Thursday, 28 May 2015

Wicked Ways to Treat Yourself With Your Next Holiday

If you’re thinking about going on holiday this year, you’ll want to think about ways to improve your experience. You could be planning a trip on your own or with your partner. Or you might even be planning a girly getaway for you and friends. Whatever you decide to do for your next holiday, make sure you pamper yourself from start to finish. Here are a few great ideas for ways to treat yourself on your next holiday.

Go First Class
Your holiday begins with your plane ride, and this can set the scene for the rest of your trip. Many people dread the flight to their destination, especially if it’s a long one. So, what you should do is treat yourself with the flight and book a first class seat. You might not have gone first class before, so why not give it a go. It will be more expensive, sure, but it could well be a one off for you. Besides, this holiday is all about you pampering yourself.
Get a Luxury Ride to The Airport
Part of having the best holiday ever is arriving in style. You don’t want to take a bus or cab to the airport like everyone else. No! Instead visit and book an exclusive limousine ride to the airport. There’s no better way to turn up in style and luxury that pulling into the airport in the back of your very own limousine. As soon as you get inside you’ll know your holiday has started. And why shouldn’t you make use of it, after all, you work hard and you’ve earned some luxury.

Ask About an Upgrade
You’ve heard the saying ‘you don’t ask you don’t get’, and now you can finally apply it. When you book where you want to stay, there’s no harm in calling up and asking about a free upgrade. If you or one of your party has a special event, this is even better. A birthday or anniversary is the perfect excuse to ask for an upgrade. Most hotels and resorts are open to the concept of awarding upgrades. You won’t always get one, but it can’t hurt to ask. You might even be pleasantly surprised by the amount of times you’re successful.
Buy New Outfits
Having a holiday to go on is the perfect excuse for a spot of retail therapy - not that we ever need an excuse! It’s like when you have a wedding to attend it’s the perfect excuse to buy a new dress. Treat this in much the same way. You can celebrate the fact you’re getting your long overdue holiday by purchasing some holiday outfits. Check out the weather situation wherever you’re going and figure out if you need to buy warmer clothes. Have a think about buying outfits for during the day, but also for the cool nights too.
Don’t forget a holiday is your time to relax, unwind, and enjoy yourself. As such, you should make the most of it. You might only get one per year if that, so it’s important to go all out when you get the chance.

Where are you jetting off to this year?

New Look Haul

Let me start this post by saying, Nothing haunts us like something we didn't buy. It's not long since my last New Look haul but I was haunted by a kimono and crop top that I ended up putting back onto the rail. This caused me to shop online and buy a whole lot more. Everything I bought was either floral or a complete bargain. Buying the 915 Generation (i.e kids) kimonos is so much cheaper and they're the exact same quality. I needed a crop top to wear with my printed trousers this summer and New Look had the best fuss-free, affordable ones. As for all the dresses, is wearing them to work a valid excuse for buying more?

Pink Floral Print iPhone 5 Case
£2 down from £4.99

Have you experiences the no-purchase haunting feeling? 
What have you been buying from New Look?

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

10 Under £10: Beauty Product

A fantastic product for adding to foundation if you're lucky enough to see some sun and get a tan. I love using this throughout the summer for contouring or adding a glow. A much cheaper alternative to the Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel.

A good set of tweezers is essential but finding a set that's sharp, has a good angle and has a good grip without costing a fortune is no easy task. Models Own tweezers are both bright, fun and under a tenner!

When it comes to makeup tools you can quickly spend a fortune on different ones for different jobs. The thing I like about the Nanshy Marvel sponge is it's 4-in-1 so it's good for foundation, concealer and bronzer. A sponge is amazing for dry, dehydrated skin too. 

It's not easy finding a good foundation for under £10 but this Bourjois one is my favourite. There's so many different shades available and it works well with most skin types. It does a good job of giving me healthy looking skin.

MUA is well known for being cheap. The Pro range is a little bit more expensive but with that even better quality. Setting sprays tend to be pretty pricey but this MUA version is fab and affordable.

Perhaps a bit pricey for a lip balm the #Lipglam is such a good product, I think it's worth every penny (under £10). It maintains moisture really well so you don't have to reapply very often but it can be used for all sorts of different purposes (lip balm, split end smoother, eyebrow balm and cuticle ointment to name but a few).

Garnier Summer Body
I love having a bit of a glow but can't be bothered with the hassle of fake tan so Garnier's Summer Body lotion is the perfect alternative. I've been using this for years and always come back to it as the sun starts to come out.

Revlon Lip Butter
There's quite a lot of lip products that cost less than £10 but I don't think any compare to the Revlon Lip Butters. If you're looking for a lip product that has good pigmentation but also helps moisturise your lips then look no further. 

Maybelline The Eraser Concealer
This is a new product for me and quite possibly my favourite. It's such a good under eye concealer and has quite a lot of product. Worth every penny.
One of my handbag essentials that costs less than most drinks in Starbucks. This stuff smells delicious, sinks in really quickly and leaves my hands feeling really soft.

What's your must have beauty products under £10?
What drugstore brands do you love?

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Wedding Dance Outfit and Makeup

Last week I was invited to a wedding dance with my boyfriend. As soon as I found out about it I knew what I was going to wear. I've not worn this dress since my birthday and after 6 months in my wardrobe I couldn't wait to wear it again. Would you believe it only cost £25?! 
I kept my makeup quite simple and did big, voluminous curls. The Estee Lauder Double Wear makeup definitely helped give me flawless skin and the iwhite treatment did a really good job! I had such a good night and no hangover the next day, bonus!

Bag: Accessorize
Shoes: New Look
Bracelets: Pandora and Tiffany's
Hair: Babyliss Wand

Roll on the next wedding!
Have you got any weddings this summer?
What style do you like for wedding guest outfits?