My week in pictures

Last week I was still in Ireland helping my gran recuperate after her time in hospital. We managed a couple of trips out for Mauds ice cream (even in the freezing cold because theres nothing better than Maud’s ice-cream). The weather was beautifully sunny, still freezing of course but it was so nice to put on sunglasses for the first time since last year!

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Home Away From Home

Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind. Seneca 

This week found me on the North Coast of Northern Ireland spending time with family. I have been going there ever since I remember and have some of the best memories there. I thought this week I would include my photo diary of the week.

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April

I won’t start this entry discussing how fast March has flown by – although let’s face it, it has. So with March having disappeared in a flash and April having sneakily crept up on us, I thought I would share with you my early April purchases and favourite things which I have using.

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Yesterday, I went for coffee at Cairngorm Coffee at the West End, Edinburgh. It was such a lovely place, really bright, a great menu and delicious food. I got the grilled cheese and a caramel shortcake biscuit. The grilled cheese in particular was delicious. Just before we left the most adorable little Labrador puppy came in and she was absolute gorgeous! Of course, I had to have a cuddle with her.

After this my friends and I decided to head back to my friends house and then go for a little shop at the Nike outlet and then TK Maxx at Craigleith shopping park. The Nike outlet was pretty good, I got a running top as I actually don’t have any and for summer it is cooler running in a sports top than a cotton t-shirt. This was actually only £7.00 … BARGIN.

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Next, we moved on to TK Maxx and I got new running 3/4 length leggings. They are a really good material, not too thick but not too thin, perfect for this time of year. They are from a brand called 20 degrees by Reflex, one which I haven’t heard of before. And these again were only £7.00!

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Next stop was Boots, where I really wanted to get a Spring coloured nail polish. Usually I only wear pastel colours on my nails however, I was keen to buy a more bold colour to suit the time of year. So I decided on the Rimmel London Rita Ora collection specifically number 860, Bestival  Blue. I painted my nails when I got home. The brush is really thick which means application is really easy. And actually one coat is plenty. So far I have no chips so lets hope that continues. I think this nail polish was about £2.50.

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Every time I go into Sainsburies I gravitate towards the stationary section. I am addicted to stationary. I LOVE IT. And I found a notebook which to be honest I did’t need but I just had to have it. Its just a small lined notebook with gold spots on the cover. I just thought it was cute.

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Now, onto the things which I have been loving this month. Firstly two things from my most recent birch box. The Polaar Nuit Polaire. This is the most wonderful moisturiser. It so thick and you can really feel your skin being moisturised. I think it is meant to be anti-aging aswell but I haven’t really noticed a difference in that front but my skin already looks young. Next is the Model Co. lipstick in the shade Kitty. This is a great colour for my skin tone. Its a sort of nude pink colour and it smells unbelievable – like a mixture between coconut and coco butter. It stays on your lips fairly long, I tend to put it over a lip balm because my lips dry out very easily.

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Next, is a book. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. I saw a review for this book somewhere ages and bought it. I just started reading it in the past couple days but it is so gripping. Its a magical story and there are twists and turns on every page. Its pretty hard to put down.

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