My Weekend in Rome, Italy

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Our lovely weekend in Rome, Italy

Rome, Italy

So this weekend I ticked off one of my ‘bucket list’ locations. Rome, Italy! The history, the culture, the food and the country has captivated me and Rome did not disappoint. The 4 day break allowed us to see all of the wonderful landmarks and eat and drink the best food and wine.

My Top 5 Places & Things To Do In Rome

  1. Piazza Navona
  2. Colosseum
  3. Roman Forum/Palatine Hill
  4. Trevi Fountain (Piazza di Trevi)
  5. Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)
Sam in Piazza Navona: beautiful market square. My favourite place in Rome.

Sam in Piazza Navona:, Rome’s beautiful market square. Easily my favourite place in Rome. It has an amazing atmosphere with beautiful fountains and great places to eat and drink and grab lots of gelato ice cream.

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  1. Piazza Navona reminded me of Covent Garden for its hustle and bustle like atmosphere. We ate at different restaurants and bars around the market square and its great for getting a cappuccino mid morning or picking up a gelato ice cream. My favourite was the pizza and bottle of wine in the evenings.

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2) The Colosseum is well worth the wait  and doesn’t disappoint , but if you get the opportunity to queue jump it is worth paying the extra money. I would strongly recommend a tour guide otherwise you could end up aimlessly walking through not knowing what you are looking at!

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3. Roman Forum & Palatine Hill – was part of the Colosseum ticket deal that we purchased and again I would recommend visiting both these landmarks with a tour guide as they out it ‘you are just staring at a bunch of crumbling ruins’ !!!img_4397

4. Trevi Fountain, this was hugely popular and you couldn’t move for tourists, cameras, selfie sticks and tour guides crammed into was is a very small area. However we managed to locate a more quieter area around to the side of the fountain. I’m not sure my pictures do the fountain any justice, but I would strongly recommend a visit.

img_4389img_43945. Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) this is another tourist landmark that I was advised not to bother visiting in advance of our trip to Rome however, it should be worth noting that for anyone who, like me, loves their shopping this landmark sits in the heart of the capitals best shops. from Gucci, Chanel, Longchamp, Tiffany, Hugo Boss and many many more this is a ideal day visit to see the shops and turn down small side streets for a coffee and sit down.

Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)

Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna)

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img_4470Italy was the best weekend, I would highly recommend to anyone who has wanted to go to Italy to book sooner rather than later as there is always an excuse not to do something and always remember……

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Lots of love

Carrie x x x

 

 

 

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Shiny conditioned hair…

IMG_0266I wanted to share this special conditioning shine boosting spray! I discovered this only this week (I know I’m a bit behind). I use straighteners a lot and always want my hair to maintain a nice healthy shine, if you spray this on damp hair and brush through it not only conditions your hair but makes it smell delicious too! I bought this product in Asda when the Aussie range was on  offer (3 for £10) I bought this and 2x bottle of Aussie Volume Shampoo – I swear by their products!

Little Tip –  After styling or straightening, spritz some Aussie Conditioning Spray into the palm or your hand and smooth over your hair. it sorts out those strays and flyways in an instant and gives your hair a lovely shine.

Do you use Aussie hair products? What do you think of them?

Carrie

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Urban Decay: Naked2

After being offered a new job this week, I promised to treat myself to a little something.. Now I know I’m a tad late on this, but I chose to purchase the incredibly popular Urban Decay Naked2 palette. I read a review that the Naked2 palette is suited for blue eyes and they were spot on! It contains plenty of golds, taupes, and shimmery greys all ideal for enhancing anyone with baby blues eyes!

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Naked2 Urban Decay: Boxed Up

Contained within this rather attractive box is also a weeks worth of sample eyeshadow primer, a little extra given by Urban Decay….nice!
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Colours (as pictured above, listed from top to bottom)

  1.  Foxy
  2. Half Baked
  3. Bootycall
  4. Chopper
  5. Tease
  6. Snakebite
  7. Suspect
  8. Pistol
  9. Verve
  10. YDK
  11. Busted
  12. Blackout

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At £38 its one of the pricier palette’s on the market however the quality is right up there and comes with an amazing Urban Decay eyeshadow Brush!

Get yours here http://www.urbandecay.co.uk/naked/naked-palettes/naked2

 

Inspirational Blogger Award

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Thank you to the very lovely Victoriaslittleblog for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. This is such a clever way to extend your profile in the blogging community and I am more than chuffed to have received this nomination! Thank you!

Ok, so here goes…

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you            (done this above)
  • List the rules and display the award                   (here & also above)
  • Share seven facts about yourself                         (see below)
  • Nominate other amazing blogs and comment on their blog to let them know you nominated them.                                                           (see below)

7 Facts About Me

  1. I have a Masters Degree in Personnel & Development (aka Human Resources) & I  work full time in a busy HR Department
  2. I have been a fully qualified Nail Technician for over 7 years and I love everything nail related!
  3. I’m a girlie that loves her footie & support my local team at home & away games!
  4. My favourite high street store is River Island, followed by Zara, Next, H&M and Primark (ok maybe I have more than 1 favourite)
  5. My 3 items of makeup up I couldn’t live without are; my MAC NC20 Foundation, Collection 2000 Extreme Eyeliner, Benefit Boi-ing Concealer.
  6. I have naturally wavy hair so I couldn’t live without my GHD Straighteners if I was stranded on a desert island electricity is a must.
  7. Blogging is my new hobby and I am hooked! Hopefully I will be brave enough to post my first vlog/YouTube upload soon (although I hate hearing my voice back…but doesn’t everyone!?)

Finally my fellow bloggers that I NOMINATE are…

Mimi’s Beauty

Jade Amber’s Blog

Lucy Cowlin

Laura Louise Beauty Blog

5 Wardrobe Must Haves for the Office

We all have those “I don’t have anything to wear” moments and theres nothing worse when this happens when you are rushing off to work… with this in mind I wanted to share with you all my five key wardrobe ‘must haves’ that you can rely on to get you into the office looking fabulous!

1) Black Blazer

I swear that every girl should invest in  a decent black blazer. It’s one of the most versatile items in the wardrobe as you can dress it up (teamed with a shift dress) or dress it down (with a pair of flats & skinny jeans) I personally love my trusty black Zara Blazer.

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2) Pointed Black Stilettos Heels

Pointed Black stilettos will never go out of fashion and guarantee that wearing these beauties will instantly glam up your outfit! I personally love my pointed heels from Boohoo take a look!

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3) Crisp white shirt/blouse

Another key item for the wardrobe and the one you can always rely on when in a rush is your white shirt or blouse! Team this with a statement necklace to give a professional yet trendy style to this outfit.Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 21.53.56

4) The SHIFT Dress

I recently purchased my black Shift Dress from Next (£26) and I can’t believe I haven’t bought one sooner! Its perfect to wear to work with a pair of heels and a nice statement necklace and always looks smart and flattering regardless of your shape or size! A true classic – ladies buy yours now!

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5) Tote Handbag 

This is the one that I personally believe finishes off any outfit and the bigger the handbag the better (in my opinion). I always find that a big tote handbag is also very practical as you are able to fit your entire life inside it! So it looks good and is practical its a win win!

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Have you got any other suggestions to add to the ‘wardrobe office must haves’ …..?

Thanks for reading,

lots of love

Carrie x X x