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SS Great Britain & Being Brunel

 

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Last weekend I decided to take my nieces out to visit the SS Great Britain, which was perfect timing as we were able to visit the new museum. Being Brunel, as the name suggests, is dedicated to the life of the wonderful inventor that is Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

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As soon as you enter the museum you can’t help but notice this gigantic statue of the man himself. It’s incredibly detailed and a real show stopper. 

Throughout the museum there are plenty of attractions to keep children entertained. On arrival there is even a chance to try out Brunel’s hat out for yourself, a real favourite with not only children, but adults too!

Remember to check in every drawer in order to get the most out of every artifact.

The museum features six galleries, showcasing 150 of Brunel’s personal artefacts. It’s a great insight into his work, but more importantly his family, life and creative mind. My favourite attraction was the chance to step inside Brunel’s mind. There is a cinematic experience behind the large statue, which gives you an short insight into his thoughts and feelings.

 

When I asked my nieces what their favourite part of the museum was, they said that they really enjoyed the moving train. This simulated carriage gives you the chance to attempt and draw a circle as perfect as Brunel’s, it’s safe to say we didn’t do as well as he did.

 

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After checking out Being Brunel, it was time to step onto the SS Great Britain. Before boarding the boat it was only right we had a little dress up to get ourselves into character. I must admit I think I enjoyed this just as much as the kids did.

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There are so many interactive experiences on the top deck of the boat. One part of the boat that I was not brave enough to explore was Go Aloft. This gives you the chance to climb the sails of the boat. I can only imagine how great the views would be from up there.

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After exploring the top deck we ventured down below. I was amazed with how big the boat was. It took us well over an hour to explore the whole boat, peeping into every dorm and enjoying the replicas. Everything in the boat is really realistic, even down to the interesting scents.

One thing I would say is to hold your nose when you explore the washrooms, it’s a smell you will never forget!

 I am really pleased we had a chance to visit this museum and although the weather wasn’t on our side, we still had a fantastic time. With the weather being as unpredictable as it has been lately, this is definitely a day out to keep in mind.

We had an incredible time and I can’t wait to go back and do it all again!

 

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Cheap Ass Sunglasses – Hollywood Review

Yesterday I was delighted to come home and find that my delivery from Cheap Ass Sunglasses had arrived! I had ordered a pair of Hollywood sunglasses, which I fell in love with straight away. I was so pleased with my purchase that I couldn’t wait to try them out!

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As it was a lovely day, a friend and I decided to spend the afternoon at Cardiff Bay in the sun. These sunglasses arrived at the perfect time as the weather in Cardiff is starting to heat up, which means that I will be able to make the most out of these stylish sunglasses.

Not only are they the perfect addition to a fabulous outfit, but these sunglasses are 100% UV Protected and were under £10! The delivery service of these glasses were excellent and I will definitely be purchasing another pair from their website.
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If you’re looking to try out a new pair of sunglasses for a summer holiday or just everyday use, I would definitely recommend that you take a look on their website and try out a pair for yourself – you won’t be dissappointed!

http://www.cheapasssunglasses.com/womens-sunglasses-2016

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Marks and Spencer Blogging Party

I was recently invited to join several other bloggers at the M&S Blogging Party in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol. The event followed the Bristol Fashion Week Show which you can find my review on here.

As we arrived at the event we were greeted by some lovely ladies who worked for M&S, they made us all feel very welcome and explained to us a little bit about their Spring/Summer range. We were then allowed to have a sneak peak at their upcoming Spring range which featured some lovely floral prints which I will definitely be keeping an eye out for!

As we were walking around we also had a chance to try some of their products which would be perfect for a summers BBQ or picnic. My favourite was the Rocky Road Cupcakes, along with the Mojito Juice Drink which is perfect with or without the rum. These refreshments were the perfect snack to enjoy whilst looking at all of the wonderful products M&S had to offer.

Once we had finished looking around, we were offered a complimentary hand massage and manicure at the nail bar which was the perfect way to finish off the event. After my nails were dry and I was fully pampered it was time to leave, but the lovely women at M&S made sure we didn’t go home empty handed. We were all treated with a luxury M&S goody bag which featured many skincare and makeup products.

I had an amazing time at the event and I am so grateful to M&S for having us.
I can’t wait to see what my next blogging event brings!

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Bristol Fashion Week Event

Last night I was lucky enough to receive a bloggers pass which allowed me to attend the Bristol Fashion Week Event at The Mall in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol. The event was hosted by Denise Van Outen and Mark Heyes, who certainly made the event one to remember!
I had an amazing night and I definitely recommend you bag yourself a ticket and enjoy one of the last few shows!

On arrival we were greeted with raffle tickets, along with treats for Krispy Kreme and traditional lemonade and fondant fancies from M&S. The waiting area was decorated with a wonderful Spring garden theme and these tasty treats made brilliant snacks throughout the show!

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We were lucky enough to be able to sit near the front which allowed me to have a perfect view of the catwalk, along with the glamorous outfits and models displayed on it. The catwalk featured many Spring/Summer themes including florals, colour bursts, short and sassy, street styles and many more. All of the outfits were amazing, but the brands which stood out to me the most were Coast, Warehouse, New Look, River Island, Karen Millen and Marks & Spencer. 

Whilst watching the finale, we were each gifted with an amazing goody bag which featured many products including a No 7 Mascara, a box of Perfectil Skin, Hair and Nails Vitamins, along with luscious hand creams and skincare products. This was a lovely surprise and I cannot wait to review these beautiful products.

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After leaving the event I was lucky enough to be able to go across to M&S to attend their Bloggers Event – I will be posting a blog about my time there very soon!

The event is on till Sunday so if you are looking to go you can find information about the event and how to purchase tickets here.

 

 

Photo credits to Charlotte Stone.

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My Tanning Favourites!

Spring is here, which means that Summer is right around the corner. The first thing I think of when I picture summer is being tanned – but if you don’t have a holiday planned then you might need a little help.

I personally hate the orange skin look, so it’s important for me to choose the right tan for my skin tone in order to keep it looking natural. Here are my four favourite tanning products – I hope you enjoy!

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Most of you probably already know how important it is to exfoliate your skin before tanning in order to create an even toned look. But what I find even more helpful is using a product such as St Tropez Tan Enhancing Polish, which helps even out your skin tone, along with ensuring your tan lasts as long as possible. I would definitely recommend you use this product before tanning and I guarantee you will see a difference!

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If you’re new to tanning I recommend  you try a product such as Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion. I use this product in the shade Light as I feel that it comes out dark enough for my skin colour in this shade. The product is very easy to apply as you can use your hands and apply it just as you would a normal moisturiser. One thing I adore about this product is the apricot scent which is left on your skin. If you don’t usually tan and fancy trying it out I would definitely recommend using this gradual tan.

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This product is my all time favourite. The St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse is my go to tan when I want a sun kissed look. This tan pumps out into a foam which is best applied with a tanning mit. One thing I love about this product is that you are able to see where you are applying it, which allows you to create a perfectly even tan. This product is a bit pricey compared to other tans but it definitely lasts a lot longer than any other tanning product I have tried. If you fancy treating yourself to a luxury tan, I would definitely recommend you pick this one up.

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Last but not least is the Dove Summer Glow Nourishing Lotion. This product is similar to the Garnier Gradual Tan, but the texture is slightly less shimmery. I have always loved this product as it is perfect for a quick fix if you don’t have time to tan properly. I usually apply this product before I go to  bed, which allows me to wake up with a natural looking tan. This product is generally the cheapest out of the four mentioned, so if you’re looking for a quick and easy fix, this would be the right one for you.

Which tanning products do you use and what would you recommend I try next?