Monday, 20 August 2018

Alpaca Adventures

I like to find my mom presents that she would never of thought of and that are a little different,  she likes to do things rather than collect 'bath stuff' as gifts. Although don't get me wrong sometimes she loves so called 'bath stuff' but enough is enough! She adores animals in all shapes and sizes and I know shes a dab hand with an Alpaca, so I thought a day walking Alpacas and having a cream tea afterwards would be amazing.

I found a voucher on Groupon and apart from a few teething problems with booking the date the whole organising went pretty smoothly.
I originally bought this for a little day out for my mom and grandma but my mom really wanted me to go. I had never been around an Alpaca to be honest but I must admit we had the best day!

The activities were held at Charnwood Forest Alpacas and Chilli Bean Cafe such a cute place and you could tell that the staff loved the animals. It was surprisingly busy for a Monday afternoon and mostly adults wanting to walk the Alpacas. I don't know why I assumed it would mainly be children.
We were given a briefing about how to handle our designated Alpaca. As well as each given the opportunity to purchase food for them. (I'm glad I did because I would of felt really bad if my Alpaca was looking at me with his big eyes and I didn't produce the goods!)

I was given the oldest boy which I didn't realise until the end, I was previously told the oldest normally wanted to be at the back but not my Pundit he was off near the front. Although he was so calm and he happily let some others over take. Mom was given a bad boy called Jamiroquai which personally I think is an incredible name for an Alpaca, he was always at the front. We went for a stroll and walked past the Lady Alpacas which the boys were very pleased about. Then around half way through our walk we went into the Bluebell wood which was so pretty. This is were the food was to be given. Pundit was so well behaved and waited patiently for handfuls of food. Jamiroquai not so much, he proceeded to gobble all the food at once including attempting to eat the paper bag. He also did not think having a selfie was a good idea. Which I found hilarious!

We then continued our travels and walked through some further fields at the end of our walk the Alpacas left behind seemed so happy to have their pals back. I like to think they were discussing their adventures with each other. I was a little sad to give my old boy back but he was pretty relieved to leave me I think. We then went into the cafe where we were given our veggie cream tea with some sparkle. Sometimes with these vouchers the cream tea can be a little minimal shall we say, not today! We had a feast, sandwiches, cakes, scones and a serving of sweet potato fries which I was very happy about. We literally couldn't move afterwards, I definitely recommend a day with the Alpacas I told anybody that would listen about it, anyone would of thought it was a present for me I enjoyed it that much.

If you would like to find out more about Charnwood Forest click here.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Oranges and Berries

If you have been on my blog before you will know that I absolutely love the brand Makeup Revolution the quality of products for such affordable prices. As well as the easy access to such a wide variety is why I fell for this brand before the viral products came out.

I am really into orange and berry eye shadows at the moment and it isn't even autumn, crazy!
I do think that these colours can be used all year round and as much as I don't like to admit I have plenty of palettes containing similar shades. When I found the Reloaded Iconic Vitality Palette for only £4 I knew I needed it. It has such a lovely collection of golds,orange, browns and berries. Perfect for so many looks I find myself dipping into it nearly every day.

As for the Conceal and Define concealer that has some serious hype around it, I was interested to know if they hype was real... it is!
I've been after a concealer that actually brightens rather than just covers for awhile, as much as I have my trusted favourites. I wanted something new plus a few of my other concealers have been really drying out my skin lately. I picked up the shade C6.5 it is lighter than my actual skin tone but I wanted to under eyes to stay looking bright and resembling that I've had sleep.  This product is incredible and such a small amount goes so far! It really transforms your face and lasts so well.
For such an affordable price I honestly think this is the best concealer I have used for a very long time!

Have you tested any of these, what do you think?
© As told by Emmi
Maira Gall