Best Spots in Manchester for a Good Old Drink

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I'm surprised I've never really covered this before, but in the past year I've ventured out a bit and gone around town looking for the best places for a drink, from cocktails to ciders there's a range of places across Manchester that deserve a bit of a spotlight. I like a mixture of drinks and there's nothing worse than going to a new bar and choosing the same drink you have everywhere else, I like to try something different each time. So if you're looking for a new place to grab a drink take note of where am about to mention, from the Northern Quarter to Spinningfields. 

First up, is Jimmy's if you're into the more indie scene of Manchester this is a great place to check out. They have a great range of cocktails, great music that you can't miss and they house a lot of gigs around the year. Some of my best gigs from the past year have been at Jimmy's and it's somewhere you really can't miss. It's a bit different to the rest on the lis…

Why I Wouldn't Buy A Designer Item




Controversial really, we can all sit there and say that we wouldn't buy something designer, apart from the fact that I can't afford to anyway it. For me spending that much money on one thing doesn't sit right with me, there are so many things you could get for that one off purchase. When it comes to a designer item I wouldn't just buy it on a whim, I want to be able to justify the price. It's a lot of money to spend on something that may not actually be worth it, you hear people banging on about the quality of these items but surely you could've still got that somewhere else. 

In terms of makeup I don't ever want to spend a lot, it sounds bizarre but for me, I don't see the point. Okay, there are better results sometimes but that doesn't mean you can't work on the lower end products and get them to that standard. It might take practice but you get there in the end, and your pocket still has money in it. I went through a phase where I would justify £26 foundations that yeah made a difference to my makeup, but a better primer and some more time applying a cheaper foundation would have done the same trick. 



In the beauty world, you really have to watch brands, a lot of high-end brands use the same ingredients as do drugstores. But that designer packaging and brand name make it sound justifiable. Also, a lot of high-end brands own drugstore companies so there are always more than enough dupes lying about. Big brands often charge way over the top for products you could've got at the drugstore. Whilst on the topic of brands, who even cares about the brand. I wouldn't be embarrassed if I have a stack of Revolution products and everyone else is there with Too faced and MAC its money wasted on products that aren't that much different to what's available in the drugstore. 

Fashion wise I really struggle to justify the prices for high-end items, I can sit there and dream all day about them but it's very rare I would ever buy any. For me a lot of it is quite simple, with cheaper alternatives being readily available I don't see the need to spend so much, on something I could get somewhere else. 

For me I just don't see the point in designer purchases, it seems weird to spend so much money on something that won't last me for ages. It won't always stay in Fashion and I would just feel weird spending that much money on just one thing. Let me know what you think of spending money on designer purchases, for me it just seems like a lot to spend on something. 

Until next time, Chloe! 

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