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When I hit my 20s I decided to create a bucket list, and though I’ve managed to tick a few things off over the last few years, my list is still growing. Quite a few of the things on my list involve travel, and though I’m not yet very well travelled, I’ve been lucky enough to tick a couple of them off fairly recently, albeit the ones that are close to home. In 2013 My fiancé and I flew to Dublin for a fun-packed mini break, and last year we went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – something I’d been wanting to do for years. However, I’m still saving up to go on my three big bucket list holidays, so I thought I’d share them with you today.
1. Ontario, Canada
When he was young my dad lived in Ontario in Canada, and his stories of the hot summers and snowy winters of his childhood have had me longing to visit there for years. I’m a sucker for a beautiful landscape, and from what I hear Ontario has an abundance of them, especially during Autumn, when the rust coloured trees transform the mountainsides into glowing dunes. I’m a keen photographer and hope one day to hike through Canadian woods, and take a boat trip over Ontario’s lakes, so that I can photograph the natural beauty of the land.
I’d also like to visit Toronto whilst I’m there, as I’m not averse to the bustling city vibe either. I can just picture myself grabbing some poutine from a little independent café, before wandering the streets and browsing shops full of books and trinkets, before stopping for dinner in Hogtown Vegan, a fab little vegan restaurant that I’ve heard nothing but good things about.
2. Pennsylvania, USA
California, Florida and New York tend to be the American holiday destinations of choice for most people, but I feel more drawn to Pennsylvania. As well as Ontario, my dad spent some of his childhood in Pennsylvania, so one day I want to take a trip there to see where he grew up. I’d love to stay for a while, and treat the state more as a home than a holiday spot, blending in rather than doing the tourist thing, so that I can really get a feel for what life is like for the people who live there. I want to visit all the spots that my dad has told me about, and eat the food he used to eat. I’d also like to go to some NFL games, as my fiancé is a big NFL fan. It would be great if we could see his team (Minnesota Vikings) playing my team (Philadelphia Eagles)!
3. Oslo, Norway
Last but certainly not least is my ultimate bucket list travel destination, and that’s Norway. Or any Scandinavian country for that matter. Ever since I was a toddler I’ve been fascinated by space, and one thing that’s always intrigued me is the Northern Lights. Every time I see a photograph of clear night skies lit up with smudges of green, pink, purple and blue, like an oil painting, my heart skips a beat at the sheer, phenomenal beauty of it. It’s been a dream of mine for a long time to stay in a humble log cabin, in the snow, under the stars, next to a roaring fire, under a blanket with my fiancé, eating toast and watching as the magic of the sky dances above us. It would be amazing. Truly amazing.
Visiting Norway would also be a great opportunity to pack in some action, and create lifelong memories with activities like husky sledding, snowmobiling, reindeer spotting, and trekking through vast forests. Imagine the stunning photographs that I could take!
This post is my entry into Transun‘s #TransunLights Blogger Competition, and the prize is to win a trip for two to see the Northern Lights. Winning would help me tick a trip off my bucket list, which would be incredible, so I’m keeping everything crossed!
What destinations are on your travel bucket list?
I’ve always wanted to join in with a blogger swap, but on the odd occasion that I’ve stumbled across one the price limit has always been a little bit too much for my meagre student budget. So, considering Bewitchery believes that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get something good, I thought I would organise a Budget Beauty Blogger Swap, so that we can share our favourite budget beauty brands with our fellow beauty bloggers from around the world!
Here’s how it will work…
*The budget for this swap is £10/$16/€12 excluding postage, and is open to beauty bloggers in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and Europe*
- If you’re a beauty blogger from one of the above places and would like to join in, please comment below to let me know, including your name, blog and email address. Alternatively, if you want to keep your email address private, leave it out of your comment and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- After a week or so, or when I feel enough people want to join in, I will pair everyone up and give your partner your email address. I will try to pair everyone with a person from a different country, so that you both have the chance to try different products and brands to the ones you can buy at home.
- Once you have your partner’s contact details, it is up to you to get in touch with them and exchange postal addresses. It might also be a good idea to tell each other your colour preferences and what types of products you like and dislike, to ensure that your partner can choose products that are suitable for you.
- It’s then time to shop – I hope you all have fun choosing budget beauty products for your partner!
- Once you have put together a nice little collection of products, package them up and pop them in the post to you partner (if sending abroad you may need to declare what’s in the parcel, so make sure you know the guidelines of the country you’re sending to). Please obtain proof of postage when posting and email an image of it to your partner, just to prove that it’s on its way. Then wait!
- When you’ve received your parcel, please blog about what you’ve been sent and then link me to it so I can share everyone’s posts.
To make sure the swap runs smoothly, please only join in if you genuinely intend to send out a package, and please spend the full amount of the budget! It’d also be nice if everyone could have their parcels posted within 2 or 3 weeks, if possible.
I hope you all think this is a great idea. I’m really looking forward to swapping with someone and I hope a lot of you will join me!
Disclaimer: I am organising the swap, but once I put people in touch with their partners I cannot be responsible for anything that goes wrong, so please play fair!
Apologies for my elusiveness this week, that will be explained later today in a separate post, but for now I have for you the latest UK Avon brochure… Brochure 13! Remember, I am a Trendsetter Representative which means I am two brochures ahead of most other Avon Reps, giving you the opportunity to preview new products before everybody else
Brochure 13 sees the introduction of Avon’s very own Moroccan Argan Oil! As I’m sure you’ll know, Argan Oil is very big right now in the world of beauty as it has been found to nourish and enrich hair, leaving it strong, silky and shiny with wonderful movement. A lot of Moroccan Argan Oil that you will find on the high street and from luxury brands is quite expensive, but Avon’s oil treatment is only £2.99 in Brochure 13. I predict that it’s going to be quite popular indeed so snap it up while you can!
Don’t forget that you can order your Avon products from me via my own Personal Online Brochure, which you can find here, or you can email me your order at email@example.com. Postage will be charged at standard second class Royal Mail prices, and I ship to the UK, USA, Canada and Europe.
It is time again for me to launch the next Avon brochure, and this time it is a very exciting one indeed! Brochure 12 sees the launch of Avon’s new look Colortrend range. There’s a myriad of brand spanking new items, including lip gloss, lipstick, nail enamel, eyeshadow and foundation, as well as a few of your old favourites revamped to look nice and pretty. The new range spans Pages 5-13 if you fancy a look, and if you purchase any Colortrend product, you can get any Colortrend lip gloss for just 99p!
As usual, there are also hundreds of other offers throughout the brochure, so be sure to keep an eye out for something that interests you. One that really stands out to me is Avon’s gorgeous new Sevilla Bag on Page 16. It is £30 full price, but if you spend £9.95 or more across the brochure, you can get the bag for just £9.99!
Brochure 12 can be found online HERE. If you would like to place an online order with me, you can do so by adding the items you want to your bag in the online brochure, and then when you place your order it will be submitted straight to me! Simple as that. Alternatively, you can place your order with me via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit my ‘Order Avon From Me‘ page. I post within the UK, as well as to the USA, Canada and Europe. Postage will be charged at standard second class Royal Mail prices to keep costs down.
I will need your orders and payment for this campaign by the 13th of June, and I will post your order on the 19th of June. Also, as a special thank you, my first three online customers through Bewitchery will receive a FREE GIFT with their order.
Just make sure you mention on this post when you’ve placed your order
The time has come again for me to launch the latest UK Avon brochure – Brochure 11, which can be viewed online here!
As usual, if you live in the UK, USA, Canada or Europe, you can place your Avon orders with me by emailing me at email@example.com. Just send me the item numbers and names of what you want and we can sort it out from there Postage will be charged at standard Royal Mail prices. For more information about ordering from me, just visit my ‘Order Avon From Me’ page, which is linked at the top of the page.
I will need your orders by Wednesday 23rd of May, and your items will be posted to you on Tuesday 29th May.
There are some really great offers in Brochure 11, some of which I’ll be taking advantage of myself! Page 2 features the Summer Eyes Set, which contains ANEW Clinical Eye Lift PRO, Super Magnify Mascara and a gorgeous pair of sunglasses for just £9.99 (saving you almost £30!). Keep an eye out for all the reduced make up too. Also, if you spend £12.50 in total, you will receive £44 worth of brochures to spend in Brochure 12 too! (See Page 210 for details).
Good news guys! Avon’s NEW Brochure 10 is now viewable online here. As always, if you live in the UK, Europe or the USA and Canada, you can place an order with me from this brochure. If you’d like to place an order, visit my Order Avon From Me page to find out how, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Brochure 10 orders need to be in by Wednesday 2nd May, and I will be posting out deliveries on Tuesday 8th May.