Saturday, 26 November 2016


I am so excited to receive this unicorn sleeping mask and dream journal made by OoloomI love how creative and funky the brand are and the care and effort that they put into designing and making their products.


Friday, 25 November 2016


My skin is prone to dryness and breakouts during the colder seasons and as I live in Scotland that means pretty much three quarters of the year... I find that it is mostly indoor heating that dries out my skin, however it is pretty unavoidable in winter, especially at university. This month I have absolutely fallen in love with these two little products from Lush.


Wednesday, 16 November 2016


I was so excited to try the new 'Never Mind The Ballistics' bath bomb in the new Lush Christmas range. This bath bomb is a perfect gift for anyone with sensitive or dry skin as it is made with coco butter, fresh banana, lime and orange oils. It has a fresh light scent and it turns the bath water orange. However, although it does fizz it is not as extreme as some other bath bombs but nevertheless it is still really lovely.

Friday, 4 November 2016


Today I thought I would share my latest, super quick, everyday foundation routine. This is perfect for when you want minimal makeup and great looking skin. Of course you can go on and add everything else like concealer and bronzer etc but this is pretty much what I wear on days where I am just going to one or two lectures or the library, with mascara of course. 


Thursday, 29 September 2016


Thank you so much to for sending me this gorgeous new pair of prescription glasses. 

I am so happy with the service and the many choices that there were to choose from on their website. There are so many different glasses frames and you can also select frames to suit the size of your face. They can also ship your glasses to you ready made with prescription lenses in them as long as you type in your prescription before completing your order. 
I am always so reluctant to buy glasses from high street stores because they are just so expensive! GlasseShop also have an amazing range of prescription sunglasses and all of the their glasses are super affordable!

I also have a huge discount code for my readers which is, GSHOT50, which gives you 50% off full priced eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses! 

Tuesday, 9 August 2016


So if homesickness is going to hit I've heard that it will most likely be on the 3rd week but I haven't felt any yet and I am so glad. One of my worries was that I would end up feeling homesick and therefore be unable to fully enjoy my time in Cape Town. Surprisingly however, the opposite has happened. The longer I am here the less I want to go back to Scotland. I have fallen in love with the laid back and social culture, it really makes me realise how industrial the UK is and how much of it is dominated by massive corporations. I love how there are so many small family businesses here and each one is unique and welcoming, you can really tell that people enjoy their jobs and care genuinely about the services they provide. 


Sunday, 31 July 2016


So this week has went by even faster than the first. I started working at the shelter on Monday and I already know that when I leave I will be an emotionally stronger person than I am at the moment. Some of the women at the shelter have endured horrific experiences beyond imagination and I often find myself being part lawyer part counsellor and struggling to detach my work from my personal life. I know that I am gaining a wider range of skills here, especially as I am gaining both life and legal experience so for that I am grateful.

Despite often feeling drained after work I appreciate the amount I have already learned and experienced whilst being here. Living in Scotland most of my life had began to cloud my judgement of what life is like in other countries, so being here I am reminded that there is still much work to be done in the world. 

The weather was so much nicer this week and on Saturday my group of friends, who are all interns too, and I took a train to Simon's Town to see the penguins and later went surfing at Muizenberg beach and wow it was amazing. We rented surf boards and wet suits for 100 rand which is around £5 for over and hour and a half. It was my first time surfing but luckily our friend Evan from Hawaii was a pro and showed us how its done. 

On Sunday we all woke up at 5am to hike to the top of Lions Head mountain to watch the sunrise. I found the hike VERY difficult, especially after having pulled almost every muscle in my body whilst surfing the previous day. However I did eventually, with many breaks, make it to the top just in time. The view was breathtaking as we were all just above a sea of clouds. 

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