Saturday, 24 September 2011

Photo Diary

I went back home to Northern Ireland for a few days to catch up with my family and friends before my masters begins. It was so lovely being home, relaxing and having delicious meals cooked for me (thanks mum!). I wish I'd taken more photographs, especially since my dad and I went for a walk around a beautiful lake (terrible blogger). I came back to Glasgow with a nice little haul actually- a sheepskin coat my mum bought me from Oxfam (£12.99!), old records that belonged to my dad and lots of other second-hand goodies. I think I'll do a charity shop post next.

My mum and I took a trip to Belfast but I only bought an over-sized cardigan from Primark, shopping in my hometown charity shops was much more successful! I also went to the cinema with my best friend and we saw 'Friends with Benefits', which was actually really good. It was mainly shot in New York which made me want to go back there even more.

The last photo was my perfect Friday night in- cup of tea, chocolate hobnobs and the Rachel Zoe Project. Major.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Things I'm currently doing...

Today has been totally gloomy and horrible (there's apparently some kind of hurricane left-overs in Scotland). So I decided to mention some of the things that are making me happy.

1. Watching BINTM and new YouTube videos (the hilarious Essiebutton is today's favourite).

2. Making soups to warm me up (such as chilli chicken

3. New flowers in my flat :)

4. Booking flights to go home!

5. Ordering domino's with my byf..nommm


(Topshop jumper, Topshop Leigh jeans)

Wore this the other day- nothing too exciting I'm afraid! Was just popping into town to get some new pjs from Primark (rock n roll). The jeans are brand spanking new (c/o my lovely boyfriend) and they are SUPER tight. Like can-barely-bend-the-knee tight. Which will break in and I prefer them pretty skin tight anyway (nothing worse than baggy skinny jeans..yeesh).Of course in true Glasgow fashion it started to rain just as I was about to head out the door so threw on my Barbour jacket. Apologies for my awkward posing I really should watch more Britain's Next Top Model!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Konjac Sponge

After hearing about Konjac sponges from Ruth Crilly ( I decided to order one when Zuneta had a free delivery offer. I ordered the French Pink Clay one for tired and devitalised skin. Konjac sponge is made from a type of potato from Korea, which sounds really odd but there's nothing potato-like about it really. The type of potato that it is made from is naturally full of vitamins and minerals (vitamin A, E, D, C and zinc to name just a few).  It also claims to be perfect for cleansing and removing make-up on its own and suitable for sensitive skin.

So what do I think about it?
I really enjoy using this sponge in the shower to cleanse my face. At the beginning I used it on it's own but now I keep reaching for my Avene cleaner  to use with it. I find that I only need a teeny tiny amount though because it foams up really well. It is also really lovely and gentle and my skin looks really fresh afterwards. I had been suffering from breakouts before but since I've used this my skin has really improved.

Anyone else tried it yet?

You can buy Konjac Sponges here:

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


(H&M top, H&M bodycon skirt, Minnetonka boots, vintage necklace)

I wore this yesterday because it was really nice and sunny. Of course I do live in Glasgow so it was completed with cardigan and denim jacket (I'm realistic about Scottish weather). Went to meet my friend for a coffee and catch up and ended up buying that Clarins moisturiser..whoops.. Sorry it's another basic OOTD!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Photo Diary


(H&M demin jacket, vintage shirt, H&M bodycon skirt, vintage Rotary watch)

I love this jacket, even though its quite small. I got it when H&M were doing some amazing deal on jackets so it was really cheap and I love busting it out during the summer. Just went to my friends flat last night for some fajitas and gossip so I just wanted something simple. The shirt is pretty big so I cut off the sleeves to make it more wearable and I really like the collar (which is hard to see in this picture). All my pictures are going to be taken on an iPhone unfortunately but I think you get the basic idea.