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Being in relationships isn't something that comes easy to a lot of people, and I'm one of those people. I managed to have a long 2-year co dependancy a few years back but have never managed to cling to the fantasy of a dreamy relationship. Mostly dating what you would call 'fuckboys' and people that are nowhere near the calibre I would want them to be. And that's okay, because I might not be all they want a girlfriend to be, so it works both ways. But after dating someone for 3 months, I know the fizzle can disappear quite fast. 

* NAN PLEASE STOP READING NOW *

I love the idea of keeping something alive especially when you know you both want to be in it. But what happens when the fizzle goes and you get into the habit of slobbing out watching Netflix and eating pizza? Don't get me wrong there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. But sometimes it's nice to put in a little effort to make it more special. Thats where Love Drop comes in. The UK's first Date Night subscription box with all the sass of exciting sex lives and a little touch of love in there too. 







The box is filled with exciting things for you both to share as a couple (bra, popcorn or tiny hearts, shoe and lipgloss not included they just looked nice added on). In each box you get:



So in my box, I got a mini chargeable Lelo NEA 2 vibrator, Melt Joy Candle, Divine Chocolate bar, Lelo Hex Condoms and Personal Moisturiser (lube, I told you my nan should stop reading) and Love drop own goodies. The flash cards give you imaginative ways to spice up the relationship, until you get your next box and can enjoy some fresh ideas. I think the discreet way in which the parcel is delivered is great for couples that don't want their neighbours to know what they get up to, or even if you have kids and just don't want them to see.





Although I am now back into single life, and have no-one to share the box with, it is absolutely great for couples and I cannot recommend it enough. It's a luxury, but one that is appreciated and can be treasured to make you that little bit closer. I guess mine will just sit there for a little longer... 

Get £5 off your first box with code LAUNCH17 and see what you think! 

Find their website here: LoveDropUK

This box was gifted for review purposes but all opinions are my own.

Date Nights In A Box - LOVEDROP

Thursday, 11 January 2018




Being in relationships isn't something that comes easy to a lot of people, and I'm one of those people. I managed to have a long 2-year co dependancy a few years back but have never managed to cling to the fantasy of a dreamy relationship. Mostly dating what you would call 'fuckboys' and people that are nowhere near the calibre I would want them to be. And that's okay, because I might not be all they want a girlfriend to be, so it works both ways. But after dating someone for 3 months, I know the fizzle can disappear quite fast. 

* NAN PLEASE STOP READING NOW *

I love the idea of keeping something alive especially when you know you both want to be in it. But what happens when the fizzle goes and you get into the habit of slobbing out watching Netflix and eating pizza? Don't get me wrong there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. But sometimes it's nice to put in a little effort to make it more special. Thats where Love Drop comes in. The UK's first Date Night subscription box with all the sass of exciting sex lives and a little touch of love in there too. 







The box is filled with exciting things for you both to share as a couple (bra, popcorn or tiny hearts, shoe and lipgloss not included they just looked nice added on). In each box you get:



So in my box, I got a mini chargeable Lelo NEA 2 vibrator, Melt Joy Candle, Divine Chocolate bar, Lelo Hex Condoms and Personal Moisturiser (lube, I told you my nan should stop reading) and Love drop own goodies. The flash cards give you imaginative ways to spice up the relationship, until you get your next box and can enjoy some fresh ideas. I think the discreet way in which the parcel is delivered is great for couples that don't want their neighbours to know what they get up to, or even if you have kids and just don't want them to see.





Although I am now back into single life, and have no-one to share the box with, it is absolutely great for couples and I cannot recommend it enough. It's a luxury, but one that is appreciated and can be treasured to make you that little bit closer. I guess mine will just sit there for a little longer... 

Get £5 off your first box with code LAUNCH17 and see what you think! 

Find their website here: LoveDropUK

This box was gifted for review purposes but all opinions are my own.

Dentistry is something that can be overlooked, expensive and painful sometimes but should be talked about a lot more. Good oral hygiene can make such a difference to your overall health and also your looks. Great smiles don't go unnoticed! When I was younger, I had braces for 2 years which wasn't my favourite experience but also made sure I had straight teeth for life and it was over fast. Well almost done for life. I was part of the generation that was told to only wear the retainers (the little plastic guard used to keep them straight) for a matter of weeks after. It is now said that you have to wear them basically semi-regularly for life. Dun dun dun! So with that and my wisdom teeth coming through (and then being taken out which is another post coming soon!) and the retainer not being worn, I have had some movement in my lower teeth. I love my top row of teeth and have had whitening (see post here) and the two front teeth filed so that they are the same size as my others. 




My bottom teeth have now become crooked again, nothing major just nowhere near like they were. I popped down to my dentist in Oceana Boulevard, Southampton to see Denise, the orthodontist who also does Botox and Hypnosis!! I wanted to hear about her special techniques and also what could be done potentially to my teeth, so I interviewed her to find out more! She is also a member of the British Orthodontic Society, British Dental Association and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Me: What made you want to get into this field of dentistry?

Denise: I think I honestly have a leaning towards beauty and art, and orthodontics to me seemed a very useful and helpful way to help people improve their confidence. But from my job satisfaction point of view, it helps me create the most attractive smiles and faces. I try to always arrange the teeth in the best position to have the most attractive face. Thats my philosophy!

Me: How many years of experience do you have?

Denise: Too many to tell you!! Years and years and I've decided I'm getting younger now and not older. 

Me: What do you like about this particular practise? 

Denise: I love this practise and I love the people I work with. I love the situation and the surgery is beautifully designed by Dassi (executive Director). There's lots of light and I think it's a very friendly atmosphere and we all help each other out. We've got time in this practise to really talk to our patients so that they really become friends!

Me: Do you have any special ways of working?

Denise: Well, I can speak for the orthodontics, I am a highly skilled and specially trained orthodontist. I have a lot of contemporary techniques up my sleeve to use. I use all standard techniques too and recently I prefer to use the more modern and secret techniques such as in-cognito braces (lingual braces) and Clearaliners which are very similar to Invisaline and I use a lot of basically modern train track braces made from Sapphire. I also like using the Damon Technique and as a specialist I am trained in everything, so I can look at my bag of tools and find the most appropriate for each patient. 





Me: What areas do you cover/what treatments can you offer?

Denise: I also do hypnosis and Botox! I developed and interest years ago, because my mum used to suffer from migraines. This inspired me to get trained in medical hypnosis, and I was formerly the president of the British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis in London and I've been able to use that to help people who are nervous especially in dentistry. With regards to botox and fillers I was trained in those about 10 years ago and yes I do use them. I find it all very interesting. As people get older often they feel they benefit from a little filler to keep their faces a little more plump and no body likes frown lines! It's accurate injections and accurate placement of products. 

Me: Do you think it's important to prioritise quality dentistry?

Denise: I do think so, but I do appreciate that not everyone can afford it. So therefore we do try to be helpful and present some options, also interest free borrowing options on a monthly basic so we try to accommodate people. But yes, personally speaking I think to have a good dentist that you trust and you feel comfortable with is very high on the list of lifestyle priorities because then you'll be encouraged to look after your teeth to keep them for life. Then coming to the dentist won't be so frightening! Having healthy teeth is so important! Inflamed gums are associated with heart problems and all sorts of diseases, so reducing this is so important to doing your whole body a favour. It's never too late to look after your teeth!!

Me: What about patients that are nervous? 

Denise: We are always happy to see patients for a chat free of charge, to help them understand and also ask any questions they may have and take it from there. Dr Ian Kendal is a Dental Phobia Certified dentist for Southampton and we all take pride in making patients feel welcome and comfortable.

Thank you so much Denise for talking to me and I think I may leave my teeth for now, but at least I know that if ever I want a little straightening out, I can come back to see you and not worry about any ugly braces!!

Find the website for my dentist in Southampton: www.dentistryatoceanaboulevard.co.uk

Perfecting my Smile - Denise at Dentistry @ Oceana Boulevard

Saturday, 23 December 2017


Dentistry is something that can be overlooked, expensive and painful sometimes but should be talked about a lot more. Good oral hygiene can make such a difference to your overall health and also your looks. Great smiles don't go unnoticed! When I was younger, I had braces for 2 years which wasn't my favourite experience but also made sure I had straight teeth for life and it was over fast. Well almost done for life. I was part of the generation that was told to only wear the retainers (the little plastic guard used to keep them straight) for a matter of weeks after. It is now said that you have to wear them basically semi-regularly for life. Dun dun dun! So with that and my wisdom teeth coming through (and then being taken out which is another post coming soon!) and the retainer not being worn, I have had some movement in my lower teeth. I love my top row of teeth and have had whitening (see post here) and the two front teeth filed so that they are the same size as my others. 




My bottom teeth have now become crooked again, nothing major just nowhere near like they were. I popped down to my dentist in Oceana Boulevard, Southampton to see Denise, the orthodontist who also does Botox and Hypnosis!! I wanted to hear about her special techniques and also what could be done potentially to my teeth, so I interviewed her to find out more! She is also a member of the British Orthodontic Society, British Dental Association and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Me: What made you want to get into this field of dentistry?

Denise: I think I honestly have a leaning towards beauty and art, and orthodontics to me seemed a very useful and helpful way to help people improve their confidence. But from my job satisfaction point of view, it helps me create the most attractive smiles and faces. I try to always arrange the teeth in the best position to have the most attractive face. Thats my philosophy!

Me: How many years of experience do you have?

Denise: Too many to tell you!! Years and years and I've decided I'm getting younger now and not older. 

Me: What do you like about this particular practise? 

Denise: I love this practise and I love the people I work with. I love the situation and the surgery is beautifully designed by Dassi (executive Director). There's lots of light and I think it's a very friendly atmosphere and we all help each other out. We've got time in this practise to really talk to our patients so that they really become friends!

Me: Do you have any special ways of working?

Denise: Well, I can speak for the orthodontics, I am a highly skilled and specially trained orthodontist. I have a lot of contemporary techniques up my sleeve to use. I use all standard techniques too and recently I prefer to use the more modern and secret techniques such as in-cognito braces (lingual braces) and Clearaliners which are very similar to Invisaline and I use a lot of basically modern train track braces made from Sapphire. I also like using the Damon Technique and as a specialist I am trained in everything, so I can look at my bag of tools and find the most appropriate for each patient. 





Me: What areas do you cover/what treatments can you offer?

Denise: I also do hypnosis and Botox! I developed and interest years ago, because my mum used to suffer from migraines. This inspired me to get trained in medical hypnosis, and I was formerly the president of the British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis in London and I've been able to use that to help people who are nervous especially in dentistry. With regards to botox and fillers I was trained in those about 10 years ago and yes I do use them. I find it all very interesting. As people get older often they feel they benefit from a little filler to keep their faces a little more plump and no body likes frown lines! It's accurate injections and accurate placement of products. 

Me: Do you think it's important to prioritise quality dentistry?

Denise: I do think so, but I do appreciate that not everyone can afford it. So therefore we do try to be helpful and present some options, also interest free borrowing options on a monthly basic so we try to accommodate people. But yes, personally speaking I think to have a good dentist that you trust and you feel comfortable with is very high on the list of lifestyle priorities because then you'll be encouraged to look after your teeth to keep them for life. Then coming to the dentist won't be so frightening! Having healthy teeth is so important! Inflamed gums are associated with heart problems and all sorts of diseases, so reducing this is so important to doing your whole body a favour. It's never too late to look after your teeth!!

Me: What about patients that are nervous? 

Denise: We are always happy to see patients for a chat free of charge, to help them understand and also ask any questions they may have and take it from there. Dr Ian Kendal is a Dental Phobia Certified dentist for Southampton and we all take pride in making patients feel welcome and comfortable.

Thank you so much Denise for talking to me and I think I may leave my teeth for now, but at least I know that if ever I want a little straightening out, I can come back to see you and not worry about any ugly braces!!

Find the website for my dentist in Southampton: www.dentistryatoceanaboulevard.co.uk



Christmas gifts can be extremely difficult to find. You want to make someone feel special, but also not over-buy or get something they don't actually want. Asking what they want is a little annoying because then they know what they get or it takes away the fun of a surprise. So where does that leave us? Maybe here is a good place to start ......





A beautiful, sparkly store on the first floor of West Quay contains the majority of the things you need to dazzle and delight this Christmas. Goldsmiths has an array of jewellery for men and women, and a huge range of designer watches. I was in my element, surrounded by diamonds and greeted with a glass of Champagne, I felt like a complete princess! 

I was shown some of the Christmas collection, which by the way has up to 50% off (shock!). I found a few things i wanted, but nothing that I would probably wear all the time on top of what I have. I am also probably not in a position to spend £1000 on someone for Christmas so I decided to see what I could get for around the £250 mark, and I wanted this to be a little more affordable. Basically, what can you get your loved one for £250. The thing I love the most about jewellery as gifts is that it's not just for Christmas, you can keep it and wear if for the rest of your life if you wish! 








I decided to explore a bit and kind of fell into the Gucci section... which if I'm honest I didn't know existed in Goldsmiths. There were so many watches that were beautiful, but I have had my dream watch for a couple of years and wouldn't change it any time soon. So I decided so go over to the Gucci jewellery and low and behold there was just too much to choose from. I tried on a few necklaces and held up a couple of pairs of earrings, but after a while deliberating (and the very helpful sales assistant) I ended up choosing some beautiful costume earrings. 






They sort of reminded me of something you would wear with an LBD to a Gala or events, but ones that can also be worn during the daytime or just to dinner if you're feeling a little bit fancy. They were right on the money at £245, which I don't think is too bad for these beautiful floral and pearl earrings. She wrapped them all nicely and I was giddy with thinking about when I would get to wear them! 

I had such a great experience in Goldsmiths and the customer service is impeccable, allocating someone to helping you find the perfect gift, even if you aren't spending thousands, which as much as most of us would like to it's not always possible! 

Thank you so much to Goldsmiths for giving me a wonderful experience and I can't wait to go back and get some more sparkly jewellery for me or for loved ones, I am addicted and already have my eyes on some more things.... 

Find Their Website here: www.goldsmiths.co.uk

Find my earrings here: http://bit.ly/2iIYWjX

These earrings were cited for the purpose of this review, and to show you what you can get in hope this helps you in your Christmas Shopping! All views and opinions are my own!

Not Just For Christmas - With Goldsmiths

Sunday, 10 December 2017




Christmas gifts can be extremely difficult to find. You want to make someone feel special, but also not over-buy or get something they don't actually want. Asking what they want is a little annoying because then they know what they get or it takes away the fun of a surprise. So where does that leave us? Maybe here is a good place to start ......





A beautiful, sparkly store on the first floor of West Quay contains the majority of the things you need to dazzle and delight this Christmas. Goldsmiths has an array of jewellery for men and women, and a huge range of designer watches. I was in my element, surrounded by diamonds and greeted with a glass of Champagne, I felt like a complete princess! 

I was shown some of the Christmas collection, which by the way has up to 50% off (shock!). I found a few things i wanted, but nothing that I would probably wear all the time on top of what I have. I am also probably not in a position to spend £1000 on someone for Christmas so I decided to see what I could get for around the £250 mark, and I wanted this to be a little more affordable. Basically, what can you get your loved one for £250. The thing I love the most about jewellery as gifts is that it's not just for Christmas, you can keep it and wear if for the rest of your life if you wish! 








I decided to explore a bit and kind of fell into the Gucci section... which if I'm honest I didn't know existed in Goldsmiths. There were so many watches that were beautiful, but I have had my dream watch for a couple of years and wouldn't change it any time soon. So I decided so go over to the Gucci jewellery and low and behold there was just too much to choose from. I tried on a few necklaces and held up a couple of pairs of earrings, but after a while deliberating (and the very helpful sales assistant) I ended up choosing some beautiful costume earrings. 






They sort of reminded me of something you would wear with an LBD to a Gala or events, but ones that can also be worn during the daytime or just to dinner if you're feeling a little bit fancy. They were right on the money at £245, which I don't think is too bad for these beautiful floral and pearl earrings. She wrapped them all nicely and I was giddy with thinking about when I would get to wear them! 

I had such a great experience in Goldsmiths and the customer service is impeccable, allocating someone to helping you find the perfect gift, even if you aren't spending thousands, which as much as most of us would like to it's not always possible! 

Thank you so much to Goldsmiths for giving me a wonderful experience and I can't wait to go back and get some more sparkly jewellery for me or for loved ones, I am addicted and already have my eyes on some more things.... 

Find Their Website here: www.goldsmiths.co.uk

Find my earrings here: http://bit.ly/2iIYWjX

These earrings were cited for the purpose of this review, and to show you what you can get in hope this helps you in your Christmas Shopping! All views and opinions are my own!






Celebrating their 1st Anniversary and the launch of their Christmas favourites, I went down to COSMO in West Quay and had the chance to eat all of their delicious food! I have been here before, and previously went to their launch party a year ago and love the huge range of quality food. The general feeling about an all you can eat buffet is that the food quality goes down, but that is not and has not ever been the case with COSMO. Omar (the manager) welcomed us in with open arms and Prosecco (amazing) and seated us as the table. We went as a group of bloggers and we were all absolutely starving! 






For the first course, I raided the sushi section, then added some Edamame Beans (my absolute favourites) with some duck pancakes. I also added some Chilli Chicken (trust me I 100% recommend this one!!!) and Chinese noodles and the plate was complete! For the second plate, I opted for the pizza, which was actually some of the best pizza I have ever tasted, with stringy cheese and so many toppings. I also went with the strange mix of a yorkshire pudding from their brand new Christmas section and a bit of veg! 

The thing I love about this place is when it comes to food, I eat what I fancy and sometimes that is a strange mix. So instead of only having to choose one thing, I am able to choose literally everything I fancy and nothing I don't! Everything from vegetables, to fish and chips and oh the Mozzarella balls were just DIVINE.



I had such a good time at COSMO and absolutely love the food there. I am such a picky eater when it comes to quality and I wouldn't normally go to a buffet, but this one ticks all the boxes! They are now one of the most popular restaurants (by fact) in the new West Quay development and I can understand why! Although it may not be a fancy schmancy kind of place, it's great for families and big groups and also people that just cannot decide what they want to eat!

Thank you so much to COSMO! I'll literally be back this weekend!! Thank you to Omar and the team and hopefully I'll see you dining there soon too ......

Find their website here: https://www.cosmo-restaurants.co.uk/restaurants/southampton/

The food was complimentary as part of a blogger event with other local writers taking part too. All opinions and food tasting was my own!

Christmas At COSMO Southampton

Thursday, 7 December 2017







Celebrating their 1st Anniversary and the launch of their Christmas favourites, I went down to COSMO in West Quay and had the chance to eat all of their delicious food! I have been here before, and previously went to their launch party a year ago and love the huge range of quality food. The general feeling about an all you can eat buffet is that the food quality goes down, but that is not and has not ever been the case with COSMO. Omar (the manager) welcomed us in with open arms and Prosecco (amazing) and seated us as the table. We went as a group of bloggers and we were all absolutely starving! 






For the first course, I raided the sushi section, then added some Edamame Beans (my absolute favourites) with some duck pancakes. I also added some Chilli Chicken (trust me I 100% recommend this one!!!) and Chinese noodles and the plate was complete! For the second plate, I opted for the pizza, which was actually some of the best pizza I have ever tasted, with stringy cheese and so many toppings. I also went with the strange mix of a yorkshire pudding from their brand new Christmas section and a bit of veg! 

The thing I love about this place is when it comes to food, I eat what I fancy and sometimes that is a strange mix. So instead of only having to choose one thing, I am able to choose literally everything I fancy and nothing I don't! Everything from vegetables, to fish and chips and oh the Mozzarella balls were just DIVINE.



I had such a good time at COSMO and absolutely love the food there. I am such a picky eater when it comes to quality and I wouldn't normally go to a buffet, but this one ticks all the boxes! They are now one of the most popular restaurants (by fact) in the new West Quay development and I can understand why! Although it may not be a fancy schmancy kind of place, it's great for families and big groups and also people that just cannot decide what they want to eat!

Thank you so much to COSMO! I'll literally be back this weekend!! Thank you to Omar and the team and hopefully I'll see you dining there soon too ......

Find their website here: https://www.cosmo-restaurants.co.uk/restaurants/southampton/

The food was complimentary as part of a blogger event with other local writers taking part too. All opinions and food tasting was my own!

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