Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Venice

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to visit Venice whilst I was holidaying in Croatia. I just went here for a day trip, as it only took at few hours from where I was staying in Croatia (Rovinj to be precise).

I've selected a few photographs from my visit. As you can see, I went on a gondola trip, which I would recommend. Although it is expensive, it's definitely worth it because you get to visit a lot of the areas that you can't visit by foot. It wasn't a very long trip, but I still think it was definitely worth it just to see those areas of Venice.

Arriving into Venice by ferry was one of the best parts, as the views were incredible and it felt like I was just coming into a movie set! It actually felt very surreal, after wanting to visit Venice for so many years. I also have to say, it didn't smell at all (as this was something I'd heard from many people!). I visited towards the end of April, and the weather was lovely with a busy atmosphere - I can imagine it gets even more crowded during the summer months, so I think April is a good time to go.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my photographs :)














Friday, 10 July 2015

Flamingo Candles: July 'The Melt Crowd' review




As I mentioned in a recent post, I'm now subscribed to The Melt Crowd by Flamingo Candles, which is a monthly subscription that arrives through your letterbox at the beginning of each month and contains 8 wax melts (along with a free wax burner if it is your first box). The cost for this is £10 including delivery, and the contents of the box plus delivery have a retail value of £18.95, therefore it's definitely worth the money if you love candles and burning scents around the home.

I have to say that I was extremely impressed with my both my June and July boxes. As soon as I walked through my front door I could smell the boxes! The individual fragrances are always a surprise, including a mix of old favourites, current scents as well as scents that are exclusive to The Melt Crowd. As you can see in the images, the July parcel contained the following: Raspberry & Salted Caramel, Cucumber & Melon, Mojito, Green Tomato Leaf (exclusive), Lemon Curd, Oriental Lotus & Rose Otto, Pink Lemonade and Island Breeze (exclusive). I've already started burning the Raspberry & Salted Caramel and it smells amazing!

Incase you're unaware of how to use these products, you simply place one in a wax burner along with a tealight underneath, and simply watch it melt. These melts last approximately 30 hours - I find that it's better to break them in half to make the most of them, as I like to swap around with them.

I would definitely recommend this subscription, and I'm already looking forward to my next box arriving! I'm particularly looking forward to the seasonal boxes too, especially at Christmas time.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Pink Parcel - July review




July’s Pink Parcel definitely didn’t disappoint me, and so here’s a sneak peak of what I found in my parcel.

1.     U by Kotex tampons x25. I absolutely love this brand and I have only ever used them recently when I subscribed to Pink Parcel. They’re in pretty colours with a feminine design, and they’re very discreet and smooth. My favourites are the Click tampons, as they’re a lot easier to hide in your bag!


Yummy treats include:

2.     Citrus Chamomile tea. I haven’t tried this yet, but it sounds very refreshing and I’m very excited to have this, possibly on a day where I need waking up!

3.     Cocoba milk chocolate spoon. I absolutely love the design of this – I’ve never seen them before but it looks so tasty and so I’m very excited to try it when I’ve got that craving for something sweet. This retails at £2.75. I had a look at their website and they have some great other products, with one being this Rose Dark chocolate that I’ll most likely be trying out soon!

Beauty treats include:

4.     Green People Sun Lotion. This product works great, as it is non-greasy therefore you don’t get that oily feeling that you generally get after applying sun lotion. 200 ml of this retails at £18.95, so it is quite pricy.

5.     Organic Surge Facial Oil. This is probably my favourite product that I received, as it leaves your skin feeling so soft after applying it. It’s perfect for when your skin feels dry or tight, and it smells amazing too with it being enriched with Argan oil. This retails at £23.50, therefore it is definitely a great product if you get this in your parcel too! This is one that I will be continuing to use.

6.     L'oreal Volume Million Lashes Excess Mascara. I love testing out new mascaras, and I often find it difficult to find one that works. This one is great for separating lashes and extending them, although I have to say that I preferred the Maxfactor False Lash Effect mascara that I received a few months ago from Pink Parcel.

7.     Mod Beauty CocktailShaker Lip Balm. These are really cute and I got the strawberry Daiquiri one, which smells delicious – so much so that I want to eat it! I found these on amazon for  £4.47.

8.     Bandzee Hair ties. I loved these hair bands the fist time that I received them in my Pink Parcel, and so I was glad that they came round again. I received some fluorescent ones, which are great for summer. They leave no marks on your hair, and look great around your wrist too – bonus!