Wednesday, 20 August 2014

20/8/2014 - The Killers

Hey y'all!
Yesturday, I ticked something major off my bucket list which it looked like was never going to happen - I finally saw one of my favourite bands of all time, The Killers in concert and it was every bit as amazing as I expected! 

I've been a huge fan of them and their music ever since my friend's mum lent me their first album, 'Hot Fuss' the best part of 10 years ago now. They've played in Glasgow a few times before but for one reason or another, I've never gone - finances, other plans, nobody up for coming along with me. In 2012, another favourite band of mine, Tegan and Sara supported and even then, they sold out super quickly and I couldn't get tickets for <£300. Finally having got tickets for yesturday's show on pre-sale, with support from Miles Kane and The Courteeners no less, I was SO EXCITED. A dream finally coming true.

Jumper - H&M
Pinafore - Primark
Jacket - Topshop
Belt - Primark
Sunglasses - eBay
Bag - New Look
Shoes - Garage Shoes
Necklace - Miss Selfridge
(Lips - MAC's 'Up The Amp' with Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in '06 Pink Pong' on top)

It was in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow and while not a festival as such, I knew mud would be involved so thought I'd best play it safe with my Doc Marten-esque shoes - the last thing I want is soggy feet!

Other than that, rockish vibes all round - black, leather jacket, sunglasses!

The show was absolutely incredible, better than I ever expected or can properly put into words. Having waited so long to see a band who's music means so much to be, it was a really emotional moment for me when they first came on stage and while I'm normally pretty bad for doing this anyway, I was ruthless is pushing my way forward in the crowd. As luck would have it, my phone decided to pack it in just 10 minutes in (despite it having upwards of 70% battery) so I didn't get as many photos or videos as I'd hoped for but in a way, that allowed me to enjoy it even more. 

Hands-down, one of the best concerts I've ever been to and a definite high point in my life. It's nights like last night that make my love of live music as strong as it is - there's just no substitute.

Were any more of my lovely Scottish blogging pals there? 

Monday, 18 August 2014

18/8/2014 - OOTD

Helloo lovelies - hope everyone had a smashing weekend!

I was off (a rarity if you work in retail!) and what would a weekend off be without a trip to the pub? On Saturday, a friend of mine was home for the weekend so we decided to make the most of the last remains of Summer (sniffle sniffle!) and sit out enjoying the sun with a nice chilled cider!
Here's what I wore...

T-shirt - Primark
Skirt - New Look
Bag - H&M
Boots - Primark
Watch - Casio

Hope everyone had a great weekend and a good week ahead - I'm going to see one of my all-time favourite bands, The Killers tomorrow and I've got an interview for a great job opportunity on Friday - Happy Sophie!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

14/8/2014 - OOTD

Hi hi hi!

Anyone who works in uniform will know the immense pressure to look decent when you see your co-workers outwith work, am I right? I'm actually on holiday from work at the moment but had to pop in briefly today. Voila! My outfit!

Jumper - Primark
Jeans - H&M
Necklace - Primark
Bag - H&M
Shoes - Topshop
Nails - Models Own's 'Jade Stone'

I bought this jumper in Primark about 2 weeks ago and I absolutely love it and can't stop wearing it! I'm normally not a big jumper wearer nor can I ever get collars to sit properly under jumpers, but the sewn-in colloar in this is perfect and the sheer panel at the back makes it less bulky which I like. Paired with skinny jeans and my Topshop studded loafers (which are very blister-inducing by the way!) and I think I've managed to fool people at working into thinking I've done things other than sleep, watch Netflix and go on nights out with my time off...!

How was everyone's Thursday?

Monday, 4 August 2014

4/8/2014 - June & July Favourites

Helloo! Last month, I didn't do a Monthly Favourites cause I forgot (baaad blogger!) but now I'm back with an almighty favourites for June & July!

Garnier Body Tonic Hydrating and Firming Lotion 

I did a full post reviewing this body lotion (click here) way back at the end of last Summer when I first discovered it, and I've recently gotten back into using it. The scent is light and citrusy and it's firming properties make it perfect for those 'Ooh no! I need to get my arms/legs/stomach out!' Summer panics. Almost all of us have had them, don't lie...

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion +

Okay so I maaay have bought Glamour magazine (which I don't read) with Ellie Goulding on the cover (who I don't like) just so I could try out this moisturiser and I'm so glad I did. Although I know its worth investing in good skincare, I'm always wary to part ways with my hard earned cash for something I've not tried out. It's a thin lotion formula and applies really nicely, it's not sticky but you can really feel it hydrating your skin. I'm going to treat myself to the full sized version come pay day - this stuff is magic for your face in a bottle, and a very cute bottle at that!

Barry M's Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in 'Blueberry'

I love Barry M's Gelly nail paints and this shade is the latest addition to my collection. Some colours of nail polish just scream "Summer!" and this is definitely one of them. It's really bright and vivid after only 2 coats and looks amazing on tanned toes with white leather sandals.

Daisy Necklace - Miss Selfridge

Isn't this the cutest necklace? I'm a lover of anything with 60's vibes and this reminds me of Marc Jacob's Daisy perfume which I love the imagery of - all in all, not bad for £7.50 in sale. I've been wearing it with dresses and printed tops in Summer but I think in Autumn and Winter, it'll look nice with a collared shirt under a jumper.

Desperate Housewives

Please someone confirm to me that it is normal to watch an entire series from start to finish even if you've seen it all before? I am currently doing that with Desperates Housewives and I'd forgotten how amazing it is. Admittedly it does get worse nearer the end as a lot of TV shows do, but I'm at the start of season 3 (of 8) at the moment and I am, once again as I was 5 years ago, addicted. If you've never watched it but like addictive drama ("Okay, just one more episode then bed...") and sharp comedy, Netflix is now, you won't regret it.

'Addicted' - Amy Winehouse & 'Recover (Chvrches)' - Paolo Nutini

Pardon the hilariously contradictory song titles (you can't make this stuff up!) but these are two songs I've been listening to a lot over the past few weeks. I'm a huge Amy Winehouse fan which I'm sure I've mentioned before and as I was listening to 'Back to Black' on the anniversary of her death last week, I'd forgotten how much I love 'Addicted' - it's a bit more 'pop' than her usual jazz stuff but it's a great song and an iPod must. Secondly, is Paolo Nutini's cover of Chvrches 'Recover'. I love the original but when I heard Paolo's rendition on the TITP highlights, I thought it was fantastic and possibly better than the original. It's definitely a whole different tone than the Chvrches one - give it a listen here.

What have you been loving this month?

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

30/7/2014 - Commonwealth Games - A night at the athletics!

Hii all! Unless you've been living under a rock or you don't watch much TV, listening to a lot of radio or read the newspapers often, you'll probably know that the Commonwealth Games has descended upon my beautiful city and Glasgow is in full Commonwealth swing! Even people who didn't care much last week have embraced the atmosphere now and there's a great united spirit about the place which Glasgow often lacks. For once, this amazing city is being shown somewhat positively in mainstream national and international media.

I wasn't super bothered about getting tickets when they first went on sale but when a friend of my families had spare tickets to the athletics, one of my absolute favourite sports to watch, me and my sister thought we'd make a night of it on Monday and take the tickets off their hands.

The ever-inspiring Libby Clegg taking the Gold for Team Scotland - such an inspiration and I think it's so much better having disabled sports mixed in with non-disabled

My lovely sister and I - '#CommonwealthieSelfie'

It was amazing not only to be a part of such a huge event for the city of Glasgow but also to see famous names competing in the flesh. I had a great night and if any of you fellow '#scottishbloggers' have the opportunity to go along while the games are on, I can't urge you to take up the opportunity enough. I love the idea of looking back in 30 years and being glad I was a part of Glasgow 2014!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

27/7/2014 - What's In My Bag?

Helloo lovelies!

Today I thought I'd jump upon the proverbial blogging bandwagon and do a little post which we've all read hundreds of times, but I, for one, still enjoy reading time and time again - it's the good old 'What's in my handbag?' post. I've done one of these before but in retrospect, the photographs were horrific so I thought I'd re-do it. To accomidate to the nosey bugger that lies deep within all of us...

Headphones | Primark
Burt's Bee's Hand Salve
Work keys | Keyring - Amsterdam
Transparent Make-up Bag | Primark
Nivea Lip Butter Original
Checkerboard Mirror | Local Boutique
Zig-zag Manicure Set | Primark
Purple Leather Embossed Purse | BIBA at House of Frasers
Sunglasses | eBay
Nail Polish | H&M's 'Manhunter'
MAC lipstick in 'Brave'
Umbrella | Primark
USB Drive
Hairbrush | Denman
iPhone 5S | Flip Case - eBay
Dove Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena Go Fresh Deodorant
House Keys
Vivienne Westwood Naughty Alice Perfume

Hope you enjoyed! I always love having a good nosey at the junk other people carry around with them and consider a life necessity - anything unusual or weird in my bag? Let me know!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

17/7/2014 - OOTD

Helloo party people! It's been a while, eh? My new bedroom is finally complete (well, nearly..!) and most of my stuff is out of cardboard boxes so I can proceed to blog as I'm no longer living in a very small ration of work clothes and pyjama's - yey!

Jacket - Primark
Blouse - Primark
Trousers - Edition at Debenhams
Bag - H&M
Watch - New Look
Shoes - New Look

I bought this BEAUTIFUL scalloped edge white boxy jacket from Primark yesturday and I am in love - it looks so expensive. I wish it came in more colours cause I'd snap them all up! Doesn't it have such a lovely old-school Chanel vibe? I normally wouldn't buy a white jacket (a combination of Scottish weather and being clumsy) but for £15, I couldn't go home without it - I'll need to be extra careful with cider and blackcurrent  around this one!

I also had a little play around with a flat-lay with this outfit and I think I might do them more often - I really like it! Thoughts?