Spring is here and I cannot express how happy this makes me. I'm such a sun worshipper and would much prefer glorious sunshine for months on end than the crap we have to put up with in the UK, it sometimes makes me wonder why I ever left Spain. So in honour of the sunshine, I put on my new dress, got my legs out and pranced around in blossom as only a blogger knows how.
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
There ain't no party like an Ideal World party and if you've never experienced one, then this evening is your chance. Ideal World are celebrating their 17th birthday and in true, celebratory style, they're having a huge party. The home of TV shopping have thought of everything and you're not going to want to miss out...
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
I will fully admit I'm a lazy person when it comes to my hair. I hate washing my hair and I rarely pick up my hair dryer so for me to have five hair favourites is a miracle in itself and one you know you can trust. I have some highstreet favourites and a couple that even I wince at when purchasing but you can bet I'd never be without any of them.
Friday, 24 March 2017
There's something so luxurious about Molton Brown, something that has always stuck with me from childhood. Whenever my aunt use to travel and stay in hotels where Molton Brown was found in the rooms, she always brought back the miniatures for me and it's something that I have always remembered. I find their products so quintessentially British and I think you're going to love their new collection as much as I do.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
There is something so traditionally lovely about soap. I always remember the tiny animal shaped soaps you could buy in the nineties but it's something I buy very rarely for our home. We're all so use to using liquid soap or gel that we just don't reach for the solid bars anymore. The English Soap Company is my little guilty pleasure though, hear me out...
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
The easiest way to get my hibernating butt out into the cold, is with the promise of pancakes and that is what Arran did on this gorgeously sunny but freezing cold morning. We both had a midweek day off together which was rare in itself so with the lure of syrup I wrapped myself up and stepped outside the house.
Monday, 20 March 2017
The port city of Southampton has come alive the last six months and rightly so, it's about time Southampton was put back on the map for the right reasons. For most of this year I've been sharing my experiences in a number of the new restaurants in the city centre but my one true love is coffee and with The Docks opening in one of my favourite areas, it was only right my sister and I went on a little lunch date to check it out.
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Instagram was my go to app, I genuinely loved it because I love photos, the instant share ability and the snooping obviously, damn anyone with their account on private. Sometimes you fall out of love with things and that is exactly what has happened with my old pal Insta and I.
Friday, 17 March 2017
Pixi Beauty are fast filling up my makeup bag with all their fabulous new launches. The latest launch available online and in some stores is the Pixi Hello Rose!* gift set featuring three must have products to get that classic English rose glow this spring. Think glowing skin and pink hued cheeks and you're on to a winner.
Thursday, 16 March 2017
A new month means a new Birchbox and they have a few things to celebrate this month. The March Birchbox* has been taken back to its roots this month with an original kraft designed box to celebrate just how much they have grown. Now available in six countries, Birchbox have also just hit 100K subscribers in the UK which is amazing. There are lots of cool product discoveries in this box so it's as good a time as any to subscribe.
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Heading out for pizza isn't usually my first foodie thought when it comes to dinner with friends but with Franco Manca* opening within West Quay's new food development and the talk of the town being it's the best pizza in London, it was only right that I tried it out for myself. Fast forward to muffled appreciation due to my mouth being so full of pizza and a takeaway box of Lemon & Almond cake, it is safe to say I'll be heading back very soon.
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Pixi have been getting it so right in recent months and the products have fast found themselves within my daily beauty and skincare routines. A few months ago, Pixi collaborated with four beauty mavens, one of which was Aspyn Ovard on three stunning highlighting shades which if you haven't already, you're going to want to buy...
Monday, 13 March 2017
I'm a nail polish hoarder but there will always be room for more, especially when it's a new and exclusive line of shades in a gel finish. Mark is launching with Avon towards the end of this month and I've been testing them out, ready to give you the lowdown.
Friday, 10 March 2017
It's Friday, Spring is in the air, the evenings are getting lighter and I have a big smile on my face. Even more so because this evening I'm having a girls night in with some of my favourite blogging ladies. The best bit? You can join in too!!
Thursday, 9 March 2017
Avon has always been lurking in my makeup bag somewhere, from the minute I started playing with makeup. My mum always had an Avon brochure hanging around and she is still obsessed with it today; From the little Christmas soaps in our stockings every year to the vibrant blue ColourTrend eyeliner I use to love, you could count on Avon for everything. Their products have improved so much and their latest lipstick release is one that pricked up my ears in anticipation.
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
A woman's body is an amazing thing and is capable of so much, but with the demands of everyday life, there's little or no time to treat it. With Mother's Day round the corner, there's no excuse not to give a little back. Cult Japanese brand, DHC has everything covered to ensure every mother's skin and body get the treat they deserve.
Monday, 6 March 2017
Way back in my teens I had acrylic nails applied regularly. I'd have them shaped into a french manicure and have pretty patterns painted on them but after starting a job where acrylic nails weren't the best thing to wear, I went back to painting them and haven't stepped foot inside a nail salon since. I've always had an extensive nail polish collection but I always reach for the same shades so today I'm sharing my favourite shades, the ones I'd be without.
Sunday, 5 March 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...
Friday, 3 March 2017
It seems 2017 is whizzing by just as fast as the rest and the shops are already gearing up for the next set of seasons. Mother's Day is approaching at the end of this month so pencil the 26th March in your diary and drool over the gorgeous new, Tender Moments collection by Clarins especially for mother dearest and probably you too if you're anything like me.
Thursday, 2 March 2017
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
In the beauty world, discovering gimmicks is becoming the norm. I've lost count of how many I've bought into in the past, now I tend to put my sensible head on before parting with cash but occasionally something comes along that kinda just works. The Ciaté Dewy Stix is a new and innovative product which could change the way we highlight, especially in the warmer months.
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