THE CHRISTMAS TAG || BLOGMAS (DAY 2)



I though much like Blogmas 2014, I would do the Christmas Traditions Tag again this year as part of Blogmas 2.0 answering the same questions and then compare how things have changed, and even how differently I write now. Despite it being titled the Christmas Traditions Tag, I’m removing traditions from the title as I’ve noticed I don't really talk about let alone touch on any traditions myself or my family have - something I may cover later this month. So instead, here is my updated version of the Christmas Tag :) 

MY CHRISTMAS PLAYLIST || BLOGMAS (DAY 1)




WHERE THE HECK HAS THIS YEAR GONE TO. After such a crap 2016 I promised myself 2017 was going to be a year of change, adventure, and positivity. Somewhere in the last 11 months I forgot 2017 was never going to last forever and bam, it’s 1st December. 

BUILDING BRIDGES & RELATIONSHIPS - QUEENSFERRY CROSSING EXPERIENCE


4th September 1964, the Forth Road Bridge was opened spanning over the Firth of Forth, connecting Edinburgh and Fife together. Exactly 53 years later on Monday 4th September 2017 it was the official opening of the Queensferry Crossing, and I was lucky enough to be one of the 50,000 people to be given the once in a lifetime opportunity to walk across the bridge.

RIMMEL VOXBOX UNBOXING & FIRST IMPRESSION || VIDEO


Influenster finally arrived in the UK earlier this year which means we can finally get our hands on the famous and much loved VoxBoxes! And if you’re thinking what are VoxBoxes or what even is Influenster, then fear not, I’ll explain quickly.

LIFE & STYLE EVENT THIS WEEKEND IN EDINBURGH


Fashion shows, free beauty treatments, celebrity speakers, cocktail-making workshops and yoga classes are just some of the exciting highlights of this weekend's new Life & Style Edinburgh event, 1st - 2nd July.

SCOTTISH ACCENT TAG || VIDEO

With a new video dropping this week, I realised I haven't shared with you my latest upload over on my YouTube channel!



REMINDING ME || MUSIC MONDAY

Long time no see, especially since the last Music Monday post. But the long wait will have been worth it as this week I bring you something I think you might just love.

Reminding Me by Shawn Hook ft. Vanessa Hudgens 


The minute I heard of this collaboration, I knew I would have the track on repeat as Reminding Me is the long-awaited single from Canadian artist Shawn Hook that features muh gurl, Vanessa Hudgens(!!!). The single was announced by them both via their Instagram accounts on 19th April 2017 and was released two days later.

THE £9.99 FOUNDATION THAT COVERS TATTOOS?! REVIEW



L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation has been popping up all over the internet and in drugstores the past couple of weeks as part of the new L’Oreal Spring 2017 line. L’Oreal claim that the “camouflage formula covers everything from blemishes, redness and tattoos without the overload, while the matte finish leaves you with an even, shine-free base”. So when I heard about this new Infallible Total Cover Foundation, which promises a flawless, full coverage base, covering imperfections and tattoos, I knew I had to try it!

ONE DROP JEWELLERY *



Recently I received a super friendly email from Natalia, founder of One Drop Jewelry (US spelling), looking to send some samples and to collaborate. One Drop Jewelry is an online bohemian jewellery store dedicated to helping communities worldwide by providing safe and clean water to drink. And like the wanderlust-er inside me, those behind One Drop Jewelry love fashion and live to travel.

I DON'T WANT TO BE || #MUSICMONDAY

Though we are now well into February, this is the first #MusicMonday of 2017 and what better than to kick it off with…

I Don’t Want to Be by Gavin DeGraw.

Appearing on his 20013 debut album Chariot, this song was released as a single in Australia in the same year and then in the UK in 2004. This single of his became his biggest

THIS WILL CHANGE YOUR BRUSH CLEANING LIFE! *



There is nothing quite as satisfying than seeing all the cosmetic residue leave your brushes as you clean all that gunk out. However, there is that chore of actually going through the process of cleaning them. If you are anything like me and you keep putting off cleaning them for as long as possible (probably for too long!), then you are going to love my latest find! 

HAVE THE BRIGHTEST SMILE WITH SMILE BRILLIANT *



Anyone who knows me know how much I love a cup of tea but with this love comes one major con; it stains your teeth no matter how much you clean them, it does not budge. Along with my love for a good cuppa comes my obsession with white teeth. I’ve tried numerous teeth whitening toothpastes, baking soda, oil pulling, CoCo White and was even sent Doll White. Some of these options are still great alternatives for those who want a more natural approach, but for those of us out there who want an at-home option that competes with what your dentist can provide, there's a way to get it, and at a fraction of the price!

WHY I QUIT BLOGGING

Let me just start off by saying HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that you had a lovely Christmas and a wonderful New Year spent with the ones you love. 

It’s been almost four months since I last wrote a post before deciding to take a break from blogging. It wasn't anything dramatic. I simply stopped writing and just kind of walked away from it, letting the blog dry out. 

My blog means a lot to me on a personal level and though it’s been months since I put any effort into this little site, there are probably 60 reasons that I can justify myself in taking a break for a while. But the short and honest answer is simply, I just didn't have the time and love for it.