Sunday, 30 July 2017

Introducing Botanics Natural Skincare Heroes



I've never been hugely into skincare, it definitely came in my later years. My mum would shake her head at how long it took me to get a proper skincare routine going and I regularly went to bed with makeup on just to wipe it off with a makeup wipe the following morning before a quick splash of water...
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Thursday, 27 July 2017

The One We've All Been Waiting For... Naked HEAT



Sound the alarm because there's a new Urban Decay Naked palette and it is on fire! Naked Heat launches today after sitting sold out on the Urban Decay website since the pre-sale which is how I bought mine early. Ignore the haters that say it's just another palette, it isn't; Especially if you don't already have something like this in your collection, like me! I fell hard and boy are my eyelids thankful. Let me introduce you to Naked Heat...
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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

My Favourite MAC Summer Brights



Being the lipstick fan that I am, I have quite the collection of shades suitable for whatever mood takes my fancy but when it comes to summer there are three I swear by. I'm a brights fan and when the sun is shining, I want my lips to be bold! You can't fault the formula by MAC Cosmetics especially when it comes to staying power in the heat, so I know these are shades I can count on not to slide...
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Monday, 24 July 2017

LUSH Cosmetics Haul


It's not a visit to Lush without buying lots of bits for over the top bath times so with the excuse of the new store launch for Lush Southampton, I grabbed a basket and shopped to my hearts content. The store launch was the perfect way to see the new products that were being released so after making my very own Cheer Up, Buttercup bath bomb, I started to shop!
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Sunday, 23 July 2017

18 Things I miss about the OLD Blogging World


The blogging world has become a bit crap hasn't it? There is always someone slagging off someone else, a bit of photography faking going on or an influencer trying to fool us into thinking he really did gain all those followers in one week. This got me thinking about simpler times when all we had to worry about was finishing our Sunday roast in time for the first blogger chat of the evening. So here are some things I miss about blogging when it was still fun...
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Friday, 21 July 2017

The Brand Spanking New Lush Southampton



Today, sees the long awaited opening of the new Lush Southampton store in West Quay. Our local Lush has been by the Bargate Castle since it opened in 2000, small, cute and compact but one hell of a nightmare at Christmas when you wanted to stock up on limited edition bath bombs. With a buzz of excitement in the air, Mark Constantine snapping selfies and two of the girls dressed up as bath bombs, everyone was more than ready when the shutter first went up. The store opens officially at midday and it is so worth the wait. The new concept stores are beautiful and even though I had a good look around last night, there was still so much more to see! Take a peek inside...
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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

I'm Over My Pregnant Body


Pregnancy is crap, there I said it. I didn't think I'd dislike it as much as I do but with only eleven weeks left I can't wait to see the end and not just because we'll have our little bundle. From the nausea and headaches to my changing body, there isn't much I've enjoyed. Although the naps and eating cake when I want do help. 
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Monday, 17 July 2017

Summer Daze by Birchbox



With everyone off on their holidays, the Summer Daze box from Birchbox for July couldn't have been better timing. It's packed with all those summer essentials you may need for at home or abroad. The palm sunset print on this months box, couldn't get me more in the mood for a holiday if they tried! There are a whole host of samples to pack in your hand luggage plus there's a little something from Benefit Cosmetics within every box.
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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Nursery Wish List



I am now in my final trimester and things are starting to get real. We still have a number of things to pick up for the baby and nursery so I thought while I was browsing online, I'd throw together a little list of things we have our eye on or already have waiting to be delivered. 
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

New In for Summer from Skinn



I first discovered Skinn last year after trying out their foundations which are fab for paler skin. My Foundations for Pale Skin post went down a treat and the brand has been on my radar ever since. I had some skincare bits and pretty makeup pieces land in my mitts and so I got to work testing them out to see if they matched up to their fabulous foundation.
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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Pretty Pastel Nails by Nailberry



The summer months make me want to paint my nails so much more so I've been trying out a new shade every week recently. I have a huge bag full of nail polish so it's nice to be able to get some use out of them for once. The last two weeks, my nails have been dominated by one brand and that's Nailberry, the award winning nail company founded in London in 2012.
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Sunday, 9 July 2017

8 Things that Happen when you get Pregnant


It seems like yesterday we announced my pregnancy but no sooner were the first scan photos shown, we've blinked and I'm fast approaching the final trimester. Pregnancy has been pretty kind and here's hoping it stays that way. One thing that I have noticed from talking with pregnant friends and from seeing myself is how other people react to your pregnancy and expanding bump so here are 8 Things that happen when you get pregnant...
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Friday, 7 July 2017

Inside Kupp Southampton



Kupp has landed in Southampton and with scandivian roots, I can honestly say there is nothing else quite like it in Southampton. We were invited along to the launch night to take a look at the interior, try some bites and enjoy plenty to drink, or at least I watched everyone else enjoy plenty to drink while I sipped on apple juice.
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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Find your Dosha with Urban Veda



Originating 5000 years ago in the Himalayas, Ayurveda’s holistic health and wellbeing system is based on the therapeutic properties of plants. Brimming with plants rich in vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and phytonutrients, Urban Veda products are uniquely formulated to help maintain skin’s natural balance. Read on to discover more...
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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Pretty Cheeks & Tinted Lips with Pixi Beauty



Summer is almost, officially here and what better way to see in the hotter months than with a range of gorgeously bright shades from makeup faves, Pixi! It's this time of year I really make the most of those hot pink and orange shades so with some latest launches and their much loved cheek gels, Pixi have been the brand of choice.
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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Emma's Beautique Photo Diary



Last week, I was on the beauty panel for Emma's Beautique to talk all things beauty, summer trends and more. Held at The Spinnaker Tower, the night started with a glass of sparkly and the chance to visit one of the many beauty stands that was there on the night. Alice Audley from Blogosphere was also there to do a talk before Sam and I took the sofa for our beauty talk. It was such a fun night and it was so lovely to be asked back for a second time! Take a look at some of the photos from the night...
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Monday, 3 July 2017

Tractors, Diggers & Nursery Rhymes



One of the best things about baby buying other than the cute baby grows is definitely things for the nursery. We've only picked up a couple of bits so far, we're leaving the bigger bits for the moment but I couldn't help falling in love with one of them.
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Sunday, 2 July 2017

June in Instagram


Another month, another Instagram update...


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