On Dry Hair, Co Cleansing and Coconut Oil
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On Dry Hair, Co Cleansing and Coconut Oil

Travel Beauty Update! 34 days in: my skin is a lot better, and seems to have calmed right down. It’s not quite glowing, but it’s not disgusting. My hair on the other hand, is revolting. Weeks of scraping it up…

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Cruising the Keralan Backwaters in Alleppey.
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Cruising the Keralan Backwaters in Alleppey.

We’ve haven’t even been in India a week yet, but so far it’s been very good to us. The food is amazing, the people are friendly & the weather, if a little hot, is amazing. The north will be really…

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A Guide to Sri Lanka
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A Guide to Sri Lanka

We thought we would do a little summary at the end of each country, highlighting our highlights as it were! We hope it will serve as a quick travel guide to each destination, a bit more manageable than reading the…

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An Epic Train Journey in Sri Lanka
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An Epic Train Journey in Sri Lanka

Yesterday, Lucy and I undertook a journey that made Bilbo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee look like they popped to the shops for some milk. One that makes the annual migration of the Sperm and Grey Whales seem positively minute. We…

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Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka
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Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka

We’ve written a few times about our disappointment with the Lonely Planet Sri Lanka guidebook, and today highlighted why you should always follow your instinct as opposed to just blindly following a guidebook. Particularly when it comes to travelling. I…

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Beauty Skincare – My Not So Glowing Holiday Complexion
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Beauty Skincare – My Not So Glowing Holiday Complexion

3 weeks in and I thought I would have tanned, glowing holiday skin by now. How wrong could I be! I’ve actually got the worst skin I’ve had in a long time….probably since my first weeks in beauty – the…

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Ella, Sri Lanka and Why I Didn’t Really Like it.
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Ella, Sri Lanka and Why I Didn’t Really Like it.

We had a fab time staying at Superson in Uda Walawa, but we were keen to move onto the next stage of our trip (and of our guide book) so set off for Ella, ‘everyone’s favourite hill country village!’. We…

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Bundala National Park, Sri Lanka
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Bundala National Park, Sri Lanka

    Leaving beautiful Mirissa was sad, as we loved the chilled out beach and lovely Homestay. Nevertheless we were getting more and more keen to see some elephants so off we went. We had read about both Yala and…

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A Guide to Whale Watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka
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A Guide to Whale Watching in Mirissa, Sri Lanka

After what seemed like a week in Galle, we had seriously itchy feet and were both ready to move onto somewhere else. The question was where, and after hours deciphering our hitherto trusty Lonely Planet guides confused and confusing reviews…

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The Wonder Serum You Need.
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The Wonder Serum You Need.

Many months ago, when I was gainfully employed by a great British retailer there were many meetings and summits held about my travels and how I might start a beauty blog. That was a bit of an exaggeration, but you…

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Negombo: A Beautiful Beach Town in Sri Lanka
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Negombo: A Beautiful Beach Town in Sri Lanka

Oli and I arrived in Sri Lanka pretty excited and slightly hysterical after a roughly 24 hour round trip and about 8 hours sleep between the 2 of us. The plane only takes 12 hours if you fly direct, but we…

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Inside My Travel Makeup Bag
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Inside My Travel Makeup Bag

First off, I’m a heinous over-packer when it comes to my travel makeup. I have zero restraint….so please don’t judge me, and bear this in mind as you dear reader will, no doubt, will be a normal human being with…

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Happy New Year!
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Happy New Year!

So it’s the first day of 2014, and 9 days until we leave England for 6 and a bit months. Thus far, it’s pretty much the same as last year (bar the horrendous hangover of Mrs C) which has been…

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How to Get a Visa for India
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How to Get a Visa for India

Travel planning I’ve been backpacking before, but only to those joyous meccas where you are granted a Visa on Arrival as a British citizen. This is new territory to both of us and we are handling it quite differently (Oli…

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Navigating through the blogosphere……
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Navigating through the blogosphere……

We thought it would be simple. We were wrong. Trying to decipher your way through the various different routes to blogging is a logistical nightmare fraught with language we just do not understand. Ultimately, I managed to waste a fair…

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