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A Winter BBQ

A Winter BBQ

On New Year’s Eve (or Hogmanay I suppose I should say, now that I am living in Scotland), we had family staying at our flat. With my messy cooking style, making dinner for just the two of us can be a challenge in our smallish kitchen, so we needed to find an easy way to…

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Instagram Round Up #23

Instagram Round Up #23

1. Our mini Christmas tree 2 & 4. Christmas nails 3. Lovely Botanicals hand serum 5. My Christmas cake 6. Gorgeous Christmas candle 7. Mum’s Christmas cake 8. Christmas pudding 9. Walking off the turkey!

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NOTW: Christmas Frost

NOTW: Christmas Frost

My attempt at a sparkly gradient for my work Christmas meal! The photos don’t show it too well but I used a Nubar holographic glitter over the top which is my favourite!

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Avon Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration Face Mask

Avon Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration Face Mask

l have found myself reaching for the Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration face mask from Avon pretty regularly over the past few months. It doesn’t smell of anything in particular and doesn’t have an exciting face mask colour, but it promises hydrated skin and it definitely delivers on that front! The mask has an olive oil…

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Macdonald Houston House Hotel

Macdonald Houston House Hotel

Last month we spent my birthday weekend at the Macdonald Houston House near Edinburgh. The main building is an impressive 16th century Tower House and the hotel is equipped with a spa, a 2 AA rosette restaurant and a very cosy bar. Although slightly dated, our room was massive, spotlessly clean, with an extremely comfy…

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Instagram Round Up #22

Instagram Round Up #22

1. Cocktails with mum. 2. Fireworks night. 3. My red velvet birthday cake! 4. Birthday weekend at MacDonald Houston House. 5. Homemade raspberry and white chocolate cake. 6. Christmas time! 7. L’Occitane Cinnamon Spice scented candle. 8. A relaxing Lush bath! 9. The Christmas mug is back!

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Botanicals Calming Lotion Lavender & Tea Tree

Botanicals Calming Lotion Lavender & Tea Tree

The Botanicals Lavender and Tea Tree body lotion is absolutely gorgeous. It has a beautiful, subtle scent, which on its own would be enough to make me love it, but it is also a great moisturiser. It is really soothing which is down to the aloe vera and keeps my skin feeling hydrated all day….

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Instagram Round Up – NYC Special!

Instagram Round Up – NYC Special!

A few weeks ago I got back from a fabulous fortnight in New York. Here is a quick round up of what we got up to…. 1. Brooklyn Bridge 2. Top of the Rock 3. Natural History Museum 4. Market at Grand Central Station 5. Empire State Building 6. Delicious breakfast at Penelope’s 7. View…

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Eye of Horus Eyeliner

Eye of Horus Eyeliner

Recently, I have been wearing the Eye of Horus Amethyst Eye Pencil fairly regularly. I like to wear colour eyeliners as I find them a lot less scary that coloured eye shadows. The amethyst pencil is dark enough that it isn’t over the top bright but it also has a nice shimmer when it catches…

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Instagram Round Up #21

Instagram Round Up #21

1. Wild dolphin trail in Aberdeen 2 & 3. BBQ at Balmedie Beach 4. Afternoon tea at The Marcliffe 5. Hedgehog cupcakes 6. Delicious mojito chocolates from Hotel Chocolat! 7 & 8. Fyvie Castle 9, 10, 11 & 12. Edinburgh Festival 13. Chocolate shortbread 14, 15, 16 & 17. Caerphilly Castle 18. Tiger birthday cake…

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