Sunday, 22 June 2014


It's been a while since I have written a post but if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, I'm sure you will have seen I was in Florida for two weeks.

It was my first time in Florida and I loved it!! We stayed in a hotel on International Drive in Orlando which was really central for Universal Studio's and Sea World. I'm not crazy about theme parks, (but I'm basing this on a visit to the Pleasure Beach in Blackpool many years ago) so I was pleasantly surprised when I released I actually quite liked the ones I visited in Orlando. Even if you don't like theme parks there is something  for everyone. We managed to cram in so much in two weeks. Check out what I got upto........

Visited Universal Studios
Cable car ride at Bush Gardens
Got eaten by Jaws
Drank too many cocktails
Visited Wild Florida
Visited Downtown Orlando
and found a Farmers Market
Had a day at St Pete's Beach
Watched the Shamu Show at Sea World
Went on an air boat ride to see some alligators 

Went to Harry Potter Land at Islands of Adventure
Went to Harry Potter Land at Islands of Adventure
Ate too much food
Did lots of shopping

My absolute favorite thing to do in Orlando was of course shopping! There were two Malls both about a 10 minute drive from International Drive and a Premier Shopping Outlet at either end of International Drive. Although the Malls were good, the Outlets were better value and that is where I picked up most of my bargains. You can find shops such as DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria's Secret, Kate Spade, Calvin Klein, Macy's, Forever 21, Michael Kors and Prada (I could go on forever).

I had a few things in mind that I wanted to purchase, a new handbag and a pair of Converse. Of course I came back with a lot more. I purchased my bag from Kate Spade and was really surprised when a lot of people I spoke to (back home) had not heard of the brand. Anyway, I love my bag and I'm sure Kate Spade is going to be huge this year and my bag is an investment buy (although my boyfriend says he can not understand how a handbag is an investment).  Want to see what I bought...........

I also picked up some American brands to giveaway to one of my lovely readers so make sure you enter below for a chance to win:

1 x Victoria's Secret Fragrance Mist in Coconut Passion
1 x Covergirl Mascara and Eye Pencil
1 x Wet n Wild Eye Shadow Pallet in Walking on Eggshells

Giveaway Rules
You must follow my blog via GFC or Bloglovin 
You must be over 16 years old
Giveaway will run from today until midnight on 13th July 2014
Giveaway open to UK Residents only.
Winner will be contacted within 48 hours of giveaway ending via email and if no response, another winner will be chosen. 

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  1. Replies
    1. She's a beauty right? Can't wait to use it! x

  2. Omg this bag is a dream!!! Love the colours! Glad u enjoyed it :)

    1. Thanks Eilidh. You were right I loved Florida. xx

  3. Thanks for a great giveaway x

  4. Lovely products and your holiday looked fantastic

  5. So jealous of your trip to Florida! Looks like you had a fab time!

  6. I am sat here feeling very envious of Florida trips but grateful of amazing giveaways! ;-)

  7. Florida is amazing. Unfortunately can't go any more because my feet don't like the hot weather (not a pity post btw) but we had fun when I could go. Looks as much fun as it did when I went. Good luck to everyone and thank you for such a lovely give away. :)

  8. Good luck all. Thanks for entering and commenting. x

  9. Lovely pictures, that must have been a fantastic holiday. Fingers crossed to win the Victoria's Secret Fragrance Mist in Coconut Passion. Thanks for the giveaway

  10. Looks like you had an awesome time! Can't wait for the day I get to go to Florida

  11. Your Florida pictures remind me of many happy holidays there

  12. This has got me so excited for my trip to Florida later in the year!! :) Great photographs and it looks like you had lots of fun!

    Ellis - Ellis Tuesday

  13. Love the smell of coconut so the perfume is perfect for me.

  14. I went to Florida as a kid I can't wait to go with my babies

  15. Lovely giveaway and great Florida pics x

  16. Lovely giveaway and great Florida pictures

  17. Ive heard that the Victoria Secrets sprays were lovely, would be nice to try one!

  18. Great Giveaway thanks :) Natalie Gillham x

  19. Nothing better than a bit of holiday shopping! You look like you had a great time xx

  20. The eyeshadow pallet looks lovely. I would love to go to Florida one day especially for the shopping.
    (sam fernley)

  21. The fragrance mist sounds lovely!