All I want for Christmas 2016

Every year, my mum asks me to send her a Christmas list and even though I am no longer a teenager (just), this year was no different. I always struggle to think of things to ask for, and I know that my mum usually has a better idea of what I want than I do,…

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The Christmas Blogger Tag

It’s only fitting that I include a Christmas blogger tag within my #blogmas posts, whether I had been tagged on not. So if you’re in the same position, feel free to answer all the festive questions I have listed at the end of the post and get into the christmassy mood. What is your favourite Christmas…

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Outdoor ice rink at Cathedral Gardens, Manchester

This year saw an outdoor ice rink join the Manchester Christmas Markets for the first time. Based opposite the National Football Museum, close to Manchester Victoria Station, the Christmassy addition has been a hit and is complete with fairground rides, stalls and a bar. For date night, my boyfriend and I decided to book a…

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Secret Santa on a student budget

It’s always nice to have something under the tree, but present buying can soon total up and become expensive. If you normally buy for friends, secret santa is a way to make Christmas more affordable and much more fun. You have a budget to stick to and only have to buy one present.* The gift…

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Is online shopping ruining Christmas?

With Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Amazon Prime and free delivery codes allowing consumers to purchase all of their gifts for the holiday season online, from the comfort of their own home, to be delivered the very next day, is the true spirit of Christmas being forgotten? A 2015 survey by Approved Index found that 90…

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BEAUTY REVIEW: TIGI Bed Head hair resurrection twin pack

This time of year tends to dry out skin and lips, but it also affects our hair. The cold air and humidity zaps out the moisture. This is especially the case following a winter hair colour makeover – things like dye and bleach can weaken the individual strands and make them look lifeless. However, the…

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Product Launch: Hair Revolution by Vicky Pattison

Vicky Pattison may be presenting I’m a Celebrity Extra Camp in Australia, but that does not mean the rest of her life gets put on hold. Yesterday (22nd), she surprised bloggers and celebrities with a top secret event at Manchester Warehouse, and launched her brand new range of Hair Revolution hair extensions. I had the pleasure of attending…

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REVIEW: Britain’s Got Talent’s Jamie Raven at The Lowry

[First published on Quays News] ON SUNDAY (20th), Britain’s Got Talent 2015 runner up, Jamie Raven, proved his past critics wrong and shocked the capacity audience into believing that magic could exist. Quays News entertainment reporter Rae Coppola went along to catch his show. Coming second to a three legged dog and losing out on the…

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FOOD REVIEW: Snack smart with go ahead!

It is hard to snack healthily when you have a busy lifestyle and are always on the go. Normally, I just grab a chocolate bar on my way out of the door and endure a massive come down when the sugar rush wears off, as well as the guilt of intaking so many calories before…

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REVIEW: Felicity Ward at The Lowry

[First published on Quays News] YESTERDAY was the penultimate night of the Australian born comedian’s first ever UK tour, ’50 per cent more likely to die,’ following the show’s success at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Quays News entertainment reporter, Rae Coppola, went along to give her thoughts. Felicity Ward made a point of the show’s…

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