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ColourNation Hairdressers

Oxford Street and its surrounding area wouldn’t normally be my first port of call for a cut and colour. Oxford Street is usually the place I go into battle with when it comes to dodging tourists for the shops but off a quiet side street on Winsley Street there is a peaceful hair haven and it’s strictly for ladies only – ColourNation. Actually I know Winsley Street for an entirely different reason – I used to work in Mappin House directly opposite. Talk about taking a stroll down memory lane… From outside, ColourNation is rather unassuming but step over the

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Recipe: Chocolate Cake (Schokogugelhupf)

I’ve well and truly got my baking mojo back and hot on the heels of the anti-gravity cake I made recently, I baked a different kind of a chocolate show-stopper – a Schokogugelhupf and this time, with a little baker to assist me. A while back, House of Fraser sent me some baking equipment and accessories, which included a ring shaped cake tin, leading me to search for an accommodating recipe. I came across this Viennese classic courtesy of the Hairy Bikers. Impressive as it looks, it’s so easy to make and deliciously moreish. As an avid baker and cook,

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Win a set of BIC Soleil Bella razors & gel

Hey! I haven’t graced the pages of Just Nice Things because I have been knee deep in DIY for the past 4 weeks. OK, I’ve cropped up now and again but haven’t been able to update the blog due to the demands posed by rollers and emulsion paint. Thankfully all that is over and I can return to a level of sanity by bringing an abundance of content for your reading pleasure. To restart things, I’m hosting TWO give-aways – one is on Twitter and the other is on Instagram. The prize is the same depending on which of the

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