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Monday, 29 February 2016

The National Wedding Show & International Giveaway!

The National Wedding Show 2016 VIP Pass
By a stroke of good luck, last Friday I found myself knee-deep in wedding discussion and bridal catwalks at The National Wedding Show, London Olympia (26-28 February)!  It's at this point I should probably point out I'm not actually getting married. However, since launching A Glass Of Ice I've mentioned various times my love for all things bridal-related, and single or otherwise, I'm beginning to realise it's going to be a longterm interest of mine.  Though it was only once I came face-to-face with the mass of floral arrangements and rows upon rows of jewel embellished gowns that it dawned on me just to what extent! 

Saturday, 27 February 2016

My Jolie Candle: Scents of Spring

my jolie candle blog review
Hmm, it's not the part of winter where we're busy singing festive songs.  And it's not the part where everyone can be heard celebrating with party poppers and champagne.  Instead, it's the dwindling months of the season where minds inevitably begin to wander to the months just around the corner - Spring!  I've been crossing my fingers for snow for what feels like an eternity and so I now declare my tireless efforts over.  Officially over.  With daffodils showing their pretty heads and sunshine making more regular appearances, I'm ready to head into March with my focus on the Spring season and all of the beautiful sights and scents it brings with it.  To mark the occasion, I'm immersing myself in a too-pretty-for-its-own-good Monoi-Scented Candle c/o by My Jolie Candle...

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

5 Reasons To Start Running

uk british fitness blogger femaleBefore anything else, can we all take a moment to appreciate the unrealistically-white parts of my trainers?  I say 'unrealistically' because I spent a fair few minutes violently scrubbing them until they looked presentable!  The cold hard truth of running (outdoors, at least) is that you'll inevitably have dirty, soggy trainers to look forward to at some point. Mmm pretty.  Though dirty trainers aside, there are one million and one positives to running, so if you've been toying with the idea of starting, hopefully I can convince you to tie up your hair, put on your trainers and start earning those miles!

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Hotel Wishlist: Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne Switzerland

All images have been taken from the Beau-Rivage Palace website
So, do you remember me saying in the last addition to my ongoing Hotel Wishlist series that the next one was going to be a stunner?  Well, sitting prettily at number fourteen is the impeccably designed Beau-Rivage Palace, a luxury hotel located in Lausanne, Switzerland.  With consistently impressive and refreshing design running through the rooms and with previous guests such as Coco Chanel, 'stunning' doesn't seem to do the hotel justice.  Combine this with a location on the shores of Lake Geneva along with a view of the Alps, and it's not difficult to understand why this is one of my favourite features so far!

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Teasing Textures

zara blanket scarf brown orangeAs part of my quest to find more unusual skirts, I recently headed to Zara in the hope of finding a ridiculously short but stylish wardrobe addition.  Mission accomplished!  However, I'm a tall girl and with a particularly long hip-to-knee leg ratio; combine this with my love for fierce heels and it's easy to understand why I've avoided mini skirts for a while. Having said that, clearly the time for avoidance is over as I didn't exit Zara empty-handed (who does?) and instead found myself in possession of a teeny-tiny suede patchwork skirt that is both stylish and yes, short!

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Valentine's Day Nails

valentines day manicure ideasHappy Valentine's Day!  Regardless of how you're choosing to celebrate (or not celebrate) the day, I hope you're having a lovely time.  Personally, I'm sticking with my plan - because there's slim chance of me forfeiting the opportunity to eat my weight in heart-shaped champagne chocolate truffles!  Anyway, as you'll most likely have gathered by now, I'm a bit of a manicure-addict and so to mark the occasion, I've gone for a gorgeous glittered red for the day...

Friday, 12 February 2016

Valentine's Event at River Island, Style Studio

River island bloggers event 2016
I spent last night surrounded by heart balloons and iced biscuits thanks to having been invited to River Island's Style Studio at the Marble Arch branch for their Valentine's event!  Prosecco in one hand and camera in the other, I went about admiring the collection on show; one packed with safari shades and tactile textures...

Monday, 8 February 2016

The Body Shop: Drops of Youth

the body shop drops of youth range reviewBefore launching A Glass Of Ice, I was pretty much in the dark when it came to skincare.  Not only was I neglecting my skin, I was also causing unnecessary damage - such as rubbing my eyes raw with rough face wipes and going to bed with mascara remnants on my face.  I know.  However since those dark days (and near comical, clown-like mornings when it came to facing the mirror), I've been introduced to various skincare lessons and routines.  Something I've many beauty bloggers to thank for, is having my eyes opened to how tomorrow's skin health starts today!  So, at the grand old age of 22 I may not have any noticeable signs of ageing, but there's certainly no harm in giving myself a helping hand by trying the fabulous Drops of Youth c/o range by The Body Shop...

Friday, 5 February 2016

It's a Love Story...

Boohoo Valentines Nightwear Blog ... Except it's not, because I'm single this Valentine's Day.  Oh.  Though I understand I should probably be misty-eyed in front of a romantic film in a week from now, it's far more likely I'll be tucking into a box of salted caramel truffles and embracing not sharing them with anyone!  This loved-up month, Boohoo are spreading the message of feeling gorgeous regardless of your relationship status, as well as finding ways to treat yourself.  So the question is, how will I be treating myself next weekend?

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

The Beaumont Hotel

The Beaumont room keysThe month of January ended on a high for me after being invited to stay at The Beaumont as the hotel's guest.  I've been admiring the luxurious five-star Mayfair hotel for a while now - a curiosity that resulted in featuring it in my ongoing Hotel Wishlist series as the thirteenth addition.  After staying the night, I can say what is for certain; The Beaumont is a spectacularly special hotel and one that guarantees a hotel experience never to be forgotten!
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