I love travelling and exploring new places, it’s one of my favourite things to do! Me and Aaron went on a cruise on the Anthem of the Seas and thought it would be fun to let you know about the places that we visited. I’ve already posted about what we got up to in Vigo in Spain which you can read if you’re interested as well as a post about the cruise ship. I have been to Madeira before and went on the cable car and toboggan, this time thought it would be nice to do something different and look around different areas. Funchal is the capital city and it’s not just beautiful, there’s also a lot to do and see. There was a large indoor market which we thought we would look around, it had two floors with the first being fish and the second being fruit, flowers and gifts. All of the fruit looked incredible and we picked up some dried fruit as the selection was amazing, there was everything from dried kiwi to dried flowers. It has such amazing ambience and is definitely somewhere worth looking around. Scattered around there are also street markets in which the locals had made different handmade goods which make lovely gifts.
If you want to get up to the top the best way is by cable car as it only takes about 15 minutes and is the most inexpensive way to make your way up. Whilst up there I’d definitely recommend the toboggan as it’s a lot of fun and something different. However if you don’t fancy that there are lots of other things to do such as swimming with dolphins, paragliding, whale-watching and lots of beautiful gardens to wander around. We did have a look around their gardens as Madeira is famous for its natural beauty and is often referred to as the ‘floating garden in the Atlantic”. It was a little cloudy however the sun was out and it was beautiful and warm, don’t let the clouds deceive you!
If you ever visit I recommend a cafe called The Ritz which has the most incredible ice-cream, the Kinder Bueno one was my favourite! It’s quite near to the ocean and pebbled beaches which are lovely to walk along whilst enjoying an ice-cream, especially when it’s hot and sunny. If you want to see more of what I got up to in Madeira you can watch my vlog on my YouTube channel which shows a little more!
You could say that I have recently become a little ‘obsessed’ with my under eye area. I have been very busy and haven’t been getting as much sleep as I probably should so was excited to try out the Benefit Puff Off! as it’s an innovative eye gel designed to smooth over imperfections and reduce puffiness under the eyes.
It comes in a little squeeze tube so it easy to dispense the amount of product that you want to use. All you do is squeeze little dot under the eye and then using the ‘iron’ tip glide along underneath the eye. It glides easily and cools on touch, the gel is also quite creamy and sinks into the skin quickly. Seconds after using this product I saw a noticeable difference, and that’s when I fell in love! It helped to reduce puffiness as well as brightening my eye area giving it an instant boost.Even though I prefer to use this under my makeup you can use this on top and apply throughout the day. If I do apply this during the day I don’t apply it in the same method, instead I prefer to dab a little under my eyes using my finger so that my concealer and foundation stays in place.
I’ve been so impressed at how well this product works and can’t see myself using anything else under my eyes for quite a while, it’s literally amazing plus how gorgeous is the packaging?! It has become my saviour when I have the signs of not much sleep and wonder how I ever lived without it. Let me know if you have tried this product too and what you thought of it!
*PR sample or gifted item
I had a lot of fun creating todays post as I had been challenged by Monarch to create my own cabin crew uniform. Monarch have been reminiscing and looking back at their aircrafts through the years, which leads us onto how their uniform has changed through the years too! I had a look through them and my favourite was the 1968 yellow uniform (image below on the right), I love that it’s all one colour so that is where I took inspiration from for this outfit!I love shirts as I find them to be smart yet stylish so found this adorable white shirt and thought it would be perfect since white is one of the main colours of their planes, I also felt like the scallop collar was quite a sweet little touch. I wanted to keep the outfit smart yet stylish but take inspiration from the 1968 uniform by keeping it one colour, so I found these cigarette trousers with matching blazer in the most gorgeous red. Nearly all of the previous uniforms and planes feature yellow so I thought that a little yellow silk scarf would go quite nicely with some low navy heels as this is another colour they tend to feature. To finish the uniform I think it would be nice to add a hat, it would be a great to see it return as it was featured in the majority of their uniforms over the years. One similar to the ones worn in the 1980’s uniform (image above on the right) would be a great addition and completes the look.
Let me know if you like how I would style the uniform and if there’s anything that you would do different! I kept the white, yellow and navy colours throughout the outfits as that is the colour of their planes, however I thought the red was a nice pop of colour and quite fun! You can see the uniforms from previous years here if you’re interested!
*In collaboration with Monarch, all opinions are my own
Every month I get excited when the Lookfantastic box arrives through my door, you never know what’s going to be included so it’s always a nice surprise. This is the second instalment to their limited edition beauty box collection and there’s a mixture of skincare, haircare and makeup.
There are two haircare products included this month, the first being the Kebelo Enriching Mask (30ml) which is perfect for the winter. I find that over the colder months my hair can get a little dry so I’m always on the lookout for hair masks to keep my hair nourished. It contains lots of oils and hair-loving ingredients to keep hair smooth and in great condition. The other hair product is the Korres Guava Shower Gel (40ml) which is a great travel size. The scent is quite tropical and works up into a nice lather, something I always look for as I have long hair! Then onto one of my favourite skincare brands at the moment, Ole Henriksen. The Empower Foaming Milk Cleanser (30ml) is lovely and creamy, it always removes all traces of makeup easily. I love how Ole Henriksen always use natural ingredients and there isn’t a product that I have come across from them that I haven’t fallen in love with!The Dr PawPaw Tinted Ultimate Red Balm (10ml) is great for keeping your lips looking great and moisturised over the the colder months. It’s hydrating and gives your lips a flush of colour. Then moving onto one of my favourite products in the box, the REN V-Cense Youth Vitality Day Cream (15ml). I’ve been using this everyday since it arrived and it’s been making my skin feel smooth and hydrated. REN is a brand I already love and definitely would recommend their skincare products. The last product is the Bellapierre Lipstick in Ruby, I was very excited about this as I am obsessed with lipsticks. I love wearing red shades over the winter months and this is a gorgeous tomato red, it looks beautiful and is very moisturising.
I’m really pleased with this months Lookfantastic box with my favourite product being the Ole Henriksen cleanser. Let me know if you also received this box and if you’re subscribed to any monthly beauty boxes.