Sunday, 21 December 2014

Edinburgh's European Christmas Market









Every year I like to visit Edinburgh’s European Christmas Market. Last year I was so heavily pregnant I didn’t make it and this year was the first time I’ve taken my baby boy, or in fact any young child. I know it’s completely cliché to say a child makes Christmas magical but they certainly make it better. He was in awe of all the sights and sounds, it’s pretty amazing introducing a baby to a world we now take for granted. It was so busy though I found it a bit difficult to navigate round so our visit was cut a bit short.

The Christmas Market is now in its second year at The Mound so we quickly popped into the National Gallery’s cafe for a bite to eat and to warm up. I’ll be doing a proper review for Zomato, you can find me here https://www.zomato.com/ayelined , if you’re on there please let me know, i’d love to connect with you! 


The market runs until January 4th.


So, are you prepared for Christmas? I’m not!



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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Illamasqua Tremble Blusher






Tremble is one if the most prettiest blushers I've seen. It is a soft peachy-pink that would flatter most skin tones. On mine (pale, cool) it really brightens and warms my complexion. I actually love it, seriously. I thought Illamasqua's Katie was The One but now I'm torn.


Like other Illamasqua blushers Tremble is finely milled and isn't at all chalky. It's very pigmented, so you only need a small amount on the brush. It's very easy to apply and blend out. You can have a really natural looking finish with this or alternatively it'll give you more colour/contrast if you're looking for something more dramatic. It lasts all day on my combination /normal cheeks. I've worn it with a variety of different lip and eye colours and it seems to compliment most looks. I don't think it's an overstatement to say EVERYONE should own this. It's fffffresh and youthful. One of the best blushers I've used.


Are you a fan of Illamasqua blushers? Or do you prefer a different brand?



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Monday, 15 December 2014

Wear Eponymous Pop-Up Shop at Glasgow Fort














At the weekend I decided to visit the Wear Eponymous pop-up shop The Wardrobe at Glasgow Fort. The Fort has your typical high street shops such as Topshop, Zara, H&M, New Look etc etc so it's really nice to see a shop, however temporary, selling new, local design talent at affordable prices. Some of the designers you'll find there are Naromode (they designed the black bee sweater which I very nearly bought), Allenomis, Jane Harrison, and the milliner Pea Cooper, who is one of only a few fully trained milliners in Scotland. I purchased a beautiful grey and white flecked jumper (£25) and I got a surprise Christmas present with it, a lovely blue bangle. If you're looking to buy local, unique Christmas presents you'll definitely not go wrong with a visit to the pop-up shop. 


The Wardrobe pop-up shop will be at The Fort until 31 December ( it's in between Zara and The Body Shop). 



Or you can find them online at Wear Eponymous




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