My Top 5 Dream Travel Destinations

During these dreary Winter months I’ve spent a lot of time on Pinterest adding to my Travel board and thinking about where I'd like to visit next. Last year I was lucky enough to travel to Crete, France and Berlin but at the moment I don’t have any plans to travel in 2016. There are so many places I want to go and I’m always adding to my list of dream destinations, so it's hard to whittle down a top five. However, I’ve somehow managed to put together a list of my top five travel destinations:

Copenhagen Denmark Iceland Reykjavik Travel Bucket List

Copenhagen | One place I’m dying to go this year is Copenhagen. The colourful buildings and canals look beautiful and I’m a huge lover of Scandinavian design so I know I’d love it there.

Reykjavik | A trip to Reykjavik would be incredible for so many reasons. I’d love to see the Northern lights, relax in the Blue Lagoon and take in the amazing natural scenery.

Mykonos Santorini Greece Travel Bucket List

Greek Islands | After visiting Crete last year and falling in love, I’m so keen to explore more Greek Islands. I’d love to visit Mykonos and walk through the stunning traditional white and blue cobbled alleyways. I’m sure Santorini is on almost everyone's bucket list, but how couldn't not be?! The whitewashed cubist houses overlooking the Aegean Sea make the island extremely picturesque.

Sardinia Italy Mexico Travel Bucket List

Sardinia | I would be happy with a trip to pretty much anywhere in Italy but Sardinia has been catching my eye for a while. The beaches look stunning and I’m sure the food would be heavenly.

Mexico | With the white sandy beaches and clear water, Mexico is definitely one of my dream destinations!

Ice Lolly are hosting an amazing competition to win £1000 towards a holiday to your dream destination, along with the Olympus Pen E-PL7, which would be ideal to document any memories!(Terms & Conditions). Part of the rules is to nominate three bloggers to take part, I nominate Emily, El and Claudia.

What’s on your travel bucket list?

Crete Travel Diary Part One | Two
Berlin Travel Diary Part OneTwo | Three

brands i love: yawn london

Brands Love Yawn London Pyjamas

My collection of nightwear is forever growing, and even more so in these grey Winter months when all I want to do is cosy up at home in pyjamas with a cup of tea! I recently stumbled upon London-based brand, Yawn, and instantly fell in love with them and their message of relaxation and wellness. The brand offers luxury nightwear in a range of unique hand-illustrated prints, designed exclusively by the Yawn team. One of my favourite prints is ‘Cat Nap’, which features chubby, snoozing cats and is inspired by lazy days. I also love ‘House of Cards’, a cute pink triangle print inspired by the fun of playing games with loved ones on holiday. Yawn charmingly hide messages and illustrations in their nightwear, including their motto ‘Phone off, kettle on, Pyjama time...’ which is something I need to take note of more often. Plus, how amazing is the double-quilted Dreamcoat? I don't think I would ever take it off!

What do you think of Yawn? Do you have a favourite print?

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review: make up revolution iconic 3 palette

Make Up Revolution Iconic 3 Palette Urban Decay Naked 3

Make Up Revolution Iconic 3 Palette Urban Decay Naked 3

Make Up Revolution is a brand I had heard of but never actually tried until recently. The brand launched in 2014 with prices starting from £1, making their products super affordable - and they're cruelty free! I was looking around Superdrug last week for a new eyeshadow palette and came across the Make Up Revolution range. Straight away I noticed how similar the shades in the Iconic series were to Urban Decay’s Naked palettes. For just £4 I couldn’t resist picking up the Iconic 3 palette, which has a beautiful range of pink and purple shades. I already have the Naked 3 palette and the shades are pretty much identical, so I was intrigued to find out how this palette would compare.

The Iconic 3 palette features 12 shades, 3 matte and 9 pearl/shimmer, which are both warm and cool toned. It comes with a dual ended sponge tip applicator, which I don’t find myself using but I guess it’s always handy to have! The packaging doesn’t look amazing but it is very sturdy and seems like it’ll be long-lasting. The eyeshadows themselves don’t really compare to the Naked 3 palette, I didn’t find them as easy to apply and they did have a bit of fallout, but for £4 I am definitely impressed with them. They have great pigmentation and stay on for a good 8-10 hours. I’d recommend this product if you’re lusting after the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette but are on the lookout for a cheaper alternative!
Make Up Revolution Iconic 3 Palette Beauty Hair Favourites
January Hair + Beauty Favourites | Pinterest

Have you tried anything from Make Up Revolution? Let me know if you have any recommendations!

berlin travel diary | part three

Berlin Travel Diary Cafe Cinema Street Art Alexanderplatz

The final part of my Berlin travel diary is long overdue, but a crazy amount of university work is to blame! Our last morning in Berlin was spent wandering around Hackescher Markt, a shopping area that’s only a short walk from where we were staying at Alexanderplatz. I browsed around one of my favourite stores, Monki, and tried my best not to spend all of my money in there (so difficult!). We then spent a while popping into a few different shops. Aside from bigger brand names, you can also find some charming independent shops and cafes. But the best part of the morning was definitely stumbling upon CafĂ© Cinema, which has a courtyard covered entirely in graffiti. I could’ve spent forever taking photographs there, it’s definitely a place worth visiting if you’re in Berlin. 

We had lunch at Dolores, a Californian-style burrito restaurant, which had a massive queue and I can see why. The burrito tasted amazing and their fresh homemade lemonade was lovely too. There was so much more we wanted to explore but unfortunately, our flight was in the afternoon, so we headed back to the hotel and picked up our bags. This was my second trip to Berlin but I don’t think I will ever get tired of it!

Berlin Travel Diary Cafe Cinema Alexanderplatz

Berlin Travel Diary Cafe Cinema Alexanderplatz Twiggy

Berlin Travel Diary Street Art Graffiti Cafe Cinema

Berlin Travel Diary Graffiti Cafe Cinema

Berlin Travel Diary Graffiti Cafe Cinema

Berlin Travel Diary Graffiti Cafe Cinema

Berlin Travel Diary Cafe Cinema Street Art

Berlin Travel Diary Cafe Cinema Street Art Graffiti

Berlin Travel Diary Cafe Cinema Street Art

Berlin Travel Diary Cafe Cinema Street Art Graffiti

Have you got any trips planned for 2016?

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Read Berlin Travel Diary: Part One | Part Two