You may have noticed that I have been quiet on the blogging and Youtube front for a couple of months now, this is because I have been wrapped up in planning our wedding and adjusting to life as a Mrs. Unfortunately, work also took over and writing a post slipped down on my list of priorities.
Blogging has always been an enjoyable part of my life and something which has bought many opportunities my way and thus introduced me to some incredibly talented people. But when I began to struggle to put words down due to sheer exhaustion, I knew that I had to put La Blonde Voyage on the back burner, at least until things felt a little more balanced.
After, returning from a relaxing week in Mallorca and having time to explore what is most important to me, I feel ready to return to the Blogosphere and start sharing some regular updates with you, inbetween food shops and weekly chores. You see being a blogger isn’t all blogging events, freebies and luxurious holidays like our social media channels might have you believe. With that in mind I would like to leave you all with this one quote that has helped me through some difficult times.
Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparision between the sun and the moon, they both shine when it’s their turn.
With just over 2 weeks to go until Christmas, the Christmas light displays have been switched on, the annual Coca-Cola advert has aired and bloggers up and down the country have already been working hard on this month’s content for Blogmas.
Meanwhile, behind the scenes, we are all manically striving to find that perfect gift for our loved ones, locate that dress for our office party and make sure we have perfected that recipe for the Christmas cake. It is no wonder that for many the Christmas countdown can leave us feeling burnt-out. Don’t panic! I have just the thing for you, so put your feet up, pour yourself a drink and don’t forget the Quality Street, because I have some fantastic stocking fillers for you today from the lovely people over at MAD BEAUTY.
First up are the rather delightful hand sanitizers that not only feature a festive design but also smell incredible (cranberry, marshmallow and Cherry) and at £2.99 each they won’t break the bank.
Next up are some Disney themed goodies, these were such a lovely surprise as I absolutely loved Minnie Mouse when I was a little girl and desperately needed a hair band to help keep the hair off my face when applying my makeup, so when MAD BEAUTY sent me the cutest Minnie themed headband I couldn’t wait to try it on and again at £4.99 I think it is very reasonable in terms of price.
If you know someone that was born in the 80’s or 90’s then chances are they will probably remember the good old days of slush puppies after school. So if you are looking for a gift that will leave them feeling nostalgic then defiantly consider the trio of lip balms for £7.99. They would make a brilliant secret Santa gift.
Lastly, If you are looking for something to warm up those cold snowy winter nights, then MAD BEAUTY have also created a range that includes a pack of bath salts and a Christmas cracker featuring a mini hand cream with a fresh strawberry fragrance. I absolutely love the cute packaging as it means that you could potentially consider skipping the gift wrapping altogether.
Whether you are looking for vintage wash bags, stationary or affordable stocking fillers and gifts, MAD BEAUTY has you covered.
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Still need more festive inspo? Check out MAD BEAUTY and their website here.
I can’t believe today actually marks the 9th of October, meaning that crisp leaves, pumpkin spiced lattes and all things Autumnal are now officially back. That’s not all, my local garden centre is even offering all the delights of the festive season along with stunning magical scenes full of winter wonderland inspiration for your home.
Now, don’t get me wrong I love Autumn, Halloween and Christmas as much as the next blogger. But is it me or does it feel like one blink from your sun lounger and your cocktail is replaced with a Starbucks and that sassy little swimsuit is suddenly packed away for another year and out come those knee-high boots and scarfs?
If you are lucky enough to still have some sunshine on the horizon or perhaps you are having a spa staycation, then why not treat yourself to 15% off the stunning collection from Coco Bay Swimwear? But hurry this exclusive offer is only valid until the 31st October 2017. Who said trick or treating was only for children?
Remember to enter the code Voyage15 at checkout and you can snap up this stunning swimsuit for a cool £83.30!
This post is sponsored by Coco Bay Swimwear. I only ever work with brands I love, and all opinions remain my own. The swimsuit shown in this post was gifted to me and chosen by me. Coco Bay Swimwear have very kindly offered a discount for my readers.
When the lovely Hannah from Wild Home contacted me about their beautiful sustainable products and asked if I would like to review some of their gorgeous accessories, I was thrilled. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect as I was jetting off to sunny Mallorca for a 2 week stay in a Spanish villa complete with its own pool later that week.
Whilst, browsing the Wild Home online store I was greeted with an array of beautiful bright bold colours and unique designs. I instantly fell in love with the Maua sandals as they had been lovingly made by a local Kenyan artisan, which meant that I could step our in style knowing that whilst I was updating my wardrobe, a very talented individual was also benefitting at the same time. Despite packing enough shoes for two weeks, the Maua sandals ended up replacing them all and proved to be great for walks around Alcudia old Town, the beach as well as for walks back from the marina in the evening.
When Hannah told me to send her my wishlist, I wasn’t expecting to get the sandals, so when these arrived in the post along with some stunning bracelets in two of my favourite colours ( blue and pink) I felt incredibly lucky. The great thing about Wild Home online is that not only does each item tell a different story, but they also try to ensure that all of their products are made from natural and sustainable materials. I can’t recommend this fabulous store enough and if you are looking for a unique Christmas gift for your loved one’s, then make sure you check out their new arrivals.
With my 28th birthday fast approaching, it has dawned on me that my 30th will soon be on the horizon in the not too distant future. I have always enjoyed reading bucket lists by other blogger’s and thought this would be the perfect opportunity for me to have some fun and write a list of the things I hope to accomplish or do before I turn 30.
Marry my best friend.
Pass my driving test.
Grow my blog and YouTube channel.
Attend more blogging events and meet other bloggers.
Go skinny dipping.
Go sky diving for charity.
Learn to speak Spanish.
Get my dream job working in Marketing.
Become a full time blogger.
Attend a pole dancing class.
Have Afternoon Tea at Claridges.
Go on a safari.
Raise £500 for charity.
Save a deposit for a house.
Visit Disneyland Florida again.
Learn to say no to things that make me unhappy.
Go to a festival.
Buy a decent camera and learn how to use it.
Visit France/Paris and see all of the traditional tourist sites.
Start a family.
Do more exercise and eat healthier food.
Learn how to play the guitar or piano.
See my blog featured in a magazine.
Do some good deeds on my 28th Birthday.
Educate others and act as an ambassador for mental health and hearing loss awareness.
Celebrate my 30th with my family.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this post. What would you like to do?