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...

Updating My Skincare Regime for Autumn with ARK Skincare

•Gifted Items• So, it’s autumn, and the weather is onboard, so I guess I better be too. Does anybody else find the autumn weather super drying to their skin? I have been told I have fairly dry skin anyway, so it is really important that I take care of it as the weather worsens. I was recently sent over two products from ARK Skincare to help combat dryness and hydrate...

A Monthly Treat – Trying out Glossybox with Love Sub

•Features gifted items• I have a confession to make. This year I turned thirty and I managed to reach this grand old age having not tried out a subscription box. Once a novelty, the humble subscription box has come far in the past decade or so and now there are so many to choose from, it can become a little overwhelming deciding which one to go for. Love Sub recently...

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...