Cuba Diary

Photos by Kiara Schwartz

Photos by Kiara Schwartz

 

Cuba is an amazing country, and I was super excited to head back to visit after traveling there a few years ago. I first headed to Cayo Santa Maria to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the beach life for a few days...The turquoise water on the Caribbean side is just so beautiful, and the sandy white beach...so lovely! 

I traveled with my fried Kiara of Tobruck Ave, and we took a train (that used to be used for travel but is now mostly used for tourist transportation to the city) into the town of Remedios, which was the second Spanish settlement with buildings that date back to 1511.

When most people think of Cuba, of course they imagine Havana with the old cars and colourful walls (which we did visit later, photos to come!) but Remedios is such a special city full of bright colours & cars but with a more relaxed, small town vibe- it is a must visit in my opinion - very welcoming. 

Tips about Cuba...Kiara & I discovered so many things that we wished someone had told us before we left! So I wanted to share a few the things I wished I had known heading on this trip -

1. While there is Internet available in some places, you must purchase Wifi cards and even still, it is only available in certain locations (for example, in the lobby of a hotel) and still can crash and be super slow - So, if you are planning a working holiday, don't! Wifi connection is spotty and frustrating if you really hoping to use it a lot.

2. Food - While the local food can be delicious (Rice and Beans, Chicken & Potatoes are common staples) when you find yourself in resorts or touristy places, the selection is often really odd (lots of sandwiches & cookies) so definitely always make the trip into the local towns, we had our best meal at a little local spot in Remedios) We saw a lot of travellers who were returning to Cuba bring their own snacks - 

3. We heard that it would be difficult to get to and from cities, but it was so easy! Local taxi's are happy to take you (we even took a taxi on a 5 hour trip to Havana) and the roads are very safe and very new - It is easy & possible.

More coming from Cuba,

xo

 

Schick.

Photos by Allison Kuhl

Photos by Allison Kuhl

 

I am a summer girl through and through, so even when the temperature gets a bit chillier, I still love wearing a dress & skirts.

I am also often traveling to warmer destinations, so keeping my legs smooth & happy is super important. I am loving the Schick Hydro Silk Razor because it has a water activated moisturizing serum that guards against irritation & helps leave your skin feeling silky smooth. 

It also has 5 curve sensing blades with skin guards which means I can reach all of those tough spots (behind the knee & at the ankle are so sensitive!) and the handle has an easy grip so you don't have to worry about slipping and getting cut.

You can discover their entire collection here,

xo

 

 

Huntington Beach

Photography by Trent Haaland  Look 1 Free People Dress Look 2 JetSet Diaries Dress, Billabong Hat Look 3 Lovers + Friends Top via Revolve, Levi's Skirt, Chloé Bag, Chinese Laundry Slides Look 4 Rip Curl Suit Look 5 Beach Riot Suit

Photography by Trent Haaland 

Look 1 Free People Dress
Look 2 JetSet Diaries Dress, Billabong Hat
Look 3 Lovers + Friends Top via Revolve, Levi's Skirt, Chloé Bag, Chinese Laundry Slides
Look 4 Rip Curl Suit
Look 5 Beach Riot Suit

 

Went on a quick trip to California and stopped by Huntington Beach...it is such a beautiful spot, especially at sunset! Nothing better than having a little blast of that summertime feeling in November.

xo

eos lips.

Photos of me by Allison Kuhl

Photos of me by Allison Kuhl

I am such a lip balm girl - I never leave home without it! It is a bonus to discover lip balm that smells great, is good for the environment and comes in super cute packaging too, and that is why I am a huge fan of eos lip balms.

The colourful spheres are packed with antioxidant rich vitamin E, shea butter & jojoba oil and are natural organic and free of paraben & petrolatum.  My absolute must have is the Strawberry Sorbet, but they honestly all smell so delicious and make my lips so smooth & soft, they are all amazing.

The new Shimmer Smooth Spheres are fun too for a night out to add a little extra sparkle to your smile while still getting nourishment & moisture with every application. I love the pretty packaging (which makes it easy to see the shade and best of all, it is recyclable!) of the Shimmer Lip Balms and they too smell so good.

The Sheer Pink & Pearl colours in the Shimmer Spheres are subtle enough for day wear too - great to keep your lips sot & smooth in the changing , cooler weather, and the combination of shea butter, jojoba oil & Vitamin E work to soften, nourish, provide long lasting moisture and even protect your lips from the elements keeping them smooth & beautiful.

You can check out the rest of the dos collection here

xo

This post is sponsored by eos Products LLC. All text & opinions are my own