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Monday, 19 August 2019

What Clothing To Pack For Southeast Asia

Railay Beach, Thailand
Railay Beach, Thailand

Packing is always one of the biggest tasks when preparing to go on a trip, and a huge factor that you have to consider is what clothes to take. 

It can be one thing looking at the weather of the country you're going to and then throwing in all your summer clothing into your case or backpack, but you'll soon come to realise that there are some items that are unsuitable or unpractical. 

This is especially true to for Southeast Asia, where as well as the different climates you also have to think about respecting local customs of how to dress. 

If you are going to be backpacking to a few different countries in the continent, you'll want to make sure every piece of clothing you bring with you can earn its keep - can you wear it with the other items you take with you? Is it durable enough to last however long you're backpacking for? Does it look okay without being ironed? 

When I sort out my clothes for travelling, I always treat it like a mini capsule wardrobe, making sure I pack items that can be worn in multiple combinations. This normally means I pack a fair amount of clothing in block colours with a couple of patterned pieces thrown in (I only pack one or two black items as black really absorbs heat, and you want to be staying as cool as possible in Southeast Asia). 

Regardless of how long you're heading to this beautiful part of the world for, I'm going to split up your travel wardrobe into different sections to help you to figure out what to pack and what to leave at home. 

Monday, 29 July 2019

Sustainable beauty - the brands I love

Sustainable beauty - the brands I love

Contains gifted items (*) and affiliate links

I'm slowly making a conscious effort to support sustainable brands in my mission to do my bit for the planet. I've got a post coming soon about how I've started to look at different areas of my life to see how I can make some small changes, and one of those areas I'm changing up is my beauty products. 

Now I'm definitely not an expert in living a sustainable life - I'm far from perfect and still slip up sometimes, but the small things I do take on will hopefully help in some way. 

I've started to take a look at the brands I use and also work with, and am trying to focus my attention on those who are doing their bit to help the planet: from those who are making small changes to those who are completely sustainable. 

Now when I take a look at my beauty cupboard, it's starting to be more built up with those sort of brands, so this post will contain a variety of both!

So if you're looking for some new brands to support, or to reaffirm your love with brands that are already long-established, then I've picked out some of my favourite sustainable brands below.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

48 Hours in Auckland

View of Auckland from Mount Eden
View of Auckland from Mount Eden

When we arrived in New Zealand two years ago, we found ourselves emerging bleary-eyed from Auckland airport at about 5am. We had 48 hours planned in this wonderful city, and so despite the long haul flight, as soon as we got to our Airbnb we had a 2-hour nap and then ventured out into the city to soak up as much as we could. 

I think our nap was so short because we were both too excited - we had just flown halfway around the world to a brand new country, and we couldn't wait to get out and explore. 

Many people fly either into Auckland and Christchurch, so if you find yourself in either of these two cities when you arrive in New Zealand then definitely put aside a couple of days to get your bearings, have an explore and get over your jetlag. 

If you need an idea of how much you'll be spending while in New Zealand then I've done a full budget break down here, but for reference £1 = just under New Zealand $2, so just be aware that things can get a bit pricey in case you're travelling on a budget. However, there is such a huge variety of things to do in Auckland for different budgets that you won't run out of things to do. 

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father's Day Gift Ideas

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Shopping for men can always be hard for us ladies, and I find it especially hard to shop for my dad! Dads always seem to have such specific tastes, and normally I find myself picking up something for him only to find out from my mum that he's already got it!

This year, however, I've been looking a little more into potential gifts (other than socks) and when you look hard enough you can find some amazing original gifts for all different types of Dads. 

As always, a huge thank you to all the brands and PR's who sent me these products for this gift guide!
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