Thursday, July 3

Thursday Day

Today, I have the day to myself. I did have plans, but they fell through. Now that University is over... forever, I can have some time to myself. Don't get me wrong, it is a lovely thing, but I prefer having company. Either having a girlfriends round to watch crap TV and drink copious amounts of tea or cook for my boyfriend's mates whilst they have a gaming night.

I decided to lounge about browsing through the ASOS Curve website, planning which outfits I want to buy and then realising that I have no money. Well, I do, but I really need to save as much a possible because I go to Florence in September for 2 weeks, so it would be nice if I can afford to eat whilst I am out there. 

Yesterday I finally went back to the gym and decided to join my favourite fitness class... aqua aerobics. It is so much fun, but I get too in to it. I look like I am on a mission when I am in the class. Next week though, my friend said she is dragging me to Fitball (not Football) and Spinning... so... yeah... I might just be a husk of a girl by the end of next week. So wish me luck.
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Wednesday, July 2

MAC: Paradisco Eyeshadow

Like most girls, I am obsessed with MAC - mostly their lipsticks, but I have started to collect some beautiful eyeshadows. This is my most recent purchase "Paradisco" and I am in love. It has a rich peach/coral tone to it with a golden frosted finish. It blends really well and it looks amazing as a solid colour. I used it across my whole eyelid and across my under eye, but I feel that the next time I wear this, I am going to apply it thicker to my eyelid and brush it up more to my brow bone.

I used the online MAC chat service to speak to a professional make up artist about which shade would best suit me, and from what she said I looked at their bronze/coral/pink colours - because those shades will bring out the green in my eyes. Not only was she spot on with every question that I threw at her, she recommended some shadows that she personally owns because she had similar colour features. 

Like a sucker, I bought them all (not that it's a bad thing). I wanted her honest opinion and everything that I bought suited me perfectly. When applying colours shadows like "Paradisco" I abandon my normal cat eyeliner flicks and just use mascara. It is strange looking in the mirror as I have been wearing thick black eyeliner for... 10 years. Jesus! So as you can imagine, I am used to seeing my eyes a lot darker. 

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Thursday, June 26

Heritage of Scotland

Cora Style Harris Tweed Handbag, Mulberry Check. Product ID: 19892*
Harris Tweed Coin Purse, Purple. Product ID: 19898*
The lovely people at Heritage of Scotland send me this beautiful handbag* and coin purse* and I instantly fell in love. Not only is are the colours stunning and the leather is real, I am a sucker for Harris Tweed! Luckily I had the chance to choose which handbag that I wanted from their online store, and I was delightfully surprised at their wide range available. If you have never looked at their website, then trust me, there is something for everyone. 
Not only do they stock beautiful Harris Tweed handbags, they stock Mens Kilts, Womenswear and Children's clothes. Also, their jewellery section contains beautiful pieces that are influenced by traditional Scottish and Celtic symbols. Their ranges include: Claddagh rings, celtic crosses, heather gem brooches and Scottish design necklaces, pendants, lockers and bracelets. 
When you shop on their online store you collect Airgid points, which are like loyalty points that you can use with your next purchase - and "Airgid" means "money" in Gaelic. I think it is amazing when companies give back a little like that, it encourages you to go back and shop again. No matter what age you are and no matter what your personal style is, there will definitely be something perfect for you. I am already planning what I want to buy as gifts for friends and family... and maybe a couple more handbags for myself.
I follow Heritage of Scotland on Facebook, and they have some amazing photography and stories that are published on their page, you should take a look if you are thinking about visiting Scotland, because they might just convince you that it is a good idea... because it is!
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