Monday, 18 September 2017

READING AND LEEDS 2017

Reading and Leeds is one of the biggest music festivals in the UK, it takes place every year in August over the bank holiday weekend. This year, after years of watching the highlights on tv in awe, I decided to gather a small group of my close friends and head down to Reading. 

On Thursday 24th, my friends and I loaded up my car and set off at 6am, arriving at the festival car park at 8am. By this point, I was knackered from 2 hours of straight driving but little did I know I was about to endure a walk 30-45 minute walk to the campsite with 6 heavy bags. We opted to camp in Green camp as it was quieter than other surroundings camps and close to the toilets, water station, the stages and food trucks. After setting up camp, we went to the fair ground to explore. I am not a fan of heights so I did multiple rounds on the dodgems and one walk around the funhouse. 

After two months of talking online, I finally got to meet Lucy from Forever September whilist at Reading. We took a few cute photos for the gram and of course, I selected my favourite as the image for this post.

Living in the UK, the weather can be quite unpredictable but for the entire 5 days, it was 25 degrees or more and there were no clouds in sight. Over the weekend I saw: Young Fume, Fekky, Anne Marie, Lethal Bizzle, Bastille, Migos, Major Lazer, Eminem, Lotto Boys, Young T and Bugsey, JHUS, Blossoms, Liam Gallagher, Halsey and Haim. Incase any of you are wondering, yes I was there when Giggs brought out Drake and Lethal Bizzle brought out Skepta and Stormzy. 

A little side note for anyone thinking of going to Reading next year, everything is expensive. If you do plan on buying food, drink or going to the fair, you will need quite a lot of money.

I throughly enjoyed the 5 days I spent at Reading. I had never camped before and I felt a bit uncomfortable at the thought of not showering for 5 days especially since I am such a germa phobe and clean freak but I managed it and I am ready to do it all again next year!  

Fran

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Monday, 4 September 2017

NEW IN: JELLY & GELATO


A few weeks ago, Zoella brought out a new lifestyle and beauty range. I know, I am a bit late to the bandwagon but I will be honest with you, I have never been eager to buy any of her previous lifestyle or beauty releases until the Jelly & Gelato and new Zoella Lifestyle ranges were announced. Currently, Superdrug are doing 3 for 2 on all Zoella products and of course I had to take advantage of their offer.

Let's start with the cermiac ring holder. I think this is my favourite item from Zoella's new lifestyle range, it is bright, colourful and practical. Before, I used to store my rings in the boxes from the stores I had bought them from but finally, I can have them out on display on my dressing table along with my other everyday jewllery pieces. 

Please can we take a moment to appreciate the packaging of both the Shower Shake and Shower Sauce it is clear that a lot of effort went into the design for this range and I am absoultely in love with it. For someone who loves to smell good, a shower gel with a lasting scent is essential for me. The Shower Shake is moisturising body wash so not only does it leave your body feeling moisturised but the extracts of Elderflower and Pomergrante will ensure that you go the whole day smelling fantastic. The Shower Sauce is standard body wash with a sweet, cirtus scent and a cracking forumla, it only takes a small drop for it to lather up really well on your loofah.

Overall, I am greatly impressed by what I have tried from Zoella's new ranges. I am already planning on popping into Superdrug again tomorrow and picking up more items from both of the new ranges before the offer ends. 

Have you tried either of Zoe's new ranges? If so, what would you recommend?

Fran
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