Therapie Clinic

I recently visited Therapie Clinic in the Overgate Centre and was very impressed. Therapie Clinic in Dundee opened earlier this year and offers various clinical beauty treatments. This is a very exciting time for beauty in Dundee. It is about time that we got some new beauty treatments to keep up with the bigger more cosmopolitan cities.

Background

Therapie Clinic is a family-run business which originated in Ireland. They now feature stores around the United Kingdom. The clinic believe that beauty is more than just skin deep and use non-surgical procedures to enhance people without changing them.

At Therapie they specialise in providing fantastic visual and measurable results. They strive for top class customer service which the company is widely known for. Therapie Clinic are very much focused on creating a clinic that has payment options to suit everyone which is important within the current economic crisis we are facing today. All employees are fully trained and specialise in treatments so no need to be apprehensive as you are quite literally in safe and professional hands.

Initial thoughts

The store is very well lit and has a good location being right in the centre of Dundee. I like the layout of the store and was really impressed with the clutter free furnishings. Keeping the units clutter free instantly drew my attention to what products that were available. The products were displayed in an eye-catching way and were available to purchase. Having the products displayed neatly really was a pleasant experience and I felt not overwhelmed as I have done in previous situations where products were packed back to back with no room for picking up without knocking something over. The store has a professional feel about it and uses top quality products for their clients. The size of the store is very deceiving from the outside. Behind the reception desk there is a seating area which is perfect for customers who don’t like to sit in full view of passers-by, which I felt was a practical idea. Especially for the male clients who may not want to be seen.

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Appointments

Arriving into store for my first appointment I was very excited yet somewhat nervous as I didn’t know what to expect. I was feeling anxious as to what they might think of my skin and if I was doing enough to keep it in a healthy condition (I have never been confident with my skin). The staff greeted me with smiles and kindly asked me to fill in paper work to get to know me and my concerns etc. I was offered water and given more than enough time to fully read the documentation and to fill in the important information. The whole team were very welcoming and didn’t rush me throughout my time in store. I was made to feel important and treated the same way. The treatments were extensively explained for myself from the initial chat and documentation to the process itself. As previously mentioned, the staff are all trained to a high standard and this reflects when talking with them about the treatments and their experience in the industry. I found myself learning more and more about skin care and I really enjoyed it.

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The clinic has so much available that it can feel somewhat over whelming but the staff are very skilled at recommending specific treatments suitable for you which is fantastic and saves time and money. It allows you to invest your time in the treatments that will work for you and see results from day one.

My skin has always been an issue for me. I have struggled with sensitivity and spot prone skin for years. I’ve always tried to maintain a skin regime, but I have found that my day to day life has become so demanding and my time is becoming less and less each week. This has affected my routine and unfortunately my skin isn’t in it’s best condition that it could be. Good skin care is very important and if you look after your skin you will feel and look so much healthier. I need to force myself to keep this in mind.

Treatment

On this visit I was lucky enough to be given a facial with Environ skin care products. I have had previous facials with this brand and can honestly say that you feel the results straightaway. My skin was very dehydrated and required some moisture to go below the top layer of skin. These products are widely known for achieving great results and are not harsh on the skin. I have always enjoyed having a facial and was looking forward to getting started with Therapie to try and improve a more radiant and healthy skin. Achieving this would allow me to feel more confident with myself and in my skin. The staff were amazing with the consultation and making sure I was understanding the process and getting everything, I could out of the treatment.

The facial itself was so relaxing and the therapist talked me through what was to happen, what products would be used on my face during the treatment and recommended a skin care regime solely beneficial for myself to tackle my problem areas and skin concerns.

The therapist knew how much pressure to apply to my face and this allowed my skin to get the full benefit of the treatment it was requiring and without seeing my face I could feel how clean and fresh it felt. It’s the same feeling you have when your hairdresser washes your hair!

After the facial I felt so renewed. My face was glowing, and I noticed that straightaway. My skin felt so hydrated and it looked more healthier which is amazing and just shows how quickly these products get to work. I couldn’t have been any happier with the results and this was just after one facial. I can’t stress how impressed I am with Therapie as a whole. I would be very confident in recommending them to everyone.

I am very much looking forward to my next appointment. I would like to thank the whole team at Therapie. Stay up to date with my blog and social media channels as there is so much more to come with this company.

https://www.therapieclinic.co.uk/

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Get the Dress

Hello and welcome to nicspick’n’mix. On the blog, today I would like to introduce you to an up and coming fashion brand called Get the Dress.

Get the Dress is an online fashion store which offers affordable and stylist fashion for women. They focus on dresses to suit any occasion. They also cater for a variety of sizes- 8-16.

Get the Dress’s website is very easy to navigate around and creates a sophisticated feel due to it being clutter free. They have kept it simple with all the relevant information required. The pictures clearly show what the dresses look like on and no editing to modify the look of the dress. I like how the pictures are kept focused on the dress solely and not worn on “models” as such, it allows the customer to in vision the dress in a more real aspect if you like. I like the lay out a lot and don’t feel stressed when I browse this website. It’s a pleasure to view. The website has everything clearly marked with each dress in its own category.

I admire how they have chosen to specialise in dresses alone. It gives the feeling that they know their products inside out from choosing to do this. I like how these dresses are unique to any other brand I have ever worn or worked with. The company provide great customer service and the communication is of a high standard. They offer free delivery in the UK which is a huge bonus. And the delivery is very fast.

Get the Dress have a tremendous selection of style to choose from, the body con dresses to skater dresses. No matter your shape or size you will find your perfect dress for that special event or party from this company.

I found it very difficult to select a dress from the selection since I had a few favourites. I felt that all the styles were very elegant and would be great for events that I had coming up. The designs and patterns were so unusual that it added to my struggles of choosing a dress. In the end, I decided to go for a body con dress called LUCIANA. The dress shouted elegance, style and glamour to me. It was so classy yet with the off the shoulder finish it was very feminine and chique. I love the bardot shape with the v-plunge detail. The dress was black with floral designs and a body hugger. It does cling to your curves but I a very flattering way. The dress was made from polyester which was light weight and not difficult to move in. The shape and style of the dress towards the bottom came inwards which made some movements harder but I wasn’t uncomfortable wearing the dress. I felt like the character from Pretty women when she went to the races. As you all know about me pushing my boundaries with fashion this must be one style I had never worn before and I am so glad that I chose this dress.

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Luciana Dress £21.99

This is one company that you need to shop at and one to look out for. I love to see the latest dresses that come onto the website. My first stop when choosing a dress for any occasion.

I would like to thank the team at Get the Dress for allowing me to have the privilege of collaboration with them.

Please do check out their dresses for yourselves. Here are the links :

Get the Dress website

Get the Dress Facebook

Get the Dress Instagram

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. I do hope you enjoyed reading and if you do purchase a dress from Get the Dress please do let me see which one you chose.

Nicole x

Glitzy Angel

Hello and welcome to my blog. On nicspick’n’mix today I would be delighted to introduce you to a brand very close to my heart- Glitzy Angel.

Glitzy Angel was founded in 2009 as an online boutique based in Dundee, Scotland. Glitzy Angel allows fashion conscious females a boutique where they can purchase unique dresses at affordable prices. They always have new stock arriving each week at low prices and promotions which allows for more reasons why to shop with Glitzy Angel!

I have known and had the opportunity of working with Glitzy Angel since 2009. I have observed and witnessed this company grow from strength to strength. The team behind Glitzy Angel offer good customer service and do help when you require any advice. The selection of top brands and outfits is amazing. There is always great choice from day dresses to tracksuits to swimwear. Everything can be found from this one website.

The Glitzy Angel website is very well laid out. I like how they have tabs for all the popular brands such as AX Paris, Lipsy, Motel and so on. This makes it more shopper friendly. All the information that you require about the items you are looking at is all in front of you – so no need to look around endlessly. The website is kept simple but very eye-catching – has to be my top website so far!

With having Glitzy Angel near where I live is amazing- it makes it more personal. It is such a great feeling to a local company to do so well and to be fortunate enough to have worked with them from the beginning.  I feel so lucky. It is this company who have given me the confidence to experiment with fashion.

Glitzy Angel kindly sent me a few items to wear. Firstly, a Lipsy open back cape blouse in wild berry. This item is on sale for £10! What a bargain! The blouse is elasticated at the waistband which makes it sit more comfortably without moving out of place. The blouse is very easy to wear and with the open back adds a touch of glamour to your outfit. I styled my blouse over an orange t-shirt as the blouse is made from sheer material, so it would show through the blouse and made a cool colour effect. This blouse would be perfect for any holidays abroad as its very light weight but so fashionable.

 

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Orange Tshirt: Top Shop Blouse: Lipsy from Glitzy Angel Black Leggings: Zara Wedges: Newlook

 

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The second item was from the AX Paris range. The oversized t-shirt with the “F” word slogan. This is my favourite t-shirt. It goes with anything and everything. It can even be worn as a dress- if you’re petite like I am! This t-shirt is so roomy and very comfortable to wear. It’s not made from material that clings to you or over hearts you. I feel with this t-shirt you can either dress it up or down depending on your social outing. It is that versatile. It costs £16.00, which is good value. I styled my t-shirt with wet look black leggings, leather boots, a black DKNY hand bag and a dark navy blazer.

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Blazer: Redherring T-shirt: AX Paris from Glitzy Angel Wet look leggings: River Island Leather Boots: River Island Handbag: DKNY

 

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Please do go check out Glitzy Angel, you will be spoilt for choice. Thank you to the team at Glitzy Angel for allowing me to work with you it really is a pleasure.

 

Please check out their website and social media accounts below where you will find promotional codes to use:

Glitzy Angel Website

Glitzy Angel Facebook page

Glitzy Angel Twitter

Glitzy Angel Instagram

 

A big thank you for reading my blog and I hope you have enjoyed reading. I would love to hear from you so please do get in touch.

Nicole x

 

 

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Fashion Snip

Hello and welcome to my blog. On the blog today I am featuring the brand Fashion Snip.

I am so excited to introduce you to this brand. They stock so many cool pieces and I am sure you’ll agree when you check them out for yourselves.

When I was given the opportunity to collaborate with Fashion Snip I was delighted. I enjoy working with brands especially ones that are not as well known yet. It is always so exciting for my followers to see new brands. It is also great to be able to show my followers that there are more options out there which opens new clothing styles to them.

So, who is Fashion Snip?

Fashion Snip is a mixed brands outlet who are based in London. They aim to bring the latest fashion trends at the best prices. They cover a huge range of clothing options from ripped jeans to party dresses. They like to make fashion easy and affordable. They believe that you shouldn’t have to search lots of stores to find your perfect fashion fix. In fact, they believe you’ll find everything you need on their website at a “snip” of the price! What’s not to like?

Fashion Snips website is so easy to navigate around, well laid out and everything is clearly labelled. Bright and colourful in design yet not too over powering. I like how you can zoom in and see the items up close. This gives a good idea as to what the piece will look like. All relevant information is on hand which I like. There is no need to click on numerous links to try and find what your needing as it’s all there in front of you.

I was super lucky to be sent a selection of clothing- white high waisted plain skinny jeans (£8.00), Black embellished midi body con dress (£5.00) and a light blue denim off shoulder ¾ sleeve top (£5.00). All the pieces arrived as described on the website and all fitted me well. I liked the items that were sent to me and took them on various holidays.

I wore the embellished dress whilst on holiday in Majorca, I decided to wear it out in the evening. The dress made me feel like a million dollars! The dress was one that hugged to you and showed off your curves. I liked how the detailing was around the neck which added extra flam without the need for a necklace. It was comfortable to wear and to move in. You just had to remember to be extra careful when you sat down due to the length of the dress. I received a lot of compliments about the dress and many couldn’t believe how affordable it was to buy. I would stress that it is good value for money. This dress would work well with your favourite nude or black heels or ballet plumps. I wore black sandals as I was on holiday. Ill definitely be wearing this eye catcher again.

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I took the ¾ sleeve top to London Fashion Week with me as I knew this top was a fashion steal. It was so comfortable to wear, didn’t dig in or slip off my shoulders. I always have problems when wearing items off the shoulder just due to the fact I am petite and have small shoulders. But this top behaved really well. I decided to go for a double denim look and teamed up with a pair of light blue molly jeggings from River Island, my pink Balmain sunglasses, sketchers and my Jackie and Celine handbag. I wanted to go causal yet still have style. I couldn’t believe how good quality this top was for the cost! This top could we worn day or night.

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Lastly, I wore my white jeans out for a meal in Dundee. White jeans are not something that I wear a lot. Mainly due to the reason that I’m scared to make a mess from make up or food (yes I am quite clumsy and often set myself up to fail). But I overcame my fear that night and I am now a huge fashion fan of the white jeans. They look so much more sophisticated and go with anything. I decided to wear a white Guess t-shirt, the white jeans from Fashion Snip, a Tommy Hilfiger denim jacket and my denim look Guess trainers. This has to be my favourite outfit to date. Everything just fitted together but it was the jeans that made the outfit pop. The jeans were very comfortable and stretchy. These are now my go to jeans for nights out.

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Fashion Snip really do have a good selection of clothing for little cost. The quality and finish of the pieces are just as good as some of the high-street retailers if not better. In today’s current economic difficulties, we really do need to watch our money but with companies like Fashion Snip our sense of style doesn’t have to suffer. I am so glad that I know about this company and I hope you enjoy shopping with them as much as I do. They give great customer service and you can tell that they care ab out their customers which is important.

Please do check them out for yourselves and let me know what you choose to buy. I’d love to see your outfits.

Fashion Snip can be found on the following websites:

Fashion Snip website

Fashion Snip Facebook

Fashion Snip Twitter

Fashion Snip Instagram

Thank you to Sarah from Fashion Snip for giving me the opportunity of working with you and the brand. It has opened my eyes to now there is more out there than just having to stick with what you know. I love learning about new companies.

Thank you for reading and for taking the time to keep up to date with my work. If you have any questions or would like to work together, please do get in contact with me.

Much Love

Nicole x

Overgate Shopping Centre: Instagram Takeover

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Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I am talking about my time taking over the Instagram account of the Overgate Shopping Centre in Dundee.

When it comes to blogging there are so many opportunities which keeps it so exciting. As the saying goes every day is a school day – especially with blogging. When I was asked if I would be interested to do a Christmas gift idea take over on their Instagram account, I was over the moon!

The Overgate Shopping Centre in Dundee is one of the coolest places for shopping and even although we only have a small selection of shops we certainly do have a good variety. The Overgate is the only single-sided shopping centre in Europe- that is quite remarkable! The Overgate Shopping Centre hasn’t always looked the way that we see it today due to the rebuild which took place from 1998 to 2000.

The Christmas period is a very stressful yet fun time of year. Shopping for presents for your loved ones is so exciting yet it can be very tiresome too. I always laugh when people say that they prefer shopping for themselves as they know what they like. It is a true saying and one that many can relate too. I often find myself becoming stuck in a rut when it comes to ideas for presents for loved ones and will go for the safest options instead of trying out new gift ideas. So when I was asked to give gift ideas I thought this will be a great challenge for me and to push me out of my comfort zone which is a refreshing thing to do from time to time.

When the day arrived I was so eager to get started. I honestly felt so excited and happy to be doing something different with my blogging. On arrival at the Overgate Centre I signed into their account on Instagram and firstly introduced myself, who I was and what I was to be doing today. It felt funny being on someone else’s account as I am so used to my own layout and contacts. Yet it was a challenge that I was happy to overcome and showed to me that I can be flexible and adaptable. The shopping centre was very busy with customers searching for the perfect gifts for their loved ones and there was a great buzz about the place.

At first I went to a few shops that I don’t normally go into, I thought this was a good idea as it would push me to try new things. I was pleasantly surprised and found so many possible gift ideas. I thought it would be a good idea to post a few of my favourite ideas up as not to overdo things and make people to feel overwhelmed. I made sure that I had a mixture of ideas for him/her and for the kids. I tried to take into account different price limits and to remember that different ages will be looking at what I posted up.

I really did enjoy visiting the shops and trying to come up with unusual gift ideas as well as the safer options too. There were a few customers who wondered what I was up to and kept watching me taking images of things which kept things interesting. As I posted my ideas on the Instagram page it was amazing to see how powerful the use of social media actually is. My posts were not up for long before there were “likes” and comments which was so inspiring and made me glad that my ideas were being accepted and hopefully, they were helping some people to find ideas of their own. I wanted to show that it is really the thought that counts instead of how much money you spend. After all, I feel we do get caught up in thinking that we need to spend so much on one another rather, than simply enjoying special moments together.

I have included some of the gift ideas that I came up with below:

 

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I would like to thank Metta for her continued support and for allowing me this fantastic opportunity. I look forward to working with her and the Overgate on future campaigns and projects.

Thank you for reading my blog and I hope you enjoyed reading. Please do get in touch/leave comments/share my posts .

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Nicole x