windy beach days

windy beach days

It feels like it has been Winter for agessss. I think I’m not alone when I say I want it to be Summer already! I live in Orkney so it feels like Winter is basically all year round but we do have a lot of sunny days here and there.

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I absolutely love going to the beach, doesn’t matter if it’s cold or warm. I think it’s a great way to clear your head. There’s just something about hearing the waves and seeing the views that makes everything feel calmer on the outside and in my head.

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Recently I have been way more happier and content with my life and feeling good about myself. I have a new job now and I also have an interview for another one on top of that. So fingers crossed it all works out! Before I really struggled to do anything related to work because of my anxiety. I don’t know what has changed, it feels like a switch in my head has turned on and I am more aware and energetic now. That being said I still have days where I feel down but for now all is good and I am making the most of everything!

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Sometimes I really take life for granted. I think we all do now and again but it’s random days out like this one that makes you rethink a lot of things. It’s just a walk on a beach I know but just getting out the house when you are able to, it does clear your head even if it is just for a little while.

Til next time!

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2018

2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I can’t believe it is finally that time again.

This year I am turning 20.. I am not ready! It feels just like yesterday I was 12! far too scary.

I had a fab Christmas this year even though I didn’t feel 100% festive. I must be growing up! The girls came back from Uni so it was lovely getting to see them and spend some much needed time with them. I spent a lot of time out and about celebrating and over eating Christmas party food. I also hosted a wine and cheese night! It was great although I went far too overboard with the cheese! The fridge is still beaming yellow and orange when you open it.

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I used to write down new goals for every year but as soon as 2018 arrived I felt like, what is the point? I am not saying this in a negative way and if others have goals for themselves, go you and good luck! But when I write down goals for myself I am only ever signing myself up for failure. I get overwhelmed by the possibility of things not coming true and it just puts a downer on everything. So, all I want out of this year is to work on myself. Work on positivity, health, mental health and discover who I am and what I want to do. That may sound like a lot of goals but to me it’s little steps to be taken one at a time. What is the rush? One of my biggest problems is when I start a new hobby/create myself a goal and I can’t get it right or it doesn’t work out the first time, I just accept the fact I can’t do it. I give up and then it turns into something negative. This is why I am taking things slow and just hoping for the best. Positive vibes all around!

I will be posting a lot more this year, I promise! Thanks to those who continue to read or have just stumbled across my blog. Means a lot! X

 

Top 10 Christmas Films

Top 10 Christmas Films

Christmas films are a major part of Christmas, obviously!!

I remember when I was younger we would always buy the Radio Times so we could see all the films that would be shown on the run up to Christmas. Even if it was just a normal film like Finding Nemo and we could watch that any day of the year, we still made sure we watched it!

I have made a list below with all of my favourite Christmas films. I think my list is probably very similar to a lot of folks favourite films. They all make me feel so festive and warm.

 

 

  • The Holiday
  • Elf
  • Home Alone
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Miracle on 34th Street
  • Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • The Santa Clause
  • The Snowman
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Christmas with the Kranks

 

Let me know what your ultimate favourite Christmas film is in the comments, I would love to know. I could probably narrow my list down to 5 but it’s too hard to pick just one!

Christmas To Do List

Christmas To Do List

So it’s officially that time of year again! I say this every year but my god.. this year has flown by hasn’t it?! Looking back on the year I have had, for once I am actually going to say that there was more good memories than bad and to me that is the best feeling ever. Even though the bad times were very bad, the good ones always make me feel a whole lot better, obviously.

I can proudly say I was one of those people that wanted to put the tree up before December BUT I was patient and waited.

I absolutely love going on Pinterest and looking at all these amazing trees. Ones that are decorated with glass baubles and 1000’s of twinkling Christmas lights. Looking at different versions of Christmas decor always gets me so excited. Although, nothing will beat our cute lil tree. We have had it for YEARS and my favourite thing to do is over decorate.. because who wants a bare tree?! okay maybe I go a little over board but I love it all the same.

Also, how many hot chocolates is acceptable to drink in December? because I am more than happy to set a world record. Mmmm.

Does anyone make Christmas To Do Lists? let me know in the comments if you do! here is a few of mine:

  • Host a wine and cheese night with the girls
  • Watch far too many Christmas films
  • Try or make Christmas Cocktails (yum)
  • Start making New Years Resolutions (even though my past ones flop every year!!!)
  • Spend time with my friends and family as much as I can
  • Buy and wrap every single present (I am pretty much done, wow)
  • Take as many photos as possible
  • Try and make the best out of everything and spread happiness

 

Thank you for reading!

Hope everyone is feeling festive and happy. Let me know in the comments! X

Fireworks

Fireworks

This is a super late blog post but I thought I would still upload it! A couple of weeks ago it was Guy Fawkes night and as always me and my boyfriend went to watch the display along with my mum and granny. I absolutely love this time of year. Wrapping up all cosy and warm. yay.

The display was beautiful as always. Even though I live on a small island, we still know how to celebrate! Normally we would go right up to the bonfire and close to the actual fireworks but this year it looked particularly busy and it was a lot of people. Plus, I took far too long to get ready so the firework display would’ve been over by the time we got to the front. I didn’t actually take a lot of photos this year. I planned to take some nice ones but I just wanted to take it all in. I’m not sure if this is just me but when it comes to watching fireworks I get a weird emotional feeling? It’s a happy feeling but at the same time I want to cry. Which is very, very strange! Please let me know I am not the only one!

When we got home we lit some sparklers and oh my god I love them. I am like a little kid when it comes to sparklers!

I hope you all enjoyed the fireworks or whatever you have been up to!

Again, thanks for reading. X

Artic Holiday Matte Lipstick Review

Artic Holiday Matte Lipstick Review

It’s Officially November! So here comes the dark lippy.. YAY.

On Wednesday me and my mum travelled to Aberdeen for a little break from reality and some retail shopping. Ever since Kiko Milano opened up in Union Square Shopping Centre it has been my go to place for make up. The first time I entered the shop I was only going in to have a look and walk out. I ended up buying way more than I imagined. I think Kiko is so underrated. All you ever hear about is MAC and other places. Kiko has super reasonable prices and does not break the bank. You can get lipsticks that are amazing for just £3.90 and that’s not even in the sale!

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When I went in the other day I realised the new collection had been released, Arctic Holiday. One thing I love about it is the packaging, It’s so pretty! I only bought a couple of things this time because I am saving for December.. and let me tell you, when December comes around I will be bathing in Kiko products!

So, I bought a Matte Lipstick in the shade Refined Red. I don’t normally go for reds as I feel I sometimes look like Penny Wise the Dancing Clown. I just can’t pull it off sometimes. I am now a brunette from blonde so I thought I might just try it out with the hopes of my hair taming the clown look.

The lipstick was £10.90 and it is the best £10.90 I have ever spent on a lipstick. Most matte lipsticks are super drying and don’t last very long on your lips. This one however is super creamy and lasts for hours without having to reapply. It is very pigmented and is exactly what the colour looks like it should be. I often buy lipsticks, apply it and it looks nothing like the colour that it should be. It also has a magnetic fastening lid which I am so amused with!

 

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If anyone is looking for a red lipstick then I 100% recommend trying this one out! Or any of the Kiko lipsticks. I own quite a few now and I love every single one of them. Can you tell I have an obsession with Kiko?

Here is the link to the lipstick if anyone would like to check it out – LIPSTICK

Thank you for reading! X

Wedding Time

Wedding Time

At the end of September I attended a wedding for the first time in years. The last time I was at anyone’s wedding I still had a bowl cut and had a terrible sense of fashion. So I was super excited to experience a wedding with my boyfriend and his family. When it came closer to the wedding I was getting so nervous, I wasn’t even the one getting married! Thanks to my now second family I had help with my hair and I had an absolute blast.

I bought a dark blue midi dress from ASOS which I will leave a link below if anyone would like to see or buy it. I had to get it in a size bigger because my size was out of stock so I had to pin the front of the dress because I didn’t want anything slipping out! Plus, with it being a size bigger it was a little bit longer on me but it did the job. For shoes I bought a pair of burgundy heels from New Look. Which I had to take off several times through the day/night because I cannot walk in any shoes with a heel. These ones had a tiny heel too and I still couldn’t hack it! but as the drinks were flowing it didn’t matter if I had them on or not!

 

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Shoes

The hall was beautiful and I loved the decorations. I was going to take loads of photos but I ended up taking very few because in the moment you just want to take everything in and make the most of your night. I will post a few photos below of what I did manage to take, I will leave out the drunken ones from the end of the night though!

All in all it was a brilliant and crazy night. The Bride looked beautiful, the bridesmaids and everyone else who attended. I am so lucky to be part of my boyfriends family. Even though I get nervous and feel like I should stay on the side lines, they always make me feel so welcome and I will always be grateful for that.

So.. who is getting married next?!

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