Monday, 29 February 2016

February 2016 in Instagram

  • This incredible package from Urban Decay landed on my doorstep this month. The whole UDXGwen collection is so dreamy and I love every single product. Feeling so lucky & grateful. 
  • I went in to Dermalogica for a complimentary treatment with their fabulous therapist, Amy. I spend a blissful hour being pampered and I learnt so much about the brand. 
  • Lush Southampton held their annual blogging event where I was able to catch up with the girls once again. Lush was followed by dinner which was then followed by a catch up with Brogan at mine. The perfect Friday night. 
  • I booked myself, Rachel and Jessica in for a consultation with Jo Malone London to learn more about their fragrances and add even more to my wishlist. 
  • I spent a wet and windy afternoon in Southsea with my best friends eating cake, trying to take outfit photos and shopping. 
  • Valentine's Day this year was spent how we'd spend every Sunday, eating breakfast at Mettricks followed by a cosy afternoon watching films. He also surprised me with a beautiful bunch of roses. 
  • Galaxy Golden Eggs. If you follow me on Twitter then you'll know full well I have a slight issue with these golden mounds of goodness. 
  • February has been a fabulous month when it's come to blogging. I've been able to attend incredible events with some of my favourite people, I've had so amazing parcels arrive from companies I've loved for years and I'm feeling incredibly grateful for the opportunities I get. 
  • February has well and truly been the month of food, catch ups with friends and spending it with the most important people in my life. I'm feeling pretty content right now
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Sunday, 28 February 2016

Feeling Grateful


When I started my blog I didn't know I'd make friends for life but I've done just that. We grow up being told to be careful when we talk to people online and for god's sake never meet up with them; But what do we all do? Meet up with strangers online. It's mad to think that some of these strangers are people I now count as close friends, friends I speak to about anything and everything and people I'd trust with my life. It's a pretty big statement to make but it's 100% true and one I never thought I'd be saying. 
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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Lush Southampton Valentine's Event



There ain't no party like a Lush Cosmetics party and that's exactly where myself and a handful of bloggers spent our Friday night a couple of weeks ago. Lush are renowned for putting on fun filled events and their Southampton store and staff did not disappoint.
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Monday, 22 February 2016

Seaside Adventures




Told you I'd come up with another little fashion post for February, this time featuring my ever so faithful Topshop coat, new boots and my bucket bag from Dizen Clothing. I spent last weekend in wet and windy Portsmouth drinking coffee and eating cake with some of the girls and spotted these pastel beach huts, the perfect backdrop for some outfit photos.
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Sunday, 21 February 2016

30 Facts About Me.



1. I'm from Southampton and have lived here almost all my life, apart from the five years I lived in Alicante, Spain.
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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Dermalogica Skincare Treatment



There is something about finishing your week with a hours treatment with skincare specialists Dermalogica that sets you up for the weekend. A couple of weeks ago after the most hectic week ever I visited my local counter in John Lewis, West Quay for a consultation with Amy. During the consultation I learned so much about my skin, what I can do to combat my problem areas and I was able to just completely relax for what felt like the first time this year.
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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

UD X Gwen Lipsticks



Today is the final post in my mini Urban Decay X Gwen series. I received six of the UD X Gwen lipsticks from Urban Decay and then I bought the online exclusives, Phonecall and Plaid because a girl has got to have the full set right?! I'm not even going to lie about how excited I was and how much it killed me having to wait and use these babies but I can confirm I haven't stopped wearing them and Ex-Girlfriend has taken up permanent residence in my bag, swiftly replacing my failsafe nude, Brave by MAC Cosmetics.
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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

UD X Gwen Lip Liners



I've started to appreciate lip liners a lot more over the last year. They are the ultimate make up tool for the perfect red pout and are really worth having as part of your make up collection. I've only ever owned lip liners from MAC Cosmetics so using Urban Decay's was an absolute first for me but I may of found a new favourite. 
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Monday, 15 February 2016

UD X Gwen Blush Palette



Ever since the first photos started circulating on this blush filled beauty I'd made the decision I needed it, it was just a case of being ready and waiting for when it finally hit the Urban Decay website. It sold out within minutes and I unfortunately missed it so you can imagine my complete surprise and excitement when the most amazing package arrived from Urban Decay with this inside. Having to wait for the weekend to roll around for good lighting to take some photos was actual torture but it was 100% worth the wait as the blush palette is everything I expected and more.
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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Sleek Lip VIP Lipsticks



If there is one product I love, it's lipsticks and when Sleek Makeup announced the release of these I was ready waiting in the wings to get my hands on them. Six lipsticks in six must have shades in my favourite finish, what more could I ask for? They 100% have my heart. Each lipstick delivers an intensely pigmented colour with a velvet soft finish. I'm a huge lover of matte lipsticks, they're my failsafe and for these to go on so smooth, have incredible staying power and pretty much do exactly as promised for £5.50?! Well... I'm very impressed.
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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Golden Handshake Lush Cosmetics



Golden Handshake is everything I hate in a product, it's messy and covered in glitter but I love it and this is my third stick of goodness. Released in Summer 2015, the hot hand mask is something everyone should try at least once. I work with medication, I have to use antibacterial gel all day and my hands get incredibly dry so something like a hot hand mask is a miracle product. 
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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Introducing Pep-Start by Clinique



I love a new release and you can always count on Clinique to pull a pretty cool launch out the bag. I'd seen the buzz around the new project thanks to their campaign featuring Em Sheldon and Lydia Millen which you can watch here, so I couldn't wait to get to Boots Southampton with the lovely Hannah to see exactly what this product was about.
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Sunday, 7 February 2016

My Top Five MAC Lipsticks



I'm a lipstick hoarder, I hold my hands up completely so I thought I'd delve into my collection of MAC Cosmetic lipsticks to show you my five favourite shades, the five I'd rush out and buy again if I ever broke, lost or finished one. I've got a nude, a pink, two different reds and my fail safe dark lippy and I'd say these were a pretty good starting point if you're looking into MAC for the first time.
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Saturday, 6 February 2016

My Five YouTube Favourites



I've been watching YouTube for a number of years now be it for beauty tips, music videos or James Corden's Carpool Karaoke and my subscription box is full of vlogging lovelies. My guilty pleasure is sitting on my own for a few hours, binge watching what other people do in their day to day lives, seeing what they get up to, what make up they're using and more so I thought I'd show you who I keep going back to watch again and again...
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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Valentine's & Mother's Day Lush Haul



I love this time of year at Lush Cosmetics, right after the big sale comes Valentines, Mother's Day and Easter, new limited edition bath bombs, shower gels and soaps! I ventured to my local Lush to see what they had in stock and picked up some more bombs as per. I didn't go mad as I'm going to a bloggers event there next week so I'm saving myself for that and my basket of lushy goodness I keep at home is already overflowing.
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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Neighbourhood



I love finding somewhere new and exciting to eat and with lots of new places opening up in Guildhall Square in Southampton, the foodie in me is pretty happy. Last week I visited Neighbourhood, a beer and food shop specialising in bringing fresh food and great beer to the city. Something I can definitely get on board with.
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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Skincare Must Haves for 2016



I discovered some staple skincare pieces from some of the brands above last year so I thought I'd tell you about what was staying with me in 2016. I'm not going to lie, two odd years ago before this blog, my skincare routine was some make up wipes, an exfoliator and some moisturiser if I could be bothered, now I can't move for skincare products and my face is well and truly thanking me for it. I stupidly forgot to include my moisturisers in the photos but I'm using Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, which I LOVE and the Antipodes Avocado Pear night cream at the moment. Both I would run out and buy again.
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Monday, 1 February 2016

January 2016 in Instagram


1. January started off with celebratory Nandos and cocktails with the blogging girls for my birthday. They surprised me with the most incredible present and in July I'm going to be a penguin keeper!
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