Austen and I are back from our hols in Gran Canaria and it was super-duper! The sun was hot, the sangria flowed, the sea was incredible, the sand was crazy (we walked across sand dunes at the back of our hotel) and we had a good old giggle.
We stayed in the most magnificent hotel: the Riu Palace Maspalomas. We enjoyed a breath-taking view from our hotel room and the whole time the service from each and every single member of staff was exemplary. Just what we needed.
The Gatineau worked well for Austen in terms of really reducing his prickly heat on his arms and legs, it wasn’t as fierce as it was in previous years where we’ve never used a product like this before. It was deliciously cool and soothing as an aftersun too. We sprayed our Ultrasun every day and also I loved the smell of the UV Hair Protector spray on me: a gentle hair fragrance and protector all-in-one.
Here’s me in my Danni Minogue Holster sandals which were my poolside buddies for half the week, the other half of the week I wore my Betula Birkenstocks – getting wet didn’t phase them, and they dried so quickly in the sun and the comfort never waned.
Here’s me in my fave Ronni Nicole maxi dress – a real headturner at dinner on Friday night.
And after dinner and entertainment in the lounge, we’d have a final drink on the balcony listening to some classical music on our Bose soundlink mini.
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When we got back we tootled off to what was my first EVER festival. I’m not much of a camper – I always get cramp after being cooped up in a tent.
So we did the Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park in London – rapper, newly wed (to Kim Kardashian) and new dad, Kanye West was headlining and you might have heard that he got jeered and booed after he did a 20 minute rant in the middle of his set. It was quite funny.
We had a busy old day: it was hot, the music was piercingly loud (ouch! I almost wished I packed some earplugs, but that would have defeated the object! Lol!). I have to say it was a bit surreal spending the night dancing away with Alesha Dixon and her hubby + friends, and we also spotted super-sexy super model Jourdan Dunn and TV Presenter Jameela Jamil, sporting a yellow Lulu Guinness Pollyanna handbag which you can see here
Gotta admit that festivals are definitely for the young ones in my opinion – standing for most of the day took its toll on my feet. A couple of nights later I had a lush long hot bath with some SBC Propolis bath gel! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Here are some of my Wireless Festival pics.
So I’m back on Friday with an amazing Ecoegg TSV and also some Kim & Co outlet shows (meaning some great discounts!!!), and then on Monday I’m excited to be doing my first show with Antthony. If there’s any left by the time we get to it, we’ll be showing you his TSV.
One last word RE. my holiday skincare – I took the Elemis 7-Piece Women’s Ultimate Traveller collection on my hols so I could keep on top of my skin regime – plus these bottles were more than enough in the way of supplies for the whole week. A real winner – and worth getting or trying if you haven’t done so already.
They’ve got a superb TSV on Saturday so make sure you tune in. I use everything in this set and – OMG – each and every product is stunning. There’s a FULL SIZE Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm it in *squeals* Here’s Will finding out all about it from Keeley!
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Using Elemis as part of my daily skincare regime has hugely improved the look and feel of my skin. I swear by these products so make sure you tune in for that Today’s Special Value deal.
See you soon…Toodle-pip and let me know where you’ve been or where you’re off to on hols this year!!
Where you’ll find me on QVC…
Friday 11th July
2pm – Kim and Co Outlet
4pm – Household Helpers (feat Ecoegg TSV)
Sunday 13th July
8pm – Relax Master
9pm – Kim & Co Outlet
11pm – Yankee Candles
Monday 14th July
6pm Antthony Fashion Designs
8pm – Casual & Co
Friday 18th July
9am – The Morning Show (me and Craig Rowe)
10am – The Real Pie Company
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