Sunday, 30 December 2012

Week In Photos #35


Christmas eve breakfast / Rudolph for work / Workmate / Hanging stocking on the tank
Beauty presents / New slippers / Onsie / HP tshirt
New Docs / Skerryvore CD / Gig aftermath / Lush bath

Hello everyone, welcome to my last week in photos of 2012! This has been the best year yet! This week has been mainly about Christmas but on Friday night I went to see Skerryvore at Howden Park Centre. Skerryvore are a traditional Scottish band, complete with bagpipes! I'd never listened to them before and I am now converted, especially since the fiddler and the accordionist(?!) were very very sexy.

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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Christmas 2012 Haul

Hello everyone, I hope you had an awesome Christmas. I had an absolutely lovely day full of good food and good company. In the morning I opened my presents with my sister, mum and stepdad and then around 10 my dad picked us up and we went to see my grandparents for a few hours. Then we went back to our place for dinner with our granny. Unfortunately I didn't get to see Stuart on Christmas day but I did get to see him on Christmas Eve so that kind of makes up for it.

 I thought I'd do this post to show you some of my favourite gifts that I received, I didn't take photos of everything because I thought that would be a bit too excessive and a bit boring. Obviously I'm not trying to brag, I'm just really excited about some of these items. Apologies for the quality of the last two photos, one's an instagram photo and the other taken using my Laptop's Webcam because those two items were in the wash when I took these photos.


Topshop - Gem, Essie - Chincilly, Colourtrend - Deluxe

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MAC Blush - Mocha, Revlon Balm Stain - Honey, MAC Lipstick - Dubonnet





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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Things That Make Me Happy #11


Hello everyone, would just like to start this post off by saying that I hope that you all had a very merry Christmas! I'm thinking about doing a 'what I got for Christmas post' but I'm not too sure if it's a bit too boasty, would you like to see one?

1. This makes me think of America's Next Top Model.

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2. I really love this outfit, the weather is too crappy where I live at the moment for me to be able to wear anything like it.

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3. How amazing does this cake look?!

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4. The idea of this is that you fill the jar with good memories from the year, definitely going to be doing this! 

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5. I love this decor. This would be the perfect room to just chill out in on a cold winters day.

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6. This beautiful photo of Stockholm.

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7. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.

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8. I love this nail art.

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9. I like big butts and I cannot lie, you other brothers can't deny.

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10. This is hilarious.

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Monday, 24 December 2012

Lush Christmas Eve Bubble Bar Review


This is one of my favourite Lush products and I thought it would be very fitting to review it today! I didn't actually use it today, I used it on Friday night to relax before the pre-Christmas weekend at work began but hey ho.


This smells of ylang ylang and jasmine, one hell of a relaxing cocktail. I find with most of the Lush Christmas range the scent is either really sweet or really spicy and this doesn't fit into either of those two categories. I think it's nice to have something a little bit more exclusive and yet still nice and comforting. This would be a good present for someone that sometimes finds Lush scents a bit too much. I used the whole bar and it made a load of bubbles although you could have easily used half the bar and still be satisfied with the result. This was £2.95 which I think is pretty decent value for money.

One thing I must comment on though is that last year the little yellow moon was encased in the blue bit. This meant that the water went a lovely rich blue colour. Now there's a lot more yellow and the water goes a funny pea green colour. It's not a major complaint I just think the composition of it last year was a lot nicer.


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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Week In Photos #34


Best card ever for Stuart / Dolan inspired card / Getting my soup going
My friends rock / Give away prizes / Frozen Ribena

Hello everyone, hope you've all had a good week. My week has been pretty good, it was the last week of term so I didn't really have to do much at school which was nice. Stuart and I were planning to go to Winter Wonderland in Edinburgh on Thursday but it was raining pretty heavily so we decided on a night in instead. That was pretty much it apart from my new headteacher's 'Christmas Reflection Service'(a load of total bullshit).


One of the highlights of my week was finding out that I'd won Amy's Christmas giveaway! I won Lush's Melting Snowman(read a review here) which is one of my favourites and a Topshop nail polish in Gem which I was super excited for as I've never had a glitter nail polish or anything from Topshop's make up range. Thank you Amy! Although when the parcel came there was so much sellotape on it it took me ages to unwrap it!

Hope you have a great Christmas!

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Saturday, 22 December 2012

An Evening In Glasgow


Last Friday I headed through to Glasgow to meet two other bloggers, Louise and Morag. The journey started off well: I didn't miss my train, I got on for a child on the train and I managed to read lots of my book on the journey. Then I got to the station and Louise and I realised that we were at different stations. Looking back on it now it was hilarious but at the time I was actually really freaked out, we then arranged to meet at St Enochs, the only place in Glasgow I actually know how to get to. As soon as I met Louise I felt like we had know each other for ages, she's so friendly. We then had a mooch about the shops for a while until Morag was finished work. We were just making our way out of House Of Fraser when we were attached by a ball of fluff, otherwise known as Morag in her bear jacket, which I am very jealous of by the the way! 




Then we headed to Wagamamas for dinner. This was the first time that I had ever been and I ordered the chicken 'firecracker'. The presentation was absolutely beautiful but it was just too spicy for me to handle! I managed to eat about half of it but it was actually painful. It was really tasty but too hot, one hell of a paradox! I really enjoyed my meal but I think next time I go I'll order something else, Louise had a katsu curry and that looked delicious so maybe I'll try that next.


Also, instead of getting us Christmas cards Morag bought Louise and I cards that reminded her of us. I got one with cupcakes on it and it comes with a recipe on the inside. It was so thoughtful, thank you Morag!


Overall, I had an amazing day and I'm so glad that I got to meet Louise and Morag!

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Thursday, 20 December 2012

Things That Make Me Happy #10

It's finally post #10 and I now have the list of 100 things I love for my 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge. However I've really enjoyed writing these posts and I think they're pretty well received as well. Should I carry on with these?

1. I really love these snowmen cupcakes, not sure where I can pick up the sugar crystals though. Does anyone know if they are sold in supermarkets?

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2. I would have loved making these when I was a kid, especially the hamma bead one.

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3. I like this stripey bedding but unfortunately it would clash with my wall paper, maybe someday...

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4. Mustard AND lace! What's not to love?

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5. Truth.

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6. This is absolutely hilarious!

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7. These pretzels look so soft and delicious, I'd love to try and make my own.

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8. This fabric covered notice board is a really simple DIY, I might try this myself as mine is too boring.

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9. This handmade ornament is so cute(and hipster but y'know).

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10. And to finish off the post, some Christmas sugar cookies.

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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Christmas Party Outfit


Hello everyone, on Saturday night a good friend of mine had a Christmas party and I thought I'd share my outfit with you all. Apologies about the picture, I'm not used to the whole outfit photography thing. I did try getting my mum to take some photos of my outfit but I looked absolutely terrible in them all so I only have this photo of Stuart and I.


Dress - Primark
Belt - Primak
Shoes - New Look

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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Week In Photos #33

Finally finished The Shining / Cinnamon stars / Best graphic novel
Wagamamas / 'Christmas' card from Morag / Train reading
American sweet package / New fish

This has been a bit of an up and down week for me. I had an appointment on Wednesday at a hospital to have a look at my back, I was told by a chiropractor in March that there was a slight curve to my spine. I basically got told that there is nothing wrong with my back. Which obviously puts me in a very awkward situation as I've been paying for 'alignment' for 10 months now. I also don't really know what was causing my pain now as well, I don't know if I'll ever get an answer. But afterwards my mum took me to the German market and bought me cinnamon stars to cheer me up.

On Friday I went to meet Morag and Louise in Glasgow. It was an amazing day and I lost my Wagamamas virginity. Don't want to say too much about it though as I have a whole post planned about it. And then when I got home my package from an American pen pal had came, can't wait to try everything.

And last night a really good friend of mine had a party, it was an amazing night.

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Saturday, 15 December 2012

The Christmas Tag

Hello everyone! Now that it's well into December I'm starting to get super excited for Christmas. Last year my prelim exams were at the start of December so it took me a while to get into the Christmas spirit but this year I am raring to go. I've seen this tag, started by Makeup Pixi3, on loads of blogs so far and I've enjoyed reading all the posts so I've decided to give it my two cents.


1. What's your favourite thing about Christmas?

I love the atmosphere of Christmas. All the lights and decorations in the shopping centre, the hustle and bustle of the shops, the smell of Christmas markets and the feeling of sitting inside on a cold snowy day drinking hot chocolate. I also love giving people presents, I love planning everything and trying to find people things that they didn't even know they really wanted.

2. What's your favourite make up look for the festive season?

In the past I've never really swapped up my make up much for Christmas. This year I plan to add a lot more gold to my eye shadow looks and sport a dark red lip a lot more often.

3. Real tree or fake tree?

To me it's definitely fake. When my mum made the transition from fake to real she also decided that she'd change over all the decorations. I always thought that the decorations held all the memories. I hate the real trees with their alien silver and blue baubles, it's not the same.

4. Giving presents or receiving presents?

Definitely giving! Giving means wrapping. I love the planning involved in buying presents for people. Around the end of November I always sit down and write a list of who I want to buy for and what I want to get them and it just gets me in the best Christmassy mood. Not going to lie, I also do love receiving presents, especially ones that have had a lot of thought put into them. I remember talking to someone about tarrot cards at a party a couple of months before Christmas and when they bought me a pack for Christmas it felt really nice knowing that they'd remembered.

5. Do you open your presents Christmas morning or evening?

Morning! Who can wait until evening, that's madness?!

6. Handmade Christmas cards or bought?

When I was younger I used to make cards for my parents and grandparents but now I just buy them.

7. What's your favourite Christmas film?

I hate to admit this on my blog but the only Christmas film I've ever seen is Elf. I did really like it though! I really like to watch Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, I love the bit where he runs down the stairs on Christmas morning in his wee stripy pyjamas.

8. What's your favourite Christmas food?

Roast potatoes, chocolate oranges and mince pies.

That's all from me on this tag, I tag everyone who wants to do it! And if you do send me a link :)

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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Things That Make Me Happy #9


1. I love gingerbread men, the little love hearts are just such a nice touch.

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2. DIY for a coconut body scrub. I love coconut and I love body scrubs, what's not to like?

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3. I love this mug, always half full!

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4. These bumble bee hair pins are so cute, really spice up a simple hair look.

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5. I've been feeling pretty down at school recently, I just get the feeling that I'm a nobody and that I've only got a year and a half left and have made little or no impact on anyone. This just sums up how I feel.

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6. Harry Potter work out anyone? 

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7. Christmas tree biscuits, adorable.

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8. This is a really great idea.

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9. I love this chopping board, it'd make a great gift.

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10. I love this dress.

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