Monday, 20 February 2017

Japan Part 1: The Elephant in The Room

This is the story of how I ended up going on my honeymoon by myself.  No use in hanging a lampshade on it or trying to draw out a tired exercise in suspense.I can't quite talk about Japan without addressing the elephant in the room. That my husband, despite his attempts to medicate himself, cannot, will not and arguably,should not fly.  It all started in an airport, and ended with me on the streets of Tokyo clasping my portable WiFi and a steamed bun.


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Friday, 10 February 2017

It's all about that Benefit "Big Sexy Lip" kit

What can I say? I'm a sucker for a lazy girl beauty buy. BB cream? You better believe I'm here for it. Mascara that curls and lengthens? Gimme. So when Benefit launched their "They're Real!" lip-liner and lipstick in one range  you just know I was all kinds of excited for it. I mean, who even really has time for lip liner, amirite?
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Monday, 6 February 2017

If you're reading this I'm already dead....and other stories

"If you're reading this I'm already dead." It's a familiar enough trope, but as we continue to live more of our lives online it's also something we can expect to see more on our feeds. With apps like ifidie, Facebook users are able to post their final words/videos/memes/all of the above after they've shuffled off this mortal coil. With an estimated 8000 facebook users dying everyday, our digital spaces are increasingly turning in to digital graveyards. Most of us don't have a will, let alone a funeral plan and quite frankly, what happens to our social media accounts when we die seems like the least of our problems. Especially, with the whole, being dead thing. However social media hasn't just changed the way we perform identify, but also the way we grieve.

Photo c/o Camera Hannah
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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Visit Auchrannie: Eat. Explore. Restore.

Itchy feet. I've got them. While I always have a tab open and a tentative eye on Skyscanner, there are other ways to scratch that travel itch without hopping on a plane.Within driving distance, a staycation has all the hallmarks of escapism and excitement of any holiday. And in Scotland? Travel long enough in any direction and you'll find enough beauty and strangeness to keep you utterly captivated.  Arran is less than 3 hours from Glasgow, yet couldn't be feel more different, with a tranquil stillness you only really can get from an island. I've never done the islands (okay, Millport. For a day.) but what a way to begin. And what better place to stay than the spectacular surroundings of the Auchrannie Resort? Perfectly blending together traditional grandeur with contemporary luxury with 2 4* hotels as well as a selection of lodges on site, Auchrannie is the perfect base for an exploration of Arran.

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Thursday, 26 January 2017

5 Indie Lingerie Brands to Follow on Instagram

I'd like to think everyone has one vice. Minimum. For some it's going to be shoes, others, it's going to be records. For me? It's always been buying some kick ass lingerie. From those indie darlings to some good old fashioned Agent.P, there's nothing I'd rather spend my money on. Instagram is a lingerie lovers dream - with some tremendously beautiful brands out there just waiting to be discovered. So whether you rep for the itty bitty titty committee or got them heavy boobs, here are some of my favourite indie lingerie brands you're going to want to invite in to your wardrobe/life.

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Retro Kitsch Vs Metalic Glamour

New Year has always been a time of renewal, of stripping things back and looking for a fresh perspective. But just because the party season is over doesn't mean it's time to hang up  the sequin and glitter. The mega babes at BLOW certainly aren't.  Always at the forefront of counter-culture and forecasting the next big trends in haircare, BLOW refuse to go quietly in to the good night, kicking off the year with some of the hottest trends in style and colour for the year ahead.   They've always dabbled in extremes, rejecting classics and traditional "good taste" and instead diving in to a world of high fantasy. High risk, high return right?   From dreamy rainbow melts and retro flicks to big, bouncy metallic blow outs, we see the Glasgow salon hit us up with retro kitsch vs metallic glamour.  And damn it, if it isn't exactly what we fucking need right now.

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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Seasonal Self Care

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Or so we keep telling ourselves. And it can be. I mean, what's not to love about cheese and wine and too much of both, right? Except the idea that you're supposed to be having a good time because "Christmas" and this makes you not having a good time feel all the worse. It's like one big magnifying glass for all your insecurities lasering in on any loneliness, self doubt or general existential angst making for a really sexy and fun depressive episode. And what's the holiday season without it?

I get that a guide to self care can seem condescending (like, bitch, I know I need to wash my hair okay?) but writing one is as much an act of it for me as anything else. So this holiday season - and y'know - life in general it's time to look at a few ways to look after your god damn self.


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