WELLNESS. TRAVEL. BEAUTY.
Hey beautiful!! I’m Sarah and welcome to The Beauty Explorer!
A mash up of a beauty blog, travel blog and wellness blog. I’m sharing my knowledge I have gathered over the past fifteen years working in the spa industry. Along with my travel adventures and a quest to live a more sustainable and balanced life. While I hope this blog will encourage you to make time for more wellness in your life, a health and fitness blog this is not! I promise no pictures of me doing yoga in a bikini! (believe me, no one wants to see that..) There also might be some rants about how much I hate running… and how much I love wine! Scroll down to learn more!
All About Me!
I’ve been working in the spa industry since I was seventeen. My part-time weekend job turned into a lifelong passion and career. I have since managed spas for the Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and Fairmont hotels. My beauty obsession started from a very young age, I remember trying to make perfume from rose petals and face masks from various baking ingredients much to the delight of my mother… Since then I have soaked up every bit of information relating to beauty and spa that I can get my hands on and I’m now delighted to share it with you.
Travel has always been a big part of my life! I have been lucky enough to have visited and lived in some incredible countries from Australia to Azerbaijan. Staying in accommodation with no electricity to five-star suites in Bali. I think you can guess which one I prefer! But there is still so much I need to see and do! I don’t think that hunger will be satisfied anytime soon. My latest project, see below, has me travelling far and wide to discover the best and most unique spas. And I’ve recently been featured in Conde Nast Traveller!
My work experience and obsession with beauty products and treatments mean I take my recommendations very seriously. Anything I do recommend I have researched in depth used it for a significant amount of time and will always be completely honest in my review. Now somethings that I love won’t work for everyone and vice a versa, if something doesn’t work for me it might be perfect for you. I am very anti-animal testing and I will not recommend anything to the best of my knowledge that has been tested on animals. Unfortunately, products that are sold in China have to be tested on animals. So this means a lot of the big brands are not cruelty-free But it also means I have an excuse to try out lots of new products 🙂
I am now very excited to be combining my passions by creating a range of specialised wellness packages for the boutique travel agency Fleewinter. As a result I’ll have lots of spa reviews to share, and don’t forget to check out my skincare tips and other travel adventures!
Update October 2018
I can’t believe I have been running A Well Travelled Beauty for a year already! And what a year its been! I was delighted to make it as a finalist for the Irish Blog awards 2018 in the Beauty and Wellness categories. Such a huge honor to make it as a finalist especially as such a new blogger! Fingers crossed this year is going to be even better!
SO come take a look around and I hope you enjoy my ramblings and learn some skincare tips.