Thursday 31 March 2022

How to spend 6 hours in Cowes on the Isle of Wight

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On a sunny but bitterly cold morning in March, I and a friend took a day trip to the Isle of Wight, something I haven't done in years - it seems silly now as we're so close to the island here in Southampton. From the city, Red Funnel operates multiple services throughout the day whether you're a foot passenger or taking the car. Booking through Red Funnel is easy with vehicle ferries taking just one hour or less than thirty minutes if you're travelling by their high-speed Red Jet service which is what we did. 

Red Jet Ferries to the Isle of Wight depart from Red Funnel's Terminal 2 in Town Quay and as it's a first-come, first-served based service they just advise you're there in plenty of time. We thankfully had no issues getting a seat and it was a super smooth crossing to the island. We arrived at West Cowes just before 11am and had the day ahead of us to do as we pleased. 

I want to share how to spend six hours in West Cowes on the Isle of Wight, we went with no plan other than where Red Funnel had booked brunch for us and we were pleasantly surprised. I can't wait to visit the island again, hopefully when it's a bit warmer!

Wednesday 23 March 2022

On My Beauty Shelf // NEW In Beauty March '22

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I adore Spring for so many reasons but one, in particular, is the numerous new beauty launches and while some of what I'll be showing you today isn't brand new, it's new to me and I can't wait to share more. Being able to work from home 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 can give you the lowdown.

It's all skincare pieces, all of which are available to order online now. 

Shopping in your pyjamas has never been so on-trend!

Wednesday 16 March 2022

What Mum Really Wants // Boots UK

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With Mother's Day fast approaching now is the perfect time to start shopping for your loved ones - whether that is for your mother, grandmother, stepmother or someone that is just like a mum. Mother's Day can mean so much for so many people and it's wonderful to celebrate that but I find we can sometimes fall into a rut of flowers, chocolates and personalised gifts so Boots want to change that narrative and help you shop for any mum this March.

Mother's Day gifts this year are more streamlined than ever before meaning you can shop for just any mum be it the Sentimental Mums, Glam Mums, Active Mums or New Mums. There is everything you could possibly want and I've pulled together five of my favourites perfect for beauty and skincare lovers.

Sunday 13 March 2022

A Mother's Day Gift Guide

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With Mother's Day just a few weeks away I've pulled together a gift guide featuring some fabulous brands, thoughtful gifts and a few things you may not have thought of. As I mentioned in my post What Mum Really Wants // Boots UK, Mother's Day can be so much more than just chocolate and personalised Mum gifts so take a little inspiration and let me know what you think. 

I am sure you're going to love it. There's something for every budget - I'm excited and I hope you are too

Let's get stuck in...

Wednesday 2 March 2022

The Lush Cosmetics Mother's Day Collection 2022

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I'm like a kid in a sweet shop at the beginning of each year when it comes to Lush Cosmetics because it is seasonal collection after seasonal collection - I can't get enough! The Valentine's Day Collection is a distant memory and hot on its heels is Mother's Day gifting which is what I'm gonna show you today and oh my are there some corkers! 

There are a couple of completely new products to try including the Wonder Mum Eye Pad which I think will make such a great gift for children to give and I personally can't get enough of Atom Heart Mother. It's definitely one of the better Mother's Day collections we've had in recent years. 

From bath bombs and bubble bars to cute knot wraps and shower gels, you are bound to fall for something. I mean it's Lush, why wouldn't you?!
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