Zuzka Natural Beauty: Review

I have been very fortunate in the last couple of weeks as I finally got round to joining some blogger twitter chats. One of these was the Bloggers Love Hub twitter chat where you could request a gift from a brand and wait to see if you were lucky enough to be chosen. I was over the moon to find out that I was accepted to review Zuzka Natural Beauty, a company I had seen the name of but never experienced myself.

I have blogged before about my skin problems and how I am very spot prone! (very annoying at the age of 24!!!) I was intrigued to find out about Zuzka but also a bit worried as I have to be careful with any new products that they don’t make my skin flare up.

Zuzka’s Philosophy as taken from their website:

“Zuzka wants to make caring for your skin a pleasurable experience, by providing therapeutic products with fresh natural aromas that produce beneficial, satisfying results, & to offer expert advice & information to help you understand & easily fulfill all your beauty needs.”

I received a sample size bottle of their *Rose Petal Cleansing Milk* which retails at £20.00 for a full size bottle of 150ml. It states to be good for mature skin and even the most sensitive of skins. The botanicals range which this is part of is also meant to be good for dark spots or ageing spots.

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I have been using the cleansing milk for about a week now and have to say I am really IMPRESSED! The milk is light but very moisturising on the skin and doesn’t leave me with a greasy feeling like some occasionally do. I have noticed that dark spots form previous breakouts that have never paled before, are now starting to lighten by using this just twice a day. The smell of the cleansing milk is a lovely subtle rose smell and not overpowering which is fab.

I have been using a small pea sized amount on my face in the morning before applying my make-up and also the same amount at night before bed. It’s helped combat my breakout this week as I always suffer when stressed and it has been one of those weeks. Before I finish the bottle up I will definitely be looking to purchase a full sized bottle as a treat to my skin to help keep it soft and supple.

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Thank you to Bloggers Love Hub and Zuzka Natural beauty for letting me take part in the chat and testing this lovely item out. I would thoroughly recommend their products to anyone out there.

Thanks

Laura x

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Valentine’s Gift Ideas: Women

It’s Wednesday, not long to go until the weekend! Yay 😀

I thought I would create some ideas for Valentine’s gifts for your lovely lady. I will be doing a post re Male gifts in the next couple of days as well (it’s only fair eh?)

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Yankee Candle Fireside Treats//Clinique Whole Lotta//L’Occitane en Proven//Le Creuset Cerise ST//Magimix Nespresso In//Benefit Smokin’ Eyes//Urban Decay Naked Basics//Makeup Revolution Iconic 3 – Redemption.

My Valentine’s gift collection can be found on HERE! and This is where you will find my Guys gift list in the next day or 2 as well. My list is compiled of mainly makeup and kitchen goodies as most women will not be able to deny that these are ideal presents. We recently got given a coffee machine by a relative so have been lucky enough to be enjoying the capsules for a while. The makeup I have featured can all be found on the links underneath the photo and where they can be bought for great value for money.

Bob and I don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day or haven’t really in the past. We have done the occasional meal out on the weekend to celebrate but often found its more expensive. Last year Bob gave me a card and flowers, both of which he got free from work. Some of you may think this to be cheeky but I was very proud that he hadn’t spent any money and used some initiative. I love a bargain or a freebie so I was very impressed with him.

Click the links under the picture if you are interested in finding the prices of these items and link’s for buying them as well.

Thanks

Laura x

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Mexico – A Dream Holiday

This post is rather late since I actually visited in September 2014 but I only started the blog itself in December and it felt too wintery to blog about travel at the time. Since it’s a slow January I thought I would write about the amazing destination of Mexico.

Bob and I decided to book the holiday way back in February 2014 and had to wait a grueling 7 months until we actually got to experience it. We went into Thomson travel agents one Sunday morning and spur of the moment booked it. We travelled on the amazing new Dreamliner plane which had mood lighting in the cabin as you took off. (Silly me forget to get the camera out quick enough at the time, but here are a couple of pics of it)

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We stayed for 14 nights at the beautiful resort of El Dorado Seaside Suites by Karisma in the Riviera Maya. We chose it because it was well known for having good food and also is adults only! It was about 1 hr 30mins from the airport which was a nightmare as customs takes forever to get through but once at the resort we were greeted with a cool towel and a mocktail. The rooms were beautiful and although we didn’t like the positioning of the first room they were quick to move us to one more suited.

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The food was amazing and had so much choice. We visited all the restaurants and also indulged in the room service several times. There is a Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Asian, Sandwhicherie and a gourmet pub. The Asian was one of our favourites as the sushi and curry was too die for. The Mexican was beautiful too and very authentic but the Gourmet pub stole the show. We ordered 4 courses on our last night and enjoyed tapas style food. YUM!

As part of the holiday we went on what felt like a trip a day so we could experience as much as possible. Bob took the majority of the photos on his GoPro Hero 3 Black edition and it was worth purchasing as the picture quality was fantastic. I have included some of my naff photos and some of the good ones I have but I’m thinking of doing a follow up post of photography from the holiday soon anyway. The trips we did were Chichen Itza and swimming in a cenote, Xcaret eco park, Contoy Island day trip, swimming with Whale Sharks, Xel-Ha and also Bob did his PADI scuba diving advanced open water qualification out there. There are so many things you can do in Mexico so it’s definitely worth spending 2 weeks there, some of which can be found here.

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The holiday was an absolute dream and we are so grateful that we got the chance to go there before we purchase our house and have no pennies. I would thoroughly recommend the El Dorado Seaside Suites and the whole of the Karisma chain as they pride themselves on fantastic service and can certainly say it was oustanding.

Where have you all been that was once in a lifetime?
and Can you recommend anywhere to me for my future travel plans?

Thanks

Laura x

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