Monday, 10 April 2017

A Weekend in Edinburgh

Last week I went to Edinburgh for a couple of days. It was nice to get away for a little while especially with how crazy March has been! So many university deadlines, and birthdays amongst other things. I forgot how much I love taking photos (thanks Dad for letting me use your camera hehe). Here are a few of my favourites that I took.
We visited the castle, of course, walked up and down the Royal Mile numerous times and mainly spent our time sightseeing. We also did this underground ghost tour.. as interesting and creepy as it was, I am not doing one of them again haha!
Even though our stay in Edinburgh was some what brief, I really want to go again! It reminds me of a mixture of Bath and parts of Chelsea in London - two of the prettiest places.

If you've ever been to Edinburgh, where was your favourite place to visit?

Amber X

Friday, 24 March 2017

Cosy Night In

Being at university can be so stressful at times, and personally for me, the best way to 'chill out' after a hectic day is to have a cosy night in. I honestly do this most nights (I'm so boring haha), but it's one of my favourite things to do.
Putting on cosy clothes, turning on my fairy lights, and wrapping myself in blankets is only the start!
I'm sure your night time routine may be similar to mine, but these are the things I do to wind down at the end of a loooong day.

Face masks
Admittedly, I don't use face masks as much as I want too. There is something about looking after my skin that makes me feel like I have my life together haha. My favourite masks at the moment are clay masks, I love how soft they make my skin feel.
Dressing gowns
I don't think I could be apart from my dressing gown. It is the best solution for anything - they're so warm and cosy, both my favourite things to be.
Big cups of tea
There is nothing that cannot be solved by a good cup of tea - if you're not one for tea, try hot chocolate, it's always a good alternative.
Netflix and Youtube
Having something to watch is always a good way to wind down. Catching up on programmes, or YouTube videos is time consuming, so I like to save it until the evening where I know I don't need to be doing anything else.

What're your favourite things to do when you want to relax?
Amber X

Friday, 17 March 2017

Real Techniques Brushes

I now have a growing collection of Real Technique brushes and consider them some of my favourite brushes. These brushes have been available in Boots and Superdrug for ages now, and I'm sure many of you guys love and use them too!
With a lot of drugstore brushes only being available to buy in kits, I think it's great that you can buy the brushes individually. I don't always use every brush in a set, so it's nice to have the option to choose the ones you know you'd use!
Each brush has their 'job/purpose' printed on the handle, which makes them very comparable to high end makeup brushes (obviously you don't have to use the brush for the purpose it says on the handle, but I'm sure you get me) and the quality is just as comparable. Once they have been washed, they look as good as new, and just as soft as the first time they were used.
I really like the idea that they have different coloured handles too - it makes my dressing table a bit more colourful, haha!

What're your favourite affordable brushes?
Amber X