake tanning. For years I was never into it. I had seen far too many orange bodies and fake tan disasters that I never saw the point of it. That was all until I was introduced to Bondi Sands. Gone are the days of dodgy tans, there's no streaky tans in sight for me.

Bondi Sands is an Australian brand but you can find it here in England (YAY) in Boots and Superdrugs. They have a full range of different type of self tanner's from everyday gradual to mouse's and even a liquid gold.

I've tried them all. And my favourite has got to be their new range the ultra dark. I'm the sort of person who doesn't want a light glow. I want to be bronzed. I ran fairly easily and want my fake tan to look like I have just come back from holiday and that's exactly what I get from the ultra dark range. 

A few weeks back posted a picture on my Instagram about my love for the Bondi Sands Ultra Dark and the next day met up with a few friends who were stunned by the results of my tan.

The first time I tried the Liquid Gold Oil  tan was a bit strange for me. As I was quite new to tanning, all products I had used before would leave an immediate colour so that's what I was looking for. But when I sprayed they liquid gold I couldn't see any results and kept reapplying. Suddenly, a few hours later I noticed that I had this absolutely stunning dark bronzed colour. And to my surprise NO STREAKS! 

I now know that I don't need to apply as many layers of the Liquid Gold to get my desired look.

If you're not running out to buy it yet I'm sure this next part will. I absolutely LOVE the scent of all the Bondi Sands products. They don't have any biscuit smell or any chemical smell. They simply smell of our coconuts! So fresh and tropical. 

Another thing I have noticed is that I tanned about 3 weeks before I started writing this blog post. Although the tan has faded on my arms, my legs are still going strong with no patches in sight. All in all this product deserves 5*s as I just can not fault it.

Do you enjoy using fake tan? Have you found a product you love as much as I love this one? 

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