The Perfect Pamper Routine: Treat Yo'self

12 January 2017

If there's something I love doing most, it's treating myself to a pamper night. But, what does the perfect pamper night consist of? It's different for everyone but below are some of the things I love best when I'm in need of a bit of relaxation and alone time...

My Christmas Wishlist 2016

17 December 2016

The festive season is here! I'm a bit of a sucker for Christmas - it's my favourite time of the year, and this year is no different. So far, I've visited Edinburgh's Christmas Market (and bumped into Zoella for a cheeky selfie...); had sparkly red and then gold glittery Shellac manicures; indulged in as many hot chocolates as humanly possible; munched away on warm mince pies; exchanged gifts during me, Lauren, Louise and Gillian's Secret Santa; cooked a Christmas dinner fit for a king with Gillian; watched Home Alone; put on my festive Primark flannel duvet set, and that's all before Christmas Day itself...! I've already given my loved ones little wishlists for gift ideas for me, but I thought I'd pop up a wishlist on my blog, as everyone likes to see pretty things, right...?

Read on to see what I'm coveting this Christmas... Hint: anything to make me feel cosy!

5 things I've learned in 25 years

16 December 2016

Last month, on the 25th of November in fact, I turned the ripe old age of 25. This got me to thinking (in a Carrie Bradshaw-esque way it seems...) about what I've learned in my 25 years on this planet. It's been a bumpy ride, but everything has happened for a reason and I'm the person I am today because of the experiences I've had along the way; both good and bad. I look back on the 17 year old Laura who started this very blog, tucked up in my childhood bed with a head full of dreams and scribbled lists inside journals of things I wanted to do in life, and I kinda wanna give her a big hug. I wanna tell her that you can't always plan for life and to embrace the whirlwind journey ahead, as it'll all work out in the end. So, these are the 5 things I've learned...

Spotlight on: Kiehl's Skincare

3 November 2016

Kiehl's is a brand I've dipped into now and again, with a couple of purchases of the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream and the Clearly Corrective Brightening Exfoliator under my belt. However, it's a brand that, as a whole, I'd been slightly overwhelmed by! The sheer variety of skincare products they do is almost endless, with shelves laden with potions and tonics to soothe seemingly any skincare ailment. Surely I should have seen this as a positive, but I just hadn't got around to investigating properly! So, when the Kiehl's Glasgow team got in touch asking if I'd like to come along to an afternoon hearing all about their brand, I was right there ready to be converted as a diehard Kiehl's fan... and converted I was! 

Find out what my favourite products from their endless shelves are, and more about their partnership with the MTV Staying Alive Foundation...

WIWT: Girls' Weekend at Crieff Hydro Hotel

16 October 2016

One of my favourite things that I've done this year is plan a getaway with a group of my best ladies. We'd had in mind that a woodland lodge would be the nicest idea, but were struggling to find somewhere perfect to go in Scotland. When I spotted Crieff Hydro Hotel's self-catering 'Cozy Cabins' with their Habitat decor and a little log fire, I was sold and got it booked for us as soon as possible. Arriving in the countryside with Gillian, Lauren and Louise on a Friday night after work, we were all set for a weekend filled with eating (always), drinking all the wine, wandering around and spending an afternoon at the hotel's Victorian Spa. But, of course, being bloggers and all that, we had to take some outfit snaps against the backdrop of the local park's striking blue band stand on one of the days...

Find out what I wore for a bit of autumnal exploring, as well as a few cheeky snaps from our stay in Crieff...