Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Homeward Bound!

I've just returned from my lovely holiday in Turkey. It was a group holiday with 14 of us heading off to Marmaris to celebrate all finishing our degrees and spending time together before we went our separate ways. I realise how 'Benidorm' this may sound (and at times it really was)... but please, for give me, I am a poor student.

Anyway, we all had a great time sunning ourselves in the gorgeous 40 degree heat! It was too hot to get a good tan but I tried my best nevertheless!

Holiday Highs:
*Jumping off the highest point of a boat into the sea even though I'm scared of heights!

*Finally getting a REAL tan, and not burning my nose like I do every year!

*Piz Buin aftersun cream. I was a bit stupid and didn't bring any after sun with me, 'Cocoa butter will do'. No. It didn't. Thankfully my dear chum Martin had splashed out on a lot of Piz Buin products beforehand, so I nabbed some of the cooling spray to soothe my poor burnt tummy!

*No makeup days and nights. I am a big fan of the natural look, I hate makeup that looks too 'cakey'. Thankfully, the sun really evened out my skin tone and I was able to just go out with a bit of bronzer and concealer on the cheeks, and mascara on the eyes. Simples!

*Souvenir shopping! Of course I have to still go shopping even when on holiday. It was a bit difficult though as there were so many of us (and more than half were men) so I didn't get much makeup shopping time. I did, however, end up with a gorgeous multi coloured pashmina, the new Nina Rici perfume which is a sweet but light scent- very different to my usual Dior Addict and Coco Mademoiselle and some cute little summery bracelets. I bought some little things for the family too, but I haven't seem them yet so they have to wait for those :)

Holiday Lows:
* Bad IBS. I have a really weak stomach and almost everything I eat/drink makes me feel sick. The heat and the long hours without eating made me much worse, which meant I couldn't drink as much as my friends who got to indulge on lots of cocktails and fishbowls while I was on water!

*SUNBURN Owwwwwwwwwwwwww. I stupidly forgot to reapply my cream after being in the pool one day and really burnt my stomach and chest. It has gone quite a lot now but I am still patchy and lets just say no crop tops for me!

*Food poisoning. Yes, as a parting gift from our supposed 4* hotel, I have been poisoned! It wasn't a very pleasant journey home feeling like I was literally DYING. But I am back home in bed resting and it just means I have plenty of time for blogging and catching up with my lovely followers!

Sorry if this was a bit of a ramble, I'll be back with more reviews and things very soon! Xxx


  1. Welcome back. Glad you had a good time. I loved Turkey when I went there.

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  3. sounds like you had a great time apart from the stomach problems!!xxx

  4. Aw IBS sucks doesnt it! It always ruins the fun. Hope that youre feeling all better now though.
    I am your new follower :)


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