Sunday, March 30, 2014

Around the World .002


Scotland was everything I imagined it to be with its vast green hills and its cobble roads it was almost like stepping back in time. Scotland was never high on my places to see list however when given holidays from my Au Pair position in London and travel plans with my friend had fallen through I was stuck in a position and need to make a decision quickly. I had decided that I wasn't interested in doing a lone trip again having in earlier months been to Paris by myself and spent a large amounts of time sight seeing in London alone. With the help of the staff at STA Travel within a couple of days I had booked my first Tour With Haggis. 5 days travelling around Scotland on a tour bus with an extra night on each end to spend in Edinburgh. 

I had never really been one for Tours before, wasn't really my thing I loved the freedom of being able to plan my own trip and how I time was spent throughout the day. I kept thinking 5 days stuck on a bus with people I may not even like seemed like my worst nightmare, however I was quickly proved wrong and made friends easily. This wasn't actually my first time on a tour, Year 12 at school I did an Egypt trip however I don't feel that is the same considering I was with my friends and teachers. 

Scotland is an amazingly beautiful country with green countryside covering miles of the land that then run in to small little villages and bigger cities. I am kicking myself now that I didn't spend more time in Edinburgh to have the time to explore the castle and the different museums. With the little amount of time I did spend there though I did two walking ghost tours in the evenings as well as a walking day tour the day that I left. The ghost tours by far were the best things I did in Scotland nothing excites more then ghosts and history. Walking around the cold wet and windy streets of Edinburgh we explored the graveyard, the underground vaults and the many hidden nooks of the Royal Mile. These tours are not for the faint at heart and it can become very fully on when you are down in the vaults with not natural light and a limited air supply in some areas. However I couldn't recommend it any higher. The tour companies I used have slipped my mind however if you walk up the high street you have many to choose from. 

The Orkney Raider was a Haggis tour that takes you from Edinburgh all the way up to the northern tip of Britain the Orkney's. We spent 2 nights in Inverness and 2 nights in Kirkwell on the Orkney Islands. The tour includes a night in a castle but due to renovations we spent an extra night in Inverness at the YHA Hostel chain. The Orkney's were my favourite part of the 5 day tour. The Orkney's are a group of islands that are at the Northern tip of Scotland. Not many tours go so far north and this appealed to me great as the Orkney's are know for the 9,000 years worth of history. We visited Skara Brae Stone Age Village which was incredible ruins and beautiful cliffs and views. The Tomb of the Eagles which is a Stone Age chamber that was filled with thousands of human bones and the remains of sea eagles that a farmer found while doing some work on his farm. 

Once we left the Orkeny's we made our way back on to the mainland in the direction of Loch Ness making a stop at beautiful Dunrobin Castle. This castle had spectacular views and some of the most amazing gardens that I have ever experienced. It also has its own trophy heads museum which is housed in the summer house. It houses some of the world's most important archaeological artifacts. Loch Ness was a beautiful sight and listening to all the different stories and rumored sightings I couldn't help but wonder what really does go on in those dark waters. We like so many before us didn't get a Nessie sighting however there is something strange about the Loch though, some sense of mystery. 

Scotland was an incredible place to visit and would highly recommend it to people of all ages and different travel experiences. Though if I was you I avoid the north between September to April if your not a fan of the cold. I found after traveling through Europe this January that I was nowhere near as cold as I was there then when I was in Scotland. 

How many of you guys have been or live in Scotland? Did you love it as much as I did.


Weekend Inspiration .006


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

This or That Tag

Tag Questions


Blush / Bronzer  - Bronzer
Lip Gloss / Lipstick - Lipstick
Eye Liner / Mascara - Mascara
Foundation / Concealer - Foundation
Neutral / Colour Eyeshadow - Neutral Eyeshadow
Pressed / Loose Eyeshadow - Pressed Eyeshadow
Brushes / Sponges - Brushes


OPI / China Glaze - OPI
Long / Short - Short
Acrylic / Natural - Acrylic
Brights / Darks - Darks
Flower / No Flower - Both


Perfume / Body Splash - Perfume
Lotion / Body Butter - Body Butter
Body Wash / Soap - Body Wash


Jeans / Sweat Pants - Jeans
Long sleeve / Short Sleeved - Long Sleeved
Dresses / Skirts - Dresses
Stripes / Plain - Stripes
Flip Flops / Sandals - Flip Flops
Scarves / Hats - Scarves
Studs / Dangly Earrings - Studs
Necklaces / Bracelets - Necklaces
Heels / Flats - Heels
Cowboy Boots / Riding Boots - Riding Boots
Jacket / Hoodie - Hoodie

Curls / Straight - Curls
Bun / Ponytail - Ponytail
Bobby Pins / Butterfly Clips - Bobby Pins
Hairspray / Gel - Hairspray 
Long / Short - Long
Light / Dark - Dark
Side Sweep Bangs / Full bangs - Full Bangs
Up / Down - Up


Rain / Shine - Rain
Summer / Winter - Winter
Fall / Spring - Spring
Chocolate / Vanilla - Vanilla
East Coast / West Coast - East Coast

Hope you guys enjoyed my first tag post and would love to read which you all prefer.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Fashion Haul

Shopping is my biggest weakness and online shopping just makes it so much easier. The last couple of weeks I have been on a massive shopping spree and is largely due to some amazing sales and the change in seasons. Here is a little sneak peak into some of the newer pieces in my winter wardrobe that I have purchased online. Ebay has become one of my go to sites for fashion dupes and discontinued items and Asos my long time love with this website will not be coming to an end anytime soon as you can always rely on amazing finds at the best prices. 

What are your favorite online shops?

  Knit Chiffon Blouse                                Heart Shirt


Grey Animal Tee                  Fluro Flower Tunic




              Watch With Cogs        Lightweight Sweatpants Denim Effect


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hello Autumn...

Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year specially in Australia where the temperatures move away from the heat and humidity to the cool fresh air of the coming winter. I love nothing more then a fresh morning with a hot cup of coffee rugged up in my favourite coat and scarf. After spending most of January in the northern hemisphere and experiencing a winter that gets no were near as cold as what I am use too my winter wardrobe is looking better then ever. 

Traveling and shopping my way through some of the worlds fashion capitals was incredible and by far was the best shopping I have ever done. However the inspiration to get out of my clothing rut was amazing and saw me taking my winter wardrobe back to the basics. 

Being a Tumblr girl I draw so much inspiration from other people and love finding new ways to match prints and textures. Ripped denim, over sized knits and black booties will be my winter staples teamed with messy hair and dark lips. 

What is your must have winter staple