Wednesday, 23 July 2014

New YouTube Video: My Make Up and Beauty Storage.

Hello! Hope you're all having a good week. How nice is the weather?! I'm just about to head out for dinner at my friends and hopefully a few wee drinks in the garden - well it would be rude not to! First, I thought I'd share my new YouTube video on today's post. 

I asked on Twitter for some ideas on what video to make next and this one seemed to be the most popular, so this new video is all about how I store my make up and beauty products. I'm not going to lie, I love watching these videos on YouTube and it was actually through watching them that I ended up choosing the Malm furniture for my room. I really love it and I've finally managed to find a place for everything. So I hope you like watching this video - let me know if you have any other suggestions for my next one!

Now it's time for some sunshine :) 



Storage Ideas for Ikea Malm

Do you have any storage tips? What do you use to store your make-up?

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The Toast of the Town.

I was so excited when I was invited to the 'Toast of the Town' bloggers photography workshop on Saturday. The event was held at the Millennium hotel in Glasgow City Centre - it was my first time inside and it's such a lovely building! I've been interested in photography for a while and after my plan to join an evening course fell through, I was really glad to not only get the chance to learn, but to learn in a room full of bloggers with similar photography needs! When you end up in a serious conversation about how to take pictures of a lipstick, you know you're in the right place.

The class was taken by Stuart and Hamish from Dreghorn Photography. I can't even begin to explain just how useful the class was. I learned so much about my Canon 600d camera, and although the class was only for one day, we covered so much. The most fascinating thing was learning about different shutter speeds. Stuart used a toy helicopter to demonstrate the difference between the different settings, and it was so interesting to see how one creates a blur around the blades and the other shows the blades frozen and sharp, even though they were spinning ridiculously fast. It's totally encouraged me to sign up for more classes and since I really liked his method of teaching, I'm going to try and get to some of Stuart's courses in the next few months.

After the class and an amazing lunch provided by the hotel (I had vegetarian haggis - so good), we headed outside to try out our new skills. So here's some of the pictures I took. Okay so I'm not a total pro (yet!) but I love feeling brave enough to pick different settings - practise makes perfect!

How cute is the wee boy with the bagpipes? I could hear it all the way down the street and couldn't believe it when I realised how young he was. His sign said 'Saving for a Kilt' - bless! Although the lightings not great in it, I love the photo with the bird in the sky - this is with a faster shutter, which is quick enough to capture the wings spread right out!

You can find the Millenium's blog post about the event here too! 

Are any of you interested in photography? 


p.s you can see what I wore to the class on this post!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Ditsy Florals and Chunky Sandals.

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New Look Chunky Sandals
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Leather Jacket: Topshop | Dress: H&M | Bag: Mango | Chunky Sandals: New Look 

Hello! Hope you've all had a good weekend! I've decided to switch my schedule up and do outfit posts on a Monday now. It means I can take my pictures over the weekend and hopefully I'll have some lifestyle-y stuff to include from the weekend as well. I've been managing two outfit posts a week recently and I hope I can keep that up. I spent the whole day blogging yesterday so I'm all up to date - it's such a good feeling to be organised!

I found this gorgeous printed dress in H&M the other day and thought it would be the perfect summer day dress. For some reason, this print isn't on the site but I've linked the actual dress above as it comes in other prints too. I just love the fit of this and the print is so simple and pretty. I've been loving wearing summer dresses lately - they make it look like I've made a bit more of an effort when reality is the total opposite! This one will be perfect for daytime on holiday too.

After taking pictures and writing posts all day yesterday, I had serious cabin fever so this is what I wore for a wee trip in to Princes Square in Glasgow for dinner. It was a really nice, warm night and Glasgow was really busy. The good weather makes such a difference to a place, I felt like I was on holiday and wanted to sit outside with a wee cocktail. I just love Summer! 

Do you like this dress? How would you style it? 


p.s there's a giveaway coming at the end of this week! :) 

Friday, 18 July 2014

A La Folie.

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Sheer Top: H&M | Midi Skirt: Primark | Chunky Sandals: New Look
Bag: Mango | Watch: Marc Jacobs | Nails: Rita Ora (Rimmel) in 'Oragasm' 

I've been having one of those 'I've nothing to wear' days for like a week, so since I was going to the Murad skin care launch in Glasgow last night, I thought it was a good excuse for wee visit to the shops for a little purchase. I knew I wanted to wear this black midi skirt, because I just love wearing midi's at the moment, so I was on the look for a top to go with it. I spotted this sheer 'A La Folie' top and my eyes lit up ... who doesn't love a palm print? I can think of so many ways to wear this, it'll be a favourite over the next few weeks and it's definitely coming to Lanzarote with me.

I may or may not have extended my 'little purchase' to include these chunky sandals from New Look. I've wanted a pair like this for a while, and when I tried these on, it felt like they were giving my feet a little hug and I couldn't say no. I was not disappointed as these sandals are super comfy and fit like a dream. I love the footwear in New Look at the moment, the prices are unreal for the styles they're coming out with. It's fast becoming my favourite place for shoes! 

I've been really busy this week so once my Saturday shift is over, I'm really looking forward to getting in my pj's ridiculously early and curling into a wee ball for the night. I just feel so totally exhausted this week. The fact I'm writing this at quarter to midnight might have something to do with it, so on that note - I'm off to bed! Good night/good morning by the time you read this! 

Do you like this outfit? Have you got any new favourite shops these days?


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