Pinspiration #5: New Year's Eve Sparkles

29 December 2013

Happy New Year Pinterest
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Another Pinspiration post to see you through the New Year's Eve dressing dilemma...!

The Christmas Day Post

27 December 2013

Christmas Day WIWT

Christmas Day has been & gone *sad face*. But, after three (or four) days of consuming copious amounts of chocolate, yule log & turkey, it's time to slowly get back to reality! And, boy, am I excited to start a new year with a fresh pair of eyes and a renewed set of goals. The gym is also calling me.. eek!

More on that later.. Let's take a look back on what I wore on Christmas Day at home & a wee peek at some of my Christmassy pictures!

Merry Christmas!

24 December 2013

Merry Christmas from The Likely Lady! Hope all my readers & fellow bloggers have a wonderful festive season. 

...And remember to indulge yourself as well as those you love ;)

Tonight, as is tradition with me & my family, we'll be having a wee feast of M&S food and baking mince pies along with a batch of mulled wine ♥ 

Later on, I'll be having a full bubbly Lush bath (courtesy of some of my friends!) & pampering myself in time for Christmas Day. Really need to tackle some Nordic nail art tonight too!

Have you got any family Christmastime traditions? Let me know in the comments below!


Nespresso: Getting Addicted to the Coffee Buzz

23 December 2013

Nespresso Connoisseur Tasting Club
Nespresso Connoisseur Tasting Club
Coffee. It's not something I'd previously found myself associated with. However, in the past year - after one too many early mornings at placement and final year at Uni - I've become a little bit addicted to the buzz.

Weber Shandwick & Nespresso kindly invited me to experience one of their much sought-after Connoisseur Tasting Club evenings the other week to kickstart the launch of the Nespresso Coffee Boutique on 25 Multrees Walk, Edinburgh, and who was I to turn it down? Besides, my coffee-obsessed parents would probably love me to join them!

Here's how the evening went down...

WIWT: Highland Tartans, Hearts & Satchel Bags

12 December 2013

So, a couple of weeks ago me & my merry band of fellow Scottish Bloggers (well, not all of them sadly!) went up to the Highlands for a Wintery break full of relaxing in our onesies and conjuring up cocktails (largely in part thanks to our cocktail masterclass for my birthday!).

But, I thought I'd start off the throwback with a WIWT (What I Wore Today) post. Haven't done one since the summer with its pastels & polka dots, so what better way to continue on than with a look at my winter wardrobe..?

A Christmas Mixtape

9 December 2013

Edinburgh Christmas Market 2011

It probably doesn't seem it from my lack of music mentioned on the ol' blog nowadays (other than back last winter when I curated some of my favourites), but I'm obsessed with playlisting.

For me, a spare evening is best spent creating playlists on Spotify - particularly when I know there's a season or occasion coming up!

So, I thought I'd curate some of the best bits I've discovered (or re-discovered) in the past few Christmases!

PSST - Scroll to the bottom for the Spotify link!

Revolution Bar Edinburgh Cocktail Masterclass

8 December 2013

Sampling Emma, Jade & Brionny's extremely sickly Mississippi Mud-Slide (I think that's what it was?).. 
So, on the 25th of November it was my 22nd birthday.

Yep. I'm that old now. Kidding. To celebrate, I booked me and my friends on a Revolution Bar Cocktail Masterclass. For years I'd wanted to organise one, so it was amazing to actually do it!

It was a million times better than I expected, perhaps down to a great (and rather attractive!) barman, Calum at Revolution Bar Edinburgh. I recommend it to everyone thinking of ideas for their next birthday or hen do - or perhaps as a rather fab surprise! The next group along the bar were a hen party and seemed to love it..

So here's what went down on the Friday night before..

Google City Experts: The Edinburgh Experiment

7 December 2013

Hey guys,

I'm just completing my final deadline of my first final year semester (scary!), so that's why I've been so quiet! I'm gonna schedule some posts to tide the blog over though..

First things first - the Google City Experts' 'Edinburgh Experiment' event at Summerhall's Small Animal Hospital.

I was invited by the lovely Zoe (Edinburgh & London's Google Community Manager) to the event hosted by Google. Every city has had a different theme, and Edinburgh's just so happened to be science themed! There's A LOT of interesting things to be mentioned so keep your eyes peeled... >>

The Christmas Wishlist

1 December 2013

Christmas 2013 Wishlist
Clockwise from Top Left: Rosie for M&S Pyjamas | Skinny Weeks & Weekend Feasts by Gizzi Erskine | Rabbit Sweater | Neom Travel Candle | Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne | Owl Print Travel MugVanillary Stick Perfume | Rob Ryan Calendar | Redken All-Soft Gift Box | Moomins DVD | Pink Fleece Top | Caudalie Divine Oil Set | iPad Mini
It's the 1st of December 2013..

It's officially time to embrace the festive season, as opposed to groaning about the over-abundance of Christmas cheer in coffee shops & department stores up and down the country..

Actually.. okay, I'll grant you that (I really feel for retail staff at this time of year, dealing with Michael Bublé on repeat each day in December..).

BUT! If nothing else, Christmas brings with it the chance to spend time with your nearest & dearest (behind gritted teeth or not..) & to exchange thoughtful gifts! I'm actually in love with thinking up quirky ideas for presents each year and have already got pretty much half my Christmas shopping done.. woah!

So I thought it would be time to dream up my own wishlist. Each year, my mum Santa takes a look at my Amazon Wishlist when she's compiling what to get me. Easiest way when you're in your twenties to be honest! I hope my wishlist helps you out if you're stuck what to ask for too.

What's on your Christmas wishlist this year & how will you be spending The Big Day? Let me know in the comments below!