So with just 80 days till Ellen and I are off to Fuerteventura and so the clothes buying frenzy has begun. Walking around the shops this evening after a long day at work I could of easily of purchased at least 20 items there and then. But for me, it’s all about planning outfits before I got than just buying for the sake of buying. I’m going for 7 days and there will be at least 7-14 outfits planned in my head. Day outfits and Evening outfits. The hotel we are going too has a strict dress code that the men also have to wear trousers to dinner. So I have to take this into consideration. Out of dinner, the men can wear whatever they want and that’s what I plan to do. I’ve recently purchased some swimming shorts and a gorgeous two piece outfit from ASOS. Which are going to be two of the many outfits I shall be sporting on my holiday. I have my eyes on so many beautiful pieces from ASOS and surprisingly Primark also! The closer it gets the more excited I’m getting. I need to hit the gym more and make sure I’m holiday ready and not like last time where it was a major rush to try and get a holiday body for my other holiday!
So it’s been a while since me and the girls have had a night out. We decided to go out in Ironbridge for cocktails due to Ellen having work early on Sunday morning. The first thing to run through my mind was what the hell was I going to wear? With half of my clothes rail disappearing due to all the gains, I’ve started to achieve at the gym. I didn’t have any skinny jeans or any jackets that I could fit into. So a little shopping was in order for the outfit I wanted to wear, I was having a look around Primark for my photoshoot I’m preparing for in a few weeks and I spotted a distressed denim jacket in black. I’ve always wanted a denim jacket that looked distressed, so I instantly purchased it. A trip round to the women’s section to get some new skinny jeans as the men’s just aren’t tight enough for my liking. I was browsing on ASOS for a shirt to go underneath my denim jacket. I wanted it to resemble the colour of my suede boots that I purchased from Topman just after Christmas, so it had to be a taupe colour. I found a long-line taupe colour shirt with pocket details which I thought looked perfect. Our night consisted of lots of cocktails and drinks, a lot of old people jiving to the live music that we had never heard of and lots of laughs.
So it’s that time of year again to stuff ourselves silly with chocolate and not feel guilty about it! I really hope you have a wonderful Easter spending it with your family and loved ones.
Now my colleague should be returning back to work tomorrow, I can hopefully get back into blogging again. I really miss it and really want to get back to it. I’m currently selling lots of things on my eBay at the moment so go check that out: eBay Channel
I’m only doing UK postage as it’s so expensive to do other postage around the world. I shall also be uploading more things the next coming days as I have bulked up more from the gym (It’s so depressing) However, it’s good as I’m really seeing a change in my body! I need to put all this energy that I do from the gym into blogging and Youtubing again. I’m tired of hearing myself say the same thing over and over again. But this time I’m going to persevere with what I say!
part of last year and the few months this year I wanted to get away and get away from such problems and just completely forget the world. With my best friend in tow, we headed to Tenerife.
Early morning of the 16th of March, Ellen and I awoke at 3:15 to a cold morning full of excitement knowing we are escaping the cold and life problems of the U.K. We made the journey over to Birmingham Airport to await our flight at 6:40 to Tenerife. Checking in online beforehand was simple and let us roam free around the airport why we waited, letting us indulge in a Weatherspoon’s breakfast. In previous flights I have been very nervous about the whole flying experience but this time I was calm and actually enjoyed the 4-hour flight. Ellen and I played hangman for most of the journey to pass the time. Finally, we arrive in Tenerife to a very cloudy south side of the island. Ellen and I both looked at each other thinking “Oh god, please tell me the weather will get better”. We then had to find our transfer that was taking us to our hotel which didn’t take much time. Our transfer took us 2 hours to get to our hotel as we were at the south airport and our hotel was in the north. Driving through Tenerife was really beautiful, seeing sights that we may have missed if we hadn’t of gone on the transfer. Getting closer to our hotel and the blue skies appeared.
We drove around a mountain and there in front of us was where we were staying, Puerto De La Cruz with the beautiful sun beaming down on it. Arriving at our hotel the receptionist told us of a deal on about the hotel rooms, where we can upgrade for an extra 40 Euro (20 each) to get a better room. The receptionist took us to the room where we booked and instantly seeing the room we upgraded as the room was just terrible. However, the room we upgraded to was not. Very sophisticated with a balcony which is perfect for the evenings to sit outside with a drink!
After settling into our hotel room, we changed out of our airport clothes and went to explore what Puerto De La Cruz has to offer. Finding the beach and an awesome spot for photo taking we rounded up our trip with a lovely meal at a stunning restaurant as we hadn’t eaten since the Airport breakfast and we headed back to our hotel.
7 o’clock the alarm rang for the second day where Ellen and myself got ready and made our way to breakfast. The first time we had come down to breakfast. There was such a selection of things to have. I didn’t really want anything too heavy as we were going to a water park. So I settled with just toast and my very needed coffee. Today was the day we were heading to Siam water park. 2-hour bus journey later we arrive at Siam park with excitement. The sun was shining and we was ready. The water rides were amazing, apart from nearly dying on one of
them, they were so amazing. After a few water rides we were seriously adrenalined out, so it was time to hit the Siam beach, which was a fake beach with its very own wave machine. We got ourselves an alcoholic beverage and lay on the sun loungers and basked in the sunshine. We kept heading to the water and then back to our sun loungers to bask in the beautiful sunshine. 5pm came and it was time to return on our 2-hour bus journey back to the hotel where we went out for a meal.
Day 3 we had a lie in after the excitement of the water park. We hit breakfast at around 8.30am and again I wasn’t really feeling much of a breakfast again, as long as I had my coffee I was okay. Today we decided to go and explore Puerto De La Cruz and see what it has to offer. The streets were filled with people being a Saturday. The streets were cobbled took us on a windy path of the North island, showcasing the
little shops and restaurants it has to offer. The streets were filled with street performers and little side stalls. After a long walk around the north side of the island, we decided to head back to where we know and go for some lunch. We didn’t feel like anything too filling so we had a panini from this cute little shop. It was huge and really filling. After lunch we decided to hit the sea salt pools. The beaches aren’t that great in the north so there is man-made pools that have sea salt in them that are pretty much the same as the beach. You had to pay 5 Euro to get in but it’s totally worth and the aesthetic in there was just perfect for some amazing selfies.
The water was freezing but once you had been in there for a while you were fine. Once we had a little dip in the pools it was time to lie in the sun and soak up some rays. It was then time to return to the hotel and get dressed up for my birthday meal. We found a gorgeous little restaurant on our walk around the island. Right next to the sea with a stunning view, which we thought was just perfect for a lovely meal. We left the hotel around 7sih for the meal and as we sat down it just started to rain. This was not good as we were right next to the window which was open to the elements. We ordered our food and some alcoholic beverages. Well, a bottle of wine for me and by the time we had started drinking those we totally forgot about the rain. I ordered the chicken which came with a side of gorgeous chips. 4 glasses of wine later I decided it was time to return back from the meal. The rain had finally stopped so at least we didn’t have to walk back in the rain. The walk back was so funny as we were both a little tipsy from the alcohol but we got there in the end!
Sunday March the 19th. My birthday. I had finally reached 25 and I woke up and walked out onto the balcony and realised that I’m very lucky to be here and that whatever happened in my life has made me stronger and that I’m still here. Taking in the view, Ellen and I decided to go down for breakfast and I was having a super breakfast as it was my birthday. After breakfast we decided to go to Loro Park. A gorgeous zoo that holds an array of animals. To get there it was a transfer, but this was no ordinary transfer. A bright yellow train took us there. Which was lovely because we saw more sights that we wouldn’t get to see on foot. Arriving at Loro park we already purchased our tickets and could just go straight through. We saw so many different animals and went some shows to see bigger animals perform. After a busy couple of hours from walking around and watching animals preform we decided to hit the yellow train and headed back. When then went to the nearest supermarket to buy some wine and a cake for my birthday celebration later on in the evening. Could we find a birthday cake anywhere? nearly 3 shops we had to go and finally, we found a cake. We then headed back to the hotel and just laze around on our balcony. Soaking up any sun we had left. While doing so Ellen heard the door go in our hotel room and when we went inside we found they had given me a bottle of wine for my birthday with a card wishing me a happy birthday which was so kind of them. As the sunset over Puerto De La Cruz, we sat on our balcony drinking wine and having a laugh. It was just so nice to not have to worry about anything. I blew my candles out on my cake and cut Ellen and myself a slice. As it was getting late we decided to retire from drinking and eating cake as we were up early to catch our transfer to return home.
6:45am came and we awoke with dread and unhappiness knowing we were returning back to the cold weather of the UK. we rushed down stairs for a quick coffee and then waited for our 2 hour transfer to the Airport. Our flight was at 12:40 to return back to the UK. Arriving home at around 5:05pm to the cold and rainy weather of the UK.
I had an amazing time and for those 5 days, I realised just how much fun I can have and just how amazing it is to get away and experience another country. Troubles and problems are now gone. I’ve realised there is no point holding on to feelings and problems when nothing will ever come of them. I’ve let go and feel so much better for it. From now on I will just have so many laughs and creating memories with people that really mean something to me. I wouldn’t have been able to do this holiday without my amazing best friend Ellen. She seriously made this holiday so special and so amazing. She’s an amazing girl and we had so much fun and so many laughs.
I’ve done a video of our holiday which is below. Here’s to the next adventure ♥
So as you all may of heard, I’m jetting off in just a 2 days to celebrate my 25th birthday in Tenerife. No holiday would be complete without a lookbook video showcasing my holiday outfits. With 2 days to go I’m still buying things I think I may take with me, so don’t be surprised if I pop up in something else in my vlog that I shall be doing for the whole of the holiday!
Here is the Lookbook:
So now with the countdown trickling down, it’s only 5 days till Ellen and I will be on a plane just like my little stop animation photography to Tenerife. I actually can’t wait to get there. It’s about time I had something to look forward too and boy am I going to enjoy myself while I’m there! In obvious “Quirkycurlsfashion” I shall be posting a few videos before hand, showcasing my outfits that I plan to wear. As you can see from the photo below I have purchased some cute nautical things that I’m excited to showcase. I then shall do a “pack with me” video. As I’ve said in my previous post I shall be taking my GoPro camera with me and videoing most of the holiday, as this is no ordinary holiday. Ellen and myself have had a rough few months and this is a big fat middle finger to everything that’s happened and it’s also to celebrate my 25 years living on this planet. A few of my followers have also said they shall want me to do a live video while I’m there so I shall do that one of the days I’m there. I hardly want to use my phone while I’m there so this will just be a short time. I plan to do this on Instagram so if you don’t follow then get over to my instagram right now and follow me…. @quirkycurlsfashion is the handle. I just want to be there right now. 5 days!
I can’t believe we are already in March. March means it’s my birthday on the 19th, with it being my 25th I wanted to do something amazing. So Ellen and I have only gone and booked a 5 day holiday to Tenerife. It was the spur of the moment thing however, I’m so glad we have. When Ellen spoke to me about Tenerife saying it was somewhere she’s always wanted to go and the reason for this was because of Siam Park. If you’re not aware of what Siam park is well, it’s the worlds best water park. It boasts 15 amazing attractions in different categories. In this video is a snippet of just some of the amazing attractions they have
So once Ellen had told me about this water park and I knew I had to go. Tenerife is always somewhere I’ve wanted to go also but I totally didn’t know about Siam Park. I wanted to go for the reason of just how beautiful it looks on photos. We are staying in a four-star hotel on the north side of the island in Puerto de la Cruz. It is a little out of the way of where we did want to stay but none the less we got an amazing deal for what we’ve got! It may look basic but it’s all we need for the 5 days we are there as we don’t plan to stay in the hotel very much. In addition to this holiday, I have purchased a go pro camera. I’m only allowed to take 10 kilograms of luggage which is going to kill me. So I wanted something compact and small to take with me to do a video and take photos. My phone has no memory so that’s no use and my camera is just too big and bulky. Plus I wanted something waterproof so I can take it to the beach and the water park and show you guys the action. I’m super excited to tap into the travel vlogging side of YouTube.
In addition to this holiday, Ellen and I have also booked an amazing holiday for July. We’ve booked to go to Fuerteventura. A 5* all inclusive holiday in the most beautiful of places…. Club Jandia Princess. It’s the most stunning hotel and setting I’ve ever seen. With this booking, we’ve even scored it cheaper as we paid for the Adults only section of the hotel giving us exclusive access to more of the hotel. With all of our food and drinks paid for it’s going to be one messy holiday, I know for sure. As much as we have everything paid for in the hotel I would love to venture out and see some more of what Fuerteventura has to offer. With only 147 days to go, I’m so excited!
Here is a little video of me talking about the holidays and some extra little things going on in my life too.
When best friends get drunk they totally throw random video ideas for your Youtube. However, this time the girl came through. Ellen has been my friend for some time and we’ve become really good friends in the past few months. She does amazing make-up and she said while doing her make up in the toilets, drunk may I add that she wanted to do my make-up. I said not here or now.. and she was like right okay…. your next YouTube video! I was like yeah let’s do this. So here it is……
So following on from my “New Year, New Me Cliché'” video, I’ve taken the leap and dyed my hair brown. I was getting tired and fed up of my hair looking a mess and it looking like a marble cake with my natural hair colour coming through the roots. I took a trip to my local Salon “Images” in the little town where I live and the lady there was super helpful in dying my hair. It took no more than about an hour to do just the top of my hair as the sides had been cut before she dyed my hair. After I had washed it for the first time and really took in that I had brown hair, I stared into the mirror and just for a second I felt good about myself again. I didn’t realise by just changing the way you look can instantly make you more confident. I super love the colour and here for your eyes is the photo of my coloured hair!
Also following on my from “New Year, New Me Cliché” video, I set a goal to start up a gym. Yesterday Friday the 13th of all days I went with one of my friends to sign up to a sign for 12 months! I was a little nervous because I’ve never set foot in a gym before and seeing all these guys that were like double the size of me was very intimidating. However, we did over an hour work out for “Leg and Bum day” and we’re super excited to go back next week. We’ve set a goal to go at least 3 times a week. Each time we go we shall focus on a different part of the body. Next time will be arm day. I shall be posting an active wear video soon. Most of my active wear was purchased from New Look as these are the only retailer to go down to small sizes for men. I have also purchased a few things from Primark as the fit there seems to be pretty good also. I never in a million years would I thought I’d ever do an active wear video but things change. Here’s a little sneak peek at my in my gym clothes….
So 2016 was a really good year for me but also a really shitty year for me too. I had an amazing time in terms of going to new places I’ve never been before and I met some pretty amazing people that are no longer in my life anymore but the memories I’ll cherish forever. In terms of how shit this year was I really came to a new low with my anxiety and had to have medication to help me through this really low stage. As most of you know too, December was a pretty shit month to top off the year with my break up.
However this turning on the clock to the new year I’ve vowed to myself that I’m making New Year resolutions and sticking to them. Here they are…..