Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Robin Hood Mayflower Theatre


Well Alice has only gone and arranged another brilliant night for the SotonBloggers just before Christmas! How she does it I don't know. Luckily for us, this event is with the lovely guys at Mayflower Theatre*. So a little group of us got to go and see Robin Hood, the biggest family panto on the south coast. And by the looks of twitter, we were all so excited to go!
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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Makeup Revolution The Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette


As many of you may have seen Makeup Revolution have had some pretty great Christmas gifts on sale this season. One of them being the 144 Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette. There's 2 different 2017 collections available one is 144 matte shadows and the other is 144 shimmering shadows. This post is 144 swatches of the shimmer palette! yeah, 144.
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

My Top 5 Autumn Lips


I couldn't let autumn pass me by without doing a Top 5 Autumn Lips post could I? Yes, I know pretty much everyone has done one, but I'm yet to see a post that has had the same top picks. I've even come across new brands by reading others posts. We all know as soon as the clocks go back and it's officially autumn the berry lips come out to play.
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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Cue Camera Festive Fun


A lucky group of us got to go along to a bloggers preview night to play in a brand new pop up photography studio run by the lovely guys at Cue Camera. The photography studio consists of two shipping containers that have been magically converted into the perfect place to go and get stupidly festive in front of blue screens with an array of costumes available to get dressed up in. From adult costumes to pet costumes and pose your festive little bum off so the photographers can catch the moment for you. (they even put a snazzy back drop on the finished photos)
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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Lush Herbalism Cleanser


If you read my blog regularly, you would know I'm a real fan of Lush. I have my trusty favourites that I will buy time and time again, but I do like to try products I'm yet to use. I do love a good Lush cleanser I've used 3 different ones in the past, just for the fact that each cleanser targets different skin needs.
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Epilepsy & The Everyday Struggles


I ran a poll on twitter a little while ago to ask what people would like my next Epilepsy post to be on, and The Everyday Struggles Of Epilepsy came out on top. So far my first post about my journey with Epilepsy has been my most viewed post. Which is so lovely because I was really undecided as to whether I should write about it, and what the reaction would be. But the support I've received has been amazing and I've had so many people mention that they know very little about Epilepsy. So, if me just being honest and sweary about Epilepsy is opening some peoples eye to it, I thought fuck it, I may as well share all I can about my struggles and raise a little awareness on the way!
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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Estee Lauder Clear Difference Advanced Blemish Serum


I don't know about anyone else, but I'm a firm believer in not reviewing a skincare product until I've used it long enough to really see and feel the benefits. I used to have lovely blemish free skin, until I started taking medication for epilepsy. One of the side effects is acne, and for being someone that hasn't dealt with really bad break outs until I was 21, its been a struggle. Anything that is promoted for blemished skin, I've tried it. Shift work also has an impact on skin, specially night shifts when your skin thinks it should be resting. A friend of mine was experiencing the same issues and was recommended this serum which she then recommenced to me.
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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Snow Fairy Body Conditioner


So, Lush has a new product AND it's part of the Snow Fairy family. Saw it, and it instantly fell in my basket. If you read my Lush Christmas Haul you would be fully aware that I am a massive fan of anything Snow Fairy and winter is my favourite time for Lush products. As much as I love the original Christmas goodies, I'm a big fan of all the new bits that come along. 
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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Turtle Bay Southampton


Recently my partner and I went along to Turtle Bay* for date night. I'm not the best person when it comes to spiced food, so we have never been to Turtle Bay before now. And my partner never lets me forget how my picky eating ruins things for him, and now I've been and actually enjoyed my food, I'm reminded of the 4 long years he's gone without jerk chicken. My bad.
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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

NYX Copenhagen Soft Matte Lip Cream


This is my first ever product from NYX and I've been pleasantly surprised by it. Lucky old me actually won a giveaway on Twitter and this was one of the treats I received from Jessica over on jessicabkennedy.co.uk.
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Sunday, 13 November 2016

The Wind In The Willows at Mayflower Theatre



Once again SotonBloggers pulled it out the bag with an amazing event! A lucky bunch of us got to go and watch the musical adaption of The Wind In The Willows. I could not contain my excitement when I received an email about this. I have seen an advertisement for the musical and gave my partner the puppy dog eyes. But he's not a theatre goer, I'm not one either, really. It has to be a production that I have previously loved in another form, whether it be from the TV or a book. But my god am I happy we got to go!
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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Me Time Matters


It's easy to forget the little things sometimes which I've noticed while being off work for the last week. I had everything planned, I was going to write a shit tonne of blog posts, get them all ready and scheduled, I was going to completely gut my room, have a clear out and restart. The list goes on. But you know what I did? Absolutely nothing that was on my to do list. And you know why? Because I needed some time for me.
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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Casa Brasil // Southampton


 Every couple of weeks, a group of friends and I meet for dinner and a catch up. We are the most unorganised bunch of people and can never choose where to go; Literally takes us a week to decide and even then it can change on the day. Casa Brasil was the final decision this time, it's an all you can eat Rodizio and bar, the perfect place to create food babies. 
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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

L'Oréal Pure Clay Mask


Let's talk about L'Oréal Pure Clay Mask collection. When they first came out I was only able to get hold of the Detox Mask. Which I have to say I'm a big fan of it. I've found with shift work, specially night shifts, my skin just goes on a rampage and breaks out everywhere. Real fucking annoying.
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Sunday, 30 October 2016

My Work Makeup Bag


So I thought I'd kick off my beauty section with my basic daily make up for work. As I work in health care, doing a full face of perfect make up is really not going to happen, considering I'm doing my makeup at 5.30am in shit lighting I'm not about to turn up for a 13 hour shift looking like a princess.
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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Oxygen FreeJumping


I recently went along to a sotonbloggers event with oxygen freejumping, which was an absolute ball! Although my body was not a fan the next day. I was so excited when I got the email through about the event, but then noticed the "gym wear" comment. Yeah, definitely didn't own any gym wear, never been to a gym, and my body wobbles when I walk, so that was a good start!
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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Hi,I'm Epileptic


Hi, I'm Epileptic
The sentence that makes people instantly change towards you.
It's a real ball of fun. I won't lie, I do sometimes fuck with people when they get panicky about it. But hey, why have a disability if you can't have fun with it?
I say that, but you kinda don't get to choose if you have a disability or not although it's like some people think you can? I know, mind blown.
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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Bath Time Got Magical


As much as I'm a festive elf, October is most definitely too early to start singing Deck the Halls. That's not about to stop me from throwing all my money at Lush Cosmetics because the Christmas range has launched. Yeah, it's happened, Snow Fairy season is upon us! When Halloween launched, by the time I had got myself to my local Lush, the Halloween goodness was nowhere to be seen. So with a huge case of FOMO I made sure to put a big order in online.
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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Why I've Started Blogging


I thought I'd do a little chatty post about why I decided to blog. If you read my first post of 25 Facts About Me, you may have seen I mentioned that I've been known as the honorary blogger by the Southampton blogger girls. This is mainly because its my sister, Alice that runs it. I've been extremely lucky and been able to go along to so many amazing events, meet some lovely people and make new friends.
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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Freakshakes Event - Orange Rooms


Some people think Southampton is pretty dull but I love my city. It might be a bit dodgy at times but who doesn't have a local nuthead? And if you're thinking to yourself 'Nope, my city doesn't' then I'm afraid it's you. Soz.
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Sunday, 9 October 2016

25 Facts About Me


I thought the best way to start up my little blog was to share some facts about me and help you to get to know the person behind this. I've seen lots of 'About Me' posts and I've always enjoyed finding out a little extra about the person behind the blog. I won't lie, some facts might be memorable and some might be bloody pointless.
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