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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!




I’m not someone who goes shopping very often if I’m honest, so when I do go I like it to be simple and beneficial to me rather than just browsing. I love a good bargain or a discount, but without the love of browsing, it find it hard to see all of the deals in different places without trekking through every shop. That’s where the JISP app comes in.

They have devised a brand new way to get all of the discounts you could want in one place, right in your pocket. The JISP app helps shoppers find exclusive discounts in all of your favourite shops so you can pick the ones you want to go to right away. I attended their Southampton launch event and they had some great areas to learn about the app. 




With a supermarket sweep we got to play the game using the app and look at all areas. We also got to see how easy it was to scan products linked with the app and gain rewards by collecting a certain amount. The app is already in full swing with so many stores in Southampton on board, including Ernest Jones, Krispy Kreme, Sunglass Hut, Casa Brasil and TGI Friday’s. From restaurants to clothes there’s a discount for everything!

As well as discounts, there are also competitions to win prizes all from a button on your phone, plus notifications for discounts and offers at your favourite places. The app knows what I want before I do … which is dangerous for my bank account!! 

Take a look for yourself and download the JISP App here

The Shopping PA In My Pocket

Monday, 27 August 2018




I’m not someone who goes shopping very often if I’m honest, so when I do go I like it to be simple and beneficial to me rather than just browsing. I love a good bargain or a discount, but without the love of browsing, it find it hard to see all of the deals in different places without trekking through every shop. That’s where the JISP app comes in.

They have devised a brand new way to get all of the discounts you could want in one place, right in your pocket. The JISP app helps shoppers find exclusive discounts in all of your favourite shops so you can pick the ones you want to go to right away. I attended their Southampton launch event and they had some great areas to learn about the app. 




With a supermarket sweep we got to play the game using the app and look at all areas. We also got to see how easy it was to scan products linked with the app and gain rewards by collecting a certain amount. The app is already in full swing with so many stores in Southampton on board, including Ernest Jones, Krispy Kreme, Sunglass Hut, Casa Brasil and TGI Friday’s. From restaurants to clothes there’s a discount for everything!

As well as discounts, there are also competitions to win prizes all from a button on your phone, plus notifications for discounts and offers at your favourite places. The app knows what I want before I do … which is dangerous for my bank account!! 

Take a look for yourself and download the JISP App here





I’ve always liked eating healthy and strangely my body kind of rejects unhealthy food. Fish and Chips and I feel terrible for two days (but sometimes it’s so worth it). But with a busy schedule pretty much all the time there isn’t really a let6 up, and even meal prep to me takes up too much time. I have seen a few meal prep type companies that make and deliver your food, but never given it a proper thought just dismissing the idea as being too expensive or just for hardcore ‘gym gods’ who need 7 chicken breast and rice meals a day.

When The Eat Good Club opened up in Shirley, Southampton, I thought it the perfect opportunity to fill a week with good food considering I had a busy diary and wouldn’t have time to cook. Their business originally started when they were making their own gym meal prep and other people were paying them to make theirs to. Then bingo! A Gap in the market and the restaurant/shop was opened. 

I chose to go with the package that included lunch and dinner and asked for specifically some salmon meals, but other than that I wasn’t fussed and just wanted to keep it healthy.

They were really understanding and knew that the food was just pure health rather than for a fitness or muscle gain basis so didn’t worry too much about my macros etc. But that is an option if you really are into your gym food! I went and collected my box as I was at an event nearby, but it’s a flexible service and they can deliver the food to you when you need as well. 



All of the food comes in it’s own little containers and is easily identified, and calorie counted too. Each one has the nutritional information written on the front, as well as the instructions on how to reheat the meals when you eat them. It couldn’t be simpler really! 

So what was the food actually like?





I had a couple of choices for breakfasts, one with fruit, one fruit and yoghurt and one with chia seeds and yoghurt with fruit also and they were super tasty. They were also little pots so I could take them with me to work if I needed. 

It was actually better than I expected. I don’t really ever reheat food because I always think it tastes worse or goes funny but these guys are pro’s and they know how it’s done. I reheated each meal and each was just as good as the one before. I added sauce to some of them too, and I would recommend doing that, as sauce would be a little strange to reheat and not everyone likes the same stuff! So just get a couple of different ones and pairing the sauce with your meal. 

Price wise, it’s not as expensive as I first thought and can average about £40 per week. Which I imagine is less than what I would spend on Pret or other ready meals!!

Give them a call or pop in store and see what you fancy! Why not try it for a week? 

Find them on Instagram here: @theeatgoodclub

(The food was gifted but the review was all my own and I'm definitely going to buy some more!)

Meal Prep For A Busy Week

Sunday, 19 August 2018






I’ve always liked eating healthy and strangely my body kind of rejects unhealthy food. Fish and Chips and I feel terrible for two days (but sometimes it’s so worth it). But with a busy schedule pretty much all the time there isn’t really a let6 up, and even meal prep to me takes up too much time. I have seen a few meal prep type companies that make and deliver your food, but never given it a proper thought just dismissing the idea as being too expensive or just for hardcore ‘gym gods’ who need 7 chicken breast and rice meals a day.

When The Eat Good Club opened up in Shirley, Southampton, I thought it the perfect opportunity to fill a week with good food considering I had a busy diary and wouldn’t have time to cook. Their business originally started when they were making their own gym meal prep and other people were paying them to make theirs to. Then bingo! A Gap in the market and the restaurant/shop was opened. 

I chose to go with the package that included lunch and dinner and asked for specifically some salmon meals, but other than that I wasn’t fussed and just wanted to keep it healthy.

They were really understanding and knew that the food was just pure health rather than for a fitness or muscle gain basis so didn’t worry too much about my macros etc. But that is an option if you really are into your gym food! I went and collected my box as I was at an event nearby, but it’s a flexible service and they can deliver the food to you when you need as well. 



All of the food comes in it’s own little containers and is easily identified, and calorie counted too. Each one has the nutritional information written on the front, as well as the instructions on how to reheat the meals when you eat them. It couldn’t be simpler really! 

So what was the food actually like?





I had a couple of choices for breakfasts, one with fruit, one fruit and yoghurt and one with chia seeds and yoghurt with fruit also and they were super tasty. They were also little pots so I could take them with me to work if I needed. 

It was actually better than I expected. I don’t really ever reheat food because I always think it tastes worse or goes funny but these guys are pro’s and they know how it’s done. I reheated each meal and each was just as good as the one before. I added sauce to some of them too, and I would recommend doing that, as sauce would be a little strange to reheat and not everyone likes the same stuff! So just get a couple of different ones and pairing the sauce with your meal. 

Price wise, it’s not as expensive as I first thought and can average about £40 per week. Which I imagine is less than what I would spend on Pret or other ready meals!!

Give them a call or pop in store and see what you fancy! Why not try it for a week? 

Find them on Instagram here: @theeatgoodclub

(The food was gifted but the review was all my own and I'm definitely going to buy some more!)

It's no shock to everyone that my skin has never been great, continues to be a problematic toddler and likes to flit between breakout and a sweaty mess throughout the duration of my busy life! Not ideal. I have been on medication for my acne, tried all sorts of creams from natural and holistic to medicated, and even high street ones. Some of them make it better for a week or so but then it breaks out again and I look like a Dominos pizza.

Last year was a really down time for me, yes I was on TV but that was the worst my skin has ever EVER been (was it a sign?) and I was SO self conscious. I had makeup on the whole time and wouldn't get my face wet in the pool incase they showed a close up of my face. Turns out they showed nothing of me but still hey ho ......

As well as the acne, I also have pigmentation and parts of my face are red and parts are pale, just rubbing salt in the wound really. I also have one eye smaller than the other and my eyelid hangs over and makes it look EVEN smaller. So when I was offered the opportunity to try a scientifically proven product from the USA I thought hey what have I got to lose!

Turns out science is actually pretty clever.....




Stem cells are these crazy little things that live in your body and regenerate whatever is needed, for example new skin, curing illness and loads more science-y stuff. Regenere3D is a revolutionary new product that carries live stem cells, so that when you apply the product, it regenerates the stem cells in your own body and promotes regret and repair of your skin. Its like a corrector and a preventer in 1, correcting any blemishes or skin conditions and preventing them from returning by repairing the cells. 

Now here is where it gets even crazier.... the technology was developed by scientists at NASA. YEAH. I'm basically putting space on my face. It's a purely boutique product with over 12 years of experience behind it and a hell of a portfolio. If you don't believe me just have a scroll through their website! The research and results speak for themselves. 

The first application of the product is the most important, and the next 14 days will be life changing in your skin, you will physically see it get better. I know what you're thinking, yeah right Ellisha you're lying we all know it. But seriously I'm not, just TRY it! I gave it a go and took some 'before' photos:





These are NOT edited and have all be taken by me at home!! I lathered on the first application of the product and waited for the 25 minutes recommended. It had a slight tingle to it but that's the cream activating in my skin. 

I put on a thick layer so it felt quite thick but it's pretty lightweight for a strong cream! I waited the set amount of time then followed the instructions and rubbed off he cream. It sure enough, came off in little lumps as well as some of the dead skin it managed to muster up! I rubbed it all and then wiped it off with a hot flannel, don't dab, just wipe! It will bring more of the cream and the dead skin off. 

That was just the first application, then came the next 14 days. I used the cream every day and night, applying in the morning before putting on my makeup, then about and hour before bed to let it sink in before I laid on my face. I didn't really see my change day to day but that's because I look at my face all day. 

My best friend did however say my skin was "glowing" and I hadn't even told her I was using the cream (and that is the honest truth I swear). I kept using it constantly and realised after a while that I hadn't had any kind of outbreak in my skin. No huge spots, no mount Vesuvius and no ruining weekends because my skin was bad. I have literally no other explanation than the fact I am using the cream. Nothing else about my life has changed and if I'm honest I have probably eaten more crappy food than normal due to being so busy. 






So here's the final outcome! I have less spots, smoother skin and it has a lot more bounce to it. Some of the pigmentation has gone down and my skin does have more of a glow to it. The acne scars have gone down slightly but to be honest it's only been 14 days! I'm super excited to see what it's like after another month!! 

I am not part of the luxury skincare club and I love it. There are so many different lotions and potions and you don't really know what goes into it, but this is explicitly made using plant stem cells and I'm not going to stop using it any time soon!

Feel free to see the website at Regenere3D and see all of the other before and afters too!

Use my discount code SOUTHAMPTON to get 25% OFF your first order and if you want a tester just to try it? Send me a message and I will grab you one! ALWAYS free worldwide shipping too!! 

Lets start your skin journey!

*this post is sponsored but all images and opinions are my own*

Regenere 3D: Curing My Acne with Science!

Thursday, 9 August 2018


It's no shock to everyone that my skin has never been great, continues to be a problematic toddler and likes to flit between breakout and a sweaty mess throughout the duration of my busy life! Not ideal. I have been on medication for my acne, tried all sorts of creams from natural and holistic to medicated, and even high street ones. Some of them make it better for a week or so but then it breaks out again and I look like a Dominos pizza.

Last year was a really down time for me, yes I was on TV but that was the worst my skin has ever EVER been (was it a sign?) and I was SO self conscious. I had makeup on the whole time and wouldn't get my face wet in the pool incase they showed a close up of my face. Turns out they showed nothing of me but still hey ho ......

As well as the acne, I also have pigmentation and parts of my face are red and parts are pale, just rubbing salt in the wound really. I also have one eye smaller than the other and my eyelid hangs over and makes it look EVEN smaller. So when I was offered the opportunity to try a scientifically proven product from the USA I thought hey what have I got to lose!

Turns out science is actually pretty clever.....




Stem cells are these crazy little things that live in your body and regenerate whatever is needed, for example new skin, curing illness and loads more science-y stuff. Regenere3D is a revolutionary new product that carries live stem cells, so that when you apply the product, it regenerates the stem cells in your own body and promotes regret and repair of your skin. Its like a corrector and a preventer in 1, correcting any blemishes or skin conditions and preventing them from returning by repairing the cells. 

Now here is where it gets even crazier.... the technology was developed by scientists at NASA. YEAH. I'm basically putting space on my face. It's a purely boutique product with over 12 years of experience behind it and a hell of a portfolio. If you don't believe me just have a scroll through their website! The research and results speak for themselves. 

The first application of the product is the most important, and the next 14 days will be life changing in your skin, you will physically see it get better. I know what you're thinking, yeah right Ellisha you're lying we all know it. But seriously I'm not, just TRY it! I gave it a go and took some 'before' photos:





These are NOT edited and have all be taken by me at home!! I lathered on the first application of the product and waited for the 25 minutes recommended. It had a slight tingle to it but that's the cream activating in my skin. 

I put on a thick layer so it felt quite thick but it's pretty lightweight for a strong cream! I waited the set amount of time then followed the instructions and rubbed off he cream. It sure enough, came off in little lumps as well as some of the dead skin it managed to muster up! I rubbed it all and then wiped it off with a hot flannel, don't dab, just wipe! It will bring more of the cream and the dead skin off. 

That was just the first application, then came the next 14 days. I used the cream every day and night, applying in the morning before putting on my makeup, then about and hour before bed to let it sink in before I laid on my face. I didn't really see my change day to day but that's because I look at my face all day. 

My best friend did however say my skin was "glowing" and I hadn't even told her I was using the cream (and that is the honest truth I swear). I kept using it constantly and realised after a while that I hadn't had any kind of outbreak in my skin. No huge spots, no mount Vesuvius and no ruining weekends because my skin was bad. I have literally no other explanation than the fact I am using the cream. Nothing else about my life has changed and if I'm honest I have probably eaten more crappy food than normal due to being so busy. 






So here's the final outcome! I have less spots, smoother skin and it has a lot more bounce to it. Some of the pigmentation has gone down and my skin does have more of a glow to it. The acne scars have gone down slightly but to be honest it's only been 14 days! I'm super excited to see what it's like after another month!! 

I am not part of the luxury skincare club and I love it. There are so many different lotions and potions and you don't really know what goes into it, but this is explicitly made using plant stem cells and I'm not going to stop using it any time soon!

Feel free to see the website at Regenere3D and see all of the other before and afters too!

Use my discount code SOUTHAMPTON to get 25% OFF your first order and if you want a tester just to try it? Send me a message and I will grab you one! ALWAYS free worldwide shipping too!! 

Lets start your skin journey!

*this post is sponsored but all images and opinions are my own*

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