Creating my Perfect Christmas Party Makeup Look with MeMeMe Cosmetics

Last week I was invited down to Beales department store, in Bournemouth, where MeMeMe Cosmetics had recently opened up a stand, for their blogger event. I will be honest, before the event I hadn’t really heard of the brand before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect when I headed over before my review visit to The Stable. The event was very casual, with those invited able to attend anytime...

Mummy Mondays – The Perfect Gift for Mums this Christmas with Times To Treasure

With Christmas now under a month away (eek), thoughts are definitely centred around the perfect gift for those close to you. The most beautiful gift I’ve ever received before was a necklace with the footprints of my eldest two children. I was devastated when I lost it a couple of years ago after a house move so when the lovely Grainne from Times to Treasure in Poole said she would...

Foodie Friday – A Carnival Christmas at Las Iguanas

So last night Ed and I were invited down to our local Las Iguanas in Bournemouth to sample their festive menu, and I was so excited – South American food & Christmas are two of my favourite things! This year Las Iguanas is open throughout the entire festive season, including Christmas Day itself, meaning if you fancy something a little different from turkey this year, you can head on over...

Beauty – My Autumnal Bridal Makeup Look with Blushing Brides of Bournemouth

I posted yesterday about our UK wedding blessing and reception and how amazing our suppliers were. Today I wanted to focus this post on one in particular, my lovely friend Sally who runs Blushing Brides in Bournemouth. Sally did both my hair and makeup for the reception, and I wanted to share with you today the products she used to create my makeup look. Estee lauder smoothing Primer Estee Lauder...

Wedding Wednesday – Our Autumnal UK Wedding Blessing & Reception

You’ll know by now, because I haven’t stopped banging on about it, that Ed and I got married at the beginning of September in Santorini but we had always planned on having a reception back home as well as we weren’t able to invite many of our friends and family to the wedding itself. I am so glad we had a blessing in our local church as well as the...

Wedding Wednesday – Our Minimoon Stay at The Captains Club in Christchurch 

As we got married abroad, we didn’t have a honeymoon straight after our wedding, instead a couple of days after we tied the knot, we flew back home with the rest of our family and friends.  Although my mum did look after the children the night of the wedding, which we are very grateful for, we didn’t manage to get much of a break from the kids whilst in Santorini,...

Keeping it Local for the Bournemouth Bloggers Event at Koh Lounge 

On Saturday, I went along to the Bournemouth Bloggers event, held at the Koh Lounge. I had been looking forward to having a night out and meeting local bloggers, most of them for the very first time.  It was also a special night for me as I had helped Freya, who runs Bournemouth Bloggers, with the goody bags for the event and so I guess I felt I had something...

Food & Fitness Friday – Where to Get the Best Cocktails in Bournemouth 

I’m a huge fan of a nice cold glass of Prosecco or Sauvignon Blanc but there’s something about summer which just makes me want to throw caution to the wind and order a cocktail. My all time favourite has to be a frozen strawberry margarita, but I’m also partial to a pornstar martini or the classic cosmopolitan.  If you’re visiting Bournemouth this summer, heading over for a hen do or...

Beauty – Taking my Lush Virginity 

I have a confession to make. Although I’ve used a few Lush bath bombs before, I’ve never actually bought myself anything from the shop, having relied on gifts from friends and family for my fix.  Walking into the Bournemouth branch of the store last week I was a bit intimidated by how many different products there were. I knew I wanted a bath bomb but I had no idea which...

Mummy Mondays – Knowledge is Power – Learning Life Saving Skills with Daisy First Aid 

I did a first aid course when Carly was a baby. That was only four years ago and yet I can’t remember barely anything I learnt. As it’s suggested you refresh your first aid knowledge every few years, when I was offered the chance to attend a paediatric first aid day course with Daisy First Aid, I happily went along.  The courses are run locally by Kerry, a former police...