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Our favourite Halloween costumes for 2020   

04 Oct 2020
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Our favourite Halloween costumes for 2020

October is upon is which means it's time to look forward to Halloween! Of course it seems that Halloween will be somewhat different this year without the big parties and mass gatherings, but that doesn't mean you can't dress up for some Halloween fun at home.
 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 2020. 
 
Scarecrow
scarecrow halloween makeup tutorial
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Who knew scarecrows could be this cute and glamorous?! Glamour by Lindsay has nailed it with this unique make up tutorial. Follow her lead and pair with a hat, checked shirt and boots. Get your russian lashes or super lashes done at Bliss for dramatic lashes that can party as hard as you can - ask for long and thick lashes to get the look. Plus, instead of painting your face you can use makeup to paint onto a facemask - COVID-proof and easier to clean up!
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Lioness
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Not only are lions scary, but with this makeup tutorial your lioness costume will be glamorous. Add some lion ears and a tail, messy wavy hair, and a gold or brown dress. Book your spray tan at Bliss for a golden base for this stunning look.
Try this lion face mask to complete your outfit!
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Shattered doll
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This broken doll costume ensures your look is both creepy yet pretty at the same time! Watch the tutorial hereGet your false lashes at Bliss to complete the look.
Once again you could also use eyeliner to draw onto a white face mask. 
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 Unicorn
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Go whimsical with this complete unicorn look, covering everything from the costume to the hair, the make up and of course the rhinestones. Watch the youtube tutorial here. Get your glitter pastel gel nails done at Bliss to complete the look.
We're in love with this unicorn face mask to complete your outfit!
 
Happy Halloween!
Love Bliss
xxx
 
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October 2020 at Bliss   

01 Oct 2020
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October 2020 at Bliss

We can hardly believe it but October is here! Autumn is well and truly upon us. Check our blog regularly for all the latest on sassy autumn trends and deals, as well as prep for Halloween, Black Friday, and Christmas! 

Look out for the hottest Halloween costume ideas, and tips and tricks to start preparing for Christmas well in advance, as well as more health and beauty tips for autumn.

Our Autumn sale is now ON - shop now!
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We would like to say a special thank you to everyone who took the time to leave us a review over these difficult months, and invite others to do the same.
We always love to hear about your experiences with Bliss. If you have any comments following your visit to Bliss then please don't hesitate to leave a comment on Tripadvisor or Facebook. You are also very welcome to contact director Beverley Silver directly at info@blissbeautyspa.com. 
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In the mean time shop our monthly deals here, and call Bliss Spa to book your appointment.
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Bliss for men   

29 Sep 2020
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Bliss for men

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Often when males consider a spa, they think of pampering and images which they don't find particularly masculine. However, our treatments are available to both men and women, and many men enjoy frequent visits to Bliss. Here are some of their favourite spa treatments.
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Massages
Several studies have shown that men are more likely to store up stress and worries, whilst women are more likely to share them. The downside of bottling up this stress is that men are more likely to be both mentally and physically tense. Irritability and trouble sleeping can be linked to anxiety, and a massage helps people to relax and ease out tension in the muscles.
A relaxing massage can also be a regular and welcome diversion from problems, and may be just the ticket for a man when he finishes a hard day at work.Bliss' range of massages includes sports massages, massages designed to help you detox and lose weight, and many designed simply for deep relaxation. Not only that but we have many massages from top brands such as Elemis, Environ and Dermalogica. View our full range here.
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Facials
Our wide range of premium facials are suitable for both men and women, whether you have specific skin issues or just want to relax and refresh your skin, we have something for everyone. Throughout October, our facials are all available on a buy 1 get 1 half price deal with a free brow tint & shape. Browse the range now and purchase online or in branch. 
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Waxing
Bliss provides a range of waxes specifically designed for men. Our male customers particularly enjoy the gents soothing wax package - view the full range here and buy online.
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Tanning
Many men also enjoy tanning at Bliss, whether it be via sunbeds or spray tans. Keeping a healthy golden glow all year round isn't just for females! View our tanning options and buy online here. 
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Manicures & pedicures
Manicures and pedicures help us to relax and soothe tired hands and feet, which is why they're a popular favourite amongst both male and female spa-goers. View our full range including our CND manicure & pedicure deal for only £35.
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Browse our website and purchase your treatments online as a voucher, or call us to book your appointment. 

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2 Months to go til the Bliss Black Friday Sale 2020!   

27 Sep 2020

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2 Months to go til the Bliss Black Friday Sale 2020!

As we settle into colder weather and autumn vibes, thought turn to to the future and the next exciting event. Black Friday, as well all know, is an exciting opportunity to treat ourselves to some bargains and maybe even grab some Christmas pressies at a discount, and it's only 2 MONTHS AWAY!
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BLACK FRIDAY 2020
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Whilst this is an exciting time, many of us are all too familiar with the excruciating queues to get into stores, fighting through the crowds to find the perfect item, and waiting a painfully long time to pay. Is it worth it for the ultimate bargain?
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Bliss allows you to shop Black Friday deals from the comfort of your own home. So in two months, skip the crowds. Make yourself a cup of tea or pour a glass of wine, settle down on the couch with your laptop, and shop in comfort. Treat yourself to premium beauty and relaxation treatments, and get a head start on your Christmas shopping. Who wouldn't love to receive the gift of pampering and relaxation?! 
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Whilst we can't tell you yet what offers we have in store for you, we can tell you that they are not to be missed. Your favourite treatments at unbelievable prices will all be listed on our offers page, and will be available to purchase online as a voucher and redeem in branch. Get excited - the countdown is on with only 2 months to go!
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How to make your summer tan last   

22 Sep 2020

How to Make Your Summer Tan Last

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When our post-holiday blues begin to kick in the one thing that cheers us up a little is knowing that we've returned to grey, rainy Britain with a beautiful golden tan. If you want to hold onto that bronze glow for as long as possible, be sure to follow these steps to remain brown into autumn. 
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1. You can't moisturise enough! Apply it every day after being in the sun, at least once, to avoid peeling and prolong your tan, and continue applying a couple of times a day once you get home. No amount of moisturiser is too much so don't be shy.
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2. Go easy on hot baths and showers and always use a hydrating body wash. Hot water can have a dehydrating effect on your skin so slightly cooler showers are better.
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3. Exfoliate but very gently. The best thing for your tan is to exfoliate right before your holiday then gently top up after, as dead skin can cause your tan to look faded and dull. However using harsh exfoliates,  hair removal cream or waxing removes the entire top layer of skin and therefore your tan so be careful. 
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4. Stay hydrated and eat healthily. Drinking plenty of water is essential for healthy, radiant skin, as is eating a healthy balanced diet providing you with all necessary vitamins. Try to eat more foods rich in beta-carotene such as papaya, sweet potato, carrot and mango. 
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5. If your tan still fades sooner than you hoped, or if you didn't manage to tan as much as you wanted to, Bliss are always on hand with our top of the range sunbeds. Courses can be purchased online or in branch and redeemed at Bliss Baby.
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6. There's always the option to fake it with Bliss' sexy contouring spray tans - choose your shade and let our therapists work their magic. Why not combine your spray tan with some other treatments in one of our packages for a glam makeover?
 
All sunbed courses and spray tans can be purchased online here.
Bliss Baby clients are more than welcome to redeem their points at Bliss Spa as we await the reopening of Baby.
Bliss Baby  0113 275 2675   
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Incredible discounts on 3D Lipo treatments!   

20 Sep 2020

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Incredible discounts on 3D Lipo treatments!

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Bliss are proud to offer 3D lipo fat freezing and cryo at the most competitive prices in Leeds. The impressive results and gaggle of celebrity fans speak volumes for this innovative weight loss technique. Non-invasive, effective weight loss with no exercise or diet- what more could you ask for?

We're going one step further and offering incredible discounts on our fabulous 3D Lipo treatments for all Bliss customers this month.

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TOWIE's Amy Childs is a long-time worshipper of the clever machines that trimmed three inches from her waist and helped her to drop a dress size. It wasn't long before more and more celebs got on board with fat freezing and cryo - Colleen Rooney, Katie Price, Gemma Collins, and Marnie Simpson are just a few of the delighted ambassadors. And the treatment isn't just for a-listers - all kinds of people are loving the effects that they didn't think would be possible without going under the knife. 
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 Bliss are also on hand to ensure that prices are affordable for not only the rich and famous, but for all clients. We love bringing you the best beauty treatments around at the best prices possible. 
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If you want to know more about 3D Lipo, do feel free to email Beverley at info@blissbeautyspa.com. 

 

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Happy Jewish New Year 2020   

19 Sep 2020
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Happy Jewish New Year 2020

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Bliss would like yo wish all of our Jewish customers old and new a happy new year. May you enjoy your time of celebration over delicious meals of pomegranates, apple and honey, challah bread, fish, and other traditional Rosh Hashanah foods, as you also remember the significance of this holiday. 
Shana Tova from team Bliss. 

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Autumn 2020 health & beauty tips from Bliss   

16 Sep 2020
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Autumn 2020 health & beauty tips from Bliss

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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. 
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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!
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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. 
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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. 
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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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Stir fry recipes that are perfect for autumn   

14 Sep 2020
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Stir fry recipes that are perfect for autumn

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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6 Delicious alcohol-free alternatives   

11 Sep 2020

6 Delicious alcohol-free alternatives

There are plenty of reasons to give up or cut down on alcohol - physical health, mental health, weight loss, medication, pregnancy - the list is goes on. Whatever your reason, it's not as difficult as it used to be, with plenty of alcohol-free alternatives available on the market now. Here are six of our favourite alcohol-free alternatives...

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1. The best alcohol free wines

Red - Eisberg Cabarnet Sauvignon 0%

White - Eisberg Sauvignon Blanc 0%

Eisberg alcohol-free wines are delicious and low-cal so it's win-win!

2. The best alcohol free gin

Bax Botanics Sea Buckthorn

When you want a gin & tonic, a tonic and lime just isn't the same. This alcohol-free spirit is fragrant and botanical with a real gin-like taste.

3. The best alcohol free Prosecco

Freixenet 0%

Fresh and bubbly, just like a real Prosecco! Available in white and rose - both are delicious.

For a low alcohol option (0.5%) try Nosecco which is sweet and bubbly, with notes of apple.

4. The best alcohol free Aperol Sprtiz

Lyre's Italian Spritz

If you're struggling to part ways with delicious Aperol Spritz's try Lyle's It is delicious and, although a tad sweeter, tastes very similar to a real Aperol Spritz when topped up with some alcohol-free Prosecco.

5. The best alcohol-free beer

Lucky Saint (0.5%)

So alcohol-free beers generally still have a teeny tiny amount of alcohol in them like this one. It is delicious and tastes just like alcoholic beer.

6. The best alcohol free cider

Kopparberg Alcohol Free Pear Cider

Tasty and refreshing, just like its alcoholic counterpart!

 

If you're thinking of cutting down on alcohol, read our blog post on mindful drinking.

 

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