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| Lifestyle | September Catch Up

Happy Saturday! Hope you all have a great weekend ahead of you. My current situation is an oversized mug of coffee and MIC catch up.

This post became much longer than expected so grab  a cuppa, sit back and relax..

 

September already! Honestly I always say this but the year has flown in, it’s been the quickest and busiest year of my life! So I’ve decided to do a quick little September round-up of what I’ve been up to the past few months.

Mainly for my own benefit cause it’s cute to look back on.

I just have to say looking back on my year it has easily become one of the best years I have had! And there is still so much still to come…

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| Lifestyle | Contraception ~ Nexplanton VS Rigevidon

So a little bit more of a personal post this week, I’ve decided to talk about my previous form of contraception Vs my current…

 

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After almost two years of using the implant I’m still thinking back to my lack of research  before choosing to go down this route. I know everyone has their own opinions on Nexplanton but for me, this was definitely not the right form of contraception. At all!! And I’ll tell you why…

So back in January 2016 I decided, as I was in a long term relationship that the implant being a 3 year long form of contraception would be ideal. I had previously been on “the pill” Rigevidon to be precise (now back to this). Always having to remember when to take it (thank you phone alarm) and planning ahead if I would be out and about to pack it with me. So I thought a more semi permanent solution would be perfect for me. One that I can just forget about and relax knowing I’m covered. Sounds all great, right??

It’s not. For me anyways. For the following reasons:

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| Beauty | Ripped Jeans Edit ~ OOTN

Hello beauties,

 

Welcome back to my second Outfit of The Night post. I’m currently pulling these from the vault as I thought why waste perfectly good outfits/makeup that I’ve already done and not post about it?

So this outfit is from my last visit up to Aberdeen to see my best friends new flat and head for drinks at the end of June/start of July. Sangria Saturdaaaays…

 

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| Travel | Isle of Lewis ~ Outer Hebrides

Who said you can’t be a tourist in your own stomping ground?

 

When I headed back home for my Summer holiday I decided I wanted to make the most of my time there. You really don’t appreciate home as much as once its too late and you need to adult and move away…

 

So apart from HEBCELT which I have a post on here, this is what I got up to in my travels around The Isle of Lewis.

Morven Gallery

 

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| Lifestyle | Holiday Accessories Edit

Hello again my loves,

 

You probably wont know but I’ve got a holiday coming up the first week in October! It cannot come soon enough, I’m soooo ready for days by the pool, in the sun with my book annd busier days touring about and taking in the city’s culture, this and a wine tour. All about getting a taste of the culture too…

 

SO I have been doing plenty of holiday shopping in preparation for this. I’ve still got a long way to go, who knew putting together a holiday wardrobe would be such a time consuming stress??! Anyways that being said I have put together  my ultimate favourite holiday accessories that I have come across on my searching so far…

 

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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…

 

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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!

 

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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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