Saturday, 23 June 2018

Astonishing | P&O Britannia

Growing up in Southampton, I am no stranger to the cruise ships. The summer months are filled with ships from different cruise companies docking in the port of my hometown, and I love seeing them, of all different shapes and sizes. Despite this, I had never been on a cruise ship before - I'd barely even set foot into the dock. So when the invitation to join the Southampton Bloggers onboard the P&O Cruises Britannia*, I couldn't say no! As I read the invitation further, I discovered that we were being invited to celebrate the premiere of the new entertainment show, Astonishing, and I couldn't wait to see what was in store for us.


Saturday, 2 June 2018

Jo Malone Hot Blossoms Collection

The weather we've been having recently, I've got a real summery feel. With the longer, warmer days and the trees and flowers coming into bloom, I'm fully ready to ditch the jumpers and coats, and embrace all things summer. So when the opportunity arose to join some of my favourite Southampton Bloggers at Jo Malone in John Lewis in West Quay to celebrate the launch of their new Hot Blossoms Collection.


Saturday, 19 May 2018

War Horse | Mayflower Theatre

War Horse has been seen by over seven million people worldwide, completed a record-breaking eight year London run at the New London Theatre in March 2016, and has won 25 awards, including the Tony Award for Best Play on Broadway.  When War Horse first played the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton in February 2014, it unsurprisingly played to packed houses. And when it was announced that the National Theatre production of Michael Morpurgo's novel was returning to my local theatre, I knew I'd have to go. So when the invitation popped up to join the Southampton Bloggers for a night of stunning theatre*, I was over the moon.


Saturday, 12 May 2018

New Fragrance Finds

Is there anything better than a spot of perfume shopping while on holiday? With the reasonable price points, and the variety available, it's so much fun. I was lucky enough to find an amazing beauty store just a short walk from our hotel in Tenerife. And obviously, I couldn't come home without a purchase... or two.


Saturday, 5 May 2018

April in Instagram

April has been a busy old month. Sometimes, it surprises me how much I've actually done in a month when I look back. I didn't feel this busy on a day-to-day basis, but apparently, I've been busier than I thought!


Saturday, 28 April 2018

April 2018 Favourites

And just like that, April has come to an end and May is literally right around the corner. Where is this year going? But looking back, as well as loving the mini heatwave we had, I've discovered some amazing new products that I just had to share.


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

The Kite Runner Review | Mayflower Theatre

The Kite Runner has been a show that I wanted to watch as soon as I saw it on the Mayflower's overview for the year's shows. I've heard so many good things about the novel by Khaled Hosseini, but haven't yet gotten around to reading it - let's be fair, my to-read list is as long as both my arms, so it's not surprising. I couldn't wait to head down to the Mayflower Theatre to finally immerse myself in the story.


Saturday, 21 April 2018

Makeup Counter Apprehension | YSL Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow Foundation

Raise your hand if you've ever been slightly intimidated by the thought of going up to a makeup counter to get your makeup done? Who here has ever ordered online to avoid going into store? Me! Sounds silly, I know, but I always worry about going up to the counter, especially if I want the artists to try a product out on me. Silly, right, because that's their job. So, when the opportunity arose for me to head into YSL at Debenhams Southampton to try their new foundation, I decided to follow my 2018 Goals (you can read that post here) and say YES.


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Titanic: The Musical at Mayflower Theatre

Growing up in Southampton, the story of the tragic maiden voyage of the Titanic is something has always been discussed and has become ingrained in part of my identity as a Sotonian. This year marked 106 years since the sinking of the White Star Line ship, so when the invite dropped into my inbox to join the Southampton Bloggers for press night of Titanic The Musical*, I jumped at the opportunity.


Saturday, 14 April 2018

Sunday Brunching | Lakaz Maman

I'm sure you've established by now that the Southampton Bloggers are happiest when surrounded by food. And March saw the latest blogger meet up being hosted at the Mauritian Street Food restaurant Lakaz Maman, owned by Masterchef champion Shelina Permalloo.


Saturday, 7 April 2018

Grosvenor Casino VIP Experience | SotonBloggers

Surprisingly, I've made it to the age of 24 without ever setting foot inside a casino. Like ever. And there are a few in Southampton that I could have chosen. So when the invite to a VIP Experience at Grosvenor Casino* with the Southampton Bloggers dropped into my inbox, I jumped at the chance to give it a go.

Dress from Matalan * Boots from Oasis


Sunday, 25 March 2018

My Travel Beauty Bag

After what feels like a lifetime of waiting, it's almost time for me to fly to the sunnier climes of Tenerife. And part of my excitement for a trip always comes from whittling down my extensive beauty collection to a more acceptable amount of makeup and skincare products that won't weigh my suitcase down too much. Now, I love having a nosey at what other people are packing, so I thought I'd share my picks with you today.


Saturday, 17 March 2018

Supermarine X Southampton Bloggers

I can't think of any better way to spend a midweek evening than with my favourite group of bloggers at one of my favourite local restaurants. So when the opportunity arose to join the Southampton Bloggers at Supermarine Wood Fired Pizza in Woolston, I was over the moon. With a gorgeous, Mediterranean feeling interior, and a newly redesigned menu, I was expecting great things - and I was not disappointed.


Saturday, 10 March 2018

My Biggest Blogging Influences

Despite my blog starting off as just a little corner of the internet that I could call my own, I've been making a conscious effort so far this year to really put some time and effort into my blog. Whether that means saying yes to more blogging opportunities, or taking more time writing and photographing blog posts, I've been diving back into the blogging world - and it's been fabulous! I've been finding inspiration from a range of beautiful girlies, and I thought I'd share my absolute favourites with you.


Saturday, 3 March 2018

February Favourites

Somehow we blinked and February was over! Just like that. And with the end of a month comes another favourites post. I missed January (birthday celebrations took over) so I've definitely got some new faves to share with you!


Saturday, 24 February 2018

Miss Saigon | Mayflower Theatre

Another month, another new show arrives at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. This month, it's the turn of Miss Saigon - an absolute classic when it comes to theatre and one that has been on my to-watch list for many a year. And when it comes to your hometown, how can you refuse?


Saturday, 17 February 2018

Vospers Bloggers Brunch

Bloggers and brunch, it's an age old combination. Give us Instagrammable coffees and plates of food, and an opportunity to talk all things blog, and we're happy campers. So, when the email from SotonBloggers inviting me down to try Vospers Woolston's new brunch menu, I couldn't turn it down!


Sunday, 11 February 2018

Blown Blow Dry & Beauty Bar

I'm a big fan of being pampered once and a while - I mean who isn't? So when I heard about the new beauty salon opening in Southampton, I couldn't wait to see what all the fuss was about. So on Wednesday evening, I popped over to Blown with the SotonBloggers for an evening of glam, gossip and goodies.


Saturday, 3 February 2018

Five Go-To Coffee Stops

Being Southampton born and bred, and a coffee lover, I've seen more than a few cafes come and go over the years. I'm a big fan of the popular Costa and Starbucks, but I'm trying to support more independent establishments - their interiors are quaint and eclectic, and their products are always top notch. I thought I'd share my top five places to go in Southampton, for a mid-shopping coffee pitstop or a tasty spot of brunch.


Friday, 19 January 2018

Sunset Boulevard at Mayflower Theatre

If you read my Goals for 2018 post, you'll have seen that one of my goals for the upcoming year is to see more theatre shows. Well, when the opportunity popped up to go and see Sunset Boulevard at the Mayflower Theatre, I knew I just had to say yes*! It's a show that I always wanted to see, and the posters I'd seen promised that it would be a good show.


Sunday, 14 January 2018

Top Beauty Picks of 2017

With the end of another year, it's the start of all the Best of Beauty videos and blog posts across the online community. Safe to say that for the rest of the month I'll be taking in everyone's opinions, hoping to find some new discoveries, and this year I thought I'd throw in my ten cents.


Saturday, 6 January 2018

18 Goals for 2018

First off, Happy New Year!

I can't believe we've entered 2018 already - feels like 2017 passed in the blink of an eye! Now, I'm not usually one to make resolutions (I'm rubbish at keeping them), but this year, I thought I'd have a go at setting myself some goals for the year. I'm making no promises that I will stick to all of them, but I figured they'd at least be a good guideline. So without any further ado, here are my 18 goals for 2018!

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