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Bliss' Autumn Favourites 2019   

25 Oct 2019

Bliss' Autumn Favourites 2019

There's so many things we love about autumn - autumn food, autumn drinks, Halloween, fashion, beauty... Here are our top picks of all things autumn.

Our favourite... autumn recipes!

As the seasons change, often so do our menus. Whilst summer saw BBQs and salads galore as we aimed to slim and trim for the perfect beach body, in autumn we love something a little more hearty and warming. Bliss believes that this doesn't have to mean eating unhealthily. For us, autumn recipes should include plenty of in-season veggies to warm us whilst keeping our waistlines happy.

Autumn stir-fry recipes

Butternut squash soup

Oat and banana cookies

Our favourite... autumn cocktails!

After sipping on cocktails in beer gardens all summer, it feels a little sad that this must come to an end with the onset of the colder weather. But not to worry - we can continue to drink cocktails throughout autumn, we just need to change up our habits. Mojitos and cosmos were ideal for hot summer days, but not so suited for autumn. Swap up the beer garden for your living room with tasty snacks and a warm fire, and switch out your summer favourites for our delicious autumn cocktail recipes.

Autumn cocktail recipes

Our favourite... autumn beauty tips!

This time of year can be ideal for changing up your health and beauty routine to make sure that you look and feel amazing as you cruise through towards party season. Here are our top health and beauty tips for autumn...

Top health and beauty tips for autumn

Our favourite... autumn beauty trends!

Autumn is upon us - but don't be too upset about summer coming to an end. In the beauty world we have exciting times ahead with bold, beautiful trends that you can easily replicate. Here are the top five beauty trends for autumn.

Hottest autumn 2019 beauty trends

Our favourite... Halloween costumes!

Halloween is fast approaching, and it's sure to be filled with parties galore. Have you thought about what to dress up as this year? Just because you should look scary, doesn't mean you can't look cute! Check out our favourite ideas for Halloween 2019. 

Glam costume ideas for Halloween 2019

Our favourite... autumn beauty deals


Our fab range of October deals includes all of your favourite beauty and pampering treatments - here's what's on offer this month at Bliss...
All deals can be purchased online as a voucher and redeemed in branch. Here are just a few of our favourites...
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LVL, standing for length, volume and lift, is the revolutionary natural lash treatment from Nouveau. No need to add falsies - you have everything you need, your natural lashes just need a boost. Be prepared for results you never thought possible without adding falsies, and frame your gorgeous lashes with a brow tint & shape. 
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Snap up a 3D lift and tightening facial at this unbelievable price before it's too late! treat yourself to younger looking skin without surgery. Call Spa for a free consultation if you want to know more. 
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Choose from a dazzling range of plenty of beautiful gel polishes - you'll be spoilt for choice with the wide array, all from premium brands. Once your nails are good to go for up to 2-3 weeks, enjoy a brow shape. 
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Bliss' Top Autumn Haircare Tips   

21 Oct 2019
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Bliss' Top Autumn Haircare Tips

autumn hair care
Sun exposure can leave hair sun-damaged and dry, whilst the cooler weather in winter can make hair frizzy, brittle and unmanageable. Autumn is the perfect  time to un-do some of the damaged caused over summer, and make sure that your hair is protected from the harsh winter weather. After all, you want your locks to look glamorous and perfect by party season, right? Here are our top tips for healthier hair this autumn.
1. Get a trim
You should be getting a hair cut every 8 weeks or so to clean up your ends, but this is especially important after sun damage. The longer you leave it the more susceptible to breakage it is. Ask your stylist to remove split ends, or consider a whole new look for autumn. Then you'll be ready to begin your new haircare regime with a fresh palette.
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2. Add some more moisture
At this time of year, it's important to use a deep-conditioning mask or gloss treatment a couple of times a week to give your hair a healthy shine. 
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3. Protect your hair from heat damage
The chances are that throughout autumn, and particularly during the festive season, you will use heat on your hair from time to time. Invest in a heat protection spray, mousse, serum or cream and make sure to use if before blow drying or heat styling your hair to help prevent breakage.
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4.Use a good shampoo and conditioner
It's important to choose hair cleansers that will wash away normal wear and tear from things like pollution and smoke, whilst not stripping your hair of natural oils and lipids. 
.
5. Be mindful of tying your hair up
Tying your hair up with a bobble can cause damage so try to avoid it, and definitely take it down for bed. Wear your hair down instead or softly pin it back.

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Easy weeknight dinner recipes   

20 Sep 2019
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Easy weeknight dinner recipes

Whether you're a parent who's just sent the kids back to school, a student yourself, or basically anyone who would love evenings to be a bit easier, we're on hand to help with our easy weeknight dinner recipes. Here are some of our favourites...

Fajita-stuffed chicken


Ingredients (serves 2)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 onion, diced
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
70g of light cream cheese
50g of light cheddar cheese, grated
 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon of chilli powder
1 teaspoon of cajun spice
1 teaspoon of cumin
Method
Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees.
Fry the veggies in the olive oil with a pinch of salt and pepper, until softened. 
In a bowl, mix the cooked veggies with the cream cheese and cheddar until thoroughly combined.
Season the chicken with the spices, ensuring that they are evenly distributed.
Slice a horizontal pocket in each chicken fillet and fill with the veg and cheese mix.
Cook the chicken in the oven for 10 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. 
 Serve with Mexican spiced sweet potato chips or a side salad.
 
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Mushroom risotto
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Ingredients (to serve 4)

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 red onion, chopped

300g risotto rice

1 garlic clove, crushed or chopped very small

200g chopped mushrooms

900ml hot vegetable stock

75g frozen peas

Salt and black pepper to taste

Method

Heat up the olive oil in a large frying pan, then add the onion and cook on a medium-high heat.

After a couple of minutes add the rice and turn the heat down to low. Cook for about two minutes, stirring constantly.

Add the stock, mushrooms, garlic and peas. Turn the heat up to high and bring to the boil. Add plenty of salt and pepper.

When it starts to boil, turn the heat down. Cover and simmer for around 20 minutes, stirring often. If the rice seems to be sticking before it is cooked, add some more water. Once all of the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked, your risotto is ready to serve.

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Chicken burrito bowl



Ingredients

 1.5 cups of brown rice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 chicken stock cube

2 large chicken breasts, cubed

1 white onion, diced

1 red pepper, chopped

1 red chilli, chopped

10 mushrooms, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 jar salsa

1 tin of black beans

Salt to taste

Black pepper to taste

Paprika to taste

Cajun seasoning to taste

Method

 Cook the brown rice in hot water with the chicken stock cube. 

Whilst the rice is cooking heat the oil in a large frying pan. Fry the onions until softened then add the chicken. Add salt, pepper, paprika and cajun and cook until chicken is sealed. Add pepper, mushrooms, carrots and garlic and cook until veggies have softened. 

Pour over the salsa and beans. Drain the rice, add to the frying pan and mix.

Enjoy!

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Healthier fried rice

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Ingredients (to serve 4)

1 cup quinoa

1 veggie stock cube

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1 white onion, chopped

4 chicken breasts, diced

2 cloves garlic, chopped

 1 handful broccoli, chopped

2 carrots, peeled and chopped

2 eggs, broken into a bowl an beaten

1 tablespoon soy sauce

Method

Rinse quinoa in cold water.

Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a medium saucepan with the veggie stock cube, and then reduce to a simmer. Season with salt.
Simmer for 15-20 minutes until quinoa is fluffy and cooked through. Remove from heat and let set for five minutes or so. Fluff with a fork.
Heat the sesame oil in a large sauté pan over a high heat. Add onion and carrot, cook about two minutes then add chicken and cook until sealed. Add remaining veg and cook until it starts to soften. Add the quinoa and stir-fry about two minutes. Add soy sauce and mix through. Make a well in the centre of the quinoa, pour eggs in and stir them until scrambled then mix everything together thoroughly. Serve!

 

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Our favourite autumn 2019 beauty trends   

18 Sep 2019

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Our favourite autumn 2019 beauty trends

Autumn is almost upon us - but don't be too upset about summer coming to an end. In the beauty world we have exciting times ahead with bold, beautiful trends that you can easily replicate. Here are the top five beauty trends for autumn.

Windswept hair

This season hair is casually undone with wispy baby strands, and flyaway fringes for a windswept look. Don't be afraid of a small amount of frizz!

autumn beauty trends

Groomed brows

Whilst hair is casual, brows are perfectly polished and filled in if necessary. Book your tint and shape or HD brows appointment at Bliss for the perfect look.

hd brows leeds

Shop the sale

Red lips

Red lips never go out of style, they just change slightly from season to season. This autumn, red lips are velvety with an ultra-matt finish.

autumn beauty trends

Long lashes

Both top and bottom lashes should be elongated this season for a wide-eyed look. At Bliss we have you covered with a huge range of premium lash treatments whether you prefer to perfect your natural lashes or add falsies. See the full range here or check our offers page for the best prices. 

Skin is in

Healthy skin is never a bad look, but this season a glowing, radiant look is key. To boost your natural skin the easy way, see our full range of rejuvenating facials

facial leeds

Bliss Baby  0113 275 2675   
Bliss West Park 0113 230 4305

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3 Delicious Autumn Stir-fry Recipes   

16 Sep 2019
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3 Delicious Autumn Stir-fry Recipes

As the seasons change, often so do our menus. Whilst summer saw BBQs and salads galore as we aimed to slim and trim for the perfect beach body, in autumn we love something a little more hearty and warming. Bliss believes that this doesn't have to mean eating unhealthily. For us, autumn recipes should include plenty of in-season veggies to warm us whilst keeping our waistlines happy. With that in mind, check out our favourite autumn recipes, all of which can be adapted for vegetarians. 
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1. Beef and Ginger Noodle Stir-Fry - serves 4
Ingredients
 500g diced steak
2 tablespoons of peanut oil
400g singapore noodles
5cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped into matchsticks
2 red chillies, thinly sliced diaganolly
200g fresh shiitake mushrooms, halved
200g baby button mushrooms, halved
1 bunch of kale, leaves only, chopped
80g oyster sauce
Lime wedges to serve
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Method
Cook noddles according to packet instructions. Meanwhile, heat a wok or frying pan over a high heat and add peanut oil. Add chilli and garlic and stir fry for one minute. Add the beef and stir-fry until browned. Add the shiitake mushrooms and cook for 2 mins. Add the baby button mushrooms and kale, and stir fry until vegetables are tender. Drain noodles and add them along with the oyster sauce. Stir-fry until heated through and serve with lime wedges. 
For a vegetarian version, replace the beef with one diced red onion and one diced green pepper, to be added with the shiitake mushrooms.
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2. Pumpkin and spinach stir fry - serves 4
Ingredients
200g brown rice
2 kaffir lime leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 red onion, diced
1.5 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, crushed or finely chopped
1kg of pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and chopped into 2cm pieces. 
100g baby spinach leaves
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
2 tablespoons honey
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Method
Add the rice and lime leaves to a pan and cook according to packet instructions. Meanwhile, add the oil to a wok or frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the  onion, ginger and garlic and stir-fry for one minute. Add pumpkin and cook until tender (approx 7 minutes). Add the remaining ingredients and stir-fry until spinach wilts. Drain the rice and serve. 
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3. Fish & vegetable stir-fry - serves 4
Ingredients
200g brown rice
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
350g of boneless, white fish fillets, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed or finely chopped
1 small tin of sweetcorn
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
2 carrots, sliced
1 red onion, diced
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
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Method
Cook rice according to packet instructions. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and stir-fry for one minute. Add fish and stir-fry until half-cooked. Add vegetables and continue to stir-fry until softened. Add the remaining ingredients and stir-fry until heated. Serve with the rice. 
For a vegetarian version, fish can be easily replaced with 500g of pumpkin or butter nut squash, or baby button mushrooms, to be added with other veggies. 
Do check back regularly for more healthy yet filling autumn recipes from Bliss. 

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Bliss' Top Health & Beauty Tips for Autumn 2019   

13 Sep 2019
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Bliss' Top Health & Beauty Tips for Autumn 2019

autumn 2019 health and beauty tips

Summer may not technically be over yet, but the grey skies, shortening days, and cooler temperatures would have us believe otherwise. Whilst we can be lured into a minor depression as we mourn the end of summer, this is wasted time that could be spent on making the most of autumn. Keep your eye on the Bliss blog for the hottest autumn style updates, things to do and autumn recipes. This time of year can be ideal for changing up your health and beauty routine to make sure that you look and feel amazing as you cruise through towards party season. Here are our top health and beauty tips for autumn...
 
Stop skin from drying out
As the weather begins to turn colder, our skin can have a nasty tendency to dry out. Unfortunately we can also neglect it as the time for bare arms and legs has come to an end. Be sure to exfoliate several times per week, and invest in a high-quality moisturiser to use after showers. Hands, feet and lips can be particularly dry at this time of year so make sure to carry hand cream and lip balm at all times, and use a foot cream on a weekly basis. 
 
Eat plenty of in-season veggies
As the season changes, so must our diets. Knowing that we won't on the beach for another year can lead many of us to overeating in the cooler months, but it is possible to still be healthy. There are plenty of delicious, healthy veggies in season in autumn to provide us with an array of health benefits - load up on pumpkin, beetroot, sweet potato and apples for a healthy dose of Vitamins A and C, as well as a plethora of antioxidants and nutrients to make you look and feel 1 million percent. We'll be sharing some of our favourite autumn recipes with you over the coming weeks - watch this space!
healthy autumn recipes
Hair Care
In summer, our hair takes a beating from sun, chlorine & salt water. In winter, it can be easily damaged by the weather, as well as constant styling for Christmas and New Years celebrations. Use the time in between to repair and protect, starting with a trim of these damaged ends. Invest in a deep conditioner to protect your hair from the winter damage it will soon face. 
autumn trends
Boost your immune system
You probably know all too well that winter is prime time for colds, flu and other illnesses to affect us. Give your immune system an autumn boost so that it's in tip top condition to fight disease by winter. Some simple, natural ways to do this include drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, managing stress properly, drinking less alcohol, eating plenty of fresh fruit, veg and seeds, and particularly garlic. 
We'll be providing you with regular updates and tips to make the most of autumn over the coming weeks, so do check back regularly. 
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Branch Phone numbers


Bliss Bespoke Day Spa
0113 2304305
Bliss Baby-Butcher Hill

0113 2752675 

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Bliss' Top Autumn Cocktail Recipes   

11 Sep 2019
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Bliss' Top Autumn Cocktail Recipes

autumn cocktail recipes

We can't help but feel that our lovely British summer lacked opportunities to sip cocktails in beer gardens, with just a handful of beautiful, warm, sunny days. As the summer draws to a close and we enter a time of year when many of us have saving money on the brain, we have to accept that those days are done until next year. 
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But not to worry - we can continue to drink cocktails throughout autumn, we just need to change up our habits. Mojitos and cosmos were ideal for hot summer days, but not so suited for autumn. Swap up the beer garden for your living room with tasty snacks and a warm fire, and switch out your summer favourites for our delicious autumn cocktail recipes.
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1. Warm Apple Pie Cocktail
Ingredients
1 bottle of apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
I tablespoon of nutmeg
2 shots of spiced rum
Whipped cream, 1 cinnamon stick, an apple spice, and ground cinnamon to garnish
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Method
Pour the cider into a saucepan, and add the cinnamon stick and nutmeg. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, strain out the spices, and add the rum. Pour into glasses, top with the whipped cream, pour over a little cinnamon, and place the cinnamon stick and apple slice on top to garnish.
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2. Cranberry Margarita
Ingredients
1 cup of cranberry juice
1 lime
1 shot of tequila
1 shot of triple sec or cointreau
I lime wheel and fresh cranberries to garnish
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Method
Shake all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, squeezing the juice out of the lime. Serve straight up in a martini glass or over ice. Garnish with the lime wheel and fresh cranberries.
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3. Bourbon and Thyme Cocktail
Ingredients
2 shots of bourbon
2 teaspoons of maple syrup
Half a lemon, cut into wedges
A couple of sprigs of thyme
Lemon twist and thyme sprig to garnish, and ice to serve
Method
Muddle thyme and lemon wedges in a glass. Add bourbon and maple syrup. Stir to combine. Add ice. Garnish with lemon twist and thyme sprig.
Grab some tasty snacks, book your Bliss nail appointments, and call up the squad for a cocktail party!

 

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Autumn Haircare Tips for a More Glamorous Christmas Season!   

24 Oct 2018

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Autumn Haircare Tips for a More Glamorous Christmas Season!

autumn hair care

Sun exposure can leave hair sun-damaged and dry, whilst the cooler weather in winter can make hair frizzy, brittle and unmanageable. Autumn is the perfect  time to un-do some of the damaged caused over summer, and make sure that your hair is protected from the harsh winter weather. After all, you want your locks to look glamorous and perfect by party season, right? Here are our top tips for healthier hair this autumn.

1. Get a trim

You should be getting a hair cut every 8 weeks or so to clean up your ends, but this is especially important after sun damage. The longer you leave it the more susceptible to breakage it is. Ask your stylist to remove split ends, or consider a whole new look for autumn. Then you'll be ready to begin your new haircare regime with a fresh palette.

2. Add some more moisture

At this time of year, it's important to use a deep-conditioning mask or gloss treatment a couple of times a week to give your hair a healthy shine. 

3. Protect your hair from heat damage

The chances are that throughout autumn, and particularly during the festive season, you will use heat on your hair from time to time. Invest in a heat protection spray, mousse, serum or cream and make sure to use if before blow drying or heat styling your hair to help prevent breakage.

4.Use a good shampoo and conditioner

It's important to choose hair cleansers that will wash away normal wear and tear from things like pollution and smoke, whilst not stripping your hair of natural oils and lipids. 

5. Be mindful of tying your hair up

Tying your hair up with a bobble can cause damage so try to avoid it, and definitely take it down for bed. Wear your hair down instead or softly pin it back.

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5 Hottest Autumn Beauty Trends   

14 Sep 2018
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5 Hottest Autumn Beauty Trends

Autumn is almost upon us - but don't be too upset about summer coming to an end. In the beauty world we have exciting times ahead with bold, beautiful trends that you can easily replicate. Here are the top five beauty trends for autumn.

Big blow drys

The days of natural hair are over - autumn's looking glam! This season go for glossy waves with lots of volume for a polished look.

 blow dry

Bright eye make up

Autumn doesn't have to be dull - bright pops of colour still have their place now that summer's over. Go for a paintbox bright eyeshadow or eyeliner - hot pink is the key colour but yellows and greens are also bang on trend. 

bold eyes

Glitter

Catwalks have been showered in glitter as autumn approached - the more the better, complete with crystals around the eyes. For a more wearable look, book in your spray tan and use a gold glittery highlighter on your cheekbones. 

Bold lashes

Mascara is back and in a big way - the more dramatic the lashes, the better. Try Bliss' 2-week superlashes in your choice of length and thickness, or Russian lashes for a glam flutter.

Scarlet lips

This season lips are bold and bright - it's all about female empowerment and making a statement!

 Get the look at Bliss!

lashes and spray tan

 

Purchase here!

Branch Phone numbers

 

Bliss Bespoke Day Spa:
0113 2304305
.....
Horsforth Retreat :0113 2588425
.....
Bliss Baby-Butcher Hill :0113 2752675 

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Health and Beauty Tips For Autumn   

07 Sep 2018

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Health and Beauty Tips For Autumn

autumn beauty
Summer may not technically be over yet, but the grey skies, shortening days, and cooler temperatures would have us believe otherwise. Whilst we can be lured into a minor depression as we mourn the end of summer, this is wasted time that could be spent on making the most of autumn. Keep your eye on the Bliss blog for the hottest autumn style updates, things to do and autumn recipes. This time of year can be ideal for changing up your health and beauty routine to make sure that you look and feel amazing as you cruise through towards party season. Here are our top health and beauty tips for autumn...

 

Stop skin from drying out

As the weather begins to turn colder, our skin can have a nasty tendency to dry out. Unfortunately we can also neglect it as the time for bare arms and legs has come to an end. Be sure to exfoliate several times per week, and invest in a high-quality moisturiser to use after showers. Hands, feet and lips can be particularly dry at this time of year so make sure to carry hand cream and lip balm at all times, and use a foot cream on a weekly basis. 

 

Eat plenty of in-season veggies

As the season changes, so must our diets. Knowing that we won't on the beach for another year can lead many of us to overeating in the cooler months, but it is possible to still be healthy. There are plenty of delicious, healthy veggies in season in autumn to provide us with an array of health benefits - load up on pumpkin, beetroot, sweet potato and apples for a healthy dose of Vitamins A and C, as well as a plethora of antioxidants and nutrients to make you look and feel 1 million percent. We'll be sharing some of our favourite autumn recipes with you over the coming weeks - watch this space!

healthy autumn recipes

Hair Care

In summer, our hair takes a beating from sun, chlorine & salt water. In winter, it can be easily damaged by the weather, as well as constant styling for Christmas and New Years celebrations. Use the time in between to repair and protect, starting with a trim of these damaged ends. Invest in a deep conditioner to protect your hair from the winter damage it will soon face. 

autumn trends

Boost your immune system

You probably know all too well that winter is prime time for colds, flu and other illnesses to affect us. Give your immune system an autumn boost so that it's in tip top condition to fight disease by winter. Some simple, natural ways to do this include drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, managing stress properly, drinking less alcohol, eating plenty of fresh fruit, veg and seeds, and particularly garlic. 

We'll be providing you with regular updates and tips to make the most of autumn over the coming weeks, so do check back regularly. 

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Branch Phone numbers


Bliss Bespoke Day Spa:
0113 2304305
.....
Horsforth Retreat :0113 2588425
.....
Bliss Baby-Butcher Hill :0113 2752675 

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