the weather in scotland has been gorgeous this week. there was constant blue skies and the sun was out all day, in work i was sunning myself and actually got some colour. not bad for March, i thought!
but finally spring has sprung and the sun had shone, so i thought i’d share some of my favourite spring/summer products…
No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream Normal/Dry, Medium
so, i only got this like a week ago but i already LOVE it. i think i’ve used it a bit more than i normally would because of the weather. this BB Cream is SPF 15 and has 5* UVA technology which protects the skin. it’s great for this season and the weather we’ve been having – of which i hope we get more of – with it being really light on the skin. i use this in the day time, and set it with my MAC powder. with this BB Cream i don’t use concealer, well really in this weather i don’t use concealer (only because i’ve yet to come across a good one that will stay!), i only don’t use concealer because the shade of this i have seems to cover up enough with just one layer.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – Original
primer is a great invention in the warm weather, there’s NOTHING worse than extreme panda eyes and smudged eyeshadow when you’re getting your tan on. this is the best primer i’ve ever used and it’s UD’s #1 best selling product and i can fully see why. primer potion makes colours pop and it’d make the colour on your eyes look great in this season. i’m sure i read that pastel colours were in and there’s nothing i dislike more than pastel eyeshadow, but after trying it out using the primer it looks really cute and would look great on holiday or just in the park with your friends, or sitting in a beer garden finding your next spring fling…
NARS Blush – Orgasm
i am just in love with this pinky-peachy-corally coloured blush. this picture does NOT do the colour justice (give the NARS website a visit and check it out). it highlights the cheeks as well with the subtle accents of gold shimmer. it’s a great colour for the time of year, really natural and bright. a big plus for this being a blush and faint highlighter, is that it’s a 2-1 which means the less product packed on your face when it’s warm or humid outside
MAC Lipstick – Girl About Town
the things i love the most about MAC lipsticks are probably…
1. the smell
2. the pigmented colour
3. how moisturising they are.
the strong pigmentation really helps in the weather and maybe fun spring activities, where you’d forget to re-apply so it really stays and you don’t need to worry about it. the lipsticks are so moisturising which is great, especially for people like me who forget to use product to prevent the lips from being burnt. and after the lips are burned they need to be moisturised and this not only helps the burnt lips, looks amazing on…the smell is just a bonus.
Some fun flower hair clips from various shops
i love putting flowers in my hair, at the weekend me and my sisters were rocking about Aberdeen with daffodils stuck in our hair. it always looks so summery and pretty. i need to stack up on them for the summer – TITP and Zante – so i can shove them in my hair for something cute to add to the style.
hope you loved my spring fling blog, what’s your favourite product for the sun and the season?
this morning, the line up for T in the Park was announced. last years line up was probably the best line up the festival has ever had, unfortunately we were in Florida so i could not have went.
there’s alot of mixed opinions about the line up and i think – and i don’t now if this is coming from somebody who is going – people need to keep their really strong opinions to themselves. i’ve been feeling alot like this lately. not everyone is the same and everyone can’t just think the same. otherwise it’d be a boring world. i have the weirdest tastes…i think i have more common interests with the kids i work with rather than my 21 year old friends.
i love disney and colourful things, glitter and cheesy music, nice weather to play in and snow to play in (none of this rain and overcast rubbish, thanks).
anyway…back to TITP
I am so excited about maybe half of the bands and the whole experience. if it’s not my thing, then it’s not my thing and i won’t go back… i’m happy i will be going though. Me, Linda, our “sister” Christine and our “big bro” Robert are going – family holiday!
So mega excited. So i’ve started putting together some money plans and clothes plans and Euro plans for both Zante and TITP.
This weekend is JOANNE’S 21ST BIRTHDAY! and i am super excited. Joanne, Kim, Melo and I are all going for a nice meal in the Read Leaf Restaurant then we have booked a pod in the main bar and more people are coming to party with us! then on Saturday Joannes parents MoJo are throwing a party in the house for her. it’s gonna be such an amazing weekend and i cannot wait to give her her gifts! Spoiled girl!!!
i just want to share all my fall favourites, i don’t want to have to a monthly favourite blog every month. i change my mind like i change my clothes really. So i just went through my hair and make up products and pulled out what i think i have been using most in this season.
armani diamonds perfume. i have wearing this non stop. its such a gorgeous smell, and it’s not summery. i always wear florally/sweet smelling perfumes but this one is perfect for fall/winter as its got notes of vanilla in it. i am not a fan of vanilla in the slightest but vanilla candles always remind me of Christmas.
these two i have been using for the same reasons. i honestly feel like since it has gotten colder outside i look paler than ever. i fake tanned to go out for my cousins birthday and it was so rushed, so it was very bad. so i’ll need to pay more attention when tanning next time. i always apply hoola to my face, really lightly if its a normal day or a bit more for going out along with contouring and everything like that. i hate looking pale, i feel like i look really ill and tired. so i need colour and its alot healthier than sunbeds!!!
i am an absolute victim of chapped lips in the winter. never mind vaseline (unless its bedtime and its smeared ALL over your face!) this is amazing. i got it about 4 years ago in spain for about 2euros. its really good and smells of parma violets (you know those sweets that apparently taste like soap…they help heart burn by the way!). i also love carmex and vaseline but this has to trump both.
as well as chapped lips in the winter i get dry hands. the l’occitaine hand cream on the right it amazing. i have never used l’occitaine products until this and i only got this free from a magazine. it really helps my dry hands this season. and of course my hands need to be clean clean clean. i am not a germophobe but before i eat or when i feel like my hands are quite dirty i’ll use this. it’s cute with my star sign on it and everything. i got it from bath and body works from the Florida outlets! i love it.
this is a benefit primer, and i know i always bang on about the Lancome primer i love but this one is really good to put on with your foundation. like literally mixing it in with it. its a kind of pink colour, and it kind of brightens the face up. and during winter it’s always nice to have a little more colour or glow in the season. it also smells like raspberrys or something.
i wanted to change the faves a bit and not just do make up and stuff. i borrowed GG season 4 off my friend, Joanne and started watching it on Friday and finished on Sunday…i clearly had no life that whole weekend there. i also borrowed the Friends boxset from Linda and i have kind of been watching it in the background, as i have seen them all before. but just keeping them on is a nice distraction from what i should be doing like tidying, searching for jobs, applying to uni…etc etc.
speaking of jobs. i left my job. blah blah blah. so i left. that was me telling yous why and me ending the story with “so i left” cos i am so so so so so…. sick of telling the story of why i hate Morrisons.
i will need to have some sort of constructive blog post put together with proper paragraphs and not an absolute riot like they are. i feel so bad for rachel when she is asked to seperate the hangers….
anyway, i hope this was delight to read…my friends have all discovered my blog this week and find it just hysterical.
i watch things on 4oD so that i don’t have to watch adverts, and i sit and turn Made in Chelsea on there’s adverts!!!!!!
at 4/4 no, yipeeee!!!!
i wish Spencer and Caggie would just get together….
So anyway, hope you’re all well. I’m a big chuffed that my blog has gotten over 200 views. I know it’s not much cause i’ve had it for ages and people must get this amount of views in one day but its made me smile a bit.
i was in ikea today and bought more storage solutions for my new room (which is, must to everyones non-surprise is become a bit messy) as i need to properly organise a few of my drawers and get boxes of things under my bed and such. i have far too much STUFF and not enough clothes… i did buy some new clothes when i got paid though. it’s the adverts again incase you didnt notice!
i borrowed the Friends boxset off Linda tonight and was meant to be watching ALL series 1 this one night until i got on my laptop an everything else seemed a bit more appealing – make up shopping, ebay looking, DVD buying, facebook stalking, youtube watching…etc.
i have LOADS of pics of the kitchen right now. my house has been upside since operation Moving Linda, and i can’t wait for it to be back to normal.
i’ll need to do another “my week in pictures” but to be honest i am so tired and too hungry to be bothered to do it right now. this ones just a wee blog of playing catch up.
I want to go to Australia in January… i really do. I need a change and new outlook on life….AND SOME SUN. it’d be great.
but for now i need some sleep and some ‘Friends’
goodnight, sweet dreams and no alarms…i wish.
ps i have a hospital appointment tomorrow to see whats the deal with these pesky palps and pains…send out good thoughts.
-im so so so thirsty and i have a drink! and i feel it going down my belly and such! and its so yummy.
– im sleeping in my new big ole double bed! my room is looking fab and i really really like it. my mum and dad are actually the best parents for buying me it all and doing up my room for me
– my mum tells me i can have a “gathering” (yes and not a party) for new years!
– family guy is on… excuse me.
20 mins later…
so my wee heart is still playing up and i really cannot be bother with it anymore. REALLY. its the palps and now the pains and now the hard breathing. i’ll try y hardest to ignore it…
my head hurts so much…but not in the migraine-y way. i had my hair up in a donut today and just took it down and OUCHEEE! has anyone ever tried a donut. they are the most convient things and i always thought they looked so difficult to place but they are so simple and yet look really good. they are amazing in work then you just need your hair right out of your face. i got mine from Primark for £1 and apparently boots sell them for £5ish! which i thinks ridic…
isn’t peter griffin just hurrendously hysterical…heh heh heh.
so, ever so quickly. this week in pictures…
Baby D – my cousins little baby gurrrl Darcy Caroline Murtagh. She shares the same middle name as me so we are buds! and shes just the cutest little thing. Me and my mum looked after her on monday and shes so much fun. shes only 8 months just now but shes so amazing and a little cheeky thing.
so on monday night me and my friends were meant to be going out but because of my little bitchy heart and other circumstances we never so i had them up at mine and told them to get a bit dressed up. so i decided i was gonna be Minnie Mouse and put the ears i got in Hollywood Studios to good use. so i done pretty pink make up and everything and they didnt wear anything. well actually Kim (on the right) and Joanne showed up in hilarious russian hats (as worn there lol) and Kim brought Halloween cupcakes. YUM. we just sat about and caught up and had yummy Old El Paso nachos (best nachos out!).
i went to see my aunts assistant in a show last night – Acorn Antiques – and before we went we went to Jelly Hill in the west end and had nice soup and sandwiches then i had some gorgeous hot choc. look how yummy it is. highlight of my week.
my next blog should be either a ramble or a “fall faves” if i can be bothered choosing them all and taking their pictures and so on.
On this nice tuesday off, i figured i should probably blog since i haven’t since before GC. and i’ll be blogging about just that.
Gran Canaria was amazing. I wish i had a better tan though *sad face. I am also blogging while wtching jersey shore and texting/making arrangements for a group hang so it’ll probably take me forever and i’ll ramble – much like i’m doing now…
Lopesan Baobab is probably the nicest hotel i’ve ever stayed in. We (Me and Melo) were in awe the moment we stepped in the front doors. The African/Modern decor was just fabulous.
The head board was snakeskin – most likely not real. but gorgeous and the TV was hidden behind those wooden sliding doors. the room was such a perfect size and look a the lamps at each side of the massive bed!! it was all just awesome!!
Our first night –>
<– Our last night
On our amazingly huge balcony with a self timer! and infront of the main bar R. Burton Bar where we snagged some yummy cocktails some nights!
Me and my Meloneras cocktail! it was so very watermelon-y and delish!!
I would send everyone there! although it might be a bit pricy, melo and i booked it on a whim and we are so happy we done do. thats all we kept saying on holiday… “im so happy we done this”. the weather was gorgeous and the whole experience was amazing. i could never go below a 5* now! haha! no im completely kidding on…
On the way home i had some euros that i wanted to spend. on the way there i spotted the Urban Decay naked eye palette and i have wanted this for ages, and i had the euros so i though “why not?” and it turned out they never even had any! i was serously distraught ha! bit dramatic. but i bought an UD nail polish set, the colours are so gorgeous.
I’m currently wearing “superfreak” (second from the left) on all my fingers but the ring fingers, on which i am wearing the purple one (third from the right) and i cant remember what its called. The colours are all so so so pretty and you only need two coats. Theres nothing i can’t stand more than crappy nail polish that you need about 7 coats before it starts actually showing.
This is rather rambly and whatever. But I enjoy rambling and all. so i hope you enjoyed and please google lopesan baobab and see how amazing this hotel is! it’s just gorgeous!!