My Best Beauty Buys!

A little beauty post to start the new year, I thought I would share some of my favourite products and useful tips!

Numero uno.

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ELIZABETH ARDEN – 8 HOUR CREAM

I’ve been using this since I was in my mid teens and I’ve just been hooked from day one. The cream itself is more like a balm, its orange and the smell is a little strange but its worth it for the great results. It comes in several different forms, the original, the hand cream, lip balm, face cream and sun lotion depending on your problem area. As I like to wear heels it’s a really great nourishing treatinment for the feet especially is you use moisturing socks over the top as it absorbs quickly. If you suffer from dry skin I would definitely recommend!

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BENEFIT – HIGH BEAM

This I couldn’t ever imagine living without, its freshness in a bottle, instantly brighting and long lasting. I dab it (generously!) under my eyebrows and along my cheakbone to my hair line to give me a dewy glow that helps to lift my face. The one thing I’ve noticed however, is that it works best with liquid foundations, when using a cream or a powder the look isn’t as dramatic and it’s harder to blend.

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CHANEL – BLUSHER IN ROSE INITIAL 72

Firstly it smells amazing, I don’t normally go for perfumed make up products but it’s beautiful! The powder itself is nice and light and sits smoothly over makeup for a natural look that doesn’t clump. This is my favourite shade which works well for me as I’m very pale but they offer 12 colours so there’s something to suit everyone.

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YSL – GOLDEN GLOSS

I’m more of a lipstick girl than a lip gloss but this one is nice and shimmery and not too sticky. My favourite shades are 37 Golden Red for evening and 39 Golden Chestnut for day as they both give a subtle colour without being too overwhealming. They’re also a really great gift idea and come in beautiful packaging.

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BIO OIL

I read somewhere that Kim Kardashian and model Jourdan Dunn use this to and I can’t help but love a cheap celebrity endorsed beauty product! It’s great in the summer when you want a healthy glow and if you have any small scars or stretch marks it also helps to reduce their appearance and keep your skin soft. It is an oil so even on your legs etc I would use a small amount as it can take a while to soak in and you don’t want to be left sticky for hours.

Happy 2014 beauties!

Let me count the ways I love Scotland

I took a wee trip to Scotland this week, after years of my friend persuading me to go to the Fringe Festival I finally made it (after a 4 .5 hour journey) and could not believe how breathtakingly beautiful Edinburgh is. I loved it! I ate haggis, I drank whisky and I wore tartan, officially Scottishified.

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Here I am in my Kilt! Well as close as I could get anyway.

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Just outside the station on Princes Mall, the sun was divine.

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It wouldn’t be Scotland otherwise.

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Royal Terrace

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Jammin

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Bedlam Theatre Posters

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Breathtaking right

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We went to the Missoni Hotel for lunch, the food was great… but the doorman was betterIMG_4784

The Balmoral (Diva central)

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My Diva Friend on our long train journey

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Selfie in a rickshaw

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HAGGIS BURGER

 

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George Street

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Beautiful

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Bibi’s Cupcakes

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Chocolate Orange Cupcake from Bibi’s

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Lady in Plaid

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George Street

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George Street

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The Wee Pub – The smallest pub in Scotland

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Streets

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The Balmoral