Monday, 27 January 2014

Beautiful things #1...

Forth Road Bridge...

Sometimes even the simple,little thing in life can make you smile. From photographs to trying new foods, these things can all make us smile.

Here is what has been making me smile recently:

Cous Cous Salad:
I have been stuck in such a rut with ideas for lunches recently. It all gets boring so quickly eating the same thing day in, day out. especially working in an office Monday to Friday. In an effort to mix things up a bit, I came across cous cous salad and to say it was good is an understatement.

Instagram - Lewis Hamilton:
Formula 1 is a pretty awesome sport, yes? With the season on hiatus until March, I have been resorting to social media to keep up with the drivers and the teams. Lewis Hamilton is one of the drivers (perhaps the only one) I follow on instagram. His posts range from gorgeous scenary to things that he has been up to. Did I mention he also posts (a lot) about his gorgeous bulldogs Roscoe & Coco? You can find him on instagram here.

Benefit 'Cha-cha' tint:
I have always been a sucker for anything by Benefit. Cute packaging and products that work, what more could I want? Cha-cha tint is another one of their tint ranges (original being Benetint) and this one is a coral colour. I have been using this product on my cheeks daily since before Christmas and I absolutely adore it.Perfect for a winter pick-me-up.

Instagram - Kelly Rutherford:
Kelly Rutherford is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Lily van der Woodsen in Gossip Girl. As someone who used to watch/watches Gossip Girl, I primarily stumbled across her Instagram through her twitter (I believe). On her instagram, Kelly posts regularly on a variety of things: from quotes to cups of coffee (not a bad thing - I do too!) as well as fun things she has been doing. In addition, there is also some pictures of NYC which just makes my desire to visit there even stronger (maybe when I'm not so hidden underneath renovations and wallpaper samples...haha). If you're not already following Kelly, then you can do so here.

Plain Noodles with Soy Sauce:
Simple dinner and incredibly underrated.Yum!

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Glossy Box January 2014...

Receiving my Glossy Box through the post is always a wee highlight in my month. Not sure if it is the surprise of the contents or recieving a parcel each month. Anyway, today I thought I would show you what is in the January 2014 box.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Claire's Accessories...

As a teenager,living in a small town, Claire's accessories was my go-to place on a Saturday to spend money. I had all sorts - from barbed wire choker necklaces to a multitude of studded earrings.I think it was also where I got my first ever nail varnish (Glitz n glam quite possibly).

Recently, I had a look on their website as I was looking for a necklace I had seen instore and while browsing, I also spotted these items which I love:


Have you bought anything from Claire's Accessories recently?

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Space NK haul...

Space Nk has recently become one of my major weaknesses - I can't resist! So when an email popped into my inbox last week advertising a sale, I couldn't exactly say no, could I?

Here is what I bought:

Have you bought anything from Space NK?

Posts from last week:

What's in my bag...
Tell me about it stud...
HP Slate tablet review...

Friday, 17 January 2014


St Cyrus Beach,Teacups & Buttondrops
St Cyrus Beach...

Someone recently asked me this: 'If you could either lose your memories and make new ones or keep your memories and not make any new ones, which would you prefer?'. Tough one, right? For me,memories are for creating, remembering and recording. Not being able to do any of things would be in fact devastating.

When I was little, my dad had a SLR (Olympus OM-10) and he used to record everything - literally everything. There are plenty of pictures of me in questionable outfits pulling silly faces or of the various animals we had (ducks included) as well as some of my parents from back in the day. Every so often, I will go home and dig out these memories and giggle at the silly ones and remember those who are no longer here.

With most things being recorded digitally on laptops etc, it is all to easy to rely on this technology until it is too late (I'm currently typing on a 8.5 year laptop which can take some coaxing). Yes, you can back up on external harddrives etc but at the end of the day, technology moves on and things become outdated. Every time I log onto this laptop, I'm scared it will be the last time and even though I have backed up on my external harddrive,I'm still scared of losing memories.

This year, inspired by Victoria, I am going to attempt to print off all of my laptop photos so that I have them in an alternative form. I am also planning to use my film cameras a lot more too as there is nothing more enjoyable than the excitement of getting a film back from processing and seeing what has turned out.

How do you prefer your memories? Do you think technology takes over?

Sunday, 12 January 2014

What's in my bag?

At Christmas I received a new bag courtesy of my parents. To celebrate my love for this bag, I thought I would do a 'What's in my bag?' video and show you the murky depths of my bag and why I can't carry a small bag...

 Cracking thumbnail don't you think?

I hope you enjoy this video and it would be lovely if you could subscribe :)

Monday, 6 January 2014

2014 goals....


Each year, for the past couple of years, I have always set myself goals for the year at the beginning of January. Last year, I didn't do too well, however the previous year, I managed to do quite well and achieve many of my goals.

In 2014, I have set the following goals:

001) Finish my parents' website 
002) Comment on more blogs
003) Take more photographs using my film cameras and get them developed
004) Expand blog content to other areas
005) Save enough money for a much-needed laptop/MacBook/computing thingymajig
006) Be more organised - too many hands in too many pies at the moment
007) Learn to wallpaper
008) Print off photos from computer
009) Try and use up some of my beauty & hair products before getting more (this will be extremely hard)
010) Finish Les Miserables on my Kindle
011) Renovate Bathroom
012) Renovate Kitchen
013) Decorate Bedroom & Hallway
014) Make a cheesecake
015) Learn how to ice cakes properly (my skills at the moment are atrocious!)

What are your goals for 2014?