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Saturday, 20 April 2019

Hinton Ampner | National Trust

Living on the South Coast, I'm very lucky to be surrounded with lots of opportunities to be a UK tourist. During the gorgeous weather of last year, I really started to explore my local area - the New Forest, wildlife parks, National Trust properties - and was surprised at how many different places I found to visit. This year, I thought I'd share some of my UK tourist destinations and share what is fabulous about them.

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Book Haul | April 2019

2019 has been my year for reading so far, having already surpassed the halfway point for my reading challenge for the year. I'm so happy to have gotten my reading mojo back and be loving books again. And with a rekindling of my love of books comes a rekindling of my love affair with bookshops. I just can't help myself - Waterstones is my favourite place. And that means some meaty book hauls - enjoy!

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Getting Into Reading Non-Fiction

It's not really any secret that I love reading. So far this year, I've read 11 books since the beginning of the year and I'm really enjoying being back into the swing of reading. However, I tend to only read fiction, usually of a romantic nature (I'm a creature of habit, what can I say?). As part of my quest to read more this year, I would also like to branch out of my comfort zone - trying new genres and reading a bit more non-fiction. Non-fiction is never really anything I pick up, but I know there is some fabulous offerings. So to try and spur me on, I've made a list of ten non-fiction books that I would really like to pick up this year.


Friday, 22 March 2019

Jersey Boys | Mayflower Theatre

Oh, what a night! What more can I say?

Jersey Boys has been one of those hit musicals that I'd heard mentioned time and time again, and thought I'd have to get around to watching it at some point. Despite knowing the name of the musical, I had no idea what the show would actually entail. So, when it was announced that the show was coming to the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, I knew I finally had the chance to see what all the hype was about.


Saturday, 16 March 2019

L'Oreal La Petite Palette

I'm a big fan of eyeshadow - always have been. I love collecting new palettes and having a little play around. I've used L'Oreal makeup for as long as I can remember, and when I spotted these mini palettes, I knew I had to add a couple to my collection. How could I resist?


Saturday, 23 February 2019

Tested | Lush Haircare

I've been a big fan of Lush bath products for as long as I can remember. Bath bombs, bubble bars, bath melts - I've tried and loved so many! But I've never ventured into their haircare offerings. So when I unwrapped one of my Christmas presents from Stephen, I was surprised to see a bottle of shampoo and conditioning hair perfume. I was intrigued and I think it's safe to say, the boy did well!


Saturday, 16 February 2019

Alex Steinherr X Primark Skincare

I've followed Alex Steinherr, award-winning beauty journalist, on Instagram for a while - her stunning feed is full of cosmetic recommendations. So when I heard that she was collaborating with Primark to release a skincare range, I was understandably thrilled. I've never been terribly loyal to skincare - I moisturised every morning, but that's about it (don't hate me!). But at 25, I figured this is the year I need to pull my finger out and start looking after my skin - and the Alex Steinherr X Primark range ticked all the boxes.


Saturday, 9 February 2019

Lush Valentines | My Picks

If there's something that Lush does really well, it's a seasonal release! Christmas, Halloween, Mother's Day, Valentine's... they're all very well thought out and I am a sucker when it comes to buying them. Even if I just grab one or two to try, I have to have something. This year is no exception - the Valentine's launches have been fab. So obviously I had to pop into the Southampton store to pick a couple up.


Wednesday, 6 February 2019

The Girl on the Train | Mayflower Theatre

2018 was a great year for theatre trips, and I had high hopes for 2019. My first show of the year was one that’s been on my to-see list from as soon as I knew it was coming to the Mayflower Theatre. The Girl on the Train gripped me as a book, and then as a film (which admittedly I didn’t love as much), and now it has been turned into a stage show. Knowing the premise of the story, I knew this would be an edge-of-your-seat show, and I was so excited to get the opportunity to watch.

Photo courtesy of the Mayflower Theatre

Saturday, 2 February 2019

First Book Haul of 2019

As an avid book lover, it surprises me to say that in 2018, I bought myself one book. For the whole year! Now, normally I spend half my life in Waterstones, browsing the shelves and seeing what's new. But for some reason, I just became a bit disinterested in reading last year, only reading ten books all year. This year, I vowed to read more books, and this seems to have reignited my love for a little wander into Waterstones, and just a few short weeks into the year, I've amassed a small stash of new books to add to my bookcase.


Sunday, 27 January 2019

A Letter to Myself on my 25th Birthday

Lexie,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! 25 - quarter of a century - how did that happen?! You're like officially a grown-up now, tough luck! I hope you're starting your 25th year with a lie in - what with it being a Sunday and all.


Saturday, 19 January 2019

Jaclyn Hill X Morphe Dark Magic Palette

In the summer of 2018, it was announced that Jaclyn Hill was releasing another four eyeshadow palettes with Morphe, called the Vault Collection. I fell in love with the original Jaclyn Hill eyeshadow palette, with it still being one of the palettes I reach for regularly, so when I heard she was releasing 40 more shades, I knew I'd be purchasing. Upon release, I got the purple toned Bling Boss palette, which I fell in love with and knew I wanted another one. That's where Dark Magic comes in.


Saturday, 12 January 2019

Five Books I Can't Wait to Read in the New Year

Last year, I told myself I would read more. Unfortunately, it didn't happen... life just got in the way. But this year, I'm going to make a conscious effort to reach for a book instead of my phone, so that I can try and rekindle that love of reading I used to pride myself on. In an attempt to hold myself to this, I've set myself a Goodreads target of 24 books (you can follow me on Goodreads here), and I thought I'd make a list of five books that I'd really like to get to sooner rather than later this year. Fingers crossed it works...


Saturday, 5 January 2019

2018 - 2019

As a new year begins, I love looking back at what happened in the year, and then thinking ahead to the new year. 2018 was a pretty good year for me, with more highs than lows thankfully. I'm hoping that 2019 will be just as good - I've got high hopes.


Tuesday, 1 January 2019

2018 Beauty Favourites

One of my favourite things about coming to the end of a year is looking back at the makeup I've used throughout the year and compiling a list of my absolute favourites. This year, I've done my fair share of hunting out some new beauty bits and rediscovering some of those forgotten things that somehow found their way to the bottom of my makeup bag.


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