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Friday, 18 December 2015

Jewellery for Christmas Stocking treats.

Looking for some last minute shopping  ideas and the chance to support Anna Kennedy on line too go no further than Miglio' s Jewellery Designs. 

Top 5 Gifting Ideas from Miglio Designer Jewellery

1. Miglio’s Anna Kennedy Online Bracelet.
Our must have Christmas gifting item for 2015 is definitely our AKO bracelet! Miglio Designer Jewellery is proud to have collaborated with Annakennedyonline to produce this limited edition burnished silver plated bracelet embellished with a amethyst coloured crystal from Swarovski®. Bracelets are available in Small (19cm) and Medium (24cm), and cost £20 each. 

Annakennedyonline is dedicated to promoting the inclusion and equality of children and adults with the autism spectrum condition throughout society. The charity promotes its mission of autism spectrum condition equality by developing and sponsoring training, by raising awareness of the challenges faced by people with the autism spectrum condition and also by its advocacy efforts with and on behalf of people with the autism spectrum condition.


2. Our Crystal Stud Earrings
You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of Miglio Swarovski Crystal earrings. A striking but simple style staple, these are perfect to add an element of glam to your everyday wear. Available in an array of studs and drops, there is a classic crystal style for everyone. 

3. Rose Gold
Rose Gold is all the rage this season. Stay on trend with a pair of Miglio Rose Gold Plated Pretty Woman hoops and charms. The great thing about Miglio Pretty Women styles is the hoops can be worn alone, or with the charms, and different charms can be born so you can create your own style each day! 

4. Versatile Crystal Belcher Chain
Spoil her this Christmas with our versatile Swarovski Crystal belcher chain which can be worn long or short, with the pendant of your choice, or no pendant and the beads to the front. One necklace, endless ways to style it your way! 

Suggested Pic (N1001 Worn Long.jpg, N1001 Worn Short.jpg & N1001 Worn short, with no pendant and beads to the front.jpg)

5. Miglio Clip On Pendants.
Looking for something unique? Miglio has a range of detailed pendants which can be clipped on to the Miglio necklace of your choice! Once you have on chain, you can update your look simply by clipping on a new pendant to create a whole new look! 

Saturday, 12 December 2015


 Avenue 57 

Review of WOW Mask by Avenue 57

Sunday, 6 December 2015

WOW Face Mask Review

£60 for a face mask* is a little on the high side I was so skeptical due to the price tag. I could be some way to having botox for that price. *There are 5 face masks in the packet.

The official website says “
An Anti-Aging Luxury Facial Mask Treatment filled with pure scientific goodness. Visibly reduce wrinkles, smaller pores, revitalized skin and a WOW EFFECT that makes you feel 5 inches taller.

How do you use it?
  1. Wash and dry your face.
  2. Once the mask is out of the silver sleeve, remove both of the plastic sheets.
  3. Place it on your face – it’s a little slippery to start with so give it 5 minutes to settle.
  4. Leave it on for 20-40 mins (the longer, the better).
  5. Remove the mask gently.

I was keen to give it a try so I opened the box and took out the first packet (it comes with 5 treatments in it). Each treatment has two parts to it. A top part for your forehead/upper face and a lower part over your mouth and jaw. It was a bit fiddly to put on/get right and it ended up slipping off my face (nearly!). WAIT THE 5 MINS and it kind ‘sets’ so it won’t slip off.

I lay on the bed for 40 mins (I never do this) reading trying not to let the mask fall off.

I haven’t taken any photographs with me wearing the mask, it wasn’t attractive in any way nor would it be helpful to you as a reader. It’s a clear second skin type of thing that looks like I’m wearing a 2 part surgical mask for facial burns. But no-one will see you and a mud pack looks just as ‘attractive’!

They say: It is a natural alternative to injectables. All the active ingredients have been finely balanced to deliver the treatment quickly. WOW makes skin look as perfect as can be for 24 hours but the effects can be felt for up to 7 days. It’s perfect for busy women. Once the mask has settled, the wearer can get on with whatever it is they need to do.

I have to say my face DID feel cleaner, fresher and *I* felt better because I’d done it. I am really bad at skincare maintenance (I don’t even take my make up off night). No-one else in my family could see any difference but I felt different. I felt like I’d just been really really nice to my face and that in itself made me radiate a little ‘wow’ (see what I did there?!).

I guess if you are used to facials at a salon then this isn’t a bad price at all for a DIY deep cleanse. I will use the other 4 treatments because I have them but I’m going to save them for days when I’ve had a heavy night before or I have an event to go to because I felt good/better than before the treatment.

Have you ever tried a WOW mask? Let me know what you think? Again, if you go to salons regularly this could be a fantastic alternative for a home treatment. You can buy a 5 pack treatment box from the official site.


PS I was given this treatment pack for free. I was under no obligation to write about it if I didn’t want to. I have enjoyed the product hence why I’ve reviewed it.

Thursday, 10 December 2015



A Must for under the Christmas tree 

Looking for something a little extra to put under the Christmas tree or in the seasonal stocking?

Well, let me recommend a product that is a must for those who care about their health. And it’s sure to become a buzzword among those who work out or like looking after their skin: Arginoline.

Arginoline is made of L-Argenine, an essential amino acid found in the proteins of food such as almond nuts, dairy and red meats. Many studies show that L-Argenine helps with many conditions such as:

1. Vasodilation and relaxation of blood vessels

 2. Improvement in endothelial activity and function (the inner protective layer of
 blood vessels)

 3. Attenuating and preventing the formation of blood clots, leading to stoke and
 cardiac events

4. Lowering blood pressure
5. Reduction of chest pain
6. Improving the blood circulation and “cleanup” of plaque from the vascular system  
7. Stimulates the production of growth hormone anti-aging
8. Improving muscle mass
9. Support normal sexual function in men and women

10. Enhancement of wound healing
11. Support healthy kidney function and secretion of toxins and waste materials
12. Assistance in the immune system

13. Regulation of hormonal activity

14. Prevention and treatment of rash and hair loss

L-Argenine is converted in the body into a chemical called Nitric Oxide, which causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow. L-Argenine also stimulates the release of the growth hormone, insulin.

I was really keen to try Arginoline, not only because the gym is my mother ship, but also because anything that might improve my results without going down the steroid route sounded really promising. But as I am now in my early 50’s, anything that might help my heart or general health is to be welcomed.

Taking two tablespoons a day should be sufficient for most symptoms, or to aid training. I was advised to take one tablespoonful about half an hour before training and another tablespoonful before my dinner or lunch. For me, keeping the bottle in the fridge meant it was a pleasant flavour that was enjoyable to digest.

Clinical trials have shown that L-Argenine combined with a healthy diet and sensible exercise will lead to leaner muscles and fat loss.

It has been a month now and I’ve really felt the difference. It’s early days, of course, but using Arginoline makes my hair feel really great and in my gym workouts I sensed that I had an extra push.

Anti ageing 

I am going to keep using it and will update you all over the next few months. In the meantime, if you’re looking for special Christmas gift, why not treat your loved one to some of this – at £36.00 per litre, you simply can’t go wrong.

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Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Actress Denise Welsh hosting Dancing in the streets  in aid of the Gem Appeal
with dashing son actor Louie Healy and artist husband Lincoln Townley

It was all “Dancing in the Streets” in Manchester on Saturday night, as the annual Denise Welch Charity ball kicked off in The Marquee at the historic, Old Trafford Football Club.

This is the 14th year the  actress has  hosted the ball and the north’s biggest stars turned out along with Manchester’s high society crowd as they joined Denise to raise funds for the GEM appeal. The actress has been a patron of the charity for 19 years and it is very close to her heart.

Denise Welch takes to the stage to host the 14th annual ball for the Gem appeal she is presented with a gift form the charity by Karen Johnson the chairman of the charity 

GEM – genetics, enzymes, metabolics – was founded in 1994 by Karen Johnson, who recently won a Pride of Britain award. She founded the charity after being approached by Consultant Paediatrician Dr Ed Wraith, who asked her to raise money to help fund the disorder that her two sons, Simon and Mike, were dying from.

At that time there was no treatment and no hope for children diagnosed with these rare genetic disorders and very little research work was being done.

Along with Ed and a few other likeminded parents and health professionals, the fundraising began and The GEM Appeal was born.

The fundraising began in earnest and by 1999 the first £250,000 had been raised from a number of different events, mainly in the north west of England. Before long, the research was under way in a laboratory named after Karen’s sons and progress was rapid and successful.

Sadly, Karen’s sons both died around this time but the research work brought hope to other families, as trials of enzyme replacement therapy became available to others, with promising results.

Karen's sons Simon and Mike 

As the years went by, other fundraising supporters came on board and the GEM Appeal trustees and committee in Rochdale spearheaded the fundraising drive. Denise and her former husband, veteran actor Tim Healy, became staunch supporters and have contributed enormously to the success of the appeal by gathering support from other stars and celebrities from the world of TV.

The evening was organised by Julia Arnold and her amazing team at Entertainment Today, the leading events company in the North. The partygoers were welcomed with a glittering champagne reception, followed by a five star dinner as go-go dancers in huge platform heels boogied to seventies music.

Singing senstaion Gwen Dickey with Gem appeal chairman Karen Johnson
Julie  Arnold  organiser  of the ball   with Lincoln Townley . Denise with father Vin Welch . lincoln Townley with actor John Tompson 

The evening’s entertainment kicked off with the handsome former Coronation Street star Scott Wright singing Stevie Wonder’s Superstition followed by stars from the seventies headlined by Gwen Dickey, the R&B artist and lead singer of the band Rose Royce, and including the legendary Real Thing, Roy G Hemmings and The Dictionary of Soul.

left Handsome Scott Wright kicked off the evening, partying with Bafta award winning writer Darren Little and X Factor winner  Shayne  Ward 

Singer  Actor Scott Wright and his stunning girlfriend Danielle  Roland.

Needless to say, that had the celebrity-packed audience on their feet dancing and the Real Housewives of Cheshire were on hand to add extra glamour. Dawn Ward and Ampika Pickston were on good form and looked stunning.

Real Housewives of Cheshire star  the beautiful Ampika Pikston with me. 
Stunning Real Houswives of Cheshire star stunning Dawn Ward and Physic to the stars Katie Keely Medium 

Heartthrob Shayne Ward had all the ladies - and a few lads – lining up for a picture. The X Factor winner is proving his acting skills in Coronation Street and joined fellow cast member Alan Hassal, aka Tyrone Dobbs, for the evening. 

Denise was there with her artist husband Lincoln Townley, her dad Vin Welch (who out-danced most of us) and her son, actor Louie Healy. Lincoln and Denise had just returned from Los Angeles, where Lincoln’s artwork has become a ‘must have’ for many Hollywood stars.

Also in attendance were Denise’s actress friends from the original Loose Women, Jane MacDonald, Lisa Maxwell and Jackie Brambles who joined  Denise on stage to sing along for the big finale with The Real Thing  singing "You to me are everything .

Singing sensation and former loose Women  Jane MacDonald 
Irish singer  and actress wonderful  Rose-Marie danced the night away with friend Janice  Middleton 

After a brilliant night, everyone left with a goody bag filled with treats, including my favourite - a bottle of Hyalual UK AquaLual meltwater. 

There were some amazing auction prizes and the celebrity crowd was hugely generous for this great cause. I’m not how much was raised but I’ll keep you posted.

 END  Copy right Steven Smith 

Sunday, 8 November 2015



Last Thursday I joined London's beautiful people at the third anniversary of the capital’s Buddha-Bar.
Stunning Rhea Elliot Jones at the 3rd Birthday party for Buddha  -Bar sponsored by
My gorgeous friend, PR to the stars and event organiser Rhea Elliot-Jones, invited me as a guest of the sponsors, Ghost Vodka, one of her many top clients.  
Fabulous Chilli Vodka cocktails with Ghost Vodka 

It was certainly the party of the week, as the glittering clientele sipped on five star cocktails with a Ghost Vodka base, serenaded by violin players and entertained by exotic belly dancers.

Third Birthday party of Buddha-Bar London 

The unique vodka bottles on display became a talking point as people lined up for shots – they’d make a stylish addition to any Christmas party and I can see them being kept as elegant ornaments long after the tinsel has been taken down.

Ghost Vodka is a uniquely British ultra-premium vodka, distilled in the picturesque surroundings of the English countryside. The distillery stands on the site of an old Victorian salt mine and there are ghostly tales of strange happenings there when construction was underway, with workers hearing howls and screams as they lay terrified in their beds.

With the beautiful designer  Gemma Roe and  the stunning Rhea Elliot Jones .

All is serene now, however. The real spirit, it seems, was Ghost Vodka.

The bottle comes in three designs – a Union Jack skull as a homage to Ghost’s proud British heritage; elegant gold and silver; and an intriguing black gloss bottle and aluminium skull.
Party Goers celebrate Buddha-bars 3rd Birthday with Ghost Vodka 

At the third anniversary party, there were only the high spirits of the guests – and my chilli vodka martini was to die for!


Copyright Steven Smith 
Rhea Elliot events