Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Wonderland | The Mayflower Theatre

I mean, who doesn't love Alice in Wonderland and all the wonderful films and productions that have come from the iconic girl that fell down a rabbit hole. I may have done a little happy dance when I found out the production us SotonBloggers had been invited to was *Wonderland, a musical adaption of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.


Sunday, 9 April 2017

March Favourites

A new month has rolled around, so of course that calls for another monthly favourites post right? Pretty much all of these products are new to me except one. Which it's only right I share my thoughts on my new faves! I try and keep these mainly beauty related but I'm really good a chucking something in there each month that isn't remotely beauty but deserves the praise. And yes, I will soon realise I need to stop buying new shit all the time, maybe.


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

You Don't Compare, Because You Shouldn't

Trust me, I get it, It's hard not to compare yourself to others in the blogging world. But in reality, a lot of the time people are comparing themselves to bloggers that are established, already found their place and have pretty much been doing it for years. It's an unrealistic comparison, inspiration maybe, but don't ever compare.


Sunday, 2 April 2017

Antipodes | Aura Manuka Honey Mask

Who isn't a lover of face masks? I've recently shared my love for Antipodes and their scientific organic beauty range. Since my first purchase I have a wish list as long as my arm and my collection is growing. You may have noticed through reading other blog posts of mine, I'm a bit of a skin care fan. My skin is blemish prone and scarred, so often, if something is advertised as helping blemished skin I jump straight on the band wagon.


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Purple Is The Colour Of My Life

Today is Epilepsy Awareness Day, also known as Purple Day. Not many people are aware of Epilepsy and the difficulty it brings to peoples lives. I have said it before, but even though I do live with the side effects of my condition and struggle with them daily, I'm lucky enough to still be able to live my life with limited restrictions. But that doesn't stand for everyone.


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

I Am Not My Illness

As Epilepsy awareness day is fast approaching (March 26th) I thought it was about time I whacked another Epilepsy post up. There's a lot to be said about this condition, you could never compare two people with the same condition because I can guarantee there's a lot of difference between what each person suffers with. But this one will be a little light hearted compared to my next.


Sunday, 19 March 2017

Fair Skinned Foundation Problems

Let's face it, finding the right foundation can be an absolute nightmare sometimes. Specially if like me, you are super fair skinned. If the only way of me getting a certain foundation is by ordering it online with out colour testing, it's a no go. I've spent countless hours wondering around beauty counters to try and find the perfect match. And I still can't find it!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

February Favourites

Wouldn't be right to see a month pass and not do a round up of my faves would it? It's a little bit of a miss match of items this time round, a couple of old time favourites and a few new items that I've grown to love. I'm sure there's something in there for everyone.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

L'Oreal Pure Clay Face Wash Collection

I've said it before and I'll say it again, if a beauty product is marked as a new product, I'll be buying it. I already have the whole Pure Clay Mask collection so it was only right that I got the new wash collection too. Just like the masks, it was a mare trying to find them all, but I did and I'm so glad about it.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

There's More To Life Than A Schedule

Trust me, I know it feels good when all things blog are ready and scheduled but, you can't always meet it. It's impossible sometimes, because ya know, life and stuff. It's okay to miss a day or a week and not feel bad for it. Yes, you may lose a couple of followers here and there, but there's more to life than numbers.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Antipodes | Kiwi Seed Oil Eye Cream

Eye cream is something I've only recently introduced into my skincare regime. I was told that your skin starts to age from 25, so what with recently turning 25, I decided my skin needed that little extra care. I've always looked at eye creams and thought I didn't need them. But I definitely did. I trialled out a No7 skin care set that included an eye cream and I really noticed a difference. I had heard good things about Antipodes , so when I noticed it on Asos I popped it straight in my basket.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Twenty Things They Didn't Tell You About Your Twenties

Apparently your twenties are the years to be selfish, but life gets in the way doesn't it? And then all of a sudden something happens and you're wondering why things didn't work in your favour or why you haven't done this or that yet? I'm from now on referring to my twenties as my dramatic years, because shit goes down once you're in that age bracket. So. Much. Shit.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Frank Body Coffee Scrub

Ever tried a coffee scrub? I've tried most brands and always come back to Frank Body. If you follow me on instagram you would have seen me telling everyone that it's something they need to try. This scrub also features in my monthly favourites that went up last week. We all know taking care of all parts of your skin is important, but hard to keep up with. I'm a nightmare for sticking to routines but coffee scrub is one thing I religiously use. I end up so fricken soft!

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Monthly Favourites

You know you're buying too much shit when you can do a monthly faves post and it mostly all be new products. I'm so good at buying anything marked as new. I wish I could say these were necessary purchases, but they aren't. Although, they are good enough for you guys to know about them! So here's my monthly round up.


Sunday, 12 February 2017

There's More To Love On Valentines Day

Valentines Day has always been full of mixed emotions for some people, I've personally always called it Hallmark Day. We are all fully aware that its a massively commercialised holiday. I mean, brands that make bread are chucking hearts on their packaging for fucks sake. As I'm sure you can tell, I'm not one to celebrate this "Holiday", although some people love to celebrate it. Each to their own. 

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Billy Elliot The Musical at Mayflower Theatre

Visiting the theatre is something I've grown to love recently. Thanks to Mayflower Theatre*, little groups of us have been able to come and fall in love with the theatre experience all over again. Alice who runs SotonBloggers has teamed up with the guys over at The Mayflower Theatre to give us lucky lot a new experience with blogging. Yes the usual blog events are fun, but it's always nice to throw something in to mix it up. We all get to meet before hand, have something to eat, a catch up and chat about the production we're about to see. It's always fun to go with a mixed group because you can guarantee there's people that have seen the movie or read the book, or be like me and never watched or read anything to do with the production before. I was going to watch the movie, but a friend of mine that is very involved in theatre production told me the movie isn't as good as the production. So I decided to go in blind and enjoy the theatre production.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Time To Be Selfish

Sometimes when you feel like you have people relying on you or even leaning on you for support, you can easily forget that you are just as important to take care of as anyone else in your life. I've always been the kind of person that will drop everything for someone that needs me, I've often put people before me, pushing aside what is going on in my life, I've even made myself ill with regards to my epilepsy because I was doing too much to help someone else. But when the tables turn and realise that there isn't really anyone in your life that would do that for you, its a bit of a shitter. I mean at the same time I'm very good at suppressing issues in my life, so maybe it doesn't look like I need that support? 


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

No7| Beautiful Skin Collection

I've never been one for having a good skincare routine. Yes, I have some care products I love and use religiously but I've never had a full routine day and night. After turning 25, the age your skin starts to age as I've been told, I decided I really needed to get myself into a routine. I tweeted about advice on what eye creams people like and  No7 was mentioned a lot. 

Sunday, 29 January 2017

The Real Greek | Westquay Southampton

Not everyone gets a launch night perfect, but the guys at The Real Greek* did just that. A group of us SotonBloggers got the chance to go along to see what they are all about. From the moment I set my eyes on the decor, I fell in love. With the classic blue and white through out the restaurant, a wall with the back drop of the beautiful Santorini, even different crockery on the walls. If you have visited any Greek friends houses, you'd know about the crockery rules. You'd also know that Greek food is for sharing. Which is exactly what we did.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Thaikhun | Westquay Southampton

Last week I was lucky enough to visit Thaikhun* twice for two different experiences, Thaikhun has only recently opened in Southampton in the new foodie area of Watermark. Its known for bringing a little corner of Thailand over to us, which there was definitely a space for it. Everyone working in there were so energetic and knowledgeable about the brand and what they stand for. I personally am a nightmare with food, I'm not every adventurous at all and I've never tried Thai food, specially not Thai street food, so I was looking forwards to trying it out. We also had the opportunity to partake in their Dry January event. 

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Makeup Revolution 144 Ultimate Matte Eyeshadow Palette

If you've read before, you may have caught my post on the shimmer version of this palette. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I absolutely love the products that Makeup Revolution have on offer. For the price the products retail at. they are so much better than you would expect. Over the Christmas period Makeup Rev had a lot on offer, this 144 ultimate matte eyeshadow collection being one of them. I won't lie, I ordered from tam beauty and it was an utter nightmare and as you may have noticed the product arrived with a cracked case, slightly disappointing. But once I was over that, I had a little play about and loved a majority of these shadows.

As I swatched the original palette I had, it was only right that I did another 144 swatches to show off the colours in this one. Since having both palettes I haven't reached for anything else for my eyes!

Sunday, 15 January 2017

The Lush Masks My Face Loves

Don't you just feel like you've done Sunday right when a face mask has been involved?  My go to for extra refreshing face masks has always been trusty ol' Lush. They have something for everyone and every skin type. I'm yet to come across one that I don't like, but these 3 are my absolute favourites.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Dumpling Dumpling | Westquay Southampton

A little group of us were lucky enough to be invited along to try out Dumpling Dumpling* located in what's better known as Westquay Watermark. Dumpling Dumpling aka Flavour Bombs as they are also known, is the brain child of Dan and Nat. You can tell their hearts and souls go into this and they have so much passion for what they are doing, just by having a little chat with Nat. The pair were living out in China teaching English, and that's where the love of dumplings grew. Nat's Chinese name was even Jiaozi, meaning dumpling in Mandarin! It was meant to be. 


Sunday, 8 January 2017

My 2016 Favourites

I couldn't start a new year and not do a round up of my favourite products that I've used time and time again over the past year. Some products I've used for the entire year, others have been picked up through out the last few months, but have quickly become a daily essential for me. There's a mixture of skincare and make up but each just as useful as the other.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

We've all seen people talking about Kat Von D Beauty, from the Tattoo Liner to the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. This A/W I've been a real fan of liquid lipsticks, so it was only right that I jumped on the KVD train and tried them for myself.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

New Year, Same Me

We've all seen the ' New Year, New Me' quotes and memes. But I have never seen the New Year as a time to reinvent myself, you know why? Because I like me. I don't need to change or become a new me every 365 days. Yes, the new year is a fresh start, but it doesn't need to mean you should change. I certainly won't be.
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