Another month, another Instagram update. I love doing these purely because I get to look back over the month too. February was a little quieter than January as I've been unwell, anyone who follows is probably bored of reading it, I promise March will be much more fun! If you're not following, just search alicespake or click the icon on the right...
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Eye shadows have been my jam for a very long time, I think they were my first makeup love and my palettes are getting way out of hand. The reason I love them so much is because the possibilities are endless and you can create so many different looks with the flick of a brush. Matte shadows are my firm favourite but what do you think I thought of Pixi's Fairy Dust Favourites?
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Valentine's Day, traditionally Saint Valentine's Day has been celebrated for centuries, known as the day of love we usually spend the day gifting cards, heart shaped chocolates and roses. I've had a relatively lovely day considering most of it has been spent at work and I'm yet to see my one true love, so I thought I'd share five things that have made me smile today.
Monday, 13 February 2017
Eco Tools are celebrating ten years of beauty in 2017 by giving their much loved products a makeover! I have quite a number of their brushes and tools in my collection so I couldn't wait to see the makeover myself. Eco Tools are the leaders in ethical and responsible beauty and the fresher designed collection will be available from 1st March but you can have a sneak peak here...
Sunday, 12 February 2017
This Valentine's Day, Mr Kipling has added an extra helping of love in the lead up to the day of love. Being the nations most loved sweet treat makers it was only right that some of our favourite cakes had a little spruce up featuring some pretty pink, limited edition packaging. There is also a pretty spectacular giveaway to win too!
Friday, 10 February 2017
It's almost the day of love and everyone around us seems to be gearing up for that very day. The restaurants have their special menus in place, chocolates and red devils are filling up shop shelves and I'm lusting after a box of Charbonnel truffles. Valentine's Day isn't always about the one true love in your life though. I like to show the other special people in my life just how much they mean to me too.
Thursday, 9 February 2017
It's time for another beauty box review and this time it's all about my old buds over at Birchbox. This month, they have teamed up with British stationary faves Papier giving us two beautifully designed boxes, each filled with lots of beauty treats. The theme this month is Express Yourself* and I couldn't think of a theme more perfect for the beginning of the year.
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and with heart shaped chocolates in every window, it's hard not to notice. The day means something different to so many, for those of us in relationships, it is a day where we can fully take advantage of being in love while for singletons, the day has become a way to appreciate your favourite gal or guy pals with Palentine's Day.
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
This is only my second Look Fantastic Beauty Box but I can already see that they'll be stacking up soon enough even if two of this months products weren't my fave. I reviewed January's Beauty Revolutions Box a couple of weeks ago and this months box focuses on Runway Beauty just in time for fashion week to commence. The February box comes in a sleek purple shade with gold writing, with a copy of Elle magazine, the beauty box magazine and a collection of products to try out. You're gonna want to subscribe...
Monday, 6 February 2017
I've been a seldom user of Caudalie over the years. I've used test samples and liked what I've tried in the past but as there isn't really anywhere in Southampton to readily buy the products, I haven't picked any up. I'm not a big online shopper when it comes to skincare as I like to go in and talk to a therapist or skincare specialist and find the right products for my skin.
Sunday, 5 February 2017
The minute I saw that Bill's Restaurants would be opening in West Quay's new watermark development I kept going on and on at Arran, saying we had to go eat there again. We've been to the Salisbury branch a couple of times but it's not the most convenient location for us so we never got to go as much as we would've liked. After having to run some very last minute Christmas errands on Christmas Eve, we found ourselves having a late brunch of pancakes in Bill's, then the same a week later for my Birthday and a handful of times since. It's safe to say we're huge fans.
Saturday, 4 February 2017
I'm a huge fan of the film, The Commitments* so when I saw the musical would be coming to the Mayflower Theatre, I had to get tickets. The stage musical is based on the 1991 film by Alan Parker based on the story of Jimmy Rabbitte, a young working class music fan, who shapes an unlikely bunch of amateur musicians and friends into an amazing live act, the finest soul band Dublin has ever produced. If you haven't seen the film, I really urge you to do so as it is just incredible. I'd also be really surprised if you didn't recognise some of the songs in it.
Friday, 3 February 2017
So you guys are really liking my In My Mailbox series so I'm going to keep it going for a while. 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 and nosy 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...
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Another month, another Instagram update. I love doing these purely because I get to look back over the month too. January was incredibly hectic but I definitely had a lot of fun. If you're not following, just search alicespake or click the icon on the right...
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