The Trials and Tribulations of Saving

Since making the wild and wacky decision to go travelling at some point next year. Me and my beloved and decided that we are going to frantically save until that time comes. So far we have cancelled our subscription to SKY, and we have switched Energy Providers (N Power to Scottish Power, due to N Power’s outrageous 10.4% increase).

I’m trying to think of ways which I can save more money… I’m willing to do just about anything. I’ll eBay my belongings (along with some of Ryan’s belongings), I will forever shop at Aldi and Lidl and stay away from Marks and Spencer and Sainsburys.

Keep your eyes peeled for some of my items coming up on my eBay account – lucindagormley10

You never know… my trash could be your treasure.

Excited…

Will certainly reveal more later…

2014 plans

If you have previously read my blog you will know that I have always wanted to go travelling and it looks like those dreams may come true next year. We have been talking and talking, flicking through holiday catalogues and browsing the web for travelling ideas and we have FINALLY sort of decided a route.

Me and Ryan have decided to go travelling next year around April/May time… 1 because it is low season (accorrding to the travel agent) and also because it’s something which we both desperately want to do.

Our route which we are planning to go is…

London >  Las Vegas > Los Angeles > Rarotonga > Fiji > Whitsunday Islands > French Polynesia > Auckland > Christchurch > Melbourne > Brisbane > Singapore > Ho Chi Minh City > Phuket > London

And there we have it. Our itinerary!

I have no qualms with backpacking and roughing it slightly, surely that is part of the experience?! I really just want to see the world in all its beauty, regardless of whether I have washed my hair or not.

We are thinking of buying our flight tickets at christmas, this way we can’t put anything off because I am obviously the Queen of that.

That’s the idea anyway, it’s probably just best to see what happens.

I don’t need anti-aging creams – I’m only 22

Beauty experts say “you’re never too young to start anti-aging”… being frank I always thought that this was complete and utter crap – turns out I was wrong.

I recently invested in Clarins Double Serum for anti-aging. I would never EVER spend this amount of money on a face cream, £50 and over is a preposterous amount of money to spend on a single skin care product Рbut I must admit I am a complete Clarins addict.

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Since 1st January 2013 I made a vow to myself that I would look after my skin…

Rule 1 – ALWAYS take my make up off at night before bed
Rule 2 – Exfoliate
Rule 3- Moisturize

So far I’m doing pretty well with this routine, depending on how many wines I have had on a Saturday night.

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My skin is neither here nor there; sometimes it is oily and sometimes it is dry, so I needed something that will try to balance everything out.

Clarins Double Serum is more than a serum, after only 1 weeks use I have seen the difference in my skin already. It’s firmer, my complexion is looks great (if I don’t say so myself), I don’t have any wrinkles yet, but there are no wrinkles to be seen!

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I will be heartbroken the day my serum runs out, but I know for a fact that I will be running to grab some more.

Tips and tricks: If you are interested in buying this product I would head to Escentual online where you can snap it up for £44, a brilliant bargain OR you can head to Clarins directly to view this product at this link.

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Underwater Swimming

My boyfriend is a complete geek. When he first pulled out this Go Pro camera thing, I thought how the hell can that be any good?! Its no bigger than a Tamagotchi!! and then I saw this head strap and thought.. Woah, slightly too far. Turns out the Go Pro is the best camera ever. Look at the quality of the images, it is like you are actually there. Believe me, I wish I still was.

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Go Pro images really are the best

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White sands and clear seas

Never in my life have I been to such a idyllic setting. Through my teen years I always went on holiday in Europe, don’t get me wrong they are great! But now I have had my eyes opened to the Caribbean… and I will certainly be returning. Cuba is perfect, it has the right amount of culture and the right amount of relaxation to make it a perfect holiday destination. I would recommend it to anybody who fancied going.

White sands and clear seas

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Sunset Beach

You don’t see these Sunsets in Derby…