Saturday, 12 September 2015

I've been a bit absent from blogging over the past couple of weeks - a couple of busy weeks at work together with a horrendous cold/cough situation has really knocked me off balance. But I've missed my little blog and I'm ready to get back into the swing of things! 

So I'm back with another amazing Lush product. My sister bought me the Yuzu and Cocoa shower cream from Lush for my birthday and I adore it. When it comes to shower products, I certainly sway towards the more coconutty/refreshing scents rather than the sickly sweet ones. Yuzu and Cocoa delivers in the scent department - it's zingy and wakes you up, but still has a softness to it (brought to you by the Cocoa) which I love.

The texture of this product is great - as the name suggests it is a cream rather than a gel and it glides smoothly onto skin. 

The fact that it's bright yellow just makes it a bit of fun. Would you recommend any of the other Lush shower products? 

Ps. As I've moved back to my mums I now have a bath! Cue lots of Lush bath bomb purchases. Happy days! 

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Scottish Summer // Walks in the Pentlands

Hi guys! I'm currently on a stay-cation in Scotland and today Scott and I went out into the Pentland hills for a great walk. It's amazing what is actually on our doorstep here in Scotland, we really are so lucky! We're in Edinburgh, and have been making the most of the Fringe Festival which runs throughout August, so I will definitely be posting a round up of photos from our festival experience! 

Hope you enjoy the scenery in the photos below! If you have any recommendations of places for us to visit in Scotland, I'd love to hear them! 

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Soap & Glory Haul

Happy Sunday everyone! I may have made a sneaky Boots purchase this week... In fairness, I had run out of my precious Anastasia Brow Whiz and the brows were in need of some shape. But seeing as the Brow Whiz is not the easiest to get hold of, and a little out of my current budget, I decided I wanted to try out Soap and Glory's Archery brow pencil. Cue lunch hour spent browsing the aisles of Boots. And it just so happened that Soap and Glory was on 3 for 2... It'd be rude not to right? 

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Life Lately

Hey y'all, and happy Sunday! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend so far? I am up bright and early (#sleepingproblems) so thought I would catch you up on life lately.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

A Dry Shampoo Worth Blogging About

I'm a little late to the party with my thoughts on the COLAB Dry Shampoos. However, when repurchasing in Superdrug the other day and realising how much I like them, I thought I should declare the love publicly. 

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Let's Talk Fitness

Red faced after the Edinburgh 10K - beneath Arthur's Seat

I have been MIA from the blog in the past week, things have been pretty hectic (terrible excuse I know...) but seriously, the days just seem to rush by in a flash and before we know it it's June. What! This year has flown by, and it's kinda crazy. Anyhoo, today I wanted to chat about fitness. 

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Top 5 Lipsticks: The Brights

So last week I took you through my favourite nude lipsticks, and this week and wanna go through my top brights. I love a bright lip, although I'm always baffled by those people who wear the look daily to the office - ain't nobody got time for that. But for me, brights are perfect for a night out/holiday etc. The lipsticks I've picked out are summer appropriate - I love a dark lip the most, but they're not really in keeping with the current season so we'll save those for a later date! So without further ado... 

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Being a tourist in Edinburgh

I love Edinburgh. It's definitely my favourite city in Scotland - it has so much to offer and there's always something fun going on. Scott is from Edinburgh, and recently moved back there for work. With this comes lots of weekends in the capital, but we are guilty of taking the city for granted and not making the most of the stunning areas it has to offer. So recently we've been making a concious effort to explore, and this weekend, we wandered around Princes Street Gardens and the old town. The photos were too pretty not to share, so here is a little photo diary of our day.

When Scott took me for a coffee in Costa I was thinking... 'Costa, can't we go somewhere more exciting?!' However, I understood when I saw the view from our table

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Top 5 Lipsticks: The Nudes

Before I start this post, I have a disclaimer... I'm not really a fan of 'nude' lipsticks in the way they are traditionally known. I can't pinpoint what is it with me and nude lipsticks, but they really don't suit me. I think against my skin tone and dark hair they drain my face and make me look older. On a whim a couple of years ago, I bought Snob by MAC cause it was what all the cool kids were wearing... oh my. It looked horrific on me... I think I wore it once and learnt my lesson. The following favourites are a combination of pinks and peaches that just about fit into the 'nude' category - and which I would class as nude - easy to wear and brighten up the face, without looking intense or too in-your-face. 

Friday, 1 May 2015

My Travel Lust List

I'm always thinking about where I want to visit next, and I hate being stuck in one place. Two weeks in Aberdeen and I crave a weekend away - even if that's just to Edinburgh. I get this claustrophobic feeling - it's hard to describe. I think it stems from my childhood - we moved around fairly regularly, travelling steadily northwards, so I was used to new places and new people. Uni brought more change, and then I studied abroad, taking me even further a field to the States where I did a lot of travelling and exploring and that definitely gave me 'the bug'. Although I have visited lots places since, I haven't done the whole 'gap yah' thing (yet!) and I'm constantly dreaming up my perfect list of destinations. I thought it'd be fun to share these, cause who doesn't like looking at pretty pictures of amazing places around the globe?!

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

I Guest Blogged!

Hey guys and girls! Today I guest blogged on the lovely Kirsty's blog - otherwise known as Effortlessly Excessive. Thank you so much to Kirsty for featuring me on her beautiful blog - it's seriously swoon-worthy. Kirsty features fashion, beauty, travel and good old life chat over on EE, and she's always updating it, which satisfies my craving for a good light-hearted read! 

Catch my post here and be sure to check out Kirsty's gorg Instagram feed - you'll love it. 


Sunday, 15 March 2015

Reunion at Loch Ness

A couple of weeks ago, my uni friends and I travelled northwards for a relaxing weekend away to catch up. Since I live in Aberdeen, and they live in the central belt, it is rare that we are all able to get together. 

We stayed in an amazing lodge which was right on the water of the loch - it almost felt as though you were on a boat! We had so much fun catching up, and it was the perfect place for it. The weather was a bit dreary - apart from the drive home, when the sun was splitting the sky - typical! But gloomy weather didn't stop us, and we explored the local Urquhart Castle, and the village of Drumnadrochit, as well as spending lots of time in the hot tub which had amazing views of the water. It was a fab weekend, and below are some photos from our trip. 

Sunday, 11 January 2015

My January Hero | Ocean Salt

I don't know about you guys, but post-Christmas, and midway through winter, my skin is crying out for some TLC. And there's only so much moisturiser you can slather on in one go! Both my face and body has felt dry and a little rough around the edges, which is no surprise given the fact that I do live in northern Scotland and basically haven't seen the sun for a good four months. (One day that beach house in Wilmington will be mine - and I will say goodbye to long dark winters!)