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Getting into holiday mode with The Glam App and Hotel Chocolat

When do you go into holiday mode? Is it a couple of days before when you start to think about what to pack? Is it when you arrive at the airport? Or does it not even truly hit you until you’re there and feeling the sun on your skin? I get so excited for going on holiday, I have an app on my phone to count down the days, I gaze at photos of the destination and study the menus of the restaurants I’ve booked. This time holiday mode hit me a few days before we went to St Lucia…DSC_1026
Hotel Chocolat sent me a few treats to tuck into before I left for my trip…
Now, why would that get me in the mode for St Lucia? Well it’s because the real Hotel Chocolat is located there! Yes, there really is a Hotel Chocolat, and though I imagine rooms made out of chocolate, I don’t think it’s *quite* like that. But still, you can visit and make your own chocolate from scratch and try the cacao cuisine at their restaurant.
They’d sent me The Everything Collection which is a selection of their most popular chocolates including Billionaire’s Shortbread truffles, salted caramel puddles, little cheesecakes, chocolate brownies, dark fruit and nut and milk & cookies. I even shared some of it with Mr S 😉

Obviously eating chocolate is the *best* way to get into holiday mode but I also sorted out my manicure, pedicure, unruly eyebrows and got a facial in preparation. I love getting everything done and really feeling holiday ready. The morning before a flight I usually get my hair blow dried too…Mr S doesn’t quite understand my need to feel pretty to go to the airport but for me feeling good about myself is just part of getting into holiday mode. Anyway, I’ve got a great little tip for if you like to have a quick blow dry or get your make up done before heading out on a trip or somewhere special. DSC_1041
I’d been asked to trial The Glam App which allows to get your hair done whilst sitting at home scoffing chocolates in the comfort of your home. The Glam App is focussed solely on beauty so you can chose hair, make up or nails. Once you’ve made your selection there’s then a choice of styles making it easy for when the stylist arrived. DSC_1040
My only criticism of the app would there was no option for glam curls, so instead I went for beachy waves. Once I’d made my choice and chosen the price bracket for my stylist, I then put in the time and date followed by my details. From there it was all confirmed. My stylist Jenelle text me an hour before the appointment, arrived on time with all her equipment and in no time my hair was looking super sleek – and I got my glamorous curls.

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What do you reckon? Glam enough for the airport? 😉

What makes you feel like you’re in holiday mode? 

My chocs and blow dry were free of charge in return for being featured in this blog post

  • Alina Isaev

    Looks like a lot of fun and what a beautiful dress too.

    Alina from The Fairytale Pretty Picture

  • Mehreen A

    You look stunning Angie! Hope you’re having the best time on holiday xx

    Mehreen A | wrapyourlipsaroundthis.com

  • Chic as always. My holiday prep involves panic packing the night before and forgetting lots of things. I’m on board with the chocolates – all holiday prep should involve that!

    Have fun in St Lucia.

    Zoe xx
    The Z Factor

    • Thanks Zoe, I also pack the night before 🙂
      Lots of love,

  • I usually pack three weeks ahead (so outfits can be planned and laundered) but toiletries are always last minute.

    Angie, you know I love your hair straight but those curls are phenomenal!

    Enjoy your trip!

    Honey x The Girl Next Shore

  • Well and truly glam enough for the flight I’d say!

  • Samantha

    Packing is definitely when I start to go into holiday mode.. it finally feels real when the suitcase makes an appearance..

    The app is also a great idea – I’d love to chose a hair style before an event & have someone help transform my hair from the comfort of my own home!


  • Way more glam than I ever look for the airport! I love Hotel Chocolat so that hamper looks divine. Can’t wait to read all about your trip. X

  • That Hotel Chocolat gift would be a dream come true for me, let me know if you need any help polishing it off!! 😉 hahaha. You and Michael have more in common when it comes to the airport – I’d wear my PJ’s if he’d let me, and a hair wash is not even negotiable! haha. Hope you’re having an amazing hol! Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • Lucy

    Now a hotel made out of chocolate wouldn’t that be great, I love the idea of a holiday count down app such a great idea. The blow dry looks lovely and I like the idea of being able to book it in at a time and place that works for you Lucy x

  • Ha, I wish I was that organised when it comes to holiday planning!

    Sandra | Cake + Whisky