I'm Home // My Week in Marbella


Hi Everyone! I hope you're all doing well? I just wanted to write a post to let you all know that I'm back from my holidays and to share a few snaps with you. I have to say I'm rather sad to be back in dreary old England but I'm not going to get too down in the dumps about it as I go on holiday again in 8 weeks so that helps to lessen the blow a touch. It was so nice to have a relaxing week away with my boyfriend and his family chilling by the pool, eating good food and drinking yummy cocktails. We stayed at a complex called 'Grand Bahia' just outside of Marbella and our apartment was just beautiful. I call it an apartment but in all honesty it was more like a very large house and had everything we needed and more. The complex was beautiful too - it was very quiet and peaceful as the busy period doesn't kick off until July and it was covered in palm trees, swimming pools, waterfalls and gardens. Truly stunning. There was lots of nice cars parked around the place too and my boyfriend and I took a liking to a Victoria Beckham Range Rover Evoke. Dream car alert!

We spent most evenings cooking as we had a nice modern kitchen and BBQ to use and a huge patio with table and chairs, sun loungers and a hammock. It was so lovely to be able to do what we wanted to do with no interruptions like you often get in a hotel! We went out into Marbella a few nights for strolls down the beach, drinks in cute little bars where I even smoked a shisha pipe. Its safe to say that was a strange experience and I couldn't really master it. Another night we went from a meal at the beautiful Belvedere restaurant which is located right on the ocean front - so lovely. We often had drinks back at the apartment too as our patio overlooked one of the pools and it looked beautiful when it was all lit up in the evenings. We also managed to find a super cute beach bar on our last evening there (typical!) but it was lovely to sip wine on the beach front and relax. If we ever go back I imagine we'd spend a lot of our time there.

During the day we mainly plonked ourselves down at the pool and as there were five humongous ones at the complex, we certainly weren't short of choice. The one in the photos above was just outside our apartment so it was it was very convenient to roll out of bed and onto a sun lounger. I made sure I was well protected with factor 50 SPF but I still managed to get burnt thanks to the scorching weather. It was slightly painful at the time but I can't complain as it was great to feel the sun shining and I've come home with a lovely golden tan. I'm just hoping it sticks around for my birthday in 2 weeks so I can show it off. Any tips for making a natural tan last longer would be much appreciated.

We also went shopping to the local shopping centre and to my utter joy and excitement, there was a Sephora there. I've never ever been to a Sephora before but I've always wanted to so when I saw it I actually jumped for joy. Yes literally, I jumped - what a saddo! It was quite small but I didn't mind as it still had all the Sephora makeup which is what I was interested in. I didn't go too wild as I was on a tight budget but I did pick up a couple of things which I'll share with you all soon. The other shops there were amazing too - I was shocked to see they had the likes of Topshop, H&M and Zara so again, that was very exciting. They also had some fab shops we don't have in the UK and I managed to pick up a lovely neon cami just like the ones sold in Topshop for only 10 euros. Bargain!

So there we have it, my lovely holiday in pictures! I had such a wonderful time and I hope you enjoyed seeing what I got up to. I hope the pictures are okay too as they were taken with my Iphone and not my DSLR. I wish I'd taken it with me now I know what the apartment is like but before we went I didn't know what to expect and didn't want to risk leaving an expensive camera lying around. Oh well, there's always next time. I took lots of outfit photos too before we went out in the evenings which you might of seen on my Instagram (@kayleighjcouture) so I'm going to do a 'What I wore on Holiday' type post soon too. You may of also noticed I've had lots of lovely bloggers writing guest posts for me this past week so I'd like to say a huge thank you to them for keeping Couture Girl full of fabulous content while I was away. I hope you all enjoyed reading them and potentially discovered some new blogs to follow.

Are you going away on holiday this year? Have you ever visited Marbella?

Lots of Love,


62 comments

  1. Seems like you had an amazing time! You have a nice tan :D I really love these pictures! I have my last exam tomorrow and I'm so up for vacation! Going to France this year :) I hope it will be hot and sunny :D can't wait!!

    Valérie ♥ scribblesofvalerie.com

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  2. Marbella is lovely, I visited in April :) x

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  3. This looks beautiful! It looks like you had such a nice time!
    xx

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  4. So jealous right now! Looks like you had an amazing time:D Looking forward to seeing your What I wore post:) xx

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  5. Your pictures are stunning! Now even more desperate to get away on holiday... :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxx

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  6. You got some great snaps! I saw your insta pics too and am major jealous you got so much sun! Glad you had such a great time x

    Dannielle @ Chic-a-Dee

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  7. I so need a holiday, even more after looking at these beautiful pics x

    carlywritesablog.com

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  8. I'm so jealous...sigh..it looks too beautiful. Also jealous about Sephora. Why oh why do we still not have it yet in the UK?! 3 months until my holiday yippee!! You look gorgeous too pretty lady :)

    Paula ♥ | http://www.la-vida-fresa.com xo

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  9. it looks amazing! the apartment you stayed in looks so homely and pretty:) I wen to benalmedena two years ago which is pretty close to marbella and was shocked at how many UK shops they had, it was great haha! xx

    rufflesandlace44.blogspot.com

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  10. Looks like you had such an amazing time and your pictures make it took so beautiful! I'm off on holiday in August to Tenerife, can't wait! Xx

    www.ClaireeLouisse.com

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  11. I visited Marbella but had a pretty bad time - but I adore Spain - I haven't been back in three years... seems crazy but I spent a quarter of a year out there every year... Good ol' recession. ;) Glad you had a great time - it's changed my mind about the place. :)

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  12. Love the photos!! Looks like an amazing trip!!

    Nicky
    zeeblikesit.blogspot.com
    xx

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  13. Looks like you had a wonderful time! I'm sooo jealous, I want to go on holiday so bad this summer :( xx

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  14. Wow it looks like you had an amazing time Kayleigh! I'm looking into going to Marbella next year as it looks gorgeous!
    xx

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  15. these photographs make me want to go on holiday even more wahhhh! I recently split up with my bf so i now have nobody to go on holiday with as my friends are all struggling to pay rent just recently ;( booo! hmmphh. Sounds like you had a lovely time though beaut - how amazing that you had your own hammock and BBQ?! my idea of heaven! Cant wait to see what you picked up in Sephora! Ive onlyhad the joy of shopping there once but i can imagine how exciting it was. Zara abroad is always better than in the UK for some reason too...
    Glad you had a nice time lovely - im jealous of your tan ;)

    Lots of love xx

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  16. I was super-jealous of all your holiday Instagram snaps and really craving sunshine but it seems like I'm going to be getting off somewhere in September hopefully and you've been providing me with much needed inspiration instead! It looks so gorgeous there and you are so lovely and tanned now! Looking forward to your 'what I wore' post as I'm so awful when it comes to clothes! xx

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  17. Wow this looks amazing, im so jealous, really want to go to Marbella. Glad you had a lovely time :) xx

    http://glitterylove.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I've just found out im goin on holiday at the end of August so reading this post make me very very excited, hope youve had an amazing time :)

    Katie x
    studentbeautylife.blogspot.com

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  19. Looks so nice and makes my want to go away! I think I'm going in just two weeks but I absolutely cannot wait any longer. ;-) x

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  20. Sounds and looks like you had a brilliant holiday :) I'm going away to Majorca in just over 4 weeks and I'm so excited! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Wow, this sounds amazing, hope you had fun! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  22. Looks like you had the most amazing time, I'm hoping to get away in September if me and the boyf can find something good. We're thinking either turkey or gran canaria as it'll still be hot! Well jel about you having another holiday this year :( xx

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  23. the picture of you sitting by the pool with your back to the camera looks like it should be in a brochure or something :)
    glad you had a good time, although I have huge amounts of envy right now!

    bethbythsea.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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  24. Marbella is lovely, that sand sculpture is amazing too!

    Katie Loves..| UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  25. It looks amazing there, I'm so jealous of your tan as well! Hope you had a good time!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. How fun! It looks like it was really relaxing vacation. I love the lipstick you are wearing in the last photo! Great post! You are lucky!! :-)
    -Darcy
    xx

    wittywhimsicality.blogspot.com

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  27. Looks like you've had an amazing time and I'm so jealous, I can't wait to go on my holiday now but I bet you have serious holiday blues!
    xxx

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  28. Great pictures! So jealous, the weather in the UK is terrible at the moment and I'm in need of some sun! Hope you had an amazing time :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
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  29. Your pictures are gorgeous and you look lovely in all your pictures!! Sounds like you have a fab time :) xx

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  30. Love the orange and gold necklace- where is it from my sweet? xx

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  31. Looks gorgeous! Sound like you had a great time :)
    LaraLouise

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  32. It looks like you had an amazing time, I'm so jealous!
    x

    Emily / Glittery Teacups

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  33. I am rather jealous! Your apartment looks lovely, and Marbella is so nice. Can't wait to see what you bought from Sephora.

    Laura www.beautybestfriend.com

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  34. fab photo's, looks like an amazing place! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. Love the pictures! It looks and sounds like you had so much fun!

    www.fashionsontop.com

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  36. I'm so jealous - it looks like you had a lovely time! :)

    floraldanielle.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  37. Looks like you had a fab time, I only got home from mine on Wednesday, definitely getting withdrawal symptoms! Btw, the Lancaster Tan Maximizer is great for prolonging a tan :) xx

    chloesway.com

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  38. Looks like an amazing holiday, shame about the sunburn! At least you had sunscreen on and tried to avoid burning. I hope you figure out how to prolong your tan.

    x Eve

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  39. I can't live without factor 50 either....I end up burning. I wish there was need for me to wear spf though the weather here is so miserable. X

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  40. These are such gorgeous photos! It looks like you had an amazing time, I also just got back from a week in Spain with my uni friends :) xxx

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  41. Looks Beautiful. Hope you had a lovely time Beaut xx

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  42. Looks like you had a lovely holiday! :)
    I'd love to go to Marbella!
    Cannot wait for my holiday on Wednesday yayyyy.

    Alicekatex :)

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  43. Such fun!! :)

    I just followed your blog!! Check out mine?

    XOXO ♥ Kia

    http://www.cosmoglossblog.blogspot.com

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  44. It looks AMAZING! You're gorgeous

    Jenn x Sculptured Mess

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  45. Looks amazing!!!! Glad you had a good time :)

    Kimberley x

    www.kimberleysbeautyblog.com (currently holding an international MAC giveaway)

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  46. Looks amazing, very jealous! Ha. That sand sculpture is incredible!

    Katie xo
    http://sugarfixxbeauty.com

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  47. This looks like such an awesome time, I'm so jealous! And you look beautiful as always!
    xo aly

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  48. Oh wow soo envious, this looks like a gorgeous place and it sounds like you had the best time.
    Lots of love from New Zealand,
    Samantha
    Novellaplace.com
    xx

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  49. I also recently went on a mini holiday and it's the hardest thing to get back into working and everyday life. Loved your pics xoxo

    www.dressedinthecity.com

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  50. That looks like somewhere I want to be right now! Your makeup looks lovely in that last photo :)
    http://rhiannonswardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  51. Looks amazing! I've just got back from turkey, but still very jealous!! Xx

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  52. Need to book a holiday ASAP! After seeing these pictures my want for sunshine has become much worse!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  53. It looks like you have had a lovely time. I just came back from my holiday in Tenerife. I am definitely getting the home blues now. I need to go back! Shame holidays don't last long. :(

    Rachel xx

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  54. Really looking forward to seeing your Sephora post! Love their makeup and would love to try it myself. Looks like you had a fab holiday too. Me next, Portugal on Sat!! Weeeeeeee!
    Charlotte.x

    www.looks2bloved.com

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  55. Your holiday looked amazing lovely! I really want to go to Marbella. I'm just back from Portugal and I'm so depressed haha, you will love it xxx

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  56. Wow that place looks gorgeous and so relaxing! The fact that you went to a Sephora there makes it so perfect! Hahha :) I love your blog design! It's so cute!

    ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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  57. Oh..Wow Kayleigh!! Your pictures have given me goosebumps looking at them, they're gorgeous and the whole place is beautiful. Glad you had a nice time! xo

    Hannah xo | Glitter and Sparkle

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  58. These photos are incredible!! The sand one is just unbelievable, they look professional :) So pleased you had such a lovely time - I'm very jealous I have to admit, Marbella sounds/looks amazing :D
    Love Holly x

    h-c-style.blogspot.co.uk // h-c-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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