My Winter Skin Care

The weather has been truly cold and miserable over the last month, the joys of January! The skin is fighting a consent battle with keeping its-self hydrated, radiance and plump with the daily actions and environments that we do without thinking and my skin has defiantly suffered with the cold and central heating and needed a kick start after Christmas.

I have always been good with my skin care and is something I really do enjoy and have a passion for. I love to try new products but have a bad habit of not finishing products!

For cleansing I love a good foaming cleanser that will remove my everyday make up and also leave my skin feel clean but also hydrated, I have been using a combination of Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser and Clarins Water Purify One – Step Water Cleanser for my double cleanse. By the time I get to toning (Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner) there is not a single trace of makeup left on that cotton wool pad which makes me so happy!

For hydrating I have been using two products that I got in the Glossy Box Christmas Advent Calendar, first is an facial oil Mitchell and Peach Radiance Facial Oil. This facial oil is going to work faster and quicker in the skin, great for that added hydration. On top of this I layer with a Nip & Fab Dragon’s Blood Fox Plumping Serum, layering oils and serums under your moisturiser is going to give the skin that added extra that in colder months it really does need.

In the morning I will finish of with my travel size Charlotte Tibury Magic Cream, at the moment I am enjoying this however I am not too sure whether I would purchase it in full size.

My skin is loving the added attention and I can already see such a different in how my skin looks and feel plus my make up applies so lovely, which is always an added bonus. A good skin care routine is by far one of the most important things you can do for you skin and also you.

Much Love

Alice xx

Travel Edit | Edinburgh

Stepping off of the tram to the sound of bagpipes, we are here, we are in Edinburgh…

Visiting Scotland has been on my list for a very long time now, and with one of my friends turning 21, celebrating in Edinburgh was the idea situation.

We stayed in a gorgeous hotel right in the middle of the city centre, The Principal on George Street, its the perfect location for anyone whether you are a first timer like we were or not. As soon as you step into The Principal there is a sense of calm, the perfect step out of a very busy city. The interior of the hotel is stunning in itself, it has a lovely cosy feel to it, perfect for getting in from the cold. The food is also incredible and the cocktails are on another level completely!!!!

We had a few places that we wanted to visit and if its your first time in Edinburgh I would highly recommend Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh Castle is gorgeous, if you are able to, I would recommend walking through Princes Street Gardens up to the castle. It is a steep walk up the hill but the views you see all the way up is stunning, perfect to do with a clear blue sky.

The castle itself wasn’t a let down at £18.50 per person to enter there is definitely lot to see and visit, we spend a good couple of hours wandering but you could spend a good half a day. We also noticed there was a few action talks going on, not too sure whether this is an all year around thing or not!!

After the castle I would highly recommend waking down Royal Mile, this is a mile long road with shops, cafes and pubs. The architecture on this road was incredible, there is so much to see. I think this throughout the city.

If you are looking for something to do for an afternoon, I would pay a visit to Edinburgh Zoo or National Museums Scotland. The Zoo is a must do just to see the Pandas as these are the only Pandas in Europe, there is something very magical about seeing them. The zoo is up a steep hill throughout so do bare this in mind.

Food wise you will not be disappointment, there are some gorgeous places to eat and drink. That will happily suit everyone and anyone. A few places we visited for dinner Contini ( the perfect Italian) and The Refinery (a quirky bar with good burgers and cocktails)

Edinburgh is a gorgeous city, there is something very eery about the place. You can tell the city is steeped in history, I will be back and already planning another trip. If you haven’t been, go, you will not be disappointment.

Much Love

Alice xx

New Year’s Resolutions

As the clocks strikes midnight on New Years Eve, we all get a new start. A new start to achieve whatever we want in one single year, a new start to draw a line under the past and change our future. I love the idea of this, the idea of suddenly whatever happened in the previous year doesn’t matter anymore, no one cares. All everyone cares about is whats to come, how your going to carve your future into a different way.

There is something so very powerful about the new year and a fresh start, so why do we get so caught up on making new promises to ourselves that are the same every year and we end up breaking by mid Jan.

We get so disappointment in ourselves for breaking this promise that we have set out to achieve, to end up living the year from day to day achievements or failure of said promise and honestly what is the point.

2019 I shall not make a resolution, if i don’t make it to the gym than never mind, if i don’t stick to dry January thats okay, if i don’t post on instagram every single day then who cares!

This year I want to enjoy every moments life brings, every hug to every tear. I want to make plans and have adventures, most importantly I want to enjoy life while holding my standards high but also my acceptance. I want to bring that magic back to life both in my own but also everyone around me.

As we awake up on New Years Days, lets take this new fresh start to love life again and live every day to the full! (cheesy I know)

Much Love

xx