Sunday, 30 October 2016

The Sophia Websters



I shared my incredible day at the Farfetch Mansion recently, a day of fashion, food and pampering. We were whisked away from London to the beautiful, sunny skies of Berkshire for photo shoots with our chosen accessories plus scrumptious food, flutes of prosecco and fabulous bloggers.
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Saturday, 29 October 2016

Give your Day a New Twist


You know those days when you don't have much time but you need a banging outfit, hair and makeup on point and time to grab a coffee? Well I've created the ultimate list to give your day the perfect start with a twist while still getting an extra ten minutes in bed. Sound like you? Then read on...
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Friday, 28 October 2016

Your 5 with West Quay


With each new season comes a wardrobe refresh so I headed to West Quay in Southampton to do just that. Your 5 is an event held in Hammerson shopping centres around the country in which you find your 5 key pieces for the upcoming season. You may have seen my Your 5 post in June where I heading into West Quay to find my key pieces for Summer and this time it was all about cosy knits, winter boots and the perfect coat.
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Thursday, 27 October 2016

The Perfect Night In



If there is one thing I like doing as the evenings get colder, it's getting cosy and watching films with the mister. We're both fans of streaming movies or tv boxsets and have subscriptions to Netflix and Now TV to make it easier for us to do so. 
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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Autumn Home Refresh


If there is one thing I love doing with each passing season, it's giving our home a quick refresh. I'm a huge Homesense fan because they stock a wide variety of one off pieces that give your home a sense of uniqueness so it's always my first place to shop. When it comes to Autumn, my top priority is making our home as cosy as possible with lots of blankets, throws and of course candles. Pinterest is the perfect place to browse inspiration and that's exactly what I did before I went off to my local mega store in Southampton.
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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Essentials Palette by Clarins



Christmas is fast approaching and with that comes this years beauty offering from Clarins. Every year, Clarins release a new Christmas eye palette full of wearable shades for the season ahead and I have the 2016 version to show you today. This is the fourth essentials palette from Clarins with a mix of mineral based, neutral tones that can be used wet or dry. This is the first palette I've tried from Clarins and when I unboxed it on my Snapchat my first impressions were not great but since I've had the chance to read more about it my opinion has changed.
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Monday, 24 October 2016

Autumn Clothing Wishlist


If a new season means anything, it's a wardrobe refresh and I've well and truly gone mad on clothes and boots this year. In the last ten months I feel like I've found my style and can spot what would suit me a mile off. I've also stepped out of my comfort zone with my usual go to shops taking a back seat and I've discovered clothing stores I wouldn't usually glance at such as David Nieper. 
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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Pinterest Inspired Painted Pumpkins


With just eight days to go until Halloween and everything frightful I thought I'd share what I've been doing with my pumpkins this year. As you may have seen, I went to a pumpkin patch with friends recently to pick up various sized pumpkins to paint after seeing some beautifully designed ones on Pinterest. I'm so happy with the results and that they're not an absolute fail that I'm showing you exactly what to use so you can have a go yourself at home.
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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Pumpkin Patch Fun



In my Autumn Bucket List post I said about how I really wanted to visit a pumpkin patch as I'd never been to one before and last weekend I finally did. I've been hunting for a local one in Southampton and it turns out there's one just ten minutes up the road so on a glorious sunny, Sunday morning, that is exactly where we went.
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Friday, 21 October 2016

The Ultimate Basics by Urban Decay



You should all know my love of Urban Decay Cosmetics by now so you can imagine the happy tears when the Naked Ultimate Basics* (RRP £38.50) dropped this month. This is the palette we've all been waiting for, twelve beautiful shades set in the most stunning, rose gold packaging. If you already have the Naked Basics 1 and 2 and think you don't need this then you're mistaken. It really is the ultimate basics and it deserves pride of place on every beauty addicts dresser.
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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Autumn Cocktails You Have To Try


Making cocktails at home with friends or family is a fun and cheap alternative to a night out, something myself and my friends like to do usually with a game of Cards Against Humanity thrown in. As we're into the swing of Autumn now, I've been trying out some Autumn inspired cocktails to really get your taste buds tingling and I'm sharing three of my favourite concoctions with you today.
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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Beautiful Autumn Bouquets plus WIN Your Own!



I absolutely love being sent flowers, it's the easiest way to put a smile on my face and this time of year is especially my favourite for all the beautiful, autumnal colours that you find in flower bouquets. Blossoming Gifts recently sent me this beautiful bunch from the Autumn Bouquet range now available on their website.

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil



Dermalogica have been very present in my skincare routine this year and I couldn't wait to add their newest product to the mix. The Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil* is their break through treatment for giving skin the ultimate luminosity. It aims to strengthen and restore a natural barrier to skin while also smoothing visible lines and leaving a dewy finish.
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Monday, 17 October 2016

Very Berry



Autumnal berry dress? Check. Crazy floral boots? Check. Awkward poses? Check. I've only gone a tried to be a fashion blogger again! My lovely sister stood up and helped me take these photos, she also did my hair, dressed me and told me to act casual, I really should be sharing the outtakes!
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Sunday, 16 October 2016

A Day at the Farfetch Retreat



A couple of weeks ago, I caught a very early coach up to London for a day of fashion, food and pampering with Farfetch. There was a group of fifteen bloggers including myself and some fabulous girls representing Farfetch who met us at Victoria Station before we were transported to sunny Berkshire. Debs, Eleasha, Josie, Laura, Lolita and I found ourselves at the back of our coach to Berkshire in what we dubbed the penthouse thanks to its leather seats, table, surround sound and kitchen facilities. Read on for more...
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Saturday, 15 October 2016

The Ultimate Single Eyeshadow Shade



It's not often you'll find me buying single pan eye shadows, I'm more of a palette kinda girl but when I hit pan on a shade very similar to this in my Vice 3, I needed to find a replacement and I needed to find it quick. I headed to the Urban Decay store in Brent Cross Shopping Centre a few months back and finally found the one, Bust.
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Friday, 14 October 2016

The Stress Free Hair Removal Tool



I've always been a shaving fan, it's quick, easy and faff free but when Philips contacted me about some of their top gifts for Christmas I thought now was as good a time as any to try something new. Arran and I have been trialling two of their shaving tools for the last month and today we're both sharing what we think on our blogs so make sure you have a nose at his review which I'll link at the end of this post.
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Thursday, 13 October 2016

My Makeup Set Up


My dreams of the white Malm dresser from Ikea haven't quite materialised yet but I do have a set up on a chest of drawers for the mean time. I keep everything I reach for daily on top of them including my storage from Her Clutterbox and my Magnifying Pebble Mirror*. The majority of my makeup is set up in acrylic storage, from all my base products to eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks. This is one of the best investments as I'm able to reach for so much more of my collection when applying my makeup each day.
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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

My Autumn Bucket List



Autumn is my favourite season and in the spirit of falling leaves, pumpkins and hot chocolate, I thought I'd create an Autumn Bucket List full of somethings I want to do over the next couple of months with my friends and family. Autumn seems to of quickly become the most popular time of year with bloggers and I've seen some fab posts on Instagram already so I'm going to document everything I get up to on my Instagram and I can't wait to tick everything off my list. I'm planning on doing a round up post when I've done everything too...

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Bloggers Blog Awards OOTD



So after the fabulous weekend that was the Bloggers Blog Awards, I'm now curled up in my pyjamas and reflecting on the weekend. I'm so grateful to everyone that voted for me and I'm so proud that my little blog was shortlisted for Best Beauty. I had a fabulous weekend, although very busy!

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Monday, 10 October 2016

A/W16 with Scarpini



Scarpini is the one stop shop for shoes and accessories in Bedford Place, Southampton and Sotonbloggers were invited along to the A/W16 preview recently to kick start our Autumn wardrobes in style. With the Autumn sun setting, we made our way to Scarpini for an evening of cupcakes, prosecco and shoes plus an exciting raffle to win a beautiful scarf to keep cosy as the months get colder.
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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Blogging Stationery with Dot Creates



I'm forever buying cute stationery to help keep me motivated while blogging with Paperchase being the main place I will head to but recently some fab businesses have been popping up on Twitter with their own online shops and Etsy accounts, one of which is Dot Creates. Dot Creates is an online shop for quirky stationery, gifts and phone case and I had a haul land of my doormat recently.
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Saturday, 8 October 2016

10 Things That Happen When You Get Engaged


I thought as I wouldn't be sharing any wedding posts for a while as our planning is currently on halt, I'd share something a little different. Having now been engaged for four months, I knew this would be perfect. We've basked in the hazy, just got engaged period, we've held our engagement party with our nearest and dearest and I have a stack of wedding magazines in our room so I feel pretty equipped to write this now. We're also viewing our wedding venue today so it felt pretty apt!
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Friday, 7 October 2016

Thomas Sabo #LoveCoins


A couple of weeks ago, Thomas Sabo invited Sotonbloggers to come down to their new store in West Quay, Southampton and find out more about their collections. The event was scheduled to start for 11am where we were invited for a private shopping experience and a bloggers breakfast. We were greeted by Francesca and her fabulous team at Thomas Sabo with fresh pastries, fruit, sandwiches, smoothies and prosecco. The amount of effort that went into the Bloggers Breakfast alone was incredible and that was before we had our first talk of the morning.
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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Five Favourite Lip Shades for Autumn



The blogging world is full of Autumn lip posts but thanks to everyone not having the same tastes, they're all different. I've noticed with my own posts that the brands and shades I use have changed so much over the years and that is why I always write a post like this. I find them fun to read and I get to see what others are using as I always find a new shade to try myself. I have five different shades in my Autumn lip run down this year, one of which is a repeat offender.
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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The Ultimate at Home Spa




If you read my previous post on The Good Spa Guide then you would already know about the Spa Beauty chats that had been taking place on Twitter and a couple of weeks ago saw the second one take place with the lovely guys at The Good Spa Guide.
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Monday, 3 October 2016

In My Mailbox



Seeing as last months In My Mailbox went down so well I thought I'd do another one. I really love watching unboxings on Snapchat and Youtube and seeing as I don't have a channel, I'm giving you a blog post instead. I do unbox all my parcels on Snapchat (Alicea89) so make sure you're following me there too. This isn't me showing off, I want this to be more like a quick, informative post so please do let me know your thoughts in the comments. I've received everything in this post the last couple of weeks so stay put and grab a cuppa...
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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Little Barn Apothecary Skincare



I love trying out new skincare and one brand I've been reaching for a lot recently is Little Barn Apothecary which is available through Audreystyle. Little Barn Apothecary was founded in 2015 and the creators aim was to have a line of skincare that was made with simple formulations with unique aromas, natural exfoliants and luxury textures for skin. All the ingredients they use are organic and they're each made in small batches by hand, they're also cruelty free so fab for bunnies and our skin!
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Saturday, 1 October 2016

September in Instagram



It's time for another Instagram round up! The month's are flying past and I can't believe we're finally in my favourite season of the year. Have a look over what I was up to in September on Instagram.

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