Last night I saw The 1975 at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh and it was such a good show. There was a lot of hassle and stress for me in the lead-up to this gig so I really needed a great night and that's exactly what I got! All my photos were terrible as they were taken on my phone so these photos are by Roberto Ricciuti.

The band have added a visual element to their shows for this tour and it worked really well. Basically they had one big screen behind them then four columns in front of that which were also screens, plus their signature rectangle outlines above them. They all changed colors and moved around depending on which song was being played, which was pretty cool. The only silly thing I thought about it was - why didn't they make the columns say "1975", one number on each at any point? Did no one seriously think of that? Come on, guys!

They opened with new song Love Me which I've been listening to non-stop recently. It's perfect for having a good dance to and sounded great live. It was accompanied by the new album's pastel pink on the screens and had a really cool vibe.

Early on they played two songs from the new album - Change of Heart and She's American. Change of Heart was quite a slow one and I noticed a few lyrical references to other 1975 songs, so I'm really interested to read the full lyrics to see if there's any more. She's American is much more upbeat with a really catchy chorus.

After that they played Me, when Matty asked the crowd to put their phones down for one song and actually watch them instead of through a screen. Then, in true Matty Healy style, he said, "this song is about me, shut up."

Another two new songs came next - Somebody Else and The Sound. Somebody Else was quite laid back and very 80s, but I loved it. The band posted the lyrics to The Sound on their Twitter a few days ago so it was great to actually hear it live and it's so good - possibly my favourite of the new songs they played.

My personal favourite, Robbers was next and it was just incredible. I've always had some kind of emotional connection to that song and it's just perfect live. I would literally never get tired of hearing it and that's when you know you really love a song.

They finished with Girls before coming back for the encore. For Medicine their background was the same as the artwork for the song - a city at night but it was moving and the stage lights were the orange of streetlights so it was an amazing atmosphere. It looked so good and was one of my favourite visuals of the night.

Chocolate and Sex were last and obviously had the whole crowd singing along and dancing. There was such a happy vibe throughout the gig but especially during these last two songs so it totally ended on a high. Sex always sounds amazing live and I always love that it's more on the rock side than most of their other songs.

Although it may sound cheesy, a good gig really is like some kind of therapy for me - I always feel so happy afterwards and like it's cleared all the shit from my mind. The 1975 always really inspire me to write for some reason and I was full of ideas on the train home.

I'm now even more excited for the new album in February and will definitely be seeing them on their next tour in March, where they're doing 3 nights (!!) at the O2 Academy in Glasgow. If you haven't joined The 1975 party yet, get on it because this next album is going to make sure they become absolutely huge. I made a Spotify playlist of last night's setlist if you want to have a listen (minus the new songs) and if you ever get the chance to see them, make sure you do because they put on a really good show.

Are you a fan of The 1975? Are you seeing them on this tour?


Boots Haul Soap and Glory L'Oreal Rimmel Eco Tools

Boots have their 3 for 2 offer on at the moment which I know we all find very hard to resist. I normally use it to stock up on basic make-up essentials that I run out of quickly like concealer, powder and eyeliner, but this time I wanted to try some new products too. They also have a 10% student discount online at the moment with My UniDays so with my online order I saved just under £17 - can't complain!

L'Oreal Infallible Foundation Rimmel Matte BB Cream

Although I wanted to try new products, I did make two re-purchases. Firstly was the L'Oreal Infallible Matte 24hr Foundation which I reviewed last week - I thought I may as well get another one while it's on offer! I also bought the regular, non-matte version - Infallible 24hr Foundation - because, as I said in the review, the matte one can cling to my dry patches at times. I thought it would be good to try the regular version to see how it compares to the matte so I'll update you once I've used it.

My second repurchase was the Rimmel Matte BB Cream. I first bought this in the summer before going on holiday because I wanted something with a bit of coverage without being too heavy to wear in the heat. In the past I've never got on well with BB creams at all as I am self conscious about my skin and none of them provided enough coverage for me, This one is different, though. It gives a nice amount of coverage and feels light on the skin - it's perfect for days that I'm not doing much but still want to wear a bit of make-up. My only complaint about it is that although it specifically says it's matte, it's not at all! Even on my dry skin it gets shiny a lot throughout the day and I have to re-apply powder several times.

Soap and Glory Beauty Sleep Accelerator Puffy Eye Attack

The next offer I took advantage of was buy one, get one free on Soap & Glory skincare. I got the Beauty Sleep Accelerator Moisture Miracle which is supposed to be a very moisturising night cream. I've somehow managed to lose my usual night cream so was looking for a new one and this sounded ideal for my skin.

I also got the Puffy Eye Attack Turbo-Boost Hydragel as I haven't been using an eye cream for quite a while now (terrible, I know!) I read a few reviews of this one and they were pretty much all positive, plus I was getting it half price so I think it was a good buy. I'll probably do a full review of the Soap & Glory products once I've used them a bit more.

Eco Tools Skin Perfecting Brush Eye Enhancing Duo Brushes

I also used the 3 for 2 offer to buy some new make-up tools. Firstly I bought the Eco Tools Skin Perfecting Brush as it looked really nice and I fancied something new to apply my foundation with. To be honest, I still haven't got to grips with this brush and I'm not sure if it will work for me. I like my foundation brushes to be nice and dense and this is a bit too far on the fluffy side for me, but I'll keep trying it in case I just have to get used to it.

Also from Eco Tools I bought this Eye Enhancing Duo which is really great because both brushes are double-ended so you really end up with four. I really love these and have been using them everyday. The fluffy blending brush is my favourite as it's so soft and blends beautifully, but the others are all great too so I'd definitely recommend picking this up.

Lastly I bought the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge which I don't have a photo of because it needs washed! I'm loving it though, and have been using it to apply my foundation most days. This is the first sponge I've used in ages and I'm glad to have one in my stash. It gives a lovely finish and it great for blending out contour and blusher too.

So that's everything I've bought from Boots recently! Overall I'm really pleased with my purchases and I'm glad I've saved money on them all. If there's anything here you'd like to see a full review of just let me know in the comments.

Have you taken advantage of the Boots offers?


Thaikhun Silverburn Launch Night

This week I was invited along to the launch night of the latest addition to Silverburn shopping centre's collection of restaurants - Thaikhun. As the name would suggest, it's a Thai restaurant with authentic street food and damn, it's good.

Thaikhun Silverburn Launch Night Wine

Thaikhun Silverburn Launch Night Glasgow
On arrival we were given drinks - I went for the cocktail of the evening which was the Bangkok Chill. It's Mango Absolut vodka shaken with pineapple juice, lime and basil leaves. It was an interesting flavour and unlike any cocktail I've had before but it was deliciously refreshing. Adam had Lucky Buddha beer, which neither of us had heard of before and it came in a very cool bottle with a Buddha face on it. I'm not a fan of beer at all but Adam said it was really nice.

Thaikhun Moo Ping Spring Roll
Spring roll with sweet chilli sauce and Moo Ping pork skewer

We got to sample several different items throughout the night and we were both really impressed with them. The Moo Ping starter was a highlight - grilled pork skewers with a wonderfully sweet and sticky sauce topped with a pineapple chunk. I'd thoroughly recommend it - it was so good. The Plamuk Tod Prik Kleur (crispy squid with salt and pepper) was surprisingly good as I'm not much of a fan of seafood, but it tasted so fresh and I'm glad I tried it. The spring rolls with sweet chilli dip were lovely too.

Thaikhun Crispy Squid
Crispy salt and pepper squid

The main dish we tried was Khao Ka Moo and it was gorgeous. The sauce was absolutely amazing and I would 100% order it again. I actually haven’t tried much Thai food at all so it was really nice to sample things and get an idea of the type of flavours to expect. It makes me wish I’d tried more things sooner because I genuinely enjoyed everything I had (apart from one fish dish but like I said, I’m not a fan of seafood so it’s not a reflection on the food itself, just my taste).

Thaikhun Khao Ka Moo
Khao Ka Moo

The décor of the restaurant is so unique, and everything has actually been imported from Thailand so it’s totally authentic. There’s so much hanging from the ceiling as well as some little nooks and crannies so everywhere you look you’ll see something new and interesting.

Thaikhun Restaurant Silverburn Glasgow

The staff were all so lovely and friendly, and it was clear that they were passionate about the food as well as the brand overall. At one point in the night there was an impromptu dance party with all the staff which really showed the fun side of the place!

Thaikhun Silverburn Launch Night Party

The staff are also very knowledgeable about the menu. They’re happy to give you recommendations and if there’s something you like the sound of but maybe one ingredient you don’t fancy, the chefs will gladly adapt it for you. That’s ideal for me in a place that does curry because I can’t handle spice very well, and I was told they could make curries milder for me if I asked, which is really thoughtful.

Thaikhun Silverburn Glasgow

If you’re ever in or around Silverburn I really would urge you to check out Thaikhun for some delicious, authentic Thai street food. The interior will make you feel like you really are in Thailand and you’ll totally forget you’re actually in a shopping centre in rainy Scotland! Make sure to have a chat with the staff to really make the most of the menu and don’t forget to try that cocktail – you won’t regret it!

Have you been to Thaikhun?


L'Oreal Infallible 24hr Matte Foundation

I'm a fussy one when it comes to foundations - I need something matte, high coverage and pale enough for my skin tone, and that's hard to find. Estee Lauder Double Wear is probably my favourite foundation but at £30 a bottle it's not exactly student budget friendly, so I went in search of a drugstore alternative. I still use my Double Wear, but only for nights out/special occasions etc.

I picked up the L'Oreal Infallible Matte foundation a few months ago and have been loving it ever since. The lightest shade, Porcelain, is great for my skin tone, but even the next shade, Vanilla, still works. When I got home from Barcelona I actually had a bit of a tan for once, so was using the Vanilla shade whilst that faded, and now I've gone back to Porcelain.

This foundation is definitely matte and if you have dry skin it may not work for you. My skin seems to be combination at the moment and sometimes if I use a bit too much it clings to my dry patches, but I find that as long as I use a good moisturiser it's normally fine. It's a full coverage foundation - not as full as Double Wear but not far off it either. It covers any blemishes and scarring well and is easy to apply.

L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation Review Porcelain Swatch
How the foundation looks on my skin. I'd already had it on for about 3 hours at this stage.

The issues only start to arise if you use too much, which I am guilty of doing at times. I suffered with very bad acne in my younger years and am still in the habit of piling the foundation on to cover it up, even though it's not much of a problem anymore. It becomes hard to blend after a few layers, but with the coverage this has, it's really not necessary to have too many layers anyway. I just find it difficult not to go overboard sometimes!

It lasts well throughout the day - I usually have to top it up on my nose and chin after a few hours, but those are my problem areas anyway so I expect that. I don't put too much powder on top because of how matte it is, as it can look a bit cakey that way, so my nose gets oily throughout the day but I have no problem dusting some powder on every now and then.

I'd definitely recommend this foundation for anyone with oily, combination or normal skin who is looking for quite a full coverage and a matte finish that lasts well throughout the day. At £7.99 it's far cheaper than many rival foundations, and honestly, it's just as good, if not better, than many of the high end foundations I have tried.

Have you tried this foundation? What did you think?


Lush Christmas Gift Sets 2015

Now that it's November, I feel tentatively safe talking about Christmas, and what better way to kick off the festivities than with a look at Lush's fab new Winter range? I went along to Lush Buchanan Street on Monday night to have a look and had such a great evening. Every year I get excited to see what Lush are going to come up with and they never disappoint - this year is no exception! Here's some of my favourite new products:

Lush Candy Mountain

Candy Mountain Bubble Bar has had a shimmery pastel makeover and it's so pretty! It smells like the much-loved Snow Fairy so is really popular every year.

Lush Peeping Santa

How adorable are these little Peeping Santas? This is definitely one of my absolute favourite new products as it's just so cute - almost too cute to use maybe!

Lush Five Gold Rings

These Five Gold Rings Bubble Bars are insanely sparkly and super festive. They would look lovely hanging over the tap in a bath, and would give a subtle Christmas feel to the bathroom.

Lush Bar Humbug

I love the colour of this Bar Humbug - this is pretty much me in bubble bar form! Plus it smells amazing.

Lush Christmas Gift Sets

The Christmas gift sets from Lush are always amazing and they make perfect presents - bonus points for not requiring any wrapping!

Lush Butterbear

I got to make two of my very own Butterbears which was so much fun. I'm quite proud of the little guys and using them will be more special knowing I made them myself!

Lush were so, so generous and gave us all this amazing Winter Wonderland gift set. It's full of amazing bath bombs and bubble bars and I can't wait to use them over the Christmas period!

Lush Snow Fairy

I also picked up Jackie Oates colour supplement when I was there. It can be used on its own for more coverage or mixed with your moisturiser for a more natural look. I'll let you know how I get on with it.

Lush Wow Gift Set

The staff at Lush Buchanan Street were all absolutely wonderful as always - they're so knowledgeable of the products and have so much passion for the brand. Everyone I spoke to was super nice and full of recommendations so if you need help deciding what products to go for, definitely head here and speak to someone - you won't be disappointed!

Thank you so much to Lush for the invite and for the great night. I came home smelling fab and covered in glitter so can't complain!

What's your favourite new Lush product?


Last week I saw Fall Out Boy at the AECC in Aberdeen and they put on an amazing show as always. I must admit, I was a little bit wary beforehand because, although Fall Out Boy have been my favourite band for 10 years now (!!), their newest album did not blow me away. I'm used to being overwhelmed with happiness when I listen to new things from FOB, and American Beauty/American Psycho was the first time that I didn't quite experience that. Don't get me wrong, it's a good album and I definitely enjoy listening to it, but it just didn't capture my heart in the way all the others have. I shouldn't have worried though, because the gig was the same amazing Fall Out Boy I've always loved.

I missed the first support act but the second were Matt and Kim. I'd never heard of them before and they were pretty unique - I've never seen a band like them and although their music wasn't quite my taste, I really enjoyed watching them and the put on a good show. The main support was Professor Green, who I'm sure we can all agree was quite an odd choice, no? Rap is not my thing, but I thought I could get on board a bit if, like Matt and Kim, he put on a good show. For me, that just wasn't the case. I got pretty bored after a few songs and the whole thing just felt very out of place.

FOB opened with Sugar, We're Going Down, which was surprising and I kind of wish they hadn't. I love that song - it's a classic but I felt like it got it out of the way too quickly if that makes any sense? They went straight into A Little Less Sixteen Candles... so it was quite cool to get the old school vibes straight away.

I'm always interested to see what non-single songs they play and was over the moon when they played Thriller as that's a personal favourite of mine (I even have lyrics from it in my Twitter bio). They also played I Slept With Someone... which was really nice to hear.

They done a little acoustic section at the back of the venue which was cool. They done that last time I saw them too, and this time wasn't as good but I'm still glad they done it. They played Immortals which was a surprising one to play acoustic but good nonetheless and Young Volcanoes was just lovely.

I was really surprised when they played Beat It and in general I don't like it when bigger bands play covers at gigs because it's just unnecessary. A good album track could have been played instead of that, like maybe something from Folie a Deux, which was really under-represented at this gig (the only song they played from it was I Don't Care).

The encore was My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark followed by an old classic, Saturday. It was a good way to end the show and the crowd was going crazy by that point so it ended on a total high.

Overall it was a really great gig and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The whole band sounded really good, though seemed to lack the old school raw energy at some points. In all honesty though, seeing your favourite band live is never really going to be a bad experience. I can always rely on FOB to put on a good show and play well and would 100% recommend seeing them if you get the chance.

Have you seen Fall Out Boy on this tour?


I know summer is pretty much over but I'm heading on holiday to Barcelona next week (any recommendations are very welcome!) so I thought I'd put together a list of the nice summer clothes I've found. The good thing about buying holiday clothes at this time is that most of them are on sale so you can get some great bargains! Whether you're going on a late holiday or just want to get some good deals for next year, here's some cute options:

Boohoo Hawaii Bikini

I love the print and the shape of this bikini and £8 is a great price too.

Boohoo Lauren Metallic Sandals

I was on the lookout for comfortable sandals and these look like they'd be great for walking around in, plus the metallic straps make them look cuter.

New Look Aztec Print Shorts

The colours on these shorts are beautiful and they're perfect for strolling around on a hot day.

New Look Chunky Jelly Glitter Heels

How much of a bargain are these?! I've actually ordered them for my holiday so hopefully they fit okay when they arrive.

ASOS Paisley Print Shorts

These could easily be dressed up or dressed down, and would go with lots of different things so they're a really versatile piece.

ASOS Round Sunglasses

I pretty much always go for plain black sunglasses so these are a nice alternative with a more interesting design.

Missguided Blue Paisley Skater Dress

This is another absolute bargain and I might just have to order it myself. It's a cute print and skater dresses are perfect for just throwing on in summer.

Missguided Purple Crop Top

This crop ticks the 90's and boho trends in one go but there's only two sizes left so snap it up quick!

Hopefully this has been helpful if you're on the hunt for some last-minute summer clothes. There's some brilliant bargains so you can treat yourself without feeling too guilty!

Are you going on a late summer holiday?


Last week I was invited along to the Sauchiehall St branch of Lush to celebrate the company turning 20 this year. I had a great night hanging out with some other bloggers and chatting with the lovely staff at the store.

We were lucky enough to be shown some of the Oxford St exclusive products, and thankfully some of them will be making their way to other stores too! I absolutely loved The Experimenter bath bomb, which created the most magical looking rainbow bath and smelled amazing too. The packaging of the Life's A Beach Showder - an in-shower scrub- was so cute, like a vintage detergent box, and the scrub itself looks like sand. I love how Lush are always so innovative and creative with their products, there's so many surprises when they bring out new things and I'm always excited to see what they come up with next.

I was so excited when I found out that we were going to make our own bath bombs. We made the Big Blue which smells gorgeously fresh and I'm so happy to have my very own bath bomb that I created - I almost don't want to use it!

We also had a little game of "Who Wore It Best?" with the knot wraps. Everyone looked so cute with theirs and I decided to go for a messy Axl Rose kinda vibe - typical! The knot wraps are really pretty though, and are so versatile as they can be used to wrap gifts or be worn as a head scarf or neck tie etc. They come in loads of different patterns and I might just have to pick one up next time I'm in.

I loved hearing all about the Lush Spa treatments and now I seriously need to go. As with all things Lush, it's a totally unique experience with the likes of a chocolate body scrub whilst songs from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory play, and another treatment which is pirate themed. It sounds like the perfect treat to relax so hopefully I'll make it through to the spa in Edinburgh sometime soon.

I was also very happy about the snacks provided as I was starving by the time I got there and tucked into Jammy Dodgers, popcorn, pineapple and strawberries. Thanks Lush for feeding me since I was an irresponsible adult who forgot to make dinner!

I couldn't resist buying the Honey I Washed My Hair shampoo bar on the night. I'll do a full review once I've used it a bit more but I'm loving it so far.

What are your favourite Lush products?


1. Adam flew to Sicily on Monday to work there for 10 days which is awesome for him but sucks for me!

2. Before he left, we booked our flights to Barcelona. We're going for five days in September and I can't wait! Any recommendations for things to do/see/eat would be much appreciated!

3. On Tuesday I went for dinner with my parents then stayed over at their house - it was nice to not be sleeping in an empty flat for the night!

4. Wearing my new Michael Kors sunglasses that I got for my birthday when I was on my way to the Lush 20th Birthday party on Wednesday.

5. A beautiful set-up at the Lush 20th Birthday party at the Sauchiehall St store. I had such a a good night and even got to make my own bath bomb! Look out for my post about the night coming up this week.

6. I spotted this lovely sunset on my walk home from work on Thursday.

7. Went for some cocktails after work on Friday. This Apple Passion at TGI Fridays was so good!

8. My work had a night out last night and it was great, but it made getting up at 8am for work today a big struggle!

This week was fairly busy as I was working a lot and inbetween all this stuff I had a lot to do in my flat too but it was quite nice to be kept busy, especially since Adam's been away. Next week is going to be pretty busy too but then I've got a few days off work which I'm looking forward to.

This week I also put some things up for sale on my eBay - it's all brand new with tags so click here to take a look!

What did you do this week?


So I am 100% a cat lady, however sadly without a cat of my own, so when I found out that a cat cafe had opened in Edinburgh I knew I had to visit. My 21st birthday was last Friday, and I took the whole weekend off work to celebrate. On Sunday, Adam and I headed to Edinburgh to finally visit the beautiful cats and I had the best time! (I didn't have my camera with me so these photos are just from my phone, hence the quality)

Cat Cafe Edinburgh Persian

The cafe is called Maison de Moggy and is in the Grassmarket area of the city so is really easy to get to and only about a ten minute walk from Waverly station where we got the train to. It's recommended to book in advance as there are allocated slots for up to 15 visitors at a time, and most of the slots for my day were almost fully booked a few days before. It costs £7 which goes towards the vets bills, food etc so I was happy to pay it. As it's a cafe there are of course drinks and cake available which are really lovely - the hot drinks even have a paw print on top! The cakes were delicious - I went for a Millionaires Shortcake while Adam opted for the Rolo cake, so make sure you try something!

Cat Cafe Edinburgh Hot Chocolate

On arrival you are asked to remove your shoes or cover them to keep the place clean and hygienic, and there's a cloakroom for your bags and jackets too. Once you're sorted you are free to wander around or take a seat and play with the cats as much as you like. The cats here are absolutely beautiful and most are breeds you probably don't see every day like Ragdolls, Persians and Maine Coons. Most of them were quite sleepy when we arrived but they all perked up later and were very playful.

Cat Cafe Edinburgh Ragdoll Maine Coon

I know I shouldn't pick favourites but Amelie the Ragdoll kitten was definitely mine - she was absolutely adorable and had such a lovely nature. Guillaume the Persian was a close second - just look at that grumpy little face!

Cat Cafe Edinburgh Ragdoll Persian

I really loved hanging out with the cats and I do find playing with them very relaxing and even quite therapeutic - it's impossible to be sad when you're tickling a little kitty chin! I'll definitely be going back and hopefully soon. If any other cat ladies want to hang out there with me then let me know!

Have you been to a cat cafe?


Now that the stresses of my third year of university are behind me I can finally return to blogging and I'm starting off with a post I've been eager to get up for a while now. A few months back, the lovely people over at Joe Blogs invited me to their Hillary's Crafternoon event in Glasgow and unfortunately I couldn't make it as I couldn't get the day off work. I was gutted to miss out on such a cool event and reading all the posts about it afterwards made me even more jealous. I was so excited, then, when they offered to send me the goodie bag from the event so I could try the crafts for myself. It arrived while I was away in Dublin and when I got back it was solid uni work until last week when the semester was over.


I finally had some free time to sit down and get crafting and although my sewing skills are embarrassing, I managed to create a notebook cover which I think looks quite cute. I was sent three lovely fabrics along with a sewing kit and instructions for how to make the cover, plus a gorgeous smelling Yankee tart and a little Green & Blacks chocolate bar, all in a cute tote bag.


Like I said, my sewing skills leave a lot to be desired so I admit my final result is not the neatest, and I'm pretty sure I actually sewed in the wrong place, but at least I tried, right? (I just looked at mine again then looked at photos of some other people's and yep, I definitely done it wrong. Apparently I struggle to follow simple instructions) I still have two more fabrics so I'll definitely give it another go and try to improve my sewing in the process. I always want to get crafty but don't feel confident enough in my skills but I guess it's just a case of practice makes perfect and if I fail spectacularly a couple of times it doesn't really matter! I really enjoyed making the notebook cover even though I knew it wasn't looking like the kind of perfectly done craft you see on Pinterest - the final result doesn't matter so much as long as you enjoy the process of creating it.


Thanks again to the Joe Blogs team for being so kind as to send me this out! This also encouraged me to check out Hillary's and their range of fabrics as well as other home decor. Now that I have my own flat, I've become one of those people that spends far too much time looking at interiors and I'm always looking for new ideas to spruce up the flat.

I'm off on holiday on Wednesday so I'll be back to regular posting when I'm home. I miss posting regularly so I can't wait to get back to it!