Hey from Tenerife!
I thought I’d write this post upon my return from this spontaneous family holiday to the Canary Islands, but as I had some time to spare this morning I thought I’d share my travel adventures so far, and this place is just too gorgeous to wait! Currently my family and I are on the island of South Tenerife and will be moving across to another island – Fuerteventura – in a few days time 🙂
Leaving the UK for vivid, clear blue skies and over 30 degree temperatures, was definitely a great decision! After an intense and stimulating summer, trekking Kilimanjaro and starting a summer internship a week after our return, I think my family and I, were truly happy for this small getaway!
Our villa is situated in the area of Amarilla Golf – Golf Del Sur, overlooking open, green planes of a huge golf course with horse stables in the distance. There are 9 of us in our family party, including my parents, two aunts, uncle, three cousins and myself. I love going on large family holidays, they’re always SO much fun when we all come together and chill out!
Here’s some photos so far, we’ve been here a couple days, so haven’t done anything too exciting, just been relaxing in our villa and been to town a few times. Stay tuned for more pics soon 🙂 Enjoy!
Back garden view from our villa
Our private swimming pool
Cutest little town
Haha! Don’t mind me!
Evening before dinner
Have you guys been to Tenerife or on a big family holiday? Where did you go? I’d love to read about your travels in the comments 🙂
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while! I have actually been away on work for the past week and was totally knackered to post during the time I was there. Now it’s the weekend, I have finished my summer job and back to uni for me!
This summer for me has probably been the most intense so far, with our Kilimanjaro Trek (check out the video here) at the beginning of summer and starting my job a week after we returned! It has definitely been a super intense but fantastic experience and I have learnt a heck of a lot this summer, not just about the working life, but also about me as a person. Tbh I never thought in a million years that I would be working a summer job during summers between uni until my year in Industrial training as part of my course, and for me to actually get through it and stick it out till the end has made me realise that I can really complete anything I set my mind to. It leaves a great feeling of fulfilment and accomplishment 🙂
An inspirational summer to say the least, and now it’s back to uni and a much needed holiday to the Canaries in two weeks!
Here’s a few snaps of my time at work, being given the amazing opportunity to work on the World’s Leading Defence and Security Event #DSEI
Royal Air Force Helicopter
United States Army Helicopter
Royal Navy Helicopter
View from the Sunborn Yacht
Hope you guys enjoyed reading this post! How have you’re summers all been?
My feelunique.com order came today and I had to write another post out of excitement, even though I posted my ‘Brush Cleaning Day‘ post yesterday!
Primarily I made my order for the gorgeous Urban Decay NAKED Illuminated in Aura but but also added a couple of sneaky nail polishes into my shopping bag too – OPI Nail Lacquer!
Urban Decay NAKED Illuminated – Aura
At first glance I am speechless! This highlighter is gorgeous! To add to my obsessive highlighter collection, this is just a must have. Whilst not for everyone as it is super shimmery and striking, I always love a bit of sparkle and this would look gorgeous on the high points of your face for a night time glam look leaving a gorgeous iridescent shimmer.
Aura is described as a “soft pink shimmer with a golden iridescent sparkle” – the perfect rose gold for medium to dark skin tones but can also be blended into the skin for a more sheer glow for paler skin tones. I haven’t used used this on my face just yet but I’m going out tonight so will try it out and definitely report back!
A thick cardboard box with two compartments; the top compartment has a mirror and the highlighter and the bottom compartment contains a brush.
The texture of Aura is slightly chalky straight from the pan, but incredibly smooth and finely milled when swatched. Leaves a sparkly, almost metallic finish on the skin when applied. I feel that it may not have great adhesive qualities when applied to the skin as the product did not seem to stay in the same place, when swatched and seemed to move around quite a lot.
I feel like this would also look beautiful as a light mist over the centre of your eyelids to create a soft sparkle to your eyeshadow and give it that extra pop!
I bought this at £20.25 as it was on sale at feelunique.com!
Have you guys tried this highlighter out yet? What did you think of it? 🙂