So when you read this I will be partying it up in Las Vegas with my best friend celebrating a very special birthday.

I want to be in the moment and just experience my holiday and share great memories with my friends and family so I have decided that posts around here won’t be as frequent as they normally are. 

I thought long and hard about this and well I want to be in the moment so I am going to have a little break blogging but I promise I will be back for sure. I will be posting to Instagram and SnapChat(poppytailsandtrails) is my username and I will also be tweeting too (poppytailsandtr) so please come follow me and share my birthday craziness.

I have a few posts that are scheduled to go out but I will be back towards the end of the month with loads to share about my travels. I hope you understand and I can’t wait to share what will I am sure be such a memorable holiday!

See you on the other side:-)

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I wasn’t sure I would have any favourites this month but as I started to think about it I realised I had one or two so let’s do this!

My June Loves:

Millie Marotta’s Animal Kingdom Adult Colouring Book – This was a lovely christmas present from my dear friend. She knew I liked colouring in and this book is lovely. I have strangely taken to colouring in with Euro 2016 in the background – why I have no idea but that’s whats been going down in my home the month of June.

Bumble & Bumble Don’t Blow It Hair Styler – I haven’t really rated much of B&B’s products but I do like this one. I try at the weekends to just wash and let my hair dry naturally and this styler just gives natural dried hair a bit of a kick!

L’ORÉAL Studio/Pro Boost It Hairspray – This has been a random purchase that I have fallen quite hard for. I ran out of my favourite Charles Worthington and this was on offer and has worked super well. If only they had small travel sizes of it.

Blistex Moisture Melt – I would like to think that I am quite an expert in lip balm/gloss and so I have tried loads and this is one of only a few that I keep re-purchasing. It is so smoothing and is just brilliant!

YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara in 1 In The Clash – I have been struggling of late to find a good mascara that gives epic volume without clumping or transferring onto my eyelid. I have a few good ones but again with my holiday approaching I was looking for a work horse mascara that would work well and not melt on me. I love this mascara, so far it’s lasted through epic hot and sweaty workouts without moving so fingers crossed for my holiday. 

Soap & Glory Lid Stuff in What’s Nude – I have been reaching for this pretty much everyday. It lasts brilliantly and is such great colours for during the day.

Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan BB in Medium Matte – For the days when the sun randomly decides to come out and you want to show off your pins but they are pasty. I love this I apply it with a mitt and buff like crazy. It lasts for ages and looks very natural. This might well make it into my best of 2016 list.

Other favourites: Christine and the Queens a totally different and visual sound from a funky french lady, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi I do adore my military films but this is hands down the most intense, action packed and realistic military film I have ever seen and its based on a true story to boot. Cycling I promise I will post about my lovely new bike when I get back from my holidays. I am so enjoying riding my bike. Early morning breakfasts out on my balcony in the sunshine – the perfect start to the working day if you ask me. OMG Meditate App – I am trying to get better with the whole meditation and this app is really helping. 

So that’s it folks for another month. I am guessing July’s might feature a few cheeky US products – just saying:-)))

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I absolutely adore my iWatch but when I am working out I just don’t think I can wear it when working out. I am sure it’s fine but I just didn’t feel right so I had been on the look out for a fitness tracker and came across Moov which I must admit I hadn’t heard of at all before.

I went for this tracker as it can be used when boxing, swimming, running pretty much every type of activity you can think. It is so light and has an app you can sync your workouts too. I got mine on Amazon and it was reduced down to about £45 which I think for being able to use whilst swimming is so worth every penny!!!

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Trying to find Chanel Beige is like finding a needle in a haystack in Scotland so when I was in Glasgow for the weekend a while back I did an impromptu shopping spree and lo and behold I came across this bad boy!


Worth every single penny this fragrance is just class in a bottle. That is probably the only way to explain it. This was an early birthday gift to myself because hey I am worth it!!!!

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So when your friend keeps texting you that your summer holiday destination is hitting 40 degrees you know you gotta figure out a good base so you don’t become an oil slick. It’s gonna be a tall order but here are the bases for summer that I am trying to narrow down to take with me.


Estée Lauder Double Wear All-Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup in 3.0 – I have had a long love affair with EL and in particular the Double Wear range. This has probably the best staying power of all the summer foundations I will be talking about and almost definitely has a place in my travel make-up bag.

Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done in Medium – I really like this and think it might be the lightest of bases which is great in one way but not sure it will hold up in hot temperatures but is great for life in Scotland when you want a bit of coverage but not too much.

NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint in St Moritz Medium 1 – I really really really like this one. As an oily girl I find this has great coverage and does last quite well and gives a matte but not flat appearance. I suspect this will be the other one I will take with me.


L’Oréal Nude Magique BB Cream in Light Skin Tone – This was my first foray into lighter bases and still remains one of my favourites. Great coverage and I love that the beads of foundation look white but burst into colour that works for your skin on application. This lasts good and is a wonderful and cheaper alternative to the EL or NARS ones.

IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Skin But Better in Medium – The most expensive one out of all of them and so far I am disappointed with it the most. I keep wanting and hoping this to be better than it is. It just seems to break up on my skin and go patchy and not last at all. I am 100% sure this will not make it into my travel bag which is so disappointing as the blogosphere have raved about this but for my it’s just been super disappointing.

L’Oréal Nude Magique CC Cream Anti-Fatigue – This is the newest one I bought and I bought it as my fav BB Cream is almost finished so wanted to see how this would be. Unlike the BB cream this is much lighter in its finish so doesn’t seem to last long on me but I like it for when I potter around at the weekends.

So have I missed anything I still have a bit of time if there is one you think would fit the bill that I haven’t tried!

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