24/03/2012

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub


My boy lollipop!

This is the most delicious lip product I have ever laid my hands on. It tastes and smells just like the sweetest bubblegum and leaves your lips feeling incredibly soft. I've never used an exfoliator for lips before, despite being a bit of an exfoliator fanatic, but as soon as I got a whiff of the scent of this bad boy I had to pick it up. Essentially just flavoured sugar and jojoba oil, you rub it on your lips and then lick off the excess, leaving behind the softest, most saccharine of pouts - a much more glamourous path to kissable lips than that old 'brush 'em with an old toothbrush' trick, and it's the perfect lipstick preparation. Yummy too. It also comes in Mint Julips and Sweet Lips flavour, and I can see myself running back to get them soon too.

Buy them here.

Hope you are all having the most wonderful of weekends! 

17/03/2012

style board



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Some pictures from my Pinterest Style board. 

Although the rest of the world seems to have graduated to spring sensibilities already, my Scottish location doesn't allow me to dabble in any kind of flesh flashing floral ensemble without contracting pneumonia. So I'll continue pouring over images of girls in awesome coats and hats until things start hotting up. My sartorial plans for summer involve a return to my suppressed hippy tendencies, with lots of jewellery, crop tops, beach hair, lazy smudgy make-up and jauntily angled hats. 

Bon weekend!


For photo credits see source on my pinterest page HERE

13/03/2012

croatia: hvar/stipanska, carpe diem beach

Last summer my boyfriend and I spent the best part of three weeks travelling around Croatia, taking in Hvar, Korçula, Dubrovnik, Braç and Split. I thought I'd do a short series of posts on the trip, as it was one of my favourite holidays and it's a beautiful country.

One of my favourite days during our time in Hvar, was when we took a boat out to the nearby tiny island of Stipanska, that is completely monopolised by the one beach bar, Carpe Diem Beach. A sister establishment to Carpe Diem bar in Hvar istelf, it has a similar pretentious-glamour vibe and similarly high prices, but, oh wow, does it feel worth every penny and more.

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Couches and chill out areas are spread amongst the shade of the trees, there are a couple of bars, a cute little plunge pool and a chilled out soundtrack, all combining to create one of the nicest and coolest places I've ever been to. We picked sun-loungers right by the waters edge, so as we sunbathed we were able to gaze out to the most beautiful, bluest sea and watch as wealthy types meandered up to shore in their chartered yachts. We had come by taxi boat, which are inexpensive and leave frequently from the main harbour of Hvar town and take about ten minutes to reach the island.


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Revlon 'Minted' toes.

After a few hours of baking in the sun we took shade and refuge in the bar-restaurant area. Raised padded platforms for lounging upon replace traditional chairs, and tiny little wooden tray tables are where you rest your drinks. By this point, we were both starving and dehydrated and I wanted to order everything off the menu, in particular, a selection of the delicious sounding cocktails. Unfortunately, in an effort to save money for the rest of the trip, we had brought the bare minimum with us, and left the majority of our Kuna in the hostel.

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New Look beach dress, UO sunnies.

We had enough for a smoothie each, and even though they were the most delicious smoothies I have ever tasted, we forced ourselves to drink them excruciatingly slowly, just so we could spend more time in the bar. Eventually, after having exhausted both smoothie and wallet, we traipsed back to the pier, tail between our legs, to catch a boat back to Hvar, sad to be leaving and kicking ourselves for not bringing more cash.

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It really is the one place in Hvar I would recommend above all others, but take a fair amount of cash - you'll want to spend it. It is still affordable on a budget - the taxi boat to get there is fairly cheap and food and drinks prices aren't extortionate, going by British standards, but if you are on a budget, this will be one of your more 'extravagant' days, but it's well worth it. The atmosphere and surroundings are so incredible you will want to spend your money and time here. I couldn't recommend Carpe Diem Beach enough!

P.S. The website makes it look like a seedy night club, which I guess it may be at night - I only went during the day, so I wouldn't know. But as a beach bar, it's perfect.