Thursday 27 October 2016

The Perfect Night In

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If there is one thing I like doing as the evenings get colder, it's getting cosy and watching films with the mister. We're both fans of streaming movies or tv boxsets and have subscriptions to Netflix and Now TV to make it easier for us to do so. 

Wednesday 26 October 2016

Autumn Home Refresh

If there is one thing I love doing with each passing season, it's giving our home a quick refresh. I'm a huge Homesense fan because they stock a wide variety of one off pieces that give your home a sense of uniqueness so it's always my first place to shop. When it comes to Autumn, my top priority is making our home as cosy as possible with lots of blankets, throws and of course candles. Pinterest is the perfect place to browse inspiration and that's exactly what I did before I went off to my local mega store in Southampton.

Tuesday 25 October 2016

The Essentials Palette by Clarins

Christmas is fast approaching and with that comes this years beauty offering from Clarins. Every year, Clarins release a new Christmas eye palette full of wearable shades for the season ahead and I have the 2016 version to show you today. This is the fourth essentials palette from Clarins with a mix of mineral based, neutral tones that can be used wet or dry. This is the first palette I've tried from Clarins and when I unboxed it on my Snapchat my first impressions were not great but since I've had the chance to read more about it my opinion has changed.

Sunday 23 October 2016

Pinterest Inspired Painted Pumpkins

With just eight days to go until Halloween and everything frightful I thought I'd share what I've been doing with my pumpkins this year. As you may have seen, I went to a pumpkin patch with friends recently to pick up various sized pumpkins to paint after seeing some beautifully designed ones on Pinterest. I'm so happy with the results and that they're not an absolute fail that I'm showing you exactly what to use so you can have a go yourself at home.

Saturday 22 October 2016

Pumpkin Patch Fun

In my Autumn Bucket List post I said about how I really wanted to visit a pumpkin patch as I'd never been to one before and last weekend I finally did. I've been hunting for a local one in Southampton and it turns out there's one just ten minutes up the road so on a gloriously sunny, Sunday morning, that is exactly where we went.

Friday 21 October 2016

The Ultimate Basics by Urban Decay

You should all know my love of Urban Decay Cosmetics by now so you can imagine the happy tears when the Naked Ultimate Basics (RRP £38.50) dropped this month. This is the palette we've all been waiting for, twelve beautiful shades set in the most stunning, rose gold packaging. If you already have the Naked Basics 1 and 2 and think you don't need this then you're mistaken. It really is the ultimate basics and it deserves pride of place on every beauty addicts dresser.

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil

Dermalogica have been very present in my skincare routine this year and I couldn't wait to add their newest product to the mix. The Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil is their breakthrough treatment for giving skin the ultimate luminosity. It aims to strengthen and restore a natural barrier to skin while also smoothing visible lines and leaving a dewy finish.

Sunday 16 October 2016

A Day at the Farfetch Retreat

A couple of weeks ago, I caught a very early coach up to London for a day of fashion, food and pampering with Farfetch. There was a group of fifteen bloggers including myself and some fabulous girls representing Farfetch who met us at Victoria Station before we were transported to sunny Berkshire. Debs, Eleasha, Josie, Laura, Lolita and I found ourselves at the back of our coach to Berkshire in what we dubbed the penthouse thanks to its leather seats, table, surround sound and kitchen facilities. Read on for more...

Saturday 15 October 2016

My Perfect Single Eyeshadow Shade

It's not often you'll find me buying single pan eye shadows, I'm more of a palette kinda girl but when I hit pan on a shade very similar to this in my Vice 3, I needed to find a replacement and I needed to find it quick. I headed to the Urban Decay store in Brent Cross Shopping Centre a few months back and finally found the one, Bust.

Friday 14 October 2016

The Stress Free Hair Removal Tool

I've always been a shaving fan, it's quick, easy and faff free but when Philips contacted me about some of their top gifts for Christmas I thought now was as good a time as any to try something new. Arran and I have been trialling two of their shaving tools for the last month and today we're both sharing what we think on our blogs so make sure you have a nose at his review which I'll link at the end of this post.

Wednesday 12 October 2016

My Autumn Bucket List

Autumn is my favourite season and in the spirit of falling leaves, pumpkins and hot chocolate, I thought I'd create an Autumn Bucket List full of somethings I want to do over the next couple of months with my friends and family. Autumn seems to of quickly become the most popular time of year with bloggers and I've seen some fab posts on Instagram already so I'm going to document everything I get up to on my Instagram and I can't wait to tick everything off my list. I'm planning on doing a round up post when I've done everything too...


Tuesday 11 October 2016

Bloggers Blog Awards OOTD

So after the fabulous weekend that was the Bloggers Blog Awards, I'm now curled up in my pyjamas and reflecting on the weekend. I'm so grateful to everyone that voted for me and I'm so proud that my little blog was shortlisted for Best Beauty. I had a fabulous weekend, although very busy!


Sunday 9 October 2016

Blogging Stationery with Dot Creates

I'm forever buying cute stationery to help keep me motivated while blogging with Paperchase being the main place I will head to but recently some fab businesses have been popping up on Twitter with their own online shops and Etsy accounts, one of which is Dot Creates. Dot Creates is an online shop for quirky stationery, gifts and phone case and I had a haul land of my doormat recently.

Saturday 8 October 2016

10 Things That Happen When You Get Engaged

I thought as I wouldn't be sharing any wedding posts for a while as our planning is currently on halt, I'd share something a little different. Having now been engaged for four months, I knew this would be perfect. We've basked in the hazy, just got engaged period, we've held our engagement party with our nearest and dearest and I have a stack of wedding magazines in our room so I feel pretty equipped to write this now. We're also viewing our wedding venue today so it felt pretty apt!

Friday 7 October 2016

Thomas Sabo #LoveCoins

A couple of weeks ago, Thomas Sabo invited Sotonbloggers to come down to their new store in West Quay, Southampton and find out more about their collections. The event was scheduled to start for 11am where we were invited for a private shopping experience and a bloggers breakfast. We were greeted by Francesca and her fabulous team at Thomas Sabo with fresh pastries, fruit, sandwiches, smoothies and prosecco. The amount of effort that went into the Bloggers Breakfast alone was incredible and that was before we had our first talk of the morning.

Thursday 6 October 2016

Five Favourite Lip Shades for Autumn

The blogging world is full of Autumn lip posts but thanks to everyone not having the same tastes, they're all different. I've noticed with my own posts that the brands and shades I use have changed so much over the years and that is why I always write a post like this. I find them fun to read and I get to see what others are using as I always find a new shade to try myself. I have five different shades in my Autumn lip run down this year, one of which is a repeat offender.

Wednesday 5 October 2016

The Ultimate at Home Spa

If you read my previous post on The Good Spa Guide then you would already know about the Spa Beauty chats that had been taking place on Twitter and a couple of weeks ago saw the second one take place with the lovely guys at The Good Spa Guide.

Monday 3 October 2016

In My Mailbox

Seeing as last month's In My Mailbox went down so well I thought I'd do another one. I really love watching unboxings on Snapchat and Youtube and seeing as I don't have a channel, I'm giving you a blog post instead. I do unbox all my parcels on Snapchat (Alicea89) so make sure you're following me there too. This isn't me showing off, I want this to be more like a quick, informative post so please do let me know your thoughts in the comments. I've received everything in this post the last couple of weeks so stay put and grab a cuppa...

Sunday 2 October 2016

Little Barn Apothecary Skincare

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I love trying out new skincare and one brand I've been reaching for a lot recently is Little Barn Apothecary which is available through Audreystyle. Little Barn Apothecary was founded in 2015 and the creators aim was to have a line of skincare that was made with simple formulations with unique aromas, natural exfoliants and luxury textures for skin. All the ingredients they use are organic and they're each made in small batches by hand, they're also cruelty free so fab for bunnies and our skin!
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