Summer Look-Book

Hi Guys,

I’m aware that it currently feels like mid winter but to brighten up your winter blues here is my summer Look-Book. Some of you may be lucky enough to be going away soon to escape this British ‘Summer’ and I hope that blog post inspires you.

(I have linked the same if not similar items of my outfit if possible!)

Outfit 1:

Top: Matalan, Skirt: H&m, Sunglasses: Boohoo, Bag: Forever 21

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Outfit 2:

Playsuit: Boohoo, Shoes: Primark, Bag: H&M, Sunnies: Topshop

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Outfit 3:

Hat: T K Max, Sunnies: Boohoo, Top: New Look, Shorts: Topshop, Shoes: Primark

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Outfit 4:

Top: Forever 21, Shorts: Topshop, Sandals: New Look

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Outfit 5:

Sunglasses: TK Maxx, Earrings: Topshop, Necklace: Amazon, Kimono: New Look, Top: Primark, Cullotes: ASOS, Shoes: BooHoo

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I hope that you guys enjoyed this blog post. See you on Sunday at 6 pm!

– Lauren, XO 

Sanctuary ‘Being’ Range Review

Hi Guys,

Recently I popped into boots to pick up some new shower gel and I spotted a new range from Sanctuary Spa which looked and smelt delicious in store so I just had to pick it up to try out. I really loved the products that I bought so I decided to review them and let you guys know what I thought.

The products that I brought happen to be a new range from Sanctuary Spa called ‘Being‘. The range came out in June this year.

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The message behind the new body range is that women are empowering and need to embrace their beauty and self-rights. The new products are supposed to give you that well-needed kick of confidence in order to make you stand tall and be bold.

Being by Sanctuary comes with 5 punchy fragrance sets; Cloudberry and Lychee Blossom, Salted Caramel and Macadamia, Hibiscus and Coconut Water, Chilli Mango and Tonca Bean, Water Lotus and Pomelo. 

The range is very affordable and a little more affordable than Sanctuary’s normal body range. Find the products and prices HERE

I picked up the Water Lotus and Pomelo shower gel and body scrub – these to me smell deliciously fresh with hints of grapefruit and tropical vibes.

The shower gel smells strong enough without being overpowering – I can smell the scent from the shower gel alone on me hours after showering. The scent is delicious and fresh. it reminds me of tropical holidays. For the affordable £6 price of this shower gel, I get a very luxurious feeling whenever I use this.

When it comes to body scrubs I’m very critical as I don’t want something that is too harsh or not exfoliating enough. After holiday my skin always needs a good scrub as the sun dries out your skin. This scrub is gentle enough whilst still getting rid of all my dry dead skin from holiday. This scrub is also affordable at £9 a tub.

Overall I would highly recommend that you try out this range if you’re looking for a new tropical range for your shower. I will definitely be repurchasing more scents and a moisturiser from this range soon.


Have you tried anything from this range? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below?! 

See you guys soon,

Lauren, xo 

Travel Guide – Menorca

Hi Guys,

Recently I visited one of the Balearic Islands called Menorca. I have been going to this island since I could walk so over the years I have discovered the best restaurants, bars and beaches.  It is a lovely Island that I recommend you visit for a few weeks!

It is an affordable two-hour flight from London, Luton airport. The people on the island are lovely, they speak good English, the island is not too commercialised and everything is very affordable!


I have stayed in various locations on the island such as Binibecca, Mahon (the main ‘city’) and S’algar. I love all of the locations but they all offer different experiences.


Where to stay:

Binibecca:

Binibeca is great for families and young children. There are villas to rent, beaches with water sports and child-friendly restaurants. I would highly recommend Binibeca for families with young children or teenagers.

Mahon:

Mahon is great for young people, couples or teenagers. It’s a small city with a good nightlife, fancy restaurants and popular bars. Maybe not great for a three week beach holiday or young children!

S’algar /Cala d’alcaufar:

S’algar is a great coast side town with its own 5* dive centre, resort, turquoise water beaches and a gorgeous walking route in which you can walk to Punta Prima or Binibeca.  

There are a few restaurants and bars within walking distance in S’algar too as well as a wide choice of apartments available to rent either from Port blue resorts, Air B’n’B or Homeaway.

S’algar Diving:


Food:

Pan Y VinoPan Y Vino is a very lovely restaurant that serves both beautifully looking and tasting food and the most romantic and homely setting. You sit on a brick patio undercover. The staff are ever so friendly and the food is reasonably priced in regards to how luxurious the whole experience and your treatment is.  The food is a mix between French and Spanish as the owners are both French and Spanish.

Shoutout to Noela and Patrick for inviting me to the best restaurant in Menorca – In my opinion! 😉 

Hotel Rural: Has the quaintest setting with heart shaped chairs, floral patchwork cushions and tropical plants. This is somewhere to go for some delicious food, a cute homey environment whilst still being outside amongst the tropical weather and plants. This is, in my opinion, the perfect setting for a very special date night. The food is once again affordable whilst still being full of flavours and well presented and the staff were very welcoming and friendly.

Way, Mahon: Resturant way is a delicious Chinese/Thai/Japanese restaurant that serves anything from noodles to fresh sushi. They do a set lunch menu which costs only ten euros for three courses. I really enjoyed how beautifully the food was displayed and how full of flavours and spice the food was. The staff were very friendly and accommodating.

Binifadet: This restaurant was just stunning set around a vineyard with a roof of vines. The food was delicious and not too expensive whilst the wine was hard to stop drinking and again affordable. The vineyard is open for a wander after lunch which I and my parents enjoyed as we were full from all of the delicious food and well in need of a walk.

There is a gift shop in which you can buy anything from candles and face oils to wine and tote bags. The restaurant also offers wine tours twice a day where they show you the process of wine making from picking the grapes to squashing them into delicious wine.


Drink:

Bringing it back again to Binifadet, this a lovely place to come even if you just want to enjoy a few glasses of wine. They have a bar/cafe towards the front of the restaurant where you can just sit under the fairy lights and enjoy anything from a coffee to cocktails!


Beaches:

Binibecca: This is a great beach for young children and families to enjoy as there is a range of water sports such as Kayaking, paddle boarding and boating. There is also a beach bar which is great for lunch, ice creams or a bottle of wine.

Cala d’alcaufarThis is a lovely small and local beach with a beach restaurant that serves delicious wine and black rice. This beach is sheltered from rough seas or jellyfish but be careful swimming out to see as it is a little rocky. If you don’t like busy beaches then this is the perfect beach for you!

As far as I’m aware this is the smallest beach on Menorca and it is unnamed but it’s located a small walk from Cala d’alcaufar. The very small beach offers enticing turquoise waters and small caverns. This beach is great for a quick dip or some snorkelling.

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Punta Prima:  This is a slightly over commercialised beach but it’s beautiful all the same. Punta Prima is a great place for families to visit and stay with turquoise waters and golden sandy beaches. This is a nice big beach with sunbeds and umbrellas available to rent.


Shopping:

In terms of shopping definitely, check out the main city called Mahon. They have lots of cute and quaint shops such as shoe shops, swimwear shops, bath shops, a gin shop and a Mango!


I really hope you guys enjoyed this blog post. If you’re looking for a new and affordable holiday destination then I would highly recommend that you look into visiting Menorca. 

See you guys next Sunday at 6 pm for a new blog post!

Lauren, XO

Garnier – Moisture bomb Review

Hi Guys,

I finally got around to trying and reviewing Garnier’s new moisture bomb face mask. I wanted to see what all the hype is about as for me I’ve been using Asian sheet masks for years so they’re nothing new and/or exciting to me although they are very highly regarded in my pamper routines!


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You get two sheet masks, a blue mask on top of a white mask. The blue mask is there to help you guide the mask onto your face correctly.

The instructions said to sit back and relax and leave the mask to work for 15 minutes. This mask claims to soothe and hydrate your skin. Your skin is supposed to feel plump and soft as silk after application.

I sat back and read some fashion magazines whilst I let the mask do its job. My favourite magazines right now are Glamour and Cosmopolitan

I personally really enjoyed this mask, my skin felt so soft, glowing and plump after leaving it on for 15 minutes as the instructions directed.

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The mask is available from Boots for only £2.99 – well worth the small cost for such a luxurious and gentle feeling mask which really does do as it says on the packaging.

The only downside to this mask that I found was that it was too big for my face, this is a regular issue that I’m aware not only myself struggles with which is a real shame although difficult to fix and every person is different.


Have you tried this mask? What were your thoughts?

See you soon,

– Lauren, XO