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I get to try some really cool things and have amazing experiences, but I think this has to be one of the coolest by far. I am a super busy person and don't get many chances to literally just sit and relax without a phone or laptop or to do list the size of my arm. I think for all of us these days, stepping away from our phones and busy lives always comes last and we favour the things that speed life up rather than slow us down. But slowing down is essential sometimes.

Limitless Float is a brand new concept to Southampton. A large pod, with water filled to the brim with salts to help cleanse your body (and soul hopefully) and make you float, yes literally float! They invited me down to try it out and I'm going to tell you all about it and share my top tips.

Floating gives our bodies and out minds a chance to disconnect with the world, so the whole experience is calm, tranquil and all about YOU. When you first enter, you will sign a form agreeing to the conditions and then you will be ready to enter your room. Shoes are left at the door and each room has everything you need. A herbal tea or a water is always available and you are safe in the knowledge that there is someone there to help 100% of the time. 

Floating helps with:

- Stress & Anxiety
- Muscle Tension, Chronic Pain
- Sports Recovery & Performance
- Pregnancy

You take a shower and then get into your bathing suit or however you feel comfortable. The spa music will play telling you you have 10 minutes to get comfortable in the pod and the rest of your hour will begin. A whole 60 minutes in the pod goes faster than you think! I got given some squishy little ear plugs that block every sound out and make sure the salt doesn't go in your ears and then you're ready to float! 



I took a few selfies for the purpose of showing you the inside, then I began to relax. It was difficult to sit still and just forget everything for the first bit as it's just not natural to me. I left the blue light on, but you can choose to have it on or have a light that goes through the colours. You can also choose to have the pod mostly open, partly open or completely shut.

For someone that suffers with claustrophobia and anxiety, I thought that having the pod shut would FREAK ME OUT, but it turns out that its really breathable, super spacious and I didn't feel panicky at ALL. I had it shut the whole time! It also helps to reduce anxiety and stress from the relaxation as well as loosening the muscles we tighten when we aren't 'floating'. My back clicked so many times!

The whole thing is also body temperature, so it really enhances the 'floating' as you feel weightless. The more you relax your muscles the easier you will float and the more relaxed you will feel.




After the float is over you will have time to take a shower, wash off the salts and chill. There is a relaxation room and also beauty room so you can get re-ready after your relaxing time. More herbal tea is on offer and endless water! The salts can really take it out of you hydration wise so it's advised to drink as much water as possible after your cleanse. 

My Top Tips:

- Don't shave before! Not your armpits or your lady bits or any other bits of your body. The salt water will make it super sensitive do it's advised not to!

- Don't touch your eyes! The water will sting those too so just don't rub them!

- Try to clear your mind completely. No thinking about food or what you're going to do after or how your last Instagram post did, just keep it blank.

- Drink lots of water before, it will stop you getting thirsty and feeling the need to do anything while you float.

- Wear comfy, loose clothes. Nothing worse than trying to put on jeans while you're damp!

- Ladies take a makeup wipe to get it all off your face before you get in, it's much better to cleanse the skin and you can't get makeup or tan in the water

If you want to try something different and really have an experience, I would highly recommend going for this!! It's only £40 for a single float and if you live in Southampton then it's local, right in the centre of town!

You can book via the website HERE and I want to hear about your time in the pod, what you thought of it and how much you felt relaxed after!!!

Thanks so much to Limitless Float, I had a wonderful time and I think I'll be coming back for some of those Christmas vouchers .......

The experience was gifted but all tips and opinions are my own! Have fun in there! 

Floating My Way Back To Reality

Sunday, 11 November 2018







I get to try some really cool things and have amazing experiences, but I think this has to be one of the coolest by far. I am a super busy person and don't get many chances to literally just sit and relax without a phone or laptop or to do list the size of my arm. I think for all of us these days, stepping away from our phones and busy lives always comes last and we favour the things that speed life up rather than slow us down. But slowing down is essential sometimes.

Limitless Float is a brand new concept to Southampton. A large pod, with water filled to the brim with salts to help cleanse your body (and soul hopefully) and make you float, yes literally float! They invited me down to try it out and I'm going to tell you all about it and share my top tips.

Floating gives our bodies and out minds a chance to disconnect with the world, so the whole experience is calm, tranquil and all about YOU. When you first enter, you will sign a form agreeing to the conditions and then you will be ready to enter your room. Shoes are left at the door and each room has everything you need. A herbal tea or a water is always available and you are safe in the knowledge that there is someone there to help 100% of the time. 

Floating helps with:

- Stress & Anxiety
- Muscle Tension, Chronic Pain
- Sports Recovery & Performance
- Pregnancy

You take a shower and then get into your bathing suit or however you feel comfortable. The spa music will play telling you you have 10 minutes to get comfortable in the pod and the rest of your hour will begin. A whole 60 minutes in the pod goes faster than you think! I got given some squishy little ear plugs that block every sound out and make sure the salt doesn't go in your ears and then you're ready to float! 



I took a few selfies for the purpose of showing you the inside, then I began to relax. It was difficult to sit still and just forget everything for the first bit as it's just not natural to me. I left the blue light on, but you can choose to have it on or have a light that goes through the colours. You can also choose to have the pod mostly open, partly open or completely shut.

For someone that suffers with claustrophobia and anxiety, I thought that having the pod shut would FREAK ME OUT, but it turns out that its really breathable, super spacious and I didn't feel panicky at ALL. I had it shut the whole time! It also helps to reduce anxiety and stress from the relaxation as well as loosening the muscles we tighten when we aren't 'floating'. My back clicked so many times!

The whole thing is also body temperature, so it really enhances the 'floating' as you feel weightless. The more you relax your muscles the easier you will float and the more relaxed you will feel.




After the float is over you will have time to take a shower, wash off the salts and chill. There is a relaxation room and also beauty room so you can get re-ready after your relaxing time. More herbal tea is on offer and endless water! The salts can really take it out of you hydration wise so it's advised to drink as much water as possible after your cleanse. 

My Top Tips:

- Don't shave before! Not your armpits or your lady bits or any other bits of your body. The salt water will make it super sensitive do it's advised not to!

- Don't touch your eyes! The water will sting those too so just don't rub them!

- Try to clear your mind completely. No thinking about food or what you're going to do after or how your last Instagram post did, just keep it blank.

- Drink lots of water before, it will stop you getting thirsty and feeling the need to do anything while you float.

- Wear comfy, loose clothes. Nothing worse than trying to put on jeans while you're damp!

- Ladies take a makeup wipe to get it all off your face before you get in, it's much better to cleanse the skin and you can't get makeup or tan in the water

If you want to try something different and really have an experience, I would highly recommend going for this!! It's only £40 for a single float and if you live in Southampton then it's local, right in the centre of town!

You can book via the website HERE and I want to hear about your time in the pod, what you thought of it and how much you felt relaxed after!!!

Thanks so much to Limitless Float, I had a wonderful time and I think I'll be coming back for some of those Christmas vouchers .......

The experience was gifted but all tips and opinions are my own! Have fun in there! 




I love a good night out as much as the next person, but this summer I tried to find alternatives for the usual bars/clubs and questionable bed times. Choosing instead to try and choose cool events, or a dinner and drink so I’m too fat and tired to hit the bars. I still do love a good drink though and when I found out about the Port Solent annual Prosecco Festival, I knew it was right up my alley. 

With a whole load of sold out tickets last year and basically the same in 2018, it boasts a whole host of benefits when you buy a ticket. First and foremost, you get 5 glasses of prosecco (in tokens) included in the ticket which is bloody good value in itself, but on top of that, you also get to keep the printed glass they give you upon entrance that gets filled up after you use a token. I was designated driver as I’d had a heavy week so my bestie ploughed through almost 10 tokens like a trooper. You also get to keep the goody bag that has little gifts in it, some chocolate truffles, and memories from a brilliant night! 

We had a little look around and sat and drank our first glass of prosecco whilst watching a man in shiny leggings twist his way around fabric, one of the aerial routines on show and honestly it was pretty cool We also got to see a fire dancer with a ring that was literally flaming, the girls got talent!! There were live bands in some of the bars as well so you could enjoy some live music while you sip.





Stopping to eat in ‘O Sole Mio’ we shared an amazing Italian pasta with cheesy garlic bread, and I would hugely recommend trying there one day. The food was authentic and fast and the service was great! A few prosecco’s in and I was beginning to enjoy laughing at my tipsy bestie…..

We then headed round to see the Disco they were having (until 1am might I add!) and it was absolutely full of people dancing and having fun to cheesy 80’s hits! Not my favourite to dance to but I definitely got into it and it was actually super fun! The Prosecco Festival was 100% great value for money on the ticket price, and it was something different to do for a weekend which I liked. Maybe get your tickets to go next year? Or check out the other events that Port Solent have going on too!

The tickets were complimentary for the purpose of the review but honestly it was such a fun night and the tickets are GREAT value for money with all that you get! 

P.S after that many glasses she was a nightmare passenger on the way home but I love her and she had a great time too! 


Tickets were gifted for the review but they event really was great fun!

Saturday Night Alternatives: Prosecco

Monday, 29 October 2018





I love a good night out as much as the next person, but this summer I tried to find alternatives for the usual bars/clubs and questionable bed times. Choosing instead to try and choose cool events, or a dinner and drink so I’m too fat and tired to hit the bars. I still do love a good drink though and when I found out about the Port Solent annual Prosecco Festival, I knew it was right up my alley. 

With a whole load of sold out tickets last year and basically the same in 2018, it boasts a whole host of benefits when you buy a ticket. First and foremost, you get 5 glasses of prosecco (in tokens) included in the ticket which is bloody good value in itself, but on top of that, you also get to keep the printed glass they give you upon entrance that gets filled up after you use a token. I was designated driver as I’d had a heavy week so my bestie ploughed through almost 10 tokens like a trooper. You also get to keep the goody bag that has little gifts in it, some chocolate truffles, and memories from a brilliant night! 

We had a little look around and sat and drank our first glass of prosecco whilst watching a man in shiny leggings twist his way around fabric, one of the aerial routines on show and honestly it was pretty cool We also got to see a fire dancer with a ring that was literally flaming, the girls got talent!! There were live bands in some of the bars as well so you could enjoy some live music while you sip.





Stopping to eat in ‘O Sole Mio’ we shared an amazing Italian pasta with cheesy garlic bread, and I would hugely recommend trying there one day. The food was authentic and fast and the service was great! A few prosecco’s in and I was beginning to enjoy laughing at my tipsy bestie…..

We then headed round to see the Disco they were having (until 1am might I add!) and it was absolutely full of people dancing and having fun to cheesy 80’s hits! Not my favourite to dance to but I definitely got into it and it was actually super fun! The Prosecco Festival was 100% great value for money on the ticket price, and it was something different to do for a weekend which I liked. Maybe get your tickets to go next year? Or check out the other events that Port Solent have going on too!

The tickets were complimentary for the purpose of the review but honestly it was such a fun night and the tickets are GREAT value for money with all that you get! 

P.S after that many glasses she was a nightmare passenger on the way home but I love her and she had a great time too! 


Tickets were gifted for the review but they event really was great fun!

As you may know, I recently flew to Las Vegas and for the first time since I was in hospital from a panic attack, I was on an airplane. In all honesty, I am actually still on that plane right now and writing this from boredom of being in my seat, with my 3rd Gin and Tonic 8 hours in with another 2 to go. But hey I like to make the most of my time do I thought I’d do something productive (drinking Gin should also be a tip in itself).

I suffer with GAD and previously Agoraphobia and this had developed to claustrophobia over the last year and a half, but I’ve been dealing with it and have luckily not needed therapy. Trains I can now deal with. Deciding to get on a long-haul flight halfway across the world in economy seats? Fucked.

But I’m here, I haven’t freaked out and I only have 2 hours to go so here’s exactly how I did it.

1 – Freak Out A Little

If you suffer from any kind of anxiety, it’s because you’ve had an experience that causes these feelings. So, for you, it’s completely normal to be nervous about such a long flight where you can’t step outside for a LOT of hours …. (help). I did the obligatory “help I’m scared” texts to all of my family members, but I’m glad I got it all out of the way before the actual flight. My anxiety may actually be exhausted and have given up. 


2 – Get Some Meds

Although I haven’t actually needed to take them, I do have a little stash of prescription meds just by my feet in my handbag (don’t worry I’m not a mule) and even just having them there as a safety blanket has helped me a lot. Speak to your doctor about your concerns, about 2 weeks before you fly or book an appointment in advance and just ask for something to calm your nerves. I have Diazepam to calm anxiety and panics and make me drowsy but you cant drink on it so that's half the reason I didn’t take them #gin. 

3 – Make Playlists & A To Do List

If you know you’re going to have stuff to do while you’re on the plane then you have stuff to fill the hours of mindless people drooling on your shoulder. I made sure I had a magazine, all of my favourite playlists on Spotify downloaded for offline use, one for every mood, and I also made sure my laptop was fully charged as I’m a workaholic and it actually makes me feel better to do it HA YES I SAID THAT.

4 – PLAN EVERYTHING

If you plan your journey, luggage and itinerary thoroughly, you’ll feel way better when you actually get there about what you have to do. No aimlessly wandering around the airport looking for stuff to do or where to take your bag. If you need help, ASK. I did, I even asked where the toilets were whilst standing right by them oops. Put all your documents in one place, make sure you know where your passport is and you’ll be fine.

5 – Hypnosis

Now you make be thinking WTAF are you on about, but 2 days before I flew, I found a YouTube video that was supposed to ‘hypnotise’ the flight anxiety out of you. I’ve never had therapy so I wrote it off as mumbo jumbo but still, I laid on my couch and played the video. I still couldn’t tell you what’s on that tape after about 6 minutes because I always end up in a trance or asleep. TRUST ME I woke up at the end of the video right when he said to the first time (freaky) and the second time I just literally fell asleep. Strangely, I had absolutely 0 anxiety after that and I can’t pin it on anything other than that entering my subconscious and altering my entire brain. 


So there you have it! How I’m getting through this flight! That, plus I just asked the hostess to bring me (more) Gin and Tonic and a peppermint tea because… well… balance is key.

Happy Flying!

My 5 Proven Top Tips for Flying with Anxiety

Wednesday, 24 October 2018


As you may know, I recently flew to Las Vegas and for the first time since I was in hospital from a panic attack, I was on an airplane. In all honesty, I am actually still on that plane right now and writing this from boredom of being in my seat, with my 3rd Gin and Tonic 8 hours in with another 2 to go. But hey I like to make the most of my time do I thought I’d do something productive (drinking Gin should also be a tip in itself).

I suffer with GAD and previously Agoraphobia and this had developed to claustrophobia over the last year and a half, but I’ve been dealing with it and have luckily not needed therapy. Trains I can now deal with. Deciding to get on a long-haul flight halfway across the world in economy seats? Fucked.

But I’m here, I haven’t freaked out and I only have 2 hours to go so here’s exactly how I did it.

1 – Freak Out A Little

If you suffer from any kind of anxiety, it’s because you’ve had an experience that causes these feelings. So, for you, it’s completely normal to be nervous about such a long flight where you can’t step outside for a LOT of hours …. (help). I did the obligatory “help I’m scared” texts to all of my family members, but I’m glad I got it all out of the way before the actual flight. My anxiety may actually be exhausted and have given up. 


2 – Get Some Meds

Although I haven’t actually needed to take them, I do have a little stash of prescription meds just by my feet in my handbag (don’t worry I’m not a mule) and even just having them there as a safety blanket has helped me a lot. Speak to your doctor about your concerns, about 2 weeks before you fly or book an appointment in advance and just ask for something to calm your nerves. I have Diazepam to calm anxiety and panics and make me drowsy but you cant drink on it so that's half the reason I didn’t take them #gin. 

3 – Make Playlists & A To Do List

If you know you’re going to have stuff to do while you’re on the plane then you have stuff to fill the hours of mindless people drooling on your shoulder. I made sure I had a magazine, all of my favourite playlists on Spotify downloaded for offline use, one for every mood, and I also made sure my laptop was fully charged as I’m a workaholic and it actually makes me feel better to do it HA YES I SAID THAT.

4 – PLAN EVERYTHING

If you plan your journey, luggage and itinerary thoroughly, you’ll feel way better when you actually get there about what you have to do. No aimlessly wandering around the airport looking for stuff to do or where to take your bag. If you need help, ASK. I did, I even asked where the toilets were whilst standing right by them oops. Put all your documents in one place, make sure you know where your passport is and you’ll be fine.

5 – Hypnosis

Now you make be thinking WTAF are you on about, but 2 days before I flew, I found a YouTube video that was supposed to ‘hypnotise’ the flight anxiety out of you. I’ve never had therapy so I wrote it off as mumbo jumbo but still, I laid on my couch and played the video. I still couldn’t tell you what’s on that tape after about 6 minutes because I always end up in a trance or asleep. TRUST ME I woke up at the end of the video right when he said to the first time (freaky) and the second time I just literally fell asleep. Strangely, I had absolutely 0 anxiety after that and I can’t pin it on anything other than that entering my subconscious and altering my entire brain. 


So there you have it! How I’m getting through this flight! That, plus I just asked the hostess to bring me (more) Gin and Tonic and a peppermint tea because… well… balance is key.

Happy Flying!






As you all know, I'm such a foodie and I love eating out and finding new places, or even just visiting my favourites. Until the 28th October, Go Southampton have created Foodie Fortnight where you can enjoy deals at selected restaurants and eat out for between £10 and £15.

I decided to take my mum with me to visit Coriander Lounge, on Above Bar street near Oxford Street. A tasty little Indian place with authentic food. It's been around for a while and I'd been here a couple of times before (and got a takeaway too) but I hadn't been for a long time so I thought it a good place to fill up on flavourful food. 

We had some popadoms and dips to snack on while we waited for our main dishes and my mum went for the sweet ones while I went for the others, a garlic-y one and a soy sauce type one.  

For mains, I went for the Chicken Nawabi - "Chicken breasts marinated with selected spices, grilled in a Tandoori oven and cooked with a medium spicy sauce with jalapeƱos, Garnished with crispy fried onions". It went really well with the mushroom rice too! It was pretty spicy but nothing I couldn't handle. My mum decided to go for the coconut rise with the Mango Chicken dish, something that wasn't spicy at all and looked pretty damn good! 

We also had a drink included with the deal so the meal and drink was to only £15 each with the offer. (Extra drinks/dishes not included.)

Foodie fortnight is on for another week and you can grab a lunch or dinner deal so take a look at them HERE!

The meal was complimentary for the purpose of the review but all views are my own.

Southampton Foodie Fortnight

Sunday, 21 October 2018







As you all know, I'm such a foodie and I love eating out and finding new places, or even just visiting my favourites. Until the 28th October, Go Southampton have created Foodie Fortnight where you can enjoy deals at selected restaurants and eat out for between £10 and £15.

I decided to take my mum with me to visit Coriander Lounge, on Above Bar street near Oxford Street. A tasty little Indian place with authentic food. It's been around for a while and I'd been here a couple of times before (and got a takeaway too) but I hadn't been for a long time so I thought it a good place to fill up on flavourful food. 

We had some popadoms and dips to snack on while we waited for our main dishes and my mum went for the sweet ones while I went for the others, a garlic-y one and a soy sauce type one.  

For mains, I went for the Chicken Nawabi - "Chicken breasts marinated with selected spices, grilled in a Tandoori oven and cooked with a medium spicy sauce with jalapeƱos, Garnished with crispy fried onions". It went really well with the mushroom rice too! It was pretty spicy but nothing I couldn't handle. My mum decided to go for the coconut rise with the Mango Chicken dish, something that wasn't spicy at all and looked pretty damn good! 

We also had a drink included with the deal so the meal and drink was to only £15 each with the offer. (Extra drinks/dishes not included.)

Foodie fortnight is on for another week and you can grab a lunch or dinner deal so take a look at them HERE!

The meal was complimentary for the purpose of the review but all views are my own.


This genuinely is, and always has been, my favourite time of year. The air gets a little crisper and the mornings get a little colder but everything feels like it's changing. And I guess thats because it is. Our jumpers come out of hiding from the summer months and we add a little extra blanket over our beds to keep cosy. My favourite wardrobe changeover is from summer to autumn as i can slip back into cosy jeans and jumpers and not be called a slob. I picked out a whole load of new outfits from Femme Luxe UK and styled them up to give me some ideas for the next couple of weeks.



If you're going to 'spill the Tea' you might as well do it in a great outfit, so I paired my Mustard Knit Jumper with a long black slit skirt. The lace up boots gave it more of a dressed up feel but I love these boots so much I would 100% wear this shopping. I also love how extra the furry sleeves are and they are SO SOFT! 






Work-wear in the middle months can be hard, as in the morning it's so freezing you could hide in an eskimo coat but then throughout the day it gets warmer. So these Pink Fur Sleeved and Khaki Fur Sleeved jumpers (again with super soft furry sleeves) are perfect. A little covered but not too thick and will fit under a coat for the colder morns. They also double up as a dress too so why not add some thigh highs?




Another one of my favourites and a really easy wear is the Grey Crossover Cropped Jumper. It doesn't actually classify as cropped but you get a bit of a breezy belly if you aren't  wearing something high waisted! Good thing I pretty much always do eh .... Lucky for you the short one sold out and the long one is back! No breezy bellies for you guys ..... Find it here.





Firstly, unfortunately no this Range Rover isn't mine although I'm happy it turned up mid shoot as it makes a GREAT boujie backdrop and I was feeling this outfit with it too. The Mustard Stripe Jumper is also reversible so if you're feeling extra boujjjj you can have the scrappy side at the front. Another great throw on jumper for the transition period.




Going out for drinks or dinner in the winter can be hard as the outfit choices are somewhat limited, but I've nailed it with this White Bardot Jumper Dress paired with my favourite shoes, thigh highs!! The dress can get a little cold as there isn't anything underneath but you can just shiver a little until you get into the bar and then it's all good. It's also super comfy and SUPER cheap!






Now for the grand finale! I have honestly never worn anything like a metallic dress but I am completely sold on it. This dress is so attention grabbing and catches the light you'll be hard pushed to hide in the shadows for the night. It's extremely see-through but I paired it with a leotard underneath. Other options could be a strapless bra and high waisted matching pants or anything you see fit to match underneath. I will 100% be wearing this on my next night out and not shoving it to the rejected-dress pile!! Find it here.

So there you have it, my autumn look-book with Femme Luxe Finery! I can't wait to get all these outfits on the go and explore more of how to style them up for winter. How will you be transitioning through the season?

Femme Luxe Finery:

Shot by: @Ohsojack_

Shot in: @southamptonharbourhotel

The clothes were gifted as part of this review but all styling, direction and words are my own.

My Autumn Lookbook For 2018

Monday, 1 October 2018



This genuinely is, and always has been, my favourite time of year. The air gets a little crisper and the mornings get a little colder but everything feels like it's changing. And I guess thats because it is. Our jumpers come out of hiding from the summer months and we add a little extra blanket over our beds to keep cosy. My favourite wardrobe changeover is from summer to autumn as i can slip back into cosy jeans and jumpers and not be called a slob. I picked out a whole load of new outfits from Femme Luxe UK and styled them up to give me some ideas for the next couple of weeks.



If you're going to 'spill the Tea' you might as well do it in a great outfit, so I paired my Mustard Knit Jumper with a long black slit skirt. The lace up boots gave it more of a dressed up feel but I love these boots so much I would 100% wear this shopping. I also love how extra the furry sleeves are and they are SO SOFT! 






Work-wear in the middle months can be hard, as in the morning it's so freezing you could hide in an eskimo coat but then throughout the day it gets warmer. So these Pink Fur Sleeved and Khaki Fur Sleeved jumpers (again with super soft furry sleeves) are perfect. A little covered but not too thick and will fit under a coat for the colder morns. They also double up as a dress too so why not add some thigh highs?




Another one of my favourites and a really easy wear is the Grey Crossover Cropped Jumper. It doesn't actually classify as cropped but you get a bit of a breezy belly if you aren't  wearing something high waisted! Good thing I pretty much always do eh .... Lucky for you the short one sold out and the long one is back! No breezy bellies for you guys ..... Find it here.





Firstly, unfortunately no this Range Rover isn't mine although I'm happy it turned up mid shoot as it makes a GREAT boujie backdrop and I was feeling this outfit with it too. The Mustard Stripe Jumper is also reversible so if you're feeling extra boujjjj you can have the scrappy side at the front. Another great throw on jumper for the transition period.




Going out for drinks or dinner in the winter can be hard as the outfit choices are somewhat limited, but I've nailed it with this White Bardot Jumper Dress paired with my favourite shoes, thigh highs!! The dress can get a little cold as there isn't anything underneath but you can just shiver a little until you get into the bar and then it's all good. It's also super comfy and SUPER cheap!






Now for the grand finale! I have honestly never worn anything like a metallic dress but I am completely sold on it. This dress is so attention grabbing and catches the light you'll be hard pushed to hide in the shadows for the night. It's extremely see-through but I paired it with a leotard underneath. Other options could be a strapless bra and high waisted matching pants or anything you see fit to match underneath. I will 100% be wearing this on my next night out and not shoving it to the rejected-dress pile!! Find it here.

So there you have it, my autumn look-book with Femme Luxe Finery! I can't wait to get all these outfits on the go and explore more of how to style them up for winter. How will you be transitioning through the season?

Femme Luxe Finery:

Shot by: @Ohsojack_

Shot in: @southamptonharbourhotel

The clothes were gifted as part of this review but all styling, direction and words are my own.



I used to go to quite a lot of festivals with my family, as a Summer 'thing', but I haven't really ever been in the last few years and have favoured home improvements rather than experiences. Although I haven't ever complained I don't go to them, I think I'll make a point of going again next year, especially when it's one I enjoyed as much as this......

Eklectica Festival at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight invited me down for the weekend and I cannot thank them enough! See below for all the images and everything from my 3 day festival festivities!


Location








Set in the beautiful an scenic Robin Hill on the IOW, Eklectica is hidden in the woodlands, with amazing light decorations and feathers or fairy lights hidden in the trees around every corner. Some of the permanent fixtures like the wooden bridge and the wooden cabins are slammed up for the occasion and no expense is spared the it comes to neon lights or eclectic decorations. Such a picturesque location for a weekend of pure bliss!

Entertainment






I love going to gigs and concerts but there's something about the atmosphere of a festival that makes the whole performance so so much better. There was a mix of performers with Tinchy Strider and Reggie Yates DJ on the Friday night, with an amazing vibe and lots of bopping around on my part! 

Then came the Saturday, and we have the pleasure and first time experience of trying out the Silent Disco! With a small deposit for headphones you get to listen to the best sing-a-long songs with everyone else that's wearing headphones, and look like a complete nutter to everyone watching for the fun of it! 

Saturday night and the headliners were Scouting for Girls, but our favourite performers of the whole weekend turned out to be The Beatbox Collective. So much talent and everyone absolutely loved it with the biggest crowd by the end of the set and everyone dancing to nothing but the music made with their mouths. Amongst all the main stages, there was also small acoustic artists throughout the weekend and not one of them made me want to escape at all!! Props to Eklectica for their great taste in bands. 


Food & Drink





With an array of food stalls, there's no shortage of something to eat. We had a sure hard time choosing every lunch and dinner and went for something different each time! Our favourites of the weekend were Dumpling Dumpling, The Real Curry Squad and Tipsy Wight for cocktails! Trying something new each time kept the excitement and there were also vegan options too.



Festival Fever







For someone who doesn't really get dressed up for festivals, I had a great time adding every accessory physically possible for this one!! The theme was Hawaiian for the Saturday but I went all out each day with face gems (from Amazon), amazing coloured braids (BraidedXF) and all the best animal prints and bright clothes. I had so much fun adding all the make up and hair and absolutely loved being that 'extra' for a weekend without anyone thinking it was over the top. We even got a lot of comments saying how great we looked!!



Tickets and Travel




Getting to the IOW really wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and Wightlink made it so easy to cross from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight. We even managed to grab a spot near the front on the ferry, look outside as the weather was good and there was coffee and snacks on board. 

The festival in my opinion is super well priced, for something that pretty and with great performers. They might not be the biggest names in the business but they sure are just as good quality and fit with the festival so well. If I was to go to another festival next year, it would be this one and I will be taking my whole family in 2019 as I am fully converted. 

You can find all of the ticket information and the website for Eklectica here and I will 100% be attending next year. See my YouTube channel for the video this weekend and I hope to see you there next year!!

The tickets and travel were gifted for the purpose of the review and weekend content but all views are my own and i honestly had the BEST time ever!!! Thanks so much to Wightlink and Eklectica and I will be returning next year!

The Only Festival I'll Be Booking Next Year - Eklectica

Thursday, 20 September 2018




I used to go to quite a lot of festivals with my family, as a Summer 'thing', but I haven't really ever been in the last few years and have favoured home improvements rather than experiences. Although I haven't ever complained I don't go to them, I think I'll make a point of going again next year, especially when it's one I enjoyed as much as this......

Eklectica Festival at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight invited me down for the weekend and I cannot thank them enough! See below for all the images and everything from my 3 day festival festivities!


Location








Set in the beautiful an scenic Robin Hill on the IOW, Eklectica is hidden in the woodlands, with amazing light decorations and feathers or fairy lights hidden in the trees around every corner. Some of the permanent fixtures like the wooden bridge and the wooden cabins are slammed up for the occasion and no expense is spared the it comes to neon lights or eclectic decorations. Such a picturesque location for a weekend of pure bliss!

Entertainment






I love going to gigs and concerts but there's something about the atmosphere of a festival that makes the whole performance so so much better. There was a mix of performers with Tinchy Strider and Reggie Yates DJ on the Friday night, with an amazing vibe and lots of bopping around on my part! 

Then came the Saturday, and we have the pleasure and first time experience of trying out the Silent Disco! With a small deposit for headphones you get to listen to the best sing-a-long songs with everyone else that's wearing headphones, and look like a complete nutter to everyone watching for the fun of it! 

Saturday night and the headliners were Scouting for Girls, but our favourite performers of the whole weekend turned out to be The Beatbox Collective. So much talent and everyone absolutely loved it with the biggest crowd by the end of the set and everyone dancing to nothing but the music made with their mouths. Amongst all the main stages, there was also small acoustic artists throughout the weekend and not one of them made me want to escape at all!! Props to Eklectica for their great taste in bands. 


Food & Drink





With an array of food stalls, there's no shortage of something to eat. We had a sure hard time choosing every lunch and dinner and went for something different each time! Our favourites of the weekend were Dumpling Dumpling, The Real Curry Squad and Tipsy Wight for cocktails! Trying something new each time kept the excitement and there were also vegan options too.



Festival Fever







For someone who doesn't really get dressed up for festivals, I had a great time adding every accessory physically possible for this one!! The theme was Hawaiian for the Saturday but I went all out each day with face gems (from Amazon), amazing coloured braids (BraidedXF) and all the best animal prints and bright clothes. I had so much fun adding all the make up and hair and absolutely loved being that 'extra' for a weekend without anyone thinking it was over the top. We even got a lot of comments saying how great we looked!!



Tickets and Travel




Getting to the IOW really wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and Wightlink made it so easy to cross from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight. We even managed to grab a spot near the front on the ferry, look outside as the weather was good and there was coffee and snacks on board. 

The festival in my opinion is super well priced, for something that pretty and with great performers. They might not be the biggest names in the business but they sure are just as good quality and fit with the festival so well. If I was to go to another festival next year, it would be this one and I will be taking my whole family in 2019 as I am fully converted. 

You can find all of the ticket information and the website for Eklectica here and I will 100% be attending next year. See my YouTube channel for the video this weekend and I hope to see you there next year!!

The tickets and travel were gifted for the purpose of the review and weekend content but all views are my own and i honestly had the BEST time ever!!! Thanks so much to Wightlink and Eklectica and I will be returning next year!

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