Breast Cancer Awareness month is in full swing and I’m seeing the pink ribbon everywhere! Earlier this month I gathered all of my favourite BCA products for a ‘Shopping List’ post and today I’m back with an all pink makeup look. Throughout the video I talk about how Breast Cancer has already touched my life and hopefully you’ll learn something you didn’t know before about Breast Cancer and the wonderful work of Breast Cancer Care. Enjoy!

If you spotted something you liked the look of, here are the products I used:

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre – £20.00 – Full review here
Wet ‘n’ Wild Photofocus Foundation – $5.99 – Full review here
Benefit Precisely My Brow Pencil (Shade 4) – £20.00
Collection Eyes Uncovered Palette (Matte Nude Rose) – £3.99
Benefit Dandelion Blush – £24.50 – Full review here
Urban Decay Disney Alice in Wonderland (Cake) – Limited Edition
Barry M Dazzle Dust (Shade 7) – £4.59
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – £19.00
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (Fair) – £4.19
Benefit Hoola Bronzer – £24.50 – Full review here
MAC Lip Liner (Rosy Rim) – £13.00
Lipstick Queen Lip Crayon (Catalina) – £22.00 – Full review here

If you want to find out more about Breast Cancer Care, and the various ways you can get involved with fundraising this month, the BCC website is a great place to start.

Let me know what you think of the pink makeup look.

Sincerely, Sarah xx

Planning a ski holiday doesn’t have to be stressful, even when you’re looking for a good deal. I normally spend hours googling options before making a decision but this year I don’t have to, and neither do you.

To celebrate the publication of the 11th annual Post Office Travel Money Ski Resort Report, I’ve teamed up with the lovely people at the Post Office as they’ve rounded up the best value resorts for the coming season. In partnership with Crystal Ski Holidays, they’ve compared everything from the cost of lift passes and lessons to the price of a cup of coffee.

Having gone through the report with a fine tooth comb, here are the 5 resorts that caught my eye:

Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
Situated near the Austrian and Italian borders, it’s not hard to see why this resort came first as the best value option in Europe. You can get your lift pass, ski and boot hire, and 5 days of lessons for less than £320. Let that sink in for a moment… £320! The resort is great for beginners and intermediate skiers, has 20km of pisted runs, 40km of cross-country skiing and a World Cup slalom run. A pint of beer after a long day skiing will set you back £1.80 (ridiculous, I know) and the town has lots of lively après options.

Morzine, France
I was genuinely surprised to see Morzine in 4th place with the largest price reduction of all the resorts! Portes du Soleil is one of the biggest ski areas in the world covering 650km, so you’re definitely not going to get bored – in fact, you can ski in both France and Switzerland from Morzine. The resort is popular with the younger snowsports crowd and with families so there’s something for everyone. One note of caution would be to avoid an early or late season trip because of the low altitude, but apart from that it ticks all the boxes.

Sestriere, Italy
I’m yet to ski in Italy so I was intrigued by the 4 Italian resorts in the top 10. Sestriere pretty much guarantees good conditions because it’s high up, north-west facing and has extensive snowmaking kit. It may not be the prettiest resort but it did hold the 2006 Winter Olympics so the facilities do everything they need to and more. Compared to my other picks, it’s the quietest from a social perspective but for a long weekend trip Sestriere sounds ideal.

Mayrhofen, Austria
This is the resort that’ll likely please everyone – it’s the group ski trip dream. With pistes that are perfect for all abilities and the original ski/snowboard festival, Snowbombing, it’s a hard one to beat for an affordable group trip. You can book packages through Snowbombing directly or, if you’d prefer to do your own thing, you can sort your ski and boot hire from as little as £90. As a traditional town-based resort, pay attention to the whereabouts of your accommodation to save any inconvenience.

Val d’Isère, France
I’m slightly biased when it comes to Val d’Isère because it’s by far the best resort I’ve been to. I was so pleased to see it listed in the Post Office report, albeit down in 16th place. If you’re looking for a picturesque resort with world-class skiing and super fun après, this is my ultimate choice. Val d’Isère makes up one half of the Espace Killy ski area and is linked to Tignes. There’s plenty on offer for beginners but this is a resort better suited to seasoned skiers. A lift pass will set you back a little over £200 but just remember that beer is significantly cheaper than wine and you’ll be sorted for après.

Right, I hope between the Post Office Travel Money Ski Resort Report and my top picks you’ve got plenty of ideas of where to ski for less this season. If you want to go further afield, the report covers the best value resorts in the US and Canada too.

Let me know what you make of the report and whether you’ve been to any of the top 10 resorts. I’d also love to know what you think of my top picks. What would yours be?

Sincerely, Sarah xx

 

*This post is sponsored by the Post Office

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it’s a cause I’m hugely passionate about. In honour of BCA’s 25th year, I’ve teamed up with The Bloggers Lounge and Breast Cancer Care, so stay tuned for lots of pink content. Each year brands come out in force to release pink products, raise funds and boost awareness, so here are my top picks. Happy shopping!

  1. Breast Cancer Campaign Beauty Box – £25.00 – Estée Lauder always lead the way with BCA products and they’ve gone all out for the 25th year. Worth over £91, this box includes a mixture of full size and minis from Clinique, Origins, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Glamglow and Bumble and Bumble. Go quickly, this will most definitely sell out.
  2. Origins Drink Up Overnight Mask – £25.00 – A hero product that comes in pink – what’s not to love? Packed with avocado, apricot kernel oils and seaweed, this mask is the perfect antidote for autumn/winter skin. If you want hydrated and glowing skin whilst doing a good deed for Breast Cancer Awareness, this is a MUST.
  3. Breast Cancer Care, Pink Ribbon Notebook – £12.95 – You can never have too many notebooks and this Breast Cancer Care one is a great addition to any stationery addict’s stash.
  4. Asda, Tickled Pink Floral PJs – £12.50 – I absolutely love these cute PJs – the bottoms especially. These are a wonderful gift for women of all ages and are a bargain for how lovely they are.
  5. Asda, Tickled Pink Socks – £2.50 – How cosy do these look? If you’re getting organised for Christmas, these are the perfect stocking filler. I love the two toned pink design too.
  6. Breast Cancer Care, Trolley Coins – £2.99 – For organised people everywhere, these are a great purchase. You’ll never be caught out at the gym or supermarket ever again, and you’ll have done your bit for BCC – it’s a win win.
  7. Dorothy Perkins, ‘Love Forever’ T-Shirt – £9.00 – There were so many T-Shirts to pick from but my favourite is definitely this Dorothy Perkins option. Slogan tees are massively on trend at the moment, so this is definitely a buy that ticks all the boxes.
  8. Breast Cancer Care, Ribbon Mug – £6.95 – Much like a good notebook, you can’t go too far wrong with a mug. Breast Cancer Care have really cute options but the pink ribbon is the classic symbol and represents such amazing work, it’s the obvious choice.
  9. Breast Cancer Care, ‘Festive Joy’ Christmas Cards – £4.75 – Donating to Breast Cancer Care can be as simple as buying your Christmas cards. I love the colourful design on these particular ones but if these don’t float your boat, there are tonnes to choose from on the BCC website. 

If you’d prefer to donate to Breast Cancer Care directly, you can find all the information you need here. Similarly, take a look at their Big Pink events and why not attend one near you?

Keep an eye on the blog for more BCA content – there’s an interview with my Mum and a Big Pink makeup tutorial on the way! In the meantime, let me know which Breast Cancer Awareness products will you be purchasing.

Sincerely Sarah xx