Beauty And The Beaches: The Perfect Sandy Locations For 2018

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When you think of a holiday, often what springs to mind is a beach… sand between your toes, waves lapping in the background, warm weather on your skin and perhaps a cocktail in hand. Perfect. But, there are some destinations in the world that offer the most beautiful beaches. The ones that you just have to walk on at some point in your life.

While taking some time to daydream, I thought I would share with you some of the top picks i have come across. Definite bucket list worthy destinations.[/pipdig_padded_text]

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Los Cabos

When it comes to breathtaking beaches then Los Cabos in Mexico has it all. Staying in some of the resort’s popular locations such as the Fairfield Inn Los Cabos will give you all the usual holiday amenities. A water taxi can take you to Play Amor, where you will find Lovers beach and Divorce beach. Lovers beach is famous for its snorkelling and breathtaking scenery, but a quick walk through a hole in the rocks will take you to the other side called Divorce beach where swimming is not recommended due to the harsh waves and strong current.

Turks and Caicos

One of the most well-known and stunning beaches is in the Caribbean on the island of Turks and Caicos. Grace Bay beach gives you the picture perfect setting. White and glorious sandy beaches, blue water that will make your heart leap and warm to help you enjoy the stunning scenery of the beach and relax. Turks and Caicos is a great destination for a holiday, whether you choose to go with friends, as a couple or even as a family. There are accommodation options to suit all budgets and situations, making it a real diver location for your next holiday adventure.[/pipdig_padded_text]

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Florida

Many people only associate Florida with Disney World, the attractions of Orlando and the vibrant city of Miami. But what it also has is some of the best beaches around and one of them is Clearwater. Clearwater is a city in Florida’s Tampa Bay, and is more associated with being old-fashioned Florida that offers a slower paced holiday for couples, friends and families. The beach itself is a three mile stretch of white sand and glorious sea, and always pops up on lists of some of the most beautiful beaches in the world!

Sydney, Australia

Many people associate Sydney in Australia for the iconic sites or Bondi Beach, but actually Manly beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and happens to be situated among the northern beaches of Sydney. Manly itself is a bustling part of the region, and the beach is split into three as it is so big. Don’t forget your camera if you go here, the sunset and golden light offers perfect lighting for some beautiful captures.

What’s the best beach you’ve ever been to?

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Support the Great Barrier Reef With A New Wardrobe

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There’s only one thing better than discovering a gorgeous new fashion brand – and that’s discovering that making a cheeky new purchase or two will be supporting a great cause!

Yoox recently teamed up with Australian brand We Are Handsome to create a collection of swim and gym wear that supports the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the Foundation helps to protect and conserve the Reef and its habitat. With every item sold from the collection, Yoox will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Foundation in order to help recover some of the damage endured by the Reef, including that from bleaching and other associated impacts from climate change.

Today I’ll be sharing all six limited edition designs from the YOOX Loves The Reef collection, available now. The items come in a beautiful navy and white sea/reef-inspired design that is sure to turn a few heads at the beach or gym! I absolutely love this kind of patterned design, especially on swimwear as I find it so flattering on my fair skin, and it also looks great with darker skin tones – an all round winner![/pipdig_padded_text]

[pipdig_padded_text]Starting from the swimwear, the collection consists of two different styles of swimsuits.  The first is a deep-v plunge style swimsuit with thin straps and a low back. If you prefer a more traditional style of swimsuit, there is also a more classic one-piece design with thicker straps and a low back in the same reef-inspired pattern.[/pipdig_padded_text][pipdig_padded_text]The collection also includes two very different bikini designs. The first is a classic halter-neck triangle bikini style with tie-side bottoms, whilst the second design has a more sports-luxe vibe with a high neck top, complete with mesh and zip detailing. This is probably my favourite design from the whole collection![/pipdig_padded_text] [pipdig_padded_text]If you’re looking to add some style to your gym wardrobe, the t-shirt and leggings that are part of this collection are definitely worth checking out! Although I wouldn’t personally style these together, the t-shirt would look great worn with a pair of plain black leggings to add a pop of colour to your outfit, whilst the leggings are great for adding some style to a plain black or white vest!

What is your favourite item from the collection?

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Bright Beach Days With Hunkemoller

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There’s no better time to add a splash of colour to your wardrobe than spring and summer! I love wearing colourful clothes throughout the whole year, but there’s something about the sunnier days that draws me towards even more colourful clothing at this time of year – and my swimwear collection is no different!

Hunkemoller is a brand that I was only recently introduced to. However, their selection of stunning swimwear, all in bold and striking designs and colours, has made me fall in love with the brand. The brand’s designs are all inspired by the season’s runway trends, and you can find anything from a pastel range of colours which look great with a tan, to bolder, richer colours that look amazing on those of us with fairer skin.[/pipdig_padded_text]

[pipdig_padded_text]After browsing through the Hunkemoller website, I decided to go for this gorgeous bikini in the ‘festival’ print. All the bikinis on the Hunkemoller website are sold as separate items – so you can get your perfect fitting bikini top and bottoms. This is great, especially for those of us who normally wear a different size on their top and bottom half.

The things I love the most about this particular bikini is the striking, colourful pattern, and the pleated strap detailing on the bikini top which makes this particular bikini look really unique! The top also has some removable padding, and because the bottom has some tie fastenenings on the sides, this makes it easy to adjust the bikini bottom to your perfect fit.[/pipdig_padded_text]

[pipdig_padded_text]Hunkemoller have also got a Swimwear Style Guide on their website, where you can find some information on the perfect bikini for your body type.

What type of swimwear do you prefer? Simple or striking?

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GOLDEN BAY, MALTA | SNAPPY SNAPS

Golden Bay Malta





View of Golden Bay, Malta from above.


Golden Bay is a gorgeous beach with golden sand and clear blue sea on the north side of Malta.

Golden Bay Malta

Golden Bay Malta

 Golden sand and a clear blue sea.

Golden Bay Malta

 Primark brogues, admittedly not the most ideal beach shoes!

Golden Bay Malta

Golden Bay Malta

Golden Bay Malta

 The waves <3


Golden Bay Malta

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