Designer Wishlist


It's been a long, five week, month, and I know I'm not the only one who's very much looking forward to pay day. I've been really good at not treating myself to expensive things this month, mostly because I couldn't afford to, but also because I'm trying to save up for a holiday. I'm back to college this week too, so I've been keeping my eye out for a wee treat or two that I can buy myself for Autumn/Winter and that I can take on holiday. There's loads of designers that I love, and who inspire me all the time. This year's A/W collection from Burberry Prorsum for instance, has my heart skipping a beat.  However, there's only a few designers from whom I would actually buy, and that I am always drawn back to. These are the ones who don't use leather, protect the environment, are fair trade or use sustainable materials.

So here are the things that I've been lusting after from Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, and Chini & Parker.
Stella McCartney, Beckett Shoulder Bag
Chinti and Parker 

Chinti and Parker 
Stella McCartney, Cavendish Small Tote

Stella McCartney, April Shirt

Chinti and Parker 



It's that time of year where we're starting to have to buy wooly jumpers again. Don't get me wrong, I love a wooly jumper, but I feel like I never got to make the most of my summer clothes. Oh well.

Let me know what you think, and what your favorite go-to designer is.

Have a great week.






Bang Bang Into The Room


Skirt from TK Maxx, Crop top from Boohoo, Necklace from Accessorize, Shoes from Kurt Geiger

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I bought this skirt a couple of months ago when I was visiting my parents, something drew me to it as soon as I saw it, but I knew it'd be something I'd struggle to wear. The fabric isn't very stretchy so it restricts how you walk, and it's a little loose around the waist, which is annoying, but I just loved the style, I couldn't resist.

I felt like doing something a bit different with my hair, so I tried this size braid. It was actually pretty cool and quite easy to do, so I think I'll try it again some time. 

I haven't been feeling so good recently, so I haven't been in the mood to do many outfit posts, but I'm feeling better after getting home to see my parents, and I'm getting back into a routine so hopefully I'll start posting more again soon.

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Lovelula Beauty Box - August 2014

After my subscription ran out a month or so ago, I thought i'd just do without my monthly LoveLula Beauty Box. But, this month I found myself missing getting that wee box in the mail, so I re-subscribed, and so we're back with another review.

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EcoTools Full Eye Shadow Brush
"With incredibly soft synthetic bristles, sleek bamboo handles and recycled aluminium ferrules, EcoTools are 100% cruelty free. Use this brush to apply a shadow base and for shading, highlighting and blending."

I already have a full brush set, so I didn't desperately need one, and I'm not one of those people who used make-up brushes on a daily basis, because I mainly just draw on eyebrows, slap on eyeliner, and finish with mascara, but I really like EcoTools so I'm happy to be adding this wee brush to my collection. It's really soft and easy to use so I'm not complaining one bit.

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Hurraw! Green Tea Lip balm
"Discover the perfect Lip Balm! Unique and flavorsome, Hurraw create long-lasting, pocket-size balms in a velvety smooth selection of fun flavors."

This was one thing that I was immediately really excited to try. It's very soft and nourishing. The scent/flavour is quite unusual but I loooove green tea so I'm really happy with it. I love the cute packaging, and I definitely think this will be a permanent addition to my handbag beauty supplies.

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Sophyto Total Protection Serum
"This hero products from anti-ageing experts Sophyto offers concentrated antioxidant replenishment to brighten skin and leave the complexion looking smooth, youthful and radiant."

I haven't tried this yet and it's not a product I would naturally be drawn to because I think it's aimed at older people or those with more damaged skin. However, it's a good sized sample, and I'm sure i'll make use of it one way or another.

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John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner
"Created with plant extracts and essential oils, this conditioner is the intensive way to bring moisture back to dry hair. Use after every shampoo or as a weekly treat."

Again, I'm yet to try it, but it sounds good and I love the properties of avocado in a hair treatment, and I love the scent of lavender so I'm looking forward to giving it a go.

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Tanorganic Self-Tanning Oil
"This Aloe Vera based lotion delivers a natural looking tan while nourishing your skin. The ultra-moisturizing formula gives a lovely natural shade and is perfect for all skin types."

I found this product very unusual. I'd never heard of it before, but it's certainly interesting. First of all, the cap is made of wood, which is quite cool, and the bottle is made of glass which is more eco-friendly. The scent is like citrus and aloe, and the consistency is not as thick as I'd thought. I expected it to be dark or orange in colour but it's allmost clear, and it's not it's not sticky at all, it goes on very smoothly. I only tried a little but I'm interested to see how this works if you use it on your full body.


Overall, I'm quite happy with the box. There are some good sized products, a product that I instantly loved and a product that I'd never think of normally trying, which is all the things I like from a beauty box.

End of summer pinspiration

As much as I hate to admit it, summer is drawing to a close. The nights are dark and the wind is cold. I don't mind autumn, but I feel like I didn't make the most of the summer this year. I barely went out because I naively thought the sunshine would last, and so I'm feeling a bit annoyed with myself.

Not to worry, I can't stop the rain, so I'm fully prepared to dance in it.

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I'm really inspired by minimalist design and surprising detail just now, it just seems really calming to me.

Let me know what you think, and what's inspiring you?
I hope you're having a great week.


Exploring Scotland : Logie Steading

The vintage series has drawn to a close, and just in time for my weekend break away to visit my family.
Because it was only a short visit, we wanted to try to make the most of each day, so when my parents both had a day off we jumped in the car and headed to Logie Steading for a wee day out to see the beautiful gardens.
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I don't think I've ever seen as many flowers in my whole life. Thankfully, it was a lovely bright day and we pretty much had the place to ourselves.

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It was so nice to just take a day to chill and appreciate the beauty of nature.
I sometimes forget what a beautiful place Scotland can be.
I hope you've had a good weekend.
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