A Morning of Total Relaxation at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel

Isn’t January a bit of a rubbish month? Who decided to make the first month after the Christmas break last for what seems like forever? Couldn’t we have a nice short month like February to ease us back into things? Fortunately I was invited along with some of the Bournemouth Bloggers to the Christchurch Harbour Hotel for a morning of relaxation in their brilliant HarSpa, which has recently had its...

Prioritising Pampering in January

The buzz word of 2018 was self-care but, unlike some fads, the self-care trend is one that is worth sticking with as we enter 2019. Self-care can mean different things to different people but, generally speaking, it is about taking care of yourself. One way to do this is to take time to pamper yourself and, if ever there was a month which needed extra pampering, it would be January...

Beauty – My Thoughts on the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer

I have been using Estee Lauder’s Doublewear for the past year or so and on the whole I loved how it made my skin look. Unlike lots of the cheaper alternatives available on the high street, Doublewear actually gave a mostly flawless finish, didn’t oxidise throughout the day and result in the dreaded tide marks around my face and I felt like it made me look like me but better....

Beauty – How Painful is an Epilator?

I think my pain threshold is generally quite high. I have given birth to three children, had nine tattoos and regularly have my eyebrows waxed. I had heard that epilating was really painful, but how bad could it really be? Recently I was sent the Silk-epil 9 SensoSmart epilator from Braun and I decided to put it to the test and find out the answer to the question how painful...

Beauty – A Christmas Showcase with The Body Shop

Last Friday I was invited along with some of the other Bournemouth Bloggers to an event with The Body Shop. We had been to an event with them the month before which I really enjoyed, so I was very much looking forward to this one especially as it was a chance for the store to showcase their Christmas range. On the night it was absolutely pouring with rain and so...

Beauty – The You Magazine Beauty Advent Calendar 2018

Last year Ed bought me the Boots No7 Advent Calendar and I loved it! I was so excited to get it again this year but when I went to search for it I saw it had already sold out…. in mid-October…. and there would be no more stock coming in. I do think the world has gone a little crazy when it comes to beauty advent calendars. Some of them...

Beauty – The Pampering Products I’m Loving this Season

The weather has definitely taken a turn for the worse again this week. With temperatures dipping, and heating going on all over the UK, it has never been more important to spend a little time pampering yourself and taking care of your skin. Since going along to blogging events with both Lush and The Body Shop in the last month, I have been making an extra effort to have a...

Beauty – I Tried Out HD Brows with HI Therapies and This Was the Result

I have been having issues with my eyebrows for a good few months now. I have been trying out different products trying to find something to improve them to no avail, spending money and getting frustrated. Last week I was invited along to my local beauty salon HI Therapies to try out their HD Brows treatment and I was so excited to see if it would finally be the key...

Beauty – An Evening with Lush Bournemouth

I have become a huge fan of Lush over the past couple of years, ever since I started to enjoy baths and I feel the two kind of go hand in hand. Although I have bought myself several bath bombs from Lush, I haven’t really paid attention to the rest of the products they have on offer. I was really excited to head along this week to a special event...

Beauty – Bournemouth Bloggers at The Body Shop

It hit me recently how little I actually take care of my skin. I have religiously been removing my makeup without fail every night for a number of years now but that’s where my skincare regime ends unless I am feeling particularly fancy or reviewing a new product for the blog. Generally speaking I will grab the micellar water and a few cotton pads, go to town with them and...