Location Area: Birchgrove Address: 25-27 Pantbach Road, CF14 1TU) Parking: On street parking Service Full Body Massage Price: £45 for 1 hour Review Aurora is nestled in a residential suburb of Birchgrove in the North of Cardiff. Those familiar with Whitchurch and the surrounding areas will undoubtedly find their way with ease, if not, you may need some help from your sat nav or Google maps. There’s on-street parking which can get busy, but I had no problem finding a space a little further up the road. I gave Whitchurch village a quick visit beforehand. You could make an afternoon of it. There’s an abundance of charity shops,Read More →

I’m regularly approached by companies via email offering to send me items for free, receive discounts or afforded the opportunity to take someone up on their ‘life-changing’, ‘unique’, ‘guaranteed’ to appear on the first page of Google service. I’ve never done the latter, but they keep on coming. Everyday. At first, it’s quite flattering that companies would go to the effort to find my contact details and reach out. After a while, you start to weed out the scammy from the genuine. When I received an email from tosave.com offering me some free product in return for a review, I wasn’t sure. I took a lookRead More →

Vero has the potential to be the next big player in social media. We're bored of advertising, algorithms and being forced to look at the content we're not interested in on Facebook and Instagram. It's time for a shakeup. Is Vero (True Social) the answer?

A couple of months ago I deleted Instagram. I’d simply had enough. I’d had enough of the algorithm from hell, missing my friends’ posts as they weren’t deemed important enough and also that it was extremely difficult to connect with potential readers. Let’s not forget how vapid it’s become, too. If I saw one more picture of a carefully manicured hand, with an expensive watch strewn across an Audi steering wheel I was going to lose my mind. Instagram Instagram was the underdog when it began. A place for people who liked taking photos and wanted to share them with the world. Now, it’s aRead More →

The Dough Thrower is situated opposite Victoria Park in Cardiff and offers up extremely tasty, handmade pizzas at a modest price in a cosy setting. Click through for a full review!

I wasn’t planning on writing a review of The Dough Thrower, but as soon as we sat down and I ordered a red wine, I had a feeling a post might follow. I grew up in Victoria Park, which others may call Canton, but I was always pretty adamant Victoria Park was an area in itself. Who knows if that’s true? The string of shops opposite the main entrance to the park was never particularly interesting growing up. Victoria Park, in general, didn’t have much going for it apart from the park itself, an outdoor swimming pool that gave me the creeps and the legendRead More →

I was invited to the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Skin Clinic in John Lewis, Cardiff and got to use some notorious CT products including the £70 'magic' cream. Click through for my thoughts!

Back in 2017, I was invited to John Lewis in Cardiff to experience a Charlotte Tilbury Magic Skin Clinic facial in their beauty/treatment room. This treatment isn’t a permanent fixture, but they’re available as part of a special event within the store from time to time. I was pretty excited as I’d never had a facial before (shocker) or used any Charlotte Tilbury products (double shocker) but I’d obviously heard plenty about the brand through word of mouth and social media. I’m not going to lie, it’s a strange experience going into a busy city centre department store for a facial. Mainly because I wasn’tRead More →

Product: Bioderma Photoderm MAX Ultra Fluid SPF 50 + This is a high protection SPF from french pharmacy brand, Bioderma. This lightweight fluid combines maximum anti-UVB and UVA-protecting ingredients, which utilize the patented Cellular BIOprotection® complex developed by Bioderma in 2002. This product is specifically for the face and has a desirable SPF 50, which will give high protection if worn correctly. Price: £17.30 As far as good quality, high protection SPF products go, this is on the affordable end of the spectrum. It sits comfortably alongside SPF products from both La Roche Posay and Avene. I was lucky enough to purchase my bottle of Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF50 forRead More →

We’re hurtling towards December at an incredibly fast pace, and for the first time in years, I’m in the festive mood already. As a youngster, I loved Christmas but there’s no denying that as we get older Christmas can become a little less exciting and a bit more stress induced. Last year, I waited until the week before Christmas to put up my tree and I only bothered then because I had a strange sense of guilt in my belly. I kept thinking about ‘Little Leanne’ who counted down the days until we could put up the decorations. I always roped my Mum into singingRead More →

Product: YourGoodSkin Comforting Gel Cleanser YourGoodSkin is a brand new skincare line, developed by dermatologists and tested on thousands of women, according to their website. They claim to bring products to the market that help create a balanced skin for women. They also claim that after 28 days use, the skin will appear healthier by reducing excess oil and dryness while boosting radiance, tone, and texture. Price: £5.99 YourGoodSkin products are less expensive and sit comfortably on the same shelf as brands such as Yes To, Sukin, and Botanics. I purchased YourGoodSkin Comforting Gel Cleanser half price when it first launched and there’s currently aRead More →