Since I moved to Singapore in April last year with my fiancé pictured above, I promised myself I would review my travels on my blog as a way of remembering all the good times whilst recommending places that deserve truly amazing feedback. Of all the destinations I've been lucky enough to travel to recently, a standout resort I've been to has to be The Danna in Langkawi, Malaysia.

Booked as a last minute break, I wasn't sure what to expect from this stay as I'd never visited Langkawi before and I hadn't seen any reviews for the resort but for a 5-star break at the end of September and for the price we paid, it all seemed very reasonable. At risk of sounding like I'm exaggerating, I can definitely say this stay was incredible from beginning to end. The service, the food, the pool, the delicious afternoon tea, the staff and the facilities were all amazing and the place itself is totally relaxing too. In fact, it was that nice I'm embarrassed to say we didn't actually leave the resort and we felt as though if this had been our honeymoon destination, we would have been leaving as very happy guests!

Here's a snapshot of the hotel and facilities and if you ever get the chance to visit The Danna, you definitely should make it happen! 

The Infinity Pool...we seriously wanted to live here after seeing the pool overlooking the sea!  


The view from the room...


Beautiful double bathroom with gorgeous features...


The spacious double room...


The back of the hotel from the pool...dreamy!


Poolside reading...I'd recommend this book and the ice cream ;)


When room service arrived, the lovely staff set up a table as if we were in the restaurant downstairs...such amazing service! It was me who happened to have the burger and it was SO good.


The morning light and peaceful corridors...


The breakfast buffet each morning was spectacular and there are so many options to choose from, it's safe to say we ate pastries everyday, but it's hard to resist right?


Looking out to sea...the beach was just beyond the hotel so you have the option to dine there too or laze around in a hammock if you wish!


The dreamy afternoon tea even managed to impress the fiancé who isn't usually a fan of afternoon tea due to the small portions, but he loved it!


Chasing the beautiful sunsets...


Looking burnt to a crisp but enjoying myself in a hammock...


Another view from the room, how beautiful are all those colours?


The hotel also had lots of quiet places to relax and I would definitely recommend going in September time as I imagine the resort gets hectic at peak times of the year...

It's also worth noting that the resort is definitely family friendly although we went as a couple. Thers also full spa facilities, entertainment and amazing restaurants serving up different cuisines so there's lots to keep everyone busy. 
Thank you to the amazing staff at The Danna for such an incredible stay, it was perfect from the moment we arrived and we hope to visit again soon! It's also worth mentioning that this post is in no way sponsored, we simply had a great time, paid for everything and would do so again too! 

Let me know if you've enjoyed this post as I may do more travel posts if they are of interest! 

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It’s been a while since I’ve used a beauty product and felt really excited it, but that’s recently changed. When Trinny Woodall announced that she would be launching a new beauty brand called Trinny London, I knew I had to keep my eyes peeled on the launch and The Stack concept is just genius. Here it is....

If you're yet to hear about The Stack, it's a clever clickable stack of makeup and skincare products that are completely matched to your hair colour, eye colour and skin tone, so you only invest in products that work best for you and your individual colourings, so there's less of a risk that it won't be right for you once you give it a try at home. 


Once I'd entered in all my details in the Match2Me section, the Trinny London website suggested I should try the following products...


- Golden Glow in Jensta
- Just A Touch in Zandy
- Lip2Cheek in Freddie
- Eye2Eye in Fortune 


When The Stack arrives, it’s beautifully packaged and each of the pots arrives individually wrapped and you can then click them together so essentially The Stack is your new makeup bag. If you’re always on-the-go and don't want to carry a full makeup bag, this is the ideal solution.

The Match2Me process is all done through the www.trinnylondon.com website and Trinny and her team have created plenty of video content, showing many different women trying out the products, so you know how they look on and what to expect before you buy. I found this process really simple and after entering information on my eye colour, hair colour and skin tone, the website will recommend products including base makeup, blusher, bronzer, contouring products, lipsticks, eyeshadows…the list is endless! 

I really liked all the options and choices given to me which is an issue for the bank balance, but it's a really fun way to try out some colours and products you’ve never experimented with before. 


I’m forever doing my makeup in the car, or a quick touch up here and there so this cream based, blendable product is amazing as it’s fuss-free and doesn’t require loads of brushes. If you prefer to use brushes you still can, I suppose it's much easier without. 

I’m absolutely delighted with the products I’ve chosen so far and I’m sure I’ll be adding to my stack very soon. I particularly love the Zandy Just a Touch Foundation/Concealer as it’s super easy to apply and is really good coverage, the bronzer gives my skin a really nice glow, the eyeshadow has a deep metallic finish which is great for day or night and the lip2cheek is a great multi-use product with a matte finish, giving a pop of colour in an instant if my skin is feeling a little dull. 

I’m only disappointed I didn’t purchase the BFF Cream which is moisturising, has sun protection and gives an overall glow so that’s the next product on my list! 

I always like to balance out my reviews with any negatives but I honestly can’t fault the products or service at all. I ordered to Singapore and even the delivery was great, everything arrived within 2-3 days so you can't get better than that. 


Have you tried the Trinny London range yet? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below...

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When you aren't quite feeling on top form and you fear you're losing your mojo for whatever reason, it's always good to remind yourself of the things that make you happy and beam from ear to ear! 

On a personal note, moving from the UK to Singapore which is 15 hours away has really tested my happiness levels as of late, but now things have become easier it's good to recognise those things that never fail to make me smile! So here's a few things that make me happy...can you relate to them?

1. Flowers! 

You may wonder why this post is scattered with images of a bold and beautiful bouquet of happiness-inducing sunflowers! That is because the wonderful team at A Better Florist very kindly sent me The Ayla Bouquet which you can find here and they certainly perked me up the day I received them! 

Sunflowers have got to be the happiest flowers out there and when they we're delivered with a cute striped ribbon, a gift card which said 'you just got bloomed' and a shabby chic canvas bag, I felt very spoilt indeed! Buying flowers on a regular basis is something I've done for a while now as it really has that homely feel-good factor so I'll definitely be ordering from A Better Florist again soon, whether I'm treating a friend or myself!


2. Exercise 

When I initially moved over to Singapore I was working for a fitness company, so that was a great distraction from feeling homesick from time to time and enabled me to keep fit and healthy! I'm one of those (annoying) people that finds my energy from nowhere and I've always loved working out, although it takes some forcing to workout when it's so humid here! I've got back into my running recently which I'm loving again and I've also started Hot Yoga, so I definitely think shaking up my exercise regime has helped to put a spring in my step and made me a happier person to be around!


3. Meeting New People 

As daunting as it may sometimes seem, I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know people from different countries, working in different industries as well as people of different age groups. Moving away is always going to knock your confidence as you can no longer see your best friends as you would on a regular basis, but it's a happy feeling when you make time to have a coffee with someone or spark up some conversation and find you really connect with someone. I'm definitely guilty of it, but I hate spending so much time on my laptop and phone so it's nice to make the time and effort to speak to people face-to-face! 


4. Seeing more of the world 

I've been lucky enough to do a little more travelling recently and that I am truly happy about and grateful for too! It's easy to commit yourself to work, work, work all the time but if you can find the time, it's healthy to have a change of scenery and do some exploring. I generally think having a break every once in a while (if possible) allows me to reset and helps to make me a happier person to be around, which is a blessing for my nearest and dearest! My fiancé and I have also spent some quality time together, ticking a few things off our bucket list but there's many more adventures to be had yet!


5. Health 

When I think about what I'm most happy about, health is always something I take for granted and forget. You can read some truly awful things sometimes or hear some bad news from a friend and it really is worth remembering that life is short, so you should always choose happiness in all that you do! Sometimes my head will rule over what my heart is really telling me to do but the biggest life lesson I've learned recently (sorry to sound preachy!), is that you can worry a million times over but happiness will always rule and things always figure themselves out in the end! 

I hope you've enjoyed this post and let me know if you can relate to any of the things that make me happy? 
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I'll start by saying how much I love these photos taken by Foundation Photos. The plants, trees and flowers in my local area are just insanely pretty and I'm always finding colourful new spots for shooting which I'm very much enjoying at the moment. 

This outfit was very much thrown together and this amazing skirt by Boohoo on Asos was an impulse buy but sometimes those kind of outfits are the best. It has a super high waist which is elasticated and huge Spanish ruffles! Sometimes you need a pick-me-up outfit to boost your confidence and this is the perfect look for me. A simple top, statement skirt and a powerful lip which is the shade Orange by Bobbi Brown - probably one of the lipsticks I wear the most. 


I've teamed this skirt with a simple black top and tasseled earrings from Asos but it could be dressed down a lot more with converse, a fedora hat and a plain white tee knotted at the waist. 


If you're obsessed with tassel earrings like me and they are your go-to summer accessory right now, make sure you take a look at my new online boutique over on Depop, where I'm selling a selection of bohemian-inspired jewellery by Australian brand Isle & Tribe. There's some beautiful necklaces and earrings galore which will instantly add an edge to your summer looks and they're an essential for festivals and holidays too. You can follow my online shop here.


Skirt - Boohoo at Asos / Top - F&F Clothing (Past Season) / Earrings - Asos / Sandals - River Island 






I'd love to know your thoughts on this señorita-esque skirt so let me know your thoughts below!
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