Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Lets get Muddy!

This past weekend my family and I decided to do something a little different. As my Dad turned the big 50 we spent the whole weekend celebrating. As he did not want a party or big meal, we had to come up with something that we could all do to celebrate, so we decided upon quad biking.

I myself have been once before, but no one else had touched a quad bike, so it was definitely an experience. 

We decided upon quad biking in Malvern, using a company called Action Adventures. They specialise in Quad treks, axe throwing and shooting among many other activities and we had a BLAST! It was amazing. My mom created all the highlights, by hitting trees, bushes and getting stuck in the mud, but it honestly was great experience, which we all said we would gladly do again.

After the quad trek, we drove from Malvern to Stratford-Upon-Avon, where we had booked a night in the 4-star Stratford Manor Hotel. The hotel was lovely, with a pool, steam room and sauna (which myself and my boyfriend took full advantage of) and the in-house restaurant where we ate our evening meal was fantastic.

After such an action filled Saturday, we spent Sunday strolling around Stratford-Upon-Avon  drinking hot chocolate and looking at all the cute market market stalls and having a wonder around the town.

I am sure my dad had a brilliant weekend celebrating his 50th birthday and I know we would gladly do it all over again, and have just as much fun.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Workwear Lowdown

Around a month ago I started a new job based in an office and was thrown completely out of my comfort zone when faced with the concept of workwear. The last time I had to wear 'smart wear' was in sixth form, 6 years ago! and as I'm sure many would agree, your style changes drastically between your teen years and your 20s, so what worked for me then would definitely not work for me now.

So, I have had to come up with my own style for the office and I would like to think I'm on my way to having it all figured out, but whilst shopping around for some outfits I came across loads of options which I thought I could style up and share with you all.





As you can see, all outfits are completely different in their own way, but more importantly all still appropriate for the workwear requirements of an office. There are a few pieces here that I am dying to buy and will be as soon as I get my first pay packet!

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Waterproof Wonders

I have always loved make-up, although I cant say it always loved me (the extremely kohl lined eyes of 13 year old me were not ok!) Like fashion has it's trends so does make-up, but one thing that everyone talks about is a mascara that does what it says on the tube.

After years of buying into products promising lengthening, volumising, plumping, amplifying and all the other "ing's" you can think of a little gem appeared in my make-up bag a few months ago and nothing can beat it.

Ladies and Gentlemen I believe I have found my favourite mascara.

This little gem comes from AVON and is only £10 at full price, but I grabbed it on offer for £6 through the brochure from my local rep and as AVON always have deals and sales on it means you can get great products for an even better price.

This mascara has lasted through swimming pools, salty sea water, sweat and sand on holiday and also managed to last whilst I cried my eyes out more recently at my Nan's funeral. The last thing I wanted was to look awful as well as feel it and honestly this brilliant product stayed in place all day long, no streaks, no black flaky bits NOTHING!

The brush applicator means the product applies evenly and I usually apply around 2 to 3 coats to achieve my desired look. One downside is that it does smell slightly glue-like when first applied, but once dry the smell disappears. Getting it off can also sometimes be tricky, but micellar water or oil has that covered.

You can get the mascara online here or see your local AVON rep as I did.

*This review is completely my own words and opinions with no affiliations to AVON*