Month: August 2018

Wedding Skincare Routine

I’ve never really been the obsessive type over skin care and beauty routines until the start of the year. I remember seeing a picture of someone bridal makeup on Pinterest and thinking about how their skin glowed and looked blemish free. I suddenly had a mini panic that my skin would be crap for the big day, that it would be covered in breakouts and dried out. Thats when I decided enough was enough and it was time to get myself in order. I have 5 main products that I try to use daily: (1)Firstly, I use the Nivea Gentle Exfoliating Scrub after my beautician told me that for scrubs it doesn’t need to be expensive as all your really needing it the grains within it.So, I picked up one that was on offer at Asda. As much as you want to take care of your skin, you don’t want to damage it either by using abrasive products more than you need to. Scrubs are great for removing dead skin and dirt from deep in …

Afternoon Tea at 29

Afternoon tea is one of my all time favourite things to do, so when my friend Gill offered to treat me I couldn’t say no! I’ve been to quite a few places now and it never seems to get boring. This time around it was at 29 in Glasgow. If you haven’t heard of it (very unlikely), its hidden at the side of Royal Exchange Square just off Buchanan Street. I have never been in before so I wasn’t sure what to expect, and I certainly didn’t expect it to be so big and have several different floors. Unfortunately, the usual place where afternoon tea is normally served wasn’t available that day due to a paint & bubbles class (I know, sounds fun right!). So, when we arrived they had placed us in the bar area before moving into the main area of The Grill Room restaurant. Food 5/5 It was the usual set up, a glass of procesecco each, pot of tea and a three tear treat stand. On the lower plate you had …

St Annes on Sea

I took this trip in July but I am only just getting round to posting this! St Annes is a gorgeous sea side town on the outskirts of Blackpool. I used to go there every year when I was little. It was our family vacation spot, same hotel, same time every year. It’s bittersweet to think about it actually. The last time I was there was 2015, just after I graduated from University I went down with my dad, gran and papa for a short holiday. It was lovely, so when Ross decided to go to Prague for this Stag Do my dad jumped at the chance to take me and the family back down for a long weekend. The day we arrived I had been working all day before hand so we were shattered that night. The next morning when I got up it was pouring and I couldn’t help be disappointed, but that soon changed when the sun appeared after breakfast. The first full day we went through to Lytham. Now I absolutely …

Playfair’s St Andrews

Weekends. They go from one extreme to another in our house. Most of the time Saturday is a write off for any dates because Ross is either refereeing or playing in the weekly golf medal, so its unusual for us to get a Saturday together. Back at the beginning of July we managed to get some time to ourselves for a day trip to St Andrews. I absolutely LOVE this little town. The cute boutique shops mixed with high street shops hidden in old cobbled streets, bustling with tourists or students from the university. It’s strange to think it was Kate & Wills old stomping ground during their student years. That weekend the sun was shining and temperatures were soaring that weekend so we thought there would be no where better to spend the day. We were unfortunately met with thick fog and colder temperatures when we arrived! I couldn’t believe it. We were on the wrong coast for the best of the weather. Now, if you haven’t been to St Andrews I advise you …

Father & Daughter Day Out

My dad has always been my best friend. We have always been stuck together like glue, so when I moved out after the engagement it hit us both hard. It took a long time to get used to it but like anything in life, you adapt. With the wedding a month away those emotions of separation are resurfacing. It’s all in the mind, but when you’re getting married you feel like your life before is coming to an end. Childhood has officially gone. Our schedules between now and the big day are mental, so we decided that we would have one last day out together before I say I do (You would honestly think I was leaving forever after reading that). We had decided to do something before the wedding but just didn’t know when, until I got a lovely unexpected Friday off from work. I’ve been working so much over time recently I had enough for a full day off without using holidays (Thank goodness because Ive used them all for the honeymoon lol!). …