Wednesday 30 November 2022

The Big Beauty Christmas Gift Guide 2022

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This year  I've decided to share one big beauty gift guide full of fab brands and incredible products. My beauty-focused gift guide will take you from Secret Santa to stocking fillers and big beauty gifts galore for your nearest and dearest. There's something for every budget, you'll notice a lot of my go-to beauty brands feature which you would've seen on my blog over the last few years and there are some new faves - I'm excited and I hope you are too.

It's full of the best in beauty, some fabulous gift sets, some of my favourite skincare brands and the hair tool that you (or someone special) absolutely need in your life.

Wednesday 16 November 2022

5 Christmas Gift Sets from Temple Spa worth your money

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When it comes to Christmas gifting, Temple Spa have had one of the best selections this year. From stocking fillers and Secret Santa gifts to gorgeous gift sets and huge bundles - it is the perfect place to pick up everything you may need for your friends and family.

I've added a few gift sets to our Christmas gifting for the family so I'm gonna show you five of my top picks. 

You'll have to be quick with ordering as there's not long left until the big day now and Temple Spa ALWAYS sell out! 

Sunday 13 November 2022

The Body Shop Box of Wonders Big Advent Calendar

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The Body Shop advent calendars are back and just as fabulous! This year's theme is Box of Wonders & Wishes which you'll notice carries through to not just their advent calendars but their stocking fillers and gifting range too. It's such a lovely collection once again, they've really outdone themselves this year. 

Once again, the calendars feature a unique pop-up construction that transports you to the world of the women who make their Community Fair Trade shea butter in Northern Ghana. With every Box of Wonders, you'll find little facts about their Community Fair Trade partners or an act of kindness, so you can share some wonder and joy with your friends, family and community. 

The calendar doesn't just bring you and the people you love happiness, it also supports The Body Shop's global partners in Ghana with fair and regular income opportunities, and access to healthcare and education projects. So far over 600 women across eleven villages have seen improvements in their lives.

You can get 20% off Advent Calendars with the code 14315

Be warned, there are spoilers ahead...

Friday 11 November 2022

Everything you need to know about Carnival Celebration

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On November 6th, Carnival's newest excel class ship Celebration arrived in Southampton ahead of her maiden voyage to Miami. The cruise line's second excellence class ship, Celebration is the sister ship to Mardi Gras and coincides with the line's 50th anniversary so there were plenty of celebrations to be had! 

Just like sister ship Mardi Gras, Carnival Celebration has six Zone themed areas that bring together incredible experiences and flavour. New flavours you haven't experienced yet, nobody has! Discover Latitudes, The Golden Jubilee, Emeril's Bistro as well as the return of innovations such as BOLT, their onboard rollercoaster, Bonsai Teppanyaki, RedFrog Tiki Bar, Family Feud Live, Havana Bar, Seuss at Sea, and Playlist Productions.  

Ship facts
Maiden voyage 6th November 2022
Builder Meyer Turku
Tonnage 183,900
Length 345m
Beam 42m
Decks 19

Plus all of this is powered by clean LNG fuel... Do you want to see more?

Monday 7 November 2022

Miller Harris & The Story Behind Scherzo

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Miller Harris is a couture British fragrance house, founded in 2000, with a spirit of bespoke fragrance creation at its heart and one I've been exploring more of this year. 

The brand was founded by ground-breaking perfumer Lyn Harris - she worked with world-renowned fragrance house Robertet in France in her early career and was one of the first female master perfumers. The aesthetic of her perfumes was inspired by stories, memories and the very finest natural ingredients which translate beautifully into each of her fragrances.

It's the most stunning fragrance brand, I just can't get enough. 

Friday 4 November 2022

The Attic Cocktails & Charcuterie // Southampton

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In 2021, The Attic Cocktails launched upstairs in Mettricks Guildhall bringing a dose of speciality cocktails to the city. Each one was intricately designed with a focus on taste and experience rather than just another two-for-one cocktail offering. It was new and exciting - a fun twist for Mettricks who has been the city's living room for a number of years. 

After being closed for the summer months, they have since reopened and oh boy are you in for a treat. Book or just wander in, The Attic is styled just like an old speakeasy cocktail bar with knick-knacks galore, comfy Chesterfield armchairs and notes of soft jazz playing in the background. 

It's a world away from what's right outside, and you'll never want to leave. 

Tuesday 1 November 2022

Five Happy Things // October '22

And just like that there's another new month and update - I don't even want to think about next month and what's swung back around again so quickly, seriously where has this year gone? I feel like I've blinked and I'm back to Christmas shopping, mince pies and tinsel again. October went by so quickly that I feel as though I didn't even get to soak up my favourite month of the year - especially as we've had such a long half-term this year. 

We have truly tried to make the most of it though - we've baked Autumnal treats, celebrated J turning five, we've been to more soft play this month than ever before, Halloween was a hoot and I've somehow managed to pick out some favourites.

 Let's have a nose...
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