Morning Beauty Routine


Listerine Advanced White Mouthwash Review

The morning time is arguably one of my favourite times of the day, especially now that we have lighter mornings. I especially love it when I have enough time in the morning to take my time getting ready and to chill out a little before rushing out the door. Pretty much as soon as I wake up in the morning I tend to browse social media and check my e-mails, which is something that I'm trying to replace with mindfulness, but for now, this is what wakes me up in the morning.


Listerine Advanced White Mouthwash Review

Listerine Advanced White Mouthwash Review

I then always like the start the day with a glass of water before I have any kind of caffeinated drink, just to kick start my body and wake me up. As I tend to wash my hair the night before, this saves me a little time in the morning to sort through my calendar and work out what I have to do for the day, if I have any errands or meetings and generally figure out how my day is going to pan out. I still use the diary on my phone and laptop, but there's just something I love about having a paper diary to keep track of everything. 

Listerine Advanced White Mouthwash Review

Listerine Advanced White Mouthwash Review

Listerine Advanced White Mouthwash Review

Once I've done this I start with my morning skincare, which I generally like to switch and change depending on how my skin is feeling. I mostly have dry skin so I'll often use a hydrating oil or serum followed by a moisturiser. At the moment I'm trying to use moisturisers with SPF in, as the weather is getting a little hotter so I want to protect my skin. After that I'll apply a good layer of either a body butter or body cream to my legs and arms to prevent any dry skin, as I also get super dry body skin. 

Listerine Advanced White Mouthwash Review

Once my skincare is sorted I move onto dental care, I always try to take good care of my teeth by using an electric tooth brush and regularly flossing (although not as much as I should), and I've recently been using the Listerine Advanced White mouthwash to improve the whiteness of my teeth. I've been using the mouthwash twice a day everyday for 2 weeks and have really noticed a difference in the whiteness of my teeth. 

Listerine Advanced White Mouthwash Review

What I've loved about using this is that along with helping to whiten your teeth it also cleans and strengthens them. The way that it cleans is by using 3 powerful essential oils, which combine to reduce bacteria and help to promote a clean tooth surface. Another big plus for me with this product is that it also strengthens your teeth as it contains fluoride.

Listerine Advanced White Mouthwash Review

If like me, you are on the lookout for a teeth whitening product that also strengthens your teeth then I'd definitely recommend the Listerine Advanced White. Once all of that is done I'll apply my make up, style my hair and then get dressed before running out the door to catch the tube. I only eat breakfast at home at the weekend as during the week I eat porridge at my desk when I get to work, as this saves me some getting ready time in the morning! 

Listerine Advanced White Mouthwash Review

What is your day to day morning routine? 

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Wilderness Reserve with Fresh Beauty


The Wilderness Reserve

You will have recently seen on my Instagram that I was luckily whisked off to the absolutely stunning Wilderness Reserve for an overnight stay with one of my favourite skincare brands, Fresh Beauty. I took so many pictures from the 2 days we were there that I thought I'd put them all in one blog post and I did a poll on my Instagram stories and the majority also wanted a blog post, so here you go! I'll warn you, it's pretty lengthy so grab a cup of tea and settle in.

The Wilderness Reserve

I'd never heard of the Wilderness Retreat before but as soon as I looked it up online I knew I was going to love it. It's situated on 100 acres of land and has the most stunning collection of huge and cozy boutique cottages I've ever seen. We stayed in The Walled Gardens, which is an enormous 8 bedroom cottage which was beautifully stunning and grand but was also made to feel cosy with all the little details dotted around. 

The Wilderness Reserve

When we arrived we were given a bit of time to settle into our rooms and unpack a little, but all I did was run around taking pictures of everything the Fresh team had laid out for us. We were each given the softest and fluffiest personalised white dressing gowns and possibly every single Fresh product ever made all beautifully placed around the bedroom and bathroom. They also put all the stops out with stunning flowers laid out everywhere, and let me tell you, that is the way to my heart! 

The Wilderness Reserve

The idea of the overnight stay was that the team had arranged different activities during the 2 days to celebrate their most favourite products. First on the agenda was a lunch and let me tell you, the spread was something else! We all piled our plates high with all the buffet food and then retreated to the garden to stuff our faces whilst looking at the insanely beautiful country view.

The Wilderness Reserve

The Wilderness Reserve

The Wilderness Reserve

The Wilderness Reserve

The Wilderness Reserve

After we filled our bellies we then put on our swimming costumes and popped down to the pool (yes it was hot enough in the UK to enjoy an outdoor pool!!) and wait until we were called for our facials. 

The Wilderness Reserve

This part of the day was all focused around the Rose Face Mask, which is a luxurious hydrating mask that contains real rose petals and restores radiance to the skin. Once the facials were done we had a little bit of time to chill out, drink some iced coffee and lounge around in the conservatory. 

The Wilderness Reserve

The Wilderness Reserve

Also, being the blogger than I am I also used this time to take lots of photos, because I'm incapable of being somewhere lovely and not wanting to take a million pictures! But at least I get to share them all with you!

The Wilderness Reserve

Next on the agenda was truffle making, in what can only be described as my kitchen of dreams! We all popped on our aprons and got messy decorating truffles. 

The Wilderness Reserve

The Wilderness Reserve

This part was to celebrate one of my favourite products the Brown Sugar Body Polish, which is the most delicious scrub I've ever used in my life. The grains of the scrub are made from brown sugar crystals, which helps to remove dry skin but also the sugar helps to keep moisture in the skin. 

The Wilderness Reserve

I'd never actually made truffles before but I was amazed at how easy it was, which is dangerous because it means they'll be easy to make at home! I was also pretty impressed with how pretty mine looked when they were in the box! 

The Wilderness Reserve

After this we had a super quick outfit change into some incredible bright blue Hunter wellies and headed into the woods for a bonfire, cocktails and marshmallow toasting! 

The Wilderness Reserve

The idea behind this section of the day was for the Black Tea range, which is one that I haven't tried before and is meant to induce moisture and radiance. We all sat around the fire, sipping cocktails, roasting marshmallows and ate endless canap├ęs as it turned into golden hour, which was just positively dreamy!

The Wilderness Reserve

The Wilderness Reserve

The Wilderness Reserve

We headed back to the cottage for a speedy quick change for dinner where we were then greeted by an incredible floral transformation in the dinning room for a candle lit dinner. 

The Wilderness Reserve

We had course after course of more amazing food and then the lovely Fresh team revealed their brand new fragrance, Rose Morning that they have launched exclusively at the one and only Harrods! It's what I would describe as a grown up rose fragrance as it's not overly floral and has a mix of musk in it. 

After chatting long after the food had been taking away we finally all retreated back to our bedrooms and even though it was super late I just couldn't help but run myself a super hot bath to use all the incredible products that had been left for us. I made my self a cup of peppermint tea, filled the bath with the Sugar Lemon Bath & Shower Gel (which has fast become one of my favourite products) totally relaxed. 

The Wilderness Reserve

The next morning I woke up feeling like I'd been on a week long relaxing holiday and rolled out of my room for a quick morning meditation and face mask using the Lotus Youth Reserve Rescue Mask

The Wilderness Reserve

The Wilderness Reserve

The Wilderness Reserve

The Wilderness Reserve

The Wilderness Reserve

We then made our way back to the conservatory and garden to be greeted by yet again another feast of incredible food. I mean look at that spread. As you can see by the breakfast there were a lot of oranges and this was to highlight the final product of the trip the Vitamin Nectar mask and moisturiser.

Well done if you got to the end of this post, I know it was a long one but as you can probably tell I had the most incredible few days visiting the Wilderness Reserve and learning the in's and out's of a brand I already loved. I've popped some links to my favourite tried and tested products from Fresh in case you wanted to have a little look!

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Pulitzer Hotel Review - Amsterdam

The Pulitzer Hotel

Around this time last year I took a trip to Amsterdam, which you may well remember if you've been following me for over a year! This was my first time visiting Amsterdam and even though it was a short trip of one night, I absolutely fell in love with the city and would 100% visit again for longer. I stayed in the super well known, the Pulitzer Hotel, which is an absolutely stunning hotel located right on the river, in the heart of the city. 

The Pulitzer Hotel

There's a few reasons why I loved this hotel, but probably the main reason is due to the stunning decor. Everything was either velvet or brushed gold and there were tiny little antique details dotted all around the place which gave it such a homely, vintage feel. As soon as you walk in you're greeted by a a beautiful little flower stall on the right hand side of the entrance before you walk through into the huge reception area of the hotel where you're really introduced to the stunning decor.

The Pulitzer Hotel

I cannot even tell you how stunning this area is, there is a beautiful 3 seat mustard, velvet chair, beyond dreamy lilac huge arm chair and floral art work to die for. If the interior designer could also decorate my flat that would be wonderful!

The Pulitzer Hotel

The Pulitzer Hotel

The Pulitzer Hotel

The Pulitzer Hotel

My favourite part of the hotel, however was the stunning Pause restaurant, which has velvet green and marble tables (aka, the absolute dream decor) and is located in the conservatory at the back of the hotel so it's flooded with natural light! This is the perfect place for breakfast or lunch, especially on a sunny day!

The Pulitzer Hotel

The Pulitzer Hotel

I didn't love the decor in my actual room, but I think they tend to vary. However, I did love my bathroom, which was completely marble and again had gold details all around. I also had a stunning view of the river outside my window, which I'd recommend trying to book if you can as then you wake up with the best view. 

The Pulitzer Hotel

The Pulitzer Hotel

The Pulitzer Hotel

The Pulitzer Hotel

s you can probably tell I absolutely loved my stay at the Pulitzer Hotel so if you're heading to Amsterdam this year have a look at them, because they're situated in such a good location and you're guaranteed a beautiful stay.



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