My Simple Skincare Routine

Red Clay Konjac Sponge
Skincare is such a vital part of anybody's routine. Your skin is such a delicate and precious part of you, and it's always on show, so keeping it looking fresh and fine is a necessity.  I don't necessarily break the bank with my skincare, it's a delicate balance between finding good products and not breaking the bank, which can be somewhat of a challenging task. I have found a little routine however that I've been sticking to rigidly because our skin does respond better to routine, just like any other part of our bodies.

Firstly my biggest skin tip is ...drink plenty of water! You will be surprised just how clear it can keep your skin and keep it loking rejuvinated and replenishing the water you may have lost; and clearing out those nasty toxins.

Bear in mind, firstly, my skin is primarily dry. I suffer with red blotchiness and scarring. I don't believe in piling on product after product, even if they are light and delicate on the skin, I keep it relatively simple and because it is so simple, I've actually been enjoying my routine. Here are the products that I've been using over the past few weeks.

1. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (combination & sensitive skin) - You can purchase it here.
2. Korres Wild Rose Exfoliating Cleanser - You can purchase here.
3. Pixi Glow Tonic - You can purchase here.
4. Pixi Glow Mud Mask - You can purchase here.
5. Pure Natural Beauty Super Grape Night Cream - You can purchase here.
6. Konjac Red Clay Sponge - You can purchase here.




Morning Routine

I start on a morning with my Korres exfoliating cleanser and I apply it with the red clay Konjac sponge. I love the sponge, it's soft but firm, and it helps exfoliate my skin so nicely in correspondence with the Korres. Their Wild Rose line is exquisite and delightful and I always reach for them as my go-to range. With the sponge, I soak it in warm water then begin to softly buff the product into my skin and my skin feels heavenly soft afterwards.

Evening Routine

I take my make-up off with a facecloth and not pads, mostly because I find this scrapes the make-up off a little easier, and because I find the cloths more economically friendly, and in the long-run, cheaper! I use a fair amount of the Micellar water to ensure I have thoroughly cleansed. I will use the Pixi Glow Tonic. A little sweep across the skin and I feel fresh and my skin looks truly refreshed.

Garnier Micellar Water
Pixi Glow Mud Mask

Next I whip out the mud mask (usually twice/three times a week), because I love to indulge and my skin thanks me for it. For all the marzipan lovers out there, this smells exactly like sweet marzipan. It is creamy but dries very quickly on the skin, so my application skills leave a lot to be desired! I leave it on for 15 minutes before washing it gently off with warm water. It leaves my skin feeling silky and utterly pampered! Finally I finish off with a new product I've been enjoying from Marks & Spencer own range, their Pure range, and this one is the Super Grape nightcream, which comes with a pump, which is OK, not always the most practical for scraping out the last little drops of product, but it is a very moisturising cream and sinks in very nicely. So far, I've not been moisturising during the day because my nighttime routine has really been holding up wonderfully!

Pure Super Grape Nightcream

That's it. Short but simple, and incredibly effective, and for those who suffer with dry skin or blotchy, red scarred skin, I find exfoliating daily and sticking to a set routine, can mean you will achieve healthier, glowing skin, which makes applying make-up that extra little bit satisfying when it slides on like a dream and makes you look incredibly flawless. It's time you started enjoying your skincare and it's time you started reaping the benefits.

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Alex Carro Skincare Review

As an avid traveller, I am always keen to find good skincare that I can take with me that wil be reliable and able to fit in my suitcase easily! I am currently using Alex Carro Skincare, multi-useable and unisex, it makes it brilliant to give as a gift or just for yourself. Blended in Barcelona, the Spanish knowledge of skin puts a lot of faith into me! Here are the things that I received in my Discovery Set, which you can purchase here! It comes in a little durable pouch which is perfect to travel with.

The best part about Alex Carro is that their products are cruelty free and 100% natural, which makes using them an even bigger pleasure! I am a huge believer in natural products.



Balancing Face Oil

This smells really good. The whole set has a herbally smell, made with natural ingredients, it truly is a perfect unisex smell. The oil isn't greasy, and it settles nicely into the skin making it a great choice for post-fight skin or even something to have in your carry on bag to use during your flight.



Facial Cleanser

This is a real pick me up item for the mornings or evenings after a long day of travel. Cleanse your skin before you leave the house for your travels, or after a long day to wind down, with it's gorgeous smell!! It's refreshing and lightweight which would also make it a good choice for a warmer climate.



Exfoliating Powder

This is such a novelty and also a brilliant idea. It's proven to help breakdown the dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling rejuvinated and generally healthier. Radiant skin whilst you're travelling can be difficult to achieve, but with this powder, it generally makes life a lot easier in the longrun!



Multiuse Balm

Again this is by far the most practical of all the items. This is brilliant because it can be used on chapped lips, dry hands, or any dry skin areas, and is completely multi purpose. It's such a huge brilliant little pot of goodness and perfect to keep in your handbag whilst you are out and about!



Face Cream

Everyone needs a facecream. Whether you are male or female, your skin can be exposed to harsh weather conditions and a little nourishment will go a long way! This is a brilliant choice, packed with hyaluronic acid and other good stuff, this really nourishes the skin and makes it feel supple and moisturised.



They are brilliant travel choices and even better as they are unisex, you could share with your other half to save time, money and space in your case!

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Tips For Tinnitus Sufferers


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Tinnitus is an exceptionally overwhelmingly difficult condition to live with. Tinnitus is a condition which creates a severe ringing in the ears, sometimes a roaring or hissing, which can often lead to anxiety, stress and much more. Around five years ago, I came home from a music concert, only the next day, to be very aware of a ringing in my ears that was exceptionally loud and very disturbing to me. I felt perhaps it would disappear and that it was the after effects of listening to very loud music in a small venue. The ringing didn't fade. I went to the doctors, and a referral to an ear specialist, the ringing was incredibly worrying to me, very noticeable and when it was quiet, I felt as though my head was going to pop. It was discovered by doctors that my hearing was top notch. Thankfully it had not affected my hearing, but my anxiety was sky high, and for someone who already has anxiety issues, this was not a pleasant experience at all.

It gets better however. I was never given much advice on how to control my Tinnitus. Some say, it may go away forever, it may go away and come back, or it may never go away. There's nothing we can do, and your ears are perfectly healthy. It doesn't have to end here. Tinnitus varies from person to person, and mine has never gone away, yet I have learned to turn off from it, and I'm no longer struck with a feeling of utter helplessness and the drowning feeling of being trapped in my own head.

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Tip One: Keep low sound around you all the time!

At night, I felt my Tinnitus was at its worst. The darkness enveloped me and coupled with my Tinnitus, I got barely any sleep, I didn't know what to do and it was only when I discovered phone apps that play sounds, that I realized I could finally get my life back. It sounds simple. It is...and it's worth a try. Keeping sounds on low and focusing solely on what you hear can allow you to stop hearing the ringing in your ears. It takes a strict mind, and you have to train your mind to forget but the night times are so much easier for me. I turn on my waterfall sound or rain sounds, and I do not tune in at all to the ringing in my ears. During the day, I tend to keep headphones in if I'm home alone or the TV on low. Keeping other sounds around you are really important.

Tip Two: Do NOT have loud music or loud sounds around you or directly into your ears!

This will only aggravate your Tinnitus in the long run and it's something I have tried and bitterly regretted. Keep it low, or moderate.

Tip Three: Use preventative measures

If you are wanting to go to a loud venue, then taking preventative measures is a must. I often use ear plugs, easy to pop in, and they really muffle the sound meaning your ears don't take as much of the strain and in the long-run, your Tinnitus won't become worse. I often find some basic ones from the chemist do the trick.


Of course every case is different and you have to also remember that there are many tips and tricks to help you live an easier, anxiety free life, which won't stop you from doing the things you love. If you want more information, then please take a look at Action On Hearing Loss who have a whole section dedicated to Tinnitus and what you can do. They are also currently looking into cures for Tinnitus. You are never alone.

Find them on Twitter here.

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Tangle Teaser - Ultimate Finishing Brush

For anyone who has the fine hair curse, keeping your little locks of hair healthy and not having them shed everywhere is a mammoth task. We all want thick, luscious hair that doesn't need any boosting or much attention, but that is a near to impossible thing to achieve, and sometimes our hair needs a little extra assistance.

I was kindly sent the Tangle Teaser Ultimate Hairbrush. I had never delved into the world of tangle teasers before, having just used the ordinary brush, swept it through my hair and thought nothing more of it, this was a little treat! It is pink, super girly and undeniably cute, with a good thick sturdy wad of bristles. Designed to work on any hair, and even hair extensions, I thought I would give it a little whiz and see if it lived upto expectations of creating volumizing hair, without causing any damage.

Tangle Teaser


Tangle Teaser bristles













The bristles are very fine, they were light and when brushing my hair, I did feel a tiny bit of resistance, but it brushed through my hair without seeing any fallen hairs sticking to the brush. I tend to shed a lot of hair anyway, as do most people but my hair is super fine, so keeping my hair healthy is essential to stop it looking sparse. The brush works well on both wet hair and dry hair, I found that on wet hair it did seem to brush through a little easier, but I began to style my hair as normal with the brush, using it to brush back as I dried my hair. I could tell just from using it once that my hair did not feel as fly-away as it can with a regular brush. It added a little bit of volume, I will say that, but I can imagine this would be a perfect brush for someone with thicker hair who likes to do the occasional fancy up-do because of it's large surface area.

I will happily continue using the Tangle Teaser, it's a good investment for people who love haircare and are thinking of changing up their haircare routine. Regular old brushes are renowned to cause microtears and over time this can make your hair damaged, cause more split ends and ultimately make your hair unmanagable. For more information on the brush, click here!


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Microblade Your Way Into 2017

Brows have been the biggest trend for 2016. The bigger the better, the thicker the better, no fears of forgetting to pluck your eyebrows this year, because full lush eyebrows have been the hottest beauty trend. Yet, for those of us who are not lucky enough to have a mass of thick black eyebrows, and perhaps have a more sparse brow, trying to get those eyebrows 'on fleek' is not going to come easy. Every woman suits a different shape eyebrow depending on their face shape and eye shape, yet, it is important to have good eyebrows...they define and structure your face, and when your brows are on, your make up is definitely half way there! 

This is why Microblading is set to become the hottest new trend of 2017. A form of tattooing, it permanently creates neat, flawless looking brows that you never have to worry about again. It has become incredibly popular already across the celebrity universe, with stars like Michelle Keegan jumping on the Microblading bandwagon! It is also a really savvy alternative if you are suffering with any form of medical condition where you may have lost your brow hairs. 



The go to woman is Karen Betts, who has twenty years in Microblading and endeavours to create flawless, natural looking brows, and has a plethora of satisfied customers. 

"My technique involves using a small handheld device, with a very sharp blade at the bottom; which is used to draw on small hair-like strokes to the brows. These are drawn on in different lengths and directions using my KB PRO Pigments that are designed to blend in with the client's natural hair colouring; giving impeccable and unbeatable results. It is incredibly important to me and my team that the brows we create suit the facial shape, thickness and natural colouring of the person; to make the brows look natural." - Karen 

Karen Betts

Microblading is a wonderful way to achieve those gorgeous, filled, perfectly shaped brows that you have always wanted, without the hassle of trying to create natural and neat brows on your own. It is a real treat for all the brow junkies out there and be sure to check out Karen Betts over on her website here! Get ready and set for the Microblading trend of 2017! 







Your Leg Joints Don't Have To Be Anything Other Than The Bee's Knees




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Everyday, most of us rely heavily on our knees to carry out our day-to-day tasks. The support us when we walk and run, and they hold our legs together when we sit down. Our knees have to endure an enormous amount of stress each day. Especially when compared to other areas of the body. 
This means that knees are often one of the first parts of our bodies to fail with age. Of course, this can create huge problems in someone’s life. Not being able to walk or sit can make working impossible. It can also make simple tasks like popping to the shop into a battle. Before you knees fail, though, you’ll probably have to suffer some pain, too. Knees never go down easy. They put up a painful fight that can last for decades. 
Living with pain is impossible for most. It can not only affect your day-to-day life, but also your mood and psychological state. Being in pain everyday will quickly make someone depressed. It will also affect their general mood. Making them react violently to things that are small, and sometimes even ignore things that are big. Of course, this isn’t your fault. It’s hard to remain calm when you’re in pain. But, it that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do anything about it.
Joint surgery has come a long way in the last few years. Like most medical science, the advent of modern computing has paved the way for new discoveries. But, what do this mean for you? Well, it means that most knee problems can be solved. And, it doesn’t have to be a long and painful ordeal. Today’s surgery is always undertaken with the aim of making as little of an impact as possible. In fact, most hospitals will use methods that promote rapid healing. This will usually involve being on your feet as quickly as possible, after surgery.
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A lot of people use this sort of treatment. And, it has incredibly high success rates. So, you’re not likely to suffer any complications with it. There is one common problem, though. In large public hospitals, it’s incredibly hard for staff to monitor and control infections. When surgery is performed, these infections will often affect the patient. Of course, they are easily treatable, but it’s still added time in the hospital. The hospital itself will do everything it can to avoid the risk of an infection. But, you’re never completely in the clear. This is why it’s best to use a private hospital for this sort of procedure. Highgate Private Hospital is a great place to start your search, as they set the standard for private care.
Your knees are an incredibly sensitive part of your body. It’s worth protecting them as well as you can. With regular checkups and constant attention, it’s easy to avoid major knee problems in the future. A lot of problems can be solved early on, before they become something much bigger. Hopefully, this will inspire you to take better care of your knees in the future.

TRAVEL: London Living Could Be Just What You Need When Holidaying On A Budget






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For those of us who love to travel, the world is a big place. You might enjoy casting your net far away. It’s not always practical to go the distance in your travel pursuits, though. For those times when you need something a little closer to home, London offers it all. If you don’t have long, or don’t have the funds for a holiday further afield, London won't disappoint. If you’ve never been before, or haven’t been in a long time, you’ll be surprised what the city has to offer. This guide can give you an idea of what you can expect during your stay. Be warned, the list is sure to tempt you! 
PLACES TO STAY
First on the agenda for any trip is a place to stay. Without a hotel booked, there won’t be any holiday! London has a rich variety of hotels on offer. Your decision depends on your budget. If you’re planning to splash out on your trip, you could book into some of the famous Mayfair hotels. This top spot offers hotels such as The Ritz and the Dukes. They're sure to give you the London experience of luxury. If you don't want to splash that much cash, there are plenty of alternatives on offer. Looking at areas a little further afield will lead you to many cheaper options. There are many hotels In Shepherds Bush and other such areas which will be more affordable. 
GET EDUCATED DURING YOUR STAY
There are many opportunities to get educated while staying in London. You could get cultured with a visit to Tate Modern, where you’ll see many amazing art pieces on display. Are isn’t the only option. There’s plenty for the historians among you, too. The Natural History Museum offers a rich exploration of the natural history of the world. It's even home to an iconic T-rex skeleton! If you prefer your history up close and personal, London can offer that too. A trip to the Tower of London will take you straight into Tudor history and is something you won’t forget in a hurry. Get to grips with the bloody history of the site by signing up for a tour. You’ll find out some fascinating history you never knew!

MAKE THE MOST OF THE SIGHTS
You can’t visit London without doing a little sightseeing. A perfect way to do this is to take a ride on the London Eye. Built in the year 2000, this spectacular carousel will take you high into the London sky. Rest assured that you'd be able to get a good look at all the sights while you’re up there. This is no fast ride. Trips usually take between 30 - 40 minutes, so you’ll get a good look at everything. If you prefer, you can walk the city to see the sights. That way, you can get close to them. There’s Buckingham Palace, the houses of Parliament and Big Ben, among others. Do some research and plan your way around London!

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty

It's no surprise that the new Joan Collins range, Timeless Beauty was, of course going to have chic written all over it, but the new compact, is deliciously goreous, with an elegance and style that is befitting of any woman who like sto look good and feel good. The compact encapsulates chic classic style, with a modern twist, a lipstick that sits perfectly in the compact, making it the best compact to slip neatly in your bag, and makes for a beautiful travelling companion. 

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty
Joan Collins Timeless Beauty

This compact comes with a pressed powder in a delicate shade, and a little applicator, which is soft and dainty. The lipstick in this compact is the Divine Lips 'Amanda', a daring, bold bright lip that effortlessly mixes a classic red colour with a deep fiery terracotta colour. It's rustic and autumnal, which makes it a good choice for most skin tones, I would say it may compliment a darker skin tone more, but on pale skin, it brightens up the dullness, adds a bit of glam, and is easily buildable for a night look. Dramatic and fierce, it is perfect for a lady ready to make a statement!

The application is creamy and dreamy, doesn't smudge easily, and it's also easily rectified if you slip over the lipline a little. It sets with a satin finish, velvety and sits nicely on the lips without drying out, or feeling too liquidy. The longevity is reasonable, it can withstand a cup of coffee and a good few hours without needing any touch ups. The deep colour bleeds into the lip lovely, so it only really requires a very mild handed touch up.


Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Lipstick 'Amanda' swatch 


The range also features a very generous sized Countour Eyeliner, in Black, which looks incredibly long lasting and longer than many eyeliners I have seen before. It's soft, made with Japan Wax, from natural ingredients, and creates a very soft smoky look if you use a heavy hand, or a precise neat line.  The eyeliner is packed in with Vitamin E, making it a current favourite to reach for. Products that are laced with good stuff, makes them even more pleasurable to wear and use! 

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Eyeliner 'Black'


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Whatever The Weather!

For any of my fellow Brits, you will be painfully aware, that this unpredictable little island, the weather can be somewhat unpleasent and grim. Many of us rush out of the house without an umbrella, only have to face that impending raincloud that drenches your nice coat, not to mention your hair, which only creates a ball of frizz on top of your head. It's certainly easy to grab the lightest jacket you can find because you spot that little bit of sunshine and hope for the best, only to find out that it's much colder than anticipated! 

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We live in such a busy world, that sometimes checking the weather on a morning can be one of the last things we do. I often find that the weather report can sometimes be inaccurate and of course tend to focus on the larger areas as opposed to your exact location, therefore making it a little more difficult to pinpoint exactly what the weather will be like. This is why you should look at this weather app, a winning app that gives accurate current and future weather reports, which allows you to be on the go, and with one quick click, check how the will progress throughout the day, ensuring you can be prepared for that little burst of rain, or flurry of snow, which may make you want to take a raincheck on those evening drinks!


WeatherBug App

Available on iPhone and Android, the app is free and it is powered by the world's largest network of professional weather stations, which means quick, real-time updates of the weather no matter where you are in the world. Offering 18 animated maps, lightening alerts, measures wind units, and much more, you can set up alerts to keep track of any changes in your area, to ensure you keep warm, cool, prepared....and safe. A perfect app for frequent travellers, who are not too sure what travelling outfit to wear for the weather difference at your destination. Also for those of us who are prone to a little bit of hayfever through those warmer months, it can give you a reading of how much pollen is in the air, to make sure you pack those all important anti-histamines. 


WeatherBug App

Remember, you never have to be caught out again by this precarious weather. Don't forget, stay on top of the weather radar! You're only one click away!


Top Locations for Expanding Your Kids' Horizons

When you have kids, you want the best for them. This is a natural instinct. After all, you want them to have what’s best in the world. Now, travel may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think about boosting your child’s wellbeing and potential. We generally focus on education, hobbies, and socialisation. But extended periods of travel really can make all the difference when it comes to making your child a more rounded individual. Not only will it expose them to new cultures besides their own, but it will allow them to re-examine their own morals, . What’s more? They’ll begin to realise that world is truly their oyster! There’s no stopping them from going anywhere or doing whatever it is that they please. Here are just a few different places that could prove perfect for a longer term trip with your little ones. You never know, they could be calling any of these places home in the not-so-distant future!

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Iceland
When we raise our kids, we want them to have good morals and values. Iceland is renowned for this. Just take a look at their track record. Not only are they the country with the highest levels of gender equality in the world, but the country is also filled with individuals who are trying their hardest to protect the planet. Let’s take a longer look into this now, as these are such important subjects that they deserve much more than a sweeping statement. In Iceland, the right to equal resources and opportunities is a widely considered a fundamental right and one of the foundations for a prosperous and harmonious planet, regardless of an individual’s gender. As of 2017, the country has topped the World Economic Forum’s Survey for gender equality for the seventh year in a row, despite being pitted against a total of 143 other countries. The gender income gap is to be non-existent by 2022 and women boast 44% of representation on company boards. What better place is there to see your kids thrive in equality? As for the environment, Iceland is renowned for maintaining its unspoiled natural beauty. Where other countries have destroyed their natural habitats for the sake of profit, Iceland is still home to lagoons, waterfalls, geysers, green valleys, active volcanoes, and more. They champion geothermal energy and campaign for green projects year round. On top of this great moral values, there’s a thriving cultural scene!
Indonesia

Indonesia’s seventeen islands make up the world’s largest archipelago. So there’s bound to be someplace out there that will interest each and every . Now, let’s face one of the most prominent differences between your current home and Indonesia: the language. If you stay in Indonesia for a prolonged period of time, it may be the first time you ever find yourself immersed in a country where people don’t necessarily speak your native language. Instead, people will generally speak Indonesian. However, kids pick different languages up quickly and think how profitable it will be for your little ones to be bilingual! Once you’ve immersed yourself in the culture, you’re likely to be able to speak the language well too. You can start learning Bahasa Indonesian before you leave, as this will allow you to communicate on a basic level with others in shops, restaurants, and in general social situations. The rest will come naturally as you spend more time around people. Indonesia is a great place to expand your children’s perception of the wider world if you’re going to have to work at the same time too. In most places, you’d end up spending a fortune on childcare while you work from home. However, you will also have easy access to childcare in Indonesia, with live-in helpers not being out of the ordinary. This means that you will be able to focus on your career without having to worry excessively about finding childminders or other help to occupy your children. So, if this sounds like the kind of adventure that you want to take your family on, take a moment look at the different types of accommodation available to you. From spiritual locations in Yogyakarta - rumahdijual.com/yogyakarta/ - to bigger cities such as Jakarta, there's bound to be something that stirs your interest.

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The U.K.
The U.K. is an easy step when it comes to a move. First of all, we share the same language! This can make a move so much less daunting both for you and your little ones. It will allow everyone to settle in more simply, making new friends and acquaintances and feeling more at home much more quickly. So, why take a long trip to somewhere that seems pretty similar? Well, the U.K. has a profound amount of culture for such a small set of islands. Yes, there are castles. But there also museums and a huge number of blue plaques on buildings to mark out significant culture moments or inhabitants. Britain is home to Shakespeare, the Beatles, Princess Diana, Alfred Hitchcock… the list goes on. Whether you’re interested in literature, film, or music, some of the classics hail from here. Your kids can learn about all of them. This will stir interest in all sorts of areas. Chances are that your little ones will return home with a new career in mind each day. It’s best to open their eyes to all of the creative possibilities out there from an early age! What’s more? If you’re interested in travelling from one place to another, the U.K.’s location means that subsequent travel to most parts of Europe is affordable and fast. It’s a great place to start out that could lead to further holidays or excursions to France, Spain, Portugal, and the Canary Islands for next to nothing!
Australia
Sure, when we think of Australia, the outback may spring to mind - crocodiles, bogs, wildfires, scorpions, poisonous snakes and terrifying spiders - but in reality, the majority of Australia’s population are kept well away from all of that and inhabit large, modern cities. We’ve just been watching a few too many survival programmes! So, why not take a look at some of the more modernised and habitable places that this great country has to offer! While you may not find yourself face to face with a Kangaroo, petting Wombats, or tussling a Great White, one of the stereotypes that does tend to ring true when it comes to Australia is the laid-back lifestyle. Rather than launching your child into a lifestyle of panic, pressure and stress, why not allow them to spend time somewhere where things aren’t rushed? What’s more? The cities have comparatively low crime rates, which might be attributed to this very laid back outlook. This means you don’t have to worry as much about your family’s safety while you’re away. Other benefits include a multicultural society and low population density (Aus has fewer inhabitants than Britain despite being a profoundly larger country), meaning that your children can interact with others from all sorts of different backgrounds and with a whole array of cultural heritage. But when you think that things can’t get any better, bear in mind the country’s astounding climate and stunning natural scenery. Where else in the world could you snorkel the world’s largest coral reef on the weekend? Or lie back and relax on powdery sands without straying too far from home? Like the U.K. you also don’t have to worry about picking up an extra language. Bear in mind that instead of being a necessity, languages can always be taught as an extracurricular activity! Key cities to consider include Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth.
While these are four brilliant alternative places to raise your kids, there are plenty more countries out there. You just have to make sure to take the time out to do your research. Sure, you might not move in the end. But it’s always worth having a look. At the end of the day, you can always travel to these places recreationally to check them out. If they don’t suit you, then you haven’t lost anything! You’ve just had a nice trip away from home. But in some cases, a given location will catch your heart, and you could be calling it home before you know it.


I've Discovered the World Now it's Time to Discover Love on Badoo

There comes a time in your life, when the luster of your ever expanding travel itinerary suddenly becomes a little dull, and it’s easy to become burned out. Soaking up culture, and immersing yourself in historical cities is still a boon for my mental and physical wellbeing, I can’t pretend it isn’t, yet there can be a lack of connection to life at home. A certain disruption to the homely obligatory agenda; go for Friday night drinks, or perhaps, catch up with an old friend on Skype that always seems to elude your memory. It’s easy to become burdened with work and travel, but avoiding this emotional burnout doesn’t have to be difficult. Discovering the world is enlightening and perhaps opens up your mind to other cultures, religions and races; it allows you to create a bigger network of friends in the long run, but finding them is not always easy.

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I’ve been exploring the exciting vibrant online world of Badoo; a dating focused social network, with a plethora of key features that put this network ahead of the game. Badoo is the largest dating app in the world! Essentially a place to find love, Badoo offers a safe environment to chat, make friends, with both male and females, and engage is enticing conversation, expanding your network of friends, whilst still allowing a distance. Badoo can slot perfectly into your busy travel life, whether you’re at the other side of the world, or stuck pinned to your office chair firing out emails; it’s easily accessible.


Discover 366m people at your fingertips; is one of Badoo’s most exciting slogans. In simple terms, it’s a vast exciting network, and you are guaranteed to find someone who shares your hobbies, passions, problems or postcode! Here are some of the major reasons to use Badoo, and it’s not just their security or safety features, it’s not just their huge collection of people worldwide, but it’s the fun features that they’ve added to Badoo, which create an electrifying buzz whilst you’re using the network. Face recognition allows the app to find the closest person in their network to your celebrity crush; it’s fun, fresh and simple! Highlighted below are some of the most modern, incredible features that Badoo has to offer, which focus greatly on women’s security, which is a prominent topic for any single lady, myself being one of them, I like to ensure the people I am talking to are the people who match their profile photos.  

1.  Video Calls & Selfie Request

Chat to anyone you connect with via video calls, it’s simple and easy and doesn’t require picking up and meeting a stranger for the first time outside of your comfort zone. Play by your rules, and first and foremost stay safe. The ‘Selfie Request’ simply means the person you’re talking to, is required to pop over a selfie as proof that they are the person showing in their photograph. In essence, it is photo verification, and this is a novel idea, especially for first time online daters. If anything seems untoward with any activity on your account, there is a helpful team available 24/7 to assist. 

2. Location, Location, Location

Badoo offer a ‘People Nearby’ feature, which allows you to tap in any location you’re in, whether you’re on the road traveling in Europe or at home perusing the local shops, you can connect. It’s easy to feel a little claustrophobic and potentially concerned when you feel that apps are receiving information about your location, but Badoo only access your location on a 30-mile radius, so you’re always safe.

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3. Finding & Maintaining Connection

This makes finding mutual friends incredibly easy. Badoo offers a ‘Friends In Common’ feature, allowing you to find people you may not realize are nearby you often; including a ‘Bumped Into’ feature, such innovative ideas have been sunk into each and every aspect of this dating site, and with this feature, you’re able to see who you may have walked past earlier in the day, whilst stepping out of your favourite coffee shop, maybe even leaving the gym. It’s a brilliant way to make new friends, a new gym buddy, or even a new boyfriend!

It’s a safe, fun way to connect, and of course you can access it by the tap of a button on your phone, no matter where you are. For me, playing around making new friends whilst on a long train journey to work, is an exciting new concept; allowing me to discover life and maybe love on my terms, my time, and my way. Download Badoo today, and find out who you may discover. Our journeys have only just begun!

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Places That All Thrillseeking Travelers Should Visit

Everyone has their own things they like to when traveling. For some, they can’t imagine anything better than entering an all inclusive resort for two weeks so they can lie around the pool, drink cocktails, and do pretty much nothing.





Then there are others who like a bit more action, and you even have those people who like to be constantly on the go, and are the ultimate thrill-seekers who simply want to try everything on offer.
If you don’t relish the idea of the resort life, and are looking for something more adrenaline-fueled, then the places below will likely be right up your street.

SKYDIVE DUBAI:

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If you’ve ever wanted to jump out of a plane, then where better to have that experience than directly over the Palm Island while you get the rush you want and enjoy incredible views? Dubai is becoming something of a hotspot for extreme sport, from the skydiving to ziplining, then there’s really everything here you could want for a thrill-fueled trip of a lifetime.

EDGEWALK AT THE CN TOWER:


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If you’ve ever wanted to take a trip to the Canadian city of Toronto, then you can also have your adrenaline rush whilst there. The EdgeWalk at the CN Tower is a popular attraction that allows you to be harnessed to the very top of the tower and walk around the edge, while having your picture taken and waving your hands at the people below, who probably can’t see you because of how high you are. If you want to take things one step further, you can also get married in an EdgeWalk Wedding.

INTERACTIVE HISTORY TOURS:


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If you love horror movies, or just enjoy the rush of getting a good fright, then there are plenty of amazingly interactive and realistic running in cities across the country. Whether you want to take a stroll through the dungeons in London and Edinburgh, or you prefer to go through the streets shared by an infamous serial killer, then you can sign up for the Jack The Ripper Tour, where you’re promised some serious frights.

SHARK CAGE DIVING:


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The idea of getting up close and personal with a great white is something that many people would have nightmares about, but a thrillseeker, such as yourself could think of nothing more fun to do. There are many tour companies who run these in South Africa, where you get into the cage in full diving gear, and then are lowered into the water, where the sharks will soon be over to have a look at you in your cage. You will be protected, as the cages are very well constructed, and will be able to take photos and videos of the sharks as they approach you and interact with you.
Now that you have some ideas for your next adventure-filled trip, then the only difficult part will be deciding which one to try first. Whether you decide to fly as far as South Africa, or stay closer to home, there are so many things to try that will satisfy your need for adrenaline.