Monday, 19 May 2014

Swans, Sun and Bubble Tea

I know I know, I've been naughty and I've taken absolutely ages to upload this post *slaps wrist*, but here you finally have it, Italy in Pictures Part 2! *cheers*. 

The first part of this post was ended in a little town called Bergamot and this post resumes a couple of days later at a lake that I have no idea what it is called. I couldn't for the life of me tell you, oops. This is yet again a rather picture heavy post, don't say I didn't warn you.

We spent the morning and afternoon wandering around the lake and the little town situated on the lakeside. It was a gorgeous day and it was such a beautiful place. 

A little arty-farty shot I took.

I have never seen a lake as beautiful. Scotland; your lakes are nothing compared to this.

I found this little duck swimming around and I couldn't not take a photo of him. Shortly after we stumbled across a swan and I took well over 50 photos of it, oops. I've narrowed it down to 4 as I'm not sure 50 photos of a swan would be very fun to look through.

This is one of my favourite photos that I took the whole holiday, I just love the way the swan is just sat in the perfect place, ahh the satisfaction of taking a good photo.

Another arty photo I took, I was having far too much fun with super-macro.

Swans again, oops.

I never took anymore photos until the last day as we went out for a lovely family meal in a local restaurant and it was the best meal I've ever had. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

This was our cheese board and it came with a jar of honey. It sounds horrible but honey and cheese honestly taste perfect together!
I then got so wrapped up in eating that I forgot to take photos of the rest of the food.

These photos of the Alps are some of my favourite photos I've ever taken. We were flying over them and I took the opportunity to put my zoom to good use and I got some pretty spectacular photos. In the photo above you can see a lake in the middle of the mountains, it's beautiful!

My final photo of the holiday was taken in Heathrow Airport of my Bubble Tea. It was a fruit tea with jelly like balls in it and it was very weird. I ended up giving the rest to my dad because the texture was just far too weird.

And there you have it, 300 photos compressed down into 2 posts. I really hope you've all enjoyed reading about my time in Italy and enjoyed seeing the photos. I had an absolutely wonderful time and I just want to go back and do it all over again!

Just a little side note, I'm sorry for my lack of posts recently. I have a lot of tests/end of term exams coming up and I've had to put all my focus into them and my little blog has been getting a bit neglected! I'm hoping that next week I can return to the normal posting days (Sunday and Wednesday) as that's when the majority of my tests/exams are over.

Thank you all so much for reading and I hope you all have a lovely week.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

My Holy Grail Mascara?

Every once in a while, whilst raking through the aisles of Superdrug, you stumble across a little gem. A little gem that changes your makeup routine, a little gem that is so fantastic that it needs its own post. My little gem that I just so happened to stumble across comes in bright pink packaging and goes by the the title of MUA Mega Volume Mascara. And yes you read the title of this post right, it's my holy grail mascara. I know that term is used loosely quite a lot in the blogging world but this really is holy grail.

If you know me, I'm a mascara junkie. I have far too many mascaras and I say I love them all but this one has topped them all. Yes, that's right, this mascara comes first out of 20+ mascaras. But what makes it so special I hear you ask? Well just take a look at this brush and Bob's your uncle. 

There are NO clumps on this wand. Absolutely none. I almost fainted in the middle of Superdrug. Before you could say 'MUA Mega Volume Mascara' this little tube of amazing-ness was in my basket and promptly made its way to the tills with me.

This mascara promises to 'dramatically thicken lashes with each stroke for mega volume' and I can safely say it does just that. When I took these photos I was having a bad lash day so I haven't quite shown off how amazing it really is, but believe me, it's amazing. 

As you can see above, this mascara really does deliver amazing results. In the photos, I hadn't curled my eyelashes so as well as volumising, it does give your eyelashes some curl. 

I cannot recommend this mascara enough, it's just incredible and it's only £3. That's how much the meal deal at the Co-operative is. I cannot recommend this enough. You can get this mascara direct from the MUA website or from Superdrug (I can't find it on the website but you can definitely get it in-store). 

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and I'll see you all soon.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Coffee, Croissants and Sightseeing

As most of you probably know, in the Easter holidays I jetted off to Milan for a week and what an amazing week it was. So so many people have requested that I do a post on my trip but as I have so many photos, I've had to split it into two parts so I don't overload you all with too many photos. You have been warned, this is a VERY picture heavy post.

We spent the first day exploring the lovely little town we were staying in called Treviglio. It was a typical, Italian town and it was honestly so pretty. We stopped for coffee in a little cafe on the high street and I had my first ever cappuccino, wow it was good.  New coffee addict right here.

We also stopped by the milk shelter which was just across the road from the apartment we were staying in. It was basically a milk vending machine where you bought a bottle, then put money in and you got a litre of milk out. My little sister was convinced there was a cow hooked up to it round the back of the machine and every morning she would look for it, I found it very amusing. 

I was playing around with the manual mode on my camera and I managed to capture this photo of the sunset over the rooftops. I'm rather proud of it.

The second day was our day in Milan. I think the double decker trains they have in Europe are so cool, Scotland when are we getting them?! We then took the tube to the Duomo and I could not get over how beautiful it was. Coming up out of the darkness of the tube to it was just something else. 

Inside the Duomo was just as beautiful but as it is quite dark inside Cathedrals it was hard to get a clear photo, agh. Above are the candles we lit, I'm not sure why we had to light them but it was a nice thing to do.

T0 the left of the Duomo was the Galleria Shopping Centre which was almost on par with the Duomo with its beauty. As you can see Prada and Louis Vuitton were amongst the many high end shops there. I did go into Prada for a look then saw the prices and practically ran out the shop. Definitely not in my price range. 

A few touristy photos for you all. 

Now I couldn't not share this photo with you. We were in the massive department store called la Rinascente and there were chocolate shoes. Life sized chocolate shoes. I thought my eyes were going to pop out of my head, how amazing do they look?!

I didn't take photo's everyday but the next day I took photos we were in a town called Bergamot. In the photo above you can see the old town up on the hill and it was absolutely beautiful. We had to get a cable car up to it and when we reached the top, the views were beyond amazing. 

Whilst in the old town we had lunch and as I was eating my doughnut, a little sparrow came over and I got a nice little close up of it. Is it just me or do sparrows always look grumpy?

A very random photo of my iced tea, I basically lived off this stuff for the whole week.

And to round off Part 1 of my Italian adventures, here's a photo of a water fountain. I hope you all enjoyed seeing the first batch of photos from Italy and the second part will be up on Thursday. 


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