Sunday, 22 September 2019

Latest in Beauty Autumn 2019 Beauty Heroes

We are just one day away from Autumn and you know what that means? It's time for a beauty refresh! Latest in Beauty have given us a little hand thanks to their all new Autumn 2019 Beauty Heroes box that features twelve new season essentials to help us ease ourselves into the new season.

The box features products from Image Skincare, Tangle Teezer and OhhK! and with a collective value of over £135, the retail price of £26 is a bloody steal!

Strap in people because you're gonna want to add this to your online cart quicker than you can say Autumn.

Friday, 20 September 2019

Latest in Beauty & The Sainsburys Beauty Awards 2019 Box

Latest in Beauty are smashing beauty boxes out of the park at the moment and hot on the tail of the Grazia Best of Beauty Edit comes a special collaboration with Sainsbury's. For the first time ever, LIB have partnered with Sainsbury's for their 2019 Beauty Awards. The box worth £90 features 14 award nominated products including nine full size products. 

The best bit? The Sainsbury's Beauty Awards Box can be yours for £25! 

I've managed to get my beauty loving hands on one of the boxes so I'm going to show you through the products and tell you which ones I'm most looking forward to trying.

You can also vote in the awards now for your favourite product here - Voting.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Foodie Fortnight is back in Southampton

I've spoken about how incredible Southampton is for food a number of times. We have some of the best independents around, some brilliant well known brands and a fab coffee scene and Foodie Fortnight is a great way to experience more of what the city has on offer. 

Foodie Fortnight is taking place from 23rd September through to the 6th October and it's really easy to take part! Just head to the website, pick the deal that interests you the most, book at the restaurant then sit back and enjoy your meal. 

See... easy! 

Monday, 16 September 2019

God's House Tower Southampton

Southampton is awash with history and one thing I always say when walking around our beautiful city is to always look up because there is always something to discover. I've lived in the city most of my life and even I find new and interesting things when out and about which was how we stumbled across the secret opening of God's House Tower, the new arts and heritage venue in Southampton. 

The 13th century gatehouse once housed the Museum of Archaeology somewhere I visited on a school trip twenty years ago. It's the one and only time I had ever been inside so when news circulated that A Space Arts would be refurbishing the site over seven years I couldn't wait to see the end result.

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Southampton Boat Show 2019

The Southampton International Boat Show, sponsored by Borrow a Boat is back for its 51st year at Mayflower Park, Southampton and it's the perfect place to discover the latest, accessible and flexible ways to enjoy boating! The event is taking place from 13th - 22nd September during the hours of 9.30am - 6.30pm. There's a range of packages available and you can purchase tickets direct from the Southampton Boat Show website including any hospitality packages too. 

We were invited by Marine Superstore, the leading yacht and boat chandlers based in Portsmouth. 

Friday, 13 September 2019

New In Beauty - Hair Edition

I'm a bit obsessed with hair products, I've always quite liked my hair so if there is anything new that will help me make it look more fabulous then I am there with open arms. Sprays, masks, dry shampoos, oils, you name it and I would've most likely tried it. Which is why I've collected a handful of new hair products that I've been trying out recently and popped them in this post so you can see what's new and what's worth picking up next time you need a little hair refresh.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Bills Southampton & their fresh new look

Bill's Restaurants is the kinda place you just know you can rely on for good food, brilliant service and a great atmosphere and so with their oh so beautiful refurbishment complete that's exactly where we headed recently. Bill's Southampton is situated within West Quay's newest development filled with fabulous eateries and views of the old walls that once protected Southampton. They have a beautiful outside eating area as well as plenty of room inside so you can enjoy breakfast, brunch or a leisurely dinner with friends. Arran and I were invited in recently with Joshua on a Saturday evening while we were having a staycation in the city and had the best time. 

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Ottoman Kitchen - Turkish Cuisine in Southampton

Southampton is awash with restaurants and eateries but we haven't had anything quite like Ottoman Kitchen for some time. I've really tried to rack my brains and I can't seem to think of a Turkish restaurant in Southampton where you can book a table, enjoy drinks and spend an evening marveling at the decor and of course enjoying the delicious food. My Mum and I were invited to review Ottoman Kitchen last weekend for lunch to experience it for ourselves and we had such an enjoyable time. 

Ottoman Kitchen sits within the old Woolwich Building Society on the highstreet, a Grade II listed building which dates back to 1866, it's a really beautiful building and one I've always wanted to go inside but it has stood empty for the last ten years. As you step inside you're met with flushes of blue, beautiful pictures of Turkey, high ceilings and the most beautiful chandeliers.

Friday, 6 September 2019

Is Remote Working a Saviour for Parents?

More and more people are working from home instead of heading to a regular office each day. There are many reasons for this, but is it something that can help parents? Can you take on your parenting responsibilities while also working from home at the same time? Those questions are tough and not easy to answer but it's something more and more of us are facing. 

It's becoming much more common so we need to try and bust some myths and look at the positives.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Topshop Beauty is now at Very!

With the changing seasons it's not just our wardrobes that get an Autumnal overhaul, our makeup does too! Switching up my fragrance and go to makeup products is something I do with each season. Think bright oranges, soft bronzers and gorgeous highlight for Summer and dusty browns, muted rose pinks and golds for Autumn. I've been arranging my makeup stash this week to inject some new shades ahead of the equinox in a few weeks and Topshop Beauty have pulled out some bangers! 

The best bit? Topshop Beauty has recently launched at Very which means getting your beauty fix is even easier. There's a huge range available from subtle highlights, stunning eyeshadows and the softest lip crayons to long wear foundation and the fixing mist you are going to want to get your hands on. 

Monday, 2 September 2019

Planning Your Next Milestone Birthday Party

As children our birthday parties are planned for us, something I'm currently in the process of doing for Joshua's second birthday. And they're fun right? We then hit adulthood and that kinda changes so what can we do about it?

Plan our own and that's where the fun starts! I'm hitting the big 3-0 at the end of the year and my best friend has taken up the reins while giving me the say so on everything and that's great because we get to invite who we like, not who we should and we get to choose the venue, cake and everything in-between!

Glossier Lash Lick - The mascara I've been waiting for

One of my all time favourite mascaras was the Seventeen Falsifeye HD Mascara which retailed around the £7 mark and was unfortunately discontinued a year or so ago. The reason I loved the mascara so much was because the wand separated every single lash perfectly, the formula didn't flake or smudge and it would last all day.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Alder Hey Children's Hospital & Daniel's Story

*This is a paid partnership with Alder Hey*

I'd like to think many of us are aware of the important work Alder Hey carries out. Every year Alder Hey cares for over 275,000 patients and their families. To increase funding and give back, the charity have recently set up a running club, designed to support individuals who wish to undertake sporting events on behalf of the charity.

To give you a little insight into the work they do, I'm sharing Daniel's story with you.
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