Barcelona – Photo Journal

In December I was lucky enough to go on a little three day escape to Barcelona, Spain! I’d never been to Spain before and haven’t really travelled too much through Europe, so this was definitely a welcome experience. I didn’t really know what to expect, and I only had a limited understanding of Spain’s history. Growing up in Asia, I actually only really knew about Spain’s colonial history – which isn’t too useful when you’re visiting the country itself, though there were some surprising elements of the city that did remind me of my travels through South East Asia.

The trip was a gift to my boyfriend, Hugo, as he’d mentioned how he’d love to see Messi play again in his lifetime – and even though a lifetime is definitely a long time, football isn’t exactly the most predictable of sports. Even though Barca is one of the best teams, Messi’s still one of the best and most sought-after players – so who knows where he might go! On top of the trip itself (flights and a hotel in the eastern districts not far from Sagrada Familia), I bought Hugo a ticket to see a match, and the both of us tickets to do a tour of the stadium and football museum. Yep. Me in Camp Nou, reading about football and looking at trophies and other football accoutrement. Amazing and hugely unlikely scenes – though, believe it or not, I actually did enjoy myself!

The following are just some of my favourite photos from the trip, and then some of the photos from Camp Nou, too. We were only there for two full days, but managed to pack a lot in. A personal highlight for me was when Hugo went off to his football match and I spent the whole afternoon roaming the Gothic District alone! It was so beautiful. Another highlight was seeing Carmen performed in the Palau de la Musica, which was one of the most ornate and beautiful theatres I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting – never mind seeing something so incredible be performed in.

Anyway, enjoy!

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Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts

Just wanted to introduce you all to some of my favourite Makeup Revolution products! I am a huge sucker for anything baked (and these are triple baked, so you can imagine that I was aaaall over them), be that makeup or otherwise, and I love anything shiny. I’m basically a magpie with an Instagram account and bank card. These heart shaped pretties are £4.99 each, often out of stock both offline and in Superdrug due to their popularity, and well worth the money. You can find them online here!

I really spend way to much money on makeup and way too much time thinking about makeup – and I totally blame Makeup Revolution for contributing to this. I love their products and own a frightening number of them. Some of my absolute top choices, when it comes to putting my face on, come from their lines. As someone who basically collects highlighter, too, it really says a lot that all three of these sparkly hearts make my top picks!

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Elf Ears

Hi all! It’s been a while. I’ve spent the last three months organising a conference and it is DONE! Though it’s now assignment season and we’re a month off exams, I feel pretty relieved and good about things – and so here I am, back in the blogosphere. (Which is a good thing, as I’ve made many stress-induced purchases which are all review worthy!)

One of these such purchases: a pair of elf ears off Amazon. Why, you ask. A good question, with no real answer (because why not? etc.), though I did used to have a fantastic pair of biggish elf ears that were really legit. I bought them in Melbourne for a cosplay, and they were for people who do LARP (live action role play), so they were proper prosthetics, with glue etc. and fit completely over your ears! This pair were a bit different.

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