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| Lifestyle | Drive In Movies ~ Harry Potter

Okay so this is a super exciting post! If you are looking for something fun/ different to do I suggest you keep reading to hear about my trip to the Glencoe Mountains for a Drive In Movie…

 

Harry Potter And The Philosophers Stone

 

So a couple of weekends ago my friend and I road-tripped up to the mountains to experience our first (but now deffo not last) drive-in movie! As she lives in Edinburgh and I stay in Glasgow it made sense for her to drive through on Friday night and stay with me so we could set off bright and early on our journey.

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| Beauty | Red Lips White Dress Vibes ~ OOTN

Hello lovelies,

 

So I started to think my beauty category is severely lacking, which for a beauty junkie like myself is V strange so I thought why not start an Outfit of the Night series??!

SO to start I’m going to go with one of my favourite looks of this year, and that is from celebrating my best friends birthday in the capital!

 

OUTFIT

 

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Dress – River Island

Shoes – New Look (Not that they are very visable – block white heels)

Tan – FAKE

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| Festival Feels | Hebcelt ~ Isle of Lewis

As per usual, my lack of consistency with blog post strikes again.

 

But for very good reason, I’ve been back home to the Outer Hebrides for a huge occasion, my big sisters wedding!!

 

Anyways the first stop on my journey home was a trip to the most northern isle in the outer hebrides to attend HEB CELT. This is an annual music festival that is held in the castle grounds from Thursday-Sunday. It’s filled with fun, food and music. What more can you ask for. Its iconic setting also makes it – the castle in the background and overlooking the harbour.

This year I knew I had to return for the first time in four years as the line up in my opinion was perfection. Trail West, Tide Lines, Skipinnish, Deacon Blue and The Fratellis to name a few.

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| Lifestyle | ASOS Playsuit/ Summer Dress Edit

Hello hello,

The summer is just round the corner and so far we have had such sunny weeks here in Scotland!! Who needs to travel abroad on days like this! I’m loving it!

 

Anyways all this fab weather has got me in the mood to start looking for some holiday pieces. And so far I have amassed quite the collection of playsuits and summer dresses from of course the absolute go to online retailer… ASOS.

 

So if this sounds like your kinda thang…

 

Continue scrolling…

 

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| Flab to Fab | May Update

Hello Hello long time no update…

I’ve had a crazy, yet unexpected start to this year.

So my blog has ended up neglected. And as this series of Flab to Fab was suppose to track my fitness journey I thought it best to be the first part of my blog to update and let everyone know how things are going.

So this past month I’ve really thrown myself into a proper fitness routine. It wasn’t even planned its just ended up that I now have different fitness classes Monday-Thursday.  I tend to have a lazy weekend as they are all fully booked atm, but with four gym days and an okay diet I think this is deserved haha!

I’ve currently managed to get my weight down by almost two stone! Mainly in the last month. And the best part about it is not feeling like I’m trying to loose weight, it’s all just fun!

 

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| Food | Babs ~ Glasgow West Nile St

 

What do you do when you get a new hair cut…? 

Head out for a Saturday lunch to celebrate it. That’s what!

 

Ciaran and I can finally say we have ticked Babs off our “Places that are a MUST try” list.

We have been so excited all week (the health kick being a contributing factor). And I would be lying if I said I wasn’t sat at work on Wednesday lunch time checking out the menu and dreaming of all my maybes and musts haves…

And it was definitely worth the wait!

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| Lifestyle | Winter Warmers

Ahhh the winter months are here and it’s soo cold out! I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that the commute to work is a frozen struggle. Too early, too dark and too cold = moody wee Shonz!

On the other hand, there is the positive of my absolute favourite thing about this time of year ~ the cosy cosy clothes!!

And so I’ve put together a wee list of my current fave winter warmers available at this present time…

 

New Look | Yellow Faux Fur Pom Pom Bobble Hat | £5.99

 

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| Beauty | MAC Collection…

MAC is a major love of mine! If I could walk in and out with a new lipstick each week, I happily would!! Ugh can you imagine it!

 

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My love began back in the Christmas of 2012 when one of my best friends gifted me with my very first MAC lippy. It was Lush Life from the mineral rich collection, and yes, I have repurchased it! This is my one and only mineral rich lipstick in my collection, only because I prefer a Matte lip but these are perfect for when you’re just needing that bit of hydration and can’t cope with a full on matte.

 

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| Beauty | August Favourites…

Are we seriously into the last four months of the year already?! SO so many changes this year, but excited to see what the rest of it holds as the winter months are a definite favourite of mine!

Anyways here is a short and sweet post of a few of my go to beauty products from the last month. SPOILER ALERT ~ only one of these products is a recent purchase of mine, I like my comforts.

 

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| NAKED HEAT PALETTE | URBAN DECAY |

 

Love Love Love!! There are mixed reviews out there about this palette. Mainly that people think there should be a wee gold number thrown in, but personally I don’t! For me it is perfection just the way it is. This is my first ever Urban Decay palette, I’ve never understood the hype until now. As soon as I saw Naked Heat advertised I knew I needed it! Like actually NEEDED!! It is literally me in a palette. The warm Autumnal colours, the perfect transitioning shades. A mix of shades perfect for a day wear look or a stronger evening eye look. Ideal.

 

 

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| TATTOO LINER | KAT VON D |

 

My newest purchase on the list. This is an eyeliner I didn’t realise I needed until I tried it for the first time a couple of weeks ago. My birthday passed in early July and as a gift from my Uncle and Auntie I was given a couple of Debenhams vouchers ~ can’t go wrong there! And on my endless list of beauty products I’ve been craving to add to my collection, right up near the top, was of course the Tattoo Liner. I’ve heard fab reviews and add that to the fact my budget friendly eyeliner was just about to give up the ghost, so, what better reason to give it a go?

For someone whose makeup regime must contain eye liner you would think I should have the application down to a tee. Nope. I’m useless. But! In comes this beauty of an eye liner! Honestly I’ve never found it as easy! The sharpness of the nib paired with its easy glide equals the smoothest eyeliner look I could wish for! Sharp…

 

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| HYDRA GENIUS ALOE WATER | L’OREAL PARIS |

 

Wow just wow! I have a feeling this will never leave my favourites. It has fast become an indispensable of mine. I have major skin struggles, I hate it. My skin is a combination type that is also pretty sensitive. So considering the oil levels, putting on a daily moisturizer is a thought, talk about a shiny moon face! On top of that cream moisturizer are basically off-limits, for some strange reason they just don’t absorb well on my skin and will start clump and roll off after a couple of minutes of applying. The Hydra Genius is such a refreshing product for me! And that’s the best word to describe it! REFRESHING! It’s such a natural and cool feeling formula and I am in LOVE.

 

 

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| CURVE SOFT CURL TONG | GHD |

 

Hair is not a strong point for me. Makeup, yes, I can get by. Hair is a dread. Getting ready for an occasion I usually prefer to book a hair app as I’m actually useless. Personally I hate hate hate flat hair. And I hardly ever choose to wear my hair straight but my issue was always that I can’t curl my hair using only straighteners. So I decided to invest in these beauties…

And what a fab decision!

After the initial getting over the length of time needed to hold them on my hair, (hate hate using heat on my hair) they were super easy to use! And can create different styled curls. Perfect.

 

 

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I would love to hear what your current beauty faves are! Or even just any recommendations of products I should try aka add to that never-ending list of wants…

 

Shona Marie xo

 

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| Lifestyle | Things I Have Learnt In My 8 Weeks of Yoga

 

Hello hello,

 

If you are looking to take up yoga and want to know a little bit more about it,  what you’re letting yourself in for down to the nitty-gritty stuff, this is probably not the post for you!

This is the I’m an absolute beginner unexpected happenings of the last 8 weeks/ fun facts…

 

Yoga is not as easy as I assumed

 

Basically I went into yoga thinking fab! This will be chilled – meditation – I will leave here feeling so Zen! And yes you do… but to get to that stage for an unbalanced clumsy mess like me is a lot of wobbles and confused looks around the room (Help me – what am I doing).

 

Breathing is Difficult 

 

This is not just any breathing, Ujjayi breathing is usually the first thing we do in my classes. I might be slightly exaggerating but breathing in and out for someone elses sloooow count of 5 can make you light-headed. I guess this adds to the overall calm and zen vibes.

 

Don’t practice a shoulder stand alone

 

So its a few weeks into classes now and people have progressed a lot from day 1. I decided to try up my game and join the shoulder stand club. So instead of the embarrassment of going for it in class I thought why not practice in my flat. Great idea. I managed it! Pretty much straight away might I add! But with the excitement came a backwards flip over my neck annnnd a long flat lie on my floor to stop the pain… Kinda glad this wasn’t a class event witnessed by plenty. But also ouch what I did serious damage?? No help for me!

 

Your Mental Health will Improve 

 

Yoga is unreal for not only you physical but also your mental health. I can’t explain how much happier it makes me. I feel less stressed out in life. It is literally my happy place. One class a week is not enough but for now will do.

 

You will gain a core

 

Before my first ever yoga class my core was non existant. And I struggled. If you havent already got a good core, you will…

 

 

Namaste

 

Have you ever tried a Yoga class?

 

 

Shona Marie