December 27, 2016

Last Minute Getaway to Tarragona

Where to stay in Tarragona
La Figuerola Resort & Spa
About 2 weeks ago, we were home on Saturday with no plans and suddenly decided we wanted to do something interesting. We looked up available hotels in Tarragona and made a last minute decision to go stay overnight in a hotel which has a Spa so we can relax a bit and do some exploring. We chose La Figuerola Resort & Spa which is located in Vandellos, about 150km or 1.6hrs away from Barcelona. 

La Figuerola Resort & Spa Interior

The interior of the hotel has a natural vintage feel which is very cozy and comfortable. The hotel has an Outdoor Golf course, a Gym, an Outdoor Swimming Pool and a Spa. And if you're feeling like treating yourself, you can order a massage or a facial. There is also a restaurant, a cafe/bar, conference rooms, parking and wifi. Making it an amazing destination all year round for vacation and business.

Review of La Figuerola Resort and Spa in Tarragona, Spain

We arrived quite late on Saturday since it was a last minute decision, had dinner and just stayed indoors. The crisp white sheets were a dream to sleep on. The next morning, we had breakfast and headed to the Spa which is open from 10:00. The spa isn't very big, but was perfect for a bit of relaxing time before heading off to do some exploring. We spent about 1.5hrs enjoying the sauna, indoor swimming pool with cervical and lumbar jets, and Jacuzzi. 

Review of a Hotel in Spain

All the employees were pleasant and very helpful when we had a couple of questions. Which I think also contributes to how relaxed and happy we felt. And for a last minute booking, it wasn't too expensive. The only downside for us was that pets are not allowed, so we couldn't take Candy. But we had an amazing night alone and then drove off to L'Ametlla de Mar to meet up with some friends. 

L'Ametlla De Mar, Tarragona
L'Ametlla de Mar beach, Spain
L'Ametlla de Mar, Spain

L'Ametlla de Mar is a town in the province of Tarragona which has beautiful blue beaches and houses a small port. Fishing is very popular in this town, and at the port you can find private and touristic boats. The water here is very clear making it perfect for water sports, snorkelling and scuba diving. I'll definitely be visiting again in the summer as I love snorkelling and really want to try scuba diving. I love visiting new places and cannot wait for our next trip, so please leave me some suggestions on hotels and cities/towns around Barcelona which I should visit.

Don't forget to enter the international MAC giveaway currently open if you'd like to win a bunch products.

What other towns are a must see in the Tarragona area?

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December 20, 2016

5 Years Blogging: MAC Giveaway

International MAC Giveaway

Last week I wrote a thank you post to tell you all how happy I am about how far we have come together. This blog has evolved so much over the years and I am extremely excited to see what the future holds for us. In line with our yearly tradition, let's kick off the giveaways with a MAC Giveaway with €70 worth of products. Tell me all your favourite products and shades, and I'll be sure to include it in your package if you're the winner.

Terms and Conditions
- There is no purchase required to enter this giveaway.
- This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
- Please enter via the rafflecopter form below.
- All giveaway accounts will be disqualified.
- Giveaway runs from 12AM EST 20.12.16 and ends 12AM EST 03.01.17.
- The giveaway is open internationally.
- The winner will be picked at random using rafflecopter and contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, after which another winner will be chosen.
- The prize bundle is provided by me.
- Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites included have no liability or knowledge of said giveaway.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tell me what products you would like to receive. Best of luck!

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December 13, 2016

Celebrating 5 years of the blog

Happy Blog Birthday Style of Colours

Five years ago today, I sat down and created this blog. I didn't know a lot about blogging but I thought I'd give it a go. I had studied a bit of html so I was able to make a few changes to one of the simple designs. Then I began working on my first post. I blogged for a while and realized I would like to change the name and include more categories on the blog. Now Style of Colours covers topics such as Fashion, Beauty, Fitness, Lifestyle, Natural hair & Blogging tips. 

Some of you are new to the blog, and others have been with me from the very beginning. I would like to say thank you. Because without you, this blog wouldn't be what it is and I wouldn't be given the opportunities I am. To all the brands I have worked with, thank you. It has been a pleasure getting to know your products and being able to share it with my readers. I am glad I enjoy something so much I have been doing it for 5 years and I look forward to what the future holds for us. 

Now, we've got a tradition that this time every year we host a couple of giveaways. We're going to keep those traditions in place, so make sure you stop by and enter. One giveaway will have some MAC products included, so please let me know your favourites and I'll try and get them. If you'd like to see any other products from other brands included, just leave a comment and I'll check them out.

What would you like to see in the giveaways?

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December 5, 2016

The Secret To Longer Lasting Manicures

The Secret to Longer Lasting Manicures

The perfect manicure definitely puts together a girl's look, but most nail polishes tend to last 2-3 days. Which is why I went on a hunt to find the best faux gel nail polishes which do not require a UV Lamp. I've tried a few and some stayed on longer than others, but my current favourite is the Rimmel Super Gel. You can read my full review here, but I'll say this much: even though the polish says it will last 7 days, it actually doesn't last that long on my nails. 

How vinegar can help your manicure

While researching and trying out different polishes, I also came across a beauty tip which has saved my manicures. It really took a 3 day manicure and made it last an entire week, which means I can now just do my nails on the weekends. The product you need is Vinegar

How to make your manicures last longer

Step 1
Apply some vinegar on a cotton disc and use this to clean your nails.

Step 2
If you're using a 2 step system, apply the nail polish in your chosen colour. Wait for it to dry and apply a second coat of the nail polish. If you have a base coat, then apply that prior to applying the chosen colour.

Step 3
Apply the top coat which comes with the system.

That's all that is needed to achieve a long lasting manicure which will get you through your busy week with no fuss. I've been using this trick for a while now and I no longer have to worry about my mani during the week, unless it is a special evening and I want a fresh mani.

Do you have any tips for longer lasting manicures?
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