Box Roses – The new way to receive flowers

December 24, 2016

This year I was lucky enough to be treated to a beautiful box of roses for Christmas from my boyfriend. I’d seen these types of roses on Instagram a lot and had been wanting some for a while!

The roses arrived next day delivery in a large box with a pretty ribbon on the top. Inside the box each rose had it’s own little water tube so you don’t have to remove them they can stay in the box and can be placed anywhere around your home they look really pretty on a sideboard or on a coffee table.

I was really impressed with the flowers so wanted to share a few pictures with you all.


Getting a little arty with the camera 🙂

The roses lasted around a week and are from LXIX. I think these make a perfect Christmas gift of Valentines day present.


Lifestyle, Manchester

The new kid on the block: Refinery Manchester Spinningfields

December 5, 2016

We’ve had quite a few restaurants /bars opening in Manchester recently first Menagerie and now Refinery which has just opened in the XYZ building in Spinningfields.  It’s great to see more business opening towards the bottom end of Spinningfields towards Salford, as this is where I live and it’s fastly becoming a very exciting area 🙂

I’d been waiting for Refinery to open and had seen some of the press images of the interior on the website and it did not disappoint. The decor is beautiful it’s rustic yet modern, it’s been so nicely done. It’s how I’d love my home to look! I’d been checking out the menu before I went and they have a really great choice of food available. They do breakfasts which sound lovely as well as lots of staple classics like burgers and fish and chips a swell as steaks (menu linked) if you fancy having a look.

I’ve not been out for a Sunday roast in Manchester for ages so I decided to book in with my sidekick for a meal last night. We decided to go for Sourdough bread with salted butter for starters (£4.95) and both got beef roast (£17) for mains. I wouldn’t usually spend £17 for a Sunday roast and was hoping the portion sizes wouldn’t be tiny and boy I did not need to worry.

The sourdough bread was delicious… and the main was even better. Normally when you go for a Sunday roast you get 2 thin slices of beef. This was two very thick perfectly done slices of beef. They did not skimp out on the portion sizes at all- there was so much veg and potatoes and also you’re own big pot of gravy. I ate as much as I possibly could and couldn’t finish the plate. My boyfriend who’s a PT and forever hungry also couldn’t finish the plate and thats a pretty impossible sighting. I think that’s the first time I’ve ever seen him really struggle!!

I’m even pretty picky about my soda and lime (never seem to add enough lime and never add fresh limes) and they got that absolutely spot on.

The bar area also looks very nice and I’m looking forward to stopping by on a Saturday night which I’ll try and do soon! The staff were also extremely friendly and attentive which was ace.

Massive thumbs up from me and well worth waiting for in my opinion. It’s great to leave a restaurant feeling full and entirely happy with every bit of the experience 🙂

Also for anyone who might think this is sponsored it’s definitely not.. they didn’t have any idea I was a blogger when I went in either, as I don’t really like saying it… This is 100% my opinion and my money paying for it.





Beauty, Manchester

Microdermabrasion in Manchester

October 23, 2016

Tipping 25 has really got me thinking I need to try and take as much care of my skin as possible. After 4 years of being in work now I feel as though I’m in a routine, as to what I generally tend do each day and the possible effects that this is having on my skin. I wear makeup to work 9-5 everyday.. I also wear it at for at least 1 day at the weekend and probably only have 1 day off a week without it.

When i take my makeup off i try as best as possible to ensure every last bit is gone. However i do feel that over time the use of makeup can clog up the pores and I was starting to feel as though i needed a way of completely unclogging my pores.

I had been researching different skin treatments for some time (having never had one before I felt it was the right time to give it a try). I found a local trusted skin clinic to me in Manchester city centre called Rejuvenate which is based in Northern Quarter.

I decided to book in for a consultation. Before we spoke about any treatments Rejuventate were really interested to find out exactly what results I was looking to achieve so they could recommend the best skin treatment for me. After I had explained my current skin care routine and the things i was looking to get (such as to unblock any pores, remove any congestion and improve fine lines) they recommended that microdermabrasion was the most suitable option.


The treatment lasted approx 1 hour and was actually very comfortable and relaxing. A small little suction device is used (shown in pic below) and is gradually glided over the face and neck. There are different strengths and before one is chosen they do a full assessment of the skin on your face to choose the right one. After the treatment a face mask is applied to hydrate the skin. I was so relaxed at this point I almost fell asleep!


After the treatment I looked in the mirror and my skin was noticeably glowing. I had some skin coloured bumps on my forehead prior to the treatment which i believe was a build up skincells and afterwards when i touched my forehead it was completely smooth. I was so happy. I will definitely be adding microdermabrasion into my skin care and will try and go again soon.

I was so pleased with the results from just one treatment and 100% would go again!

When i applied my makeup the next day it looked more radiant. I can see why people do this as a regular treatment!




Cleaning made easy!

September 30, 2016

I had been looking to get my city centre flat in Manchester cleaned for quite sometime. Juggling a busy work life and social life can mean that cleaning just seems to be put to the bottom of my pile.  I was looking to find a service which was quick and easy to book.

I did some googling and came across which is a bit like the Uber of cleaning services. You can set the date and time you would like your clean and then choose which cleaner you would like based on their reviews. There’s quite a few cleaners to choose from and it’s good if you live in the city centre.

I specifically wanted my floors cleaned (as they had gotten ridiculously dusty) and the bathrooms. The cleaner came on time and did a thorough 3 hour clean. This gave me time to go out and get some other errands done whilst she did the job. The cleaner was lovely and did great job and everything was left nice, clean and tidy when I came home she even gave the over a clean.

I was surprised that my little flat needed 3 hours to clean it but I guess you can underestimate how dusty things actually get! The only thing that might be annoying for some is that the cleaners dont bring mops/ vacuum cleaners- you have to provide those so I had to make quick dash in the morning to buy a mop!

I would recommend this service if your looking for a fast and easy way to get your home spick and span. It’s useful for people like me who have moved into a new area and perhaps aren’t sure where to find a reliable cleaner.




Natural Pain free Lip Fillers in Manchester

July 16, 2016

I have been umming and ahhing about whether to have lip fillers for about 3-4 years not because I felt my lips were too thin but simply because I love the look of full, plump lips- Kylie Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski style.

There was a few things which had been putting me off getting the treatment and the first is that I’m a massive scaredy cat when it comes to needles & was worried about how much it would hurt. A lot of my friends and my boyfriend also said not to do it, saying I didn’t need it and that I could mess up my face. They made me worry about different horror stories they had seen where girls had them done and either had lumpy looking lips or huge duck lips. So for a long while I decided I wouldn’t do it and bought things like lip plumpling gloss. I also tried Luisa Zissman’s Candylipz which was absolutely shocking- I was left with a bruised mouth not just my lips but all around the edges, it was terrible- those things should be banned.

I had been searching around for a clinic which looked to be reliable for lip fillers for some time before coming across Dermaplus Aesthetics on Instagram. The before and after images on their instagram looked really good and I had read lots of positive reviews about them, so I decided to get in touch before booking in with Sophie.

On the day of my procedure, Sophie took me through everything which would happen and was very reassuring about any concerns I had. She made me feel relaxed and at ease straight away.



Before the procedure started we spent some time looking in the mirror discussing exactly what I wanted and how I wanted my lips to look. Sophie explained where the filler should be inserted and she inserted the filler in stages so I could see exactly how things looked during the process. Before any filler was added she added numbing cream to my lips…. And there was there was virtually no pain at all! I couldn’t believe I had put off having lip fillers for all these years just because I was worried about how much it would hurt, when there was absolutely no need. (The Candylipz I’d used was far worse!).

The whole experience from start to end was great and the procedure itself was completely fine!!

In terms of after care, you need to massage your lips every half an hour for the first few days just to make sure that no lumps appear & Sophie made sure I knew exactly how to do this before leaving.

The fillers take a week to settle down which is when you see the final results.

I’ve taken a few pictures to show you how my lips looked before and after as well as how they looked after the first few days after the procedure and how they look a week later.

As you can see I felt I was lacking volume in my upper lip especially.



Straight after the treatment:



A few days later… it took about 5 days for my lips to settle at first they were a bit swollen.


A week later and the final results:

I’m so pleased with the results it’s a subtle change which has added slightly more volume especially to my upper lip. I would 100% recommend Dermaplus Aesthetics and wouldn’t go anywhere else now!

Thank you Sophie & Dermaplus I love them! 🙂



Thicker Longer Lashes from Dr Ayanna Knight’s Clinic

June 27, 2016

I’m always on the look out for new miracle beauty products and for the last 3 weeks I’ve been trying out a new lash serum called Elastilash. Elastilash is available from Dr Ayanna Knight’s clinic which is where I got mine. Dr Ayanna Knight has brand new Cosmetic Skin Care, Health & Wellbeing clinic in Brighton and I wanted to give one of her eyelash products a try.


Elastilash is designed to give you fuller, thicker lashes so I thought i’d give it a go to see what it does.

I’ve been applying the lash product once a day every night as the instructions advise. For the first 1-2 weeks I didn’t see much change but it’s very simple to apply and literally takes 1 second whilst doing your evening routine, so I decided to keep going and persevere with it. The applicator is nice and thin so it’s very easy to glide on to your lash line.


My lashes aren’t majorly thin nor are they thick, but they are blonde at the ends which always makes them look less thick and short. In the past I’ve had lash extensions and my gosh that was one of the biggest mistakes I’ve ever made! It ruined my lashes and I had to wait years for them to grow back. I’m now petrified of ever having them done again and so stick to using just my fave mascara and falsies on a night out.

I’m now on to my third week of using Elastilash and I’m seeing some great results so far my lashes are definitely stronger and thicker. The picture below is a before and after wearing no mascara.- I thought it would be best if I used no mascara to show you how they look naturally.  I tried so hard to use my proper camera but it was so difficult trying to photograph my lashes and getting the camera to actually focus so I had to use the selfie mode on my phone. Hopefully you can still see the effects

Heres a comparison before and after

PhotoGrid_1467058937457 Here’s a few photos with mascara on and you can really see how long they actually are here!

20160703_204341 20160703_204253I will continue using over the next few weeks and document my results again – it’s definitely a product you need to stick with but it will give you great results if you do!

By quoting *JAYLA* you can receive 20% off Elastilash and treatments at Dr Ayanna’s Clinic.








Depop Sale!

May 29, 2016

I’m having a big sale of all my clothes on Depop to try and make some wardrobe space for when my boyfriend moves in with me this summer.

I’m selling lots of things which are really nice and hardly been worn for very cheap so if you’re looking for a summer bargain give my shop a whirl before things sell! 🙂

My depop name is jayla1990



Tammy Hembrow Full Review & Results

May 29, 2016

I have completed 7 weeks out of 8 of the Tammy Hembrow booty guide and I wanted to share a more complete review with you.

I have tried my best to follow the guide day by day as much as possible. Working on glutes 3 times a week as the plan says and the days in between working on my upper body.

Sometimes I’ve found it quite difficult to complete every exercise in the each days work out just because it’s not always easy to get on the equipment in my gym as it’s usually busy with guys using it and sometimes means I have to wait ages until it’s free. If that happens, I usually substitute the work out for another type of booty exercise.

I’ve done my best to follow the diet too and have increased the amount of protein I eat. On a daily basis I’ve found it easier eating protein bars after I have my dinner or lunch just to make sure I get that extra protein in my diet. I’ll also try and make sure I have a protein shake after the gym. On the whole, I’ve made sure most of the food I eat is clean and healthy but I usually have 1 cheat day a week where I’ll just eat what I like.

Whilst I’m not sure if my butt has increased in size… (I think it may have slightly), it’s definitely more lifted & toned.

I’ve included a few pictures below. Sorry I don’t have lots of different ones- I’m not really the kinda gal to take pictures or display these sort of pics publicly but I wanted to share my results with my readers as I’ve had a couple of people interested!

I’d defo recommend the guide for anyone who’s looking to improve their glutes. It was £35 which is quite pricey for a guide but if it gives you that extra motivation and focus in the gym like it has done for me then I think thats worth the price tag.

1-20160522_160657If you have any other questions please just send me a message & I’ll get back to you! 🙂


Goodbye Dark Circles – Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector

May 4, 2016

I really love a super bright under eye and for a while I’ve been on the search for a product that would really help brighten my under eyes.

I’m a bit of a concealer junkie and I think I’ve tried all of the most hyped about ones like Urban decay, pro long wear, Nars creamy concealer etc but was still yet to find something to give me a super bright under eye look.

I follow Amanda Ensing on YouTube she is defo one of my favourite Beauty Vloggers because everything she likes I usually agree with and like myself.

In one of her tutorials she talks about how to conceal under eyes  It looked really brightening so I had to give it a try.

I’m really loving this product so far the formula is really creamy and easy to blend under the eye. The best way to apply it is to take some on a fluffy brush and apply this beneath your eye where you have the darkness. I then take a beauty blender and add my concealer over the top and blend in.  It goes really nicely under all of the concealers I have tried and mentioned above but I think it works best with L’oreal true match concealer.

It’s a little bit extra effort to use every day so I tend to use this when I’m going on a night out or when I really want that bright under eye highlight.

It was a little pricey at £22 but in my opinion worth it!


Pen & Pencil for Brunch in the Northern Quarter

April 26, 2016

I recently went to Pen & Pencil which is in Northern Quarter in Manchester. I’d heard really good things about it and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. The restaurant is in a rustic building right opposite from Whiskey Jar and the vibe inside is really nice with comfy benches to eat at and a big bar area.

We decided to try out the brunch, it’s served all day from 10am-5pm which is super convenient as not many places in Manchester do this. I went for Eggs Pen & Pencil which was £7.50 and my boyfriend went for Steak and Eggs which was £9.50.

We’d both read a review on Manchester evening news about the best brunch places in Manchester which raved about the steak and eggs at Pen and Pencil we were both surprised that it was a little small portion size for the money so if you’re looking to fill yourself up well then i’d go for the Eggs Pen & Pencil instead.

After the savoury part course we couldn’t leave without trying the pancakes. I’ve been on the search for somewhere which does real authentic thick American style pancakes and Pen & Pencil have come the closest so far to this in Manchester.

I went for American pancakes with berries (£5.50) and Mark went for pancakes and bacon (£7)- both were delicious but i think Mark’s might have been slightly better as the pancakes and bacon had a caramel flavoured syrup and mine maple. Both were soooo good and I’m getting really hungry writing this!

Pen and Pencil has a big thumbs up from me and I’ll defo be going back soon for some more of those pancakes! 🙂




Really liked the decor in the loo’s as well! Had to snap a pic a nice relatively cheap way to make your the walls stand out! 🙂