Top 10 helpful tips for visiting Disneyland Paris

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If you follow me on Instagram @larylarxx  you’ll know that I went to Disneyland Paris not long ago. So after reminiscing about how amazing my last trip to Disneyland was, I thought I’d give you all my top 10 tips for visiting the most magical place on earth!

 

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1. Buy your tickets before you go – Honestly, book your Disneyland park tickets before you go! It’ll save you a lot of money as it’s a lot cheaper to book your tickets online beforehand instead of paying at the gate. The last time I was there, paying at the gate cost around £80 for a one day ticket, but if you book online from attraction tix  it’ll cost you £43. That’s almost half the price, which means more money to spend on  yummy Mickey Mouse shaped snacks and Minnie Mouse ears! Win win.

2.  Disney illuminations – Don’t miss it! It’s an amazing show. If you want to get a good view of Disney illuminations make sure to get there at least half an hour before it starts or even an hour before if you can. People start queuing about an hour before and when I say queuing I mean everyone sits on the floor in front of the castle waiting for the spectacular fire works to start… Ahh its amazing! If you get the chance to be at the front, then make sure you do! We got there early and sat at the front and it was just perfect.

3. Use your fastpass ticket – Everyone has access to it and its super handy! Choose the ride that you’d like to use your fast pass on, scan your park ticket and it’ll print you off a fast pass ticket with an allocated time for you to come back. You then go back to that ride at your allocated time and skip the queues. Yay!

4. Wear comfy shoes – Seriously, wear some comfy shoes! Of course we all want to be strutting around Disneyland with beautiful shoes to impress Mickey and Minnie Mouse but trainers are the best option. You’ll spend most of your day walking around and by the end of the day your feet will be aching and sore.

5. Go to Disney Village – Disney Village has lots of shops, restaurants and a sports bar. It also has McDonalds and Starbucks. Eating at Disney Village can be cheaper than eating in the park. You don’t need a ticket to enter Disney village and its a great way to spend your evening if your not in Disney. There are a lot of amazing restaurants and if you get the chance I highly recommend eating at Annette’s Diner. Although, queues can be all the way out of the door so book a table beforehand if you can!

6. Stay at a Disney on site hotel if you can – If you get the chance, stay in one of the Disney hotels! There are many perks of staying on site such as extra magic hours, where you will get access to the park before it opens to everyone else! You’ll get to meet characters and go on rides without the long queues.

7.  Or if your on a budget, consider staying at an off site hotel – Disney hotels can be expensive, but don’t worry! There are plenty of lovely off site hotels close to Disney such as Vienna house dream castle which is a great choice if you are going with children or Relais Spa Val d’Europe which is an adults only spa hotel. We’ve stayed at Relais Spa twice and I highly recommend it. It has a lovely indoor pool and a spa which was perfect after a long day at Disney. It also has a free shuttle to Disneyland and its location is brilliant. There are plenty of other off site hotels which you can find on expedia or booking.com for really good prices.

8. Download the Disneyland Paris app – This app is so helpful and it’s a must for visiting Disneyland Paris. With this helpful app you can check wait times for rides and character meet and greats, see daily schedules for the parade and Disney illuminations show and much more. It’s super handy! Honestly, this app made our trip so much easier.

9. Plan ahead –  You can look up parade times and shows before you travel on the website.

10. Character meals – If you want to go all out on your Disneyland trip, book a character meal for the ultimate Disney experience. Cafe Mickey is a great option, its pretty pricey but its totally worth it!

 

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And those are my top 10 tips for visiting Disneyland Paris! If any of you are planning on going to Disneyland Paris soon, I hope you have the most magical time.

 

Lauren XoXo

 

 

 

Pink Parcel | The period subscription box

pinkxxxLet’s be honest, a lot of people still feel uncomfortable when it comes to talking about periods. It goes without saying that periods are normal and almost all women get their period every month. It’s a natural part of life, so why should we feel embarrassed to talk about it?

If your anything like me, periods aren’t exactly something you look forward to.  A lot of people dread that time of month because periods can be uncomfortable or even sometimes painful.

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A few days ago, Pink parcel kindly sent me one of their period care parcels to try. If you haven’t heard of them already, pink parcel is a monthly period care subscription box that gets delivered to your door every month. You can choose when you want it to be delivered and what sanitary products you would like to receive, for example, if your a tampon kind of girl like me, you can select tampons. Pink Parcel boxes contain period essentials and also some lovely self care products to make you feel slightly better during that time of the month. Pink Parcel’s aim is to make women feel good during their period. The subscription box costs £12.99 per month and you can unsubscribe at any time. I absolutely love the idea of it, its genius!

So what’s in the Pink Parcel period subscription box?

It’s essentially a box filled with over £40 worth of beauty, skincare and self care must haves and of course, period products. Inside of the Pink Parcel, you will find little individual boxes with beauty, skincare and lifestyle essential products in one big box.

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What was in my box?

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All together I received 7 products which included –

  • Percy & Reed invisible dry shampoo
  • Skin Chemists Rose Quartz youth defence lip plump
  • Anatomicals no old bags allowed eye gel
  • Pixi by Petra endless silky eye pen
  • Beauty pro nourishing collagen mask with olive extracts
  • Seed and Bean organic rich milk chocolate
  • Drink me chai free from chai latte

 

Percy & Reed invisible dry shampoo

I was really happy to receive this as its such an essential if your on the go or don’t have time to wash your hair. Percy & Reed dry shampoo gives your hair a beautiful ‘just-washed’ look even if you haven’t the time to wash it! It’s ideal for all hair types between washes as a quick-fix makeover for dull, lifeless, lacklustre hair. It smells gorgeous and here’s the best bit, it doesn’t go powdery like a lot of other dry shampoos do! For best results, spray onto a brush and work through the hair from roots to ends.

Skin Chemists Rose Quartz youth defence lip plump

I was so exited when I saw this! The rose quartz lip plump can give you fuller lips without the pain of fillers. The lip plump is designed to hydrate your lips whilst boosting them for a fuller pout leaving them soft with a glossy finish. If you want fuller looking lips but don’t want to commit to lip fillers then I think you will love this product.

Anatomicals no old bags allowed eye gel

I struggle with under eye bags. I’ve found myself wiping under my eyes with makeup remover thinking that I had mascara or something under them only to realise that its my dull under eye bags! Ugh. I was so happy to see this as I’ve been needing something like this for a while. Lets hope it works!

Pixi endless silky eye pen

Can you believe that I’ve never tried a Pixi product before? I keep seeing how beautiful their products are but I have never gotten round to trying any of their products. I just love all of Pixi’s packaging, its so cute and its so photogenic which is always a plus.

Beauty pro nourishing collagen mask with olive extracts

I love face masks, if your having a bit of a rubbish day and fancy a pamper night and a little bit of self care then a face mask is always the answer! I used this face straight away! It’s such a lovely mask and leaves your skin feeling refreshed, hydrated and soft.

Seed and bean organic rich milk chocolate 

Everyone loves a bit of chocolate! I’m not going to lie, I ate this as soon as I received the parcel… Oops! It tasted amazing. It was so creamy and tasted like a luxury chocolate. If your looking for a little pick me up whilst your on your period, then this chocolate may do the trick.

Drink me chai – Chai latte

I’m a huge lover of hot drinks! Lattes, coffee, tea, hot chocolate.. you name it, I’ll drink it. I’m a firm believer that a cup of tea can solve just about anything. Before drinking this chai latte, I’d never actually tried one. I was a bit unsure on how it would taste but it tasted lovely! If you like lattes, then definitely try a chai latte.

If like me, you crave chocolate, all things sweet, and hot drinks galore at that time of the month then you’ll love the products inside of pink parcel.

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tampons

Inside the other boxes were various period care essentials. I received a box full of tampons. I was pleased that there was a large box of tampons as tampons are my go to. I’m definitely a tampon kind of girl rather than pads as thats just my preference, but everyones is different! The fact that there is a mix of both in this box is brilliant as you can alternate between both. It’s a lot safer to go to sleep using a pad as it reduces the risk of toxic shock syndrome if you use tampons during the day. There is also an option to donate your unused pads and tampons to charities which supply sanitary products to women who can’t afford them. Inside the box, there is a pre paid slip that you can fill out to send them. This is a brilliant idea because everyone deserves to be able to use tampons and pads when they’re on their period. It’s a basic human need and no woman should have to go through their period without basic essentials such as period products.

 

My overall opinion on pink parcel

Pink parcel is such a brilliant idea. I can’t recommend it enough! I’m so happy with my box and very grateful I had the opportunity to try pink parcel. I love the fact that with pink parcel, periods don’t always have to be gloomy and you can actually look forward to that time of the month as you know you have a little box of surprises to open every month! It’s also such good value for money and contains really good high quality products. I will definitely be subscribing to pink parcel from now on. I can’t wait to see next months parcel.

If you are thinking about purchasing a pink parcel, I have a 20% off code: KNOX20

 

Lauren xo