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Friday, 21 March 2014

This Week The Mice Have Mostly Been...


Yes, yes it is!!! Friday my dear dear friend - I can say hand on heart that I have never been so glad to greet you! For Mini Mouse and I this week has been somewhat painful AKA f**king diabolical - our first week back to work after a blissful holiday in Barbados. Other than moaning and groaning every waking hour as reality sets in hard and fast, This Week The Mice Have Mostly Been...

Reminiscing about our perfect paradise getaway with two gorgeous friends of ours, V and Kitty...



We literally spent everyday worshipping the sun, relying on Pimms, gin and champagne to keep us suitably hydrated and eating as much delicious food as humanly possible! It really was a rip-roarer of a holiday with ALL of the trimmings...

Views sent from heaven...



Champagne at sunset...



Cricket - we didn't like it, we loved it...



Pimms O'clock for two weeks solid...



Coconuts galore...



Moisturising like a mad woman to keep our tans alive and kicking! Before heading off on holiday I stocked up on L'Occitane's lavish and ultra think body cream and treated myself to Clinique's moisture surge face cream in duty free. In the words on Pretty Woman - Big Mistake, Huge! I'm now in a spot of bother as on the one hand I proudly seem to be retaining a healthy peel-free tan whilst feeling as soft as a newly born pup BUT on the other hand i'm destined to turn into a poor piper trying to fund my newly found expensive moisturiser habits - #thirdworldproblems! 




Rubbing further salt in the post-holiday blues wound by attending an Hawaiian Tropic media event! But what better way to get over an ex holiday than dreaming of the next one waiting to sweep you off your feet! Sold and off we trotted to Shoreditch House on Wednesday for a night of secret garden summer themed fabulousness! We were greeted with scrummy cocktails...



Delectable mini burgers that Mini Mouse saw off in one...



Followed by a twirl in the summer centric photo booth, packed to the rafters with the best props money could buy... beach balls, sunnies, buckets and spades - you name it, they had it...



After we'd whipped around the garden having more than enough fun for a school night it was time to check out the Hawaiian Tropic goods which is why we were invited afterall! In all honestly I didn't expect to be as impressed as I was when I was taken through the new launches. My favourite has to be the Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect sun lotion (RRP £13.99) - it does pretty much what it suggests... suntan lotion with a gorgeous golden shimmer effect. The only thing I could possibly moan about when it comes to a beach holiday is the first few days when you set foot on the beach with your pasty hasn't-seen-sunshine-for-yonks skin! Once the painful whiter than white Vampire-esque stage is over, you're left with the embarrassment of sunburnt patches in the most awkward and prominent of places - for me it's always my nose, upper lip, around my bikini edges and my feet... ouch and not in the least bit attractive! Anyway back to the point I was making, I reckon this is the secret weapon i've been waiting for - i'll be the envy of the whole beach! 


The new Silk Hydration Face SPF (RRP £11.99) was also pretty special. I hate wearing thick, heavy cream on my face in 30 degree heat - it clogs up your pores making you hotter and leaves you looking like a sweaty not-so-hot mess! This product promises to be lightweight, non-greasy and boasts nifty hydrating ribbons to keep your skin fully moisturised and the best part is, it smells of coconut! 



After a view more cocktails, we decided to hang up our buckets and spades and head home but not before being handed a goody bag close to bursting! That's me sorted for my next June holiday to Portugal! I can hardly wait already...

Which neatly brings me onto my parting words... over and out brown trout! Have a super weekend of R&R and see you back here refreshed and raring to go on Monday.


All our love,

The Mice xxx



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