How to Plan Your Own Health-Focused Holiday

Even though it is already September who wouldn’t want to go on a lovely and relaxing holiday? I want one even more now that I am watching The Durrells and enjoying their life on Corfu which is why it was a perfect time for this collaboration on how to plan a health focused holiday, because, let’s face it, we all could do with one.

3 Options For a Health-Focused Holiday

Holidays are traditionally times when individuals focus on destressing, detoxing, and
recharging for another year at work, giving them ample time to relax and reap the rewards of their hard work throughout the year. However, the new fashion for health-focused holidays puts these benefits at the forefront of their ideology, leaving holiday-goers feeling fitter, healthier, and mentally and emotionally strong.


Fitness and sports have long been fashionable options for those interested in keeping fit on holiday, with many different organised tours and independent travel options available to
those who want to combine their holiday with staying healthy. Playing sports and performing fitness activities enables people to prevent fatal illnesses such as heart disease and stroke, improves your muscle and bone strength and the working or your organs, and can even help your brain functions.
One of the most popular options for sporting

AW19 Eye Shadow Palettes: Victoria Beckham, Charlotte Tilbury, Pat McGrath, Urban Decay and Anastasia

Let’s take a look at the new eye shadows launches, shall we?

First of all, the most exciting news –  Victoria Beckham launched  her Beauty line. So far, there are only eye makeup products but VB will bring out lips and face ones gradually.

Shown above are the Smoky Eye Bricks (£48 each)  which are described as Satin Matte Eyeshadows. There are four shades to chose from: Signature, Tuxedo, Royal and Tweed. And, while I was contemplating which one to get, Signature or Tweed, they were sold out. Don’t worry though, as they will be back in stock September 23rd. However, I did manage to get a Satin Kajal Liner in Bordeaux (£20) and Lid Lustre in Mink (£28).

You can buy it from her website.

Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eyes to Hypnotise Instant Eye Palette, £60 from Nordstrom, Cult Beauty and Net A Porter.

Charlotte is a genius when it comes to advertising and marketing. She knows how to make people want her products. She just launched her third Christmas palette, and made it available only for a day in September.  But it is coming back, along with other products, in October.

If you are not familiar with her Christmas palettes, they are divided into four looks, and this time they are:  Happy Glow (gold and caramel), Love Glow (pinks),  Dream Glow (greens) and Seduce Glow ( festive shimmers and black).

Here is a photo of her previous two palettes, so that it gives you a better idea.

Pat McGrath Mothership VI: Midnight Sun, £115 from the website/$125  from Sephora

Pat McGrath eye shadows look incredible luxurious, and come with an according price tag. While I have not tried them myself personally yet, I have heard nothing but praises. Here is the newest drop. And if you are in the mood to spend £115 on a makeup item, it looks very promising. Or you could always ask Father Christmas, you know?

Urban Decay Naked Honey Eye Shadows Palette, £42 from UD/ $49 from Sephora

Just when you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to the cult Urban Decay Naked palettes, they bring  out another one. This time, as the name suggests, 12 golden honey-inspired hues: gold, amber, brown in different finishes.

What do you think? Which is your favourite one? While I personally have only 2 Naked Palettes, I am still considering this one.  

Finally, there is Anastsia Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol 1, £68 Cult Beauty, Nordstrom and  Sephora.

Norvina Palette, very unexpectedly, became one of my favourite palettes of all time, so I am very excited about this pigments palette, it looks incredible! There are 25 deluxe-sized shades which is such a great value for money, I think, considering the amount of shades you get and the exceptional quality of the brand’s eye shadows. This is limited edition, unfortunately, so don’t miss this gem.

By the way, if you want to know more abut the new releases follow my Facebook page, as I post there some news which I do not post on the website.

Hourglass Ghost Christmas 2019 Makeup Collection

Here is a preview of the incredible Hourglass Ghost Christmas 2019 makeup launch.

First of all, the highly anticipated new  annual release of their Ambient palette. This time it comes in a translucent and metallic silver finish packaging. And there is not just one palette but other gorgeous items. Makeup lovers dream came true. Just look at this collection!

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit GHOST (£75/$80).  Features three best selling shades: Dim Light, finishing powder, Diffused Light, finishing powder and Iridescent Strobe Light, highlighter. As well, as three brand new:

  • Eternal Bronze Light, bronzer
  • Iridescent Rose, blush
  • Sublime Flush, blush

Ambient Lighting Blush Quad, $58 features Brilliant Nude and  3 news shades Surreal Effect, Lucid Glow  and  Infinite Flush

Confession Refillable Lipstick Duo Ghost, available in two sets, each is $36

AW19 Foundations: Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury, Pat McGrath, Anastasia, Clarins and Kevyn Aucoin

Autumn is the time to be browsing  foundations, as so many brands are bringing new  ones out. So here are just a few that caught my attention. And it’s  incredible how brands now do such a wide variety of shades, and some even demonstrate all shades applied.

Chanel Ultra Le Teint Velvet, £37. Comes in 15 shades.

“Longwearing foundation that naturally smoothes and evens out the complexion. Its blurring effect erases all imperfections and ensures makeup with a matte velvet finish.
Ultra-light, ultra-matte and ultra-natural, it instantly becomes one with the skin for a flawless complexion all day long”.

Chanel is available from NordstormSaks, Neiman Marcus, Selfridges and  Harrods.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Foundation, £34, There are 44 shades to choose from, and there is a before and after for each shade.

“Helps to achieve a smooth, natural look. Featuring a

Makeup4all Recommends: R+Co Dallas Thickening Shampoo

In this day and age, when we have such an overwhelming amount of products to choose from, I personally love knowing the story behind the brand, something about the founders and the values of the company.

This is why I was very interested in the R+CO after I’ve listened to the Fat Mascara podcast with Garren, one of the co-founders.  Obviously, I knew who he was but it was incredible to listen to such a great interview. I would encourage you  to listen,as well. But, in a nutshell, R+Co was founded by three renowned  hair stylists, so it was obvious that the range would be out-of-this-world-amazing.

I’ve decided to start with Dallas Thickening Shampoo. But as I was writing this feature, it came to my attention that it is now Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo. Not sure if it is still the exact same shampoo.

Spoiler alert! I absolutely love everything about this shampoo.

The quirky packaging. All R+Co products have cool and outstanding design.

The scent. It is to die for. I mean it.  They have this Dark Waves fragrance (which you can also buy as a hair perfume) which