The Real Greek | Westquay Southampton

Sunday 29 January 2017

Not everyone gets a launch night perfect, but the guys at The Real Greek* did just that. A group of us SotonBloggers got the chance to go along to see what they are all about. From the moment I set my eyes on the decor, I fell in love. With the classic blue and white through out the restaurant, a wall with the back drop of the beautiful Santorini, even different crockery on the walls. If you have visited any Greek friends houses, you'd know about the crockery rules. You'd also know that Greek food is for sharing. Which is exactly what we did.

Thaikhun | Westquay Southampton

Monday 23 January 2017

Last week I was lucky enough to visit Thaikhun* twice for two different experiences, Thaikhun has only recently opened in Southampton in the new foodie area of Watermark. Its known for bringing a little corner of Thailand over to us, which there was definitely a space for it. Everyone working in there were so energetic and knowledgeable about the brand and what they stand for. I personally am a nightmare with food, I'm not every adventurous at all and I've never tried Thai food, specially not Thai street food, so I was looking forwards to trying it out. We also had the opportunity to partake in their Dry January event. 

Makeup Revolution 144 Ultimate Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Thursday 19 January 2017

If you've read before, you may have caught my post on the shimmer version of this palette. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I absolutely love the products that Makeup Revolution have on offer. For the price the products retail at. they are so much better than you would expect. Over the Christmas period Makeup Rev had a lot on offer, this 144 ultimate matte eyeshadow collection being one of them. I won't lie, I ordered from tam beauty and it was an utter nightmare and as you may have noticed the product arrived with a cracked case, slightly disappointing. But once I was over that, I had a little play about and loved a majority of these shadows.

As I swatched the original palette I had, it was only right that I did another 144 swatches to show off the colours in this one. Since having both palettes I haven't reached for anything else for my eyes!

The Lush Masks My Face Loves

Sunday 15 January 2017

Don't you just feel like you've done Sunday right when a face mask has been involved?  My go to for extra refreshing face masks has always been trusty ol' Lush. They have something for everyone and every skin type. I'm yet to come across one that I don't like, but these 3 are my absolute favourites.

Dumpling Dumpling | Westquay Southampton

Wednesday 11 January 2017

A little group of us were lucky enough to be invited along to try out Dumpling Dumpling* located in what's better known as Westquay Watermark. Dumpling Dumpling aka Flavour Bombs as they are also known, is the brain child of Dan and Nat. You can tell their hearts and souls go into this and they have so much passion for what they are doing, just by having a little chat with Nat. The pair were living out in China teaching English, and that's where the love of dumplings grew. Nat's Chinese name was even Jiaozi, meaning dumpling in Mandarin! It was meant to be. 

My 2016 Favourites

Sunday 8 January 2017

I couldn't start a new year and not do a round up of my favourite products that I've used time and time again over the past year. Some products I've used for the entire year, others have been picked up through out the last few months, but have quickly become a daily essential for me. There's a mixture of skincare and make up but each just as useful as the other.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

Wednesday 4 January 2017

We've all seen people talking about Kat Von D Beauty, from the Tattoo Liner to the Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. This A/W I've been a real fan of liquid lipsticks, so it was only right that I jumped on the KVD train and tried them for myself.