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Day Eight – Florida Diaries

After not getting back until late from the football we didn't wake up until gone 10 and we didn't really have any plans for today. So we just lazed about until 12 then went straight for some lunch in our hotel restaurant.

Undecided of what we were going to do today we decided on magic kingdom! By the time we had lunch and waited for a bus it was around 2, so we went on a few rides and used up our fast passes that we had left.

After being in Disney 8 days we still hadn't watched a parade we decided to wait until the next parade and watch one before we went home! Well it was amazing totally worth watching, I'm a little gutted we only watched the one but guess that made it more magical!

Here comes the rain…….. We decided to run back to catch the bus back to the hotel and we were fed up of getting wet.

After having so much fun playing golf yesterday we went to swan and dolphin and played their crazy golf which was BRILLIANT a total must!!

Then we hopped from park to park but everything was shutting so it was time to head to bed, ready for the last full day in Disney!

Melissa

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Day Seven – Florida Diaries

Day 7 was a little bit of a chill day we had nothing planed apart from a football game later on in the evening. So we decided to pop to blizzard beach and play crazy golf, there are two crazy golfs winter and summer and we played both.

However one hole in and a huge storm started and we had to stop playing, an hour later we were off and started playing. If you are looking for an afternoon to kill then I highly recommend crazy golf as it is so much fun.

We preferred the winter course to the summer but both were very fun!

After an afternoon of golf we headed back to the hotel and had some lunch before it was time to get ready for the football, which was in Downtown Orlando. It cost us $27 to get to Downtown Orlando for the game which is pretty steep, but were then told Uber put prices up when they know theres events on.

Its about a 20 minute drive from Disney to Downtown, we got into down town orlando and our Uber driver was taking short cuts through estates a little sceptical of course. Next minute our Uber driver informs us that we are in Paramore an estate in Florida with a very high crime rate GREAT! After being flagged down asked if we wanted to park on these peoples drives we finally got to the stadium!

The football was fantastic, nothing like a British match! Fans are brilliant and really get into the game, I am talking flares, songs and drums (apparently totally normal to stand on a platform banging a drum in America)! We both couldn't resist buying Orlando City shirts of course, they were on sale so even better!

We then left the stadium and walked with the crowd into Downtown Orlando as we had no idea where to go. After trying to find WIFI by standing outside numerous bars and restaurants we finally ordered an Uber back to our hotel!

We decided to grab some food from the hotel restaurant and took it back to our room, then we went to bed!

Thank you for reading!

Melissa.

 

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Day six – Florida Diaries

Hello again, I swear I will great through these diaries one day 😂. The fifth day we woke up around 8am and headed off to universal studios via uber (Highly recommend using uber instead of yellow cabs). We were so excited to hit universal after hearing so many good reviews and recommendations from people, also this is where Hard Rock Cafe is which meant food!!!

After having 3 heart failures due to the price of one day ticket we entered the park! Had a good wonder around, got our bearings then decided which rides we wanted to go on. We didn't do a lot as I don't like upside down coaster and my boyfriend didn't want to get wet so we stuck to normal coasters and stimulates.

We finished Island Of Adventure after around 2 hours, went to board the Hogwarts express to Universal Studios, sat on the train then got taken off and told it was broken and it will take 3 hours to fix, not impressed…..

Overall I wasn't too impressed is IOT found it very tacky, if you have visited Blackpool pleasure beach then it's similar….

Into Universal studios we go, everything was a bit better than IOT, however there was a lot of work going on. It's just like one big film set a lot of familiar buildings such as the simpsons and Harry Potter. We then went on a couple of rides and then we got a little hungry so decided to go to Hard rock for food!

Hard rock was lovely as always the service was great!

We then got hit by a huge storm started in universal for about 2 hours in the storm but all rides were closed due to thunder so we decided to call it a day there.

Fed up and saddened by the day at universal we got a taxi to international drive and decided to do something non theme parky… Helicopter tour, got to admit I don't like flying that much so this was way out my comfort zone. However I loved it, totally recommend it if you are ever in Florida you can see for miles and miles!!

That's day 6 over with! Thank you so much for reading!

Melissa.

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The Body Shop – Vineyard Peach Collection

Hello and happy Sunday, I am writing this in the past and should of been and gone to London by now. I thought with it being Sunday I would do a very chilled out post incase any of you felt like doing some sale shopping on a Sunday evening.

The body shop this summer came out with a range called Vineyard Peach which I was all over like a rash as peach is my favourite scent ever! I have noticed at the moment the body shop have deals on the peach range in store and online so thought it would be the perfect time to share my opinion with you! The collection has all the usual shower gel, body lotion, body butter just like every other scent you can get.

I didn’t get the FULL collection mainly because I do not need it all and it will hurt my bank balance. I did however manage to pick up the following

  • Body Butter
  • Body Lotion
  • Body Spray
  • Shower Gel

First up is my favourite product that the body shop do, there body butters! I haven’t used a good body butter in ages, and have started using this one every time I have a shower and I can honestly say its fantastic! I love fake tan so I apply this to my body before I apply my tan and it goes on so evenly, so theres a top tip for all you tanners out there. I also find it stops your tan from smelling horrible and strong! As for the consistency of the butter it is lovely and thick, so maybe not for you if you have oily skin but I have normal/dry especially on my legs and arms and find this solves all problems!

Next up is the Body Mist/spray, I love this as it means if I want the scent but haven’t got time to apply creams and butters I can quickly spray and I am good to go. As for how long it lasts I would say all day, I can defiantly still smell this on my clothes and skin throughout the whole day. The only thing I don’t like is that it is in a glass bottle and I wish it was in a plastic one so I could pop in in my handbag! Overall though I do really like this product!  Now for the product I have loved the most, I have purchased my second bottle of this shower gel I loved it that much. I find with shower gels you come out the shower and cannot smell it, with this one the smell stays with you for ages which I really like, it makes you feel lovely and fresh once you have used it. the gel is quite thick so you do not need much as it goes a long way. 

Now for the last product that I own from this range, and the one I have not got much of a ‘review’ of. I think because I have been using the butter I haven’t thought about using this. However I have been using it in the mornings on my arms just to give me the peach scent. It leaves my arms feeling very soft. I like how it is not thick as it dries really quickly and feels very light. I will keep using this product and hopefully love it even more!

Well that is it for The Body Shop Vineyard Peach review, overall I have LOVED this range and hope they keep it all year round as it is such a beautiful scent. Defiantly check out the range as it was on sale last time I looked, as well as many other summer scents.

Thank you so much for reading don’t forget to follow my blog!

Melissa

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Room Tour

Hello, hope you’re all having a good week so far. I have been so busy lately working and just living I have not had time to sit down and write a blog post. I hit 100 followers the other day and to me that’s major, so I just want to quickly say thank you so much if you do follow me, if not why not start today.

My mum has recently moved house and although I stay mainly in my boyfriends I still have my own room, which meant new room new stuff am I right? Now my room is not completely finished mainly because I am not here enough to do a lot so its a work in process. Any ideas you guys have then please let me know, especially websites or places to get bits and bobs from, ok so I will just get started…

As you walk into my room the very first thing you see is my wardrobe and mirror. In the two bottom draws I have all my underwear then in the main compartment I have all my clothes that need hanging up i.e. dresses, trousers, jumpsuits and some formal tops..  My mirror is meant to have a stand attached but it takes up way too much room so for now it is just resting against the wall, its from Argos, pretty sure the wardrobes are Ikea! Next to my wardrobe I have my dressing table that never looks this neat (please say I am not the only one).  I always keep my laptop on my dressing table along with my lamp and mirror. My lamp is from Asda living and is so handy as it is right next to my bed so its very easy to turn on. I have just finished the book in the picture ‘Wilde Like Me’ it is amazing and I totally recommend it.       On the top I keep my make up brushes in glass candle holders which I picked up from The Range for around £2.50 each! Then next to that I have my acrylic plastic draws from amazon. These hold my favourite lip sticks on the top mainly all nudes with the odd plum, then my setting spray, kabuki brush by Eco Tools, micellar water and essentials like scissors, tweezers and plasters. In the top draw there is all my jewellery, then in the second I have all my favourite lip glosses and then in the bottom I have my mascaras, liners and lash glue.  Underneath my dressing table I have a set of four draws, I have wanted something like this for ages and finally found these in Argos. I use them to store my skin care, make up palettes and things like pads and tampons, as there is not a lot of room for storage in my room so these are so handy! This is the part I don’t like the most so all advice accepted, on my wall I have a collage of Polaroid pictures which I printed using LALALAB (totally recommend), really want a picture to put on the wall before the window.. then I have my window ceil which you would of seen in above pictures too I have a number of photo frames with some of my favourites pictures in! Then theres my bed I really want to get some pretty pink or white bedding as I think the grey doesn’t go as much. The pink cushion is from Debenhams and the throw is from Primark.

If you want to order some Polaroid pictures then download the app LALALAB and use the code ‘PG4UMJDU’ and get £5 off you can use it as many times as you want!!  

Then there is my chest of draws which I am trying my best to keep as clutter free as possible! On here I just have my rose gold tray from Primark and in here I just keep all my The Body Shop skincare and my Chanel Perfume. Then I have a birch box which 1. looks nice and 2. is full of Yankee candle Tea Lights which I am yet to burn, just next to that I have ‘Festive Cocktail’ Yankee Candle burning I love this scent even though its Christmas opps. From Wilkinsons I have a Rose gold pen holder which holds two body mists my hair brush and my cotton pads. Lastly I just have a jar with all my change in just so its quick and easy if I ever need to grab change.  

There we go that is my room tour, wanted to keep it quite simple other wise I would be writing all day. If you want to see anything in depth then let me know in the comments i.e. make up collection or wardrobe tour.

Thank you so much for reading and following my blog, I have recently started an Instagram to coincide with my blog so I can advertise my posts so go ahead and follow @lethallashesx and my personal is @melissaljonesx.

Melissa

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July Monthly Favourites 

That's right I actually have some favourites this month! Happy Thursday hope you've all had a great July, other than suffering with the Florida blues I certainly have! 

This month I have to admit I have bought a lot of new things from clothes, food to make up so this post may be a little varied but I'll get started. 

Firstly I will start off with make up and Beauty favourites! 

Eco Tools- over the past few months I have been trying out numerous Eco Tools brushes and I have to admit they are some of the best brushes I have ever tried. They are also very affordable too! 

Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomade- I am so late jumping on the bus with this product I know. However I cannot fault it, it is making my brows look 10x better than usual and really helping to get a definite shape! 

The Body Shop Body Butter (vineyard peach)- I have been using this product before I apply my fake tan this month and I have honestly noticed a huge difference. My tan is going on my evenly and also lasting a lot long that it would without me using it! 

Primark Pore Strips- that's right primark! These strips are absolutely amazing they are only £1 and definitely the best ones I have ever tried they are definitely worth trying out! 

Pop bands- I had this recently in my Love Me Beauty box and I absolutely love it! It is a hair tie that doesn't leave a kink in your hair! Which works wonders for me as I have to sleep with my hair up. I totally recommend them! 

Dove Deodorant- This is a weird one (I think), I have always been a sure girl. However this one was on offer so I grabbed it quick on my way to work one day and keep it in work for a refresh through the day. I can honestly say it is the freshest smelling deodorant I have ever used! 

A bit of an odd beauty favourite I know, but I have been using these cotton pads from primark for about 3 months now and have got to say they are Fab!!! They're only 80p and they're the large ones so you can get more make up off with one!

For me nail varnish is a rare favourite just because I usually wear acrylics but totally amazed by Primark's Nail Varnish's. I work in retail so I am always using my hands the polish lasted a good 3 days without chipping!

Now it's time for my random favourites and there is quite a few this month! 

Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland- A YouTuber I have grow up watching! Recently Louise brought out a book and I am usually not one for YouTubers books but this one I just had to read! So glad I did too, it's on offer £5 in Tesco for the hard back and I read it in just under a week. Such a fantastic read and I am dying for the second one to come out! 

Storage draws- I have a tiny room so best keep dreaming about fitting Alex draws in them to store my make up in. So opted for something to go under my dressing table out of the way but still look tidy to keep all my bits in! These have been a godsend they fit my make up pallets in all my skin care too! They are from Argos £19.99. 

That's all for my monthly favourites this month let me know what you've been loving this month!

Check out my Instagram to see what I've been buying – @melissaljonesx

Melissa.

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Day Four – Florida Diary

Hello it’s been a while since day three so I’m sorry if you’re following. Our fourth day was what my boyfriend was most looking forward to as a toy story fan! Today was the day we visit Holly Wood studios. 

As you walk in you get that overwhelming feeling of “this isn’t real” the building are so tall and every detail is catered for a real life movie set! 


Today was HOT and we only had one fast pass for Toy Story Mania as was advised that the lines are alway long! This wasn’t until around 12ish so we had a bit of time to kill so we wondered for a little. 

Not being Star Wars fans we were sceptical of “star tours”. However this was definitely one of my favourite rides, in a nut shell it’s a simulator and you’re on a space ship and are battling the characters in star wars (sorry for the non Star Wars terms)! 

Next we went on The Great American movie ride, which i thought was interesting Callum however could of slept through the whole thing (ops). 

Fourth day in and we are yet to get the obligatory character pictures. So we queued to meet chip and dale, and then after Minnie and Mickey! 


Then it was time for us to play Toy Story Mania, which was fab! Only thing was I pulled my bar down to far so was squished the whole game! Unfortunately they don’t take your picture which I am glad of due to the concentration on my face 😂. 

With it being so hot we decided to call it a day at around 2 and headed back to the hotel for lunch and to chill by the pool! 


By now it was around 4 and we were getting hungry and wanted something other than hotel food so we headed to Disney Springs for some food! We decided on Planet Hollywood I wanted a burger tonight and opted for a chicken burger! 

Food finished and still ready to explore we headed off to Epcot to see what rides we could get on later on! 


First ride was spaceship earth, literally walked onto this ride Callum hated it but I found it ok! 

Next was Sorin! We loved this, don’t know if this was to do with the fact we had a group of girls next to us who didn’t stop screaming and we couldn’t help but laugh at them 😂. 

We then went on the little Mexican boat ride inside Mexico (duh) which was cute! 

Then we wondered into America and Callum couldn’t  help get himself a Turkey Leg! So got myself a slush! 

My sweet tooth was then wanted everything in sight so settled for a Crepe in Paris. Can tell you from going to Paris, they don’t taste similar 🙁

All fueled up we decided to book a fast pass for test track, other than having mentally challenged people that couldn’t follow instructions of sharing the ride was great fun! 

Always time to mess around with some display cars right?

That was our day over a very busy day at that we left Epcot around 9pm just as the fireworks were on just to miss the crowds at the bus stops! 


Thanks again for reading, sorry it’s been a long one! 

Melissa