Beauty Products I Have Been Using During Lockdown

•Features press samples• Being at home a lot due to lockdown, I have had more time for self-care, which for me includes taking care of my skin and hair, whilst I have been unable to go out to beauty salons and hairdressers. I am fortunate that I get sent press samples from beauty brands from time to time, as part of my role as a blogger, so some of the...

Winter Morning & Evening Skincare Regimes

•Features gifted items• With all the dark mornings and gloomy weather, winter can be tough on your skin and leave you feeling less than glowing. I have been making a conscious effort to work harder on maintaining a skincare regime, and have recently been sent across some brilliant products that I now swear by, so I thought I would put together a little post to let you in on my...

A Visit to the Monart Spa in Poundbury

•Press visit• When I think of all the opportunities I have had thanks to writing my blog, there are some that just stand out. My visit to the Monart Spa in Poundbury last week is definitely something I will remember. Poundbury, in Dorchester, is an hour’s drive from me in Bournemouth but the route is straightforward and it was a nice enough drive over there on a midweek morning. I...

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...

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...