Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Project House: Vlog #1


I finally got round to making my first new house vlog! As much as I've tried my best to organise every minute of my life recently, I've still found it impossible to fit in time for blogging. If I have a spare couple of hours, I feel guilty if I do anything other than work on the house .. there's a lot to do, as you're about to find out! So for now, or at least for the next few weeks, my posts will probably be all over the place. It'll be worth it though - I have a vision of sitting out in the garden with my laptop, blogging in the nice weather ... that's the goal! 

So the house we bought in March needed a lot of updating, so we've spent the last few weeks taking wallpaper off, lifting carpets, taking out the kitchen etc. to make it a blank canvas for us. I've been trying to take pictures along the way, because it'll be good to look back on it once it's all done and to see how bad it was at some points. At the moment, we 're at the stage where it's worse before it'll get better - but in the next few weeks, I'm hoping it'll start to come together and we'll be able to move in by the end of May (just in time for barbeque weather!).

I'm going to Portugal on Friday for a week so I won't be posting anything while I'm away (oh how I wish I had time to schedule posts!), but you'll still find me on twitter and instagram so make sure you're following if you want to see how that goes. I'll be back next week with some outfit posts! 

And here's a mini tour of the new house/bomb-site as it is just now!


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Do you like this type of video? What other videos would you like to see?

xox
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Monday, 30 March 2015

New Video: Spring Fashion Haul

Hello! So I finally got round to making that ASOS haul I mentioned in my last video, and since it took me a few weeks .. it's turned into an ASOS, H&M, Miss Selfridge and Primark haul. My bad.

In my defence, I had almost nothing to take with me to Portugal in a few weeks, and I think I've shopped quite wisely this month - getting the most of the sales and picking things that I'll be able to style different ways. Hope you like what I've picked and if you do, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe! I'm filming a homeware haul today that should be up next week, so look out for that one! 


Fashion Blogger Haul 2015


Have you picked up any clothes for Spring yet? What are your favourite Spring trends?

xox
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Sunday, 29 March 2015

Sunday Vibes.

Check Shirt Outfit of the day
Converse and Coat Outfit
Converse and Coat Outfit
Converse and Coat Outfit
check shirt: new look (similar) | jeans (molly): river island | trainers: office | coat: asos 

Will there ever be another post, where you're not wearing this coat, I hear you ask? Well, no. Of course not. Hello again, by the way! I've had a week or so off (two .. if we're being honest) since we got the keys to the new house, things got really busy and then I lost/andy accidently binned my camera cable - so these photos were actually taken last sunday. The lazy sunday vibe was quite apparent in these pictures, but today will be totally different since we're spending the day scraping wall paper. The not-so-fun bit of decorating. The fun bit is the shopping and all the cushions - I'm going to film a quick homeware haul today so look out for that later in the week! 

At the moment, I seem to have developed a thing for trainers which I've never been that into. I've always loved my converse, but recently I've jumped aboard the proper trainer bandwagon and I really want to get some for spring. I've got my eye on this pair and this pair - which ones do you prefer? I have to cut right down on the shopping at the moment, obviously, so maybe they'll just have to sit on my wishlist for a while...

Have any of you been spring shopping yet? 

xox



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Saturday, 14 March 2015

That suede skirt.

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Scottish Fashion Blogger
Scottish Fashion Blogger
Scottish Fashion Blogger
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Hat: Primark | Ribbed Polo Neck: Topshop | Skirt: H&M | Ankle Boots: ASOS
Bag: Primark | Trench Coat: Fashion Union via ASOS | Necklace: H&M

You might have seen me going on about a suede skirt on twitter and instagram this week - well, this is it. This is the skirt that got my out of my pyjamas at 9pm to go and get. I'd got it into my head that I wanted a suede skirt, and when I set my mind on an outfit, I kind of obsess over it until I get it out of my system and buy it. Do any of you get like that? When a skirt I ordered on line was a total disappointment, I decided to go on the hunt at a late night shopping centre nearby. My luck was in when I spotted this one in H&M. The skirt is exactly what I wanted, in fact, it's better - a gorgeous orange-tan shade, a lovely shape and button detailing down the front. 

I kept it simple in this outfit with a black polo neck, tights and boots and decided at the last minute to add my new hat from Primark. I'm not generally a hat person - usually because they never fit my abnormally big head (not even kidding, they're usually too small!), but I really liked how this one looked and I feel like it really finishes off the outfit. I'm still not sure I'm a hat person - I love how it looks but I feel like it gets in the way too and I'm always really aware of it. I don't know, maybe I'll get used to it...

This outfit is what I wore for the Debenhams S/S fashion show in Glasgow this week. It's one of my favourite events of the year and I had such a good night - I'll tell you all about it in a post later this week. 

So what do you think of this skirt? How would you style this?

xox
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Friday, 13 March 2015

The Bronzallure Collection.

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UK FASHION BLOG

Hello and happy Friday! Hope you've all got nice plans for the weekend - remember it's mothers' day this Sunday, so if you're in need of some gift inspiration you've come to the right place. How beautiful is this rose gold charm bracelet? This is from the Bronzallure Collection at Chisholm Hunter, which has the most amazing range of italian-inspired jewellery with semi-precious and natural coloured stones. I'm not sure why, but I find this 'aqua chalcedony' stone kind of mesmerising. Maybe because it reminds me of a mood stone or crystal ball or something - so pretty and unique, while still being totally wearable as an every day piece.  

I always say rose gold is the perfect choice for a gift, especially if you're unsure whether someone favours silver or gold. I really love to mix metals and rose gold looks lovely with other silver jewellery. The bracelet comes presented in a stunning box which gives it such a luxurious appearance, and makes it such a lovely gift to give.

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UK FASHION BLOG

Chisholm Hunter have been kind enough to give you all a 10% discount on line, to share the love this Mothers' day. Just enter 'BLOG10' at the check out at www,chisholmhunter.co.uk - let me know what you pick!

What do you think of this collection? Have you bought a gift for Mothers day? 

xox
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Thursday, 12 March 2015

Fake Don't Bake - review and tips.

Best Fake tan for olive skin

Having such dark hair means as soon as I get to a certain level of pale, I look washed out and tired. I don't aim to go dark with my tan - I just like to add a little bit of warmth to bring my skin back into the land of the living. I've tried a lot of fake tans over the years. From lotions to sprays, gradual to instant and ranging from £1 to £25, but I always come back to my old favourite - Fake Don't Bake. Don't laugh - I know what you're thinking. A cheap imitation of fake bake? No .. well, maybe it was at first - but actually, it's the best tan I've ever used.

It's all down to how you apply it. The trick is to exfoliate in the shower, moisturise from head to toe and then apply the tan all over, when your skin is still damp from the moisturiser. This means the cream absorbs well and doesn't streak. I think a tanning mitt absorbs too much product, so I use my hands and just wash them after I've tanned each area - eg. legs, wash hands, arms, wash hands. Once I've actually tanned the back of my hands, I lower my palms into the sink of warm soapy water. Next, I dry my palms and those little spaces in between the bottom of my fingers. This avoids the much-feared 'fake tan hands' that give it all away.

For me, it's also the perfect tone for my skin which is slightly yellow. Having the right tone of tan actually makes a really big difference to how natural it looks. This tan lasts for ages (at least a week) and as long as you keep your skin moisturised, it fades gradually without any crazy, mottled skin on the final days. I've raved about this tan to everyone I know, so now I'm recommending it to all of you too - for £1.25, it's worth giving it a go!  

Have any of you tried this? What's your favourite fake tan? 

xox

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