summer nights bbq dealz nadia el ferdaoussi


We’ve been threatening to have a 5th Floor Collective BBQ in Vicki’s garden (of truth as we renamed it, or #GOT which can get a bit confusing) since probably summer of 2015. So we set a date and commit to making it happen come rain or shine. It was a great excuse to welcome back…

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, to have a bikini body you must have a body and wear a bikini. Simples. The more time I spend in one, the more I want to be comfy and confident wearing a bikini though. Much like someone who wears jeans a lot wants to be comfy and confident in their favourite skinnies. That’s where Underdog Boxing came in.

Summer make up must haves

Summer Sun Make Up Must Haves

I try to wear less make up (and clothes, admittedly) on holidays plus I’m always conscious of baggage allowance, but I’m a sucker for limited edition summer packaging so this lot made it into my holiday make up bag on my recent trip to Turkey. What are your summer sun make up must haves? The edit, clockwise from top: MAC Turquatic EDT // Benefit They’re Real Mascara Beyond Blue // Elizabeth Arden Sunkissed Pearls Cream Eye Shadow Stylo // Clarins Aquatic Treasures Waterproof Eye Pencil Aquatic Green // The Body Shop Honey Bronze Highlighting Dome // Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector Coral

high factor tanning oils

Here Comes the Summer Sun

All hail the high factor tanning oils! In the last few years I’ve been converted from using the lowest SPF I could get away with without burning to the highest I can wear while still getting a tan. Turns out those high factor tans look better and last longer, no dirty looking patches or reptile-like peeling a week later, just a somewhat safer tan that lasts.