Friday, 27 August 2021

The NEW Clarins Supra Lift & Curl Mascara

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At the end of July, Clarins released a twist on their much loved Supra mascara and having used it for the last month I thought it was high time I gave you the lowdown!

If you've been around these parts for a while, you'll know I've used Clarins Supra for years - it is one of my go-to mascaras and never lets me down so I was intrigued by the Supra Lift & Curl which is a totally new innovation from the French skincare brand.

Shall we take a closer look?
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Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Suffering from Post-Partum hair loss? You need to try the Invati Advanced™ Collection from Aveda

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As soon as you've got used to all that luscious hair during your pregnancy, it starts to fall out in clumps and I mean CLUMPS! I suffered the worst post-partum hair loss with our son so I am more than prepared to have the same thing happen again this time. Thankfully I'm already prepared with the products I used after my first experience of it so it was about time I let you in on a little secret on how I tackled post-partum hair loss.

Aveda as a brand has been a go-to of mine for years, from their haircare and skincare to their makeup - it has been rare that I've found any product misses so it was inevitable that it would be Aveda to come to the rescue of my hair woes.
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Monday, 23 August 2021

Latest in Beauty & Fabulous // The Beauty Heroes Active Ingredients Box

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It's time for another Latest in Beauty collection box and for the first time ever, you'll be able to pick up the Fabulous Active Ingredients Edit. The must-have collection is packed with an abundance of full-size products that will make a serious difference to your beauty routine. Inside, you'll find active formulas that include key ingredients like vitamin A, B & C, salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid and more - it's an absolute treat of a beauty edit! 

With the edit worth £160, you can also explore the very best expertly crafted formulas from brands like Alpha-H and AMELIORATE with potent products that genuinely work hard to transform your skin. PLUS, skincare meets haircare with a brand new launch trio from Charles Worthington that will truly improve the overall health of your hair.

The limited collection will retail at £36.00 and you'll also get 15% if you're a LiB Pro member.

You're not going to want to miss this one...
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Sunday, 22 August 2021

Pixi Pretties - The NEW collection for 2021

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The time has come for another Pixi Pretties collection and I think this is the one that has totally divided me! Over the years, Pixi has teamed up with some much-loved influencers to release the Pixi Pretties Collections and the latest instalment features four gorgeous makeup palettes. 

Created by Denise, Louise Roe, Promise and Tina Yong have helped co-create each of the palettes alongside Pixi's very own Petra and I can guarantee you're gonna love at least one of them. The must-have collection is available to buy now and here is what you can choose from...
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Friday, 20 August 2021

Five Brands NEW on my beauty shelves

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It's been a while since I shared a round-up on some brands and products I've been trying out so I've put together this handy post to dive in with what's been new on my beauty shelves. As I'm coming towards the end of my pregnancy I've been at home more so it has given me the chance to really go through what I'm using on my skin, swap out some products for some new releases and of course, give everything in this post a test run before I give you the lowdown.

I have skincare and haircare pieces to show you all of which are available to order online now or grab in-stores. 

Let me know if you spot anything you've had your eye on!
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Monday, 16 August 2021

Need to soothe tired, pregnant feet? You need these four products from Lush Cosmetics

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Pregnancy can be hard on the entire body but I've found with both pregnancies, it is my feet that take the brunt of it, especially towards the end. Thankfully, my feet haven't swollen like they did last time but they've still needed a little rest and recuperation in the evenings and this is where some oh so fabulous products from Lush Cosmetics have really helped. 

There have been four products that have been my go-to and I really would recommend them to any pregnant person if you need to give your tootsies a break. 

It's the perfect excuse to lay back, have a pamper and put your feet up!
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Friday, 13 August 2021

BITE Beauty finally arrives in the UK!

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Yes... You heard it right, BITE Beauty has finally landed on our shores and I couldn't be any more excited! Just a few weeks ago, ahead of the launch I had an all-important parcel arrive featuring some of their best selling products so I've been getting stuck in and finally experiencing the brand for myself and boy have I been impressed. 

If you're new to BITE, just like I was - lemme give you a quick background...

The brand began after a need for clean beauty that performs to their (and your) high standards. With bold, look-at-me colour and skin-loving ingredients, BITE Beauty is all about making you look and feel good with no settling necessary. Along with creating inclusive shade ranges, BITE is committed to developing formulas with super-satisfying sensorial experiences that boldly feed your senses through colour, flavour, and texture. It's quite a fascinating brand and I've really enjoyed getting to know the products. 
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Wednesday, 11 August 2021

Five Products from Nourish London you should try

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I've dipped in and out of Nourish London over the years but in recent months and with my skin changing during my pregnancy I paid them a little more attention and well... I should've done it years ago! If you're new to the brand, Nourish London is a British organic skincare company offering scientifically developed, highly effective, organic, vegan & cruelty-free skincare powered by ingredients from nature.

Created by Dr Pauline Hili, a renowned expert in organic skincare with over 30 years of experience, Nourish London are fuelled by a passion for innovation, they combine the highest quality natural ingredients with advanced scientific bio-actives to create award-winning organic skincare for beautiful, healthy skin. All of their naturally active products are creatively conceived and made with love at their own factory in London using only the purest, highest quality, cruelty-free ingredients at their optimum levels ensuring they care for your skin as well as for the planet.
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Sunday, 8 August 2021

Two NEW products you need to add to your beauty stash from Typology

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Oh hello new products from Typology! There have been a lot of new releases recently and I thought I'd pop the two latest products that have landed into my hands into this post and explain a little more about them - especially as they've fitted into my routine quite flawlessly. 

Plus, anything from Typology and I'm there, as you'll know I've spoken about Typology a few times on here and it's a brand I really enjoy using.

Created by Ning Li, the founder of MADE.com, Typology is completely clean, genderless and 100% digital. The Paris-based skincare brand was founded with a mission to promote critical thinking in the personal care arena, intending to break the rules and demystify the complex industry. It's completely stripped back to basics in terms of ingredients and packaging allowing them to design and produce concentrated, natural products that are active, effective and sustainable without a bit of faff in sight.

It's just really great, faff free skincare and I adore it.
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Wednesday, 4 August 2021

My go-to routine for a blissful slumber

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When it comes to sleep, I've had to work quite hard to find the perfect routine for me especially since having children. At the beginning of the year, sleep evaded me due to my current pregnancy but after looking at ways I could encourage it I feel as though I'm finally coming out the other side. 

I think at times we can really underestimate how much our bodies need to rest and recuperate so implementing little ways to encourage this was exactly what I needed to enhance my physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. 

As a pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, Boots was where I started on my 'get to sleep' journey so I've put together my routine within this handy blog post on what helps me to rebalance and refocus for a blissful slumber.
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Monday, 2 August 2021

Five Happy Things // July


I feel as though we barely touched on July - it absolutely flew by and here we are in another new month already, even closer to baby and our lives changing. We're very much in a weird lockdown but not lockdown limbo at the moment - as I'm in the later stages of pregnancy and unvaccinated it's a bit riskier for me as cases rise so we're still only dipping our toes in. If we've been out we've stayed as far away from people as we can and we're still wearing masks and being careful. 

To be honest, the mask thing will probably stick with us for some time especially on public transport. It's a shame it's viewed the way it is in western society when it's a sign of respect when ill in eastern society - anyway... that's a conversation for another day! 

We're still making the most of our smalls wins. little memories and happy moments where we can - they don't have to be a huge, momentous thing, they can be just about anything - be it a chocolate bar you treated yourself to or a long walk listening to an audiobook.

So here are five handpicked happy things from our July...
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Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Award-winning skincare for your baby from Weleda

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Deciding on what baby skincare products to use can be a bit of a minefield especially if once baby is here, their skin is super sensitive and reacts easily. We've used a few different brands over the years with our son and tend to stick to Mustela, Aveeno and Weleda for him now he's older so going back to Weleda Baby made sense for our newest addition to the family. 

The 100% certified natural baby ranges have been comprehensively designed to work with all types of babies' skin from normal through to hypersensitive. Each product has been researched by their team of midwives and pharmacists to help support the development of healthy skin - especially as Babies' skin is five times thinner than adult skin and frequently changes according to the environment, developmental stage and health.
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Sunday, 25 July 2021

Latest in Beauty Style Summer Essentials Edit

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The hotly anticipated Style Summer Essentials Edit has landed at Latest in Beauty and you are gonna have to be quick to snap this beauty up! It sold out in just six days last time and with Fenty, MAC Cosmetics, Aveda, and many more brands included it's gonna be a sure-fire hit with beauty fans.

It's bigger, brighter, and bolder than ever before and FULL of 14 beauty-team-approved products as well as a LiB best-kept secret in the form of a spicy and sultry scent from Ted Baker. The box is worth £265 and is the ultimate edit, with some really incredible products that'll deliver amazing results.

The limited collection will retail at £48.00 and you'll also get 15% if you're a LiB Pro member.

You're not going to want to miss this one...
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Friday, 23 July 2021

L'Occitane's Essence of Summer with 4 NEW Verbena limited edition collections

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As Summer rolls around it means it is time to get ready for some tantalising limited edition collections from L'Occitane and they have pulled it out of the bag this year! One of my favourite collections from the French skincare brand is Verbena so I love it when they add a little twist to it. 

If you're unfamiliar with Verbena, it is a citrus green and woody scent - beautifully soothing yet surprisingly energising. Historically, Verbena was found in the south of France but over time hotter countries like Morocco began cultivating it and it died out in Provence. It was L'Occitane's wish to replant and restore the verbena tradition in the region and so Philippe and Magalie Mary, their trusted partners, welcomed the idea and started to cultivate the lemon-scented plant in Jouques (Provence), in a natural green oasis, a sheltered land between the mountains and protected by the Natura 2000 European label.

This season, the brand has created four limited edition ranges of refreshing Verbena textures and scents to explore and so I'm going to show you Verbena Citrus.
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Monday, 19 July 2021

The CEW 2021 Beauty Awards // Latest in Beauty

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Who's ready for another beauty box from Latest in Beauty? The CEW 2021 Beauty Awards Edit is celebrating excellence and product innovation within the beauty industry and this exclusive edit is a fab way for you to get to grips with the products too. 

CEW is the biggest professional membership organisation for the Beauty Industry in the UK, with over 1000 members from brands and retailers to manufacturers and influencers. Each year they gather together and vote on the best new beauty launches across thirty-three categories and this year is the 16th anniversary of doing just that. 

The edit gives us a sneak peek at what will be showcased and in September the winners will be announced plus you get to pick nine products to curate your box to exactly your specifications. 

Let me show you mine...
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Sunday, 18 July 2021

Introducing Skin Academy Zero The 100% Natural & Sustainable Skincare Range now available at Feel Unique

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With Feel Unique being the go-to for all things beauty, it was great to see another skincare brand launching with them recently. Skin Academy Zero is a 100% natural and sustainable skincare range that encourages you to have a positive impact on both your skin and the environment. The range includes simplified ingredients, gentle botanical formulas and sustainable packaging putting your skin and our planet first. 

Skin Academy ZERO prides itself on being a small family owned British brand created and manufactured in the UK. All the formulas are SGS-Certified as 100% natural and designed to care for all skin types using plant based ingredients. 

Also, in celebration of their launch with Feel Unique the skincare brand have collaborated with Ecologi, a global environmental organisation and so for every ZERO product sold on Feel Unique, a tree will be planted - amazing right?!
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Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Three facial sunscreens worth your time

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Finding the most suitable facial sunscreen has taken me years and boy have most of the products available now come on in leaps and bounds! Even just a few years ago I found facial sunscreens heavy, gloopy and oily making them terrible to wear under makeup but with brands such as SOS Serum, Institut Esthederm, Bioderma and YSL leading the way with lighter yet effective sunscreens I don't have that problem as much any more. 

I spoke about SOS Serum SPF 50 earlier in the week but for this post, I wanted to focus on three other sunscreens I have on rotation. I use each of them as much as the next depending on my mood, the foundation I'm wearing that day or if I'm makeup free.

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Sunday, 11 July 2021

Five Skincare products I can't stop reaching for

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In the last year, skincare has quickly become the thing I've been most excited about. I think with lockdown meaning we were at home so much I had the time to really nail my skincare routine and test the products that would land in my hands. I've had to switch it up, even more, this year due to my current pregnancy but it has meant I've had time to put together this post and show you some of my faves, the products that I wouldn't be without right now. 

So.... Here are five skincare products I can't stop reaching for...
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Friday, 9 July 2021

Five Happy Things // June Edition


It feels weird to still be in this strange Lockdown limbo again - a little part of me did think it may all be over by December and how wrong was I? Now we're tentatively making our way towards indoor dining, soft plays, and seeing more people I'm feeling a little overwhelmed while also trying not to get my hopes up just in case it all goes wrong again. The ups and downs of lockdown eh?

One thing I think we can all agree on is that the last year has taught us a lot. For us, it was to value the small things, make memories where we can, and make the most of family and friends. Happy moments don't have to be a huge, momentous thing, they can be just about anything - be it a chocolate bar you treated yourself to or a long walk listening to an audiobook.

I've really been trying to do this myself recently and so in the spirit of just that I'm sharing five happy things that brightened our spirits in June. 

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Monday, 5 July 2021

God's House Tower is re-opening 9th July & this is why you must visit!


It felt as though as soon as God's House Tower opened for the first time in September 2019, it was closed again due to the pandemic but here we are, all those months later and it is about to re-open to the public on 9th July!

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 and this wonderful place is no different. God's House Tower is an art and heritage venue in Southampton set within a 13th-century gatehouse, found on Winkle Street as part of the Old Town. It's somewhere I've walked around many times as it's such a beautiful part of the city and there's just so much to discover. 
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Sunday, 4 July 2021

Princess Cruises to launch 2023 UK and Europe programme earlier than ever


Princess Cruises revealed last week that its UK and Europe season will go on sale earlier than ever before, with itineraries sailing from the Mediterranean and the British Isles, to Scandinavia and Russia, Iceland and Norway. You can expect all 177 departures to go on sale in just two weeks from July 16 2021.

The programme will include 67 unique itineraries, ranging in length from seven to 33 nights. Five MedallionClass ships - Enchanted Princess, Sky Princess, Regal Princess, Emerald Princess and Island Princess will all sail to 116 destinations in 32 countries.
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Friday, 2 July 2021

Easy ways to get your kids to eat more fruit & veg with the Ninja 2-in-1 Blender

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There's a lot of talk around children and food, even before you have that little one in your arms - there's the question of how you'll feed them once they arrive then before you know it, it's time to wean and that is when it gets really fun. We had a relatively easy weaning journey and that has continued but I always love to find new and inventive ways to make sure our son is getting enough fruit and veg in his system. 

Be it with snack plates, funny ice cube trays, soups and our favourite, smoothies. 

We love a versatile kitchen appliance and the Ninja 2-in-1 Blender available from Very UK is a dream to use. 
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Wednesday, 30 June 2021

#WeAreAllies & What You Need to Know

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For the first time, a ground-breaking initiative has been formed by beauty competitors such as Biossance, Caudalie, Herbivore and Youth to the People along with Ren Skincare to commit to producing only planet-friendly packaging by 2025. 

The Zero Waste Pledge as taken from the Ren Skincare website comments on how advertising the competition doesn't make a lot of sense in traditional business but with the current environmental crisis nearing its peak things need to change and be done differently. They're now asking you and me as consumers to consider buying products which also aim to be cleaner for the planet.
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Friday, 25 June 2021

Natural Baby Spa // Frugi & Tiddley Pom

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In May, Tiddley Pom Baby Spa, sister brand to Aromatherapy Shed and Frugi, the UK’s leading sustainable kidswear brand announced their exciting collaboration on an ethically sourced, sustainable, and organic skincare range. 

The collection is available to purchase from the Frugi website and features four gorgeous kits perfect for mums-to-be and new mums looking for a chemical-free, natural skincare remedy. Each of the products includes an infusion of organic English Lavender, Chamomile Oils, Shea and Coconut Butters making it ideal for the skin. 
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Monday, 21 June 2021

Ole Henriksen Balance It All 3-Step Skin Kit

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With Ole Henrikson now easily available in Boots, grabbing my favourite products has been a doddle. If you're not familiar with the brand, Ole Henrikson is a cosmetician and skincare guru with more than 40 years of experience in the skincare industry. He believes great skin begins with a positive outlook - an effervescent optimism and zest for life that allows you to glow from the inside out.

His Scandinavian heritage and colourful nature led him to design a simple, joyful, yet powerful approach to the skincare you see and many of us love today.

The Ole Henrikson skincare collection is built on a product philosophy of exfoliate, treat and soothe, which originated in Ole's Beverly Hills spa, to bring incredible, transformative results to clients all over the world. Each product in the line, from easy daily regimens to professional-strength system, combines efficacious powerful actives, natural botanicals and essential fatty acids and so today I wanted to show you the Balance It All 3-Step Skin Kit.
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Friday, 18 June 2021

Two NEW IN Products from Temple Spa

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I don't know about you but, this staying home lark has enabled me to really get in tune with my skin, wear less makeup and nail my skincare routine. I'm really seeing the benefits just as we go into the summer months - glowing skin is here and with two new products from Temple Spa, it's here to stay although I do have a bit of gripe with one of them!

If you're fairly new to Temple Spa, they're an award-winning British skincare brand with a Mediterranean heart. They've been creating luxury skincare and spa treatments for over 21 years. Temple Spa products contain Mediterranean botanical, plant, fruit and legume extracts, combined in synergy with high regard for derma-science, technical innovation and research; performance and texture are paramount so you just know you can trust them when it comes to simple and effective skincare collections.
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Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Yardley's NEW Floral Body Mists

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Yardley has been a recognizable brand for 250 years, creators of fine fragrance and more, it's quintessentially British and has lead the way when it has come to the scents people reach for over the decades. I have fond memories of my Nan using their lavender puff powder and I'm a fan of the Flowerful Collection, English Daisy is perfect for spring. 

In recent weeks, they've added floral body mists to their range so I'm gonna tell you a little more about them.
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Sunday, 13 June 2021

The Lush Cosmetics Father's Day 2021 Picks

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With the Lush Cosmetics Easter Collection firmly behind us, it's time to celebrate the men in our life with the oh-so-cool Father's Day collection - it's a good'un this year. 

Father's Day is 20th June in the UK and so you have one week to fill your baskets and pick up something special. I find with Father's Day it can be very sport or beer-focused, kinda bland to be honest so with the new range hitting stores it was as good a time as any to check it out. 

The collection features fresh shower gels, funky bath bombs and some fab gift sets so I'm gonna talk you through what was in our latest Lush drop. 
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Wednesday, 9 June 2021

How to use the Liewood Manfred Ice Pops this Summer

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When it comes to fun activities to do at home with the little one, our go-to always seems to fall to something baking related. He really enjoys getting to grips with different ingredients and seeing what they can become while we enjoy eating the result so it's a win-win. 

With the sun shining we turned our hands to making ice lollies especially as we had a little bundle of Liewood products arrive from Sisi & Seb, a Hampshire based children's shop. 

The Liewood Manfred Ice Pops (£26.00) are a summertime favourite and we personally love them - they're cute, they're sustainable and they make the sweetest ice pops shaped like cute animals or cool dinos. We also have the Liewood Eddie Silicone Bowls (£23.00) which you'll notice in the photos, they were super handy for keeping our ingredients in for our ice lollies! 

You can get 15% off all full-priced items at Sisi & Seb using the code ALICE15
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Sunday, 6 June 2021

The All NEW Solid Shampoo Bars from L'Occitane

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I've dabbled in shampoo bars over the last six years and now more and more brands have released their own, most recently L'Occitane. I'm a die-hard fan of the French skincare brand and use a lot of their products in my day-to-day life so I was really excited to see their own take on shampoo bars for the first time. 

Having already been awarded Best Sustainable Hair Care Brand in the 2021 Woman & Home Awards and been eco-approved, the collection of three shampoo bars have been whizzing in and out of stock all month. 
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Friday, 4 June 2021

What I Read in May + Mini Reviews



Books, books books! This year is flying by - I feel like I say that all the time but a new month means a quick refresh on what I've been reading over the last month. I read five books this month and a couple were big ol' duds but three stole my heart, especially one that was written by one of my favourite authors, Taylor Jenkins Read. 

My TBR pile is never-ending and I'm a nightmare for continually adding to it so I've placed a ban on myself until I've worked through what I have at home - not including 99p Kindle offers, oops!

I have five mini-reviews for you today and if you want to keep up with what I'm reading then you can follow me on Goodreads too - Alice Spake // Goodreads.
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Wednesday, 2 June 2021

Stepping into Summer // Dr. Martens

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The sun is shining, the temperature is warming up and we've gone quite a few days without any rain which means Summer should be right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the next season than with a little something-something to freshen up your wardrobe! 

I don't know about you but I like to get my feet Summer ready each year so the first thing I do is make an appointment for a pedicure, have my nails painted and choose some fabulous footwear so my feet can breathe - this year my choice has been Dr.Martens and I am beyond excited because I've wanted a pair for so long, I just wasn't sure they were very me. 

Well... to hell with that, I'm wearing what I want this Summer and I can't wait! 
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Monday, 31 May 2021

Bumps a Daisy Maternity Treatments at The Ocean Rooms // Southampton


I'm a firm believer in taking care of yourself and your skin and for the last couple of years, I've made much more effort when it comes to beauty treatments. There are two salons I visit in Southampton and have done for a number of years one of which being The Ocean Rooms.

The Ocean Rooms can be found in Ocean Village, Southampton looking out onto the marina and it's a favourite of mine and many others. The decor is luxurious, the therapists lovely and they do a range of treatments for all people including maternity treatments which is how I found myself there a few weeks ago.

During my first pregnancy, I visited The Ocean Rooms for a Maternity Massage after being gifted one by friends for my baby shower so I couldn't wait to repeat the experience again this time.
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Friday, 21 May 2021

Super Easy Colour with Pixi Beauty On The Glow Blush

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Over the last few months, I've had a handful of new product launches to play with, and these have just slipped their way in there so hot on the tails of my post - 12 NEW Products from Pixi Beauty to Try I bring you a little bit of makeup fun with their oh-so-pretty On The Glow Blush Sticks.

I personally think Pixi do makeup really well - all their products are fun, colourful and innovative and there are plenty of fuss-free favourites to add to your everyday makeup bag. I swear by their highlighters, eyeshadows and mascaras but I've never tried the blush sticks until now.

Spoiler - I loveeeeee them!


I've really simplified my makeup bag over the last year, staying home meant I wasn't wearing makeup like I always have done and so easy to use tools have fast become my go-to. I'm a bit slapdash with blush, I've always loved powder for ease so I can quickly twirl in a brush, apply and be on my way but the Pixi On-The-Glow Blush Sticks make it even easier to add colour especially if you're in a rush. 

The glow-inducing cheek colours deliver high-pigment colour payoff as well as long-lasting wear. The formula is smooth, glides onto the skin, and feels completely weightless - it blends like a complete dream on the skin when using a buffing brush. 

The formula is enriched with Ginseng, Aloe Vera, and Fruit Extracts which release soothing and calming properties to ensure skin remains supple and hydrated throughout wear time.



Buildable and blendable, the cheek colour works to enliven the complexion with a soft, natural-looking flush, and can also be used as a subtle lip tint - it gives such a hydrating and dewy look to the skin. 

The packaging is a little different to blush sticks I've seen and used in the past which are usually round. Pixi's are housed in a stick-like applicator that is twistable with a solid balm that you can swipe directly onto the skin and then blend allowing for precise and controlled application every time. 

The shades:
Pixi On-The-Glow Blush in Fleur (£18.00) - Creamy, rose pink
Pixi On-The-Glow Blush in Juicy (£18.00) - Subtle, coral pink
Pixi On-The-Glow Blush in Ruby (£18.00) - Rich, deep pink



Overall, I'm a big fan and more so than I thought I would be! I've always been wary of how intense the shades look but they're so easily blendable my fear of looking like a clown has never happened. 

The Pixi On-The-Glow Blush Sticks are available to buy via Pixi, Boots or Look Fantastic. You just need to try and decide what shade is more perfect for you - Fleur is what I've been reaching for the most!

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Sunday, 16 May 2021

Five Happy Things // May Edition


It feels weird to still be in this strange Lockdown limbo again - a little part of me did think it may all be over by December and how wrong was I? Now we're tentatively making our way towards indoor dining, soft plays, and seeing more people I'm feeling a little overwhelmed while also trying not to get my hopes up just in case it all goes wrong again. The ups and downs of lockdown eh?

One thing I think we can all agree on is that the last year has taught us a lot - for us especially it was to value the small things, make memories where we can, and make the most of family and friends. Happy moments don't have to be a huge, momentous thing, they can be just about anything - be it a chocolate bar you treated yourself to or a long walk listening to an audiobook.

I've really been trying to do this myself recently and so in the spirit of just that I'm sharing five more happy things.
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Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Azamara Reveals Health & Safety Protocols for thier Summer 2021 Sailings


Following the announcement of Azamara's return to sailing in Greece, the cruise line has revealed its ‘Explore Well at Sea’ program, building upon the brand’s health and safety commitment. Azamara, the boutique cruise line dedicated to Destination Immersion® experiences is pleased to reveal the brand's ‘Explore Well at Sea’ program ahead of the lines return to service in August.
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Wednesday, 5 May 2021

What I Read in April + Mini Reviews


Books, books books! This year is flying by - I feel like I say that all the time but a new month means a quick refresh on what I've been reading over the last month. I only managed four books this month as I've been suffering badly from vertigo due to my pregnancy which made reading difficult but I'm feeling much better and have found my groove again.

My TBR pile is never-ending and I'm a nightmare for continually adding to it so I've placed a ban on myself until I've worked through what I have at home - not including 99p Kindle offers, oops!

I have four mini-reviews for you today and if you want to keep up with what I'm reading then you can follow me on Goodreads too - Alice Spake // Goodreads.
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Sunday, 2 May 2021

Get Fruity with L'Occitane's Pressed Fruity Lipsticks

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Spring beauty launches are always something to get excited about especially when they include four all-new shades being added to L'Occitane's beauty range in the form of their perfectly named Pressed Fruity Lipsticks.   

The vibrant lipsticks launched this week and feature four oh so pinky shades in a semi-matte formula perfect for adding a pop of colour to your lips. Enriched with a luxurious combination of Vitamin E and a unique blend of fruit and vegetable extracts, the Pressed Fruity Lipstick collection delivers the best of what nature has to offer in one handy bullet of colour.
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Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Introducing Aroma Actives - All You'll Need for Better Sleep

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Sleep... that five-letter word that has evaded me in recent months thanks to vertigo, nausea, and needing to pee. Now I'm coming out the other side, or at least I hope I am I began looking at ways I could encourage a more restful slumber and as a firm lover of sleep mists and lavender, Aroma Actives seemed the perfect place to start. 

The new mind, body, and skincare brand, Aroma Active Laboratories has been created to resilience-proof your day. The brand unites the powerful and therapeutic benefits of modern aromatherapy with natural active ingredients to enhance physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. So whatever life puts in your way - feeling unwell, unable to sleep, an achy body, sore over washed hands and so much more, Aroma Active Laboratories has a product designed to meet your daily needs fast, effectively, and naturally. 
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Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Latest in Beauty Empowered Beauty Edit

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Another month and another beauty box from Latest in Beauty has been released! This edition is all about being empowered and includes a whole host of fabulous brands to allow you to do just that. The Empowered Beauty Edit retailing at £33.00 is all about celebrating exceptional women in beauty and championing brands that are founded by, led by, or known for celebrating women. 

The box features an abundance of exclusive brands pick by the beauty experts are Latest in Beauty - you'll find brands such as Floral Street, Rodial, Zoeva, and more! Worth over £148, there are eleven products included and if you're a LiB Pro member you'll get 15% off too!

Let's look inside...
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Sunday, 18 April 2021

6 Things you need to know about Princess Cruises' OceanMedallion™


With the announcement of Princess Cruises' all-new Seacations things are about to get super exciting and ya know what? We NEEDED some good cruise news to look forward to. It has been a long ol' year without some of our favourite ships gracing the shores of Southampton so I can't wait to see the new season of ships sail in, although it'll be very different from what we're used to when it starts up again. 

When it comes to technology at sea, Princess Cruises have been leading the way and it seems like so long ago since I stepped aboard Crown Princess in 2019 to learn all about their innovative new way to cruise. 

So with us being just mere weeks away from cruising again and the exciting news that both Regal Princess and Sky Princess will be completely touchless experiences it was time we had a run-through about what you can expect this summer. 
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Friday, 16 April 2021

NEW QVC Offer : L'Occitane Top to Toe Almond Collection!

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L'Occitane is back with another fabulous offer at QVC UK featuring their much-loved almond collection! The collection perfectly named as L'Occitane's 4 Piece Top to Toe Almond Collection is an ode to the almond trees that lie at the heart of the Provencal landscape and you'd be mad to miss it. 

The 4 piece collection includes the Almond Shower Oil, Almond Milk Veil, Almond Delicious hands, and their brand new, exclusive Shea Almond Liquid Soap! 
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Monday, 12 April 2021

Get Super Soft Skin with Typology's NEW Scrubs

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I'm a sucker for a scrub, the scrubbier the better for me and so over the last six weeks I've been putting some new products from Typology to the test. I've spoken about Typology a few times on here and it's a brand I really enjoy using.

Created by Ning Li, the founder of MADE.com, Typology is completely clean, genderless and 100% digital. The Paris-based skincare brand was founded with a mission to promote critical thinking in the personal care arena, intending to break the rules and demystify the complex industry. It's completely stripped back to basics in terms of ingredients and packaging allowing them to design and produce concentrated, natural products that are active, effective and sustainable without a bit of faff in sight.

It's just really great, faff free skincare and I adore it. 
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