Saturday, August 16, 2014

MYKONOS.. Part 4

This post is going to be more photos than words.. Mykonos is just so beautiful and photos are much better than my ramblings.  We left Piraeus and took the Ferry to Mykonos early morning around 7am.

We stayed at Aeolos Hotel Mykonos > If anyone wants an amazing resort only minutes from the city with the most amazing hospitality from the owners. Book here! Make sure you book early on as they get booked out fast. The owners Panos and his family are simply amazing. You come as strangers and leave as family.

They picked us up from Port and had all our bags taken care of. #winning

We stayed on the island for 5 days so we had plenty of time to party, sun bake and see the sights.
Mykonos did not disappoint.

The first afternoon we basically dropped our stuff at the resort and took the walk to the mykonos city to get some food - I don't know if it was just us and we took the wrong pathway but my god there was 101 stairs to get down into the city. Not to mention it was nearly 30 degrees. - I realized how unfit i was. Ugh
All I wanted to do after lunch was sun bake by the pool at the resort so that's what we did.

Our first night we decided to hang out at the resort with some others we had met (and the boys wanted to watch the world cup - Of course, the time we go travelling the world cup has to be on and the main priority for those two was getting to somewhere that had a tv lol!)

The next morning  we had the choice to hire a car or scooter - We went with the car we only planned to have it for 2 days anyway.  This little while car rolls into the driveway and I had to laugh. It was super cute.

We started at one of the end island and drove. I'll admit the Boyfriend did most (all) of the driving as he felt I cant drive the best back home, let alone on the opposite side of the road and in a manual car in a foreign country. I thought that was for the best too. Some of the roads in Mykonos are so narrow! We came nose to nose with a bus on, what I could consider a one way street. End result: We ended up reversing all the way back up the street so the bus could get through.
Bus: 1 - Us: 0

We stopped at Thalassa Beach Bar - Which is near Kalafatis beach.
Perfect view for lunch.

The food and drinks where pretty expensive but tasted amazing!
I went with the chicken salad and I was surprised with the amount of meat that was in it.

After a massive day of exploring and driving around, we hit up the pool again

The nightlife on the Island is next level. I'm just going to say this and hopefully no one reading this gets offended.. Mykonos is full of Gays (Men especially!) I could tell you so many stories of incidents that we had with the Boyf and his little brother being mistaken for being a couple, and I being the sister or friend.
Some of the guys staying at the resort - had a few cracks at the boyfriend. I thought it was rather funny.

One thing that I loved about Mykonos was the streets. They were all paved and traditional. We spent alot of time in Mykonos city down near little Venice and the water.

I'd never been somewhere just so damn pretty.
Everywhere you turned - photo opportunity. The food, The People - Spot on.

One of my favorite places was Elia Beach - We spent our last full day here getting black and laying on beach beds eating and drinking.

The one thing I'll remember about Mykonos was the beaches, by far they had the best beaches that it'd ever seen and the water was perfect for swimming.

The perfect way to end the best 5 days on the island.

Next stop > Santorini.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


A few weeks ago the boyfriend asked if I wanted anything from iherb and if so we could go half in postage. He ordered 10 boxes of protein bars and I ordered The Real Technique brushes by Samantha Chapman. I had kept my eyes on these for a while and even went into Price line - but as soon as I noticed the price I walked out. How redic is the mark up for those brushes in Australia!? 
By the end of the week our order had arrived. Super fast. Cant complain with that.

There was 4 brushes within the kit:
  • Detailer Brush
  • Foundation Brush (liquid)
  • Buffing Brush
  • Contour Brush

For some weird reason, which I'll put down to be lazy. I didn't use the brushes straight away. It wasn't until that weekend that I ripped these little babies out and gave them a test.
10/10 - The foundation brush leaves such a flawless look and the buffing brush is perfect! 
I highly recommend if you've wanted to buy some of these brushes, please do.
I also did a makeup clean that weekend and got rid of so much old makeup I've never used - How good does it feel to just have your basics easy to find.

I went to the Emporium for the first time since it had opened. Holy Hek - How amazing is that place!?
It reminded me of shopping in Barcelona.

When I posted this on Instagram everyone was telling me about the magnums.. but I'll admit I didn't even get one!?! What the.. I know

Since I've been back from Europe I've been working on my fitness. I hate running. but I've teamed up with a colleague of mine at work and each morning we've been meeting at 6am and have started running for around 45minutes. God help the poor residents of Richmond who have to see me running. But so far - So good. 

I've surprised myself being so disciplined getting out of bed on these really cold mornings we've had. But I think its been that fact that I know my colleague would kick my ass if I didn't show up. It is strange that I need someone else to motivate me? I've also tried to be eating healthy too. I actually don't mind eating healthy as I love fruits and vegetables I just don't like putting in the prep work. 
Do you have any suggestions on quick - easy - yet healthy food options that I can snack on during the day? My desk draw is already full of almonds and muesli bars.

I went to Chemist Warehouse last week to quickly pick up some more mascara - That place, I tell you I go in there for one thing and I end up without a doubt leaving with twice the amount. Its bad.

I brought a Rimmel Mascara and the girl at the counter suggested that If I spent another $10 I would receive a free rimmel gift box. I told her I didn't need anything else (Self control!) Then she said would just give me the gift box anyway. What a champion.

Inside was a mascara, electric blue eye liner and a bright pink lip lacquer.
Im not a big fan of blue eye liner and the lip lacquer reminded me alot off MAC impassioned lipstick shade

On the down side - this week I am fighting off a cold that keeps trying to come back. Works way to be busy to be having any time off at all so onto the Codral I go!

What other suggestions do you have for fighting a cold that just wont budge!?