How To Plan The Perfect Weekend: Week One

TV presenter Laura Jackson gets Saturday-night style advice from ELLE and Rimmel London


This content has been created in collaboration with Rimmel London.

What's better than the weekend? 

Planning the weekend. 

Venue, outfit, manicure - let's face it, it's pretty much more fun than going out. 

ELLE decided to shadow TV presenter Laura Jackson as she put her weekend plans into action. 

Today, Laura is looking for somewhere fun to head out to for dinner and drinks with friends – and we are on hand with some venue and style advice. 


Watch the video and enter the competition below for your chance to win a night out and a Rimmel London Super Gel beauty bag worth up to £250. 


Three More To Try

Looking for some inspiration closer to (or possibly further from) home? Take your pick these buzzy restaurants around the UK.


Whether it's a date night or a night out with the girls this glamorously glossy bar and restaurant in Manchester delivers. Sample cool cocktails in the darkened bar and fabulously decadent Chinese food (think wagyu, lobster and foie gras) under the shade of a giant pink cherry tree in the upstairs room. OTT it may be – but in a thoroughly good

The Finishing Touch:This spot is all about the glam, so show yours off with a classic dark red nail, courtesy of Rimmel London Super Gel in 'Venus'.


Think you know Mexican food? Edinburgh's El Cartel restaurant serves signature fresh, handmade Mexican streetfood served up in a buzzing room decked out in Day of the Dead chic will make you think again. Guacamole finished with pomegranate seeds sets the scene for the plethora of unusual fusion flavours to come. Kick things off with one of the house margaritas churning in the slushy machines at the bar and you're good to


The Finishing Touch: Flavours this punchy deserve nails to match. Work a hip Mexico City vibe with Rimmel London Super Gel in 'Urban Purple'.


Fresh, seasonal tapas that draw inspiration from Spain, North Africa and the Middle East lead the menu in this stylish new Bristol eatery. The mood is fun but mellow with tunes coming courtesy of a sterling vintage vinyl collection. The Drinks Cabinet – a series of drinks-led tasting events, such as the recent Va-Va-Va-Vermouth evening – is a Bellita speciality and a great way to get together with friends for some food-and-drinks-based fun. Keep an eye on the website for

The Finishing Touch:Tap into the modern retro vibe with Rimmel London Super Gel in 'Grape Sorbet'.

Rimmel London Super Gel gives you the chance to achieve gel-style colour and shine that lasts for up to 14 days in just two easy steps – and without the use of a UV lamp – to give you Saturday-night style that lasts. 

Enter the competition below for your chance to win the full Super Gel range and a night out on us. (Total prize fund: up to £250!)

All you have to do is answer one easy question and fill in your details to enter the draw. Good luck!

** This competition has now closed **

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