The Pre-Holiday Pamper

I’ll be doing a trip report for my recent trip to Thailand but before that I thought I’d follow up my previous post with the pre-holiday pamper routine, because, as any beauty girl can attest to the fact…that’s half the fun of going away!

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Exfoliate: In preparation for the faux tan, every other day, for a week before, I exfoliated with a sugar scrub from Soap & Glory. The perfect ratio of grit and moisturising oils – to save your skin getting dryer than the Sahara before you can grab the body lotion.

Hair Removal: Alternating with the exfoliation, a week before leaving, I got out the epilator. For those areas I’m too chicken to attempt with said torture device, it was a good old razor!

Moisturise: I love the Body Shop body butters, and this limited edition Virgin Mojito has to be one of my favourite scents. The perfect summer smell and wonderfully thick to keep my skin nice and moisturised especially after exfoliation and epilation.

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Tan: I tanned 3 days before and again the day before I went away. My absolute favourite brand is St Moritz applied with the cheapest mitt I can find. 4 years in competitive cheerleading and I think I have the application + formula nailed. The lotion version was out of stock in my local Boots, so I picked up the mousse and dare I say I preferred it?

Mani/Pedi: I skipped the mani as I’d be on the beach and just opted for a spa pedicure at my local salon. I emerged after an hour with baby soft, beautified feet, pedicures are worth every penny for me.

Tints: 2 weeks before my departure I headed to the local Benefit Brow Bar and Arianne worked her magic. The best Benefit Brow Bar experience I’ve had to date. Then 2 days before the departure, along with my pedicure, I treated myself to some HD lashes and I’m still loving the results. Goodbye mascara.

And that’s it. I love pamper routines and this is the first time I properly organised myself and it was so much fun. So over to you friends, what are you must have pre-holiday treatments?

Caley xo

 

Electric Holiday

I have to thank my wonderful friend for showing me this video when she came to visit this weekend, I’ve now watched it at least 5 times in the past few days and it hasn’t grown old. I can’t think of a greater collaboration than Disney and Barney’s. Now Barney’s holds some sort of nostalgia in my heart because when I was growing up that’s where Rachel from Friends worked in New York and New York was my dream and of course I can’t think of any part of my childhood or in fact my life now without harking back to some sort of Disney film. I found myself quoting something I didn’t even remember was Disney! It’s ingrained.

This video is so great, Elber Albaz is my favourite, he was made to be a Disney character right?! And Minnie as always is just adorable, who didn’t want to dress up at Minnie when they were younger? So I’m sharing this wonderful video with you to enjoy, amazing job Barney’s and Disney for creating this magical fashion short. I am a bit late on the uptake with this (sorry) but now the puzzle of why SJP was on the red carpet with Mickey ears on has been solved! Of course with any collaboration there is a collection to buy and my eye is on the cookie jar.

xoxo

Adventure

I’m currently in the very early stages of planning my gap year road trip around America. I found this gorgeous picture on facebook’s pinterest app, which is from tumblr and now I’m posting on wordpress, phewph so much social media! I’m starting a roadtrip pinterest board and this is the first picture to be uploaded. I clicked onto this tumblr and I LOVE it, so make sure you check it out Inspiring Insanity, it’s beautiful.

xo