So Mark and I went on a short weekend trip to Palma in Spain last weekend, because Mark had work over there. I love Mallorca and try to go whenever I can. I can’t actually count how many times I have visited, I think it must be around 20 or so times, and I never get bored… It’s a beautiful island with so much to offer, and is such a short flight that you can just go for a night but feel as though you have had a proper little break.
Normally when we go away we relax and sunbathe but this time we decided to have a day out in the beautiful city of Palma and soak in all the Spanish culture!
We went to visit the cathedral but when we got there, there was a wedding about to take place, so we weren’t allowed in. Instead of leaving I wanted to stay and watch…
It wasn’t long before the bride arrived.. Wow, she looked beautiful, a typical Spanish bride, wearing lots of lace and a breathtaking veil surrounded by her little flower girls.
I was in awe and didn’t stop taking pictures!
I’m wearing a cute playsuit from my Lipsy London collection which was great to wear in the hot weather, and my gorgeous real white pearl anklet is handmade, by a company called Pearlescence. You can get them here: http://www.pearlescence.co.uk
We had lunch there too in a side street right in the middle of the town, we ordered tapas, Parma ham, spanish chorizo and tomato bread. We even treated ourselves to a jug of homemade sangria!
I was in heaven!
New make-up must haves
I like changing my make-up up and trying new brands, this week I’ve been using my new Illamasqua products, the eyeshadow pallet has the perfect colours for dark eyes, the plum tones and the sheer base really gave my eyes a pop, plus the eyeshadows are a mixture of powders and creams so they stay on all night!
I find cream eyeshadow a blend better than powder ones, however they don’t tend to stay on your eyes as long. To make sure your eyeshadow looks as good at the end of your night as it does from the start – and to avoid that awful shadow crease thing you can get – use a base.
For an all rounder product I would say The Benefit Pore-fessional face primer is one of the best on the market . It quickly minimises the appearance of fine lines and pores, giving you smother than smooth skin.
Don’t do what I first did though when I tried this product – and put loads on because your foundation and eyeshadow can go very patchy. You need to use a foundation brush and use a large pea sized blob to cover your whole face – I just put it on my eyes, nose and forehead.
I’ve also been using the Illamasqua highlighter. It is amazing!!
To be honest I used it everywhere on my eyelids, underneath my brows, on my cheekbones and a little on my chest.
It gives your skin an healthy dewy glow without being too gold or glittery, and again it comes in cream form so once it’s on it lasts for ages!!! I love a bit of highlighter!
I have been wearing their ‘BARE’ lippy every day too , it’s perfect for summer because I like to keep my lips nude , and it goes with any looks – day or night…
Hair products that give you ooomph!
I have been trying out hair care products shampoos that promise to give you more volume in your locks. I do have a lot of hair but it is quite fine, so I tend to go for volume/thickening lotions and potions.
Ojon Volume Advance Mouse – you apply this to your damp hair and it works on contact (especially heat – so dry with a hair dryer) to give your hair plenty of lift and body.
Maria Nilla Shampoo and Conditioner . I think the shampoo in particular is great at adding thickness and volume to your hair. Neither of these contain parabens either but they do have lots of vit b5 which is really good at improving the overall condition of your locks.
Windle and Moodie Fortifying Spray. This is a Multi purpose spray that thickens and protects against heat damage. So you should put it on before you blow dry or use straighteners or tongs on your hair. Smells great too.
Oh and before I sign off, I must thank the people at Soap & Glory for sending me this! They must have seen that I love their body butter, because this arrived for me recently… My very own tub of ‘Righteous Butter” Pahahahaha ! Love it :-)
Until next week
All my love