Philip Kingsley Re-Moisturizing Shampoo & Elasticizer

GIFTED You may remember, I posted previously about Philip Kingsley and their shampoo and scalp toner. I was also sent their Re-Moisturizing shampoo and Elasticizer and I have been using them both to give my hair some much needed TLC as we near the end of winter. Anabel Kingsley from Philip Kingsley suggests a three pronged approach to taking care of your hair and keeping it fresh and shiny –...

Lush Bournemouth – Mother’s Day & Easter Showcase

Spring is almost here, and it marks the arrival of two of my favourite occasions, Mother’s Day and Easter. I was recently invited along to Lush in Bournemouth for an exclusive showcase event for the Bournemouth Bloggers of their spring ranges. Lush events are brilliant, as the team are so enthusiastic and passionate about the company and its ethos. Plus, we get the chance to get our hands dirty and...

Combatting a Flaky Itchy Scalp

Suffering from eczema, I am no stranger to dry skin but was perplexed to discover my scalp was feeling very dry and scaly over Christmas. My eczema is often aggravated by stress and, during the festivities I was feeling incredibly anxious, meaning both my skin and head were feeling super sore and sensitive. I was actually prescribed a medicated shampoo for contact dermatitis, which I really couldn’t get on with...

February Beauty Favourites

Didn’t January feel like it would last forever? I must admit, I have a bit of a soft spot for February. Yes, it is still pretty cold and grey and gloomy, but the sun seems to be peeking through the clouds that little bit more and the mornings are that little bit brighter. Plus there’s Valentine’s Day and I have lots of family birthdays to celebrate as well. I have...

What to Expect From a Salon Blow Dry

I am going to admit something perhaps a little unusual. I almost reached the age of thirty having never experienced a salon blow dry. Now, that isn’t to say I haven’t had my hair blow dried at the salon before, but I hadn’t visited a hairdressing salon purely for a blow dry. I had always had my hair cut first, with the blow dry merely a finish to the other...

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....