Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Woolley Grange Hotel and Spa Review

Hello everyone,
A while back myself and two friends made a visit along to a lovely little spa in the middle of Bradford upon Avon. We spent one night in this picturesque village. I thought I would share my thoughts about the hotel and share some pictures we took!
The main hotel.
The hotel was called 'Wooley Grange'. We chose the family suite room which had 3 rooms: the main bedroom, the living area with a sofa that could be turned into a double bed and the bathroom. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the bedroom mainly because it became a mess pretty quickly with all our stuff- such a typical girls room! The room was nothing special but from what I've read/seen on trip advisor each rooms interiors are different. 
This is Rex, the hotels dog who is available for cuddles and to take on walks!

In the rooms available to sit in there was free use of games, DVD'S and a PlayStation which you were allowed to take back to your room which is perfect for when travelling with children. 

The facilities at the hotel that were included was an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, room service and private living rooms throughout the hotel which were available for use. The hotel was set in a beautiful 14 acres of land overlooking the countryside. 

We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel. The breakfast was included in the room price and was lovely. Lunch was on the pricey side and had really small portions. For dinner we chose to have room service and actually ordered off the childrens menu because the portion sizes were ample. Dinner was a little bit disappointing my food was quite dry. If I were to stay again I would probably go out for dinner elsewhere. 

Unfortunately we didn't use the spa due to a lack of time. There is so much to do and see at the hotel I would love to go back again to see it all. 

Wooley Grange is just one of 8 of these hotels run by http://www.luxuryfamilyhotels.co.uk/
they have them all around the country from the New Forest to Thornbury. 

Overall I would stay here again, the grounds were beautiful the hotel was peaceful and not overcrowded and the staff were really friendly they even gave us a tour of the hotel when we first arrived. 

If you would like to view the hotel's website 

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Southampton Blogger Meetup #sotonmeetup

photo credit @alicespake instagram.

So yesterday (August 8th) I had the pleasure of spending the day with these gorgeous blogging babes at a blogger meetup in Southampton hosted by Alice and Amy.
This was my fourth blogging event but second hosted by @sotonbloggers and I have to say they didn't disapoint. Hairfinity, ESPA and Jude's ice cream were just a few of the amazing brands that came along.
Before the event and after admittedly, I had some time solo shopping around West Quay and then I met up with Natasha and Charlotte at Starbucks. We made a cheeky trip to Lush then met up with another blogger Hannah and headed up to the meetup together.  I spent most of the day with them as well as mingiling with other bloggers. It was so lovely to spend the day chatting and enjoying a drink or two with people who enjoy the same things as you.
Charlotte, Maddie, Me.
photo credit @natashajrd92 twitter.

There was also a raffle with some incredible prizes from a  sensational kit to a polaroid camera! Unfortunatly I didn't win anything but we did manage to raise £350 to epilepsy society which is a fantastic cause.
My favourite brand of the day were ESPA. Jo the consultant carried out a skin consultation and then gave us some sample products to try for our skin type as well as a voucher for a complimentary facial. The Hairfinity ladies gave us a one month supply of Hairfinity to try out too!

The event was held in Southampton’s Revolution which used to be Vodka Revs. The venue has just been renovated and it looks amazing. It's really spacious and the I would recommend the sweet potato fries because they were sooooo good!

Overall the meetup was amazing and if you are a blogger from Southampton or surrounding areas definatly follow @sotonbloggers for updates on more events
  Once again a massive thank you to all of the bloggers who I chatted to for being super lovely and to Alice and Amy because without them meetups like this wouldnt be as fab.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

The Netflix Tag

Hello everyone!

This tag was created by the lovely Alice who writes over at http://www.anniewritesbeauty.co.uk/ . Definitely check out her blog and perhaps even do the tag. 

 1. What are you favourite series to watch on Netflix?

I love Gossip Girl, Educating Essex and Yorkshire. I could watch these series over and over. 

2. What are you currently watching on Netflix?

I'm currently watching Pretty Little Liars and I've almost finished the second series of Orange is the new Black but I'm so sad that the third series isn't coming onto Netflix until June! 

3. If you could have any series, old or new put on Netflix, what would it be? 

Keeping up with the Kardashians! You either love it or hate, but I LOVE it. Haha if not friends although apparently that's suppose to be coming to Netflix pretty soon. 

4. What is your one peeve about Netflix?

It doesn't have the original Mean Girls, I mean come on you can't have Mean Girls 2 but not have the original. GUTTED. 

5. What are your essentials for a perfect night in with Netflix?

I'm loving to use up all of my Yankee winter samplers before Spring hits, a big blanket, tortilla chips and salsa dip! Mmm..

6. Recommend one series or film for someone else:

My favourites to watch on Netflix when I'm stuck is Meet the Fockers or Just go with it, so funny and a great film for all the family to watch. 

I TAG....

If you do this tag be sure to tweet Alice the link at @alicespake ! Have a lovely day.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Real Techniques Duo Fibre Brush Set Review

Hello everyone!

Today I am going to be talking about some brushes that I am sure a lot of you will love- Real Techniques. I have tried a few other real techniques brushes and I have seen a lot of reviews but I haven't seen many on the 'Duo Fibre Set'. I got these from my dad and have been using them for a few good while now so I thought I would share with you my thoughts on them.

So the idea of duo fibre is that they pick up less product so that you can build up the colour. Personally I love this because if you're heavy handed like me with products like bronzer it will only apply a light amount to the skin which allows you to build up to the desired colour/look you want. They have a really light-weight application and doesn't fully push a ton of product onto your skin which I like.

In the set you get a face/powder brush which is good for powder so you don't get that over powdered cakey look. As well as a contour brush which is good for bronzer, blush and highlight or powder on certain part of the face (as it's smaller than the face brush). It controls the product well. Finally you get an eye brush in the set too. This is a great blending brush. 

Personally if your starting out with makeup this brush set is a great one to get because although it may only have three brushes it has a brush for everything you could need. Also duo fibre brushes can work with cream, liquid or powder products so whatever makeup you have the brushes will work well with them.

Moreover the brushes create a perfect, flawless finish. They are super soft which is a bonus however the contour brush can become a little rough if it isn't cleaned regularly but if you wash your brushes regularly then they will be fine. The first time I washed mine they didn't shed. 

If you are someone against animal cruelty don't worry because these brushes are 100% cruelty free.

In the set you get three brushes for £23.99 which works out at about £7.99 a brush which isn't bad when you consider a mac brush is at least £17+.

Shop this post: (These brushes are limited edition however they have been out for a while now)

Well that's the end of this post. I hope you found this review helpful and if you have tried these brushes let me know what you think too. 

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Blogger Love TAG!

Hello everyone!

Today I thought I would answer the questions to the 'blogger love tag' so you get to know a little bit more about my blogging journey and also this is a great tag to share the love for all the other bloggers I love. So...lets get started!

What was the first blog you came across?
I have been watching lots of the beauty gurus on YouTube for almost 5 years now which is crazy but the first youtuber I stumbled across is xrubyredlips. I still watch her now and she is brilliant, its been great to watch her grow up from when she just a teenager to a young adult.

Favourite beauty blog reads?

This is kind of similar to another questions so see my answers for question 4 and be sure to check out those blogs. 

Name a blog that enables your purchases
For sure either Lily Pebbles or Anna from Viviannadoesmakeup they are always hauling things and I just cant help but want everything they show!

5 blogs everyone should be reading?

Your favourite way to read blogs
My favourite way to read blogs is through Bloglovin'. I love it because I can read blogs on the go wherever I am. I use the app and its amazing! Although I do love the old school sitting in my room reading blogs on my laptop too. 

Bloggers that inspire me?

I would have to say Zoella, because her journey is incredible and I have watched her grow from 20,000 subscribers which at the time I was blown away by that many people and now she is almost at 6 million subscribers..its insane and also her blog is amazing too. 

Favourite blog design/look:
I love the simple chic blogs like Beauty Crush the monochrome style is so effortless and I am obsessed with her youtube videos and blog posts. 

What is your favourite thing about blogging?

My favourite thing about blogging is the incredible people I have met and the opportunities I have been given, I also love the interaction especially through the #bbloggers on twitter. I love the weekly chats to talk to new bloggers. 

Name a blogger you would like to see write a book in the future?

This is a toughy because I have never really considered this but I would love to see a collab book with AmeliaLiana, Anna from Viviannadoesmakeup, Lily Pebbles and Ruth Crilly. It could be a beauty book and Amelia could do a section on hair and Ruth could do a section on skincare, and then Anna and Lily could be the makeup experts. How cool would that be?

I hope you enjoyed this post and check out all the people mentioned. 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Book Haul: WH-Smiths

Hello everyone!

So at the start of this year I set myself a goal. To read 14 books for the year of 2014. To some people it doesn't sound like a lot but for me that's a pretty huge number of books to read. I have already read 6 so far and am currently half way through my seventh which is Madeline by Kate McCann. It's the story of how Madeline McCann got kidnapped on holiday in Portugal and ever since the book came out I have been really intrigued to read it and I have to say it's so mind opening. I went on a trip to WH-Smiths and brought so new books that I thought I would share with you. 

The first one I brought I got from a book sale from a hotel I stayed in about a month ago. I'm not the biggest Katie Price fan however I do like her books and have quite a few. This one I don't have so I thought I would pick it up!

The next one I wanted to get because I watched a 'This Morning' interview where this mother who sadly died of cancer left her husband a list of things to do with her children and I was really interested in seeing what she had left so I brought this one in WH-Smiths for £5.99. If you want to watch the interview here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8lGXXF6neQ

Also from WH-Smiths I had to buy probably the most talked about book other than 50 shades of grey haha. The fault in our stars. Everyone and their dogs neighbour have read this book so I brought it. I am yet to read it but stay tuned and I will let you know my thoughts.

Finally the last one is written by one of my favourite authors 'Sophie Kinsella'. I love her books and have read quite a few of them but I haven't read this one. Again I will let you know if it is any good.

Let me know if you like reading books, or what you are currently reading?

Monday, 15 September 2014

Youtube Channel and Video Roundup #August

Hello everyone!

Today's post is my monthly round up of my Youtube Videos. If you didn't know I have a Youtube channel, I post every Sunday different beauty related videos. This month I posted two videos but so far I have four up. I will leave a link to my channel and be sure to subscribe if you enjoy my videos. 

This month I only uploaded two videos, one was a Q&A where I discussed everything from boyfriends to work experience. The other video was my monthly August favourites telling you all the beauty and random favourites I loved from August.  You can always find my latest video in the sidebar on my blog. 

Check back to my channel every Sunday for new content. I hope you enjoy them and leave any requests you may have in the comments section below.

Youtube Channel Link: (copy and paste the link)