Where do I even begin with this trip? Honestly it was probably the most eventful week of my life spent with
people that just made that holiday so good. Between hitting greenhills nightclub till 6 am, beach swims at all hours in the morning, a trashed apartment and just about getting away with not being fined for shouting out every lyric to the song “love druggie” at pre-drinks it’s safe to say we came back with no voices and not wanting to see another sex on the beach cocktail for a while!
How we got there
We travelled with Ryanair from Dublin airport to Palma de Mallorca. It was about a 2 and a half hour flight which was fine mainly because I slept the whole way. However the bus transfer was not fine. Everyone on the bus was staying at different hotels so every 20 minutes we were stopping at a hotel to let people off. It basically took forever! So if you’re willing to pay for a taxi I’d recommend doing so to get to your hotel a lot quicker.
Where we stayed
We stayed in the Apartamentos Deya which has casual apartments overlooking the pool and bar. Personally I loved the Deya because its perfect for people around my age group who are just looking to drink and party. The apartments are pretty basic, they’re modern and spacious. The bar down by the pool serves the nicest cocktails which are literally only €5. I wouldn’t call it a hotel to relax in mainly because there is always something going on so families should probably stay away lol!
Also word of warning if staying here expect to pay a 100 deposit and also a tax fee upon arrival due to some stupid law they have out there.
What to do
- We went to the BH Hotel pool party to see Tom Zanetti. We payed 30 and you basically get free drink and food all day along with the pool party. It starts at 12 and lasts the full day so you get your moneys worth. Literally the best day by far like a pool party was just such an experience. Highly recommend!
- The sunset booze cruise is another fun thing to do. Its in Magaluf but its literally 10 mins away from Ponsa in a taxi. That costs €55 but that offer was with a rep it may differ depending on who you go to. It starts at around 4pm and lasts 4 hours.
Basically there is tonnes to do in relation to drinking and seshing. You’re going to have reps coming around to you at the pool informing you about events. Word of advice don’t pay in full straight away for the event because what happened to us is when it came to the day of the boat party everyone in our group backed out and lost out on money whereas if you were smart and only pay the deposit then if you back out on the day you only lose out on like a fraction of the full amount!
Where we ate
- Scotts – right on the strip in Santa Ponsa and its great for food it serves everything from burgers to pasta. Cheap and reasonable. Highly recommend the sangria although be careful on how many glasses to have of it because that stuff will get you drunk especially if you’re a lightweight like me.
- Croc’s Bistro – really good for the pizza and also cheap
- Pizzeria Italia – great for paella
- Toms Pub – good for coffee
- Cafe okay- good for breakfast
- Las Olas – ended up going here on our last night. Fab restaurant right on the beach with stunning views. Bit pricey but well worth it for the food!
Realistically this was the main part of the trip because this was a drinking holiday. We went out to bars and clubs in Santa Ponsa and Magaluf.
- Daniels corner – we went here on our first night and lets just say the tower drinks they serve here killed us! We each threw in €10 and ended up getting SO much drink.
- Zanza bar – great place for drinks before the nightclub. Make sure to get the scooby snack shots and sex on the beach slushie
- Greenhills – cant express my love for this nightclub! Full of Irish, cheap drink and good music. Opens till 6am which is one of the reasons we got barely any sleep lol
- Stereo- probably the best bar we went to! If you’re in a group you’re guaranteed to be dragged in by rep and they’ll offer you drink deals (jugs of cocktails, shots etc). 10/10
- The Office – good music and cheap drink but wasn’t my fave place because it was just too packed like I was lucky making it out of there alive!
- Mulligans pub – doesn’t look great from the outside but we all loved it! Its at the end of the strip so we always ended our night in Maga here
- JD Sports Lounge – good place for casual drinks or even start your night off
- BCM – we ended up not going here because we heard admission in and drinks are ridiculously expensive. At the same time its meant to be an unreal nightclub so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to splash the cash to experience it
Overall a very memorable holiday! Very different experience to the usual family holiday that I’m used to.I actually managed to come back with some money but drinks are that cheap out there I’m not surprised. I’d definitely recommend going in a big group and try stick together or with at least one or two in the group especially in Magaluf because it’d be very easy to lose your friends in the sea of people on the strip.
Hope those tips were useful!
I’m finally back blog writing after being MIA for so long with college work just taking over my life. I finished up on my first year of college last week so I have some time to myself to write before I have to start studying for my exams at the end of the month.
I figured since I’m heading off to Santa Ponsa for a girls holiday at the start of June I may aswell do a blog post relating to that because I’ve been slowly preparing for the holiday by buying a few bits and pieces including some of my travel essentials that I always bring away with me on my carry on. Below are some of my must haves that I’ve always brought with me when going on holiday. Just click on the pictures to shop!
- Hydrating Face Mask
I bought this mask in Liverpool and used it for the first time there recently and it’s become one of my favourite sheet masks. My skin is always so dry from sitting in the sun so I’ll defintely be bringing a few of these to keep it hydrated!
Ive always brought a travel size shampoo and conditioner away with me on holiday in my carry on. They’re so small they can fit anywhere and they always seem to last me a good few days. I always go for a moisturizing or hydrating one because the chlorine from the pool always dries out my hair.
This is a must in my carry on mainly because you’re not allowed bring a big bottle of spray deodorant. This is so handy to use when away on holiday and I’ve found it works just as good as the spray deodorant. You can get this pretty much anywhere for €3.
A travel size can of dry shampoo will be your best friend on holiday. Keeps it from looking greasy and makes your hair smell amazing. For beach days I’ll be putting this into my bag just in case my hair gets greasy lying in the sun. These are available to buy in any pennys store.
If you’re going away to somewhere hot a good moisturizer is needed. I’ve used this one a few times on holiday and it always leaves my skin super soft. It contains aloe Vera and shea butter which is great for your skin after sun exposure. I also smell like mangoes after putting it on so no complaints there!
I’m one of the lucky ones who tans really easily so tanning oil is my best friend while on holiday. This is a new tanning oil that I found on Instagram and I’ve always been keen to try it out. I’ve heard so many great reviews about it so I’m excited to see what it’s like.
Never one to read on a daily basis just not my thing and to be honest I do not have the time. However on the plane I love to read and even when sunbathing by the pool or at the beach. I’m more of a fiction person but I’m interested to see what this book is like and who knows my mind set might be completely changed coming off that plane from Ponsa.
Have a great weekend guys!
Happy Friday everyone! The best day of the week mainly because its the weekend!
Anyway as you all may know from my social media I spent last weekend in Liverpool as a lil trip away for Ruairi and I to see the city and also visit my brother and his girlfriend who are currently living over there. Its safe to say that Liverpool shocked both of us as to how good it was like I automatically fell in love with the city and the people.
We booked our flights with Ryanair (first time on our own in an airport and having to figure out everything ourselves and lets just say both me and Ruairi managed to mess up everything lol!)On our first night in Liverpool we stayed in the Pullman hotel and to say it was unreal is an understatement I mean I died when I seen our room and THE VIEW omg I couldn’t deal! We got the superior room and I booked it through the website booking.com so the deal we got was very inexpensive. The link to the hotel is here
Things to do:
- Go shopping in the city centre as it literally has everything
- Grab a coffee and chat in one of the many cafes
- Go to the Beatles museum near the docks
- Go to the World Museum
- Take a stroll in Sefton Park and go duck spotting (personal fave as I am a tad bit obsessed with ducks lol!)
- Take a swing at Ghetto Golf which is basically a place where you get drunk and play mini golf with a quirky twist. We all went here as a group on our first night and had so much fun getting drunk off cocktails and trying to play the 18 hole golf course inside this huge warehouse which looked so similar to district 8 in Dublin
Both of us love to have a good night out so we were keen on trying out the night life in Liverpool! The places we checked out and highly recommend are:
- Irish bar McCooley’s is really good and also The Cavern Club for casual drinks
- Nightclub wise we went to Level nightclub. Its a 3 floor nightclub and each floor has a different genre of music but of course Ruairi and I stuck to the bottom floor where the house and techno was lol
- Baa bar is probably our fave place as it was just sooo good. The music, the place, everything! Bit of a story behind that one though..because of course google maps led us to the wrong bar and we ended up at a Turkish bar sticking out like two sore thumbs while sipping on our drinks as we watched an exotic Turkish dancer prance around the room lol. We left quickly after that and actually found the real Baa bar by accident!
Where we ate:
- The Hub for breakfast- the french toast that I had here was so amazing!
- Milo lounge for lunch on Lark lane with my brother and his girlfriend. The food in this cafe is to die for and the best part its dog friendly! I was in my element eating my food and petting all the dogs as they went by!
- Yard and Coop which is a chicken restaurant. The food was divine! We went here twice it was that good and even the booths are made like a chicken coop like just adorable
- Nonno an Italian restaurant on lark lane. I recommend getting the pizza if you’re a pizza lover like myself
After that short visit to Liverpool its no surprise to me now that there are loads of things to do in this city. We mainly took it easy over the 3 days and spent most of our time strolling around the city getting lost. Anyway I hope you found this blog post helpful especially if your’re planning a trip there!
I’m probably the only blogger who has never written a post about their skincare routine and that was mainly because I never really had much of a skincare routine up until now.
Lately I have realised that being twenty meant throwing out my simple moisturiser and cleanser and transition over to using more of an expensive brand as my skin is older now and I need to start looking after it more by using better skincare. Even though I haven’t perfected a skincare routine like most bloggers I have been trying out some new skincare products. These products have definitely made a good impact on my skin since using them and today I am going to share with you all my holy grail products that keep my skin clear.
- Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
I’ve been using this cleanser for the past three months now and I am obsessed! Before I used to use the garnier miscellar water but it left my skin feeling so dry. Whereas in this cleanser the Calming Balm Mint and Lavender extracts soothe the skin, while natural Quillaja Saponaria gently foams away toxins and debris. It washes away impurities without stripping or drying which is a plus for me. I only use this to take my makeup off as I am just not one to cleanse every morning I just don’t have the time with running for the bus to college lol!
2. The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA
Honestly never used a serum before but I noticed that my skin was breaking out a good bit so I decided to purchase this serum as it reduces the looks of spots and hyper-pigmentation. Within two weeks I saw a difference in my skin as it cleared up so much. I only use this now when my skin starts to show signs of a breakout and I apply it before applying my moisturiser.
3. The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil
I’ve only recently started to use this but so far so good! The oil is rich in fatty acids, vitamins and carotenes, which leave the skin moisturised and nourished. I use this every second night before I go to bed and there’s no need to apply your moisturiser with it.
4. Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturiser
This is a lactic acid infused cream for combination-dry skin. I’ve been using this moisturiser for a couple of weeks now twice a day once in the morning and once at night. It hasn’t irritated my skin at all which is great because most moisturisers I use tend to do that. It always makes my skin feel so moisturised and it’s super lightweight which is what I love.
5. Glamglow Gravity Mud Mask
Literally obsessed with this mask! The mask firms your skin leaving it feeling tighter and not to mention changes colour from white to chrome. It’s also the most satisfying feeling ever peeling it off my face lol! I use this about once a week, every fortnight.
Another day, another review! Today’s beauty review is all about the latest beauty product that has recently entered my life which is the Berry Bold palette from Madison Makeup.
About two weeks ago I attended the launch of Madison Makeup in Dublin. Madison Makeup is an Irish brand founded by Paul Mooney. It was such a great night as I got to network among other bloggers and enjoy the complimentary drink. Not only this but I was also gifted with a goodie bag on leaving the party. In the goodie bag I received a contour palette and the berry bold palette. The Berry Bold Palette contains 10 eyeshadows with shades such as pink champagne, rich berry, neutral browns and four highlighters. The Contour Palette has six contour shades in it from light, medium and dark and to finish with the Palette has a luminous highlighter and beautiful blusher. Once I seen the berry bold palette I knew I was going to love it!
So the other day I figured why not try out the palette considering I have the time to mess around with the colours to create a makeup look with it. I knew by looking at it that I wanted to go for a berry tone look. The shades I used to achieve my eye look were BURNT, BLUSH, SCARLET and DO. I was so surprised as to how pigmented the eyeshadows were! They blended so well and I didn’t need much on my brush at all when applying them. I had this makeup on all day and the eyeshadows didn’t crease once so I was very impressed. For my highlighter I used the DAISY shade which is such a beautiful soft pink highlighter that went on so nicely. To finish off my makeup look I applied Mac WHIRL lipliner and lipstick.
Overall, I was very impressed with the pigmentation of the eyeshadows and highlighters. This was the first look I tried out using the palette and I was so happy with how it turned out. This palette retails at €19.95, an absolute bargain if you ask me for the quality of it. It would be such a perfect gift for either a friend or girlfriend because they would get so much use out of it! Down below are some close up shots of the look I created.
Hope you enjoyed today’s review and happy shopping!