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Kimberley Shing Makeup Artist

Kimberley Shing Makeup Artist

Kimberley Shing is a Wigan/ manchester based Make up artist who works at Selfridges in the Trafford centre. Kimberley Started her passion to learn make up in college in 2012 at Leigh Image centre then moved onto Salford University to study her degree in Make-up. She knew that make-up was something She had always wanted to do since She was very young She used to play in her mums make-up bag.

She also does 1-1 make up lessons for anyone who wants to learn make up as a skill or who just wants to learn how to do make up on them selves. And is also available for weddings… Take a look at some of her transformations below and a product break down to create these fabulous looks….

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  • Eyebrows – Dip Brow by Mac
  • Lashes – iLashes in Eva
  • Glitter – Lit Cosmetics in Champagne Wishes
  • Foundation – MAC STUDIO FIX
  • Concelar – Mac Pro Long Wear
  • Lips – Peaches and Cream BAMBI
  • Eyeliner – Maybelline Eyeliner
  • Eyeshadows – Make-up Geek
  • Setting Spray – Urban Decay
  • Contour – Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Bronzer – Mac mineralise skin finish in Medium Dark
  • Highlight – Soft and Gentle by Mac

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  • Eye brows – spiked eyebrow pencil by Mac
  • Eye shadows – Zoe Eva Nude Palette
  • Eyeliner – Blacktrack by Mac
  • Lashes – eldora false eyelashes
  • Setting Spray – Fix plus by Mac
  • Contour kit – Iconic London
  • Lips – Myth by Mac mixed with Sweet and sour by Mac
  • Foundation – Nars sheer glow
  • Highlight – Mary Lou the Balm

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  • Brows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in Chocolate
  • Foundation – Georgia Armarni Luminous Silk
  • Eyeshadows – All Mac
  • Lips – Milkshake by Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Lashes – Ardell Demi Wispies
  • Highlight – Mary Lou the Balm
  • Contour kit – Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Setting Spray – Urban Decay

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  • Foundation – Mac Studio Fix
  • Eyebrows – Mac Dip Brow
  • Eye shadows – Morphe Palette
  • Lips – Mac believer teddy mixed with Myth by Mac
  • Bronzer – Mac mineralise skin finish in dark
  • Lashes – iLashes in Serena
  • Blusher – Nars Orgasm
  • Setting Spray – Mac fix plus
  • Highlight – MUA cosmetics

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  • Foundation – Mac studio Sculpt
  • Setting spray – Urban Decay
  • Eye shadows – Illamasqua
  • Lipstick – cream cup by Mac
  • Eyebrows – Mac Dip Down
  • Highlight – Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Palette
  • Bronzer – Mac mineralise skin finish in medium Dark

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  • Eyebrows – Spiked eyebrow pencil
  • Foundation – Mac studio Fix
  • Lips – velvet teddy by Mac
  • Highlight – Soft and Gentle by Mac
  • Eyeshadow – all Mac
  • Lashes – Prima Lashes
  • Bronzer – Nars Bronzer
  • Contour – Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • concelar – Mac select cover up

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  • Highlight – Mac vanilla Pigment
  • Lips – Mac Angel lipstick
  • Contour – Anastasia Beverly Hills
  • Brows – Nyx Brow pencil
  • Foundation – Urban Decay Naked
  • Concelar – Mac Pro long wear
  • Eye shadows – all Mac
  • Setting Spray – Urban Decay

 

To book Kimberley for make up or a lesson please contact..

Facebook – Make-up by Kimberley
Instagram – kimberleyshing_mua
Contact number – 07826010606
Kimberleyshing@gmail.com

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Celebrity Smile

Celebrity Smile

The new break through whitening toothpaste from America has landed in the UK. With results just after brushing once it’s a must have for your beauty routine. The most powerful whitening toothpaste that’s recommended by dentists as a powerful stain remover. Calcium peroxide dissolves difficult to remove stains deep inside the teeth. No more yellow stained teeth with this miracle tooth paste.

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Surface stains are gently polished away and the unique formula leave teeth shiny and sparkly white and the gentle tartar control ingredients leaves teeth smooth and shiny whilst eliminating plaque.

It leaves a long lasting minty fresh taste while also freshens breath. It’s a winner! Here is some before and after pictures of the amazing results…

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This one below is after only one use!!

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With celebrity smile firmly becoming a Celeb favourite The good news is They are now stocking in salons across the UK!

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You can have your own stand set up in your salon of this amazing product just like the one below..

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If you would like to order some Celebrity smile or stock your salon please contact..

Tel: 07748542838

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Macdonald Craxton Wood Spa

Macdonald Craxton Wood Spa

As a massive fan of a good Spa day I decided to check out the Macdonald Craxton wood spa. I took my mum along for a little treat. We were greeted by the lovely staff and had a healthy lunch with some champagne in the gorgeously calm eating area which over looks the pool.

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We were then shown around the spa and to our own lockers were are robes and slippers were waiting for us. We got changed and then went for a steam before we had a swim in the pool before drying off in the roasting hot sauna.

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I’d booked our treatments in late so we could make use of the facilities first as I’m always ready  for bed after I have a relaxing massage and a facial so I always have my treatments late whenever I go to a spa. So we waited in the relaxation room read some magazines and drank some lemon water until the therapist came and collected us. I was that relaxed I fell asleep and my mum had to wake me up! Lol

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Over all my spa day was a lovely experience and I’d definitely recommend Macdonald Craxton wood spa to anyone looking for the ultimate spa day!

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Here is some info about the spa…

Relax and rejuvenate your body and mind with a visit to the brand new Vital Health & Wellbeing Club at Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa. Having recently benefited from a £1.4million investment our luxurious new spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Our 18 metre heated indoor pool allows you to enjoy magnificent countryside views through the full-length windows as you swim. Burn off the calories with a class in our studio, or leave the stresses of the day behind on the Technogym machines before enjoying a well-deserved bask in the rejuevating new thermal suite or relaxation room. If you prefer, unwind with a relaxing hot stone massage from our trained therapists, enjoy our wonderful facilities or simply relax with a soothing herbal tea in our Woodland Café.

Residents can use these facilities for a charge of £20 per person, which includes: full use of the stunning spa thermal facilities including multi-sensory area of aromatic drench showers, sauna, steam room, thermal foot-spas and ice fountain.  Fluffy robes, towels and slippers are also provided.

To book a treatment please call the number below

Park Gate Road, LedshamChester CH66 9PB 

Tel 0344 879 9038

  • Spa entry: £20 per person
  • 18 metre heated indoor pool
  • Thermal suite
  • Fitness studio with classes
  • State of the art Technogym equipment
  • Woodland Spa Cafe
  • Relaxation room & garden
  • Monday to Friday: 6.30am–10.00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 8.00am–8.00pm
  • Children’s swim times: 9am-11am & 3pm-6pm

 

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Evolution – Total Transformation

Evolution – Total Transformation

The perfect solution to start 2016 with a bang!!!

As everyone already knows Im a big fan of health and fitness but also a massive fan of food!! Ive tried every diet, detox, quick fix, fad diet there is too keep trim over the years but what I’ve grown to realise is healthy eating and exercise is the key.. It’s 70% diet 30% exercise. The majority of the time I eat good and follow a low carb high protein diet. But sometimes I fall of the wagon just like everyone does and I need a bit of a kick up the bum!

I was introduced to the Evolution transformation by a friend and I’m up for trying anything when it comes to weight loss as long as it’s a healthy way.  After  speaking to Rob Brennan the man behind Evolution total transformation  10 day programme proven to help you drop 8-10 pounds just by eating clean, I had to give it a whirl!

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My food was delivered packaged to perfection with every meal clearly labeled, the chef came inside and talked me through my next three days of the diet. It was very simple and easy and nothing needed to be warmed up in the microwave which I was happy about as I hate microwaving food anyway. Most of the food can be eaten cold but most of the tea time meals required a 10 min warm up in the pan. Easy peasy!

Rob is a nutrition expert so along with a macro chef they both carefully constructed the eating plans which all consist of freshly prepared food which is gluten and diary free, my 10 day plan consisted of three meals per day, with a snack. To go along side the food is also some natural herbal food supplements some  liquid chlorophyll to make sure your body is getting everything it possibly needs.

For instance day 1

  • Breakfast – High Protein breakfast bar
  • Lunch – chicken satay salad
  • Dinner– chicken tai green curry
  • Snack– chocolate brownie

I have to say I was totally impressed the food was amazing and so tasty I actually text rob to say how much I loved the food and couldn’t Belive it was a detox. I was probably eating more food than what I do when I’m not dieting. That’s what made it so easy to do.

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I wouldn’t even look at it as a diet or detox it’s more of a way of life and it’s perfect for people who have a busy schedule and haven’t the time to prep their food and perfect for those who just don’t know how to eat healthily. I lost 7lb in total and felt fantastic you don’t have to work out  whilst doing the evolution plan but I still done my training. Im a big fan of healthy eating anyway but I would highly recommend the Evolution Total Transformation its a great kick start for anyone wanting to lose some weight and get in the habit of eating healthier and living a healthier lifestyle and a great way to start of 2016 a new healthier you.

If you would like to know more take a look at

Evolution Total Transformation, visit www.robert-brennan.com/evolution 

Twitter @the1robbrennan

Mobile: 07789636873

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Majorca!

Majorca!

I’ve not long been home from my Summer holiday in one of my favourite places Majorca. Majorca has become one of my favourite places to go in the summer for a few years now. I have lots of friends there and it’s somewhere I will never get bored of going. Sun, sea, amazing beaches, fabulous food and only a 2.5 hour flight.

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My recent trip I stayed at my usual favourite hotel the newly refurbished 5 star OD hotels what I love about the hotel is its right opposite the port so no need for taxis, they pick me up from the airport in the Porsche Cayenne and it’s only a 15 minute drive it’s close to everything where I like to go. so is my first choice when I go over, not to mention the food and now the sky bar has now opened on the roof top bar where they have Djs on and live music most night. They have lots of events throughout the summer and The food is 10/10 not to mention the service which is exceptional. So if your thinking about majorca for your summer holiday 2016 this is definitely a recommendation of mine. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else on the island.

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While I was there I went to see the famous Pirates re loaded show in Magaluf I’ve been a few times now and we always have the best night it’s such a good atmosphere in there the place is rocking! The acrobatics are unbelievable and it’s a definite must if your over there! Perfect for hen parties or stags, or just even you want a great night out. There is also the Pirates adventure show which you can take kids to which is more child friendly lol! Ive been to both and there both fantastic.

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Reloaded is Pirates with an adult twist! Join them for an electric night of classic club tunes and amazing acrobatics guaranteed to blow you away. Party the night away to legendary tracks from artists such as Coldplay, Oasis, Faithless and The Prodigy, surrounded by mind blowing visuals and amazing performances. Sponsored by Red Bull Energy Drink, it’s the party night you cannot afford to miss.

For tickets please go to www.piratesreloaded.com

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Another place I always go when I visit majorca is my favourite restaurant Lucy Wangs on the port. It’s a French/ Japanese restaurant. The food is on another level. I could order everything on the menu. My favourite thing on the menu is the prawn and avocado starter and the black cod for a main. They also do the best cocktails. Im really into my wines so I always get a nice bottle of Sauvignon blanc or a strawberry Bellini. Here are some of my favourite dishes below.

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www.lucywangrestaurant.com

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Another one of my favourite places in majorca is Mood beach club. One of Majorca’s most beautiful beachside restaurant and bars. I love to go on a Sunday when they have live music on why you sunbath by the pool and sip cocktails and eat sushi :-) Its so chilled there and the food is amazing.

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www.moodbeach.com

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Maghull Health Studios

Maghull Health Studios

As a massive hot yoga fan I was delighted when I found out Maghull Health Studios had opened a Hot yoga studio as it’s not far from me.  I started to practise about 2 years ago and I’ve become so much more flexible and can get into positions I never thought was possible and really helps me lengthen and strengthen my body.

It clears my mind and helps me de-stress but best of all have a relaxing sleep. As well as it being so good for you. When I started the practise at Maghull health studios my daughter savannah started to come along with me and now she is also a massive fan and she has become really good at it. It’s something good and healthy for us to do for mum and daughter time.

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The studio itself it’s very chilled and has an ambient vibe to it with candles lit and relaxing music and has a sense of calmness when you walk in. They use the latest infra-red heating Panels that warm up the body from the inside out to get rid of all the toxins.

ABOUT THE CLASSES

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High standard for any level

In our hot room we have gained a reputation for having a high standard of instructors, helping people to get fit and healthy and coming away from our classes de-stressed, relaxed and revived!
With the guidance of our highly experienced teachers we help everybody achieve the full benefits of Hot Yoga… weight loss, body toning, back problems, sports performance, injury rehabilitation and stress, are just a few areas our members experience major improvements.
We have instructors from all backgrounds/practises that believe that yoga benefits our lives when practised on a daily basis. Our instructors all teach different styles of yoga ranging from Hatha, Vinyasa, Sivananda, Bikram, Iyengar, Ashtanga and meditation workshops including pranayama breath work so there is something for everyone on all levels and abilities.

STUDIO DESIGN 

Our hot yoga studio has been specially designed to give you the best possible environment for your yoga practice and to make your overall experience is the best it can be from the moment you walk through the door.
We have used the latest infra-red heating panels to heat the body from the inside out, helping to rid the body of toxins that build up in our system through our air, food, atmosphere etc. Our studio temperature ranges from 38-40 degrees.
Our air system is designed to pull stagnant air out of the studio and circulate fresh-heated air back in to maintain the right oxygen levels throughout your class while also maintaining the right humidity.

We have our room set with an ambient vibe with soft lighting, candles, relaxing music and incense burners to create an atmosphere of pure relaxation. Bliss!

WHY HOT YOGA?

There are a number of reason why you would choose hot yoga as part of your healthy, active lifestyle…

  • Detoxification: heavy sweating is said to help flush toxins from the skin
  • Lengthen, Strengthen: The heat also allows you to go a little more deeply and safely into the postures so you know you’re really warming up the muscles and you can really approach the postures from a safe place.
  • It burns more calories than in a regular heated room: Practicing yoga in a heated room also elevates the heart rate, which makes the body work harder than in regular heat as your body has to try to cool you down at a higher rate. It’s really for people who want a more intense workout—those who want to develop strength, flexibility and tone along with a cardiovascular workout, depending on the yoga style.
  • Relaxation & stress relief: relaxing improves breathing (which helps conditions like asthma) and focuses the mind, which develops better mental concentration and stress relief.

PREPARE AND HYDRATE

Being hydrated before your hot yoga class is essential. You will lose a lot of fluid during the class and therefore if you are dehydrated you could feel dizzy, nauseous, fatigued etc so it’s important to listen to your body and take a break when you need it.

Everyone is different but as guide you should ideally drink 2 litres of water before your class and sip water throughout your class. We recommend that you replace your fluids and electrolytes lost during the class with a natural drink such as coconut water to replenish what is lost.

Everybody is concentrating on their own practise and resting when they need it. There is no ego in hot yoga, so work with your body, relax when needed and you will benefit much more from your practise.

To book your first class and ask about our introductory offers call us on: 0151 526 0062 if you quote AmandaH10 you will receive a hot yoga class pass deal for just £60 for 10 classes or a 20 class pass for £115 so works out just £5.75 per class.

Maghull Health studios
Sefton lane industrial estate
Sefton lane
Maghull
L31 8BX

Tel: 0151 526 0062

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posted by Amanda, 1st October 2015, Categories: Health & Fitness, Lifestyle

OD Port Portals – 5th star

OD Port Portals – 5th star

OD Port Portals celebrates its 5th star with the inauguration of the Sky Bar, the new ‘Place to Be’ in Puerto Portals

The Sky Bar at the OD Port Portals Hotel opens on June 11, with three parties every week: Thursdays will be ‘Petit Comité’ , Fridays ‘Sintillate’, while Sundays will be ‘Deepfferent’.

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The hotel is currently in the process of seeking its 5th star, offering exceptional personal attention, convertible Smarts, private chauffeur and extra concierge service.

May 27, 2015Palma de Mallorca. After the first winter since opening in April 2014, and the success of the Burger Meets Gin concept, OD Port Portals Hotel opens its new Sky Bar. A unique venue where you can find the coolest parties, the most Mediterranean deep house and the finest views over the bay of Palma de Mallorca.

These parties offer a mix of the cosmopolitan, the island’s electronic culture, and the magic touch of Ibiza. During the summer months the terrace of OD Port Portals will serve as a unique meeting point thanks to its enviable location and the quality of its service.

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OD Hotels celebrates the opening of its Sky Bar as a prelude to achieving its 5th star. With exceptional concierge services that include Smart Cabrio for guests in Junior Suites, private chauffeur in Porsche Cayenne, an exclusive retro glamour, and a successful conversion process aimed at achieving this qualification, the OD Port Portals Hotel seeks to surpass the requirements of the Department of Tourism and obtain its 5-star distinction very soon.

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You can find detailed information about OD Hotels, images and other materials
suited for publishing at the following link www.od-hotels.com/downloads

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posted by Amanda, 1st July 2015, Categories: Lifestyle, Uncategorized

OD Port Portals

OD Port Portals

The newly constructed hotel OD Port Portals, member of Design Hotels and opening April 2014, is perfectly situated close to the luxurious yacht harbor of Puerto Portals (Portals Nous) with its first-class restaurants, bars and boutiques. Also near to the hotel are the beaches of Costa d´en Blanes, Portals Nous and excellent golf courts like the Bendinat´s Royal Golf. It combines good location and excellent service with retro glamour.

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The hotel opens all year round and offers exclusive and personalised services such as driver service or a Smart Cabrio with every Junior Suite. Serving health-conscious cross-over cuisine with Asian, and European influences, the à-la-carte restaurant is decorated with classic furnishings in muted hues and soft lighting. Breakfast is served until 12 o´clock. Free Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas.

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My stay at the OD Port Portals

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On arriving in Mallorca on a really early flight we were picked up by the hotels Porsche Cayenne, I was told by our driver the hotel itself was only 20 minutes from the airport which was a bonus as I couldn’t wait to get my bikini on and have a little sleep in the sun. On arriving at the hotel we were welcomed with a drink by the friendly staff then shown to our junior suite. The hotel itself is very modern and contemporary and very new. As are the rooms below with a separate living room and outdoor balcony. The beds were comfy and the shower room was amazing. I was very pleased with our suite.

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We spent quite a lot of time outside by the pool area, with waiter service, cabanas, sun lounges and the sun shining we didn’t have to move an inch. The hotel has music on around the pool and you can also eat there. Perfect for a relaxing day.

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We ate breakfast outside every morning, there was so much on offer but I went for the healthy option most days choosing fruit and fresh orange followed by smoked salmon scrambled eggs. Except our last day I got a full English with pancakes the lot!! See below some of the gorgeous food OD Port Portals has to offer. We then chilled by the pool for a few hours listening to music until we went about our day.

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Over all we loved our stay at OD Port Portals the hotel was perfect and right by the port so no need for any taxis. The food was fantastic and the staff couldn’t be more helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel I your planning a trip to majorca!

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When booking a junior suite this is what’s included below…

 

Rates from 270 € per night per room.

Please contact them for reservations at:

Hotel OD Port Portals

Tel: (+34) 971 675 956

E-mail: odportportals@od-hotels.com

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posted by Amanda, 7th June 2015, Categories: Lifestyle

Stone Lifestyle

Stone Lifestyle

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A couple of weeks ago I was invited to Stone Lifestyle in Ormskirk for an Elemis facial, Stone Lifestyle is a lovely, calm, modern salon in the heart of Ormskirk village, with 3 floors, a hair salon on the ground floor, then beauty, massage and tan rooms upstairs.

Stone Offers a wide range of treatments from spray tans, massage, make up, and everything to cater for your hair needs. The staff are really friendly and the salon had a really calm atmosphere, I’ve used Elemis products for years now, you can’t beat them. I’ve tried most skin care ranges over the years and I always go back to Elemis.

I’m obsessed with the day and night capsules, and I just can’t live without them, so i was happy to learn they were being used in my facial.  My facial consisted of a cleanse, scrub, then a face, head and shoulder massage using the oil from the day and night capsules, then two masks, tone and moisturiser. I usually talk when I have facials and you can’t shut me up, but It was so relaxing, I just fell asleep!

A bit about Stone lifestyle…

We are a salon situated in Ormskirk Lancashire town centre. We have been open for eight years and had continued success with all recommendations from clients.

We work on three floors and do all aspects in Hair, Beauty and holistic therapies. Our partners are Elemis. L’Oreal,Joico, K pack and most recently fudge.

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Opening hours

Mon- Saturday 9 to 5.30
Late nights Thursday 7pm
Friday 6PM.

We pride ourselves on our continual professionalism our logo says” Open our door …..Leave the hustle and bustle behind” once you’ve experience our salon you will understand.

You will experience a difference at Stone Lifestyle; we strive to deliver the ultimate in services and well being in a relaxing and contemporary environment.

We have 6 hairdressers 3 juniors 4 beauty therapist that work towards delivering the best service possible.

Call in  our door is always open 

Get in touch…

Tel: 01695 581 811

Website – Www.stonelifestyle.com

Twitter – @ormskirk1

Facebook – Facebook.com/stonelifestyle

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posted by Amanda, 8th September 2013, Categories: Lifestyle, Uncategorized

My Stay at Mottram Hall

My Stay at Mottram Hall

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to be invited to the fabulous newly refurbished Mottram Hall up in Alderley Edge. We arrived around 1.30pm to be greeted by Managing Director James, who assured us our every need would be catered for and informed us that our lunch would be ready at 2pm.

We were then  shown to our absolutely stunning suite, with the country décor and a view right across the golf course, I was looking forward to my stay, not to mention the Champagne on Ice waiting for us when we got into the room.

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posted by Amanda, 3rd July 2013, Categories: Beauty, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle, Skincare