Holiday | Turkey

I’ve just got back from the most amazing holiday ever. I stayed at the Euphoria Aegean Resort and Spa in Izmir, Turkey. I can safely say it was one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed in. We travelled with First Choice (Thomson) who were so good, efficient and helpful. We had absolutely no problems throughout the whole holiday. It was amazing!
With having such a hectic schedule, this year especially, it was so nice to go somewhere on holiday where I could just sit, relax and take some time out… and with my best friend as well. I think this has been the first time I have been on a holiday where I have been so content with just sitting there and relaxing. Not once was I bored. 
The hotel was right on the beach, It had an amazing pool with plenty of space for sun beds. I hate that feeling of being sat too close to someone and not being able to move around. Everything was so spacious and well set up. The food in the buffet was amazing with so much selection and a great range served throughout the whole day. The location was perfect for us, we didn’t leave the resort, but 10 minutes away was a really nice marine town which looked really nice. This is definitely one highly recommended hotel. 
I have definitely decided that I need to take time out a lot more. With my current job, social life and other commitments I rarely get time to myself. I never actually get a moment to take a step back, relax and just stop… I feel like I’m always on the move. This holiday however,  I got to do all those things. I left my phone In the room every day, with limited time on the internet during the evenings and just buried my head in a book for the week. It was so perfect that we’re already planning our next holiday in November and even planning to return to this resort next year!
I hope you’ve enjoyed a little glimpse into my recent holiday. Stay tuned for a post on my Travel Style and Essentials.
| Harrison | 

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L’ oreal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Recharging Moisturiser | Review

I have always had really sensitive skin so when growing up and going through the dreaded puberty, I found it so difficult to find any moisturiser or skin cleanser that worked. Not only that, but I had really dry skin as well… it was just a disaster. 
For the past couple of years, I have been loving the Boots No7 Oil Control Moisturiser, but I went into my local store recently and they had ran out, so dare I say it… I tried something new!
I have always heard great things about the L’ oreal Men Expert range and have used their tinted moisturiser before, so decided to try their new Hydra Energetic Recharging Moisturiser. And what a good decision that was. 
I have been really impressed with this. A little apprehensive before trying it, but I’m glad I made the transition. 
This product has a cooling agent in the ingredients so when you put it on your face, you feel really fresh and it feels clean. It keeps my face moisturised all day, I never need to re apply during the day which I have had to do with other products in the past. It’s really non greasy, some moisturisers leave your face actually looking wet, this one dry’s really quick with a matte finish. 
If I was to say one thing I’m not so impressed with, it would have to be the way it leaves your skin feeling. As this is a gel product, straight after application, It almost feels slightly sticky on the skin. This lasts for about 15-20 minutes while the product dry’s, but it leaves the same feeling on your hands after application. 
Overall though, a really good product and highly recommended. 

My First

Good evening,

I lay here In the boiling hot summer heat, In the UK might I add and begin this blog. This Is something I have been both meaning to do and looking forward to doing for such a long time.

I created this blog a while ago and just kept it blank. It took me such a long time to get the blog looking how I wanted it. Simple.

So, what you can expect.

I am a UK based, 21 year old guy who loves anything food, fashion and photography… would’ve been good If photography actually started with an F.
And that Is what you can expect from me. Everything on here will be my own views, Images and wording. Everything I post will be honest and In relation to my own life.

I can’t wait to start this journey.

But for now, It’s currently (what feels like) 100 degrees and I’m practically dying.

First proper post coming soon!

Harrison

| Blog Post: Like A Broken Band |

I don’t know if there is anyone out there reading this. But if there is, I’d like some advice. My friends know who this blog post is about, so I feel if I ask them for advice, then they will be slightly biased. It’s good to get advise from people who don’t know the situation or the person.

So my friend Rachel (not her real name, just my made up Internet name for her) and I have been friends for about 5 years now. When we first became friends, we were super close, we got on so well and pretty much did everything together.
After about a year of the friendship, we went to different colleges and I just noticed she started bothering less and less. It was always me to ask if she wanted to do something and surprise surprise, she was always busy.
She’s also the type of girl who whenever she gets a boyfriend, she doesn’t bother with any of her friends.

So this cycle has been happening for her past 3-4 years and every time I confront her about it, she gets very defensive, has an attitude and try’s to turn the blame around on me.
I feel the friendship has constantly been like an elastic/rubber band. We get stretched and pulled apart, yet we always come back to each other in time. Now though, I feel like that band has snapped, the band has been broken. I don’t feel there is even a friendship anymore.
I have tried so hard over the years. I’ve always mentioned it to her and like I have said, she gets very defensive. I’ve always appreciated the friendship and enjoyed spending the time with Rachel, however, I have just given up with her. There is only so much I can try.
Whenever we do speak or see each other, she refers to me as her ‘Bestfriend’. In my opinion, ‘best friends’ actually see and speak to each other, not go 4 months without talking for no real reason.
Now that I have given up, there is zero contact. It’s always been me to maintain that contact, but now there is nothing.
I don’t really know what to do about it, I don’t know whether to just be cordial and polite whenever I see/speak to her, mention something to her about it or just leave it and see what happens.
I never intended for this blog to be something where I write stuff like this, but I am also going to use it as a space to share my thoughts as well.
Sorry for the slightly less creative post, but I hope to get some advice from you and please feel free to share any of your friendship problems with me, I’d love to help!

Hope you all had a great Christmas!

Harrison x