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.


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



Procrastination is….good?

“Procrastination has a bad name but historically, it was seen as a good thing. In fact, delayed decision-making was seen as an indication of wisdom in ancient Greece and Rome,” says Frank Partnoy from his book “Wait: the useful art of procrastinating”. Well now if he says so….!! Of course I’m joking, I’m now back being unemployed (for now) and I can tell you that 3 days off is all I need, all possible forms of procrastination I’ve done to death and now they’re boring. Get me back to work please or America is never going to happen!




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.