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An Evening With Neals Yard

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So a couple of weeks ago, I headed off to an apartment on the river for an evening with Neals Yard. Of course I had heard of the brand before, but this was the first time I had gotten up close and personal with it. Instead of the typical event in store, the event was in a serviced apartment in Finzels Reach, and was a more relaxing environment to learn more about the brand and products.

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The hallway was lined with the iconic blue glass bottles and roses, and scattered around the apartment were diffusers puffing out little clouds of lovely smells (a mix of frankincense and rose, apparently). The event was being held during Organic Beauty Week so we heard from a lady from the Soil Association. I have quite sensitive skin, so have used Liz Earle products before, but I didn’t really know organic make up was a thing

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Next was the demonstration by Sue Adlam – she gave Sofia a mini facial and passed the products around for the rest of us to try – the ever glamourous She and Hem ladies getting into it here with Charlotte!

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As a leaving gift, we were all given a pot of Wild Rose Beauty Balm, in the special 10th anniversary packaging (which has beautiful illustrations by Alice Shields, who happens to also be from Bristol!)

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If you’re not quite tempted yet about the Wild Rose Beauty Balm, check out SJ’s post with five difference uses for it!

A Very Bloggery Christmas

If you’ve been, oh, I don’t know, under a rock for the past few months, you might not have heard of mystreetchic.com. They’re an online fashion community who focus on cities around the country – when I first blogged about them, they were just focusing on Bristol, but its awesome to see more and more cities be announced every week!

Anyway. The ladies over at MyStreetChic have been organising a bloggers Christmas party to be held here in Bristol next month, which is open to everyone and it will cost just £5 – theres much more information over here though!

I know that not everyone reading this will be Bristol based, and as much as I’d like to let you all stay at mine (GIANT SLEEPOVER) I can’t. So, here are a few hotels that are reasonably priced and central – make a weekend of visiting this gorgeous city! Prices given are correct as of 23rd November and are based on 2 people sharing a room.

Premier Apartments (St Thomas St, BS1) – £72 per night for 2 people (They also have 2 double bedroom apartments for 4 people that are £129 for the night)

Brooks Guesthouse (St Nicholas Street, BS1) – from £70 per night for 2 people – a review/preview of the hotel can be found here

Clifton Hotels – (four different hotels around Clifton Village, BS8) – from £57 per night for 2 people

Premier Inn (The Haymarket, BS1) – £52 per night for 2 people (Premier Saver)

Travelodge (Anchor Road, BS1) – normally from £49 per night for 2 people, but tomorrow at 6am their £19 Xmas sale starts, which will include the date of the party. Theres more info on MoneySavingExpert which has more info on other hotel deals.

I’m pretty sure I’ll be going*, so hopefully will see you there (with a super sparkly outfit no doubt!)

* I say pretty sure, because while I don’t have any holidays booked at the moment for that time, it was around this time last year that Alex surprised me with my holiday to California (and unexpected holiday in New York, of course. And yes, thats the tree at Rockefeller Center or as I like to think of it, 30 Rock land)

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