1903 Lounge At Manchester Airport

The 1903 Lounge at Manchester airport is situated upstairs in Terminal One and finally I was fortunate enough to be able to check it out. Despite arriving a little later than planned due to traffic, the lady in charge, Sophie, guided us round the lounge and offered us a quiet spot to sit.

Photo Courtesy: Manchester Airport  

The lounge was full of little places to sit, from easy chairs and sofas to upright chairs and a business area. Complete with WiFi, magazines and newspapers, I was really impressed with the intimate but comfortable layout. The decor was modern and chic, plenty of art and colours, and of course the best of all, the range of food and drinks available. The lounge also overlooks the runways and so you can see planes coming and going which is such a thrill on a bright day.

From herbal teas to coffee (decaf included), with the tap of a button on the screen, you are able to get your drinks easily and comfortably. There is a range of hot and cold buffet food, made to order and also if you really want to tempt the tastebuds, champagne and guacamole! It doesn’t get better. Although our time was limited, I opted for some fresh juice, decaf latte, egg sandwiches and of course some cheese and crackers - it was a lovely bonus to find Brie this time of year, I definitely felt festive after that! I also tried their chilli con carne which was delicious, as well as a chocolate muffin which was very quickly devoured!

The lounge also has its own facilities with its own toilet which is definitely a bonus. From friendly staff and plenty of good food, 1903 is definitely a great choice especially for people wanting to escape the business of the airport terminal and away from rowdy crowds, the lounge provides solace and comfort and I can’t wait to return to spend more time. To take a look further into the 1903 lounge if you're travelling through Manchester. Click here to book! 

*This was a gifted experience but all thoughts and opinions are my own

Travel Ready with Beaute Leeds

Travelling and still looking good can be so difficult. I'm often tired, suffer with travel insomnia and day to day don't get the quality of sleep I need and this definitely affects the way I look. I try to play around with eye make up but sometimes my eyes still look heavy and tired and having tried LVL lash lift previously and really loved it, I thought it was time to go one step further and find somewhere that offers natural, beautiful looking eyelash extensions and I'm pretty sure I've found the place.

In Leeds at the Beaute salon, run by the incredible Jurgita, they offer incredible services for your lashes and I knew not only was it going to make me look better, but it would also be a time saver! With eye lash extensions, you don't have to worry about piling on the mascara and this was one other amazing reason that I wanted to try it. The salon in Leeds is based right in the heart of the city, upstairs in a beautiful relaxing location, in the sweetest room. It is aesthetic heaven and Jurgita immediately put me at ease, as she knew I was looking for something natural but also fluttery and fun. She knew exactly what would suit me best based on eye shape, so it's definitely great to have a chat to put any of your worries at ease, it's really a very positive experience! [A patch test is done first too so no need to be concerned about allergic reactions!]

My lashes are naturally very straight and I could not believe that eyelash extensions would be able to give the effect of having an LVL lift also with length and volume, it was such an exciting experience. It took around an hour and a half, but the experience is comfortable, there is absolutely no pain or discomfort, it's actually relaxing and it's definitely best to stay still and chilled, so the work can be done with focus and ease - I was very relaxed indeed! Each lash is glued in and lasts upto a few weeks as they naturally droop and fall out so it's the brilliant thing to do if you have a busy few weeks coming up with work, social gatherings or if you're travelling! After the lashes were done, I was wowed by how wonderful they looked, I instantly looked more awake, my eyes took a different shape and they definitely didn't look too much for my face at all. Jurgita was incredibly helpful with all the advice and gave me some brushes and wash for the lashes all in the most cute packaging!

Cutest packaging!

I'll be posting all my photos on Instagram so you can see how lovely and natural the lashes actually are but here's a sneak peak on my iPhone - and if they look this good on an iPhone, you can imagine how good they look in reality. Highly impressed, from start to finish Jurgita took amazing care of me. Head on over to their Instagram and book an appointment and get beautifying yourselves today!

*This was a gifted experience but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Bath House In Ilkley

After finding this little gem of a shop one torrential day in Kirkby Lonsdale, I just knew that I had to explore this brand further. Their signature Black Patchouli scent has become my new favourite and The Bath House actually have a store in Ilkley which is half an hour from me. There are seven shops in the north of England and it's lovely to see British brands that are based up in the north. Their products are so divine and every scent is so different and unique there is truly something for everyone. The shop started up in the Lake District, also one of my favourite places in England, and the team have worked tirelessly to create the perfect aromas for their beautiful products. 

Take a little look at what you can find in store and why you should put this on your travel list for the next time you're in Ilkley! All your Christmas gift worries are over....there is definitely something to find inside this unique and magical shop.

"Passionate about art, design and poetry, we seek inspiration in the beauty of nature and from our personal experiences and emotions. We bring this to life in the form of fragrances and skincare infused with evocative aromas and pure ingredients. Our recipe is a blend of passion, nature, artistic creativity and artisan production." - Bath House Shop

I went to visit their shop in Ilkley to discover even more of what they have to offer and they did not disappoint. Coming into autumn, the store has a lot of new products, such as new face masks and some incredible pot candles - the coconut scent is perfect. Now that winter is coming, it's definitely time to start looking at taking that little extra care of your skin. The store itself is an experience of sensory perfection, each product can be trialled in store. Looking after me was Jenny and she was so helpful with all the information about the products; so test out the hand creams and the scents, there really is a scent for everyone. They elegantly mix art with skincare. Fragrances, body, face and gift sets - you can also check out my Instagram post to take part in our collaborative giveaway! 

Each product comes under one of the Bath House's collections which are perfectly curated, each providing a different cluster of scents, from fresh and floral, to woody and musky, or sweet and spicy. The skincare products are also incredibly beautiful. Packed full and rich in vitamins which are so necessary for this time of year - treat yourself or someone you love to a gift set here.

Patchouli and Black Pepper Body Butter 

New natural face masks! Perfect for winter
White Tea and Rose perfume 
Warm sweet scents!
Patchouli and Black Pepper - the best seller! 

The shop is situated in the main car park area of Ilkley so it can't be missed and with plenty of cute coffee shops around, there is definitely a great reason to start your shopping trip at the Bath House Shop! The welcoming staff and wonderful scents beckon you inside and if you have any questions about the products, the kind staff members will be sure to answer all of your questions. 

Take a further look here at the Bath House Shop to get shopping today and if you are in Ilkley, please ensure you have a peek inside. 

*This was a collaborative post but all opinions and thoughts are my own.