Why I Chose to Spend a Higher Value on Skincare


It has long been debated that if you show of what you buy then you are bragging or flaunting. But the good community of blogging has started to show us that some people choose to invest their money in higher value products for specific reasons. This has long been the case for me when it comes to beauty and skincare.

Ever since I was a teenager I have had to battle with acne and I have struggled for the longest time to control it. So I choose to invest my money on higher quality products. Although I tried numerous attempts to better my skin through drugstore brands, they were never strong enough to make a huge difference to my skin. In some ways I felt as though it just made my situation worse. The cheap ingredients were irritating my skin more, my skin was sore and more breakouts occurred.


For many years I was continuously trying different ‘cheap’ products that didn’t improve anything. Hoping that one would eventually work for me. And in the long run it left me feeling unmotivated to do anything about my problem. I was left feeling stuck. I even lost interest in covering my blemishes with make up, and lost any form of confidence I had. That all changed when I discovered two beauty salon brands that were making huge waves in the skincare market, MD Formulations and Dermalogica. These were the first brands I tried were there had been a noticeable difference and my hope was restored.

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At the age of 24 my skin is dramatically better, but I still have to fight to keep it from getting worse again. But I am now not afraid to spend a higher value on my skincare.


Beauty products surround us in our everyday lives. With numerous pages in magazines dedicated to the latest beauty trends, bloggers showcasing their purchases and YouTubers giving us their first impressions of these products. With all these opinions it can make it harder to know where to put your money. I make sure I do a lot of research before I buy. Nobody has the same skin so I always remain openminded when I find a new product to try. I usually start of reading blog posts about the products, in order to get peoples experiences. I then also visit a few websites to get an idea of some of the reviews people have left. But if I can visit a store that sells the product, then I choose to go into the store to get advise from the sales assistants as they probably know best.


Since I have started using high end skincare, and makeup, I have found I have better control of my skin. I have found that my skin is of a better quality than it used to be. Even if I’m in the middle of a breakout my skin still feels healthy and smooth, and looks radiant. Its the best decision I’ve made for my skin, but sometimes my bank account begs to differ. In all honesty though, it is worth paying more money for your skincare because in the long run your skin will thank you for it.

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments below where you like to buy your skincare from and your current favourite beauty product?

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5 Things That Help Me Get Through Low/Bad Days

We can all have those days where life just seems to get the better of us, even if we are the happiest we’ve ever been it can still happen. Just like how a writer can get writer’s block, it can happen to anyone. And since Mental Awareness Month is coming to a close, I thought this would be a good topic of discussion.

So this post is just here as a little self help guide to help you rewind and look after yourself when you are not feeling 100% yourself.

1. Herbal Teas

One thing I instantly head for is some tea, usually peppermint. There are so many tea varieties and brands out there now that it gives you an opportunity to have fun and test them out. Also make sure you have a novelty mug at hand to add more cheer, for me it’s my Chip mug I got at Disney World.

2. A Relaxing Bath

You can never go wrong with a nice hot bubble bath, with all your favourite products thrown in for good measure. Try and introduce more baths into your life preferably in the evening as it gives you a chance to rewind and relax before bed time.

3. Write…

I left this generalised because there is various ways you could do this. It could be as easy and simple as writing your thoughts down in a notebook/journal. But if you are feeling a bit more adventurous then maybe you could start a blog or write a novel. I personally enjoy escaping reality with writing so I started a blog (obviously) and have 3 novels on the go. But if writing isn’t your thing then reading books can have the same effect.

4. Going for a Walk

This is always something I try and do every time I’m going through a hard time. I have a favourite route in my local country park that is very scenic but also feels like I’m getting lost in the woods. And if that doesn’t suit me I opt for a walk around the city and explore. Choose somewhere that has a lot of views or can inspire you, remember its to help refresh your mind so you don’t want to be bored.

5. Treat Yourself

Sometimes part of the reason we can feel down is because we are not looking after ourselves or bringing some enjoyment into your life. So don’t be scared to treat yourself now and again. Buy yourself a new lipstick or go out to your local coffee shop and have a nice slice of cake.

Bonus: Socialise 

One of my problems is, during low points I tend to not socialise as much. Sometimes its not my fault but once I’ve pushed myself to see friends I tend to feel more at ease. So if you find this is a familiar problem then encourage yourself to do something about it, even if its a case of going for a few drink after work with colleagues.

I hope some of these tips help you come up with ideas on how you can help your mood through bad days. This list is obviously not everything that can help but it’s what has helped me.

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My Top 10 Travel Wishlist

Ever since I started working full time, my urge to travel has grown. Mainly because I can now save to do such a thing. There are many areas of the world I would love to see and many I would love to revisit. So I thought I would create a Wishlist to not only share with you but to also have something to refer to myself whenever I catch the travel bug.

And I suppose this list is in the order of preference, with number 1 being on top of the list.

10. Orlando

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This will always be on my travel Wishlist, and I suppose if you have never been you won’t understand until you have. But Orlando, and particularly Disney World is my happy place. It is so out of this world it is definitely one holiday where you forget all your troubles.

9. Bali

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Ever since I watched ‘Eat Pray Love’ I have always wanted to see this beautiful place. As you will probably tell with a lot of the places on my list they all visually striking and that’s mainly because I want photography to play a major part in visiting these places. So that is one of the main reasons why this is in my top 10.

8. Barcelona 

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One thing that I have found is that, when it comes to traveling I haven’t explored a lot of European cities and there are many I want to see. Especially since these should be the easiest to visit. I have always wanted see parts of Spain that aren’t tourist resorts, and Barcelona has always been high on my list due to the Gaudi landmarks scattered across the city.

7. Copenhagen 

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Very rarely do I ever travel towards the end of the year. And I always think it can be ideal time to to certain cities in the snow and alive with all their festivities. No matter the season though Copenhagen always looks bright and colourful. And all round photogenic.

 6. Moldova

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I remember once reading an travel article in a lifestyle magazine about the most underrated travel destinations in Europe, and one of them was Moldova. The picture that followed showed a beautiful countryside and I knew then it was a place I had to see for myself. I have also recently met someone from Moldova, who I have learnt a little bit more from. I don’t know how easy it will be to see this country but it will remain on my list until I do.

5. Tokyo

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I think Japan is on a lot of people’s travel lists, mainly because the country is so different to anywhere else. You have cities like Tokyo that are so advance and mind numbingly modern, then towns in the country that are so traditional and rich in culture.

4. Singapore

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 Singapore is quite a new entry on my Wishlist. For a while last year, I had thought about moving to South Korea to teach and Singapore was high on my list of places to see while I was there. It’s such a unique and multicultural city, it would be somewhere that I would to say I’ve been to at least once.

3. Paris

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I have visited Paris once before but it was such a whirlwind visit, I never got the chance to appreciate the architecture and Parisian style that I love about the city. I would love to visit again but this time avoid the touristy landmarks and experience the food, shopping and get lost in the streets of the city.

2. Boston

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I want to see Boston in the Autumn! The city turns into a sea of orange and red with pumpkins on the doorstep and leaves on the ground. It really just looks like a bloggers dream location. But really I just want to experience many parts of America as I possibly can as each state is dramatically different from the other.

1. Los Angeles

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Number 1 on the list is the City of Angels, LA! I have wanted to visit here for so long. I even want to experience living here at some point in my life. The laid back Californian life is enough to call me to Venice Beach, Rodeo Drive and Runyon Canyon. Plus it has its own Disneyland which is always a bonus in my eyes.

As you can see I have a lot of saving up to do, also considering there are a few other places I want to see that aren’t on the list. I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments what places have made it on to your travel Wishlist!!

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How You Can Change Your Fast Fashion Habits

I thought I would talk about this topic as it’s something that I feel a lot of bloggers don’t really talk about. Which is a shame as I feel a lot of bloggers but particularly YouTubers seem to constantly be sharing huge clothing hauls on their channels and it has got me wondering how much of the stuff they show off actually gets worn.


Fast fashion is all over the high street. Retailers and brands constantly encourage us to purchase  by having a collection turn around of two or three weeks and giving us exceptionally low prices. Some of us may be unaware of these business operations when shopping. But have you ever found yourself walking around somewhere like Zara and seeing something you like. But when you go back a week later you find it is no longer there? This is one sign of fast fashion. They want us to buy a new wardrobe around every 2 months to keep up with the latest trends.

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But what happens when you buy loads of clothes you don’t need? And then keep buying. Do you find yourself with a wardrobe full clothes with the tags still on wondering why you even bought that in the first place. Or do you even have clothes that start falling a part after a couple of washes?

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Another possible thing you could do it to consider spending a slightly higher value on your clothes than what you are used to. Being smart with how you choose to shop will lead to a more successful wardrobe. If you choose to spend a higher value on your wardrobe, choose to do so on items that you wear most like basic, non trend items. Usually that’s items like jeans, tailoring, outerwear and knitwear etc. These are items that you hope will last you for more than a year. Once you have created your staple wardrobe you can add seasonal options every season in order to introduce trends to your wardrobe.

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Avoiding the wrath of fast fashion does not mean you no longer shop in high street retailers. It just means you need to be more aware of what your buying. However if you choose to shop more in premium high street or even invest in some designer pieces, you are essentially buying quality and these pieces will last you a long time

Another tip is to start Wish Lists with your favourite retailers to keep on track of what you want to buy


Basically fast fashion is not sustainable and with fashion continually growing in popularity things could go horribly wrong. If we start buying less and being more smart when creating our wardrobes then we can start showing these retailers that fast fashion is no longer needed and causing more harm than good.

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I hope you enjoyed this post and I will hopefully see you next time!!

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Is ’13 Reasons Why’ a good or bad influence?

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I have recently finished watching ’13 Reasons Why’ and I was hooked, so much so I watched all 13 episodes in 3 days. To be honest, this series is not for the faint hearted and you should take each episode as it comes and if you are sensitive to the issues raised in the series I would be wary. It follows the story of Clay Jensen who receives 13 tapes from his friend, Hannah Baker, who has recently committed suicide and they depict the 13 Reasons Why she chose to end her life. But don’t let the above put you completely off, as I did find it very educational and put a lot of things in perspective. Which leads me into the topic of this post, is the show a good or bad influence?

 What’s All The Hype About?

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I have been seeing so much hype and correspondence on the show since its release on March 31st. Most of it has been praise for the show, as it has already made such an impact that people are talking about mental health more than usual and has helped relieve some of the stigma. Which I am thankful for myself, I feel like I can use the show as a way to speak to people about my own state of mind. But as with everything else that circles around peoples opinions, not everybody agrees.

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Since finishing the show I have stumbled upon news articles claiming that some mental health organisations critises the show for glamourising suicide. Which I think is not a fair accusation. The director himself has had his own brush with suicide and he didn’t think it was fair to himself or other suicide survivors to just depict suicide as just being there in the background. In order to full educate people on the issue and show them that suicide isn’t the easy way out you need to tackle it head on in the gritest, hardest way possible. Which resulted in heart wrenching graphic suicide scene, that makes an impact! Another thing the organisations aren’t happy with is the increase in the amount of calls to suicide hotlines since the show aired. But is this really a bad thing all round? Sure the show may be making suicidal people more vulnerable but they are choosing to call help lines instead, they are choosing to talk about their problems and seek help. And in my eyes that is not a bad thing at all.

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Sure there is some things I do believe the show misses the opportunity to do. The main one being the lack of scenes showing teenagers seeking help or talking about their feelings. Which has also worked its way into a debate. People say that teenagers struggle with their feelings as they have no idea what they mean or how to deal with them. That’s why we need to educate ourselves on how to spot the signs of someone who needs help. However I think they could have shown teenagers that it is okay to talk, even if it’s just to family or friends. Instead they chose to show a scene were Hannah Baker goes to her school counsellor for help but he fails to see the warning signs and the cry for help.

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However I do think this is a breakthrough show and it will hopefully teach people to have more respect for one another and show people that our actions can have consequences for other people that may lead them to feel hurt and confused. I also I think the show also teaches us that if we do know someone with mental health issues we shouldn’t be afraid to be there for them and ask them how they are doing as that might help them feel less vulnerable. So much so that I have decided to get a semi colon tattooed on my wrist as part of the #projectsemicolon movement and to signify my own story with mental health but to also show people that I understand and I am here to listen.

I hope you give ’13 Reasons Why’ at try, I honestly enjoyed although its emotional and stressful at times. If you have already watched it please share your thoughts on the show in the comments.

I hope to see you next time!

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How to Wear the Winter Florals into Spring

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We all have those moments were its time to update our wardrobes but can’t help look at some of the pieces we have been wearing over the past few months and wish we could keep wearing them. I certainly had a moment like that recently when I found a piece I bought from the River Island Autumn/Winter collection, something that I never really had great chance to wear given that I live in Scotland. That item was a black off the shoulder chiffon top with a winter floral pattern.

 

Find Transitional Pieces in Your Wardrobe

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This Post’s Outfit

Top – River Island

Trousers – New Look

Shoes – River Island

Jacket – Zara

Bag – Kate Spade

 

When it comes to this time of the year it is always good to have go transitional pieces to hand in your wardrobe. I usually try to hold off when it comes to buying Summer clothes as living in Edinburgh it can be quite unpredictable weather wise in Summer. So I never want buy loads of clothes that I may not wear. I just buy a bit at a time.

Winter Florals

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Winter florals were everywhere during Autumn/Winter last year. But what exactly did the Winter Floral trend mean? Basically if you have any garments in your wardrobe that are dark toned (Black or Navy) that has a floral print like the one I’m wearing (obviously!).

But how do you transition these garments into Spring/Summer. Simple, brighten them up. Add more pastels or bright tones into your outfit like what I have done  by teaming them up with my lighter summer jeans and bright Kate Spade bag. Also wearing your outfit with a lighter weight jacket can instantly make it more season appropriate. I wore my new Zara faux suede biker jacket with this outfit.

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At the time I took these photos it was a surprisingly warm day in Edinburgh, which I hadn’t prepared for. So to be honest I probably would have put on my silver metallic sandals on with this outfit. But these were also new boots so I love these just the same.

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I hope you enjoyed this post! I plan on doing more posts like this in the future now that I have upgraded to an Olympus Pen camera. I’m so much more happier with the results of this camera.

What are you most looking forward to when Summer comes?

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Should We Always Choose To Follow Our Dreams?

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I know by reading the title of this post you may have presumed that I am about to open up some serious debate about the following topic. But really I just want to have a general chat as it’s something that has been playing on my mind recently. Following your dreams can mean so many different things these days that I feel, at times, confused.

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Within the last couple of months I started a new job where I met someone who has a mindblowing amount of motivation and positivity about who he wants to be and what direction he wants to stear his life in. But he has also had some life events in his childhood that has given him that push and drive to pursue his ‘dreams.’ Is that what plays a major factor for people when it comes to chasing their dreams? Do you need to have something or someone in your life to seriously drive that motivation in you? Because I’m beginning to feel that if not you are left thinking, how can someone like me manage to accomplish my dreams? Or ‘It never happens to people like me.’

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With this type of attitude I think I’ve started wondering what my dreams actually are. If you asked me about 10 years ago I probably would have said my dream was to be a film actor or a screenwriter. But now i definitely have no dreams that revolve around my ambitions, mainly because I have no idea what career I want. I suppose that’s what makes it hard to know which way to turn first. In some ways though that is part of the challenge isn’t it because if it were that easy we would all be living our dreams lives.

“But is there a more realistic way to follow your dreams?”

Of course I would never say no to following your dreams. But is there a more realistic way to follow them? By taking it one day at a time, saving money where you need to and be rational with the opportunities that come you way? Really though it’s frightening to jump right in when the world to swallow you whole.

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This year I make it my aim to figure out what my dreams are and what I hope to work to towards through my life. Of course I have a few things I hope to do with my life, but I see them more as bucket list opportunities like travel more and possibly live in another country for some period of my life (I suppose I could count this one as a dream). But at this point time I am going to take each day as it comes. I want to try and see my life from different perspectives as the one thing I never want to find myself is well, stuck!

I hope you enjoyed this post! I would like to know your views on following your dreams, please feel free to leave a comment.

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A Weekend in London

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I got to tick off one of my goals for 2017 by visiting London again. 2 weeks ago I went for a long weekend and for some much needed time off work. The problem with a trip to London though is its not much of a relaxing destination as there is so much to see and do. So I thought I would do this post to show you what non relaxing things I got up to on my busy holiday.

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I have always enjoyed visiting London and there was a point in my late teens where I was visiting every year. I have always seen myself drawn to the possibility of moving there. However its such a busy, stressful and not mention expensive city at the moment I just enjoy the short visits. I love the culture of the city, the diversity of people and I love finding all these little streets off the tourist areas where you can the chicest little shops and artisan cafes. Some of the architecture in London is just amazing and a blogger’s dream back drops. I have always found London a fascinating city for my photos.

Friday 17th February 2017

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After snagging a sneaky first class upgrade on the train and checked into our hotel on the Strand. We headed out for a walk up The Mall to see Buckingham Palace before heading to Harrods. I love Harrods. It is so out of this world. I think even people people who can afford to spend money in there are just as bewildered. Which puts you at ease when walking around the extravagant store. If you are heading to Harrods at some point you need to check out the Shoe Heaven. Its beyond amazing and has a huge selection of brands. I actually wish I had tried a few on as I was eying up a pair of Stuart Weizman ‘Highlander.’

Just before we left Harrods we stopped of to purchase a box of Laudee macarons which I have been dying to try for an age, and they didn’t disappoint. We then headed back to towards Leicester Square where we had a reservation for Bubba Gump Shrimp.

Saturday 18th February 2017

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As there was a busy schedule drawn up for the Sunday we decided to try and do most of our shopping on the Saturday instead. So after breakfast we headed out towards Regents St to look at the first lot of shops. For lunch we headed to Choccywoccydoda after looking at some of the more quirkier shops in Carnaby Street. If you haven’t been to Choccywoccydoda then you must go on your next visit to London. The place is ladened with chocolate and the cafe although small is mighty. Next stop was Oxford St. By this point though I still hadn’t bought anything yet so I was looking out for something special to buy instead. And I found that special something in Selfridges, where I bought my first Self Portrait dress!

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In the evening we headed to the Southbank for dinner where we hit our favourite place Wahaca. There was also an amazing sunset that evening so I got a chance to take some fantastic shots from the Thames.

Sunday 19th February 2017

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Sunday was our busy action packed day so we had to get up early, have breakfast and get to Madame Tussauds for 10.30. I was excited to see this attraction as it was my sister’s first time and hadn’t been since I was 16. Afterwards we walked down Baker St to see the home of Sherlock Holmes which I have never seen before, we probably would have done the museum if there hadn’t been a massive queue outside.

For lunch we found this super cute little cafe in Soho called L’eto Caffe. Where we indulged in some french toast and crepes, and the most amazing fresh juices that looked more like cocktails.

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We headed back to the hotel for a rest and to eat some cupcakes from Hummingbird Bakery before getting ready to head out for dinner. I of course put on my new Self Portrait dress that evening. We had a quick dinner in Chinatown before heading to the Royal Albert Hall to see Cirque Du Soleil. Which was absolutely amazing and I am glad we chose to go and see this rather than seeing a musical. I don’t think I can really recommend you to go and see this as I think the production is finished. But if you ever get the chance to go and see a Cirque Du Soleil show, don’t hesitate and just book!

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know what your favourite thing is to do while visiting London?

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Music I am Currently Enjoying

*Today’s post was originally going to be my travel diary from London but after the events that occurred this week I am posting it on the 2nd of April instead*

Music has been a big part of my life, it is my escape from reality. And although I have never been someone to learn a instrument, despite the failed attempts to learn the guitar when I was younger, I make up for that by listening to music whenever I can throughout the day. Because of my love for music I have never completely followed one genre of music, sure I have had phases while growing up where I have enjoyed listening to rock more or commercial chart music more, mainly due to peer pressure.

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Going from experience our taste in music develops through the changes that shape our life. We connect with music that reminds us of happier times or moments in our lifes’ that we need reminded that we are not alone, or even music that makes us feel empowered and confident. And my music library definitely reflects various aspects of my life even down to the odd Disney album that reminds me of my carefree childhood.

As music is a big part of my lifestyle I thought it only right to start including this within my blog, and possibly within my social media accounts. Possibly my music taste might change a =s the months go by, who knows. Here is some of the music I have recently been enjoying the most:

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My favourite band ever is back with new material this year and I have been listening to it non stop. There new album is due out at some point this year and they have been teasing us with new single and covers. I already have my tickets for one of their first Scottish dates of the year.

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I think I have been listening to this band non stop since early summer last year. I liked a couple of their songs before that but I got really into their second album that I proceeded to go and see them live in December. So that just made me fall in love with their material even more.

Katy Perry

I am so glad Katy is back, especially with great sounding music! I fell in love with Katy’s music during her ‘Teenage Dream’ era and to be honest nothing really lived up to that afterwards, i was still yearning for Blue hair Katy as that part of her career was so epic. But Chain To The Rhythm has brought something new and exciting and I can’t wait to see what that is!

The All Night Dance Party Playlist

This playlist is on Spotify and I have been listening to it quite a bit so there wasn’t really one artist I could put down for this. It is a good playlist that gets updated regularly and features artists like, The Chainsmokers, Years and Years and Jax Jones. I have never really been one to really enjoy dance music, but thats been changing recently. But its also a good genre of music to get you in the mood for Summer and holidays.

So as you can see I have quite a mixed taste when it comes to my choice in music! And it always changes, except for when it comes to Prides, that stays the same.

Let me know in the comments what you have been listening to the most at the moment?

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Healthy Eating in Edinburgh | Pumpkin Brown Cafe Review

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Recently I think I’ve learnt more about my city from reading other people’s blogs or watching YouTube videos. But after watching Zoella’s Edinburgh vlogs I came across today’s cafe. Pumpkin Brown.

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MBiP Rating: 9/10

Value for Money: £

Address: 16 Grassmarket, EH1 2JU

Opening Times: Mon – Sun 10-6

 

Nearby Gyms:

Dancebase, 14-16 Grassmarket EH1 2JU

PureGym Quartermile, 15 Lauriston Pl EH3 9EN

Fitness Chicks, Quartermile EH3 9GH

Hot Yoga, 2 Ladyfield EH3 8EZ

I think for me if I’m buying food on the go, the main thing I look for is freshness. The only time I have ever felt truly comfortable buying food on the go is from somewhere like Pret A Manger or EAT. When I found out about Pumpkin Brown I knew I would love it. Everything is made on the premises and on the day. And if you enjoyed Urban Angel or knew it was a place for you due to them being special diet friendly, then you’ll love PB even more. Everything here is natural, whole foods. They are dairy free, gluten free and refined sugar free.

The Superfood Deli with a Homely Feel

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The shop has a very rustic feel with a lot of dark wood and low atmospheric lighting. There are a couple of areas for sitting in but it is mostly a place for grabbing food on the go. Large fridges filled with delightful treats for breakfast and lunch (or brunch). Plus a hot meal prepared for you behind the coffee bar along with acai smoothie bowls. As this cafe is mainly for food on the go there is limited seating. I would advise you not to go here with the intension of sitting in as I discovered myself. But in honesty don’t let that put you off, there are plenty of spots in the area to sit down to enjoy your food. Food with a view!

The Coffee Bar

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One thing I was intrigued about my visit to Pumpkin Brown was the vast array of choices from the drinks menu. Within the hot drinks menu there is the usual choice of coffees, like lattes and cappuccinos. There is also a good variety of herbal teas, but also speciality lattes. So if you have ever wanted to try a matcha or tumeric latte you now know where to go. I tried a tumeric latte for the first time and I surprisingly enjoyed it. I suppose if you are someone who enjoys a chai latte you will enjoy this.

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Side note, if you choose to have a tumeric latte, I recommend having it with coconut milk.

Raw Food Cakes

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This was one of the best things about Pumpkin Brown I would make continued visits just in order to pick up a slice of one of their raw cakes. They are always inventing new combinations so you will probably never see the same cake twice. They are insanely good and I didn’t think twice about not actually eating a sugary cake. I had a cake resembling a slice of millionaire shortbread, and it was tastier than eating a slice made with chocolate and caramel. It was so gooey and the right amount of sweetness coming from the date. Even if you only have time to take away then I totally recommend you do so.

Breakfast Options

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Because I was a bit unsure of how things worked at the cafe. I opted for one of their pre made and packaged options. I chose the pot of oats with apple and cinnamon. It was very tasty but there was a lot of eating which would be fine for most people, but for me personally my palette starts ‘rejecting’ the taste of nuts/seeds/oats if I have eaten them too much (if that makes sense). However this is not going to stop me from going back and trying other options. In fact I already plan to go back to try one of their Acai Bowls, which you need to follow their Instagram page for.

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I hope you enjoyed your post and gave you the urge to visit Pumpkin Brown yourself…it’s worth it!!

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