France (Part three) || Épernay, La Maison Mercier & more champagne

France travel blog Mercier champagne Priceless Life of Mine Over 40 lifestyle blog

Rather than kick this one off with a glass of champagne I thought I'd bring you a barrel of the stuff, a bloody great huge one! :). Welcome to the La Maison Mercier. As I said in my previous posts (you'll find them here & here) we did a little planning before we left the UK and knew we wanted to visit the Mercier champagne house without a doubt. Situated towards the end of the Avenue de Champagne, it's easily accessible with lots of space to park too.


Toppik brow building fibres

Toppik brow building fibres review eyebrows Priceless Life of Mine Over 40 lifestyle blog

We all want those full, arched, defined eyebrows don't we? Well, I certainly do and there are so many products out there now to help us achieve the look we're going for. With brands galore offering powers, pencils, wax, fibres, there's something to suit everyone. I've tried lots of different products but not fibres so when Toppik got in touch to ask if I wanted to try their brow fibres I jumped at the chance. It was hard for me to choose between dark brown or medium because mine are sort of in between but I opted for the dark brown as I didn't want the medium to end up too light and look a bit odd.


Thoughts on the Smashbox Always on Matte liquid lipstick & Be Legendary lipstick

Smashbox lipstick makeup Priceless Life of Mine Over 40 lifestyle blog

I've been meaning to get this post up for a few weeks but you know what it's like don't you? All good intentions and that! Anyway, I (finally) want to shout about these NEW lipsticks from Smashbox. Back in September Smashbox arranged an event for the Thirty Plus collective to showcase some new products but of course not everyone, including me, could attend, so, they gave Hayley a selection of lipsticks to give out to some that couldn't make it. We had to comment on the Thirty Plus FB page and names would be drawn at random. Guess what? My name was pulled out and I genuinely never 'win' anything so I was chuffed to bits.


Getting all festive at Brü Leicester Tasty treats on the new menu

Bru Leicester review festive menu cake coffee

I was gutted that I couldn't attend the Christmas blogger event at Brü last year, so to bag an invite to this years was the best. Ya'll know I love Christmas, I mean really love it, so to hear that Brü had organised another night of sampling their new festive menu got me all kinds of excited. It was such a lovely time to get together with other bloggers, chat and stuff our faces. What's not to love about that? Lots of you will know of Brü coffee & gelato and will have paid them a visit (if not shame on you!) but if not it's THE best independent coffee shop in our city that stands out against all the others.


All the excitement of the races

Leicester racecourse review Priceless Life of Mine

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the races and it sure did brighten up a dull Monday! I've been to the Nottingham race track on a couple of occasions but never to my local one. Myself and a plus one were invited along to race day at the Leicester racecourse and to enjoy a three course lunch in the Nelson suite restaurant


Autumn feels with camel and Burberry

Autumn fashion Burberry scarf Priceless Life of Mine

I love Autumn. It brings with it a familiar feeling every year. Dappled sunlight, golden leaves scattered everywhere, long country walks and sitting by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate getting your fingers and toes all toasty! With the traditions of Halloween and Bonfire night we always know what we have to look forward to don't we and it makes me feel warm and cosy inside. I love the fashion side of Autumn too, boots, chunky knits, layering, winter coats and scarves. By scarf I mean a Burberry scarf! Did I mention I picked one up at London Fashion weekend? Yep, the one I'm modelling in this here fashion shoot! It was it's first outing so I thought I'd show you lot what I wore it with.
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