Hello to you all – hope you all had a great weekend!
I have had an adventure packed time of late…. Let me explain!
Mark, myself and a big group of friends went skiing… Thanks to Crystal Ski, we went to one of the best skiing resorts around called Le Lac in Tignes.
It was my first ever skiing trip, most of the people that was with us have either done it on a school trip when they were younger, or been on a skiing holiday with family.
Not meeeeeee! I was a complete snow virgin, and yes everyone, I think it did show hahaahahah…
Before I continue I must say a big thank you to Dare 2 B www.dare2b.com – who kitted me out with all the best skiing gear – I literally was a walking advert for the saying ‘all the gear no idea’ hahaha.
Although I didn’t know what a ‘plough’ was or a ‘turn’ I picked it up quite quickly and I managed to keep making it down the mountains in one piece that’s after stopping for a hot chocolate or a refreshing glass of wine along the way of course!
We had such a fun week – I had no idea just how much of a party the resorts have in the evening! It was a great getaway for a group of friends, we didn’t stop laughing and we never got tired of the breathtaking views. We already started to plan when we are next going back!
Because I’ve been skiing in -16 weather my lips were SO dry to the point they were hurting every time I spoke… However after exfoliating and using nourishing lip balms like Vaseline of these great tubes from Kiehls, my lips were healed in literally a day or so… Here are my tips if you suffer with chapped or dry lips… I guarantee they work:
*when your lip are dry take a soft brush toothbrush or an electric toothbrush with warm water gently brush over your lips for a minute
*try not to lick your lips no matter how much you want to, because it actually dries them out more
*Before you go to bed apply a generous amount of lip balm so it can soak in throughout the night
*in the morning instead of using your normal lipstick or lip gloss, line your lips using a lip liner then fill in with your favourite lip balm.
If you keep topping up throughout the day you will notice the difference within a few hours
My fashion tip of the week is the fashionable backpack bag… I wore one everyday this week while I was away.
It was so comfy and easy especially when you have a busy lifestyle, you just pack up your belongings and throw it on, you forget your wearing it most of the time.
I have also been told by my girl friends who are also mothers, that these bags are ultra practical for mums on the go – especially because you have both hands free at all time!
My favourite high street picks are….
Brown leather £24.99 from Zara – it also comes in black. I love the pocket details on this one.
Black leather with gold zip detail… £35.99 from Zara loving the tassels. Tassels are still a big trend this season.
Bargain buy is definitely the black leather tassel bag from Boohoo.com for a very reasonable price of £14
I’m keeping a look out for other eye catching ones – please tweet me pictures of any really nice backpack bags for sale on the high street and I will note them down …
So after our skiing trip I was back for a very short time, and then jetted off for a Lipsy shoot in South Africa,which is where I am currently writing this blog for you all.
I’ve gone from minus 16 and snow, to about 30 degrees and baking hot!!
My dad is over here with me and we are having a really lovely time when I have a break in work. I am over here shooting my next collection. Can’t wait for you all to see it, I’m so excited for this one!
Until next week,
Lots of love