Monday, 30 June 2014

Travel Diaries #4: Sun, Sushi and Santa Barbara

group sushi
This weekend the other interns and I decided to hit the road and go on our first all-American road trip, leaving behind our cushy apartment in San Diego (more on that later) to make our way up the Californian coast to San Carlos for a barbecue with a few stops, and a motel stay, along the way. Despite our excellent combined planning skills we somehow failed to anticipate the ridiculous traffic heading into LA, even at our bright and early time of twelve in the afternoon. Another thing we failed to anticipate was the dramatic increase in temperature between San Diego and LA and as a result of our poor judgement Jose and I divided the majority of the ride between melting into our seats and trying to nap away the pain.  A few hours into the journey we decided to get some relief and headed to a sushi place just off the freeway for lunch.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Travel Diaries #3: Settling in to San Diego

Moving to San Diego (my flatmate says it's not technically moving, but 11 weeks constitutes as long enough to say moving for me) has undoubtedly been one of the most nerve wracking things I've ever done. The week before I left I stupidly overworked myself to the point where a day before I was due to leave I had a meltdown in Asda because I couldn't decide on a suitcase. For leaving. The next day. As it got closer to the time these feelings didn't go away and I began to get more and more anxious worrying about insignificant things, or creating ridiculous situations to worry about. I'm not a nervous person, I'm not a particularly scared person, but there was something about this particular adventure that had an effect on me.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Travel Diaries #2: California Incoming

I've been unusually quiet on my blog over the last couple of weeks, but it is not without good reason. As some of you might of read I was granted a scholarship by The Saltire Foundation and am now over in San Diego, California interning for eight weeks! Between the frantic packing, emotional meltdowns and endless flights I haven't had the time to sit down, never mind blog, but never fear as you, lucky reader, are about to receive a long overdue update.


Friday, 6 June 2014

Beach Ready Skincare

beach ready skincare
The Body Shop Vitamin E Hydrating Toner
The Body Shop Coconut Lip Butter
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream*
Superdrug Tea Tree Oil
Monu Skincare Instant Radiance Brightening Boost* 
Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream*

As I'm spending my summer in one of America's hottest states, I fully intend to take advantage and spend every spare moment in the great outdoors. San Diego is home to some beautiful beaches and what better way to bask in those glorious sun rays than with clear, healthy skin?
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