Skiing – Livigno, Italy

 

If you follow my Instagram you’ll have seen that I’ve been away recently in Italy. I went skiing with my family which was amazing, however I’ve come to realise 1. how unfit I am and 2. That I’m definitely carrying holiday weight as my salopettes were extremely tight! In spite of that however I continued to eat copious amounts of pizza and pasta, and I don’t regret it for a second!

I have a fair few pictures from the trip, but I’ve selected a few to show you guys, so enjoy!

P.s. A lot of these were taken when I’d given up trying to keep up skiing with my dad and brother. When in doubt, photograph!

Thanks for looking!

x

A Weekend In Paris

If you’ve taken a look at my Instagram recently (the link is on the side of my page), you’ll have seen that I spent a few days strolling the beautifully sunny streets of Paris.
We stayed for two nights, and had the majority of three full days which was the perfect amount! I went with my boyfriend, and we’ve both been already, so we didn’t do lots of major tourist attractions, but still had an amazing time exploring where we hadn’t been before.

Rather than ramble on and on about how amazing the food was (which it was), I’ve decided to show you some of my favourite pictures of food of course, as well as a few other bits of our trip day by day!

Day 1:

Outfit:

Coat: Zara

Shirt: French Connection

Leggings: Warehouse

Boots: Marks & Spencer

Bag: Mulberry

Musee D’Orsay

Exploring the backstreets

We were on route to finding our next destination, and happened to wonder into a great area with cute cafes, and amazing shops full of intricate, fun items. Here are a couple of photos…

Dinner

Outfit:

Top: Mango

Skirt: Zara

Shoes: Zara

Bag (just seen): Whistles

The most delicious mille feiule EVER!

Day 2:
Climbing the Arc De Triumph

Stripes in Paris – would have been rude not to!

Outfit:

Top: Zara

Skirt: Zara

Bag: Whistles

This was so amazing as not only did you see the amazing panoramic views of Paris, but we also had the perfect view of the Eiffel Tower. I’ve climbed the Eiffel Tower before which is an experience; yet the opportunity to see it amongst the beautiful backdrop of the untouched Parisian architecture was simply stunning.

Laudrée

I have recently become unhealthily obsessed with macaroons, so when I saw the Laudrée shop on the Champs Élysées I had to go in. Sweet fumes filled the air as a beautifully manicured shop assistant delicately arranged and wrapped my macaroons in a beautiful box. I wish I could say the eating process mirrored the calming atmosphere of the shop… They were demolished with 10 minutes of getting back to the hotel room.

Dinner

Not your typical French cuisine, but this sushi was absolutely delicious! We noticed there were an increasing amount of sushi restaurants in Paris, so, as sushi lovers ourselves, we thought it rude not to try one out!

Day 3:

Pompidou

We only had a short amount of time to explore here as we caught the afternoon train, however this was such an interesting place to explore. The Pompidou is an arts and cultural centre, and houses a library, art gallery and a centre for music and acoustic research, as well as some very tempting shops and gorgeous rooftop restaurant! First of all it’s HUGE, so you can keep yourself entertained for hours. We made our way up to the top of the building, which offered stunning views of Paris, and then worked our way down through the art galleries. What I loved was the uniqueness of the exhibitions (see the photos above), with some interactive and others purely visual. It’s definitely a great place to go even if you wouldn’t consider yourself an art lover!

Lunch

This steak and chips definitely didn’t disappoint as my final meal!

Hope you have enjoyed my little taste of Paris (literally!)

My Sun Cream Saviour – sk:n Repair & Protect

  

As a teenager riddled with spots and extremely oily skin, I dreaded summer holidays where I would have to slather sun cream on my face. Any product that I used seemed to sit on top of my skin and clog it up even more. Being extremely self-conscious I used to wear make up in the day on holiday, as I felt like all anyone could concentrate on were my spots. This combined with sun cream did me no favours whatsoever, and actually, made my skin a whole lot worse! I would have so much rather burnt to a crisp than add to the oiliness of my skin!

With age came the confidence to relieve my skin of make up during the day, and the realisation that covering up with sun cream is far more important!! I still however struggled to find a product that agreed with my skin until I went to a sk:n dermatologist for specialist treatment called Isolaz.

As part of the treatment I was instructed to use the products they have developed, which are fantastic for spot prone skin! The face sun cream included in the pack is the best I have used to date! It’s nourishing, moisturising and most importantly is super light and doesn’t give me spots!! It’s 100% mineral, that is chemical free, paraben free and water resistant, which is perfect for days by the pool, or on the beach. When I apply this I rarely also use moisturiser, as it’s fantastic alone. As well as this the smell is divine. I really can’t sing its praises enough!!

I use factor 50, as it’s so important to protect your skin from harsh UV rays as well as burning. Plus, I would rather have paler skin now than wrinkly skin when I’m older! As it’s dermatologically tested this product is suitable for any skin type so I would recommend to anyone looking to invest in a reliable skin care brand. sk:n products used to be stocked in Boots, but I believe they’re now only available in sk:n stores and online. It really is a great product to add to your summer beauty list, so go go go!

I was in Dubai over the bank holiday weekend in 40-degree heat, and have come away burn free thanks to this sun cream! I’ve included a few of my holiday snaps for you to take a peak at…

   

    

  

  

 

I would love to hear if anyone else is using this product, and their thoughts on it!