Monday, 28 November 2016

Christmas Gift Guide | The Foodie Edition...

If there is one thing I know, then it is that you can never go wrong with a foodie gift.

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Life | This Week #060...



001) This week could not have started off any worse than it did: Glasses left at my parents house, Water leaks, bad blog stuff and to top it off an epic fall in Body Attack which led to an injured ankle. Next week can not come soon enough.

002) As part of my quest to become much healthier, I have been trying out lots of healthy recipes which fit my macros. This week I have tried Cinnamon Quinoa Bake and also Peanut Butter Brownies which both taste absolutely incredible. The Peanut Butter Brownies are on a completely different level. Anyone for a recipe?

003) A few weeks ago I stumbled across Kiko Cosmetics in Glasgow and picked up a few things (You can see what I picked up here). Now they have just opened up their Aberdeen store and once again I popped in to have a little look...and may have purchased some new things for myself.

004) Christmas - a little further forward than I was last week.

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Friday, 25 November 2016

Eats | Baked Falafel...

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Falafel is perhaps one of my favourite things to eat and thrown with some form of salad it makes the perfect lunch. However, most of the recipes that I have seen online call for it to be lightly fried...until I came across a baked recipe which suits me much better.

To make some Falafel, you will need:

1 cup Chickpeas
1/2 cup Onion
1/2 cup fresh Coriander
1/2 cup fresh Parsley
3 cloves Garlic
2 Tsp fresh Lemon Juice
1 Tsp Ground Cumin
1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp Salt

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Method:

001)Preheat the oven to 190c.
002) Allow the chickpeas to soak overnight so that they are nice and soft to use. Canned Chickpeas will not work as well.
003) Add the Chickpeas as well as all the other ingredients into a Food Processor and blend until you can squeeze them into balls. If they are processed too much then they will not squeeze into balls and fall apart.
004) Place Falafels onto a baking tray and bake in the oven for approximately 25 minutes turning them over halfway through.

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Currently Coveting #010 | The Space NK Edition...




Living in the North of Scotland means that my nearest brick and mortar Space NK store is in Glasgow or Edinburgh. As Aberdeen sadly does not have one (please change this!) it means that I have to resort to online shopping at Space NK which sometimes has its downsides.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Fitness | Kitty Yoga...


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Yoga and Cats are pretty high up on my list of favourite things. So when The Cat in the Window Cafe started Kitty Yoga sessions on a Thursday night, I decided I definitely could not miss out on booking a session with a friend.

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Monday, 21 November 2016

Christmas Gift Guide | The Beauty Edition...

With Christmas fast approaching and brands releasing new products in time for the Christmas rush, now is the time of year that my wishlist is longer than ever. I must say that I am pretty impressed with the offerings this year: I personally think Real Techniques have done a fabulous job with their limited edition sets.

So in regards to this, today I have compiled a collection of some of my current favourites suitable for the Beauty Junkie in your life whether that is yourself or a loved one.





Smith & Cult Holiday Nail Trio - £47.00

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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Life | This Week #059...

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001) I spent a few days at the beginning of this week in York with my Mum. I had never been before and it was absolutely beautiful. It was really easy to get to from Edinburgh and the tickets were cheap too.


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Friday, 18 November 2016

Fitness | Floatfit...



Activities that require balancing have never been my strong point. In Primary School I managed to fracture my arm on my 1st ski lesson; in Horse Riding lessons I fell off too many times to count and the first time on a skateboard...well that also ended up in disaster!


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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Beauty | Dermalogica Power Rescue Masque Trio...

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If there is one thing that I love then it is most definitely a pampering session or two. Facemasks are one of my favourite treatments so I got a little excited when Dermalogica offered to send me one of their Christmas sets to try out.

 Dermalogica's Power Rescue Masque trio set contains 3 masks: Charcoal Rescue Mask ; Multivitamin Power Recovery Mask and a Skin Hydrating Mask. The Charcoal Rescue Mask detoxifies and energises the skin while also acting as an exfoliator while the Multivitamin Power Recovery Mask repairs and restores damaged skin. Finally the Skin Hydrating Mask does exactly as it says on the tin: boosts your skin's hydration. These masks can be used either on their own or you can do what I did and multi-mask (which worked a treat!)

Dermalogica Power Rescue Masque Christmas Trio is available at Look Fantastic for £43.25
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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Life | This Week #058...



001) The past couple of weeks I seem to have fallen off the blogging bandwagon. I have had posts planned but if I'm honest a bit of lack of motivation to blog as I know there is so much background stuff that needs to be done. However, I am home at my parents this week so I am planning on dedicating a lot of time solely on this little space on the web.


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Monday, 7 November 2016

Beauty | Kiko Cosmetics...

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As much as you may or may not believe me, stumbling across Kiko Cosmetics was a complete accident. One day I had a little time to kill in the centre of Glasgow so I started to wander around the Buchanan Street area when I came across it.

Now having heard all about this brand from various blogs, I was intrigued to try them out and I decided to venture in for a browse (and maybe a sneaky purchase or two...)

What struck me the most about Kiko Cosmetics was the range that was available. Honestly I must have spent about 30 mins wandering around looking at the products as I didn't even know where to begin! They have absolutely everything available and in various different finishes too. In addition, the products themselves are really purse-friendly - some are even under £5.00!

Here is what I picked up:

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Have you tried anything from Kiko Cosmetics?

Kiko Cosmetics is coming very soon to Union Square Aberdeen. Keep an eye on their twitter (@UnionSqAberdeen) to keep up-to-date on the launch day

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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Life | This Week #057...

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001) On Thursday, I experienced Kitty Yoga at the local Cat Cafe. It was actually quite an enjoyable experience and the cats were pretty cute.

002) This weekend I have been watching 'The Crown' on Netflix like it has been going out of fashion. 4 episodes in and I am well and truly hooked. It is well worth a watch!

003) This week saw the start of re-educating myself  on nutrition. Despite always being at the gym, my nutrition was never particularly great and undoubtedly  good nutrition and good fitness go hand in hand. So, with the help of a local professional, this week I have started to transform my nutritional habits so that my body can be the best it can be. I'm not going to lie, it has been difficult so far but the real surprise is how much of an eye-opener it has been.

004) How is it November?
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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Eats | Corner Tree Cafe...


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Corner Tree Cafe is  just around the corner from my work but I hadn't manage to venture in there until a couple of weekends ago when I met up with some of the Aberdeen blogger girlies for a catch-up and brunch.

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