Monday, 24 October 2016

Rainy Days Are For Reading

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There is nothing I love more than sitting inside on a rainy day curled up with a good book.

Being inside when it is blowing a gale and absolutely chucking it down outside there just isn't anything more cosy than sitting down on the couch wrapped up in a blanket or in your bed with your duvet and spending your time reading.

                 

I think days like this are more acceptable during the autumn and winter months because who wants to be outside in the freezing cold?!

Friday, 21 October 2016

What Have I Been Listening To In October?

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It's been forever since I shared with you one if my playlists so I thought I would just share one with you!

These are the songs that I have been listening to in October some I'm sure you will know and some probably not! If you like the sound of the playlist then you can find it on Spotify and listen there.


  1. Victorious - Panic! At The Disco
  2. Firefly - Mura Masa
  3. She's Casual - The Hunna
  4. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
  5. Air - Shawn Mendes ft. Astrid S
  6. Painful To Watch - FOURS
  7. This Town - Niall Horan
  8. When The Night Is Over - Lucia Fontaine
  9. Bad Decisions - Two Door Cinema Club
  10. Lovesick - Banks
  11. Machines That Breathe - Be Charlotte
  12. All We Know - The Chainsmokers and Phoebe Ryan
  13. Ocean Eyes - Billie Eilish Astronomy
  14. Fresh Eyes - Andy Grammer
  15. Waster Youth - Sody Martin and Luke Brown
  16. Loudspeaker - MUNA
  17. home - morgxn
  18. Emtpy Book - Nieves
  19. Blow Your Mind (Mwah) - Dua Lipa
  20. Somebody Else - Vertite
  21. Shout Out To My Ex - Little Mix
  22. Back To You (Acoustic) - Mollie King
  23. Atic - Astrid S
So that's my playlist of the month so far! I'm sure I'll be adding some to it haha. Personal favourite are Firefly by Mura Masa, Machines That Breathe by Be Charlotte and also Verite's cover of The 1975's Somebody Else.

What have you been listening to this month? Let me know in the comments.

Catriona...

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Girls Night | Photo Diary

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At the weekend my best friend Kirsty came to visit me and we had a girls night and I thought I would share all the photos as I think they are cute. Honestly this post is just for me to come and just be reminded of a great weekend.

First up was a wee catch-up over dinner! We headed to Zizzi's as we knew we would find something we would love! I got the seafood risotto and Kirsty's was a red pesto dish. We also got one of the special autumnal cocktails it involved passion fruit, vodka and prosecco.!

                                 

After heading back to my flat to get ready over Taylor Swift and prosecco we just HAD to take some Snapchat filter selfies.

                                  

When it was time to hit the town we felt that a lift selfie was very needed!

                                  

Again more cocktails... We headed to a bar called The Social in Royal Exchange Square in Glasgow. There was so many different cocktails to choose from but we went with one called The Solero.

                                   

I didn't get many photos in the club, we went to The Shimmy again in Royal Exchange Square as we hadn't been before. It was a good club very booth orientated with a good sized dance floor. There was only one room which I'm not fond on but it was still great. Here's one of the club photos we got.


Finally the night ended up a drunk KFC obvs... But I didn't get a photo (sorry was drunk and forgot) but on Sunday we did get an almighty scran from Dominos!

                                           

That was my girls night on Saturday. Do yours look similar?

Catriona...

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Halloween Costumes For A Student Budget | Under £20

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Halloween is always just a really stressful time of the year for me. I mean you have to actually decide what you want to be which I can never do, order your costume which never seems to fit me or ever look right and then organise plans for what you are actually doing which I always leave till last minute.

In fact Halloween is always a last minute affair for me and well this year I am changing that! I've been on the hunt for a good costume since the 1st I even ordered one and it looked awful so was sent back so I'm now back on the hint for a costume that looks good and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. I'm on a student budget after all so all of these costumes are £20 and less!

Here is a few costumes I have seen while scrolling and scrolling through the internet in both the 'sexy' and 'scary' categories as that is always a girls dilemma on what she is to wear!


Monday, 10 October 2016

My First Experience With Liquid Lipstick

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Every blogger and their Mum seem to be going on and on about their love for the liquid lipstick craze at the moment. After seeing so many people rap on about it I took a trip to Boots; can see the whole haul here where I picked one up for £5.50 which I think is super affordable. In fact I think all of NYX's products are super affordable! So let's see what I thought!


Near enough every post I read on liquid lipstick featured the brand NYX so I headed straight to my local NYX counter to see what was available. Here I found the Soft Matte Lip Cream collection and thought well this is the range for me.

I had no clue what kind of shade to go for of course I knew that autumn was coming but felt a dark red was too 'out there' for my first shade and I was't too keen on the super neutral shades that are of a more brown tone so decided that pinky brown tone might be better. I went with the shade 'Cannes' which is number 19.

Now I love the matte lip look but the problem with it is that some products dry your lips after application and I can definitely say that the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream didn't do that for me. Quite the opposite. My lips definitely felt dare I say it? Moist... Ugh hate that word!

The great thing about this product is that it lasts for ages and you hardly ever have to re-apply it! I've worn it a bunch now both on nights out as well as day to day. I only ever need to re-apply it once maybe twice depending on the situation but you can definitely have a few drinks before you need to think about re-applicating.

Here's an awful photo of  me at 2am trying to finish this post!
As this is my first ever liquid lipstick I was a bit worried about the whole application process as I'm so used to just swiping my trusty Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick's across my lips and off I go. It takes a bit of time to get it looking right but easy enough especially for a novice when it comes to make up like me! It has a great smell which doesn't put you off using it which is great as I hate when products smell weird. It also drys matte pretty instantly so don't need to worry about smudging it.

I would definitely recommend the whole Soft Matte Lip Cream range to all of you guys! I'm definitely off to go get some more shades as well as look at the rest of NYX's products! 

Are you a fan of liquid lipstick?

Catriona...




Friday, 7 October 2016

The Hunna | Gig Review 2/10/16

Hey Guys,

I went to a sold out gig on Sunday 2nd October at The Garage in Glasgow to see a band called The Hunna. They are an indie rock band from England and currently on tour promoting their debut album 'The 100'.

Not going to lie I ended up missing the first support band; The Night Cafe as I didn't get there till half 7 which I am totally gutted about! I found this band a few weeks ago and been crushing hard on their music since I found them. I had no clue they were supporting The Hunna otherwise I would of been right there for their set.


The second support act was Blaenavon and I did see these guys! The lead singer looked exactly like one of my old flatmates and it took me ages to realise that it wasn't actually him... His hair swishy was very swishy haha. Their music definitely got the crowd going and buzzing for The Hunna. I definitely want to look into these guys and see what they sound like on a recording and see if it is any different to them live. A stand out track was 'My Bark Is Your Bite' that was so catchy!

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

How Did I Do In The Lazy Blogging Challenge?

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Well I sucked at the Lazy Blogging Challenge. Why? You may ask I'm going to put it down to it being Freshers and me being back living in Glasgow and I just had so many other things going on that my blog became my last priority.

If you don't know what Lazy Blogging is as a whole then I did a full in detail post about what it is at the beginning of September which you can go over and have a read. Anyway I was taking part or trying to anyway in the September Challenge which was a way of gradually increasing how many posts you published a week.


I'll admit week 1 was fine. I was full of ideas and motivation for both the challenge and just felt a lot of love coming from my blog! Then I moved back to Glasgow and I had to try settle into a new surrounding of my flat (tour coming eventually), getting back into studying and also socialising with all of my friends I haven't seen since June!

This piled up but still week 2 I completed that weeks challenge with 3 posts going up; What I Ticked Off My Summer BucketlistMy Current 'To Be Read' List and 20 Before 20. I got a lot of love from those posts so thanks to everyone that commented! Then I realised that was all of the easy-ish posts done... Meaning I had to put more thought meaning more time into my next posts.

Week 3 I published 1/4 times! Now this was Freshers Week so the fact something even went up, my Money Saving Food Tips post, surprises me but I did it. This post was also quite out of my comfort zone and a venture into something I had never really done before. I actually really enjoyed it so will be doing posts more on that sort of line soon!

Finally week 4 where I picked it back up with 2/5 posts published. This was the second week of Freshers and I had a lot of shifts this week so my down time was just that me napping in my bed exhausted. But as I said 2 posts went up A Boots Haul and a Scottish Music Scene the first in a series post.

Overall I am happy with the content I published as I felt it was rushed. I would never post something just because I needed to post I like to feel proud of what goes on my little corner of the internet.

What did I learn from taking part in the September Challenge? Well anything more than 3 posts a week is pushing it. I just don't have enough time to juggle life, work, college and my blog to do that.

By the end of September I've gotten into a weird funk don't know why but it is slowly disappearing which hopefully means more blog inspo coming soon!

How did you do in the Lazy Blogging Challenge?

Catriona...