Friday, 31 July 2015

The Most Amazing Day Of My Life | Turkey Day 9













I'm overly excited to write about the many extraordinary encounters of my 9th day in Fethiye, Turkey. Not only would I consider the entire day the best of the holiday, I would hand-on-heart say it was the best day of my life. Throughout the day, I met new people (including a couple of Turkish families), saw the most wonderful views, participated in numerous challenges and travelled from sight to sight in an authentic black jeep.

On our tightly-packed agenda, the first stop was to meet the other jeeps for the safari and load water guns at a petrol station. This was rather surreal as both kids and adults were throwing buckets of ice cold water over each other and shooting from vehicle to vehicle down the motorway?! Like most, I've never experienced being caught in a water fight whilst driving down a busy motorway jam-packed with four families in a single jeep. INSANE!

When travelling to the first sight, we witnessed Tlos which was an ancient building that dates back 2,000 years ago. The ruins were still beautiful despite the leftovers being dilapidated, as it sat in the middle of a large mountain. We arrived at a minute place with a cave to be given a itinerary of what our day behold; we hired some gross shoes that felt horrendous on the feet but were waterproof for our later rainforest antics and filled up the buckets of water for more fighting fun.

The trout farm was our next stop. A little cafe embedded in a minature forest that was surrounded by streams with cute fish in. There were lovely seating areas for us to chill out for half and hour before moving to a different venue for our lunch. I chose chicken for lunch and was extremely impressed (considering the cost for the day was £10 including food). We all ate on top of a cliff that overlooked Fethiye and the view was incredible. 

After lunch, it was time for one of my favourite parts of the day - walking in the rainforest, wading through the water until reaching the waterfall at the end. With 40 degree plus weather, I had no choice but to stand under the water and let is plummet, quite viciously might I say, onto my skin. The water was ice cold, the feeling was refreshing but completely breathtaking - I literally couldn't breath (but in a good way??). 

Later on our journey, we got given the oppurtunity to stroll along the second largest gorge in Europe. Unfortunately, due to utter exhaustion from our rainforest quest, we decided to pass and chill with a few drinks by the river. Relaxing by water is so serene and calming! Time flew by very fast and it was time for the most exhilarating 10 minutes of my life - WATER RAFTING. Being thrown into a river on a ring with a oar in hand, we all set off individually along the icy river. Admiring the mountains was my intention as I floated, at first, slowly down the heavy currented water. However, my admiration was broken as I hit a very shallow part of land in the middle of the water and probably ended up with a bruise the size of my head on my butt! It was soooooo painful but it was soon over as we swiftly picked up the pace and travelled down the rest of the river.

Finally, our day had come to an end and what better way to celebrate that than a good old mud bath?! I'd been wanting to have one for so long and it was super fun. Myself, Jess and her mum covered the entirety of our bodies (including our hair) in the thick, gloopy mud that laid at our feet. The photos taken were so funny and I cannot wait to share them with you - I look like Shrek :). We soon washed off the mud and my face began to tighten and felt softer than usual so I'm hoping it done part of its job. If not, it was still a good laugh nonetheless. 

Sorry for a babbly post but I needed to document the amazing events of my jam-packed, fun-filled day. The memories created on day 9 are some that will remain with me for a lifetime and I cannot wait to share them with the world, it is hard to put into words the time I had today. Thank you for reading and comment below if you've ever been to turkey. Did you go on any excursions? Have you had a mud bath before?

Until tomorrow...




Thursday, 30 July 2015

Sparkly Eyes, Snack Bar & Samba Night | Turkey Day 8










Let's get straight to the point - I will 100% weigh double of what I do by the end of this holiday; helping yourself to an all inclusive snack bar is definitely not the way to go to lose weight. It is a struggle to avoid the poolside snack bar when you can order a greasy cheesy pizza (my personal fave) whenever you wish. The cheese in Turkey tastes very different but insanely delicious; other than Prezzo, I've never tasted a pizza quite like these! Yum...

Throughout the day, you can join in several activities around/in/by the pool. Today, Jess got stuck in and participated in the Killer Darts competition. Not only did you step up against 15 others, but she conquered all and managed to win a golden medal. 

My makeup was very minimal on the lips and face today; I lightly contoured with my Estee Lauder bronze goddess, threw a BB cream on and applied my NYX pink lipstick in Audrey. Tonight, my eyes were the dramacy to my simplistic, casual look. I layered an Essence golden glitter over my Mac Woodwinked eyeshadow all over the lid. This looked super pretty and girly, complimenting my royal blue themed clothing.

Entertainment tonight was the best by far - Samba dancers filled the stage in copious brightly coloured costumes, feathers consistently span around the stage and women were elegantly thrown into the night's humid air. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening and would 100% happily see the act countless times again.

What have you guys getting up to over Summer?

Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Dark Lips, Dark Eyes & Daisies | Turkey Day 7

                                           
                    


                                       



Evening outfit for today's relaxing day was this frilled-lace white top and daisy skirt from Boohoo. Tonight I chose to use golden jewellery to pair and compliment the outfit colours - the golden necklace above is from Newlook and the shoes are from Primark. 

For my eye makeup, I applied gold glitter all over the lid and one of Maybelline's infamous colour tattoos in the shade timeless black to deepen the outer corner of my eye and crease. This created a very dramatic/grunge eye look, which is very different to my go-to evening makeup. I must say, I absolutely fell in love and will most definitely be recreating it again for future occasions!!!

Sorry that today was only an outfit post, tomorrow will be another relaxing day but don't forget to check out day 9 - it involves a jam-packed day trip that was honestly the best day of my life. 

Have a wonderful day/evening!

Until tomorrow...


Friday, 24 July 2015

Lilac and Lace | Turkey Day 6

                            

                           

                         



                     

                     


It seems to me that we have finally got to grips with life in Fethiye, Turkey. We have settled in smoothly and have easily fell into a daily routine; therefore nothing other than chilling by the pool and eating junk food it was today. Oh and I finally got the chance to make myself some tea and miss England a little!!

Tonight's outfit;

Myself - White laced top with lilac skater skirt. Lipstick - MUA matte lipstick in Lilac Belle.

Jess - Like yesterday's outfit, Jess decided to opt for a monochrome outfit. A white skater skirt, black tee and a vibrant statement necklace for a pop of colour.

Until tomorrow...


Thursday, 23 July 2015

Let's Go To The Beach | Turkey Day 5













Right, so today was beach day and I must say that I may have held my expectations too high after witnessing the beautiful photographs of the Oludeniz online. Despite the photos I took above being stunningly picturesque, it was a disappointment to me that the shore was made of thousands of tiny rocks/pebbles and not sand, as the online photos misled - but hey, that might just be a personal preference right?! 

Tonight's evening outfit was a simple monochrome look. A plain black skater skirt paired with a long sleeved, but light, striped top. Jess went completely opposite to my two-toned outfit by wearing a vibrant orange top and checkered skort. Mac's Lady Danger came in handy to give a pop of colour to my monochromal attire also. 

I'm loving every single day, I never want to return home :) There is also progression on the tanning front - woo!

Until tomorrow...

Monday, 20 July 2015

Turkish Town, Cocktails and A Swan Suprise | Turkey Day 4


                     






                   



Visiting the town this night was the highlight of my day; it was very refreshing to leave the hotel after spending the first few days in our resort. In a way, I would say that the experience was very overwhelming - the streets were packed with hundreds of people, multiple pubs/restaurants around every corner, loud music overlapping each other from the different night clubs and vibrant colours lighting the warm summer night.

Inhaling the towns active atmosphere, Jess, her parents and I sat down at a bar to take everything in; Jess and I opted for a cosmopolitan which was absolutely delicious. We explored the town by strolling down the lighted streets and having a good ol' laugh at some of the shop names (eg. British Hairways).

On returning to our room earlier on in the day, me and Jess were surprised to see two cute little swans sculpted by our freshly cleaned towels. The cleaners are so lovely and decorated our bed with flowers as well! Hospitality and service has been phenomenal ever since we arrived at the hotel.

My outfit of the evening was a nude, tight-fitted skirt, a plain black cami top with a kimono. I felt a dark lip colour would work really well to create a sultry look, paired with a light smokey eye. Also, I'm loving what the water is doing to my hair here - every time I leave the water, the sun dries my hair in seconds leaving soft loose curls.  

Until tomorrow...