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Top 10 Ways To Add Sparkle To Everyday Life

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Top 10 Ways To Add A Little Bit of Sparkle To Everyday Life

Sponsored post in association with American Express®

I’m not sure if you are agree, but I feel like we are “rewarding” ourselves with little things far more. I wouldn’t call these “guilty pleasures”, they are more like everyday perks that add a little bit of sparkle to our lives.

It’s not just milestone moments like booking a trip of a lifetime or putting a deposit down on a house that are making us happy, sometimes spending on something as small as a lipstick on our lunch hour or a coffee on route to work can truly add a little sparkle to our lives. The current trend for “everyday treats” is on the rise.

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A recent survey by American Express** revealed that Brits treat themselves to a little treat, on average 3 times a week, with one in six (17%) doing so at least once a day. I expect I fall into that bracket!

Brit’s official Top 10 treats are:
1 Ordering a takeaway (30%)
2 Reading a book (27%)
3 Going out for dinner (26%)
4 Watching a favourite film or TV show (23%)
5 Having a lie in (22%)
6 Going to the pub or bar (19%)
7 Eating ice cream (18%)
8 Having a bath (16%)
9 Buying a new item of clothing or pair of shoes (16%)
10 Going to the cinema (14%)

It’s so true, because a lot of the things I do fitted in nicely with the findings. That’s why I’ve teamed up with American Express to share some of my top every day perks. I’d love to hear what yours are too?? Please leave me a comment below!

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Being a lover of fashion and style, I love giving myself a little mid week treat, be it shoes or a gorgeous new perfume to boost my mood.

The Style Traveller bonnie buying perfume at CreedPampering

Being kind to yourself is such an important thing to do and something I think we often forget. It’s so good for our bodies and minds to occasionally be pampered and looked after. Book in for a relaxing massage or simply enjoy an indulgent bath at home for free. Bliss!

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 breakfast in bed paris the style traveller

Food and drink

Two of life’s greatest pleasures are food and drink. From little everyday treats like a coffee from the local deli on route to work, to enjoying breakfast in bed on the weekend to going for dinner and drinks with friends and family, I love spending time over food and really enjoying it.

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eating ice cream in Italy

And my top 2 treats, being a travel blogger are indulging in an ice cream and hitting the beach, even better if it’s both at the same time!

Which is exactly what I’m off to do now. See you next time guys.

Bon Voyage xx

going for a surf BaliEveryday Perks with American Express


 From pampering yourself to treating yourself to an ice cream, American Express makes every day more rewarding by giving you feel-good perks for your purchases*.
Its range of Cards are packed with ways to get more from your everyday spending; from Membership Rewards® points that can be used to treat yourself to virtually anything (and that never expire) to discounts at top restaurants and hotels, money back on everyday purchases, or collecting frequent flyer miles to help you get on your next getaway sooner. To find out more about how American Express can help you get more out of every day, visit amex.co.uk/whyamex
To spread the fun even further, if you share your favourite treats on Instagram with the hashtag #EverydayPerks, you could be in with a chance to win two Cineworld Unlimited passes. Valid for twelve months, you and a film-loving partner can indulge your love of the big screen for a whole year – what a treat. For more information and to enter, visit bit.ly/EverydayPerks by 5pm on 3rd November 2017. Terms and conditions apply.
* Selected Cards only. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability.
** Research conducted by Opinium for American Express from a representative sample of 2,000 adults (22nd – 26th September 2017).
Promoter: American Express Services Europe Limited has its registered office at Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom. It is registered in England and Wales with Company Number 1833139 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

 

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