Lulu, Ibiza and holiday beauty!


Hi there!

Hope you are well and enjoying the sunshine – it really seems to be improving bit by bit. Still a nip in the air though isn’t there! Come on summer, you can do it!! Haha!

It’s been a brilliant week: last Sunday I went to see Lulu at her London concert, which was so much fun and we all agreed, as a performer, she is still top of her game! What a stage presence and what a voice!! Beforehand myself, Claire, Jackie and significant others (well, not me as I don’t have one!) had a drink together at Radio Bar, a great little drinking hole on top of a hotel with stunning views. It was so much fun hanging out together!


The following day I flew to Ibiza where I stayed for five days. I love Ibiza and have visited many times. This time was not to party or dance on beaches, it was just to relax, unwind and enjoy time with friends. I got to spend time with my friend and colleague Chloe and her friends, and I also spent time with long-time friend James, who lives there. I even meet his mum Maggie and we had so much fun together, I haven’t laughed so much in ages! Sadly though, the weather was rather poor and we only had two days of sunshine whilst I was there but I sure made the best of them, and don’t tell Abi Cleeve or Ali Young but I didn’t take any sun breaks! I felt I had to be in it the whole time before it went! I was wearing Ultrasun SPF30 the whole time though – does that get me off the hook!?



On the subject of beauty, it was in my #Top3Beauty a couple of weeks ago but I must mention again Margaret Dabbs Foot Hygiene Cream – look at my feet in the pic, soft, fresh looking and no hard skin, even after wearing Birkenstocks for a few days – its brilliant stuff!


Another highlight of Ibiza was meeting ‘Chico’ a little Siamese cat that James’ household rescued. He was in a car accident and needed lots of care to get him back to health (although they were not able to save his eye). He is such a beautiful little creature; by the end of my visit I had grown really attached to him.


So, that’s it for this week, do leave me a comment by posting below. I always love hearing from you. And here with a holiday theme is my #Top3Beauty:

  1. Ultrasun Family 30 – this is my favourite product from the Ultrasun range; easy to use, no smell and gives me peace of mind that I can be in the sun all day with no worries!
  2. Decleor Aromessence Solaire – I use this throughout the day on holiday to give my skin moisture and to help it get a lovely bronze colour from my time in the sun. The smell always reminds me of holidays now!
  3. Josie Maran Infinity Oil – I adore Josie Maran products and this is my all-time favourite! On holiday I was using it on dry areas like elbows and feet and also to prevent my lips from getting dry and cracked in the sun. It’s also brilliant mixed with after sun for extra conditioning – I just love it!


Sending you big, big hugs



  1. Christine May 29, 2015 at 9:34 pm -  Reply

    Great blog as usual Craig. Always enjoy reading them. Wish I had half of your energy, always on the go and always with a smile xx

  2. Ellie Mitchell May 30, 2015 at 5:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi Craig! Love the blog as usual! Ibiza looked great but sorry to hear the weather wasn’t great. That cat looked so sweet! Bless him, glad he’s ok now.

    Love your 3 favourite products. I’ve love Ultra sun and have a few of them.

    Look forward to your next blog.

    Ellie xx

  3. Steve June 1, 2015 at 10:57 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig! Great blog! Sorry to hear weather wasnt too great in Ibiza. Looks like you still had a really nice time though.

    I’ll defo have to try that foot cream, looks really good and its great for the summer months.

    Bet it was great seeing Lulu! Shes got a great voice.

    Havent got any favourite products as havent bought any for a while but am definitely going to invest in the foot cream!

    Catch up soon.


  4. Melanie June 1, 2015 at 11:01 am -  Reply

    Hiya Craig! How are you? Aaaah that cat just looks soooo adorable. Bet you were sad to say goodbye. Sorry big cat fan here lol. I’ve got 3 of my own and I just love them.

    Holiday looks like fun! Bit of a shame about the weather.

    My 3 fav products at the mo are SBC Arnica Gel, find it really helps with scars etc, Josie Moran Tanning skin wash (Amazing! I love it!) and also my all time fav Ultra Sun (spf 30) which I always carry around with me for high hopes of the sun!

    Always love your blogs and love watching you on TV, you always make me smile.


    Mel xxx

  5. Craig Rowe June 5, 2015 at 10:25 am -  Reply

    Hi Christine! Many thanks for your comment. Lovely to hear that you enjoy my blogs. That’s always nice to hear. Hope you have a great weekend.

    Craig x

  6. Craig rowe June 5, 2015 at 10:28 am -  Reply

    Hi Ellie, Thanks for your comment and great to hear you liked the blog.

    Thanks, I really enjoyed the holiday and miss the cat already!

    Nice to hear you like Ultra Sun too. Definitely a product we can rely on.

    Stay in touch.

    Craig x

  7. Craig Rowe June 5, 2015 at 10:33 am -  Reply

    Hi Steve. Great to hear from you again. Thanks, really enjoyed the break.

    I would definitely recommend Margaret Dabbs Foot Cream! If you decide to get it, let me know what you think.

    I must say Lulu was amazing! Really enjoyed it.

    Have a great weekend.


  8. Craig Rowe June 5, 2015 at 10:37 am -  Reply

    Hey Mel! Great to hear from you again.

    What’s your cats names? Bet they are adorable.

    Love your top 3 products. Also all on my favourites list!

    Thanks for your lovely comment. Glad you enjoy my blogs. Take care and have a great weekend.

    Craig xx

  9. Mel June 11, 2015 at 10:37 am -  Reply

    Hi Craig! Thanks so much for your message! My cats are called Polly, Anna and Jasper. They are my babies :-). Thanks and have a great weekend! Looking forward to your next blog xx

  10. Sandra King June 12, 2015 at 7:27 am -  Reply

    My 3 favourites are: Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, Molton Brown and mini pedi ……loving your blog, very busy life!

  11. martin forbes June 14, 2015 at 10:04 am -  Reply

    hi craig how are you iam well hope you are first time i think writing on your blog just enjoying a lazy weeks holiday from work doing nothing back tomorrow unfortunately never mind back tomorrow look forward to next one.
    nevr mind july 25th xmas in july ilook forward to thata nd then xmas countdown begins qvc

  12. Amy Dwyer June 15, 2015 at 12:26 pm -  Reply

    HI Craig,

    Such a shame weather in Ibiza wasn’t as sunny as you had hoped, don’t feel bad about not taking sun breaks, I would have done exactly the same thing, at least you wore a good SPF!

    That foot cream sounds amazing! I may need to invest, I am heading off to Marbs soon and really want to get my feet holiday ready!

    Love reading all your recommendations! Looking forward to the next blog!


  13. Craig Rowe June 16, 2015 at 10:03 am -  Reply

    Hi Sandra, Thanks so much for your message! Love your 3 top products! I’m a bit Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish fan myself!

    Thanks so much. Yep, always lots going on!

    Take care and have a great week.

    Craig xx

  14. Craig Rowe June 16, 2015 at 10:21 am -  Reply

    Hi Martin! Thanks for your first message on my blog! Really appreciate it. Hope you’ve had a good relaxing break. The year is flying by isnt it? You’re right, the Xmas countdown will be starting before we know it!

    New blog coming out soon so hope you get the chance to check it out and leave a message.

    Have a great week.


  15. Craig Rowe June 16, 2015 at 10:22 am -  Reply

    Hi again Mel! Thanks for your reply. Absolute love the cats names! Bet they are so cute.

    Catch up soon.


  16. Craig Rowe June 18, 2015 at 7:05 am -  Reply

    Hey Amy! Great to hear from you again. Thanks about my hols, and yes shame about the weather but still nice to have a break. Yes it was hard to tear myself away from the little sun we had but like you said atleast I was protected with my Ultra Sun!

    I would definitely recommend the Margaret Dabbs Foot Cream! It really makes such a difference, on how they look and feel. Perfect for your upcoming trip to Marbs!

    Have a fantastic time and pop into my blog to let me know how it was!

    New blog is up now! Thanks 4 all your kind words.

    Craig xx

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