Wednesday 31 December 2014

What I Got For Christmas // The Beauty Edition

I was definitely spoiled this Christmas, but I'm not going to do a full What I Got For Christmas post this year because, to be honest, I didn't get anything too wow-worthy. That's not to say that the gifts weren't lovely, because they were! - it's just that they were things like money, books or socks.


Monday 29 December 2014

Daily Outfits // Christmas Day Glitz

Christmas needs glitter, and so I decided to purchase this Oh My Love number to wear on the day. Although not pictured, I paired it with some chunky black boots to tone the dress down a little, and accompanied it with some simple jewellery and golden makeup!


Thursday 11 December 2014

Christmas Calls For...

OTT nails, obviously. Just a quick nail post today to share my most recent venture into Christmassy glittery sequin nail goodness! After a few quick coats of Essie's Bordeaux I followed up with some tricky placements of these gorgeous holographic hearts - which I picked up in Urban Outfitters but can not find anywhere, sorry! A top coat follows and then I'm done.

It's a little out there but when Christmas rolls around I adore having something shiny on me at all times. I can see this mani coming back round for Christmas Day - I love it!

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Something New

I've documented a hair chop or two on this blog before, but this is probably the biggest change I've had in a long time! I got a basic trim, but then took the plunge and had a little dye job too.


Saturday 1 November 2014

Simple Seasonal Nail Art

As you all know, I'm not the biggest nail art person - I genuinely just prefer the look of plain nail colours. However, sometimes the mood strikes me and I want to add a little more. Recently I was playing about with some more seasonal colours and this happened!

Essie // Bordeaux, Topshop // Aurelian

Wednesday 29 October 2014

Review // Makeup Revolution Blush & Contour Palette in Sugar & Spice

Finally I am coming at you with a Makeup Revolution review! While my blog has been on the back burner, I've been testing out the products I was sent, and now I finally have time to talk about them.


Sunday 26 October 2014

Daily Outfits // The Cosy Jumper

When my family came to visit me at university the other week on a sunny but very breezy day, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to take this cosy Blue Vanilla* jumper out for a spin. We went for a wander around the town and I found some beautiful buildings I'd never seen before - pretty shocking really, since I've been living away from home for two months now! Anyway, back to the clothes.

Tuesday 14 October 2014

Giving In To The Hype // Rimmel Apocalips Matte

When the first batch of Rimmel Apocalips came out, I was intrigued but didn't give into the hype. At the time I wasn't a big fan of really bright colours on the lips. However, after finding out they had come out with a matte version of the liquid lipstick, and then spotting the gorgeous colour Meteoric Matte, I had to get it as soon as possible.


Thursday 9 October 2014

Daily Outfits // Dogtooth & Chevron

Long time no outfit post, eh? It was my little sister's 14th birthday this week and so we went to the Hard Rock Cafe in Glasgow to celebrate. I loved the meal and atmosphere as always - singing along with your food and cocktails makes the experience so much more enjoyable!


Sunday 5 October 2014

Good Vibes Corner

When moving to university, I soon realised that I needed a little spot to myself to chill in. The communal kitchen/living room area always has at least one other person in there, the desk in my room doubles up as a work space and makeup station, and so all I had left was my bed.


Thursday 2 October 2014

The Clothing Rack

Did anyone else start singing Rack City in their heads? Just me? Okay. Today I thought I'd introduce you to this corner of my room, where I keep this clothing rail. University halls aren't huge and so I (rightly) guessed that I would need to bring some extra storage for my wardrobe. Not wanting to put clothes in boxes, I opted for this rack from Home Bargains.


Monday 29 September 2014

Review // Feeling Mia Wallace With Urban Decay's Pulp Fiction Palette

There was recently a student night at my local shopping centre, and some damage was made. Surprisingly, only one makeup purchase was made, and so now I can introduce you to the beauty that is Urban Decay's Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Palette.


Tuesday 23 September 2014

Cat Crazy? The New Bag & Purse

It may not be well known on my blog, but I am a little cat obsessed. Sadly, I've never been allowed one as a pet, so it appears I must live vicariously through my accessories.


Saturday 20 September 2014

A Huge Box Of Goodies...

A little while  ago DSA contacted me and asked if I would like to be sent a box of goodies. DSA own several brands with less-than-usual selling methods, the most well known probably being AVON (although apparently as I'm writing this, they have actually left the company - oops). Well, a while passed and I moved to university and completely forgot about it, until my mum turned up to visit me with a HUGE box of stuff. Seriously, there's so much!


Wednesday 17 September 2014

Stationery For Listmakers

If you are a list maker like me, you may want to search for some Knock Knock stationery. I found these in Waterstones and use them all the time!


Tuesday 9 September 2014

Testing, Testing // The Makeup Revolution Edition

I moved to university on Saturday and so life has been a little (a lot) hectic recently! As I don't have time to supply you with a well thought out post right now, I thought I would quickly update you on some products I'm currently testing. I'm sure these will all be reviewed at some point, so call this a little taster of what is to come!


Saturday 6 September 2014

The Transitional Boot

Another pair of black chunky heeled boots, Emily? Really? - I have no excuses except that I saw a £10 off discount code and all of a sudden an order was placed.


Wednesday 3 September 2014

Review // Soap & Glory Fabulipstick in Pom Pom

I haven't tried much Soap & Glory makeup, but I was completely drawn in by the colour of this lipstick. I'm not typically a matte gal, but a berry that isn't too deep and can be worn daytime or nighttime? I had to have it.


Sunday 31 August 2014

Haul & Try-On // Basics From Topshop, H&M, New Look & Primark

This isn't the most exciting of hauls but everyone needs basics! As I'm heading to university this week, I picked myself up some items I can wear with multiple outfits. I'm quite bad at buying myself basics so this was a well needed trip!


Thursday 28 August 2014

Brand New // Lace Trim Shorts

Summer is sadly now drawing to a close so I've been trying to wear these as much as I can. Romwe had one of their flash sales about a month ago on these black lace trim shorts and as I had been lusting after a very similar pair from Ark, I decided to snap these up for around £6.


Monday 25 August 2014

An Alternative Use

I love me a Maybelline Colour Tattoo - On & On Bronze is one of my all-time favourite products. But, I just couldn't get on with Permanent Taupe. The colour didn't look right on me - it made me look really tired - and it creased after a few hours which hasn't happened with the others I've used. However, I've discovered an alternative use!


Friday 22 August 2014

Daily Outfits // BBQ

I realised I haven't made a Daily Outfit post in a while (the last one posted included photos taken in Wales a month ago!) so when my family held a little BBQ in our garden, I thought I would take some snaps.


Tuesday 19 August 2014

Summer Nail Polish

This summer I've been experimenting a little more with my nails, testing the waters with non-pink-hued colours. So, it felt appropriate to share the shades I've been sporting on my nails the past few months. These all happen to be Barry M as I just adore the Gelly Nail Paint formula!


Saturday 16 August 2014

Summer Reading

I don't really talk about books often on here, but I am an avid reader. I actually just got into an English & Creative Writing course at uni! Anyway, I thought I would share with you the books I have read over the past few weeks, while travelling and while chilling.

Wednesday 13 August 2014

Daily Outfits // Daisy Grey

How many times can I feature this skirt; I know, I know. But when the sun comes out, this skirt slips on. I took these photos while in Baumaris, Wales, on holiday. It was a lovely little town with a huge pier which people would go crabbing on, and had lots of cute gift shops and eating places. Anyway, onto the outfit...

Sunday 10 August 2014

Ch-Ch-Changes (In Blogging & Life)

I'm squeezing this post into my regular schedule so I can let you guys hear some good news - I got into university! Exam results in Scotland were sent out on Tuesday morning and I was pleased to see that I met my conditions and will be going to study English & Creative Writing in a month's time (Oh god, that soon?!).

taken at 4:30am after I received my results (I couldn't sleep!)



#ProjectBareAll was created by the lovely Megan // Thumbelina Lillie. The premise is to inspire confidence without makeup, to show everyone that we don't need makeup to feel good about ourselves. So, hear I am, bare faced on the internet. I have dark circles and scarring from spots and badly bitten lips and sparse eyebrows and my face is so much paler than my body, but that's okay. It's normal.


Thursday 7 August 2014

Review // Dirty Looks Hair Extensions

Last month, Dirty Looks interviewed me on their blog as part of their Hair Talk series with bloggers. After chatting all things hair (I spoke about milkmaid braids a few times too many) they kindly asked if I would like to be sent a set of hair extensions to review, so of course I said yes!


Monday 4 August 2014

Climbing Snowdon & Lifestyle Lessons

If you had a read of my post detailing what I got up to on a recent family holiday in Wales, then you will have seen that we climbed Mount Snowdon! Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales (us Scots have beaten you there, rest of the UK) so it was definitely not an easy feat. I had so many photos that I thought I would make Snowdon its own post.

Friday 1 August 2014

New Jewellery Pieces (& Black Tied Discount Code!)

I made a Staple Jewellery Items post not too long ago, but I recently acquired a few more bits which have quickly become everyday wear for me, and so I thought I would do a little revamp!


Wednesday 30 July 2014

The Summer Base

A self explanatory title, eh?


Monday 28 July 2014

Daily Outfits // Seven Holiday Outfits

During my relaxed family holiday, I wanted to document my outfits. After taking inspiration from Anna // Vivianna Does Makeup's A Week In Outfits, I decided to take some quick mirror snaps to show you what I wore on 7/14 of the days we were in Anglesey, Wales. Apologies for them not being full length, but to my horror there were no full length mirrors in the house! I wore either my black or white sandals with each of these outfits, though, just so you know.

Saturday 26 July 2014

Brand New // World Map Watch

I have never been a watch person. I never liked the look of them when I was younger (let's face it, watches have drastically improved over the years) and didn't see the point of them now that I'm stuck to my phone which, obviously, tells the time. But, when I saw Jamie // J4mieJohnston's post on a world map face watch that she found on eBay, I had to get it.

Thursday 24 July 2014

What I've Been Up To // Two Weeks in Wales

Anglesey, to be exact. This month I went on what is probably going to be my last family holiday, which is a little sad! My mum, dad, sister and I headed to Anglesey in Wales for two weeks of relaxation, so here is a photo diary of sorts to document our time!

Around our house for the holiday (that's Snowdonia in the distance!)...

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Outfits // Golden Rutile Quartz

Yes, these outfit photos were taken in front of Snowdonia - my family and I had the prettiest view from our cottage in Anglesey while on holiday.

Sunday 20 July 2014

Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayons, An Obsession

They've been featured in multiple Monthly Favourites, one colour has had its own post, I wear them in most of my outfit posts, but I still can't stop talking about them. I seem to have a little bit of an obsession with the Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayons; specifically in shades Plum Russian, Fuchsia Libre and Red Sunrise.
(top to bottom) Fuchsia Libre, Red Sunrise, Plum Russian


Friday 18 July 2014

Review // The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil

As I mentioned nearly a month ago, I purchased The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil. After using it since then, I have my thoughts to share!

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Outfits // Crown & Glory

When Summer comes around there is nothing I love more than a cropped, loose fitting top. I've been pleased being able to break out this top I found in Topshop last year, and thought I would make a little post on it!


Monday 14 July 2014

Go-To Bronze Eye

I think everyone here knows how much I love a simple eye look, usually a colour sweeped over the lids and along my lower lashline. Well, after my experimental pearly and pink phase during Springtime, I have reverted back to my bronze comfort zone. I think there is just something so effortless and flattering about a bronze eye, particularly with green eyes like mine.

Saturday 12 July 2014

Brand New // Mint & White Chevron Print Phone Case

Recently I made a post about my growing love for fresh mint and white clothing. Well, that appears to have spread to my phone accessories now too. After my old case started falling apart (it literally had chunks missing) I decided to go browsing on eBay as iPhone cases are crazy expensive these days.

Thursday 10 July 2014

Review // Lush Tea Tree Water Toner

After a few breakouts during the exam period, I decided to pick up Lush's Tea Tree Water Toner. After cleansing my face, morning and night, I spritz this all over my face, and leave it to sink in itself. Then I apply my other skincare. You can spray this onto a cotton pad and sweep it over your skin also, but I personally think the spritzing method is much more fun!

Tuesday 8 July 2014

The Denim Trend

I think by now we all know how huge the denim clothing trend is. But, I thought I would share my favourite denim items nonetheless!

Sunday 6 July 2014

Simple Daisy Nail Art

I've never been one for nail art, but after reading this post by the lovely Lisa // Love From Lisa, I felt like giving some simple daisies a go! I went for a bright mint base, and dotted the white daisies with a yellow centre on my accent ring fingers using the end of a bobby pin.

Friday 4 July 2014

The New Haircut

If any of you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen the reveal of my new haircut! I felt like making a little post to show it off, and to talk it through.

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Monthly Favourites // June 2014

Well, it's monthly favourites time! If any of you follow me on Twitter, you will know that I have had a lot of trouble with my laptop, which is the reason this post is up a few days late. I had been without it for nearly two weeks, so all I can say is I am glad that I had a bunch of finished posts in my drafts! Now, on to my June favourites.

Monday 30 June 2014

Daily Outfits // Cobalt Blue Daisies

I recently wore this outfit when seeing friends for drinks, and liked it so much that I wore it again on a day in the West End. So, I thought I would make a post to go into a little more detail!

Saturday 28 June 2014

On Sunrises & The Thoughts That Come With Them

A few nights ago I couldn't sleep at all, and found myself still awake when the sun started rising at around 3AM. I took this photograph at around 4:30 in the morning, while I was working on editing blog photos, sitting on my window sill with the window open letting in the morning air. From a mixture of sleep deprivation and the utterly relaxing silence, I found myself thinking about the film I had seen the night previous.

Thursday 26 June 2014

Once A Week Hair Washing

Often one of the first comments I get when I haven't seen people for a little while is, "Your hair has gotten so long." I don't use any treatments on my hair, but I thought I would share the part of my haircare routine that I think contributes to the fast growth I have - the fact that I only wash it once a week.

Tuesday 24 June 2014

What I've Been Up To // West End Festival, Emma Thompson & Ashton Lane

I felt like doing a little lifestyle post today, as I took a few nice photos at the weekend worth sharing. On Saturday it was my gran's birthday, and so the female members of my family headed to the West End of Glasgow to soak up the sunshine.

We headed to allotments near Kelvingrove as they were open for the public to take a look at as part of the West End Festival, and we knew it was something my gran would enjoy. They were a lot bigger (and more interesting) than I thought they would be, and so pretty! My favourite part was definitely the archway covered in flowers.
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