2nd May 2017

Good Morning Britain Healthstar awards

I got the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people in the UK to celebrate just how amazing they are and I was so grateful for the opportunity.

Last weekend Sean and I went down to London to attend the Good Morning Britain Healthstar Awards as Sean had been nominated for the Lifesaver award… how amazing if that. If you’re interested in reading a little bit more about Sean’s story he did a guest post for me a little while back… http://rhiannon-rose.co.uk/?p=997.

The event was held at the Rosewood Hotel in Holbourn London, it’s such a beautiful and relaxing hotel, you would never believe you were in the middle of London.. such a fantastic venue for an event like this. Sean, myself and Johnny (who had nominated Sean for the award) were welcomed to the event with champagne and canapes.

During our day we got to meet some well-known faces, speak to and hear the stories of some absolutely incredible people who have gone on to do amazing things regardless of the struggles they have/are still facing, story’s of which I don’t think I’ll ever forget! It just goes to show, no matter who you are you’re always capable of incredible things.

I am so grateful I could attend the event because of Johnny and Sean and I’m so grateful to good morning Britain for planning the awards ceremony and acknowledging amazing people!

Soooo, what’s next for Sean and myself? Well there has been about a year of planning for the coast to coast cycle ride which my dad and his partner, approximately 150 miles over 3 days! We are raising money for Anthony Nolan and I would be so grateful if you could sponsor us over on our Justgiving page – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/seanscoast2coast17 – please bare with me, I’ve just set up the page and it’s looking a little blank haha.

 

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Rhiannon x

30th January 2017

5 THINGS TO DO WHEN IN VEGAS | THE MONDAY POST

IMG_20161208_174416This time two months ago I had just returned home from the most amazing week in Las Vegas, before we went we read so many reviews and blog posts to make sure we made the most out of our week there, a week honestly flew by, unfortunately we didn’t do everything we wanted to do but here are the top five things I would recommend to anyone who is going to Vegas.

  1. Helicopter to the Gran Canyon

This was one of the most expensive trips of the week but we couldn’t turn down the chance of flying in a helicopter and visiting one of the most beautiful sites in the world.

We got picked up in the morning by a limo and drove to the airport where we got in the helicopter and started to fly to the Gran Canyon, it took us roughly 45 to fly to the Grand Canyon where we landed in a picnic area, had some lunch, a glass of champagne and explored the canyon. On the way back our driver took us over the Las Vegas strip. It was honestly one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done in my whole life.

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  1. Penn & Teller

Anyone that knows me well will know that my guilty pleasure for yearssss is magic and illusionist and who doesn’t think of Vegas and immediately think Penn and Teller?

Once we watched the show Penn and Teller came out and did a meet and greet so I can actually say I’VE HEARD TELLER TALK!! Haha.

  1. Cirque De Soleil

Another absolutely amazing show that was recommended to us by everyone we spoke to. The particular show we went to see was a Beatles themes Cirque De Soleil but I think they always have different themed shows on in Vegas. Anywhere you looked either on the stage or in the air there was always something amazing going on, honestly those people are incredibly talented and put on a great show!

  1. A night on Freemont Street

Also known as Downtown Las Vegas this is the original Vegas strip. The slotzilla zip line is the zip line that flys straight over the strip, unfortunately we couldn’t go on this because it was closed the evening we went. Above Freemont Street there is the Viva Vision screen that runs the whole length of the street where different show play all night!

The atmosphere is incredible and so laid back, we had one of the best nights having a drink and dancing up and down the street to the live music.

  1. Dinner at the top of the world restaurant

This was another pricey evening but the Top of the World restaurant is over 800 feet up in the Stratosphere tower and revolved 360 degrees every 80 minutes. The food was incredible and the atmosphere was beautiful, it was the best way to spend our last night in Vegas altogether!

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Have you been to Vegas? What were your favourite things to do?

Rhiannon x

26th January 2017

REVIEW | WILKOS BRUSH COLLECTION.

Happy Sunday everyone!!

If your not like me and don’t venture into Wilkinsons on your lunch break almost 5 times a week then you may not have stumbled across these beauty’s and I know what your thinking, Wilkos have a brush range?! And more importantly they’re this bloomin’ pretty?!

If you’ve seen the original brush range from Wilkinsons that are very reminiscent of Real Techniques you’ll know they’ve massively upped their game with this beautiful rose gold handle, I’m a big fan! Nothing against the Real Techniques design but no one could quite pull it off like Sam and Nic did with their range!

The two brushes I picked up were the Luxury Blush Brush £4 (top pic) and the Luxury Short Hair Stippling Brush £5 (bottom pic). Both brushes are incredibly soft, I’ve washed these numorous times and they’ve come out just as good as new! I personally wouldn’t use the blush brush for blush as I prefer a bigger fluffy brush for blush but I do love this for contour because it’s the perfect shape for just underneath those cheek bones and distributes the product perfectly. The stippling brush I use more as a buffing brush for foundation but again it blends in the foundation perfectly and always gives a lovely amount of coverage.

I’ve also got my eye on the Luxury Eyebrow Brush £3, I love the idea of the angled brow brush and the brow comb on one brush and since Anastasia Beverley Hills released theirs I have been lusting after it but for the price of £3 it’s definitely worth a try, it could save me a lot of money in the long term.

What do you think of the Wilkos Brush Range? 
Rhiannon x

23rd January 2017

THE MONDAY POST | PART-TIME UNIVERSITY WHILE FULL-TIME WORKING

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When I considered applying for University during my second year in Sixth Form I searched for many blog posts and youtube videos seeking a little bit of advice on whether it was the best step for me, unfortunately I didn’t have any relatives/friends older than me who had been to University that I could turn to for advice. Anyway I applied for University in my second year of Sixth Form to enrol on a Criminology degree, after thinking about it for the Summer I decided that although I would find the degree interesting it wasn’t something that I wanted to pursue a career in so, I took a year out continued my part time job and enrolled on an NVQ level 3 business course to decide whether Business was the route that I wanted to take, in the meantime I deferred my place at University and changed it for the Business Management course. After completing my NVQ I managed to get myself an admin job, I loved earning money and didn’t want to stop earning to go to University and during this year off I was meeting more and more people straight out of University who were struggling to find a job and I just didn’t want to take that risk. I continued with my admin job but I really wanted to have a go at completing a degree so I enrolled on a part time Foundation Degree in Business Management which was the only one I could find in my area (a downside of living in the middle of nowhere).

When debating whether I should go to University or not I read a million and one blog posts all talking about traditional full time University (when I say traditional I mean those who mean to a unfamiliar city, make new friends in halls and spend 3 years partying) and there weren’t many posts about people who were completing a part time degree when in full time work until this one….

I’m now in my 3rd and final year of my Foundation degree and am hoping to top up next year to earn a full degree.

The positives….

  • If your degree, like mine, corresponds with the role you are in it is so unbelievably helpful. You can apply things you learn from your degree in work and you can apply things from work into your degree. Win-win.
  • You’ll come out at the end with relevant experience and the qualifications, you may be more likely to work your way up the ladder at your current work, or if your planning to move companies you might have an advantage over other candidates – this purely depends what YOU want at the end of your degree

The negative….

  • You know how much people who are at University moan about their work load but still manage to go out and get drunk 5 times a week? Ye? Imagine that but a million times harder than that. Expect to get home from a full day at work at 6pm and spend until 11pm doing uni work, or if a deadline is looming expect to do an all nighter and say goodbye to weekends off
  • Less choice in courses – I’ve struggled recently when weighing up my options for a top-up degree. The part time ones I’ve had less interest in the topics on offer, however the top-up courses that I’m interested in aren’t flexible enough to work around my full-time job, so you’ve definitely got to weight up your options and do what’s best for you!

Have you been to University full-time or part-time?

Do you have any advice you would give?

Rhiannon x