A few days before I was admitted into hospital unexpectedly, I had the pleasure of being invited to sample the menu at Marco’s, Newcastle. Marco’s is part of the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill chain and is best known for its steaks (clue’s in the name). I’m not a huge steak eater so I wanted to test out whether it could cater for other tastes.
Last year, I started a totally new beauty treatment – going a bit more invasive than I ever had before. I wrote all about why I decided to have laser thread vein treatment here and how I chose to go to Aspen Beauty in Stannington for it. Now I’ve had my first appointment, I thought I’d report back on what actually happened.
It’s been over a year since I wrote about my daily skincare routine, and actually quite a lot has changed since then. I had this idea in my head that I was pretty loyal to skincare products, but my current stash tells quite a different story! I switch between three different cleansers, depending on how my skin feels when I wake up, and I recently bought a new serum and night cream to try. Clearly, I like to try new things… so imagine my joy when I got to try a whole new skincare routine from Liz Earle.
So, a funny thing happened. Before I knew I was pregnant, Andrew and I had a cleaner come round and give us a price for cleaning the house twice a month. So this lovely lady comes around with her Mum, who is also her business partner, and I showed them around our house. Going from room to room, I could kind of see them trying to put a brave face on it… you see, our house is just full of stuff. And I’d never really noticed before, until I saw it through their eyes!
Kat Von D is one of my FAVOURITE brands. The first product I got was the contour palette, which is still going strong, and I also have one of her liquid lipsticks, which I love. I had a shopping voucher so decided to treat myself to a few bits from her stand in Debenhams. I say a few, I mean two, but hey that shit is expensive.
It’s a sure sign that I love a product if I actually use ALL of it. I very rarely bother finishing something if I can’t stand it – I give it away, bin it or send it to charity. Recently though, I’ve been trying to avoid buying new products to save money and instead “shop my own stash”, so I’ve got through a few more products than I usually would. I thought I’d share my most recent empties – some I love, some are a bit meh, but all are worth talking about!