A Straighter, Brighter Smile with Instasmile

•Features Gifted Item• I have been self-conscious about my smile for as long as I can remember. As a child, I was backwards and forwards constantly from the dentist. I had numerous fillings and an overcrowded mouth, which meant I had to have an operation under general anaesthetic to remove several of my teeth. After this, I then had a brace, which made my teeth straighter, but also made me...

Bournemouth Beauty Guide

•Features gifted services• I am a big fan of beauty treatments. I love having my nails done and treat myself to other treatments every so often to make myself feel amazing. I am constantly on the hunt for the best beauty and hair salons in the local area, and I wanted to share my favourite places to have different treatments done. In the interest of disclosure, some of the services...

My First Enzyme Peel with Sandbanks Clinic Poole – Review

Review Visit  As I approach my thirties (ok, not so much approach but hurtle headfirst as my birthday is in less than a month), I am really trying to take care of my skin and to look into ways I can work on the areas I have maybe neglected in my twenties, to prevent further damage and ensure my skin looks the best it can as I enter a new...

Trying the Future of Face Masks with the FOREO UFO

Featuring a gifted item  I am a massive fan of face masks. Quick and simple, they are the perfect pampering treat for this busy mum. Up until recently, I generally stuck to the Garnier sheet masks. Having recently branched out a little, I was really excited when I was sent across the UFO Smart Mask from FOREO to feature in my Mother’s Day Gift Guide. I couldn’t wait to try...

A Hair Cut and Colour with Simone Thomas

Review Visit Having my hair cut and coloured is a total luxury. As well as providing a transformation to my appearance, it is also a rare chance to get some time to myself, away from being ‘mum’ for just a few hours. For this reason, I see a hair appointment as an investment in myself and an act of self care. I have been to salons before where the atmosphere...

Philip Kingsley Re-Moisturizing Shampoo & Elasticizer

GIFTED You may remember, I posted previously about Philip Kingsley and their shampoo and scalp toner. I was also sent their Re-Moisturizing shampoo and Elasticizer and I have been using them both to give my hair some much needed TLC as we near the end of winter. Anabel Kingsley from Philip Kingsley suggests a three pronged approach to taking care of your hair and keeping it fresh and shiny –...

Lush Bournemouth – Mother’s Day & Easter Showcase

Spring is almost here, and it marks the arrival of two of my favourite occasions, Mother’s Day and Easter. I was recently invited along to Lush in Bournemouth for an exclusive showcase event for the Bournemouth Bloggers of their spring ranges. Lush events are brilliant, as the team are so enthusiastic and passionate about the company and its ethos. Plus, we get the chance to get our hands dirty and...

Combatting a Flaky Itchy Scalp

Suffering from eczema, I am no stranger to dry skin but was perplexed to discover my scalp was feeling very dry and scaly over Christmas. My eczema is often aggravated by stress and, during the festivities I was feeling incredibly anxious, meaning both my skin and head were feeling super sore and sensitive. I was actually prescribed a medicated shampoo for contact dermatitis, which I really couldn’t get on with...