Sunday, 13 November 2016

46 Hours in San Sebastián


San Sebastián,
what an absolutely beautiful place. From the beautiful views above of the city to the sweet alleyways in the heart of the town. This town is so small and delicate it is a must when visiting Spain. 


Exploring Urgull, a historical mountain. This mountain had beautiful look out points as well as historical architect. Such an amazing place to explore.



One of the beautiful look out points of Urgull and a stunning view of Beach of La Concha. A great lookout point to view the entirety of this beautiful city.



 This is one of the streets of the older part of town. This includes a great range of traditional Spanish tapas restaurants and shops. 


This is a view from Urgull, looking over Santa Clara Island and in the distance Igueldo mountain. In the 16th century, people who were infected by the plague were transported to this island to prevent the spread of the disease. 



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Sunday, 6 November 2016

A Week in Santorini

Oh Santorini. One of the most beautiful places on earth by far. White houses on the top of the cliff like a snow capped mountain. Blue waters lined with an ensemble of smaller islands. There is honestly no better feeling than waking up in the morning, stepping out onto your balcony and seeing this view. 


There is no way to put into words or try and show through a picture how stunning this place was. So I will try my best to show you through an assortment of photos. I hope you enjoy and would 1000% reccommend to anyone thinking of visiting Santorini. 


This is Red Beach. It was given that name due to its red rock that surrounds the beach and its shore. It was a lovely hot day so was great to go for a swim in the ocean. 

The view from the left side of our balcony. Such a beautiful sight. 


This was the balcony of the house we were staying at. It was a Air BnB! We were one of those white houses that you would see on the cliff in the postcards, and we got the stay there a week! 




The most amazing array of white and blue buildings lined the island. It was like viewing and being submerged in a postcard. 


These beautiful donkeys would come walking by our house ever afternoon after a days work. Although it was tradition, it was definably sad seeing these beautiful creates in the boiling sun each day climbing up hundreds of stairs. 

Thank you for reading! Love Brooke x
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Saturday, 8 October 2016

My Current Favourite Skin Care Products

For me, to have clear and healthy skin is to also feel comfortable and confident.  I feel like a better person, and with the help of a few beautiful products, this is achieved. So here are a few of my favourite skin care products that i have been loving recently, and some for many years.

Lush soap in "Sultana of Soap"


This soap from lush contains dried fruits such as sultanas and apricots, as well as olibanum and bergamot oil. I use this soap as my cleanser and makeup remover for my face. I know what you are thinking, NO HOW DARE YOU USE SOAP ON YOUR FACE, but... I feel like it works a charm and is super fast, also this being one of the soaps from lush that doesn't have the harsh soap chemical contained within it. This is the first step that I do in the shower, gently massaging all over my damp face and washing away. I find it completely removes all of my makeup without any trace left.


Lush "Let the Good Times Roll" facial cleanser.



This is definitely my holy grail facial cleanser. I have been using this for the past year and have fallen completely in love. I go in with this product right after I use sultana of soap on my face. I put approximately a finger pad amount on my hand and mix in a couple of drops of water to make a paste. I then exfoliate my face with this. I find that because it is slighlty more coarse it completely exfoliates my skin leaving it soft and smooth afterwards. My skin is also left moisturised afterwards as well as the amazing smell of caramel popcorn. 

Simple Rich Moisturiser. 


When it comes to a moisturer, I don't want anything too complicated as I still have young skin. I just want something that is simple and will do the job. And this is exactly what this moisturiser achieves. I use this after I have a shower and have cleansed and cleaned my skin, as well as first thing in the morning when I wake up and before I put on my makeup. I find that it doesn't feel thick, heavy or sticky on my skin and hydrates it the perfectly. Another holy grail skincare product of mine as I have been using it for approximately 2 years now and has worked perfectly for my skin. 

Benefit Its Potent Eye Cream 


This eye cream achieves what I like, which is nourished under eyes that will decrease the amount of creasing my concealer does the next day. I also use this as a preventative to under eye wrinkles for when I older.

Sudocream

My beautidul friend Liz introduced me to this amazing product. Quite simply it is just an antiseptic cream, but works magic as a spot cream. I just apply this to any spots that I have on my face before I got to sleep and it helps them to heal and reduce overnight. This is super inexpensive as well which is also a bonus.

Jojoba Oil


I have only just discovered this oil but it is an honest must have. Ever since I have started using this oil I have had hardly any spots on my face. It is the only product that I have seen this much of a difference within my skin on. I use this approximately once every three days, varying depending on when i remember. I use this after I wash my face with my lush soap and cleanser, I then put a layer of moisturiser on and then 1 pump of this oil on after the moisturiser. I rub it between my hands and then evenly distribute it around my face. If i have any left over i will run it down my neck (as they say that is the first place you age) and also on my nail cuticles (I have found that it makes my nails longer and stronger also!).

And then to top it al off I use the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 01 Honey. This allows my lips to get all the moisture they need overnight and are nourished and hydrated by morning.


Hope you all enjoyed and trust me, these products are amazing.



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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Waterfall Wednesdays

For anyone that knows me knows that I love the water. And currently being winter in Australia there is the wrong kind surrounding me. But what better than water in the summer? water falling into more water! On a Wednesday morning me and my friend woke up planning on going to the beach on a sunny day in Australia. In a sudden burst of spontaneity we decided on going to Serpentine Falls instead, and yes it was a brilliant idea. Serpentine falls is approximately an hour from where I live in Perth, creating a mini road trip. When you arrive, you are greeted by the kangaroos surrounding the picnic site. Serpentine Falls isn't particularly big but yes it is very beautiful. As we went on a Wednesdy, it wasn't particularly busy, although there were still a few people there.



 No only was there the main waterfall but also small streams connecting the two pools of water. A great little place to take a seat!



The beautiful thing about this waterfall is that it is surrounded by fresh water. This honestly makes you feel so fresh and somewhat clean after you have been swimming, unlike the ocean. Instead of feeling salty and dry you feel fresh, clean and your hair is still as shiny as you washed it the night before! It is refreshingly cooler and a perfect spot on a summers day. 




Hope you enjoyed! and have a lovely rest of your day. 
Love, Brooke

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