A Relaxing Spa Day with Solent Hotel & Caudalie

Press event  Last week I was invited along to the Solent Hotel in Fareham, to spend a day at their on-site spa with several other bloggers. The hotel is around an hour’s drive from me in Bournemouth, but is well worth the travel. A few of the other Bournemouth Bloggers also went along, and it was nice to spend the day with some familiar faces, as well as meeting some...

Getting Wedding Ready with Cosmetify

Paid Collaboration with Cosmetify  May is by far my favourite month. Not only is it my birthday month, it is also generally warm and sunny and it marks the start of wedding season! With experience of working as a wedding coordinator, wedding planning is still something I offer on a freelance basis, and I love everything to do with the wedding industry so when Cosmetify got in touch asking if...

My First Enzyme Peel with Sandbanks Clinic Poole – Review

Review Visit  As I approach my thirties (ok, not so much approach but hurtle headfirst as my birthday is in less than a month), I am really trying to take care of my skin and to look into ways I can work on the areas I have maybe neglected in my twenties, to prevent further damage and ensure my skin looks the best it can as I enter a new...

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,...

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...

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...