Thursday, 29 June 2017

Join Me at Emma's Beautique



Last November, I was asked on to a beauty panel with Jodie Medd at the very first Emma's Beautique and today sees the return of the event just in time for those all important summer trends. 
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Why Your Posts Aren't Being Re-Tweeted


Having a Twitter account that re-tweets bloggers work was something that I fell in to. It was never the original intention but as community is at the forefront of what the account does, sharing blog posts soon became natural and it's something we LOVE. We've been doing this for over two years now and being a blogger myself definitely makes me look at things differently when it comes to re-tweeting posts so I thought I'd share some reasons as to why your posts aren't being re-tweeted after speaking to a few others that also re-tweet posts and more.
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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Get Summer Ready with Ciaté



I don't know about you, but I've felt like I've been sat on the sun for the last week but that does mean summer is fast approaching and I can whack out my favourite tools to turn my skin into a golden, glowing canvas! Ciaté dropped some new products into my paws at the beginning of the month and I've been lapping up them up. If bronze and glow is your thing, you're going to want to read on...
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Monday, 26 June 2017

Yoga in the Park with Parklives


Yoga is something I've wanted to try for the longest time, especially since I fell pregnant because I'm going to need all the inner strength to get this melon shaped human out. International Yoga Day seemed as good a day as any to start so Emily and I headed down to Mayflower Park for a sunlit session of yoga and relaxation with Parklives Southampton.
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Sunday, 25 June 2017

10 Things to Feel Good About


After a particularly crap week, a few tears and some pissed off outbursts I sat back and re-accessed a lot of things. Most of what was making me unhappy was completely irrelevant and to be honest, a waste of my time so I took a look at the good things happening to give me a shiny, new outlook so here are ten good things that I need to remember when I need a smile put back on my face. 
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Friday, 23 June 2017

Brush Beauties from Blank Canvas Cosmetics



If there is one thing you can never have too many of, it's makeup brushes. I hate when cleaning day rolls around again and openly admit I leave my brushes much longer between washes than I should. I have different sets I switch between so I always have some faves on the go while waiting for the others to dry and I have fallen head over heels for Blank Canvas Cosmetics recently.
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Thursday, 22 June 2017

My Latest Reading List



I've always been a reader and although I bought a Kindle last year there is still nothing better than holding a book in my opinion. I always have a quick look in Waterstones when I'm near but on this occasion I desperately needed to pee then walked out with all of this. I had a £10 off card in my bag too so that softened the blow a little...
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Vita Liberata Trystal Pressed Tan



With the recent weather we've been having you may not even need fake tan but I can't help but talk about my latest discovery from Vita Liberata. I've personally been hiding away because pregnancy and heat do not mix but I still want to inject a little bronze into my life because who doesn't want a glowing, bronzed tan?
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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The Distorted Dreams Collection by Sleek Makeup


If there is one thing that gets me hot under the collar, it's a new collection from Sleek Makeup and Distorted Dreams is just that, a thing of dreams. The Sleek Solstice Palette better move aside as there's a new highlighting palette in town alongside three gorgeous matte liquid lips in a stunning metallic finish. Sleek Makeup have done it again!
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Monday, 19 June 2017

We're Going to the Zoo!



Last weekend, a group of us headed off to Marwell Zoo to celebrate a special little boy turning one! Henry, our godson turned a year old and in true birthday style, we spent it with lots of different animals. I've spent many a happy day at Marwell and despite a small mishap with an escaped monkey and the zoo being put on lock down, we had the best day! Take a nose at our zoo photo diary.
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Sunday, 18 June 2017

My Pregnancy Essentials


As I'm fast approaching 25 weeks, I thought I'd share some bits that have made it that little bit better. The second trimester has been so much easier than the first and I've found some hero products of mine that I'll be keeping close. What has worked for me, may not work for you so just take this as a guide and if you have anything that you think I may love, let me know in the comments.
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Friday, 16 June 2017

Superfood Skincare by Unity Beauty Essentials


Upping my moisturising routine will always be a big factor in my pregnancy. My mum has always spoken of the importance of looking after your skin so making sure my skin stays soft and supple while growing my little boy has been high on my agenda. I obviously cannot give you the true results until he is here but I can talk about what I'm using to help my skin stay in tip top condition. Anyone can suffer with stretchmarks so don't let range name, The Pregnancy Collection put you off! 
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Thursday, 15 June 2017

New Product Round Up



I've had some really cool new releases fall through my letterbox this month which I'll be sharing the next coming weeks but I thought I'd pick out some pieces in a round up post. 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 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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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

The Cabana Night Out Southampton



Southampton has fast become the go to destination for shopping, brunching with friends and so much more. We're also lucky here to have the perfect night out, right on our doorstep. West Quay South opened towards the end of 2016 welcoming a host of restaurants, bars, a bowling alley and a luxurious cinema making dinner and a little something more easier than ever before. Arran and I did just that last week and had such an enjoyable evening.
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

NEW IN Pixi Peel & Polish



Pixi are banging out new release after new release at the moment and I can barely keep up. I shared my thoughts on the famed Glow Tonic range last month and now I have the new Peel & Polish in my hands. Pixi Peel & Polish is a radiance revealing enzyme peel which helps resurface skin to reveal smoother, softer and healthier looking skin with an added glow. Another product to add to the ever growing glow range.
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Monday, 12 June 2017

Strawberry Picking at Pickwell Farm



We went strawberry picking! Last weekend, I headed to Pickwell Farm in Hampshire with my two besties to pick strawberries, get those all important Instagram snaps and then fall into a strawberry fuelled coma. You may remember I went here last year for Pumpkin Picking so as soon as the red berry season was upon us, we put a date in the diary. The sun was shining so we made the most of the afternoon, filled up lots of punnets and then sat and ate them with fresh cream! Take a look at the photos...
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Sunday, 11 June 2017

My Second Trimester


As I sit and write this, I am now 22 weeks pregnant which is around five and a half months. I honestly do not know where the time has gone and in all honesty, I kinda want it to slow down just a little. We're so excited for our little boy to arrive but the second trimester has been a bit rough. I wish more people told you how rubbish pregnancy can be.
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Friday, 9 June 2017

Kérastase Aura Botanica Range



Kérastase is what I use when I really want to give my hair a pamper and the products have fast become what I reach for the most. With products available for every hair query possible, you'd be hard pressed not to find something for you. For a number of weeks, I've been treating my 'tresses to the Kérastase Aura Botanic range and my hair is very happy for the change. Let me tell you a little more about what I've been using...
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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Lush Cosmetics Haul


I haven't had a little spend up in Lush in forever! I was a bit disappointed after last year's Halloween Collection and when they launched Christmas I was peeved about the price increases and didn't buy a single thing! Shocked? Yea I was too. After falling in love with the much raved about Silky Underwear Dusting Powder recently, I went to pick up another bottle and then slipped and fell a little further and bam, walked out with a bag of products.
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The £300 Hairdryer You Totally Need


Being a beauty blogger, there are a lot of products that come on to my radar, a lot of which seem like hyped up gimmicks just for a money spinner. That is exactly how I felt about the Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer. The price made me wince and I just couldn't understand why anyone would spend that much on a hairdryer let alone one by a company famed for hoovers. Oh how I'm eating my words now.
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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Can You Eat All You Can Eat?


Cosmo opened in Southampton in January as part of West Quay's newest complex. An authentic world kitchen, Cosmo Southampton offers a selection of food to take anyone's fancy. It is a casual way of dining to suit everyone's taste and I went along recently to try it out for myself.
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Monday, 5 June 2017

Introducing Garnier's New Honey Flower Range



I've been a long time lover of Garnier skincare and you just have to search Garnier on this blog to see just how much. I've always been able to trust them with my skincare and their newest range couldn't have come at a better time for me. I've been suffering with dry skin throughout my pregnancy so far and the new Garnier Naturals Honey Flower range is formulated for dry to very dry skin. I've been giving it a whirl the last few weeks so I'm going to introduce you to the new range...
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Friday, 2 June 2017

The Ideal Girls Night In


It's Friday, the sun is shining and it's the weekend. This Friday is a little bit special though as this evening I'm having a girls night in with some of my favourite blogging ladies. The best bit? You can join in too!
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Thursday, 1 June 2017

May in Instagram


Another month, another Instagram update...

If you're not following, just search alicespake or click the icon on the right...
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