Handbag Essentials Care Kit – Handbag Clinic

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So after winning my amazing Mulberry Handbag worth a staggering £1600, (see the previous blog post here) courtesy of Capital FM and The Handbag Clinic, I knew I needed a cleaning kit to look after this bad boy!. I never look after anything, my shoes get ruined, my new car is a shit tip but who could possibly NOT look after this beauty?. I love handbags and shoes, oh and coats, I have a thing about coats so you can imagine the screams of glee when I won. To keep my bag in tip top condition I just had to order this amazing Handbag Essentials Care Kit available from The Handbag Clinic  priced at £49.95, a small price to pay to keep your expensive leather handbags looking their best. Included in the kit is

  • 100ml Fabric protector
  • 100ml Leather cleaner
  • 100ml Fabric cleaner
  • 100ml Leather protection cream
  • 100ml Liquid leather protector
  • cloth
  • Handbag Hook

I will be putting this kit to good use on some of my old leather handbags to bring them back to life and it will be on hand to preserve my new one! Well done Handbag Clinic for bringing this amazing piece of kit #loveyourhandbags xxxxxx

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I am still buzzing with excitement writing this Blog post! Where do I start? My day went from a nightmare to the best day EVER!!!!

So a little while ago I entered a competition associated with Capital FM and Handbag Clinic. I think I saw it on twitter scrolling through as you do and the bag really caught my eye!!! The competition was

”50 lucky competition finalists will be selected at random and invited to a VIP evening with Scarlett Moffat at AVIEKA on the 12th of May, hosted by Handbag Clinic, on Newcastle’s gorgeous Quayside with a friend. Two guests will then be drawn from the 50 finalists to take to the main stage with Scarlett on the night, and battle it out for a reconditioned Mulberry Bayswater Double Zip Tote in a vibrant red colourway worth £1,600!”

So yesterday, the day of the VIP night, I got a call to say ”sorry its short notice but some people have dropped out the VIP night so you have been selected as a reserve”. Well I’ll be honest, I forgot I had even entered the competition and it really was short notice! Could I pull this off? . My son had a big football match that evening and my husband was at work. I also had my younger son to find childcare for. I got the older son sorted for football ( he played a blinder by the way and won man of the match for the last game of the season) and my younger son was looked after by a NEW babysitter, as I just couldn’t find anyone and at one point I really thought that I was not going to be able to attend (babysitter was ace by the way) . I called up my friend Lucy who manged to get the night of work at such short notice (that never happens) and everything started to fall into place strangely!!!!.

So it was a quick turn around and Lucy arranged to pick me up at 5.30pm, however I’ve lost my bank card, cant find it anywhere. Frantically searching the house but no luck so I had to ring and cancel my card…bummer!

Myself and Lucy got to the Quayside and had a spot of tea as neither of us had time to eat but we wished we had saved ourselves because the food at the event looked incredible!!!

We got to the event and it looked amazing! A HUGE pink handbag was outside, red carpet and full of beautiful glamorous ladies! Lucy and I joked as we felt so under dressed coming straight from work in a mad dash to attend.

As we went in we were checked off the guest list and given a glass of sparkle. We had a walk though the amazing venue with the most amazing chandelier, and the lovely Scarlett Moffat from Google box caught my eye. She was waving and smiling so we went over to see her and had some pictures taken. Anyway, as it happens Scarlet and her mam love the show I do ”Chatty Lasses” and watch it frequently so that had already made my night, me being a huge fan of Google box.

There was a great fashion show with Handbag Clinic and Novo London, they also had pop-up shops in the venue.

Now it was time for the handbag competition. I had no expectation of being picked out of 50 girls. Names were all put in a ”hat”, although it wasn’t a hat, much posher. Scarlett dived in to chose 2 lucky ladies to go head to head.

My name got called and I was literally shaking, I was so shocked and boy, did I want that bag so bad! I went up on the stage with my opponent who was cool as a cucumber, I on the other hand was a quivering wreck. It was time for the question where the closest answer wins! On walked the models with 3 designer handbags with a combined total of over £3000 (cant remember the exact figure as I was so nervous). We had to guess what these bags would cost from the handbag clinic and the closest match won. I was around £115 out but was the closest match and WON!!! I was screaming, jumping up and down, literally could not believe it. After all the organising it took to get there, missing my big lads football match and the loss of my bank card this just made everything so worth while.

I would like to thank Capital Radio, Handbag Clinic and Scarlett for an AMAZING night and for my beautiful new handbag which I absolutely love. You guys pulled off a blinder of an evening at AVEIKA, everything was so well organised and just a perfect evening! You have made a Consett lass very very happy and now I’m off to buy some new red SHOES!!!!

Lisa xx

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Longlox Launch Gateshead

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I was invited along to the Longlox launch in Gateshead. Longlox is a new salon located opposite the Marriot hotel near the Metro Centre. No expense was spared for this launch. There were cupcakes, sparkle, makeovers, photo booths, goodie bags, media attention and celebrity appearances from Scotty T and Chantelle from good old Geordie Shore. There was a swarm of women. I kid you not, the queue was massive, full of glam women wanting a glimpse of this gorgeous new hair extension specialist salon. I was lucky enough to get in before the crowds to grab a few snaps of this impressive haven for beauty. I was greeted by two stunning girls who handed me a very generous goodie bag and I was left to have a mooch about with my sidekick Harley (my son). The first thing I noticed was all the immaculately turned out staff! I had proper hair envy, they all looked gorgeous. Then I spotted the cake, WOW, just wished I remembered to grab a cupcake as Harley said they were amazing. Harley also got a bag of sweets which was cute and kept him happy. It was very child friendly and they have a great kiddie area to entertain the little ones while you get pampered. I managed to get my eye make up done at the HD stand which was handy as I was going out that evening. We had some fun in the photo booth with Scotty and my friend Fran, I watched some demos and had a braid put in my hair. Longlox is a one stop shop for all you beauty needs but they specialise in hair extensions and offer every system going with a budget to suit. This was a well organised, great launch and I wish SammyJo every success. Please visit their website to find out more here.


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* OK, so whats with the hype with this ”Miracle Broth”? Starting at £60 for 15ml it needs to be a miracle right?!!! Everyone has heard of Creme De La Mer as its a firm favorite with the celebrities, but is it really worth the very expensive price tag? All the reviews online say it is! It is literally raved about and you would find it hard to find a bad review to be honest. So whats the story behind the brand? ”When aerospace physicist Dr. Max Huber was burned in a laboratory accident, he went on a crusade to restore his skin. ”What began as one man’s journey became a transformative experience that would be whispered about all over the world. Inspired by the renewing energies of the sea, Huber fermented nutrient-rich kelp with other natural ingredients. 12 years and 6,000 experiments later, his Miracle Broth™ was born – and Huber’s skin visibly restored. Word of Dr. Huber’s perfected formula spread, captivating new devotees. Their transformative journey was just beginning.”

I have been using this cream for 2 weeks and have already seen a dramatic difference in my skin. I have scarring on my face and large pores and even after just two weeks these seem visibly less noticeable. This cream claims to have the power to transform the look of skin in a short time and I did not think after just 2 weeks I would be able to review this product. Looking at all the positive reviews online, I see this cream works incredibly well for ladies with eczema, dry skin conditions or if you suffer from breakouts as it has its healing benefits. My skin seems plumper and redness is reduced. I chose only to use it on an evening as I already have oily skin and it is very rich, I feel the soft cream may be more suited to my skin type as it contains all the same powerful ingredients but is lighter. There is a specific way to use this cream, a little goes a long way and although expensive it will last you months. You must warm the cream for a few seconds between the fingers until it becomes translucent, then press gently into the skin. This product is available to buy online HERE

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