Monday, 25 May 2015

Trip to Nice, France | May 2015

If you've been following any of my social media (mainly Instagram and snapchat), you'll have seen that last week myself and Kevin spent 5 days in the beautiful French coastal city of Nice. The weather was gorgeous and there was lots for us to see and do so I thought I'd put together a quick blog post all about our trip.

Why did we pick Nice?
I chose Nice at random as a birthday present for Kevin. I've only been to France once (Paris in 2013) and wanted to see more of the country. I wanted to go somewhere that had sun and also places to visit. Kevin's parents had been there last year and loved it and the flights with Ryanair were also pretty reasonable so my decision was made!

Where did we stay?
We stayed in the Best Western Hotel Riveria which was lovely. The room was clean, the staff were friendly and we really enjoyed our stay there. It was very close to the train station, less than a 5 minute walk to the main shopping street, Avenue Jean Medecin, and only about a 15 minute walk to the beach.

What did we do?
We took a day trip to Monaco (separate blog post coming soon!) which was just simply fabulous! We people-watched and ate ice-creams on the (stoney!) beach, climbed a million (or slightly less) steps near the Castel Plage to see some amazing views over Nice, visited the beautifully scenic Nice "Old Town", visited Cannes during the film festival and played countless games of Spit, Rummy and Switch with our very stylish Minion playing cards!

Where did we eat?
We ate in La Pizza Cresci in both Nice and Cannes - best pizza we've had! We also ate in the Old Town in La Favola, Royal Kashmir where we had an amazing Indian curry, Hippopotamus and also had very romantic meals in McDonalds and Subway haha!

Want more info?
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We vlogged every day on this trip so head over to our YouTube channel to see more :)

Enjoyed this post?  Check out my other TRAVEL posts featuring Manchester, Florida 2013, Florida 2014, Paris and Turkey!

Monday, 18 May 2015

Primark P.S. Gel Nail Polish Review

I got this pink gel nail polish from Primark/Penneys recently and I thought I'd do a review on it for you guys. I've been testing it for the past week and I've really been loving it! It also comes in a purple shade too.

Colour Pigment: The colour comes out fairly opaque after just one coat. In the pictures below, I did add another coat just to make sure it was fully opaque.

Price: It was a complete bargain at only €2!

Drying Time: This nail polish dried way quicker than most polishes I have which is great because I HATE waiting for them to dry :P

Gel-Likeness: This definitely does look like a gel polish. I had Gelish done last summer before Florida in an almost identical colour to this and they look the exact same. This polish has a gorgeous shine to it too.

Lasting Time: The lasting time hasn't been the absolute best. I had it on for about 3 or 4 days before it started chipping. I didn't add a top coat when applying it though so I could test it properly so next time I'll use a top coat and hopefully have better results!

Overall Thoughts: Overall, I absolutely love this!!!! It's a great price, gorgeous colour and really looks like a gel polish. Totally recommend it!