Sunday 26 October 2014

Athens Center Square Hotel Review

Whilst on my recent travels to Athens, to visit my friend Grace, we spent the weekend in the the Centre of Athens, in the fantastically located Athens Center Square Hotel.

Athens Center Square Hotel is situated at the heart of the city, a short walk from Monastiraki station. The hotel is easy to find, as you come out of the station turn left and walk straight along the road - you will soon notice signs on kiosks directing you to the hotel. If you arrive during the week, or on a Saturday, a good pointer to know you're in the right place is the bustling fruit market directly outside the hotel. Note: if you arrive on the Sunday, the market is closed but look out for the bright lights of the hotel!

I don't speak Greek, and I've struggled to learn more than the basics of just hello, please and thank you - such a complex language. I was very appreciative that the staff at the hotel all spoke other languages, and spoke to me fluently in English. I always think it is important to try and learn some phrases in the local dialect, but it's much trickier to learn Greek than say Spanish, French or Italian as the alphabet itself is different.


Holiday in Athens

Last week I flew out to Athens for some much needed sunshine, and to catch up with one of my best friends who recently moved out there for work.

For the first few days I stayed in my friends apartment out in Kifissia, A lovely town north of the city centre, with a family feel to it. We decided to stay in Athens City centre over the weekend, and stayed in Athens Centre Square Hotel, a great hotel situated just 5 minutes from Monastiraki.


Friday 17 October 2014

Vaseline Queen Bee | Ham Yard Hotel London

Last week myself, Kirsten and a host of London Beauty Bloggers headed over to Ham Yard Hotel for the launch of Vaseline's latest limited edition lip therapy - Queen Bee. Queen Bee, as you may have guessed by the name, is a honey scented Vaseline Lip Therapy, and smells divine.

The event had great cocktails, canapes, a life coach (amazing), a manicure station, a thrown and even a crown - everything you could need to channel your inner Queen Bee!

I had a manicure done in a beautiful yellow, with a glittery gold on top. I also spoke to the life coach, who was inspirational, I have a mini plan in place now too. If you have never tried a life coach before, and are a bit skeptical, don't be. I was... but I am a true convert now, it feels a bit strange at first to talk to someone about your life that you've just met, but it's very liberating.

The product itself: The Limited Edition Vaseline has beautiful packaging in royal black and gold, a delicious scent of honey, and is available to buy now!

Sunday 12 October 2014

St. Ives Skincare Event - London | October 2014

I have always been a fan of St. Ives, it's a skincare brand that I know I can trust - and seems to be so gentle that it works on any skin type.

I was invited down to have a look at the new St. Ives products, and learn more about what is great for my skin both to put on it, and what to eat for certain ailments.

St Ives Skincare Candles

During the event we made own face masks, I made a lovely concoction of avocado, honey and coconut oil which is great for moisturising the skin - it smelt amaaaaazing.

Health expert Julie Montagu, who looks so young, was on hand to teach us what we should be eating for healthy skin and to keep looking young. There were plenty of healthy treats on hand during the night too...

My favourite St. Ives product is the Gentle Apricot Scrub, it's designed for sensitive skin so the beads are very finely textured. I work in London, so that feeling of London smog and grime building up on my skin throughout they way can be gently exfoliated away with this product.

St Ives Skincare Event Goody Bag

St. Ives will forever remain a staple in my skincare routine, if you've never tried it before i'd definitely recommend it, it works, smells amazing and it's very affordable - available in all Boots stores.
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