A year on from my blog re-brand…

Facebook memories popped up today to remind me that it’s been a year now since I re-branded my blog in both name, branding and design. I thought it’d be interesting to take this moment to evaluate what difference this made to my site and if it was worth it. I know it’s one of those things that bloggers always stress over a lot, so may be helpful to some of you, I imagine this will ramble into some kind of rant too.

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Hotel Chocolat Valentine’s Day Sleekster Chocolate Box

Well, this is definitely an awesome thing to get through the post. This arrived this week in a slightly too large beautiful box and very well cushioned to protect its precious goods. Beautifully gift wrapped in a Hotel Chocolat paper tote bag with ribbon handles and a cute little note card is one of this year’s Valentine’s Day offerings from the luxury chocolatiers.

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The Netflix Tag

Well then, my pal Gemma from Flutter and Sparkle just tagged me to do a blog tag, this hasn’t happened for YEARS! And what’s even better is that this might be the most perfect Blog Tag for me ever because it’s about what I watch on TV. Being freelance and working from home we pretty much have something on TV constantly and love watching films. We have NOW TV and Netflix (UK and US) as well as a vast collection of Blu Rays. The challenge with this one is that I don’t often remember what network I’ve watched what on, so I’ll do my best to stay relevant to Netflix but may well get confused.

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How to Care for Over-processed and Damaged Hair

So, I recently discovered what happens when you mess with your hair too much and am in the process of bringing it back to health, thought this might be a useful post for many of you. I bleached my hair for the first time ever about three months ago and then made the mistake of doing three other strong treatments within a week of it, with the dye I use (typically Directions semi-permanent) it doesn’t harm your hair and it’s very conditioning, but when you use something strong with chemicals like peroxide or ammonia in them, that’s when things can get messy.

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Match Nails, Duke Street, Brighton

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Whoa! I’ve been a bad blogger again, mega bloggers block and pondering about how to give things a boost and if I need to amend my approach, but I think that’s all something for another post and another day. Today, I want to tell you about a little salon in Central Brighton that I visited last week for a nice and relaxing pedicure.

Match Nails is on Duke Street in Brighton about Match Bags, which sells their own brand of luxury handbags and fine Italian leather shoes, very classy and sophisticated, not my personal taste but I can see the appeal for sure. Anyway, the salon is on the top floor of the building and it’s a stunner.

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A small, smart, clean and welcoming salon with two pedicure stations and one manicure station. Clean white and lilac walls and a wooden floor match the shops branding without being overwhelmingly girly, very classy! The pedicure stations are gorgeous leather recliners with built in massagers.

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The salon exclusively uses OPI nail products, which is great as we all know that this is a great professional brand with a fantastic range of colours and finishes that just continues to grow. Match Nails have a balanced selection of colours and also offer the Gel Nails from OPI.

This feels weird, but yea, here’s my feet…

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On arrival at the salon, I was very warmly welcomed by the therapist and offered a drink as you would expect. She was incredibly friendly and I thoroughly enjoyed a very long chat with her during the treatment. I enjoyed their Deluxe Pedicure, which includes the foot spa, scrub, mask, cuticle work, file, buff and paint. This treatment sells for £35 with normal polish and £45 with gel polish. It’s a treat and not for everyone, but I think it was worth it. If you’re on a budget there are two more levels of treatment at £15 and £30 and similar packages for manicures too.

It’s very easy for me to say that this was one of the nicest pedicures I’ve ever had and one of the smartest and most elegant salons I’ve visited. Really impressed and happy to try out another Brighton based beauty business.

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