Ain't it Fun...

Thursday, 28 November 2013

It's funny how life is sometimes, you get back into a routine, get organised and just as quickly everything seems as if its in upheaval again. The past couple of weeks (since my last post) have been a tad stressful, what with preparing a presentation for a job interview, keeping afloat with college work, actual work and numerous birthday nights out, the ol' blog has been sitting on the backburner oops.

This weekend I'm headed away with a few of my favourite lovely ladies for a weekend of relaxation and plenty of cocktails #scottishbloggershighlandholiday it's something we've been planning for months and I can't quite believe its tomorrow already! Crazy huh, the good news is life seems to be calming down a tad for the moment, the next issue of Fusion is almost ready and break open the champagne because I got the job! Life ain't so bad sometimes after all, have a great weekend all of you, you'll be seeing much more of me again soon!!

Till next time, oh and here's a wee picture of a beautiful sunset I saw this evening whilst walking home from college, Scotland being awfy bonnie.

Lush Christmas; Let the Good Times Roll REVIEW.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Every time I use 'Let the Good Times Roll' I can't help but sing "They see me rolling, they hatin'" to myself, my mind works in a mysterious way... Today I've got a wee skincare review for you all, I'm hoping to do a few reviews of varying Lush Christmas and year round products over the coming weeks and will hopefully get back into a good routine of blogging!

Let the Good Times Roll is a fresh cleanser which was first released last year, it was a festive favourite of 2012 and many people were very disappointed to see it go after Christmas. To be honest I wasn't a massive fan of LTGTR last year and have only recently become hooked. LTGTR is described on the Lush website as an 'A-maize-in, gentle facial wash' and I couldn't agree more, packed with gentle scrubbiness, it is the perfect facial scrub which is effective yet gentle enough to use every morning.
Credit; Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

And then there's the scent, LTGTR smells like sweet sugary popcorn mixed with cereal, it sounds really random but it's amazing! Another wee bonus with LTGTR is that it has a very short ingredients list and includes only 11 ingredients!! I'd recommend it for pretty much all skin types, with polenta providing a gentle exfoliation, corn oil adding much needed moisture back into the skin and cinnamon which is not only high in anti-oxidants but is great in combating skin issues, triple threat or what?!

Leaving my skin feeling silky smooth, clean and smelling fab, it's a pleasant surprise to find a scrub which doesn't aggravate my easily irritable skin. Simple to use (by taking a pinch and mixing with water in your hand to form a paste) and the perfect cleanser during winter. LTGTR is preservative free and is also a vegan product, and has secured itself a firm place within my daily routine, lucky for me (and you) then that it is rumoured to now be a year-round product, fingers crossed! Let The Good Times Roll is priced at £6.35 per 100g.

Have you tried Let The Good Times Roll or any of Lush's fresh facial cleansers?
Let me know if you decide to give it a try and how you find it!

It ain't easy, keeping focused!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

So life of late has been rather hectic, can't say I'm surprised though... With a few unexpected changes, which have helped me to focus on the positive aspects of every situation, which can sometimes be hard. 

This week has been my third week following a Slimming World eating plan and undoubtedly my hardest week, with a menu launch at Urban in Glasgow, a Halloween party and countless other days of temptation thrown in it has by no means been easy!

So far I've lost 7.5lbs over my first two weeks of Slimming World and this week have increased my exercise in the hope of counteracting a few moments of naughtiness... I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a loss tomorrow and hoping I can achieve even a pound off and get back to being good next week! 

I guess sometimes life gets in the way of things but from here on in I'm determined to be stricter as I really want to do well at Slimming World! Wish me luck... 


Monday, 4 November 2013

I recently attended the hotly anticipated Bold Souls Off the Catwalk event, returning from a hiatus after a year off to a sell out event, attendees were not disappointed. I headed through to Glasgow with my friend Jodie to Hummingbird on Bath Street, I've been along before but hadn't had a chance to have a good mooch about last time, sadly I'm on a diet so didn't gorge myself on cocktails and instead stuck to vodka and diet cokes, boring perhaps but helped me along to losing 4.5 pounds in my first week of slimming woohoo!

Anyways less of the diet chat, Bold Souls #OFFTHECATWALK was a great success, featuring some of Scotland's hottest up and coming designers, it was a great chance to meet and chat to the faces behind the respective brands and see their designs in 'action' on the catwalk too.

Having only first heard of Naromode ( @naromode ) in run up to #OFFTHECATWALK I was intrigued to see and find out more about the design duo and their inspirations, of the night Naromode had the designs that I can see myself wearing most, I love print and will definitely be ordering something in the future.

The other brand on the complete other end of the spectrum that I fell in love with was the well known Dundee based Isolated Heroes ( @isolatedheroes ), for me the new Isolated Heroes is basically what I imagine a collection the lovechild of Sulley from Monsters Inc and Cher from Clueless would wear. Yep I think in strange and mysterious ways...

The whole night was a roaring success hats off to the fabulous Silvia of Chouchou also the founder of Bold Souls who organised the event and to the fabulous Sheri and Claire from Betty and Bee, it was the first event that Betty and Bee have worked on and if it's anything to go by (which I know it is!) I'd keep an eye on Scotland's newest Fashion PR and Events duo!

As ever no fashion show is complete without a goodybag and Bold Souls did not disappoint, with the goody bag sponsored by my very own fabby Lush store Lush Stirling and each fashion show attendee recieving a goodybag with products and vouchers from Lush Stirling, DIY nails, Dormouse Tea and Rainbow Rooms International Royal Exchange Square.







Two of the lovely Isolated Heroes' ladies looking fab with
 their Lush Stirling goodie bags! What a great night!

P.S Want to find out more or keep up to date with all things Bold Souls? They're over on facebook and twitter; @boldsoulsuk. Also check out Lush Stirling on facebook and twitter too! @LushStirling