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A Love Affair with Beauty goes Camping

Put on your favourite playlist, ours is the 90s delight that is the Spice Girls, sit back and immerse yourself in A Love Affair with Beauty’s camping adventure.

It all started when a few friends and myself decided a little bank holiday trip would be the perfect getaway to fully relax and get away from the city. We eventually settled on a lovely little campsite located just outside Bala, which for those of you who don’t know is a small village in North Wales. In fact, it’s just a twenty minute drive from my childhood home, and we actually drove right past my street. This was a bit worrying at the time, as I genuinely thought my friends might be tricking me, and I was trying to rack my brain for any bad things I’d done in case this was actually an intervention set up by my mum!

So we packed the car with tonnes of clothes, yummy food and of course make up, and off we went, completely ready to Spice up our lives.

Now as you may have noticed from the plethora of flip flops suddenly making an appearance, Britain was having a serious heatwave. Of course, this meant we were in full summer mode, and expected the weekend to be no different. Kitted out in shorts and sandals, as we got closer and closer to our destination, it dawned on us that the weather like can totally change every day like, and it was not pleasant. Cue my A Love Affair with Beauty Babe becoming seriously distressed that she wouldn’t be able to wear her thong bikini bottoms, she’d brought for this trip. Did I mention this trip was to Bala. Bala, North Wales. Lmao!

Camping, Bala, North Wales

So we eventually get to our destination, and although our outfits looked out of place, our enthusiasm certainly wasn’t. The owners of the campsite were so welcoming and friendly, and Lindsey showed us to our home for the weekend, with no judgment on our seriously ill thought out clothing!

Camping Bala North Wales

The tent was just right for the four of us, with really comfortable beds, a gas stove and a stunning view. We moved our suitcases into the tent and sat down for the most amazing chowder and sour dough bread dinner, made by my A Love affair with Beauty Belle.

Chowder, Sour dough bread, camping, Bala, Wales

After dinner, quite a few whiskey sours and Liverpool Gin G&Ts, we got into bed and fell asleep to the soothing voice of the one and only David Attenborough – Africa.

Morning involved a delicious croissant with bacon, avocado and mayo, along with a little visit by one of the owner’s many lovely animals.

Croissant, avocado, bacon and mayonnaise breakfast, camping

Duck, camping at Bala, North Wales

We then decided, big, bright makeup was the way forward. Orange lipstick and glitter galore, we set off for a trip into town. We were ready for Bala, but was Bala ready for us?

camping outfit, Bala, North Wales

Disguises of the Day:

Sun and Moon top: Amazon

Leggings: Forever 21

Sunglasses: Vogue Kiss Subscription Box

Shelfies pineapple top, asos leggings, gold glitter wellies

Shelfies pineapple top

Pina Colada anyone?!

Pineapple t-shirt: Shelfies

Leggings: ASOS

Gold glitter wellies: Schuh

After a day spent canoeing on Lake Bala, singing Disney songs at the top of our voices, we got back to the campsite, to indulge on burgers and chicken, that were cooked the only way food should be cooked when camping, on a campfire!

canoeing on Bala lake, North Wales

campfire, Bala, North Wales

Flamingo shorts: George, Asda

Sandals: Birkenstocks 

After scoffing loads of marshmallows softened over the fire, we were shown around the campsite by Lindsey and Pat to see all their amazing animals. If you’re an animal lover, you just must visit this place. As well as some cheeky emu’s and many other birds, they have William the goat and Mr Hogley the boar, who naughtily got Betty the micro-pig preggers which means for the moment there are eight gorgeous little piglets!

William the goat, camping at Bala North Wales

Piglet, camping at Bala North Wales

They also have an amazing collection of bird’s of prey. Pat gave us a little information about each one, and then actually let us have a go at holding the owls! Move over Harry Potter!

Barn owl, camping, Bala North Wales

Cat top: New Look

Denim Shorts: Models own

Seeing all the animals really was the cherry on top of a fabulous cake.

If you ever get a bit sick of work, people, noise, or life, I definitely recommend staying here. It was so nice to get away for a bit, there is not a smidgen of internet in this part of Wales by the way, and just fully immerse ourselves in the natural surroundings.

Captial B Lips Pout






p.s Here is another link to the campsite. Go on! You know you want to.




  1. June 10, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    This actually sounds like so much fun! I swore I would never go camping again after doing D of E at school lmaoo, but this actually sounds really idyllic – especially getting away from busy cities and even the internet, to summer so natural. Loved the line ‘we were ready for Bala, but was Bala ready for us?’ – made me chuckle!


    • A love affair with Beauty
      June 14, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      Oh yes I remember camping with D of E. So painful! Camping usually isn’t my sort of thing at all, but I think being able to actually spend time with my friends just relaxing, and in a tent with proper beds and a cooker made things so much more enjoyable! Plus I’m a sucker for cute animals!

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