Monday, 31 March 2014

Monochrome, Pastels, Hologram & Jewels


SHOPPING TIME! I really shouldn't have but I did. I was in town for a meeting on Friday morning so once that was finished I thought I'd take a trip to Primark. I haven't been for a while so I thought I'd see what they had to offer. 

The Primark in Edinburgh is pretty huge and full of everything you could ever need, clothes, shoes, beauty, home-ware and accessories galore. I just thought I would share with you what I got on my Friday 'haul' as it's known in the blogosphere, so let's get started.

First up is 2 blouses I picked up. I own too many t-shirts and casual tops so I am trying to build up a smarter, more classy collection. These are both fitting in with my new monochrome wardrobe. 

Striped Blouse £8

Short Sleeved Blouse £10

Up next is something I wouldn't usually post online, but every girl needs one, and Primark is where I go for the majority of mine. I'm talking about bras! I feel I should let the world know how good their lingerie is, it's cheap but still good quality and comes in every style, colour and variety your heart could desire.
 I particularly like these ones however as they look exactly like the Victoria's Secret bras but for a 10th of the price and this makes me super happy. Who does feel good when they've got great lingerie on? I have worn the pink and grey lace one (right now actually) and I can say with no hesitation that it is so comfortable and an amazing fit, I still can't believe the price, £5 and it came with matching undies! 


Gorgeous Gold Lace Detail
Set £5 

So now onto the accessories. I love, love, love necklaces and all kinds of jewelry, it just takes a simple outfit to the next level. I don't go a day without some form of neck adornment. Primark is genuinely my favourite place for jewels, I wouldn't even think of looking anywhere else. I have noted that it sells the exact same styles and pieces as Topshop for a fraction of the cost, and  it's not as if Topshop jewelry is of superior quality. I just can't justify paying £30 for a necklace that is likely to break, tarnish and loose it's sparkle. 

I hadn't planned to but this much but I was like a kid in a candy store, I wanted it all. 

A gold chain, you can never have to many in my opinion. I have one like this from River Island with bigger links so when I saw this I had to get it, for those days when I want to be more subtle 

Primark, £3 

This is a really nice, more girly necklace, It is a mix of silver, pink, and white chain with a pale blue suede lace wrapped around. 

I thought it would be cute for when I'm feeling a bit more girly and fits well with 'pastels' which is all the rage every S/S season. 

Primark £5

I saw these gorgeous bracelets and just had to get them. I used to wear lots of smaller bracelets but I have grown out of my childish ways and prefer a more simple yet statement piece. The first is a gold chain with cream thread and silver sparkles (£2). The other is the same but with thread that goes from pale mint, to pink, to lilac and then cream, it is pretty pastel tones, perfect for this season (£3).

You may have seen this in my OOTD a few posts back. It is my favourite necklace right now. Some of the smaller gems have fallen out and the silver sparkles are not looking so shiny so I had to get another one before they stopped selling them. (Primark £5)

Last up is my best find in ages, I am so chuffed and smitten with it. I had gathered all of my items at Primark when I randomly just walked around the bag department, not really looking for anything when I came across this BEAUT of a clutch! I am so picky when it comes to bags and shoes, but this was love at first site. I am in awe of holographic things (I am contemplating holographic flatforms). I was so thrilled when I found this. It looks so expensive, I would never have guessed that Primark would produce this gem. They had the same bag in a corally pinky pink patent, but the holograph stole my heart. 

Just take in the beauty of this bag. It could be yours for a mere £8!!!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I picked up on my haul. Are you lusting over this clutch as much as I am? What are you favorite things to get from Primark, clothes, shoes, jewelry?

Peace and Love,
Sophie. X

Friday, 28 March 2014


Hey there!

Started from the bottom now we here! Trophies, and they don't have no awards for that! I guess that's just the motion! Just hold on we're going home! I'll take care of you!

That's just a quick introduction and some lyrics for you to get you in the mood for this post. My birthday present from the girls was tickets to see Drake. Now I had been pestering everyone to get tickets for ages but no one was very keen, so I got them so I was over the moon. 

I am a great fan of rnb/hip-hop/rap, not very 'little, white girl' music. I have a weird obsession with Drake, at one point I used to listen to him as I went to sleep, this went on for months. He is one of those artist that I feel you can listen to over and over again and his songs never get old, I say this however I may have over-played 'Hold On We're Going Home' both the original and Pia Mia's cover (major girl crush!!!). 

On the 15th March I finally got to see him at the new SSE Hydro in Glasgow. This was my first time at the Hydro and being an events students I had heard lots about it. As we approached it in the taxi it looked amazing all lit up in blue, resembling a huge spaceship. Inside the arena was HUGE. I had standing tickets and just that space alone was vast. I would hate to have been in the seated areas at the back, they honestly looked about a mile from the stage, all of the seating was so far away from the stage. I like to be right in there with all the action at concerts so I vote standing every time!

The Weeknd was the support act, this was another reason I wanted to go to the concert, I love The Weeknd. He is not that well known here in Britain but he is with me. Wicked Games (<--YT link) would have to be a favourite song of mine. Definitely 'youtube' (VEVO link) him if you don't already know about him, well worth a listen. 


Then it was time for the real show to begin. All hail Aubrey Drake Graham, that's his full name. I had an amazing time and he performed all of my favourite songs, the motto, come thru, the motion etc. If you love Drake then definitely go and see him perform if you get a chance. 

The Hydro is a great venue but the only thing I didn't like was the price of drinks at the bar; 4 double vodka, lemonade and lime was £30. Soft drinks were also £2! If you have just paid £90 for your tickets, travel to Glasgow and to the venue, the ridiculous price of drinks makes for an expensive outing. I know it's because it's the only place to get drinks on site so people are willing/forced to pay it.  That would be my only negative.

Drake you were INSANE!

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Let's Go To The Beach-each, Let's Go Get Away


It doesn't feel right writing this post, it's pouring down with rain and I've just gotten soaked walking from the bus stop to the flat after uni. 

I find it hard to believe that just a few days ago I was eating ice cream on the beach, frolicking in the waves and watching the sun set over the coast. However I shall share this adventure with you anyway (mainly so I can reminisce on how much fun I had). 

Once upon a time, it was very sunny in Edinburgh, it felt like summer was in the air, people were smiling and birds were singing. After a few rather average hours at uni, we did not imagine what we would soon be doing. There was Jack, Khalid, Hannah and myself. As expected, we pilled into the car and we were off to Tesco before being dropped off at our flats. After raiding Tesco for sandwiches, juice, sushi, bananas and butternut squash (Jack!) we headed back to the car where plans started to fly. It was such a lovely day so we all thought we better make the most of it rather than sitting inside. 

We went from going on a walk, to 'shooting some hoops', climbing Arthur's Seat or going to Deep Sea World. Then came the winner a day trip to North Berwick! 

So we were on our way. North Berwick is not too far from Edinburgh, it took less than an hour. We parked up before we reached Berwick and went for a stroll and Jack was determined to go crabbing (no crabs to be found).

Pit stop en route

In the car Hannah was telling us that top of the list of things to do in North Berwick was to visit the public toilets. I know this may sound weird but all over their walls are awards for cleanliness and standard of facilities. I, of course, had to pay them a visit and they were the best public toilets I've had the pleasure of using. 

We explored the quaint little streets and browsed the charity shops; and noticed the high volume of dance music CDs on sale!? North Berwick appears to be the Scottish Ibiza.
Next on any visit to the sea was ice cream, cones in hand we headed for the beach. Sun shining down warming my face, ice cream, sand in between my toes and the soft roar of the waves...BLISS! 

Group Picture
It was as if we were children again, having races along the beach, doing handstands and paddling in the sea, which was freezing, just a little reminder that we were still in Scotland in March. After a while it was time to discover a new area. We then went to what I can only describe as a swimming pool, outdoors, full of sea water. I think it's so you can swim safely rather than in the great, vast sea. It was lovely, the water was so still. Hannah and I walked around the edge of the pool to the other side while the boys got all artsy with their photography. 

I LOVE this photo, all credit to Jack! 
This is so perfect because of the completely unsettled water, mirror image 
As it got a bit colder and the sun was starting to go down we skipped along to the harbor, where the boats were moored to get a better view of the setting sun. It was so peaceful and calming gazing out to sea and admiring the fiery sun descending before us. We must have sat there for a good hour and a half and perhaps pretended we were on the Titanic. 

Don't let go Jack! 

Boats and Hoes 

It was getting late so we made one last pit stop, the chippy, then sat on the wall by the car to eat and get our final glimpse of the coast. Then it was time to hit the road and get back to the hustle and bustle of city center life. 

A lovely day was had by all, it was a great way to momentarily forget about the stress of work and looming deadlines. Sorry for the overload of pictures, North Berwick was just too picturesque and they all turned out so nicely with the rare Scottish sun. 

Peace and Love, 
Sophie. X 

Sunday, 2 March 2014

February Favourites & Reviews

Hello everybody,

I find it so hard to go to boots and only buy what I went in for. I needed foundation, I came out with said foundation as well as lots of other little beauty treats that are so unnecessary. I just love buying new products (that usually I don't need)!
I thought I would do a round up of some of the products that I have come across this month and do a little review. Would I buy again or not? So here we go...
Temple Spa, Peace Be Still Balm

Not a fan