Walt Disney World Orlando Tips for First Timers!

This is my follow on post from my 7 day itinerary and in this post I’m going to share all my tips for first timers visiting WDW Orlando. It was my first time there in January and I definitely learned a few things while there and I hope this helps you too! For some WDW pictures be sure to check out my previous post or my instagram.

Tip 1: GO OFF PEAK

When planning your trip to Florida you want to get the best experience. In my opinion that doesn’t involve walking around huge theme parks in 30C+ heat in extreme humidity during summer when they are most busy. Research the weather all year round, after all Floria is the sunshine state so you’re going to get sun no matter what time of year you go but the intensity of that sun will vary. We went in January, the end to be precise. Christmas is over and we went after MLK weekend so the crowds were minimal and the weather was amazing. We were able to still wear summerish clothes and walk around the parks without sweating!

Tip 2: PACK LUNCHES

Food in WDW is expensive, you’re looking at about $4 for a bottle of Coke or water which is crazy and even more if you are thinking of buying hotdogs or anything from the food carts. If you go to the park you’re going to be there for pretty much the entire day so I would definitely recommend bringing a backpack with some snacks and bottles of water in them this will save a ton of money. Eating at the restaurants there can range in price but if you bring a packed lunch you’ll only need to eat there once during the day which won’t set you back a ton!

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Orlando: 7 day Itinerary!

I went to Orlando, Florida back in January for a week and it was amazing. The most perfect time of year to go in my opinion, the weather was incredible, no humidity but still sunshine and the queues in the parks weren’t too long or none at all! In this blog I’m going to list what we did while we were there day to day for any of you who plan on going for the first time and are only going for a week and not the typical 2 weeks. It’s very possible to still get everything done 🙂 Don’t forget to scroll and look at some pics from my trip!

Where to stay?

We stayed on International’s Drive in StaySky suites, it was such a nice hotel. We had an apartment with our own kitchen, living room and big room. There is lots of hotels on International Drive and they vary in price and quality etc but it’s a great place to stay as it’s close to everything by car and loads of restaurants around and things to do when you are not at the parks.

How to get around?

If you are staying in International Drive then you can walk to restaurants easily within distance of you hotel, just know that if you are walking you may get some strange looks from people in cars. It’s something I noticed a lot while I was there and not many people do walk around International Drive unless they are tourists!

To get around the city of Orlando and go to shopping malls, parks etc then I would definitely recommend downloading Uber. We don’t have Uber here in Ireland and I cannot understand why it was so easy to use and so cheap!! It was very handy for us to use as a big group rather than looking around and waiting for a taxi big enough to take us we could just pop in what car we wanted and got in usually within 3 minutes!

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I lost my passion…

Hello it’s been awhile, a year to be exact. I’m sorry. I have sat down to write this post for some months now and just haven’t been able to. I didn’t know what to say, I didn’t know what to even talk about because I had lost my passion for writing somewhere along the way and I just couldn’t do it anymore. I know it’s easy for people to say ‘oh it’s only writing’ but for me it’s what I have wanted to do since I was little, the thought of being a writer made me burst with excitement, so how do I lose that? I think I started to lose it when I failed a module in my final year of college meaning I couldn’t graduate on time or with my class. That hit me hard. Although it was only a small bump in the road it still made me feel useless, like my work wasn’t good enough. I’m slowly finding my passion again and I couldn’t be happier, because while the last year has been bad on my writing and my blog it has also been one of the best year’s of my life all because of one person. I hate being the soft, mushy person that brags about their boyfriend but this is one of those times I’ll allow it. He is so supportive of my blog and my writing that he is the one who has made me believe in myself again and get my mojo back. I am a very lucky girl, he’s definitely a keeper. But, besides just him it’s a been a big year career wise I got promoted in work, eventually graduated in January this year and I got to travel a little and finally see New York and go back to London one my most favourite cities in the whole world.

So what are the plans for now? Well come June I will be travelling Asia! I am going to Japan, Hong Kong and the Philippines where my boyfriend is from and I couldn’t be more excited. A little scared for the injections before I go and the fact I’ve to take malaria tablets and the side effects but it will all be worth the experience. EEEK!!! So I plan on not only blogging about my trip but vlogging a bit of it too, my boyfriend has a go pro and what better time to use it and capture the amazing memories. I hope I tan though because I’m probably one of the whitest people on the planet and being Irish doesn’t help, it may take awhile to tan but I think I’ll get there. Until then my next few posts will be about how I’m prepping for my holiday ie, my clothes, injections and stuff like that but also getting back into fashion and makeup my other two favourite things!

I’ll put some images below of my last 12 months so you can get a snippet of it and I hope you’ll stay tuned for the next post!

Xo, Kellie.

 

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Why are eye-creams so important?


I’ve always been a massive skincare addict ever since I was a young teenager but the one thing I never used in my daily routine until a few years ago was eye cream. When I was about 18/19 I noticed I had terrible lines under my eyes, they had come from nowhere and I was so upset. I thought I had wrinkles! Alas, I just needed to start using eye cream to help them out and now 3 years later my under eye area is better than ever.

Recently, I got sent a link to Reviews.com’s article on all things eye cream and I thought it was very interesting. In it it goes through the best recommendations for any problem you may be facing in your under eye area and goes into extensive research on the ingredients used in eye creams and what ingredients you should cut out because they can cause irritation, these include;

  • parabens
  • fragrances
  • mineral oils

It then goes into detail about the good ingredients we should use on our eyes and what ones work best for every different type of under eye problem ie, retinods work for wrinkles.

I got so much information from this article and I think you guys should definitely check it out too if you love your skincare and don’t know where to begin with your under eyes like me. I can’t wait to try some of the recommendations and I’ll be sure to give an update.

My own personal favourite eye cream range is from Estée Lauder, they’re so good for my undereye lines and bags! I’ve listed more information about how these ones work in my skincare post a few weeks back.

http://www.reviews.com/best-eye-cream/

Xo, K.

Mother’s Day MOTD 💖

I went for dinner with my family for Mother’s Day on Sunday to celebrate with my Mam and Nannie. I decided to do some glam makeup for the evening and was so happy with how it turned out! My gold plate choker is from Warehouse and I’m wearing Foxylocks extensions in Latte Blonde.

Xo, K.
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