Monday, 28 April 2014

April Favourites

Tresemme Cleanse & Replenish Cleansing Shampoo
I think Tresemme is a great brand, whenever I see their products on offer I end up buying something from their line. I have been using this shampoo now for a few weeks and I just love it! Its a deep cleansing shampoo but is gentle enough for regular use. The shampoo lathers up quite a lot so not too much of the product is needed, and the shampoo feels like its really cleaning your hair and getting rid of all of the dirt and product build up. It alo has a refreshing, salon-like scent, and come in this huge bottle! I have really enjoyed using this and am a bit sad that its almost empty.

Soap and Glory Lip Balm in Juicy Peach
This is the first product I own from Soap & Glory's cosmetic range and I am smitten. The balm is very sticky so if you don't like that then this isn't for you. The sent is very fruity and fresh without being too sickly like some peach scented lip products. In terms of keeping the lips moisturised, this actually does a really good job and seems to last an absolute age on the lips which is just great! They have a small range of lip balms so im thinking of adding another to my collection.

Collection Work The Colour Eyeshadow Pencil in Vintage Blush and Vanilla Sky
I got these last year when eyeshadow pencils were all the rage and they slowly worked their way to the back of my makeup collection to be forgotton about until I stumbled across them at the beginning of the month. I have been using these mainly for a highlight as I find them quite tricky to blend, but the pink shade (Vintage Blush) is lovely all over the lid too as it gives a beautiful shimmery effect.

No 7 Lipstick in Classic Rose
I have not stopped wearing this lipstick this month! A beautiful, matte lipstickwhich stays put for hours. The lipstick is also super pigmented and has a gorgeous creamy consistency making it easy to apply. I think this shade is such a perfect spring shade and looks lovely both during the day and at night.

Tea Tree Witch Hazel Peel Off Face Mask
I really like this brand (see my review of their Blemish Stick here) and this face mask has only increased my love for it. The facemask is very sticky and gel like on application, and then dries on the face. Once dry, you can peel the mask off (such satisfaction!) and then use some warm water to just rinse any remainders off. If you suffer from large pores then this is the product for you. Not only does it reduce the appearance of pores, it leaves the skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth, more so than any other face mask I have used. I find myself continually reaching for this.

Rita Ora for Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish in Lose Your Lingerie
If you haven't heard of Rita Ora's Rimmel collection then where have you been hiding?! Rita Ora collaborated with Rimmel to create a line of nail polishes and lip stains. I picked up a couple of the nail polishes and have been wearing this shade ever since. This is a beautiful effervescent pastel pink which is the perfect pastel Spring shade. As the name suggests, the polish dries ever so quickly which is great if, like me, waiting for nail polish to dry is like waiting for rain in a drought. There are some really cool shades in Rita's collection si might try a few of the brighter shades out soon.

Maybelline The Colossal Volume Extreme Mascara
This has been a longstanding favourite mascara of mine for some time but I have been using it almost every day for the last month. The wand is thick but doesn't make application difficult and creates amazing full lashes. Some people have said they find this mascara quite messy and smudgy but I don't seem to have that problem, I just love the look that it creates.

What have been your favourites this month? Do you love any of these products as much as me?

Sunday, 27 April 2014

A Month in Instagram #4

These are becoming my favourite posts to compile, I love looking back over the random snaps I've taken each month. For the first half of the month I did the 'Super Gorgeous April' photo challenge which I did really enjoy but I skipped a few days and then never got back into it.

A few foodie posts are included here (ok mainly foodie posts), I received a cute invite from one of my favourite little people, my tortoise came out to play, and a few other random pics in there.

If you want to follow me on Instagram I'm at gemmaford.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Rimmel Apocalips in Celestial

Another month, another new Apocalips purchase. I am absolutely obsessed with these lip lacquers, I think they're amazing!

I have gone for the shade Celestial this time which is a beautiful dusky pink and has a gorgeous matte-like finish. I find this shade is super easy to wear both during the day or on an evening as it is quite muted and subtle so looks perfect with simple make up or with heavy eye makeup such as a smoky eye.

I feel like every time there is a 3 for 2 or some sort of offer on Rimmel products, I always end up going for another Apocalips! I know how great they are and how long lasting they are, they are most probably my favourite lip product going.

Do you have any Apocalips shades you think I would like?

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Gel Nail Polishes


Gel manicures are my favourite treat to have at the beauty salon. They look incredibly polished without looking too fake which is great, and there is always a great range of shades to choose from. In the salon, a UV light is used to treat the polishes aswell as specially formulated gel polishes to create that ultra glossy look.

In recent months, beauty brands have been releasing their own takes on gel manicures by bringing out gel-like formula polishes. I have collected a small collection of these polishes that I thought I would show you.

Collection Lasting Gel Colour
These polishes are an absolute bargain and are pretty great polishes. They apply very evenly and dry quickly, and their staying power is impressive too. The only thing is that the shade range available isn't very wide and Collection doesn't seem to be releasing anymore at the moment which is a bit of a disappointment.

Models Own Hyper Gel
Me and Models Own have a love/hate relationship, and unfortunately this polish really disappointed me. The formula is very thin, difficult to achieve an even finish and takes quite a while to dry. I have done a full review which you can see here.

Bourjois So Laque!
Again, the shade range isn't fantastic with this collection but, as far as I know, they are supposedly releasing a few more shades during the Spring/Summer months. These polishes I picked up as part of a set so I don't know how much they are individually, however Bourjois is quite an average-priced brand so I cant imagine them being overly expensive. They are quite easy to apply and the finish is beautiful, however these polishes take an absolute age to dry so, if you are as impatient as me, then these probably aren't for you!

Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel
Bear in mind my thoughts on my other Bourjois nail polishes, and you can understand my enthusiasm for this polish. Probably one of my favourites in my collection- a lovely bright summer shade, amazingly quick dry time and the staying power is pretty great too.

17 Supreme Shine
I don't think these are still available to buy, however the last time I checked 17 had released a new range of gel-formula polishes. The turquoise blue is another with great staying power however the formula is pretty thin making even application quite difficult.

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine
Probably the most high profile of the gel-like formula polishes, every beauty blogger has either heard or owns the collection! What I love about these polishes is the shade range-I have yet to find a polish range with such a great selection in terms of shades. I'm not a massive fan of the formula and these polishes never seem to last ages on my nails however I love the finish of these, especially with a bright shade.

Rimmel Salon Pro
These polishes are great! I don't know if I can find a fault with them actually! They have an excellent shade range, application is made incredibly easy with their wide stroke brush, and the drying time is super quick! They also last quite a while on my nails without chips! Out of all of these polishes, I am definitely going to pick up a few more of these!

Have you got any polishes you can recommend to achieve a glossy manicure? Or have you been disappointed with any of the products I love? Please let me know!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Healthy Living Diaries #1

I have never, nor will I be, a super slim girl. I am a girl with curves that I am proud of and that I would like to maintain, however I have always battled with parts of my body that I would like to change. I don't think anyone can say they are 100% happy with their body, for me there are parts of it I would like to change and it is only me that I can change. I would also like to add that these are my own personal issues and have not been inflicted upon by anybody other than myself.

I have decided to share with you my quest for living healthily and how I need to change and alter parts of my life in order to be more happy and comfortable with myself. For me this is not just physical changes, thinking positively is a big part of healthy living as it creates motivation and helps keep you on track towards your goals. Also being happy within yourself is important for your own self esteem.

The physical changes I am making to my life are, pretty obviously, my eating habits and my exercise and fitness routine. During the first couple of months of 2014 I managed to lose 1 stone by keeping myself on a healthy diet and doing regular exercise. However since then my diet has not been as great and the pounds are slowly creeping back on. I never used to weigh myself and the only reason I do is to see the weight I am actually losing rather than to compare my weight to the national average or to others-we are all different and therefore are weight and body size/shape is going to be different too.

So, in a bid to improve my healthy eating, I have devised a plan which I am hoping I can stick to. It isn't very complicated and does allow myself to have the occasional treat. I should point out here that my job involves shift work so creating a weekly menu can be quite tricky so I tend to think the day before about my eating plans for the following day. My 5 rules for my new diet (I say rules but I will allow myself to be a bit flexible) are as follows:
-Eat either 3 meals a day with 2 snacks, or eat 6 small meals a day, so effectively eating every few hours so that I don't allow myself to go hungry.
-Try not to eat after 7pm when possible as I find this can make me very bloated and uncomfortable.
-Drink plenty of water every day to help with bloating and water retention.
-Complete 30-45 minute workouts 3 times a week to begin with, and then increase this over time.
-Devise an 'Exercise Chart' to complete a mini exercise routine every day with the amount of reps increasing every day (e.g. Day 1 30 crunches, Day 2 35 crunches...)

As part of my healthy eating, I want to cook a lot of the foods I eat from scratch rather than buying ready meals or pre packaged foods from the supermarket so I know exactly what is going into my foods. I have a selection of recipe books to guide me through this and of course there are all those fabulous eating blogs to hep me!

In terms of exercise, I tend to get quite bored in the gym so I am creating some new playlists to try and keep me going, and I am also going to do some exercise DVDs and go on a few bike rides to mix things up a bit.

I have my own personal goals that I want to achieve however I don't know how much weight I want to lose, its more about me feeling happy and comfortable with my body. I don't know how often I am going to write these posts but I find reading others keeps me motivated so I hope I can help some of you to stay on track too!

If you have any similar posts please leave your links below, I would love to read them!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

NYC Eye Shadow Quad Palette in NY Tribute


NYC is a really underrated brand, I have a few things from their range now and I love it all, in particular their eye shadow palettes. I already have one of their quad palettes (see here) which I love and I had been eyeing up this one for quite a while. The NYC brand is super cheap and I think this palette was about £2.50 which is an absolute bargain!
These palettes are arranged brilliantly, they usually go from the lightest shade to the darkest. The shades in this palette are a pure white shade that I have mainly been using as a highlighter shade for the inner corners and brow bone; a pastel pink shade which is great for all over the lids; a dark lilac which, again, is great for all over the lids or for the outer corners and contour; and a dark purple shade which is great for liner, under the eye and for heavy contour.
The pigmentation of this palette isn't fantastic but the shadows are easily buildable and once on the lids the colour does seem to last a good while. The shades also blend really well together and can create a beautiful springtime look.
Has anyone else tried this palette or any of the others from this brand? I would love to know!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser


My pores have been ridiculously large for the last couple of months, I have had real trouble clearing them up! I know tea tree oil is good for this problem anyway, and I love The Body Shop so I thought 'I can't go wrong' when I picked this up.
I have been wearing this product as a primer under makeup and, I have to say, I have been quite impressed. It has a very strong scent of tea tree oil (obviously?!) so just be aware. Its a strange greeny yellow shade but once applied and massaged into the skin it is clear. I notice the biggest difference when I apply powder as I find this seems to highlight my overly large pores. Whilst my pores haven't suddenly disappeared (now that would be a miracle!) they definitely seem smaller and less obvious which is great! This product also feels like its doing a good job on the skin when used which is always a bonus.
Has anyone else used this product? Have you had similar results?

Friday, 18 April 2014

Collective Beauty Haul

Ok so I thought I would show you all some of the products I have collected over the last couple of months that have been sat in my 'blogging box' waiting to be put to use.

Garnier Miceller Cleansing Water
I love using miceller water to remove makeup, it suits my skin really well and is super easy to use. I have seen this Garnier one pop up on a few blogs so, as I was on offer, decided to pick it up and have a go.

Seventeen Solo eye shadow in Regal
The Seventeen solo eye shadows are actually pretty good quality considering their price, and they have a great shade range. I have a few neutral shades from their collection but decided to try this more dramatic shade.

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
A blogger and YouTuber favourite! I have been wanting to try this foundation for ages now and I have finally added it to my collection. I will report back with how I get on.

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream
This is a recent release from Bourjois, I wouldn't normally be too bothered with CC creams however as this was relatively cheap and it was on offer I thought why not?! CC creams are designed to correct the appearance of your skin by targeting red areas and tired looking skin. I have been suffering a bit with my skin recently so I'm hoping this will be a good base to try.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
For some reason my pores recently have been awful! They have been really visible and large, and it has really been bothering me. I spoke to a few other beauty bloggers who recommend trying this. Again, this has had a lot of press recently and is part of the Maybelliene 'Baby' collection. I love their Baby Lips products so I'm hoping this will be a winner too.

NYC Palette in NY Tribute
I love the NYC palette's. I already have Fashion Bootcamp (see my review here) but these shades are so pretty and Spring-perfect that I knew it had to be added to my collection. These palettes are ridiculously cheap aswell.

Models Own Hyper Gel in Coral Glaze
Me and Models Own have such an on/off relationship so I wasn't overly sure about trying this polish out. Their Hyper Gel nail varnishes are designed to have the finish of a gel manicure and the shade range is beautiful. I thought I would give Model's Own one last chance so it all depends on this polish, not too much pressure hey!

L'Oreal Studio Line #TXT Volume Supersizing Spray
This has been another beauty blogger favourite of late, and although I'm not into super massive hair, I do like some texture, especially when I have curled my hair. Plus this spray is stupidly cheap compared to other texturizing sprays (yes I'm talking about the infamous Oribe) so I think its worth giving a go.

So there we are, a classic beauty blogger beauty haul!

Has anyone else tried any of these products? I would love to know what you think!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Models Own Hyper Gel in Coral Glaze

I have a love/hate relationship with Models Own. After first trying their polishes last summer, I wasn't very impressed. I found the formula very thin and difficult to achieve an even application. However, I had another shot with a polish from their Velvet Goth collection in the Autumn and I was really impressed. So when this collection hit the shelves this year, I thought I would give them a go.

I love gel like polishes, the finish is so beautiful and classy and they normally last quite a few days without chipping. I have quite a few gel like polishes in my collection (thinking about doing a collective post about them all soon) but I thought one more wouldn't hurt, and this colour really caught my eye! Its perfect for the summer months, and is unlike any shade I already own.

Firstly, I really don't like the Models Own brushes, I find them very thin and with such a large lid, it can be hard to have full control over the brush. This formula seems slightly thicker than my previous experiences with the brand, however still very thin and runny, making application quite difficult. The polish takes quite a while to dry, but that is expected with gel like polishes. The polish did seem to last a good couple of days on my nails, however I really didn't like the finish. Due to difficult application, the polish was very uneven on my nails which did make them look tacky and isn't the look I was going for.

So overall, I really was not impressed with this polish. I would say its a big disappointment but I haven't had the greatest experience with this brand before. I think im going to stay away from Models Own polishes for quite a while now, I need to learn from my mistakes.

Has anyone else had the same issues? Or have you had the complete opposite thoughts?

Monday, 14 April 2014

Top 5 Pink Lips

For me, pink lips are perfect for the Spring time. They are fresh, pretty and so easy to wear. I've put together my top 5 pink lips that I have in my collection, bit of a range of tones of pinks but I love them all, and they are all great for different occasions.

Rimmel Kate Moss 16
I love the Kate Moss Rimmel lipsticks, they all have a lovely consistency to them and apply like a dream! The only thing that annoys me is they don't name the shades, they are all numbered (I know, I know, I am petty!). The shade 16 is a classic rosy pink, perfect for both daytime or nighttime. It has a matte/satin finish to it which I really like, and stays put for quite a considerable amount of time which is always a plus.

Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch
I love the Baby Lips, they are just wonder products! Not only are they extremely moisturising, they have lovely scents and come in 3 great shades, Pink Punch being one of them. Pink Punch is very much a candy pink which doesn't work for everyone but I love it as it adds a good pop of colour to my look. I like wearing this with very simple makeup during the day as I find as its so bright, it can look a little overbearing teamed with heavy makeup. Th only problem is the colour doesn't last too long, but for a cheap, decent lip balm you cant really expect overly high pigmentation.

Collection Cream Puff in Fairy Cake
This is the newest to my collection. It applies in the ame style as a lipgloss with a doe foot applicator, however the finish very matte. This pink is a warm dusky pink, with a creamy consistency (which makes application very easy) yet a matte finish. This is great however lips must be well moisturised as matte lip products can be very drying. The hing I love about this pink lip product is it lasts ages on the lips. I can go out all night and the colour won't budge, its great.

Maybelline Superstay in Ultimate Blush
This is another lipstick with excellent stay power, hence the name I suppose. This is a classic rose pink, with abeautiful satin finish. This lipstick is quite drying so, again, lips must be well prepared! I wouldn't say the consistency is as creamy as the Kate Moss but its still quite easy to apply, and doesn't cling to any dry areas.

Rimmel Apocalips in Out Of This World
Probably my favourite pink lip, I absolutely love this! I love the Rimmel Apocalips anyway, but this shade is so beautiful and looks amazing on the lips. Its a very bright pink shade but not quite fuchsia pink, almost a purple toned pink. It looks beautiful on the lips and goes amazing with any makeup as although its bright, it isn't too overpowering. The finish is very glossy, typical of the Apocalips lip lacquers, and application is done using a doe foot applicator. The only thing I will say about the Apocalips range is that, due to their extremely creamy/liquid consistency, they do have a tendency to take a while to dry, so care must be taken after application!
Are any of these in your makeup stash? I would love to know!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Find Me on Social Media!

I have recently created a Facebook page for my blog, and although you can click the direct links to my social media accounts over on my side bar, I thought I would do a quick post to make it clear where you can find me!
Feel free to head over and give me a cheeky follow/like, I would be very grateful!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Batiste Dry Conditioner

I picked this up a couple of months ago and have been slowly forming an opinion since. Although this is being promoted as a 'dry conditioner' it is more of a mist so can have a slight damp feel to it when applied to dry hair. The spray contains argon oil to help tame frizz and fly aways and generally smooth the ends of the hair.

I am always a bit cautious using products aimed to create smooth locks as this can mean adding oil to the hair, and that is something I definitely do not need as I suffer from greasy locks. I have used conditioning sprays before that are supposed to help detangle the midlengths and roots but I find they can make the hair sticky and don't even help with the problem.

This spray is a bit different as it is more of a mist which I find makes application much easier. I spray this to sections of the midlengths of my hair and then use a wide tooth comb to brush and style the hair. I find although this doesn't work miracles, it does a very good job at keep the ends of my hair refreshed and clean between washes, and does make the hair smoother and easier to style. My hair can become very frizzy and I find this helps with that aswell, however I don't like to use too much of the product to prevent that greasy shine. Not a good look!

Has anyone else tried this product?

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Botanics Refreshing Eye Roll On All Bright


As part of my night time skin routine I always use an eye roll on. This isn't because I suffer terribly with under eye circles, its more for the puffiness I tend to get under and around the eye area, not a good look! I usually stick to the same one but decided to try out this Botanics one to mix up my skin care routine a little bit. I haven't tried anything from the Botanics range since its rebrand a while ago so thought I would give something of their line a go.

This refreshing eye roll on contains hibiscus which supposedly has brightening properties aimed at dark circles, and also targets puffiness around the eye area. I apply the roll on under my eye and then on the eye lid and brow bone. The product has a gel like consistency which initially is very cooling, over once the product is 'rolled on' it blends in to the skin easily.

Unfortunately I haven't noticed a tremendous difference in the appearance of puffiness or dark circles, however it has improved the problem slightly. I also find this product can be quite hard to apply; unlike other roll ons, you need to squeeze the tube to release some of the product in able to apply to the skin. And I can imagine that when I come to the end of the tube I will become every so slightly frustrated!

So I haven't been overly impressed with this one and when I eventually finish it, I think I will try out a different brand.

Has anyone else tried this product? Are there any eye roll-ons you can recommend?

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Spring Makeup

So for me Spring has most definitely sprung! I love Spring, not only because it means my birthday and bank holidays (I actually love bank holidays waaaaay more than my birthday or Christmas!) but it also means that the lovely, warmer weather is on its way.

Come the Spring time I tend to wear a bit less makeup and go towards the more natural look as I think this is very fitting with this time of year. So I thought I would show you a few of the products I love using to help achieve this look. I should mention that most of these products have been featured in favourites posts over the past few months.

Maybelline Dream Touch Blush in 02
A dewy glow is perfect for Spring time, and what better way to achieve it than with a peach cream blush?! I haven't used this blush for ages however as I have been wanting to look a little more natural yet radiant, I have been reaching for this time after time. This blush applies like a dream (hence the name perhaps?!) and blends very easily. It creates a beautiful fresh-faced look that is so perfect for this time of year.

Bourjois Maxi Delight Bronzer & Barbara Daly Kabuki Brush
Bronzer is probably my number one product for the warmer months, nothing beats a lovely bronzed face. In the cooler months I have been trying to master the art of contouring and, although I feel I have had some success, I think a sculpted face can look a little too harsh for creating that natural Spring look. So I have rediscovered my Kabuki brush, which I absolutely loved last summer, and have been using that to apply the bronzer. I still apply to the hollows of my cheeks and the temples, but I find using this brush doesn't leave a definied look as such, more of a natural bronzed glow.

Revlon Colourburt Matte Balm in Striking
Matte is a big trend for this year, and I didn't think I would like the matte lip look as much as I actually do. A lot of care for your lips is needed if using a matte lip product however when they are lovely and smooth, a matte lip looks absolutely beautiful yet not too overbearing. I have even found that the brighter shades work really well during the day, something I wouldn't normally do using glossy products. This matte balm from Revlon is a perfect shade for both day and night, and really finishes off that perfect Spring look.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Pricision Micro Eyeliner & Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Eye Liner in Taupe
During the daytime I don't like to wear eye liner as I feel I don't really need to. However if I am going out for dinner or drinks, I do like to make a bit more of an effort with my makeup, and I think a striking eye is a perfect way to do this. I have been using the Precision Micro Eyeliner on the top lash line to create a defined winged eye liner look. I then take the taupe eye liner on the waterline. I find that though this does create a beautifully definied eye, it doesn't look as heavy as using black eye liner on the water line. Remember, I like to look a little more au natural in the spring time and although I spruce things up for the evening, this shade eye liner helps tone things down.

Lush Feeling Younger Skin Tint
This product is great for creating a dewy glow that everyone strides to achieve during these warmer months. It has a creamy consistency to it but is quite thick yet very easy to work with. To create a perfect Spring glow I have been using this as a primer underneath a tinted moisturiser or light coverage foundation as it just creates a more radiant base.

MUA Undress Me Palette
This is a brilliant palette and is something I use almost daily as it has a great shade range. However recently, I have found myself using more of the paler pink-hued shades, in particular the matte shadows. I find these perfect for Spring as they create an effect that doesn't attract too much attention and is perfect for both day and night time looks.

So there we have it, some of my favourite Spring products that I use to create a natural and radiant look.

Does anyone else use any of these products? Or anything similar?

Monday, 7 April 2014

Hd Brows Blusher


I received this blusher quite some time ago in a Glossybox. I've never tried any of Hd Brows products and its not a brand I have been desperate to try but saying that I have been very impressed with this blusher.

The shade is a cross between a rose gold and a berry. I say that because it is darker than my other rose gold shades however still has the shimmer effect, which actually works really well with the deeper berry shade. I have liked using this blush during the colder months as it is perfect at creating the outside flush that so many products aim to create. Also, this is probably the most pigmented blush I own. Yes, this is a good thing but this can also be slightly annoying as applying in rush is a no-go, it is very easy to apply too much of this product.
So after not hearing much about this brand or their products, I have been thoroughly impressed with the blusher. Its great when a sample in a beauty box is actually worth it.
Has anyone else tried this product? Or any other products from this brand?

Friday, 4 April 2014

Toni and Guy Classic Shine Gloss Serum

I received this product in a Glossybox a few months ago, and it has been hidden away until I had a major sort out about a month ago. I have been after a frizz-taming product anyway so before hitting boots I decided to give this a go. Toni&Guy isn't a brand I have tried much of however I have always heard good review of their products.
I apply a small amount of the serum to the mid lengths and ends of my hair after blow-drying and in between washes. My hair is frizzy and although different shampoos etc. can help it, I haven't found a product that does as good a job as this. I can literally see my hair becoming tamed right before my very eyes. Also, this serum feels very light on the hair and doesn't become sticky or dry the hair out. The following day after using this my hair is still soft and smooth without feeling greasy.
The only thing to be aware of is to not apply to much of the product as that is when your hair could become greasy.
So a great addition to my hair product collection!
Has anyone else tried this or a similar product?

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Places I've Been || Westonbirt Arboretum


When I had a bit of time off of work, I decided to head over to one of my favourite places-Westonbirt Arboretum. The Arboretum has 2 main woods, with many different routes inside each. This was the first time I took my labrador Maddie over, and she loved it. As you can see I took plenty of provisions including treats for both me and the dog, although she tried her best at getting hold of mine!

The Arboretum is a lovely place to visit, especially on a good-weather day. We walked for about 2 hours and then had a wonder around the main tourist complex which includes a plant centre, a restaurant (which serves excellent hot chocolates might I add!) and a shop selling lots of little goodies.

If you live in the Cotswolds or are visiting the area I would highly recommend visiting the arboretum. They are currently building a welcome centre which will only add to the attraction.
Have a look at their website here.
Has anyone else visited Westonbirt Arboretum?