Saturday, 6 September 2014

Antibes







I'm currently blogging from a quite grey looking Scotland and dreaming about being back in the French Riviera. Major holiday blues. 

Antibes is one of my favourite places in the Riviera - those views are pretty hard to beat. We went to the cutest little cafe called 'Le Gout The' which has flavoured coffee (hard to find in France, believe me), fresh lemonade and really good cake. If you're ever in the area, I urge you to go! 

Now it's back to university.. Anyone else grieving the end of summer? 


Thursday, 4 September 2014

Liebster Award

Thanks to MaaybeKatie for nominating me for the Liebster Award, such a lovely way for bloggers to connect with each other! So I gather the rules are as follows..


Link back to the person who nominated you

Answer all the questions you are given

Choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers to nominate

Pick 11 questions for them to answer and let them know


Ok, so shall we begin?

1. If you could only shop in one high street shop for the rest of your life, where would you shop?

I'll be boring and say Topshop. Almost all my clothes are from there (so original I know..) so it would be the safest choice!

2. Would you rather stay in a small apartment in the city or a huge house in the country?

This is really difficult as I would like to stay in a city then move to the country when I'm older.. But I think I'll go with a small apartment in the city!

3. If you were an animal, what do you think you would be... and why?

A fox. Because they have lovely bushy tails :) 

4. Would you rather have constant cheesy puff fingers or constantly have a popcorn kernel stuck in the back of your throat?

Ok this question is weird haha! But I think I'll go with the popcorn kernel. 

5. When and why did you start blogging?

Back in September 2012 when I started uni. I guess because I loved other bloggers and felt like I wanted somewhere to write on the internet. I've been a bit flaky when it comes to posting but one of these days I'll have a properly functioning blog!

6. What would be the theme tune to your life at the moment?

Street Life - Randy Crawford

7. What is one embarrassing thing you have done that makes you die a little inside whenever you remember it?

There are SO many to choose from! I'm a very embarrassing person. Probably my first night in Magaluf 2013, that's all I'm gonna say.

8. If you could go back in time, what would you tell your younger self?

Don't worry about school or anyone there. Life is beautiful and it will always get better. 

9. What is your pet hate?

Bad grammar (In most situations).

10. What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Croissant + a coffee 

11. Tell us a random fact about yourself?

I speak (almost) fluent French. 


My Nominations

http://lauraslittleloves.blogspot.co.uk 

http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk



http://www.thebritishgirl.co.uk 

http://bxth.blogspot.co.uk 

http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.co.uk 

http://cityhabit.blogspot.co.uk 



Ok I'm kinda cheating because I gave up finding other bloggers as everyone I have encountered seems to have over 200 followers! Sorry guys! 



Friday, 11 July 2014

Buongiorno Sardinia



My host family here in Corsica have a boat which offers cruises between Porto Vecchio & Sardinia and Bonifacio. I have been extremely lucky and been able to accompany them on the boat to help out a little bit and also to see a bit more of the region. 

My first trip was to Sardinia, and the weather wasn't perfect, but the day certainly was!





Corsica has possibly the most beautiful sea-water I've ever seen. It is a deep turquoise and looks like a swimming pool because it is so clear. Along with the mountains this makes the coast-line especially striking. 




Maddalena (Sardinia) was a very quaint, relaxed town. I loved wandering around on my own, so excited at the fact that I was in Italy. And of course, the most important thing about Italy..



..Is the food. I had the best linguine frutta di mare, and in fact everyone on the boat (all 14 of us) ordered the exact same thing at the restaurant. Everyone spoke French and it was so interesting talking to the other people about where they came from and what they did. They also kindly bought me wine and made me force down the digestif Myrthe & Limoncello at the end of the meal! 

Safe to say, it was the tipsy-est I had been on this trip. 






We stopped off to swim various times during the trip but this place was my favourite. I swam out to the quiet little beach and just enjoyed the solitude (au pair life means you are constantly around your family).  

The sea is one of my true loves, that's for sure. There is nothing better than the feeling of jumping off a boat into crystal-clear waters, there is something almost cleansing about it. 


Until the next adventure..

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Best SPF


La Roche Posay Melt-in cream SPF 50+ 


Living in a very warm climate for the summer  requires a lot of SPF, naturally. However, finding a good sun cream that isn't sticky and lasts for more than 20 minutes can be difficult. Enter La Roche Posay.. 

I've been a fan of the LRP sun protection line for a few years now - first picking up a bottle of SPF 30 in Spain a few years ago on a whim and now it is my go-to. Although the full range isn't available in the UK, if you are in Europe most pharmacies stock the sun protection line. 

So why do I like it?  It's main selling point for me is the longevity. It says on the bottle that it is "super water resistant" like most sun creams, but the difference here is that it actually works. Whenever I go for a swim or feel particularly sweaty that day (TMI oops) I can still see and feel the SPF on my skin. I can honestly say that when I wear this stuff, I don't burn. 

As for the face cream, it is not too heavy on the skin and is light enough to wear under make-up. I find I only need to apply this once a day, even while sunbathing for a good few hours, which is amazing! 

Finally, the price. This will depend on where you buy it, but as sun cream goes it isn't too expensive. Personally, I would prefer to spend a little more on SPF as it is so important. Also, this one lasts so long on the skin that you don't need to use as much. Perfect SPF? I think so.