Wednesday, 26 August 2015

My Trip To Paris A Mini Guide | Part 2 | Tourist Attractions | ♥

Hello again, I thought I'd add part 2 of my Paris adventure back in May, it feels like such a lifetime ago since May and I'm super excited to be visiting Paris again in less than a month with my hubby.
This post is about some of the things I did during my weekend in Paris and what sights I went to see.
You can read part one of my Paris adventure here - PART ONE.

There is so much to see and do in Paris, that one weekend was not simply enough and when I go back with my husband, there are other places I want to go and tick off my list.

The most popular landmark and attraction is the "Eiffel Tower" we were literally 15 minutes away from here on foot so me and Rachel went every night to see it, the one thing we didn't do was go up it.
The queues were a little bit ridiculous and I think we didn't want to spend most of our trip queuing to go up it.
You can get a lift right to the very top to see the magnificent views that Paris has to offer.
I'm hoping to go up next month, you can pre book tickets online but they sell out very fast, so book very early to avoid disappointment, months before.
That was the one thing I regretted not doing in time.

Before we went to Paris me and Rachel booked tickets with "The Big Bus Paris" - LINK. online (you save 10%) we paid roughly about £20 for the day.
Basically you can hop on and hop off at different attractions you want to see, the bus's were every 10 minutes or so, so it was very convenient for us and I'd recommend this bus if you would like to do some sight seeing. 
You get a free map and commentary which you can listen to on earphones they provide for you so you can learn all about some of the famous buildings and landmarks Paris has to offer.

The first place me and Rachel visited was the "Musée du Louvre" which is one of the worlds largest museums.
The Palace is absolutely stunning, like most of Paris's architecture.
We got our typical touristy photos outside the Louvre Pyramid.

We didn't get to go inside unfortunately, which I wanted to, I quite like looking at paintings.
Again the queues were so long, if you go during the day it would be worth getting a fast track pass.
Going back here would be on my to do list, just so I can actually get inside and see what there is.
I know this museum is so big that it is physically impossible to see everything in one day, so I'd recommend spreading visiting here over two days if this is your sort of thing.

After visiting the "Musée du Louvre" we hopped back on the red bus and got off at "Pont de l'Archeveche" to have a look at the "Love Lock Bridge", it was honestly so romantic reading all the little messages people had written on padlocks, especially the marriage proposals.
I could of stayed there all day reading those.

After our brief stop off at "Pont de l'Archeveche" we went to visit the most beautiful cathedral "The Notre Dame" this church took my breath away, especially inside, which you have to have a look round (it's free) you may queue for about 10 minutes but it is worth it.
The stained glass windows are really something and you'll be in complete awe being inside here.
There are lots of places to eat and shop right nearby here too so you will have plenty to do here for a couple of hours.
Me and Rachel were extremely lucky we had such glorious weather on our trip, when we got here that was when the clouds really started to part and it was so warm and lovely.

Our final stop on the red bus tour was "The Arc De Triomphe" this building actually took my breath away, it stood so tall and majestic with the french flag flying in the middle.
The detail on the arc was absolutely stunning an I honestly think this was one of my favourite attractions.
You could go up it for a small fee if the Eiffel Tower isn't you thing but we didn't get chance to do this.
Maybe next time.
"The Arc De Triomphe" is situated on the "Champs-Élysées" which is a long stretch of designer and high street shops, if you are visiting here you will have plenty of shops to visit.

Which is what me and Rachel did the following day.
We really wanted to visit the M.A.C and Sephora shop here.... just because.
What girl doesn't enjoy shopping really.
Plus it was an excuse to get photos outside our favourite shops too, which I am sure you will too.
particularly wanted to get a photo outside CHANEL.

annnnd I couldn't forget to include this little guy as well.
On our way back from our shopping trip, me and Rachel met the loveliest lady who happened to have a pug called Coco Chanel.
Me being the huge animal lover I am took this opportunity to get lots of pug cuddles and kisses.
The're are so many dogs in Paris, but not many cats.

Anyway, that is a round up of the trips and sights and see's I saw whilst in Paris.
When I go next month I'm hoping to visit new places so I will pop up a post about that too so you can see what I get up to when I go for the second time and I hope you enjoyed reading this post.

Have you been to Paris?
What was your favourite thing to do??

Saturday, 22 August 2015

My Top 5 July Faves ♥

I can't believe we are almost finished with August, where has this month gone really??
This month I have pulled together all of my favourite things from last month, not all are beauty products like last months post - My Top 5 June Faves - some are objects and items of clothing I have absolutely loved using or wearing.
Enjoy reading beauts.

| M.A.C Retro Matte Lipstick in "All Fired Up" - £15.50 - LINK |

While I was in Nottingham last month, I thought I would treat myself to a new M.A.C lippy, not that I have enough. Then again a girl can never have to many.
I have wanted a red lipstick for a while now from the M.A.C range and I saw a girl who was working on the counter wearing this shade and I loved it and had to have it.
It's from the retro matte collection, I find the matte shades last a lot longer than the creamier ones.
It does looks quite red in the photo however it's more of a raspberry red with a hint of pink in it.
This has been my favorite shade this month and I have been rocking it with my everyday look most days when I'm feeling daring.
Now A/W is looming, I can feel it, I know I will get a lot of use from this shade.

| H&M Floral Playsuit - £12.99 - LINK |

This playsuit, I know I'm not going to get an awful lot of wear from this anytime soon but as soon as I saw it on the H&M website I had to buy it.
They were sold out in all sizes apart from 8's so that was the size I purchased, although I'd say I'm more of a 10, so I'd go down a size in this.
I love the tie neck detail and the back is beaut.
I love the flower print too, it's so versatile, you could wear it during the day with some flats or add some wedges or heels for the night time.
I have seen this playsuit in store too recently if you can't buy it online, it's currently sold out online at the minute.

| My Pandora Bracelet - Pandora - LINK |

You will have seen if you have me on Instagram that I treated myself to a Pandora bracelet in duty free on the way to Paris in May.
I also celebrated my 27th birthday last month too and I gained 4 new charms from family, my husband and my best friend.
My dad bought me the daisy charm, my granddad bought me the camera charm, my best friend Rachel bought me the butterfly charm and my husband treated me to the dancing couple charm.
I'm a little late jumping on the Pandora bandwagon but I couldn't imagine not having one now, especially since most of the charms have been picked my family and friends and they all have some sentimental meaning. 
I have already been eyeing up the new pet collection which I will be adding due to my crazy cat obsession.

| Vidal Sassoon Permanent Hair Colour - Medium Intense Red - £7.99 - Link |

I honestly can't rave about this hair dye enough, it is my absolute fave at the minute.
Because I am a red head, when I do dye my hair my roots do go lighter than the rest of my hair so I was intrigued to try this.
You basically colour your roots first with the brush provided and then leave it for a while before adding serum to the rest of the dye and applying it to the rest of your hair - which was a hell of a lot easier than most boxed dyes.
The serum makes it so much easier to blend all the colour into your hair and get an even application.
My hair finally went the red shade I was trying to achieve so I'd give this a go if you want to go red and you haven't had a lot of luck.
I've already purchased another two boxes for my hair this month.
I'm still deciding if I'm going to review this dye - let me know if you'd love a more in depth review on this.

| My Ted Baker Coral Leather Shopper - £104.00 - LINK |

This was another birthday present from the husband, I didn't originally plan on picking a bag for my birthday but I happened to go into Ted Baker while they had a sale on and I fell in love with this coral shopper,
The price was originally £149.99 but I got it in the sale for £104.00.
I don't normally spend more than £30 on a bag but I felt this was a necessity.
I adore Ted Baker and it is so beautifully made - I'm sure this will last me many years.
The rose gold Ted Baker detail is my favourite and I love how simple and sophisticated this bag is.

Those are my July Faves.
Was there anything here you particularly loved or loved reading about??
If so please share below.

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Monday, 10 August 2015

Currently Lusting Over....♥

A/W wardrobes already.... is that bad???
This Summer has already been such a wash out and I have spent more time in my jeans than an actual dress.
I'm already lacking the sunshine part mostly because this year I won't be going on a Summer holiday, only a city break to Paris again in September and I'm hoping (praying) that I at least get to enjoy some sunshine.

I am absolutely loving the colour khaki at the moment and I have no idea why - its not a colour I have really worn much off.

While window shopping online at New Look  I came across so many items that I WANT, soooo... I decided to create a wishlist, some of these will hopefully be purchased for this A/W at some point.
Every year tartan seems to reappear in my wardrobe, I love the check trend and still have some key pieces from a few years before that I can wear again, so I'm glad it's back AGAIN.
A nice cosy knit that will go with everything is also a must and I love the style of this light grey one above, I also think it happens to go nicely with the khaki jeans (I need me some of them.)
Autumn is never complete without a new pair of boots either, I love these suede effect one's in tan, all my boots usually come from either New Look or Primark, they do such lovely styles.
Finally I feel like I need a new faux leather jacket this year too since the one I own is almost two years old - I particularly love the faux fur trim on this one.

Items pictured below and their links.

1. Black Scallop Stud Trim Top - £14.99 - LINK.
2. Khaki Twill Jeans - £22.99 - LINK.
3. Black Fur Collar Biker Jacket - £39.99 - LINK.
4. Tan Suede Fringe Boots - £49.99 - LINK.
5. Red Check Shopper Bag - £12.99 - LINK.
6. Red Check Shirt - £22.99 - LINK.
7. Grey Ribbed Blanket Cardigan - £19.99 - LINK.

What styles are you looking forward to most this A/W??

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