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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Bondi Sands Dark Tanning Foam


Bondi Sands Dark Tanning Foam / $16.00 | Here
Bondi Sands Tanning Mitt / $6.00 | Here

Who would have ever thought I would be wearing fake tan in AUSTRALIA!? But, here I am.. Purchasing my first fake tan in I don't know how many years. With me being here in AUS & Bondi being not far off my doorstep, I thought it was only right I gave Bondi Sands a whirl! It's pretty cheap here too.

Now, lets start with the mitt. That mitt is the softest thing I have ever felt, genuinely love it. Most tan mitts go through me because of the feel of them & I don't like them at all. Hence me not wearing fake tan for years & years! Ain't no body got time to put tan on with their bare hands hey!? But, I really like this mitt. Well done Bondi Sands *thumbs up*

Next, the actual tan, the most important. I'm honestly not alllll that impressed with it. I expected it to be a lot better given the name & origin & considering most people in AUS are super tan & beaut. But nope, it's just not really kickin' it for me that much. I mean, as you can see from the images I am slightly darker, but considering this is the 'darkest' tan, it's not much of a change. It is a little blotchy too. However, I won't blame that all on the tan as I haven't exfoliated yet. I'm sat here at my desk at work with it in my bag & just had to urge to try it. I'm so impatient, I can't wait for anything haha. So, I will give it another go before once I've exfoliated to see if it's any better. The thing I do love about this though is the smell, the smell is literally lush! It's so sweet & literally makes you want to go to the beach with a cocktail - yum! But anyway, the scent is coconut as stated on the bottle - my fave!

For the price, the smell, the outcome & not forgetting my fave mitt! I would probably rate this tan around a 6/10. What's everyone else's fave tan? So far mine is the Lauren's Way lotion. I'll have to get my mitts (see what I did there? mwuaha) on it again for old times sake! :)

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Sunday, 12 June 2016

My Liebster Blogger Award



Isn't this just the nicest idea!? The Liebster Blogger Award is a way to promote us 'smaller bloggers' & find new bloggers to interact with/new content to read. I think it's great! It's annoying how these days followers seem to determine whether your blog is good or not.. & that is just not necessarily the case! So I hugely support this little trend! :D

Thank you to Nadia (nadiabarker.com) for nominating me. I absolutely love her blog so please check her out if you haven't already! <3 Now, sorry to be cheeky Nadia if you're reading! But I'm going to steal your rules so people know what this is! Forgive me hehe..

What are the rules of the Liebster Blogger Award?

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog on your blog.
2. Display the award on your blog, whether in the dedicated blog post or as a ‘widget/gadget’.
3. Provide 11 random facts about yourself (totally optional).
4. Answer the eleven questions your nominee has specifically chosen for you.
5. Nominate up to 5 or 11 other small blogs with less than 3000 followers.
6. Create 11 of your own unique questions for your chosen nominees.
7. Let your nominees know your blog post is up and they have been nominated!

Nadia's Questions To Me

1. What made you start your blog?
I love photography & I love writing, but I've never wanted to really do either as an individual job, so I decided to combine the two in hopes that this could maybe be my job one day :) I also used to read blogs more than anything else for reviews & style inso ect as I prefer to read it from 'someone I know' rather than a random review online & I wanted to be able to do the same for others just like me :)

2. Who is your biggest inspiration in regards to the blogging/vlogging world?
I have so many it's actually ridicccc lol. But my main inspirations is my girl for life, Zeena (zeenaxena.com) who has now created her own blogging network may I add! (@blogginggals on insta & twitter). Couldn't be more proud of this girl & her work ethnic, get it girllll! & in the vlogging world I absolutely adore Gracie (graciefrancesca.com) She stands for positivity & self love, which in this world we live in today where we're constantly comparing ourselves to others & trying to be the media's idea of perfection, someone like Gracie is a breath of fresh air. Love you girls x

3. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pizza. If it didn't me fat..... Who am I kiddin', few rolls never hurt nobody! ;) haha!

4. What one makeup item can you not live without?
My eyebrow pencil. I would happily wear no makeup for the rest of my days as long as my eyebrows be poppin' *clicks fingers*

5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I've always wanted to live in Australia... & currently I am here! :D Whether I'll stay here I'm not sure. After visiting Dubai, I am quite tempted to live there. However, I love good ol' sunny Spain & the culture/vibe there. Plus I've always wanted to learn the language so maybe that's my next stop - who knows!? The world is our oyster! :D

6. If you could meet anyone from history (dead or alive) who would it be and why?
If this question means history as in, any existence of life then I think I would love to have a chat with 2Pac. What a lyrical genius & a good heart! I would love to be homies with him & maybe make a rap song together. I swear I was born to be a rapper.. #thuglife

7. What are your top 3 movies of ALL time?
Fast & Furious - Vin Diesel is my dreammm in all of them movies!
Lion King 2 (I know all the words & the songs, don't judge me)
I really can't think of a 3rd on, one the spot now. All the films I've watched & I can't even think. Damn.

8. What makes you smile more than anything?
Snugs & smooches in the morning *blushes*. Every morning without fail before my boyfriend goes to work. He hugs me & kisses me & I just get that fuzzy feeling. Best feeling ever.

9. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a vet so bad. But then I watched a vet program one time & this lady had to put her hand up a cows bum... I soon changed my mind :)

10. What was your first job? Did you love it or hate it?
My first job was working in the beauty counter in Selfridges & I HATED IT! I loved being surrounded by amazing products all day. But most people who worked/shopped there were pretentious douche bags (excuse my language) & to say my colleagues earned the same wage as me (and as middle aged people) I'd say they had no right to be that way! Bunch of two faced tossers :)

11. What is your favourite hobby? (besides blogging)

This is tough as blogging is my ultimate fave. But even though I've not done it in awhile; I love drawing & writing poetry. I used to draw for hours & hours & same with poetry.. Once I start, I could sit there for hours!
I also love finding new shisha spots.... If that is classed as a hobby!? Haha!

Bloggers I Nominate
Blog - justsarahxoxo.com
Instagram - @justsarahxoxo_

Blog - angbeautyaddict.weebly.com
Instagram - @nouveaublvck

Blog - laclarkex.wordpress.com
Instagram - @laclarkex

Blog - http://ashleighbeauty.blogspot.com
Instagram - @ashleigheastx

Blog - fivetwostyle.com
Instagram - @monxdes

My 11 Questions To You
1. What do you love about being a blogger?
2. Where is one place you would love to visit & why?
3. Favourite thing to do in spare time besides blogging?
4. Do you collect anything?
5. What was your favourite cartoon growing up?
6. What's the best gift you've ever received?
7. Favourite makeup/fashion brand?
8. Name 5 favourite foods?
9. Who is someone you really admire?
10. What is the most embarrassing moment you've ever been in?
11. What is your favourite music?

I hope you enjoyed reading this & I hope you will take the time out to do one yourself! It's such a good way to get to know us all better & interact! Enjoy! <3
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Saturday, 7 May 2016

Shelly Beach


Is there any more perfect way to spend a Sunday sunset than at the beach?

Me & Matthew headed back to Manly beach last week & whilst there we spotted another little beach in the distance & decided to make our way to it & that's where we discovered this little gem! Shelly Beach.
So much was going on here as well, it was such a cool environment. There was a big group of couples who were practicing some crazy gymnastics together, people playing their instruments in groups, some form of children's birthday party was set up & also just families enjoying their time together.
That's what I like about Australia.. People spend time so much together because there's loads to do outdoors. Here, it's such a different vibe & everyone really does just want to be happy.
I also relived a bit of childhood here too & climbed a tree! :D haha! Always wanted to climb a tree but never got round to doing it & this time I decided I would! Matthew also took some fab pics! The sunset was his picture taken from his phone & he also took that picture of me in the tree with my silhouette. He's getting good at this eye for photography stuff! I taught him well ;)
I think we'll definitely be spending more sunsets at the beach whilst we're here anyway. Time goes so fast, we've been gone over 2 months already! Got to make the most of things whilst it lasts ♡
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Monday, 25 April 2016

BMCP Shisha Bar | #PaigesShishaTour


HALLELUJAH!!! Y'all know I'm a major shisha fan & since being here in Australia... It's been like finding a needle in a haystack trying to find a decent shisha bar. Last place I went to gave me one of them teeny tiny shishas.. The ones that I thought people only used for ornaments? :/ haha!

I've also not done a #paigesshisatour since I did my first one, despite being to a million (slight exaggeration) different ones all over the UK since I first posted one. Never mind, here's to world wide shisha finds! :D

So, here it is.. BMCP. The guys here are great. I messaged them on Facebook about opening times ect & I literally got a response within seconds! A few conversations later, our table was booked & we went on our way! It takes around an hour to get there via public transport as of course we don't have our cars here with us - sad times! But, I was so ready for travelling that distance to discover good shisha!

When we arrived, we was directed to go upstairs to the lounge where we was greeted by a lovely guy who said "Table for Paige? Table 4 there waiting for you :)" Fabulous customer service or what!? Didn't even need to introduce myself! What a guy! :)

As soon as I sat down, I spotted all the rap legends on the wall.. This is when I knew I'd found the right spot. Shisha + Hip Hop? Perfect. Not to mention all the cool light up chairs & funky flavoured shishas on the menu. We went for Ribena flavoured shisha.. Sounds good? It was! & it smoked really well too. Nothing annoys me more than going to a shisha bar where you can't even get a cloud of smoke, whats the point? :/

We also decided to break our healthy eating (just once, oops haha) to try one of their waffles & damn was it worth it! We both opted for the chocolate chip waffle which comes with crumbled oreos on top, smothered in lindt chocolate, as well as chocolate covered strawberries, bananas, ice cream & marshmallows - heaven!!!

I really enjoyed myself, I'm also now apart of their "Family & Friends" group on Facebook, feeling' like part of the team now ;) haha! If you guys at BMCP get to read this, I'm thoroughly grateful for a lovely evening & I will definitely be returning as soon as! :)
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