Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Date Night at Checkpoint


Friday night tends to be ‘date night’ for many couples. It is not something I have really bought into much in the past for some reason but I decided to give it a go.

Edinburgh in general is full of great date spots and Checkpoint is one of them, so I was excited to be invited along to try out their dinner menu.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Review: Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask


When it comes to pampering myself I tend to fall on the lazy side. Even though I have tons of amazing products in my flat, I never find myself taking the time out to use them and relax. 

However, one product always has a place in my heart/schedule - face masks. As well as being amazing for my skin, they take no time at all to use. Most of the time I will shove one on after dinner when I am having a lazy Netflix binge session. 

In the past I have always stuck with those single use face mask you tend to find in Boots but I got the chance to try something a little different thanks to The Body Shop at Fort Kinnaird

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Body Confidence & Boudoir Photography


I've talked about body confidence before and my general struggles with it. As much as I am all about everyone loving themselves, it really can be easier said than done. 

Over the last few years I've found my attitude towards my own self yo-yoing all over the place. One minute I am putting out a blog post talking about loving my 'touching thighs', the next minute I am looking at myself in the mirror and hating everything I see. 

In a world where social media is king and everyone wants to show the best version of themselves, that mindset of comparing yourself can creep in. 

To try tackle my body confidence woes, I participated in a boudoir photo shoot with the incredibly talented Yemi King. Yes you read that right.... boudoir. 

Friday, 2 September 2016

OOTD: Life Update


So you may have noticed that I have't been the most active blogger recently. August basically turned into a write off. There are many reasons for this, some bad and some good. 

I still loving blogging, I really do but sometimes I have to take some time away from it all. Luckily my blog is just a hobby for me and I can easily do that. That doesn't stop me from feeling guilty or useless though...

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Fighting My Fears At GoApe


So first things first, I am terrified of heights. I can't even walk up Arthur's Seat without having a slight moment of complete panic. 

In a way I am more afraid of falling than of heights. I can pin point the moment that this fear kicked in for me. During a school camping trip, we got to do rock climbing and abseiling. I loved the rock climbing so much but when it came to the abseiling, well things went wrong.

I managed to slip slightly, swung back and smashed myself off the side of the big rock I was going down from. Fear and panic kicked in immediately and I needed to be pulled back up again. Since then I have just avoided doing anything that involves heights.

So when I was asked to visit GoApe*, I was in conflicted...