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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

My Favourite Travel Destinations.....


So I have been extremely lucky over the past few years to get quite a lot of travel into my spare time and go on plenty of holidays. Whether it is a regular go to holiday destination, or somewhere new, I love to explore and go different places to experience not only different ways of life, but to relax and unwind somewhere new.

I have definitely discovered a few favourites over the years and thought it would be nice to order my favourites from over the years to discover my favourite place I have ever been! I cannot wait to travel more in the future but for now these are my absolute favourites!

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5. Benidorm

I have mentioned Benidorm pretty heaily here on my blog and it has also featured in many of my posts, including one just a few weeks ago, nevertheless their is good reason it is featured so ofen. It really is beautiful and has some exceptional views, as well as plenty of nightlife, shows, bars and restaurants. It also features one beautiful beach, perfect for a day in the Spanish sun, perfect for unwinding after a night on the town!



4. Manchester

Although I was only in Manchester for a short time, I really fell in love with the city and would love to be able to go back one day! I went to visit the Christmas markets, so the city centre was full of hustle and bustle and it made for a  great atmosphere! It really was a beautiful city and the people were amazingly friendly, nothing was a problem to anyone.

The city is the perfect place for some shopping, it really has everything from budget friendly stores to some amazing designer stores... and everything in between. It is somewhere I have fallen in love with and cannot wait to go back one day, even if it is for another short break! 


3. Mallorca

When I visited Mallorca last year Ii wasn't expecting much, however we stayed in an area called Callas De Mallorca and it was stunning. Very quaint and not a victim of becoming a tourist area just yet, it had gorgeous views of the sea, beautiful walkways and a small little set of shops and bars just up the road, if you felt like venturing out for the night.

It also allowed me to try some things I never thought I would do, I tried scuba diving for the first time which was surreal and also managed to get a bus into the recent of Palma and visit the cathedral.. a beautiful bit of history not to be missed!


2. Kos

I fell in love with Kos when I visited it last year, it is absolutely stunning and full of history. It hasn't succumbed to the tourists yet and still retains a lot of its classic Greek culture. With plenty of shops, restaurants and bars right on the water front it is great to relax and take in the views. 

With plenty of small beaches too, and regular boats that take you out to the waters for the day (and for super cheap) it is a great way to top up the tan and chill out! I also fell in love with the cats that roamed around the front, perfect for a cuddle in the sun!


1. DISNEY!!

Of course my no.1 holiday has to be Disneyworld Orlando, 2 years ago! Being the Disney fanatic I am I knew this would be a dream for me and it really didn't disappoint. It really was as magical as people say. Full of things for both kids and adults alike, as well as some bards, restaurants and plenty of places to relax I really loved my 2 weeks here and was gutted the day I left!

We were so busy when we came here however I was so excited to be here after so many years of dreaming that it never tired me, I was always running on adrenaline I think! This is a definite must do for anyone who loves Disney as much as me...


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I really could keep going and name many more places, however Ii really fell in love with my top 5! I can't wait until a few years from now to see what gets added to the list, or if it still stays the same after all that time.. who knows?

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

'Krystellie' Hair Extentions - First Thoughts....

 
The thought of putting Hair Extentions would normally put the fear in me. I always thought it would be so difficult and would never look right of me and this thought process always put me off ever trying them.
 
Nevertheless, when the brand Krystellie got in touch I jumped at the opportunity to try some amazing hair extensions and being an amateur in the field, I wanted to see how easy they really were to use.... and if they really were as easy as some people make them out to be!
 
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The first thing I loved about the Krystellie website was the opportunity to get your hair colour matched before purchasing from them, ensuring that the extentions or weaves you bought from the brand all matched your natural hair colour and looked like your own hair, perfect for a beginner like me that would have struggled to match my hair with the colours online. Once my colour was chosen (I was shade Chocolate Brown) it was time to select the extentions....
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The first extentions I decided to try were the 'Premium 20" One Piece Clip In', a long naturally wavy piece that I thought would be great for some added length and thickness. I also really struggle to get natural waves in my hair so thought this would be brilliant for a change of texture too if I felt like changing my normal look up a little...
 
Firstly, the quality of the extentions really impressed me, it was thick and full and blended perfectly with my own hair. The extentions also had an easy clasp mechanism at the roots making it super simple to attach and even for someone with little experience like myself, I had no problems getting the piece in place. Their were 4 clasps along the roots that were simple and easy to use, only needing to be snapped into place.
 
 
Once the hair was in place, I realised thst as much as I loved the extentions and extra length and body, it was just a little too much hair for me. I have quite a small face and I felt like my face was drowning in hair. Therefore I decided to try a different style by taking the sides and clasping them back. By doing this, it completely changed the look. It was much better for me personally and wasn't covering my face anymore. Of course this comes down to reference, and the great thing about this hair piece is that you can experiment with different looks to discover what looks better on you!
 
 I will definitely be wearing this hair piece again, I absolutely love how easy it it to use and how it can make a simple look much more dramatic with no effort. It comes in so many shades too making it easy to find a shade to match your own locks!
 
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The next piece I decided to try was something a little different, a 'Fishtail Pony Hair Piece'. I love ponytails, however my natural hair is that awkward length where it isn't quite long enough to pleat, so I was really excited to try this out. I do naturally have very hick hair, so I decided to instead of putting the pleat on the top of my head, to try a low side pleat, something I would be wearing more often anyways....
 
Again, the clasp mechanism was simple and easy to use. I put my hair in a tight bun, and placed the pony fastening over my hair, clipping round the edge using the snap in clasps, then tightening into place using the drawstring, helping to keep the extention in place. It was super simple to use and within seconds I had a long beautiful fishtail pleat!
 
 
 
 I absolutely loved the finished look. It was super sleek and perfect for any event. I also can't wait to try twisting this pleat into a bun too to see how it would look! Definitely something I will be trying in the future!
 
Again, the weight of this pony shows how good quality it is and feels a very high standard when it is in, all while looking natural and blending with my own hair perfectly! If you are wanting to give this a go, the you can find the product by clicking HERE
 
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So how was my first hair extention experience? I need to say I have been left very impressed! Both the extention I tried matched my hair perfectly and were easy and simple to use and attach to my hair. It feels extremely unusual to have such long hair again but I absolutely love it and cannot wait to rock these extentions, especially with Spring/Summer on its way...
 
 
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Massive thank you to Krystellie Fashion for letting me review the hair extentions that are on offer. Although I was gifted the products featured, all opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way

Monday, 2 April 2018

The beautiful side of Benidorm....


 
So I spent last week in Benidorm, somewhere I often visit for a holiday from home. It really has become one of my favourite places to go for a week in the sun and although it really isn't everyone's cup of tea, I absolutely love it! We went for a little pre Easter break and much needed chill time after a mad few weeks at home and I really can't believe it is over already...
 
Benidorm often gets a lot of bad reputation for being a party place which attracts a lot of stags and hens, and although it can be, it really is a beautiful place to visit too and is full of amazing views and tropical blue waters.....
 
 
 
Benidorm really has got so much to do and isn't just full of bas and clubs. Some amazing hills and mountains surround the area, perfect for a little hillwalking and their are some walkways if you are looking for something a little more leisurely, both are filled with beautiful views. Their is also a few little quaint bars further back from the front, one of which is on the way to the famous Benidorm cross, which offers Spanish food and amazing drinks, along with some incredible views of the lands.
 
As I said, Benidorm isn't for everyone and you will either love the place or hate it. However I would definitely recommend trying it at lest once if you have never been! It has something for everyone, plenty of amazing nightlife and is cheap enough to venture out and try some local cuisine...
 
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Monday, 26 March 2018

Calla-Coll Review.....



One of my favourite things to do in my free time, is to discover new products and try out new things. I have been lucky enough over the past 2 years to be given the opportunity to try out the weird and wonderful in the beauty world, however this product grabbed my attention as soon as I was offered the chance to give it a go.

It just seemed like such a unique concept! Calla-Coll is a high potency collagen drink which contains Hyaluronic acid to help improve your skins hair, nails and joints and is a great health must have for anyone over the age of 20!

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I was intrigued to try this as I was unsure how the concept would work. The solution can either be taken as a daily shot, or added to something like a smoothie if you prefer. I began my first week by taking it in shot form, then decided to try adding it to a morning smoothie. Personally, I preferred the smoothie method, however it really depends on your lifestyle....



The drink is quite thick, more like a syrup or honey texture, which is why personally I would have this added to a smoothie rather than on its own, the texture just isn't my sort of thing. The taste is also pretty unusual in my opinion. Personally I am not a fan, it really is a unique taste and I don't think that the product tastes like berries, as what is advertised... although everyone's taste is different!

In saying all this, I do think it made a little bit of a difference and worked effectively... and only took about a week until I saw the benefits. I noticed the biggest difference in my hair, it felt much stronger and healthier... almost boosted with energy! I also feel it did help my bones, as recently I got a piercing in my ear, and it took very little time to heal while I was taking this... which was pretty impressive!

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So would I keep using this? Personally I would... although I wasn't a fan of the texture or taste, you could see the benefits within just a few days and when added to a smoothie or drink, you forget you are taking it!

If you get the chance to try this, I would definitely recommend it... I really do believe it helped my body and the Vitamins were extremely beneficial for my skin
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Monday, 19 March 2018

My Favourite Hobbies 2018

 
I have so many hobbies that I love to do in my free time to help me relax and to have fun, especially with the madness of everyday life and work often taking over! I think it is really is important to find at least one hobby that you know you will enjoy that will help you to relax ... it helps rest your mind and give a little bit of me time in what can be a hectic lifestyle.

I have a few hobbies that I like to do in my spare time that help me relax after work or a busy day of running around, some of which have been pass times of mines for many years, others have just became a new interest of mines. Nevertheless, they have all became an important part of my life.

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The first pastime of mines is of course baking and has been a pastime of mines for my whole life. I love to bake in my spare time and find it so much fun trying out new recipes and deserts. For me, I find it a really great way to unwind and forget any stress or tension I may have... and get a little creative too.

Going on from this, I am not a great cook in any means, but it is something I really want to discover and get good at this year. I'd love to learn how to cook and discover it as a new hobby, alongside my baking and begin to get better in the kitchen. I do find the kitchen a really relaxing room to be in and love making new things so I cannot wait to improve and continue my favourite pastime...

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Another hobby that has also partly become an evening job, is my love of gel nails. I absolutely love doing gel nails, again I find it extremely relaxing and calming... and also allows me to get creative and get fun with different colours and designs. It is a great way for people to express a bit of personality without it being too in peoples faces... and I love helping people (and myself) to express that!

I have always loved doing peoples nails, ever since a young age and I think that is maybe where my interest has arisen from. I am now a qualified technician and see it as a big part of my life... which is great!


Something which is now a huge hobby of mines, but wasn't just a few years ago, is film. I love to watch movies in my spare time, whether it is a new movie or something I have watched before, their is something about relaxing for a few hours and getting immersed into a story that I love. It takes you away from reality temporarily and is a great way to unwind in your free time.

I am also getting into the cinema more nowadays. I never used to be a huge fan of heading out to watch a movie but it has recently became a huge hobby of mines... their is something about seeing a story on the TV that captivates me!

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Lastly, I love to try out new things, whether it is a new restaurant opening, or a new travel destination or even just going somewhere I have never been before... I love a little adventure. I get very bored if I end up doing the same things over and over again so discovering new places to go and visit has almost became a hobby in itself. I love planning new trips or experiences with friends and family and doing things I have never done before!

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It is so important for everyone to find something in their life that they can do to help them relax and unwind if they get stressed or overworked and I think finding the perfect hobby is the tool to helping you relax and have fun. Let me know your favourite hobbies in the comments below...



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