Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year!




I have been a little off the radar this month - Christmas seemed to take over life! I've been in Edinburgh for almost a week, and it's still very festive here. But I wanted to wish you all a happy new year for 2015, and I hope it's a great one. I will be more regular with my posts in the new year, one a week for now, but that may increase as we dive further into the year! The photo above is of the final sunset of 2014 above the rooftops of Edinburgh - I think it was quite a spectacular one, don't you?! 

Amy xo

Sunday, 14 December 2014

A festive afternoon at The Marcliffe



Last Sunday, the girls and I went to the Marcliffe Hotel and Spa - a five star hotel set in Royal Deeside. The hotel has sadly been sold and will be closing early in 2015, so we wanted to experience it one more time, and what better time to do so than in the run up to Christmas! We had a lovely afternoon, relaxing by the fire in the drawing room, followed by the biggest Sunday lunch of my life! The Marcliffe will certainly be missed. Scroll down for photos of the amazing food! 

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Sunday, 23 November 2014

My Body Shop picks



I have recently found myself being lured in by The Body Shop. Their fair prices, coupled with the fact that they don't test ANY products on animals, what's not to love? Today I want to chat about my four favourite products from the store, and it's a mixture of make up, skincare and body care. 

Sunday, 9 November 2014

I'm actually a mermaid


Flicking through InStyle magazine a few Sundays ago, I came across an outfit on the style pages that just stuck in my mind. You know that feeling when you spot a dress in a shop and you just can't get it out of your head? You must have the dress. And nothing is going to get in the way of that.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

The new red lip


Before I get into this post, let me clarify something. Hearing the words 'lip' and 'matte' used in the same sentence is enough to send me running for the hills. But seriously, my lips and matte lipsticks do not go together. I don't even have particularly dry lips, I take pretty good care of them, but if I slap on a matte lipstick, you can guarantee within 30 minutes my lips will be dry, cracking and flaky. I know - gross. But it's true! 

But back to the product in hand. I have finally managed to find a matte lip colour that doesn't actually dry out my lips. *Hurrah*

Sunday, 26 October 2014

4 autumn staples


 Autumn is now officially upon us, the clocks have gone back and the evenings are drawing in. So I decided to do a round up of five items that I reach to during this autumnal period. 

A nail polish that lasts



I have found (partly thanks to blogger Amelia Liana) a nail polish which lasts. And last and lasts. The Maybelline SuperStay 7 day gel nail colour is seriously good. I used to go and pay for gel manicures at salons, until I accepted that this was pretty damaging for my nails and slowly weaned myself off it. 

Sunday, 12 October 2014

New boots
































Autumn has officially arrived. The leaves have turned to that delicious orange-red colour and are crunching beneath our feet, and the temperature has certainly dropped - hello central heating, my old friend. 

And with the arrival of Autumn, I (naturally) decided it was time for a new pair of boots.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Hello world

Hello world and welcome to my blog!

This blog has been a long time coming. I have followed other blogs for years, and I have finally plucked up the courage to begin my very own. Of course I want to write about my interests, and I would pigeon amycharlotte.co.uk as a 'lifestyle blog' which will incorporate beauty, fashion, travel and perhaps the odd film review and recipe - who knows!