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Monday, 12 March 2018

Happy Valley Glamping Norfolk

Hey Guys!

This year for my birthday I really wanted to escape from it all and get away. We found the perfect way to do this by staying in the most beautiful and cosy shepherds hut in the middle of a pine forest. We stumbled across Happy Valley in Norfolk online and instantly fell in love with the gorgeous pictures and the whole ambiance and feel of the surroundings. It ticked all the boxes for what we were looking for and was right up our street.


About a month ago we got to spend 2 nights here in a little hut called the King Nutkin cabin. This beautiful cabin is perfect for couples and sleeps two in a large king bed. We took our own bedding and made it even more rustic with our plaid stag head duvet set. It was the perfect size hut for us and was lovely and heated as it was bitter cold outside. To us it made it even more of a beautiful experience. There was a small kitchenette area with two bar stalls and a fridge, 2 gas hobs and a wood burner. Everything you could need for a few nights stay along with the amazing hot tub not located too far from our front door.



The whole site is set in secluded woods and this is just perfect if you are looking for a peaceful time and to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is adjoined to a 250 acre Norfolk Wildlife Trust site so if you are an outdoor lover and enjoy hikes through nature like us then you will love it. So picturesque and enchanting this was the ideal romantic mini break for us.



We just wanted to spend some quality time together and spent our evenings cooking up some tasty food, listening to acoustic music and playing board games. On our second day we woke up to a beautiful blanket of snow outside our cabin doors with pheasants walking past. It felt so wonderful to be in the middle of the woods and enjoying the peace and quiet. We wanted to feel lost in the woods and this was a perfect time of year to do this as the site was empty apart from us staying as guests. We can't wait to come back in the summer and enjoy the outdoors even more. They have 3 different plots along with bell tents in the summer and a tree house on the way. 



We couldn't recommend this place enough especially if you are looking for a UK getaway in the woods, so make sure you check out Happy Valley. Such a great mini break for a weekend with plenty to do in the area such as beautiful nature walks and local pubs to explore. Perfect glamping experience!

  

Friday, 9 February 2018

Glasses Review - Glassesshop.com

Hey Guys!

If you're anything like me, then I hate reaching for my glasses even though I have to rely on them for everyday use. I will always prefer to choose my contact lenses over glasses any day and I will be in them until the last possible minute until I have to take them off for bed. For the last couple of years I have noticed my eyesight becoming gradually worse and I know how important it is to take care of my sight. I want to rest my eyes as much as possible from contacts, so I have been on the hunt for the perfect pair of glasses.



There are so many options these days to finding my favourite pair, as not only can you go to the opticians on the high street, there are plenty of online shops too which have amazingly affordable styles. I always find it difficult to find a style that I think suits me but I was lucky enough to be given another opportunity to choose a pair of glasses to review from GlassesShop.com. Check out my previous review here. They have so many amazing up to date styles that are bang on trend. For once I am so excited to choose glasses with my latest prescription. Their glasses frames are perfect and I chose the Jefferson Classic Wayframe in Tortoise Shell. I am currently obsessed with Tortoise Shell so I instantly fell in love with these.



GlassesShop.com are an American owned company and I found the whole process of ordering and delivery to be one of ease since they were shipped from overseas. I was like a kid at Christmas when I received my parcel and loved the case they arrived in. Once I opened and tried on the frame, my first impressions were positive. I loved how they were exactly how I had seen online and how chic they looked. This site is perfect if you are looking for an affordable way to upgrade your eyeglasses online. I was slightly skeptical of the frames at first, as when ordering online you are never 100% sure how they will look in person. My current prescription is quite high and therefore I was worried how the thickness of the lenses would be in the frame as I always require the ultra thin lenses. I am so impressed with them and they are still light and comfortable to wear. The pair I picked are currently priced at $29.95 and this is approximately £22.17. I just cannot get over the price tag compared to what I would have to pay for a similar pair on the high street. I have only had positive experiences with online glasses so will definitely continue to use this method of shopping for them online. Most of my shopping habits seem to be going that way haha. I still visit my optician as scheduled to check my eyesight and the overall health of my eyes, but am so happy to have found an online site that can meet my current needs for correcting my site and for my taste of frames. They also stock some gorgeous prescription sunglasses which I am excited to try.



They have kindly given me the following code GSHOT50 for all my readers to use and receive 50% off on all eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses (sale frames excluded). 

Disclaimer - Even though this product was sent to me free of charge for reviewing on my blog all opinions remain my own and are honest and true for my readers.    
Thursday, 11 January 2018

L'Oreal Smooth Sugar Glow Scrub Review

Hey Guys!

Any way to make my skin glow and feel rejuvenated is a big plus in my books and this new sugar scrub from L'Oreal ticks all the boxes. I picked up the Smooth Sugar Glow Scrub and there are three to choose from within the range of the new sugar scrubs. The remaining two are the Nourish Scrub and Clear Scrub.



I wanted to try the Glow Scrub to give my skin a little pick me up in these dull winter months. This scrub gently exfoliates my skin whilst toning and cleansing. It contains three fine natural sugars and this is gently rubbed into the face until the sugars melt. The glow scrub also contains Grapeseed oil along with the fine sugars and this gives me radiant and glowing skin. L'Oreal have used these three sugars from natural ingredients taking brown, blond and white sugars. The brightening ingredients that leave your face glowing are the grapeseed oil along with Monoi Oil and Acai powder. Monoi Oil is a natural moisturiser and the Acai powder softly polishes the skins surface. It's perfect as this exfoliator can also be used on the lips as well as the face unlike may other exfoliators.



For me this was such a gentle exfoliator for my face, which can sometimes be sensitive, especially when some exfoliators can be quite harsh on the skin. It left my face feeling deeply cleansed and radiant. I love when my face feels fresh ready for a face full of makeup. It's always great to have a good base to apply my makeup, as I feel my makeup always looks better. This exfoliator is suitable for all skin types. I have been using this product for a couple of weeks and I have really noticed a difference in the feel and look of my skin. It is definitely going to be a staple product used in my skincare routine going forward.

I apply a small amount of this product and apply this to my dry and clean face. I then add a small amount of warm water and gently massage this into my face in circular motions. The sugars then naturally melt and then I just go ahead and rinse from my face and pat dry. I use this in my routine a couple of times a week when I want a deep clean. I feel glowing and fresh everytime I use this product. You can pick this up here



Have you tried this product or any of the the others from this range? What are your first impressions?