Road Trip Wanderlust ft. eShores

Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2016

Road Trip Wanderlust ft. eShores
Summer is almost here and that means for most people, summer holidays and vacations! We are hopefully going on another Royal Caribbean cruise this year *fingers crossed* so I'm in a holiday mood. I adore travelling around Europe as I love the different cultures, the architecture and the amazing history and landmarks; however I do want to visit America (not just for Sephora but you know...SEPHORA - imagine choirs of angels singing).

The lovely people at eShores have kindly sent me a package of travel and road trip essentials as this year is Route 66's 90th anniversary. It was one of the original highways built in the US and it includes the states: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California so it would be a great road trip, encompassing quite a few states on the way. eShores have created a guide to some of the main attractions and places to eat in each state as well as a Route 66 playlist.

I'd love to road trip around America, including the famous Route 66 but I would also love to an epic road trip down the east coast of Canada and America including Nova Scotia, Maine, New York and Washington DC which would be amazing! Also I'd love to go on a road trip around Scandinavia; I've been to a few places in Scandinavia such as Sweden, Finland and Denmark but I think a road trip including The Netherlands, Denmark and Norway would be incredible *serious wanderlust right now!*.

Also how freakin' cute is the camera lens mug?!

Where you you like to go on a road trip? 

Green People Scent Free Sun Lotion & Lip Balm

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Green People Scent Free Sun Lotion & Lip Balm
Green People is a brand that I have tried a few things from and I have loved literally every single product! I have some of their sensitive skincare which I have already reviewed on my blog so you can check it out if you want and I was recently sent some of their sun care products to test out and they came just in time for a glorious couple of sunny weekends we've had in Manchester recently! Green People have a few great articles about the truth about UVA protection, the truth about SPF 50 and about waterproof sun lotion.

The sun isn't something you usually see in Manchester but when you do, it's gorgeous and so hot as it has been recently. I rarely use SPF, even on holiday, which is awful I know but I find sun creams can be so heavy and greasy on my skin so I'm put off using them. However, I received the *Green People Scent Free Sun Lotion SPF30 (£21, 200ml) which I actually really like! It is non-irritating so it's perfect for sensitive skin as all of the products from Green People are; it's also water resistant and 78% of the ingredients used are organic.

The sun lotion looks and feels like most others but it does absorb quite quickly and doesn't leave a heavy or greasy feeling residue on the skin. It doesn't irritate my skin and I have been using it almost constantly for the past few weekends earlier in the month when we had a heatwave - obviously it isn't sunny or hot now! Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.
Green People Scent Free Sun Lotion & Lip Balm
I also received the *Green People Soft Lips Lip Balm SPF8 (£5.50, 10ml) which comes in a super handy squeezy tube so it is perfect for travelling or keeping in your handbag, the latter is what I have been doing. My lips can be quite dry most of the time so a lip balm is essential but I don't have one that has SPF so I'm glad I have this one. It is a fairly glossy which is something I don't like but it is moisturising and smoothing. Overall rating: ★★★★★, 5/5!

Have you tried anything from Green People? 

Illumicrate Book Subscription Box: May 2016

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Illumicrate Book Subscription Box: May 2016
We all know by now that I'm obsessed with books so a book subscription box is just amazing and so exciting to me! Illumicrate is a quarterly book subscription service and I received the May box a couple of weeks ago now. It is £29.99 which is quite expensive in my opinion, lucky I was sent a 10% off code but I have to cancel my subscription for now because I've just had to spend over £700 on driving lessons *adulting is no fun*. In the box you get one new book release as well as lots of other goodies, I thought there would be maybe 2 or 3 extras but there were so many!

The book that came in the May box is When We Collided by Emery Lord which is a contemporary romance *I think* which is so far from the genres that I usually read - I'm definitely more of a fantasy, historical fiction, magical realism and mystery book lover so I don't know when I'll get around to reading this but I love the cover and it came with a sticker/bookplate that is signed by the author!
Illumicrate Book Subscription Box: May 2016
The other goodies that came with the book included an adorable plastic mug from The Art of Escapism which I will get a lot of use out of, a freakin' gorgeous 'Readers Gonna Read' book pin from Literary Emporium, a cute stamp from Little Stamp Store, the cutest bookworm clip from My Bookish Mark and a very appropriate addition for me, a 'To Be Read' list notepad from Goodnight Boutique - this is perfect for book bloggers and booktubers. My favourite items have to be the pin, notepad and book club mug. Illumicrate Book Subscription Box: May 2016
There were also some extras including: postcards with the same artwork as the book cover, adverts for other books, cute badges and a exclusive sampler from Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor which I am SO excited for! The book doesn't come out until September this year but the sampler is a really descent size at 60 pages.

Overall, even though I'm not a fan of the genre of the book that came in the May/third box, I am really happy with all of the amazing bookish goodies and extras that were included in the box. I love the mug, pin and the sampler. I have cancelled my subscription for now, adulting has to take priority *cries* but I would recommend this subscription service. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.

Have you read When We Collided? What do you think of Illumicrate?