This Summer of 2016 has been great. That’s what I repeat to myself now that the beach days are over, the days are getting shorter and autumn is just around the corner (literally!).
And you might be thinking, why has it been great for me? Because I’ve spent most of my time on the beach or boat, managed to see friends that I haven’t seen for years and I lived moments that I will never forget with people I love.
This summer I’ve managed to spend a lot of time in Spain, especially in Denia, where I’m from. The last time I spent over a month there was 10 years ago, before Uni and before I considered myself an adult (let me clarify… adult in the sense of responsibilities and my mind may not be fully there yet 😉 ).
My top summer moments:
1. I got a new tattoo at the end of July and I still don’t regret it and I don’t think I ever will.
2. Day trip to Formentera with my best friend. We rented a scooter, ate fish, ice cream, sunbathed and chatted away all day. Exactly what you need to do with your bestie.
3. Saw friends from school and Uni that I haven’t seen in years.
Today I want to write about a very special local company that was born here in Brighton: Hickory Dickory Designs.
Hickory Dickory Designs is based in Hove (actually), and all the products are designed, produced, individually painted, decorated and assembled by their team here in the UK.
What I like most abut their products is their personalisation – everything is precisely customised to the customer’s requirements, which makes each piece unique and special.
Talking about special, last month I had two very special occasions: my <3’s birthday and also my best friend bought her first house! I wanted to get them something different, personal and memorable for their special moments. Hickory Dickory Designs appeared in my life just at the right time.
For <3’s birthday I got him an engraved wooden card with a cheesy message (lol). All I had to do was send to the Hickory Dickory Designs team the message and they made it exactly as I wanted.
Today, after a busy week at work I’ve decided to try the peel off face mask that’s been in my bathroom cupboard for over a year…
I got it last summer after my visit to The Grand Hotel Spa in Brighton, where they have Natural Spa Factory products. I’ve never heard of this brand before but I must say that I like the fact that all their products are made with botanically resourced ingredients, without parabens, SLS and any dodgy ingredients. It’s all natural and I love that!
This bilberry & chamomile peel off mask has healthy-aging properties, which comes from the bilberry as well as a smoothing effect from the chamomile. It also contains marine algae, which has moisturising, healing and strengthening properties that give the skin antioxidant protection.
Each pack contains around 2 treatments and it’s specifically designed for sensitive skin.
How to use it?
- Mix half of the package (around 15g of powder) with 45ml of water
- Stir with a spatula for 1 min to get a smooth paste
- Apply immediately avoiding the eyes and eyebrows. If you don’t apply it immediately the mix will turn into jelly and you won’t be able to use it – trust me when I say this as it happened to me!
- Leave the mask for 10-15 minutes to obtain best results.
Summer is around the corner. Even though we are having some grey days, the weather is getting nicer and warmer. @Sun, can you stay with us in Brighton till the end of the summer, please?
After a very relaxing weekend, catching up with friends and sunbathing till I melted, I had a look at the house (hahaha I wish it was mine!) and decided it needed a summer touch.
I went to Pinterest straightaway and started looking for some summer home décor ideas. And here I am, writing about how I want to redecorate the house and give it a colourful summer vibe.
Here are few things to consider to get that desired summer look:
Get colourful bedding
Simple but colourful bedding can change the bedroom atmosphere. I personally love this one despite not being a very colourful person.
Light colours in the living room
The living room is where I spend most of my chilling time. Creating a nice atmosphere in the living room is a priority for me as I want it to be a nice place to relax.
Following my Crystal Clear microdermabrasion review I wanted to share my daily skincare routine with you all.
To give you a little bit of background, I had some acne when I was in my teens, and what were spots back then have now become scars. They’re not horribly bad, but I still dream of having baby-like skin. You can still dream about the perfect skin when you are in your mid-late twenties, can’t you?
I have oily to combination skin so I try to avoid oily products and go for oil free/ sensitive skin ones that at the same time help me get rid of the acne scars.