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...

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...