Wednesday, 31 May 2017

First Impressions - Aveda Hair Care



I've become much better with my hair care routine in recent years and I have a number of products I rely on to keep my hair looking partially acceptable. Aveda have been around since 1978, using the art and science of pure flower and plant essences within their products. Their plant based products and natural aromas help nourish hair when it really needs it most and they have a range of products available for every hair complaint imaginable.
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

All Bar One Southampton



Southampton is bustling full of restaurants and bars since the new development opened and I've just ticked All Bar One off my list of places to try. My sister and I headed in for an evening of food and mocktails on a busy Thursday to see exactly what was on offer.
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Monday, 29 May 2017

Beau Belle Rose Gold Makeup Brushes



Gone are the days of using my fingers to slap some foundation on. I'm all about that brush life now and I have quite the collection. The prettier, the better in my eyes and Beau Belle have some of the prettiest brushes available plus they're rose gold. I've recently been using the Beau Belle Limited Edition Rose Gold Makeup Brush Pot (£59.95) and I have a few things to say about them...
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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Spring Sunshine & Bardot Dresses


May has been a complete wash out in the weather department so far but trust the very last week to have glorious sunshine. It's perfect timing really because I'm been dying to be able to wear my new dress and sandals but it's just been too cold!
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Friday, 26 May 2017

First Impressions - Milani Cosmetics



Milani Cosmetics have been on my radar for more years than I'd like to admit but this is the first time I've ever tried the products. Why did I wait so long? I have no idea. Milani Cosmetics have been creating innovative cosmetics for over 25 years all around the world from their stunningly beautiful blush compacts to long wearing foundations. I've finally been trying some of their products and thought I'd share what I really thought of them.
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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Three Great Beauty Uses for Dr.Bronner's Soap



Dr. Bronner's soap is a product you will more than likely find peeking out from most beauty bloggers cupboards. Always found on the beauty shelves in TK Maxx, it's the ultimate multi-use soap made from pure castile, a vegetable based soap. Not all of its uses are beauty related, you can also use it for dishes, floors, windows, dogs, fending off dust mites and so much more. I'm going to share some beauty uses I use my bottle for. 
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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

New In from Got2B Fresh It Up


I genuinely do not know what I'd do with my hair if dry shampoo didn't exist. I use it daily whether it's for a quick hair refresh, some volume or to just allow me to go an extra day without washing it. I do have my favourites I rely on but if there is ever anything new released, the dry shampoo fan in me needs to try it. Schwarzkopf Got2B have just released five brand new cans, exclusively to Primark and I've got the low down on them.
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Monday, 22 May 2017

Beauty Items I've been loving lately


I'm always trying out new makeup and beauty products so it takes a lot for something to make the cut into every day use. I've been making more of an effort with my makeup stash recently and there's a few bits I've been going back to time and time again. There is only one product that is particularly pricey so grab your Boots card and getting shopping! 
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Sunday, 21 May 2017

My Perfect Chanel Red



Owning a classic red lipstick is something I think is very important, there is no greater feeling than a slick of red to make you feel like you really have your shit together. I've searched high and low for my perfect red over the years and I discovered mine in a way I never would've expected.
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Saturday, 20 May 2017

An Evening with Rogues Cafe



If you take a handful of lovely bloggers and pair them with the newest food joint around, what do you get? A group of very happy bloggers rocking food babies! Rogues Café has taken pride of place in Southampton, an unconventional café, offering high quality ethically sourced products to make your breakfast, brunch or dinner pretty spectacular plus there's a cafe dog by the name of Percy. Need I go on?
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Friday, 19 May 2017

Staying Soft with Palmers


I couldn't tell you how many years I've been using Palmer's Cocoa Butter for, it's a scent I always associate with my younger years. Palmer's is also one of the go to brands when it comes to keeping skin smooth and stretchmarks reduced so I off I toddled to Boots to check out the range. They've come a long way since the single bottles of cocoa butter I used to buy!
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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Selfie Ready by Lottie London



I've always been a firm believer that you should pay more for a decent foundation. The base is what sets everything together after all and if the base is rubbish, the rest won't work. There is one highstreet foundation I swear by, Seventeen Stay Time but I've recently been trying out Selfie Ready from Lottie London which is just £6.95, the same price as my beloved Stay Time. Read on to see what I thought.
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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Southampton Bloggers turns three!



It's been three years since the very first Southampton Bloggers event and they've been some pretty incredible years. What was thought up one evening during a blogger chat on Twitter has fast become one of the go to blogging communities in Southampton, something I am very proud of. 
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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Five Websites for Wedding Inspiration


When we were first engaged, I headed straight to WHSmith to buy allllll the wedding magazines. Since that moment, they mainly just collected dust until I eventually chucked them in the recycling. I've found that I head to Pinterest, wedding blogs or websites more than I pick up a magazine and since that trip to the newsagents almost a year go, I haven't bought a single one. Here are five wedding websites I go back to time and time again.
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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Our First Baby Clothing Haul


There is something so exciting about buying tiny baby clothes. Whenever I've bought for friends in the past, I've gone totally over-board because there is just so much cute; So it's been very difficult when trying to be sensible for our very own splodge. Are you ready for the cuteness?
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Friday, 12 May 2017

Champagne Sundays at the Spinnaker Tower



Thursday evening saw a group of lovely bloggers from Southampton Bloggers venture down to Portsmouth for the press launch of Champagne Sundays. Coming in June 2017, you will be able to enjoy a glass of champagne while watching the sunset over Portsmouth Harbour. Read on to find out more...
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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Get Glowing with Pixi



I am probably the last person to try the famed Pixi Glow range. I can't believe it has taken me this long but I have finally tried it and I totally get what all the fuss is about. I thought I'd give you the low down on three glow-worthy products I've been trying out and give you my real thoughts on them...
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

In My Mailbox



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 so seeing as I don't have a channel, I'm giving you a blog post instead. This isn't me showing off, I want this to be more of a quick and nosy post so please do let me know your thoughts in the comments. I like to pick out what I think you might like to see so I hope you enjoy...
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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Summer Hauling at Homesense



You can always count on Homesense to satisfy your need for homeware shopping. A little over a year ago, a Homesense mega store opened in Southampton and I've been throwing my money at them ever since. They provide me with notebooks I don't need, lanterns and candles my home definitely doesn't need plus all the rest in-between. With Summer hopefully approaching it was time for new pieces...
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Monday, 8 May 2017

The Latest Subscription Box in Town



I've started to find subscription boxes a little on the bland side recently. I'm fed up of hair masques, perfume samples and product packets I could find inside the latest magazines being the main show, I just need something more exciting. I had just about lost all hope until the newest of new subscription boxes landed in my mitts. Introducing The Curated Combination...
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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Three Shoes to add to your Lust List



Anyone that knows me, will know I have a bit of a shoe addiction. I've always stuck with the motto of shoes will always fit so my collection is quite vast after many a failed shopping trip. I've been having a love in with florals for some time and that reflected perfectly within my shoe collection so it was only right, my spring additions also had a floral love in.
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Friday, 5 May 2017

Is Matte Really All That?



I've said many a time how I'm a big lover of foundation and I have an impressive collection at home. I've been using more from Clarins the last year and I've really started to love the brand. Two of their newest products are face related with a new foundation and powder duo but are they really all that?
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Five Reasons to Buy Rock My Wedding



Planning a wedding can be daunting but it can also be a lot of fun. The minute Arran asked me to marry him, my wedding Pinterest boards were on fire and as we're coming up to being engaged for a year, I thought I'd share with you my wedding bible, Rock My Wedding. If you're engaged and don't have this among cake ideas and dress swatches then you're missing out because it is bumper packed full of information, ideas and advice for every bride.
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Monday, 1 May 2017

April in Instagram



Another month, another Instagram update...
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