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Laurent Perrier Champagne Bar- The Cube Birmingham

On 14/04/2014 by Bonafide Supernova

For a girl that has 50 nail varnishes (and counting); when the opportunity came up to check out the nail bar situated in The Club and Spa at The Cube, I jumped at the chance.
While I waited for my turn, I was given a tour of The Club and Spa facilities and I was pleasantly surprised at what was in this beautiful building. The gym is equipped with the latest machines; classes and technology that will help you reach your personal fitness goals. However, if you are like me and the idea of any physical exercise fills you with dread, there is hope in the form of: The Spa which was next on the tour. From the second I stepped through the entrance to the spa, my senses were treated to the calming scents and sounds that filled each and every area; it was hard to believe that you were in the middle of a busy city centre. The treatment rooms were all warm, beautifully scented and very enticing for someone who has never had a spa experience (sad to say that’s me).

Once the tour was over, I was welcomed into the LP Champagne Nail Bar and was treated to a glass of bubbly and a few delicious nibbles. I was spoilt for choice with the range of nails colours provided and was even given a handy nail colour sampler to test against my skin tone. The nail technicians were all very personable and added to the enjoyment of the evening. The staff members explained that the nail varnished should last at least a week and it was by Creative Nail Design. She explained that it will be dry in less than 10 minutes, in natural UV light. After much deliberation (and a friendly push from the nail technician) I plumped for Purple Purple (so good they name it twice!) I was very impressed with my nails and I have never had so many compliments about the colour. The results can be seen below.

The Club and Spa state that they are “wellness facility” that also offer a range of signature treatments. After my visit, I am looking forward to myself and a few girlfriends exploring what other treatments this city spa can offer us.





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Article credit: This lovely experience was enjoyed by guest writer Sophia

Yesno’s Thrift Shop

On 09/04/2014 by Bonafide Supernova

Hi guys!

For those who don’t remember me, which I don’t blame you for, I do fashion product reviews for a marketing company. My job for every item I receive is to style two looks and submit photographs with a review description (hence my name YESNOMAYBESOH!). The consistent flow of goods range from brands like Topshop, River Island, Zara, lots of ASOS, and at times even Selfridges. It was, in fact, so consistent that I was struggling to keep up and had to ask them to pause my account just so I can begin to catch up! I am constantly overwhelmed as all my closet space overflows – so what better solution is there than to share the supposed-to-be-joy with fellow fashion lovers at bargain prices?

The breaking news is – this thrift shop type outlet on my blog is finally LIVE – open access 24/7 for everyone. Most pieces on there were only worn to take photos for my review purposes; some are from my own collections that I might have bought but never worn, or even gifts I have received over the years. All information are always in full disclosure ie. any damage or if the pieces were worn for what purpose – I’m 100% honest with you. Of course I am always available for any further inquiries or doubt.

All in all, the shop is now OPEN and new items are being added all the time! So even if nothing catches your eye this time doesn’t mean it will be the same case in a week or two’s time! What are you waiting for? Go check it at http://yesnomaybesoh.blogspot.co.uk!


Lots of Love,
YNMS xoxo

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Afternoon Tea With Reiss

On 04/04/2014 by Bonafide Supernova

This week I was invited to afternoon tea with, the lovely ladies from Reiss and a few of my fellow fashion bloggers. The high tea took place at one of the capitals most luxurious venues; The Landmark Hotel. The settings were truly exquisite and instantly set the mood for the new SS14 collection which transports us to the Riviera and is inspired by the lavish lifestyle of glamorous coastal resorts during the late 50s and early 60s..

Upon arrival the venue immediately reminded me of the hotel that was used in Pretty Woman. The Landmark is so elegant and splendorous, with bellmen and valets dressed up in fancy uniforms, just like something straight out of the Beverley Hills movie.




I made my way up to the top floor and arrived at the Tower Suite, the private dining room which overlooked the palm-lined garden, was filled with such a sophisticated array of sandwiches, tea, coffee, cake, and wine, that even the Mad Hatter would be envious. The intimate affair meant I was able to sit down and conversate with the bloggers in attendance, including Sarah (Framboise Fashion), Marlene (Chocolate, Cookies and Candies) Sarah Hashcroft (That Pommie Girl) and Gillian Lee Rose (Styled Rose).




As a blogger, you get invited to a fair few collection previews, which can sometimes be overcrowded and in a bland, or if you are lucky.. very mediocre venue. You’ll probably be standing the whole time, with a phone in one hand, a drink in the other hand, a camera around your neck, and a handbag on your shoulder. You don’t really get to speak to people and you just tend to spend a lot of the time, slightly bored/uncomfortable looking through rails.

This event was nothing like that, there was a beautiful dining table to be sat at, and as we were waited on, by the ever-so polite hotel staff, girly chit chat filled the air. The atmosphere was super chilled, and between lusting over the collection and sophisticated tea-sipping we also had the chance to have our nails painted by Essie, with a colour palette that reflected the whole resort theme. Find Me An Oasis, was a popular colour amongst us all, think cool waters and glittering beaches, Resort Fling was equally a hit with it’s delicious coral hues.



I was totally crushing on the palm print bikini (coming soon) bound to add instant vocational glam to any upcoming getaways.










For the summer season Reiss draws reference from snippets of high society and its ‘café culture’ of travel, leisure and venture, forming an uber chic base for SS14. The collection is a contemporary yet glamorous interpretation of this sophisticated, care-free time and offers the essential pieces that every modern day woman will need in her wardrobe. Fresh, wearable and with a sense of luxury and timelessness, all pieces embody the graceful spirit of a high-class resort lifestyle.

Written by: T: @_TamaraMc I: tamaratweetheart

Choies Collaboration – All Black Everything

On 04/04/2014 by Bonafide Supernova

This week I’ve been collaborating with Choies – www.choies.com

Choies is stocked weekly with all kinds of trendy and stylish designs that will refresh your wardrobe as well as your mind. It’s trend lead, for an affordable price.. and it’s also good quality. I’m a firm believer that there is no point buying cheap items if the quality is not there, as it defeats the point of a bargain right? if it’s bad quality you’ll just have to re-buy it when it loses shape, colour etc.

Fear not fashion lovers because with Choies, that is not the case, the quality is fab. The site is easy to navigate, and there are plenty of options if you’re stuck for something to wear: Go through the Choies catalogs, read the official Choies blogs, or chat with them on Facebook or Twitter, you can even have a direct live chat with the customer care department.

UK Customers: You can order all the way from the US and your package can come in a week! super fast, so it’s a great way to get exclusive pieces without having to wait ages to wear it.

Take a look at some of the ‘All Black’ outfits I’ve been crushing on..





Black on black on black: I’ve gone for an all black look, wearing the PU Kirin Leather Pants, they were $38.99 but are now $28.99! I teamed it up with a black faux fur coat, black pointed heels and a black polo neck.




Need some more style inspo? check out the Choies Lookbook here: http://www.choies.com/lookbook

Thank you to the Choies team for my lovely bits!
Written by @_TamaraMc
Images of myself by: Hannah Lemon Photography

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