Trying the Future of Face Masks with the FOREO UFO

Featuring a gifted item  I am a massive fan of face masks. Quick and simple, they are the perfect pampering treat for this busy mum. Up until recently, I generally stuck to the Garnier sheet masks. Having recently branched out a little, I was really excited when I was sent across the UFO Smart Mask from FOREO to feature in my Mother’s Day Gift Guide. I couldn’t wait to try...

Bridal Makeup with Iconic London

Features gifted items I haven’t watched The Only Way is Essex in years, but when I did, two of my favourite characters from the show were the Faiers sisters. Recently the younger of the two sisters, Billie, got married in the Maldives, and make-up artist Krystal Dawn revealed how she used Iconic London products to create her stunning bridal makeup look. As well as Iconic London’s hero product, the Illuminator,...

Dressed to The Nines – Style Tips for the Races

Collaborative Post  Cheltenham races this month signals the start of race season here in the UK. For many, the annual trip to the races is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a new outfit. Dressing for the races is a bit of minefield, these style dos and don’ts should help keep you on track.  The Main Outfit  A trip to the races is always a special occasion. Whether you...

Mighty Claws Adventure Golf – Review

Review Visit With the Easter holidays coming up, Ed and I are always on the lookout for things to do with the children to get them out of the house. Mighty Claws adventure golf is located behind the Tesco Extra on Castle Lane in Bournemouth. Part of Playgolf, the dinosaur themed 18 hole course was a total hit with the kids when we visited for a review visit recently. Each...

Getting My Kids to Eat Anything

Gifted Book I have a constant struggle with the kids when it comes to mealtimes. Cameron used to be really adventurous when he was a toddler, but slowly he stopped wanting to try different foods and nowadays it is a battle to encourage the kids to have what we are having for dinner. More often than not I find myself giving in and reaching for the chicken dippers and turkey...

A Hair Cut and Colour with Simone Thomas

Review Visit Having my hair cut and coloured is a total luxury. As well as providing a transformation to my appearance, it is also a rare chance to get some time to myself, away from being ‘mum’ for just a few hours. For this reason, I see a hair appointment as an investment in myself and an act of self care. I have been to salons before where the atmosphere...

How to Dress as a Guest for a Spring Wedding

Features Gifted Items Wedding season is almost upon us, and with it comes the pressure of deciding what to wear as a wedding guest for a spring wedding. It can be a bit of a minefield, deciding what to wear – avoiding white as well as the wedding colours in case you are mistaken for a member of the bridal party. Having been invited to a wedding myself recently, I...

A Family Visit to Rock Reef – Review

Review Visit You may think that, as a seaside town, Bournemouth falls short when it rains. With so many fun, indoor and all-weather activities available around the local area, a little rain won’t stop us from having fun! A couple of weeks ago, Ed and I took the older two children along to Rock Reef, situated on Bournemouth Pier, to try out their climbing walls, pier cave and high-line activities....

Do you need to start saving for retirement?

This a paid guest post. For a lot of people, saving for retirement might not seem like a big priority. Today’s young people are already struggling to buy their first home, so having extra financial goals to save for might seem an impossible task. Even though retirement might seem lightyears away, it is important to start saving as soon as you can. The earlier you save, the quicker you will...