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Friday, 19 September 2014

Iberotel Il Mercato Hotel - Egypt

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I arrived back in the UK, almost a week today and I am totally missing the sunshine in Egypt. There was gorgeous blue skies with no cloud in sight every single day and we couldn't have ask for better weather. Sharm El Sheikh is famous for it's holiday resorts, beautiful scenery and scorching hot sunshine, so it was a no brainer that we chose to visit this year. 
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We stayed at the Iberotel Il Mercato hotel in Hadaba on an all inclusive package. The hotel is rated four and a half stars on TripAdvisor and having read the good and bad reviews, I'd say it's a happy medium for me. We had a double, standard room which housed the biggest bed ever (bonus!). The room was clean and had good air-conditioning and a nice shower. The hotel itself, in general was always spotless, with four pools to choose from, you're always spoilt for choice. Staff were friendly and approachable and greeted you with a smile most times.

On to the not so good parts, which only equals to two things having had a think, first was the food. Dan had an upset stomach on the second day and literally lived off water and bread for the next two days onwards. It was also quite samey everyday and by the end of it, I was just sick of eating the same stuff all the time. The second thing and I know it may sound silly since I'm on holiday to relax, but the wifi was absolutely terrible! It was extremely slow and the staff members couldn't do anything about it and it's not that I blame them because it's not their fault, but in this day and age, everybody needs the internet, so that's one thing I suggest they get sorted asap.
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Overall, I had a nice time, lapping up the sunshine and getting a little tan, while chilling out and just having a lovely wind down. I wouldn't be in a rush to go back, but if you ask me if I'd recommend it, I'd say yes, but maybe on a half board and be prepared to completely cut ties with the internet world.

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

OUTFIT - It's A Monochrome Date

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Top (*) - Very
Trousers - ASOS
Shoes - Primark

I like monochrome and I like it a lot. This little crop jumper from the Definitions range at Very is one of my new loves and I actually cannot stop wearing it. The material is super soft and comfy, perfect for those 'lounge about' days and can be easily smartened up. Worn here with some high-waisted plain black trousers and simple flats (a £6 bargain!), this is my favourite type of day to day outfit.

Photos: Elif Muzaffer
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Beauty In Pink

Lacoste Touch Of Pink Perfume £41.50 (*) - A fruit floral scent that captures the youth sensuality of woman. Feminine and playful with top notes of blood orange, mid notes of coriander and base notes of musk. Three sizes, available at The Perfume Shop.

W7 Go West Lipstick in Pink Candy £1.99 (*) - Rich, matte colour that glides on effortlessly without drying out the lips. With great lasting powder at a bargain price, think I'll be snapping up a few more shades.

Japonesque Eyebrow Kit (*) - The ultimate eyebrow kit compactly packed to hold everything you need for the perfect set of brows. Containing two powders, a wax, a gel and several other tools, there is no need for any other products plus the case is super sleek.

Garnier Miracle Eye Cream £9.99 (*) - A skin transforming eye cream that promises to reduce the appearance of fatigue, lines and dark circles. With a self-adjusting formula, releasing micro-encapsulated pigments to leave the skin radiant and smooth.

Mark Hill Big Tease Backcombing Comb £6.69 (*) - A uniquely designed comb with an aim of creating the biggest and most voluminous hair that any girl would wish for. Suitable for all lengths of hair thanks to it's wide base while the soft bristles ensure your hair is protected at all times.
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