The Simone Thomas Salon in Westbourne

•Previous collaboration with salon• The Simone Thomas Salon is located along Westbourne high street, opposite a quaint bookshop and a pretty chocolate shop. Decorated beautifully with stylish neutrals and twinkling fairy lights, with candles burning, the salon is a tranquil haven to escape to. The staff are all friendly and welcoming, and go above and beyond to make each and every visit to the salon enjoyable. Offering teas, coffees, soft...

Trying out Services at Smart Skin Salon in Charminster

•Complimentary treatment• A few months ago I went along to an event at the Smart Skin Salon in Charminster with the Bournemouth Bloggers. On the night, we were treated to some plant based food snacks from Holy Cow and given some further information about the services available at the salon ranging from simple beauty treatments such as waxing to chemical peels and laser hair removal. The salon owner Marta was...

Everyday Makeup with Topshop Beauty at Very.co.uk

•Features gifted items• With my first day at my new job almost upon me, I have been been getting prepared, shopping for a lunchbag and reusable drinks bottle, preparing my wardrobe and getting on top of my schedule in advance. One of the things I have also been thinking a lot about is my makeup. It might sound a little odd, but as somebody who has suffered with low self...

A Visit to the Lush Spa in Poole

•Press Visit• I have been to several spas before, but had never actually visited a Lush Spa. I was pleased to be asked along to visit the Poole store’s onsite spa recently with the Bournemouth Bloggers, to find out a little more about the treatments they offer, and the philosophy behind them. On arrival, I was led through a little rabbit warren of doorways through to the kitchen space. Although...

Trying out the Multi-Purpose Skin Protector Primer from ARK Skincare

•Gifted item• A few weeks ago I was sent across the Skin Protector Primer from ARK Skincare to try out and see what I thought. I have already worked with the brand recently and use a selection of their products, which are targeted at my age range, which I love so I was happy to add another product to my skincare regime. The Skin Protector Primer is a 3 in...

Everyday Essential Oils from Neu Oil

•Gifted items• I have had an incredibly stressful few months lately, and it has really taken its toll on me. I have been feeling under the weather, lethargic and really not myself. As a result, I haven’t been feeling great mentally. I am on medication for my anxiety, and am not in a position where I want to come off of this at present, but I am always on the...

Womens And Mens Shaving Tips For Busy Parents

•Collaborative Post• If you’re a parent, you will understand the struggle of trying to keep on top of our own day-to-day routines, as well as those of our little ones.  The hours fly by, as we attempt to fit in kids meal times and activities around our own working days. This leaves little to no room for any kind of pampering or grooming.  Nevertheless, there are things that can be...

Going Lighter with Simone Thomas

•Complimentary appointment• Ever since my first visit to the Simone Thomas salon in Westbourne, I knew I was onto a winner. The team are all so friendly, and the welcome I receive every time is second to none. Not only is the salon perfectly located, in the heart of Westbourne, and just a short drive or bus journey from central Bournemouth, but you can tell that the staff really care...

Implementing ARK Skincare into My Beauty Regime

•Features gifted items• Since turning thirty a couple of months ago, I have been making an effort to take care of my skin more, and to really think about what products I am using on both my face and my body, to nourish it and help prevent signs of ageing as I get older. Something I am really interested in, is using products that are specifically aimed at my age...

Beautify Makeup & Jewellery Cases

•Features gifted items• I recently decluttered the house, and I was a little shocked to find just how much makeup and jewellery I have managed to accumulate over the past few months. I gave quite a bit away to a friend, but the rest was still taking over my bathroom cabinets and dressing table, and I needed a solution. Luckily, Beautify had recently reached out and offered to send across...