Friday, 20 July 2018

Glow Bright with Pixi Glow-y Gossamer Duo



If there's one thing I strive for daily, it's a fabulous glow thanks to one of my many trusty highlighters but recently I've been falling a little out of the love with then norm and a sudden urge to find something new. It was as if the Pixi fairy gods heard and before I knew it, the Pixi Glow-y Gossamer Duo landed and I was set to glow bright for ever more. There are two duo compacts available from Pixi and you're probably gonna need both because they're bloody beautiful! 
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Thursday, 19 July 2018

Feed My Lips with Aveda



When it comes to lipstick, you guys know I like a bold lip so when Aveda introduced their Feed My Lips collection my ears pricked up. I've used Aveda haircare for a few years but I didn't know they also sold makeup so a whole new world of products have been opened up to me and let's just say, the bank account groaned a little. 

Aveda's new long wear, nourishing lip collection is designed to compliment your hair colour and features 23 show stopping shades that you'll want to fall in love with. The naturally derived, cruelty free and plant infused lip treatments are housed in post consumer recycled packaging using materials sources from certified woodland. One of the many reasons I love Aveda. 
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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Urban Decay Born to Run



If there's one thing that gets me hot under the collar, it's a new palette from Urban Decay and when Born to Run fell into my mitts, I did a little squeal. The Born to Run collection is available nationwide and features everything you need when you're on the run from a 21 pan makeup palette to lipsticks and setting spray. It's a collection I never knew I needed and now I'm frantically trying to justify buying all three of the lipsticks, especially shade 66.
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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Simple Home Styling with Desenio


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Making a house a home can take love, care, attention and especially some time. I'm very much the interior queen in our home, I have a soft spot for candles, lanterns and storage baskets much to Arran's annoyance but one thing we haven't quite found our way with is wall art and prints. We have a couple we love, a canvas of us on the night of our engagement party and of course snaps of Joshua but we haven't quite found our style throughout the rest of our home until now thanks to discovering Desenio.
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Monday, 16 July 2018

Baby Spake is Nine Months Old



Another month has passed and with that, Joshua is creeping even closer to turning the big O N E! I am definitely not ready but we have already put an order in for his cake with our favourite baker and I've started a secret Pinterest board to create the perfect first birthday for our little squidge. How Joshua has been here an entire nine months now, I don't know. This time last year I was waddling around with my big ol' bump and lazing around in front of fans. Time has gone oh so fast. 
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Sunday, 15 July 2018

Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas

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Cruising has changed massively the last few years, what was once the ideal holiday for older generations has fast become an option for all ages and to keep up with the demand ships are getting bigger, better and more magnificent. Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas has recently come back from an incredible refit so I grabbed my pass and hopped onboard to discover the 154 tonne cruise ship while she was docked in Southampton. We had glorious weather, clear blue skies and temperatures pushing the thirties it was as if we were already on holiday. It was just a shame we had to get off. 
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Saturday, 14 July 2018

A South East Delight by Jane Devonshire



Last week, I spent an evening with a group of fabulous bloggers, Marks & Spencer and 2016 Masterchef winner, Jane Devonshire. Over a delicious spread of speciality cheeses, sweet chutney, summer delights and of course Percy Pigs we talked food, food and more food. Hampshire based chef, Jane Devonshire has come up with the M&S Best Ever South East Burger using ingredients from Marks & Spencer so I headed into store to pick up everything I'd need to recreate the burger at home in time for the football last weekend. 
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Friday, 13 July 2018

The Pork Lovers Tour 2018


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Over the next coming weeks, up and down the United Kingdom you might spot something big, something pink and something to satisfy the foodie in you! The Pork Lovers Tour has arrived in the UK for the largest travelling promotion of Spanish pork, something I am a huge fan of after my many years of living in Spain.

You just can't beat Chorizo.
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Sunday, 8 July 2018

8 Reasons to visit The Mulberry Bush Nursery


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We're coming up to the time that nurseries are a main topic of conversation and after our visit to The Mulberry Nursery last month it felt like a good time to look back over all the information from the day and reasons as to why we really do love it so much. 

The Mulberry Bush Nursery recently held their latest open day at their Bitterne Park home and with the nursery now complete, it was the perfect time to head back and take a look around. The Mulberry Bush Nurseries first opened in 2013, located in Locks Heath between Southampton and Portsmouth, started by husband and wife team, Oliver and Rachael with their most recent nursery opening in Bitterne Park offering premium daycare for babies, toddlers and young children.
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Friday, 6 July 2018

Come onboard Holland America Line Zuiderdam


Hi, my name is Alice and I love cruise ships! You know those weird and wonderful facts you discover about people? Well that is one of mine and in the last few months I've been getting to live my happy cruise ship obsessed life by hopping on to a number of cruise ships to explore. A few weeks ago, I was invited to experience Holland America Line and one of their ships, MS Zuiderdam which is a Vista Class cruise ship and like nothing I've ever seen before. 
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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Celebrate the Summer



Summer is officially here and for once, we have the weather to go with it. This year is our first summer with Joshua so making sure we had everything we needed in the garden was pretty high on my priority list. A paddling pool was essential but I couldn't resist everything else to go with it to make the perfect baby play area for our little squidge. There were two lifestyle and homeware companies I headed to first, Hema and Amara. I've shopped with both for the last year or so and I adore their products.
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Monday, 2 July 2018

HarBAR on 6th, The only roof terrace you need in Southampton



Ocean Village has had quite a bit of a make over in recent years with various apartments being built but not a lot else. You're really limited for choice for food and sometimes bar options so the Southampton Harbour Hotel was a fabulous new addition to the area when it opened in 2017. With summer officially here, HarBAR on 6th held a Summer Terrace launch to really see in the warmer months and for once, the weather played ball. 
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Sunday, 1 July 2018

June 2018 in Instagram


It seems 2018 is whizzing by and now we're on round up number six of the year! As I've said before my Instagram round ups are my least popular posts and they don't get many views at all but I love them and having a record of what I shared each month. So with that in mind, I'm going to continue sharing them, mostly for me. If you ever want to have a nose at some more then I've added an Instagram Round Up tab to the categories above. Now for June 2018...
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