Sunday, 14 September 2014

Egypt, Hurghada....

We are back!! 2 weeks with the sun, sea and sand have been amazing!!


We stayed at 'Sunrise Royal Makadi Bay' resort in Hurghada which was about a 6 hour flight from London, Gatwick. Esra was entertained throughout the flight thanks to my pre planning! It was a 5 star, all inclusive resort and about 30 minutes drive from Hurghada airport.

Egypt is beautiful but it's definitely a country you have to do your research on beforehand as we got ripped off with our visas literally as soon as we stepped foot onto Egyptian land. So take note people, if you go to Hurghada airport, be sure to get your visas from the bank and not the folk who will run up to you trying to seem helpful. The food at the hotel was lovely but not always up to standard, so we ended up going to the a la carte restaurants with the Italian and Mexican being our favourites. The animation team were amazing and the hotel had great customer service skills and is a resort that I would recommend and one that I would consider revisiting. I would also recommend getting 'red flags' for the beach as it means 'do not disturb' to stop sellers coming up to you whilst you are trying to relax. With all of the negative bits over, the positives definitely outweighed them. The red sea is so beautiful and clear, you can see fishes swimming right up to your feet and it feels incredibly relaxing to swim in the ocean and listen to the waves. The sea is extremely salty and it really helped clear up my skin which was an extra bonus. The heat was incredibly hot, almost 40 degrees yet the heat felt so dry and there is always some sort of breeze. My hair didn't do the 'Monica effect' and always seemed to cooperate which was an even bigger bonus! Esra had so much fun playing, dancing and eating way too much pink ice cream. I loved having shisha in the evenings and working on my tan! :)

The Egyptian sunrise when I went to the beach to reserve our seats. :)



We loaded up on SPF 50 for the first few days and then dropped to 30 and slightly lower the last few days. I also used a tan accelerator which enabled me to get a quick deep golden bronze tan which I will do a review on next. Esra napped on the beach twice and we ended up going to the room after lunch as the sun was so draining we all needed naps.


Vesilli, the camel was on the beach everyday carrying tourists up and down. Esra loved him and so did I. Camels are so incredibly charming and cute!



My little beach baby!


I loved wearing a bright lip for the evenings and I mostly wore Mac 'Ririwoo' and 'Lady Danger' which were perfect for a statement lip. I also did lots of golden smokey eyes with nude lips. 


LIPS: 'Lady Danger' with Mac 'Cherry' lipliner under it.
FACE: Maybelline FIT ME foundation mixed with moisturiser
CONCEALER: YSL Touche Eclat
CHEEKS: Sleek 'Medium' Contour Kit
EYES: Mac 'Coffee' eyeliner, 'Texture' e/s and Smashbox mascara.


We also had the best family photoshoot and here's a few shots!! 










Egypt thank you for being so amazing!!!
Have you been to Egypt? If so, what was your experience...

9 comments:

KP said...

It sounds like you all had a great time. You of course, look stunning and your daughter looks adorable. Love that you matched the color of your dresses in some of the photos. Glad you and your family had a good time and made it back home safely.

Got to get that RiRiwoo!!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely family! Hope Esra can have a brother or sister soon!

Clair Bear said...

What a beautiful post! and what even better photos!! So lovely ! xx

rosaliejayne said...

I just got back from Hurghada last week, I stayed on the other side of the town though but it was still absolutely gorgeous and I wasn't ready to come home! You look like you had an amazing time too, we escaped being ripped off for our visa's but probably got ripped off for most things aha, so glad you and your family had a lovely time there too. x

Mari said...

Absolutely stunning pictures! Egypt... one of my dream places to visit (your tips are extremely helpful). Nothing is than being with family relaxing on holiday and coming home with a healthy tan and glow. I'll def check out the tan accelerator post!

Mari said...

Muhsine, stunning pictures! A dream (for me) to go to Egypt. Travel tips are helpful, you live & learn from unfortunate events. Glad overall the trip seemed relaxing & came home with beautiful healthy glow & tan! Must check your thoughts on tan accelerator.

Imo said...

So gorgeous. You all look so happy.

Imo said...

So gorgeous. You all look so happy.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos! Esra looks so much like her Daddy.