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 , 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!


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