| Food | SixByNico ~ Illusion

My second foodie blog post. And this one, once again, is all about Six By Nico…

I know what you’re thinking, a bit of a reoccurring theme here, but honestly I cannot fault the place! It’s fine dining at such an affordable price. The atmosphere is perfect. The service is top class. And the work put behind each change in menu theme is ingenious.

This visit the theme is Illusion. Which as my boyfriends mum described, has a very Heston Blumenthal vibe to it.

For an extra £25 each we also added the wine flight which is perfectly matched to compliment each dish.

I’m not going to lie, I struggled to keep up! Which is why when the accompaniment to course 4/6 was a beer I happily passed this over to my other half!

 

Pork Shoulder

| Soya Sauce | Sesame | Stem Ginger |

OR

The Vegetarian Option

Celeriac & Apple

| Soya Sauce | Sesame | Stem Ginger |

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Chicken Leg

| Baba Ganoush | Pomegranate | Yoghurt | Sea Vegetables |

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OR

The Vegetarian Option

Halloumi

| Baba Ganoush | Pomegranate | Yoghurt | Sea Vegetables |

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Tomato

| Black Olive | Goats Cheese | Panacotta | Nori Crackers |

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Prawn & Mussels

| Shellfish Bisque | Pancetta | Celeraic |

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OR

The Vegetarian Option

Cultured Oats

| Red Pepper Jam | Squash | Walnut |

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Duck

| Pickled Blueberries | Hazelnut | Mushrooms | Cocoa |

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OR

The Vegetarian Option

Beetroot

| Pickled Blueberries | Hazelnut | Mushrooms | Cocoa |

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White Chocolate

| Passionfruit | Coconut |Sea Buckthorn |

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Great night with great company!

I cannot recommend this place enough! If anyone is visiting or lives in Glasgow Six By Nico is a must. It is, understandably, pretty popular so booking well in advance goes without saying.

 

Have you tried Six By Nico yet? Which theme has been your favourite so far?”

 

Shona Marie xo

| Travel | South Uist ~ Outer Hebrides…

My first piece in my travel collection. How exciting!! I thought I would start with one close to my heart. So where else, but my childhood home.

 

 

I was super fortunate to grow up in a beautiful, friendly, safe and small Island on the edge of Scotland, way up in the North West. It is not the easiest of places to get to, in fact you are probably cheaper to fly away somewhere nice and hot for the weekend than I am to fly back home. Heartbreaking.

I’m not being biased when I say this, but I honestly believe that if you are a fan of Scotland and all the natural beauty it contains a trip through the Western Isles is a must! I managed within the first year of being with my boyfriend to take him a tour of each island contained in the Western Isles bar one. But this will be rectified in next summers visit home!!

Island life is a completely different way of living than most are used to. Its very slow paced and stress free. But it definitely is something special!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And there you have it! Only a small seletion of pictures from the gorgeous Island I call home…

 

Have you ever visited a Scottish Island? Or are there any you plan to visit in future?

 

Shona Marie xo

 

 

 

 

| Lifestyle | ASOS ~ Autumnal Wishlist

Ahh the cosy months are here! So I thought I would do a short and sweet post on my current ASOS autumnal clothing wishlist, in the hopes that some may appear in my cupboard over the coming months…

 

| London Rebel Peep Toe Sandal Boots | £35

 

| Vero Moda Deep Vee Back Jumper | £28

 

| Missguided Girls Do It Better Slogan T-shirt | £15

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| Miss Selfridge Petite Balloon Sleeve Jumper| £32.00

 

| ASOS Chunky Cardigan In Fluffy Rib | £30

 

| New Look Knitted Crop Jumper | £19.99

 

Knitwear everywhere! My absolute favourite thing about this time of year, who doesn’t love an oversized jumper?!

Another favourite thing of mine about autumn is the fact it’s boot season! I would happily live in boots. And this year I’m all about the grey boot.

 

What are your favourite things about Autumn?

 

Shona Marie xo

 

Item links:

http://m.asos.com/london-rebel/london-rebel-peep-toe-sandal-boots

http://m.asos.com/vero-moda/vero-moda-deep-vee-back-jumper

http://m.asos.com/missguided/missguided-girls-do-it-better-slogan-t-shirt

http://m.asos.com/miss-selfridge-petite/miss-selfridge-petite-balloon-sleeve-jumper

http://m.asos.com/asos-petite/asos-petite-chunky-cardigan-in-fluffy-rib

http://m.asos.com/new-look/new-look-knitted-crop-jumper

| 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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In my MAC collection I currently have 9 lipsticks. I know, not a lot for a self confessed addict. But this is due to many facts; one being some haven’t quite survived to the dreaded bag check after a boozy night out, another being the rule of binning lipsticks after 2 years (anyone actually do this? Doubtful), or just the fact that I’m currently going through a phase of being ridiculously tight with my money ~ the joys of saving for my first home!

And here we have it, the anticipated wait…

 

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| Lush Life | Mineral Rich |

 

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| Heroine | Matte |

 

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| REBEL | Satin |

 

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| All Fired Up | Matte |

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| Twig | Matte |

 

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| Up The Amp | Amplified Creme |

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| Ruby Woo | Retro Matte |

 

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| Stone | Matte |

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| Tropic Tonic | Matte |

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And there you have it! My current babies…

There are so many classics missing from this collection. I would love to add Velvet Teddy, Whirl and Honey Love into the mix. But for now I think I’m happy with my little nine.

I would love to hear which MAC lipsticks are your current faves?

Shona Marie xo

 

| 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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