February Beauty Favourites

Didn’t January feel like it would last forever? I must admit, I have a bit of a soft spot for February. Yes, it is still pretty cold and grey and gloomy, but the sun seems to be peeking through the clouds that little bit more and the mornings are that little bit brighter. Plus there’s Valentine’s Day and I have lots of family birthdays to celebrate as well. I have...

What to Expect From a Salon Blow Dry

I am going to admit something perhaps a little unusual. I almost reached the age of thirty having never experienced a salon blow dry. Now, that isn’t to say I haven’t had my hair blow dried at the salon before, but I hadn’t visited a hairdressing salon purely for a blow dry. I had always had my hair cut first, with the blow dry merely a finish to the other...

A Morning of Total Relaxation at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel

Isn’t January a bit of a rubbish month? Who decided to make the first month after the Christmas break last for what seems like forever? Couldn’t we have a nice short month like February to ease us back into things? Fortunately I was invited along with some of the Bournemouth Bloggers to the Christchurch Harbour Hotel for a morning of relaxation in their brilliant HarSpa, which has recently had its...

Prioritising Pampering in January

The buzz word of 2018 was self-care but, unlike some fads, the self-care trend is one that is worth sticking with as we enter 2019. Self-care can mean different things to different people but, generally speaking, it is about taking care of yourself. One way to do this is to take time to pamper yourself and, if ever there was a month which needed extra pampering, it would be January...

Beauty – My Thoughts on the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer

I have been using Estee Lauder’s Doublewear for the past year or so and on the whole I loved how it made my skin look. Unlike lots of the cheaper alternatives available on the high street, Doublewear actually gave a mostly flawless finish, didn’t oxidise throughout the day and result in the dreaded tide marks around my face and I felt like it made me look like me but better....

Beauty – How Painful is an Epilator?

I think my pain threshold is generally quite high. I have given birth to three children, had nine tattoos and regularly have my eyebrows waxed. I had heard that epilating was really painful, but how bad could it really be? Recently I was sent the Silk-epil 9 SensoSmart epilator from Braun and I decided to put it to the test and find out the answer to the question how painful...

Beauty – The Pampering Products I’m Loving this Season

The weather has definitely taken a turn for the worse again this week. With temperatures dipping, and heating going on all over the UK, it has never been more important to spend a little time pampering yourself and taking care of your skin. Since going along to blogging events with both Lush and The Body Shop in the last month, I have been making an extra effort to have a...

Beauty – I Tried Out HD Brows with HI Therapies and This Was the Result

I have been having issues with my eyebrows for a good few months now. I have been trying out different products trying to find something to improve them to no avail, spending money and getting frustrated. Last week I was invited along to my local beauty salon HI Therapies to try out their HD Brows treatment and I was so excited to see if it would finally be the key...

Beauty – Bournemouth Bloggers at The Body Shop

It hit me recently how little I actually take care of my skin. I have religiously been removing my makeup without fail every night for a number of years now but that’s where my skincare regime ends unless I am feeling particularly fancy or reviewing a new product for the blog. Generally speaking I will grab the micellar water and a few cotton pads, go to town with them and...