The holiday has finally arrived!
After 20 plus hours of travelling we arrived in Rome at 1:00pm on Tuesday the 29th. We paid for a transfer from the airport to the hotel to save us the stress of organising a taxi. My first impression was that every single building/house was so old and that they had beautiful trees, it was slightly disturbing the first time I saw an army officer holding a gun as big as me as it’s certainly something we don’t see in Australia (thank god).
Our accomodation of choice was the Starhotels Metropole which I was happy with the service and pricing. The hotel was $362.00 for two nights with breakfast included, which i was very impressed with. There was also plenty of eateries so you could just step out and get a bite to eat after a long day of exploring! The first night we went to this cute family run restaurant and I must say Justin had the most amazing Lasagne.
Since arriving we have come into the best of luck with weather, crisp mornings with sunny days which makes for great exploring weather so we decided to use our Hop On Hop Off bus tickets to see Rome as a whole. The monuments are just breathe taking, it’s nothing you can ever imagine especially when you come from Australia where there is nothing that old.
When in Rome our main highlights that we saw were The Colosseum and The Vatican. For these two tours we did private tours so we were one on one with our guide. They both went for 3 hours each and they were very informative. These tours were booked through https://darkrome.com. As these were one on one tours we paid about $800.00 but we do not regret them and would defiantly recommend this company!
We obviously saw quiet a few other historic buildings but these two were defiantly the most breathtaking! However the one thing i was most excited for was to see Rome dressed up for the festive season and the pizza…. however from my experience both of these did disappoint but you take the good with the bad, not everything can be perfect!
My overall feel of Rome was that it was defiantly beautiful but I constantly had a very unsafe vibe about it, I don’t know if this was because it was our first stop and I may have been home sick without knowing it or the fact that I found most people I came across very rude. I am unsure of if I will explore Rome again but regardless I am glad that I got a small snapshot of this historic city! If you have travelled to rome, how did you like it?
Our next destination that I will be writing about will be Zermatt, Switzerland.
Anyone who knows me well is aware that I am onboard for cosmetic surgery and enhancements. I think its great that we can play with the way we look and most things are not permanent which is great. This is my experience…
At the start of the year I decided to get lip fillers as I found whenever i smiled my top lip almost disappeared. So I did some research and had heard amazing reviews about Bramis! On the day of my appointment I was understandably nervous, I do not like needles and I also hate the feeling of being numb! When I arrived I immediately felt comfortable, the lady doing my procedure knew exactly what i wanted without me even having to say so. The two things I wanted to achieve were to give the impression that my mouth was narrower and the top lip with a bit more volume as well as evening out the bottom lip with the top lip. After our consultation we decided to only go with 0.5ml as I did not want it to be overly noticeable.
Firstly my lips were numbed with a special cream. We then started to put the injections into several areas of the bottom and top lips, I could not feel a thing. The only time i felt a tiny pinch was when the middle of the lip was being done as this is apparently the most sensitive area. I swear it was over within a couple of minutes! It was then that I was given her Facebook page to send through photos of my progress or any concerns which I thought was absolutely amazing service! Obviously your lips are swollen so they do look bigger then they actually are (which I liked) and the numbing wore off after 45 minutes. I had minimal bruising only in two spots which was surprising as I have very sensitive skin. I was instructed to massage the lips to break down the filler so they looked more natural and so the filler settled in better ( as far as I can remember). The areas in which the filler goes in does become lumpy as that is where the needle is inserted, that did freak me out for a little bit as it gives you the impression your lips are lumpy but that subsided after a couple of days.
After a few days and the swelling surpassed I noticed that there was a ridge on my top lip, I contacted my consultant and she advised me to come in and get a top up. This was something I was explained in my initial consult and has nothing to do with the person injecting as it is just the way my lips are, in your appointment they can only do so much as you can actually overfill the lips and that can cause issues.
After visiting the second time and having a small amount of filler injected into the problem area they were perfect!!! I felt they were so natural and I am so pleased with how long they have lasted. I am going back in the future to get a top up as the filler received is only suppose to last around 6 months but it is all depending on your body at the end of the day, I think your metabolism plays apart in this? I’m not entirely sure though. The 0.5ml cost me $250.00 and a ml was about $450.00. Overall my experience was amazing and it did not hurt one bit. The only thing I must say is when looking at getting enhancements of any kind please make sure that you are mentally ready and that you are doing these things for yourself (at the end of the day though you can do it for whatever reason you like, it’s your life after all!) as if your doing something for someone else that doesn’t like/love you for the way you are then they are so not worth it and you can go out and find someone who values you without that stuff!! Never feel pressured to change the way you look because of someone else! Do it for you and remember you are still beautiful with or without it!
P.S Here are some photos,I was silly and never took before and afters but I have a few selfies that show the difference. The quality of these photos are shocking! If you want to see more photos head over to sharneh93 on Instagram.