Wednesday 15 July 2015

A little trip to the Amalfi Coast

Wednesday 15 July 2015
Over the next week I shall post in my detail about my trip to the beautiful Amalfi Coast but for now here is some pictures from my week in paradise.

Friday 5 June 2015

Travel Post - Flying Alone

Friday 5 June 2015
It has been a very long time since I last wrote a blog post & I am currently writing this while I’m up in the sky. Now that the summer is approaching us I thought it was time I wrote another travel post.

Now for a lot of us flying is a piece of cake and for me that is the same but I think that was because I was always flying with someone else however I write this while sat on the plane by myself. Travelling alone is probably one of the most scariest things I have ever done and I would class myself as an experienced flyer. So now that I have survived it I thought a few tips to survive travelling alone for the first time.

1. Get there early - I cannot express this one enough, I arrived at Bristol three hours before I was due to board and this is super important. The chances are that when you arrive at the airport you won’t be able to check in straight away therefore I would just advise to sit down near the boarding screens until something changes on them.

2. Checking the boarding screens - This is another one that I did so many times especially before you have checked it because your check in desk can change, this actually happened to me while I was in the queue. (obviously the wrong queue) Once you have gone through security and are into the departure lounge make sure you check the boarding screens because it will either tell you what gate you should be in or how long it will be till they announce the gate.

3. If you’re stuck or confused speak to someone - Honestly airports can be one hell of a scary place especially if you have never done it before, the airport workers are there to help and if you have any questions or enquires go to them. This could be the difference between you catching or missing your flight.

4. As soon as you seeing that the boarding gate is over go to it - I unfortunately had a scenario about 10 years ago where we didn’t realise the boarding gate was open and missed the plane! This time I checked the boarding screens because I knew the only person would be to blame if I missed the flight would be me. Also if you get to the boarding gate early you will one of the first in the queue and therefore the first on the plane.

5. Making friends is different to talking to strangers - For the first time in my life I had a few people that were on the same flight as me ask me questions, apparently if you are flying on your own you look as though you know what you are doing. Even ask them a couple of questions I’m sure they will be intrigued.

6. Stay Calm - So important!! So I couldn’t find my gate and I must have freaked out for about 10 seconds when I couldn’t see my gate however if you look around you will notice that it is all marked up and there is no need for all of the panicking.

7. Relax & enjoy the flight.
I hope you enjoyed this and that it gave you a little bit of an insight!

Tuesday 21 April 2015

Liz Earle Daily Essentials Kit Review

Tuesday 21 April 2015
A skin care brand that probably everyone has heard of is Liz Earle, especially their Cleanse and Polish which everyone and their mother seems to rave about. According to a lot of people their cleanser is one of the best out there and possibly one of the most popular products ever, I can understand why considering it contains Rosemary, Chamomile, Cocoa Butter and Eucalyptus Essential Oils; all amazing things for the skin. 

Daily Essentials Kit

Last month I decided that I needed to get into a good skincare routine, in all honestly I have never been one of these people that has been super into taking care of the skin which is probably why my skin isn't in the best condition. 

I had heard that Liz Earle products mainly focused on those that had normal to oily skin therefore I decided it was time to splash out, originally I had only planned on going into Boots and picking up the cleanse and polish however I spotted the Daily Essentials Kit which also had the Gentle Face Exfoliator, Instant Boost Skin Tonic and the Skin Repair for Normal/Combination skin considering it was only £45 for all I decided to bite the bullet and just pick it up much to the dismay of my bank balance. 

In the evening the Cleanse & Polish is so good for removing makeup, even removing all of my Roller Lash mascara which is an absolute pain to get off. I apply the cleanser twice once to remove all of my makeup and then to make sure that the skin is thoroughly cleansed through I then take it off with the Liz Earle Hot Cloth (included) which is so soothing on the face, so much better than using a cotton wool pad. After that I apply a tiny bit off the exfoliator only focusing it on the areas that need it the most so mainly my chin and around the noise. I then wash that off with my hands. Once all of that is off I apply a small amount of the skin tonic onto a cotton wool pad and just put it around the face to remove any excess make up that I may have missed. Finally I apply the Skin Repair all over the face. The rose scent that runs through all of these products makes them so much easier to apply to the face

For the morning I will just apply the Cleanse and Polish to wash my face and then apply the Skin Tonic afterwards to brighten up the face. I don't use the skin repair because I find it's a bit too heavy in the morning and I prefer something lighter to go underneath my foundation. A major thing I have noticed since using all of these products is how much easier my foundation now goes onto my face because my face is now so much cleaner it means the foundation now just glides on. 

Since using it I honestly think my skin has felt a lot cleaner, it has cleared up my skin quite considerably as well. I would definately recommend the Daily Essential Kit however if you are on a tight budget I would recommend Cleanse and Polish as its amazing and definitely one that is worth it especially if you have considerably oily skin. 

Hope you enjoyed this, let me know your favourite skin care products? 
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