I love spa trips, I don't go on them often enough. If it was up to me, I'd have my own spa in my garden, but unfortunately, I'm not a billionaire so that won't be happening anytime soon. Usually, good spas are miles away from my house and are exceptionally expensive. The last spa I visited was Champney's Springs, it feels like it was well over a year ago. Desperately in need of some relaxation, I was really excited when I was invited to check out Handpicked Hotel's collection of hotels and spas. I chose to visit Woodhall Spa in Linton, which is about 10 minutes from Harrogate so very close to my house. I took my Mum with me as a treat for her 50th birthday. Let's see how the day went...
Tuesday, 29 July 2014
Monday, 28 July 2014
Hello everyone! As most of you will know if you follow me on Twitter (@emshelx), I have finally got back into YouTube, well actually, I've just started all over again. I've done a few videos and I just uploaded one right now so I really wanted to share it with you all. I hope you like it, it was so much fun to film, particularly because I got to drink green tea throughout. If you want to see me singing badly and hear about my favourite things, make sure you watch this!
Saturday, 26 July 2014
When I was invited to go to Paris for the weekend by O2 I could hardly say no. I love Paris and this trip marks my third time in the city of love. As mentioned in my city essentials packing guide, O2 sent me away for the weekend, packed with my boyfriend on one arm, an itinerary in one hand and a phone with lots of data in the other. This O2 sim was set up with their new travel tariff (£1.99 for data per day in Europe - epic and perfect for an internet lover like myself) and their new travel app, meaning I could find my way around Paris and check Trip Advisor for the best places to eat and drink. This meant that I could continue being the food lover that I am and also meant that I could constantly update my Instagram too (yes, score!) Read on to find out what challenges they sent me on. I really did put the tariff and the app to the test and obviously ate lots of macaroons along the way...
Thursday, 24 July 2014
So I'm probably a little late to the party with this one, old products which have suddenly become my new favourites, oops. As most of you will know by now, I love travelling, I am suffering from an extraordinary case of 'wanderlust': 'a strong desire to travel', I enjoy jumping on a plane, but I've got to say, one of the highlights of travelling for someone who loves beauty as much as I do, (I am primarily a beauty blogger after all), is that first step into the duty free section. That's when it really hits me that I'm going on holiday. It's like female heaven. Everything a beauty lover could want under one roof, without the crippling price tags. I can't not venture into the duty free shops. When I went to Greece about a month ago, I purchased probably my favourite duty-free products yet and they were extremely affordable too. I'm excited to introduce you to something that I've had my eye on for years...
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Before I went to Jamaica I was invited to Pizza Express' Summer Tour and boy, I was excited. I love food, as most of you will know by now, but Pizza Express has always been a favourite lunch-time eatery of mine (apart from when they took my favourite pasta off the menu, but that's a long story for another day). Italian food is my favourite food so I was excited to head down to their restaurant and see what their Summer Tour was all about... Let's eat!