How to Achieve the Perfect Blow Dry

•Press visit• At the end of last week, myself, Chynna and Molly headed over to Salisbury to visit Molly’s hairdresser Paige in the Legally Blonde salon. I will admit, I had not visited Salisbury before, despite it being only around 40 minutes from me in Bournemouth, but from what I saw of the city, I would love to visit again. We arrived in torrential rain, and Paige was so welcoming,...

A Visit to the Monart Spa in Poundbury

•Press visit• When I think of all the opportunities I have had thanks to writing my blog, there are some that just stand out. My visit to the Monart Spa in Poundbury last week is definitely something I will remember. Poundbury, in Dorchester, is an hour’s drive from me in Bournemouth but the route is straightforward and it was a nice enough drive over there on a midweek morning. I...

Thinking About a New Year, New You?

•Sponsored post• I don’t know about you, but as a year draws to a close, I feel motivated to start making some changes for the year ahead. It’s not that I am unhappy with myself, as such, but there is something about a fresh start and a brand new year which makes me want to put into action some of the plans that I have been tentatively making. These are...

Autumn Self-Care Beauty Favourites

•Features gifted items• Autumn, for me, is the perfect opportunity to take a step back, recoup and take time to pamper myself. The long, cold evenings give me the chance to spend time applying fake tan, a hair mask and chilling in bed wearing a sheet mask with a candle burning. I am fortunate to be sent beauty and lifestyle products, and I wanted to share some of the self-care...

Bournemouth West Cliff Spa Day

•Gifted• I am a huge fan of a spa day, although I don’t get as much of a chance for one lately whilst juggling everything, but when I was talking to my aunt recently, she mentioned that she had never been on one. So when I was invited along to try out the spa at Bournemouth West Cliff hotel, and able to bring along a plus one, I knew it...

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 in JK Magic

•Gifted item• I am happy to hold my hands up and admit that I haven’t tried a lot of Charlotte Tilbury products before, but I was excited to receive the beautifully packaged Hot Lips 2 in Shade JK Magic in celebration of the first birthday of Charlotte Tilbury in John Lewis, Southampton. The Hot Lips 2 collection has been created in collaboration with 11 iconic people. The lipsticks can be...

Philip Kingsley Pure Blonde Range

•Gifted Items• Although my hair is naturally blonde, it is a dark blonde and I have been having my hair coloured and highlighted since I was a teenager. Having highlights has become second nature, and I don’t think I will stop anytime soon but I am keen to find products which help to protect my hair and enhance the colour so that it looks good between visits to the salon,...

Lush Bournemouth Halloween & Christmas Showcase

•Press event• I really enjoy the events I attend as part of the Bournemouth Bloggers but I do have a soft spot for the Lush events, as they are always so much fun! Lush Bournemouth really know how to run an event, and the staff always get everybody excited and involved as soon as you walk through the door. We had been invited along to celebrate the release of the...