Rebound Revolution Bicester

Rebound Revolution Bicester review

So, let me hit this post off by establishing something, I am pretty unfit at the moment. You know when you get a little bit busier and a little more indulgent, well the lb fairy has certainly paid me a visit over the past few months.

I guess it is time to do something about it and I have made the executive decision to get my backside into gear and shift a few pounds. Looking around my local area, I was a little put off by the gyms which seemed to all want to wrangle me into a 12 month contract – no thank you.

When I realised that the newly opened trampoline park next door to me did fitness classes, I was pretty intrigued and decided to take the plunge. Rebound Revolution Bicester offers a selection of workout classes and I opted for the High Intensity Hiit Workout Class.

So, what do I think of Rebound Revolution Bicester?

I have to admit, I was pretty terrified walking across but what could be more fun than bouncing yourself to fitness eh?  Arriving, I was given a pair of grip socks (included in the price) and ushered over by the peppy and lovely instructor.

I have to admit, at times during this hour-long session I could have dropped to the floor, but the feeling afterward was incredibly euphoric – I must keep in mind that fitness is great for your mental health.

After an intense mixture of aerobics moves, circuits, stretches and yoga positions, resistance and core training, I felt sweaty as hell and pretty damn accomplished. I will be returning and would highly recommend anyone give trampolining workout classes a try.

The fantastic class aside, the trampoline park itself is great, with 50 trampolines, a climbing wall, giant leap platform and airbag, wipeout area, basketball hoops and foam pit.

You can book from the Rebound Fiit selection of workout classes here.

Would you ever try a trampolining fitness class? How do you stay fit? 

Stephanie xox

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John Lewis Oxford review

If you are an Oxford local, the news of a new John Lewis store opening has probably had you excited for many years now. Well, now it is here, along with the shiny new Westgate and it is time to spend galore. I was lucky enough to be invited to the new store to get a feel for what they were offering and to tour the services it provides.

The most incredible thing about the John Lewis store in Oxford is its rather subtle Alice in Wonderland theme, a nod to Oxford’s beloved literary history. All around the beautiful interior of the store are hidden secrets of Alice and her time in Wonderland. The main seating area on the ground floor presents an open book, adorned with towering roses telling the story of Alice within printed petals. Each week, this area acts as a storybook museum for children and as an event space when needed.

As you continue around the store you will find teeny tiny secret doors (great for keeping young minds busy), the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole and even an Alice mannequin with a very Rapunzel-esque blonde wig – encouraging you to leave no corner untouched.

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So, what do I think of John Lewis Oxford?

Once you get over the sheer genius of the theme you discover a store that satisfies every whim and sense. Within the store, you will discover a gargantuan beauty, homeware, clothing, famed haberdashery, technology, and leisure department.

A unique feature is the Experience Desk, which enables guests to visit and see the daily events on offer within the store and ask any questions that they may have. The John Lewis Oxford store also offers appointments on home decor, beauty, nursery advice, travel, personal style and lingerie fittings – they even have an onsite optician! 

Surprisingly, John Lewis Oxford has more services available than any other John Lewis store in the country and are paving the way when it comes to the success of the stores.

It is music to my ears to discover that the beauty and skincare events are very popular in my hometown, with near-daily events and a first-of-its-kind nail and brow bar, ensuring quick and flawless fixes. Dining is also covered with The Café Bar by Benugo, The Place to Eat restaurant and the highly-recommended KuPP.

It is no surprise that people are so excited to come and shop. If you do visit, be sure to pop up to the Experience Desk on the first floor for the latest and greatest from John Lewis Oxford!

Have you been to John Lewis in Oxford yet? Do you like the Alice in Wonderland theme? 

Stephanie xox

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant review

Let’s be honest, Forrest Gump is a classic. If you are yet to see it, you need to jump on the pop-culture train for an overload of 90s fun.

Bubba Gump Shrimp, London offers an American seafood extravaganza in a spectacularly Forrest-Gump-themed setting within central London. You could literally spend a good 15 minutes just wandering around looking at all the décor and there is even a shop onsite for the more die-hard fans.

The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant is the first in the UK that is inspired by the 1994 hit.

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So, what did I think of the Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant, London?

The themes throughout the restaurant were pretty incredible, it’s worth a visit just for a gander at the walls alone.

When it comes to the food, I was pleasantly surprised. Me not being a fish fan (the irony), went for what was probably the only chicken dish on the menu. I really didn’t expect much from the food, it was nice, fresh and flavoursome – but nothing to write home about.

However, you don’t visit Bubba Gump Shrimp for the chicken, you visit for the fish. Luckily, my boyfriend, embraces a far more exciting palette and ordered the Forrest’s Seafood Feast.

The dish was embellished with Southern fried shrimp, seafood hush pups and fish, atop a bed of fries and garnished with tartar, cocktail and remoulade sauces, as well as a side of coleslaw.

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It was a lovely experience although I wouldn’t say I’d be in a rush to return. Like all themed restaurant, its slightly expensive to eat there, the food isn’t spectacular and it quite often appears as a one trick pony.

At over £50 for two mains, two cokes and a 12.5% service charge (I did not feel like it was warrented in all honesty), it is a little on the expensive side when you are looking at the quality of the meals.

Do remember, “it’s all about shrimp” and if you are a fan of the Forrest Gump film, you will probably have quite the enjoyable evening.

Have you been to the Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant in London? Which shrimp dish would you devour?

Stephanie xox

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Pulse Light Clinic London

Let’s face it, removing unwanted hair is the bane of most people’s day-to-day routines. It takes time and investment in the latest and greatest hair removal products on the market to keep those stubborn follicles at bay.

Just imagine, if you never had to do it again? Laser hair removal treatment can offer that luxury. With time, hairs become sparser and sparser and ultimately you are left feeling a lot more silky smooth.

Just a ten minute walk from Liverpool Street station, Pulse Light Clinic London offers laser hair removal treatments, with discounts when you book block treatments of 6 or 8 sessions.

So, what do I think of laser hair removal treatment?

Laser hair removal is a simple, effective and relatively painless treatment. It reduces unwanted hair on many women and men and thus makes your daytime routine all that more easier. It is also suitable for every skin tone and the wave lengths of the Gentle Max Pro laser are adjusted to suit individual needs.

After an initial consultation and patch test, sessions can be taken to suit preferences. The average amount of sessions is often 8 within a year, with a few top ups following. You will have to wait between 4 to 8 weeks between sessions depending on the targeted area.

Results are often seen after the first session and the entire process is swift and effective. The initial consultation and patch test is also completely free!

Pulse Light Clinic London’s newest clinic is located close to Liverpool Street, they also have two additional clinics in London, one on Fenchurch Street and the other on Tottenham Court Road. You can contact them regarding their laser hair removal treatment and plans here.

What do you think of laser hair removal treatment? Would you consider it?

Stephanie xox

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Junkyard Golf Club Oxford review

I have to admit, when we discovered Junkyard Golf Club Oxford while exploring the shiny new Westgate one day, I knew I had to go. I’m a sucker for a unique experience.

The whole concept is a little bit fabulous, play crazy golf in central Oxford and have a few quirky cocktails in some American-esque red party cups on route – quite simply, what’s not to love? 

Myself and my partner made our way to the venue where we were greeted with a photo oppurtunity pink golf cart, boothed seating and the main Bunker bar. Once checked in, we sauntered over to Bunker with two of my lovely girl friends now in tow and fussed over what to order.

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I treated myself to a Hotline Ting – mainly because it had bubblegum flavours and I am a giant child. I must admit, these cocktails kind of remind me of all your favourite childhood flavours, garnishished with beloved sweets and dashed with alcohol. It’s almost slightly unethical when I think about it but who cares, it was delicious.

Cocktails aside, Junkyard Golf Club Oxford presents three crazy golf courses to play, each with nine pretty peculiar holes. Expect bright lights, great music and some creative decor. You will either discover Pablo, Gary or Bozo when you go to play – or all three if you are super commited!  

Pablo has a pretty consistent jungle theme with animals galore and some odditys thrown into the mix, whereas Gary is a car fanatics junkyard with enough scrap to create a shelter. Finally, Bozo takes you to a circus almost as creepy and downright strange as the one in Silent Hill 2. So, a nice variety is certainly on offer.

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So, what do I think of Junkyard Golf Club Oxford?

We decided on the jungle themed Pablo, informed it was the slightly longer of the three courses. Each course operates on a one way system with each group going in turn. Even though it was busy, we never had to wait too long for the next hole, if at all.

Saying this, when you do visit, it is probably far better to go as a slightly larger team, as you will find the game lasts that little bit longer. There’s even a pit stop bar for cocktails if you fancy another sweet and satisfying drink along the way.

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All in all, the entire experience is great, it is truly something different and much needed on the often traditional Oxford scene. Junkyard Golf Club Oxford is super fun and well-themed – even if that theme is animals-meets-industrial-meets-circus madness.

I had a great time, even though I lost as per. Although saying this, I was the only one to get a hole-in-one. Better luck next time eh? I think I fancy a go on Bozo when I next visit…

Have you been to Junkyard Golf Club Oxford yet? Which course or cocktail do you fancy the most?

Stephanie xox

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Fruiteatox Daytox Lemon Tea and Sleeptox Orange Tea 14 Days review

Fruiteatox review

I had to delay my Fruiteatox review due to coming down with the flu recently – 100 per cent would not recommend to anyone ever.

It was slightly ironic considering how low my immune system was and having a little pick me up would have really sorted me out. Saying this, I am on the mend and have now completed my fourteen day Fruiteatox course.

When it comes to tea detoxes, they can be pretty hard to gauge their effectiveness. However, I like the fundamental idea behind Fruiteatox, they embrace their teas as part of a healthier lifestyle – a fruity cup in the morning and one every other night.

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So, what did I think of the Fruiteatox morning and evening teas?

Their detox plan includes a cup of Daytox lemon tea followed by Sleeptox orange tea in the evening. All ingredients are naturally sourced, gluten free and vegan-friendly, the teas are said to support weight loss, promote radiant skin and boost your metabolism as part of a healthy and active lifestyle.

The morning brew to be drank each day consists of lemon grass, ginseng, ginger root, yerba mate, liquorice root, tie kuan yin oolong, fennel seeds and lemon peel. All these natural ingredients working together to boost you throughout the day.

The evening brew which is taken every other night consists of calming ingredients known to encourage sleep, including chamomile, valarian root, hawthorn leaves, lavender, orange peel, orange oil and senna. The inclusion of senna allows for healthier bowel movements, cleansing your system and reducing bloating.

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When it comes to the taste of the teas, they are very natural tasting with a mild fruity aftertaste. I suppose I am just used to the faddy highstreet blends full of flavour and colour.

When it came to results, I was pleasantly surprised by their outcomes. I did feel better and brighter, be it as part of getting myself into a routine or due to the natural additions in each cup.

I would definitely recommend Fruiteatox for those looking to embrace a healthier lifestyle, they even include online and downloadable healthy eating plans as part of their programme.

If you are interested in giving the 14 day course a go, please find the link to the Fruiteatox shop and tea selection here. There is a 28 day option for those truly commited health fanatics.

For 20 per cent off, please use code Steph20 at the checkout!

Have you tried Fruiteatox teas? Do you like the idea of a tea detox?

Stephanie xox

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