27 febrero 2015

Breton Stripe Cardigan

Breton Stripe Cardigan
Breton Stripe Cardigan
Breton Stripe Cardigan
Coat: H&M // Bag: Topshop // Cardigan: H&M // Jeans: Topshop // Shoes: Adidas
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These pictures are from our trip to Mexico. This was at Parque Fundidora, where I found the remains of the Luminasia exhibition as they were being removed and got some sneaky pictures with it. The next outfit post, if I'm not mistaken, will feature my new haircut that I got last week. 

xo

25 febrero 2015

Berghaus Haloway Jacket

Berghaus Haloway Hydroloft Jacket
Berghaus Haloway Hydroloft Jacket
Berghaus Haloway Hydroloft Jacket
Berghaus Haloway Hydroloft Jacket
Berghaus Haloway Hydroloft Jacket

Last week I was kindly sent the Haloway Insulated Hydroloft™ Jacket to try and review. Even though it's almost spring, it's still quite cold (we've had some hailstone action in the past couple of days) so it's no surprise that this jacket is coming very handy. 

One of the first things I noticed when I tried the Haloway Jacket on is how lightweight it is, which makes it very comfortable, easy to wear and layer over clothes. It has a nice, feminine shape that goes in at the waist and a very subtle dog tooth print finish on the fabric. 

As mentioned before, the jacket features synthetic Hydroloft™ insulation, which is highly breathable and does not absorb water, while the use of body mapping and water & wind resistant fabric ensures you get warm where you need it the most. The Haloway Jacket also provides added protection with an adjustable & detachable hood, fitted cuffs and two zipped felted pockets.

After a couple of days wearing this jacket I can definitely say that it is wind resistant (I haven't fully tested it in the rain so can't comment on water resistance) it's very comfortable and warm. The only issue I had was with the zip, which proved troublesome when trying to do it up but with a bit of practice I got there in the end. Overall, I would recommend this jacket if you are looking for a durable, good quality outerwear piece that will protect you from the weather and last you many years. 

Find the Haloway Insulated Hydroloft™ Jacket* and more outdoor clothing on the Berghaus website.

xo

PS. Find out how to win £250 worth of Berghaus vouchers here.

23 febrero 2015

Avon Naturals Chocolate Body Scrub

Avon Naturals Body Care Indulging Chocolate Body Scrub review

Normally, I try to keep my skincare routine as simple as possible but like to venture into the unknown from time to time. On this occasion I decided to give Avon Naturals Body Care Indulging Chocolate Body Scrub a try.

This body scrub invites you to luxuriate in the fragrance of luscious chocolate and claims to leave skin feeling cleansed and conditioned. To use just massage on the skin and rinse thoroughly.

The truth is I ordered this scrub because it was chocolate scented, though I didn't expect it to smell this nice, just like chocolate butter cream icing, so delicious! It also has a mousse-like consistency with very small scrubbing particles that are almost invisible.

Avon Naturals Chocolate Body Scrub is easy to use and not at all messy. I just apply it, massage and rinse and it leaves my skin feeling very smooth and soft.

I would recommend this product if you are looking for a gentle, affordable and delicious smelling body scrub.

Find Avon Naturals Chocolate Body Scrub online here.

xo

20 febrero 2015

Blue Turtle Neck

Blue Turtle Neck
Blue Turtle Neck
Blue Turtle Neck
Turtle Neck: H&M // Bag: Rowallan // Coat: H&M // Trainers: Adidas // Trousers: H&M 
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Still got outfit pictures with my 'old' hair, but worry not, as there will be pictures with the new hair cut soon. Have a nice weekend!

xo

PS. Find out how to win £250 worth of Berghaus vouchers here.

18 febrero 2015

Visiting Riviera Maya

Tulum Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen
Chichen Itza
Iguana in Tulum
Tulum Riviera Maya

Back in 2013 we went to visit my family in Mexico and our parents kindly gifted us a weekend away in the Riviera Maya. Our hotel was in Playa del Carmen, right around the corner from the main pedestrian avenue Quinta Avenida, full of shops and restaurants, as well as being a couple of minutes walk from the beach. 

The great thing about the Riviera Maya is that there is so much to do you definitely won't get bored: there is obviously the beaches (which are absolutely gorgeous with white sand and turquoise sea) where you can sunbathe or go for a swim; there are also many clubs and bars, especially in Cancun, if you want to go out for a drink; theme parks like Xel Ha and Xcaret with aquatic and eco-tourism activities such as snorkelling, cenote or cave exploration, and even swimming with dolphins; you could go and visit the neighbouring archaeological sites such as Tulum (or even Chichen Itza if you have a whole day to spare). And of course, the food: Mexican food is world heritage as well as my favourite type of food. 

I had been to Cancun before with my family, but that was years ago when I was very little so don't remember much. It was great and lots of fun making new memories in Riviera Maya with my husband on this occasion which was like the honeymoon we didn't have straight after our wedding in 2012. 

I would recommend booking a package with flight, transportation to and from airports, and hotel as it is generally cheaper this way. Also if available in a package, choose to have your breakfast at the hotel as it saves you time in the morning: after you get ready have some breakfast and you are ready to go. And last but not least enquire if you can book any tours to ruins or theme parks from the comfort of your hotel's own lobby, but do shop around as it might be cheaper to take a bus from the station. We booked a day trip to Chichen Itza from our hotel but we took a bus to Tulum (which was closer) and explored the ruins by ourselves. 

Find honeymoon packages to the Riviera Maya and other destinations on PerfectHoneymoonsAbroad.co.uk

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xo

PS. Find out how to win £250 worth of Berghaus vouchers here.