Lifestyle

Some Happy News

This title is probably quite confusing but hear me out. Over the past 6-8 months I’ve repeatedly stopped looking at the news, mainly because it is filled with corona death tolls or the next impending lockdown. It is stress inducing and very much alters my mood. Why is it as human beings we want to concentrate on the negatives so much? […]

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5 Beauty Must Haves For Your Makeup Bag

I know when shopping for makeup it can seem really overwhelming and a lot of the time we get sick of what we use. So, if you’re looking for any new products to try out or want some tried and tested recommendations then keep on reading. I might add that if you are completely new to makeup or want some tips on how to apply it then Youtube is your best friend. […]

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What to Bring and What Not to Bring to Uni

As a third year uni student (which is extremely scary considering it feels like I only just went into first year) I think I’ve gotten a good idea of what is necessary and unnecessary to take to your new home. Whether that is in student accommodation or private renting. […]

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Thought of the Week: How do You Measure Success?

This is a question that has been bothering me for a while. That much it was nagging me in my sleep. After starting my own business and writing this blog for over 6 weeks it’s come to my attention that I keep asking myself when is it deemed *right* to say I am successful? […]

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No Fuss Haircare Routine

I am very lucky to have thick, relatively fuss free hair. However I do find it still needs taken care of, just like your skin. It’s only something I’ve recently implemented into my routine as I am generally more of a lazy person and simply want to jump in and out of the shower. […]

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I Have Made Prints!

If you haven’t noticed a new tab in the dropdown bar or have seen my announcement on my socials, my print shop is now open! I’ve always been a lover of graphic design and art […]

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10 Affordable Sustainable Fashion Brands

When it comes to shopping, the word ‘affordable’ is key for a lot of people, me being one of them. Sustainability is something a lot of people don’t tend to associate affordability with […]

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Styling a Slip Dress for Autumn: A Lost Stock Review

Todays post is inspired by one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe at the moment, the slip dress. It’s both versatile and extremely comfortable. Something I must admit I look for in all my clothing items. The slip dress can be used for all seasons […]

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Weekly Thoughts: Online Learning, Covid and Finding Balance

I’m back with another weekly thoughts post so I can update you on what has been going on in my life and why I’ve been a bit distant on this platform. Even if covid is still ruling our lives (ruining it would also be highly applicable at this point), more than I wish to admit, I don’t think I’ve ever been so stressed […].

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Exploring Scotland: John O’Groats

I couldn’t not start a series on my blog talking about all my favourite places in Scotland and not mention one of the most visited and iconic spots. Plus it is (or was when I was at home) pretty much on my doorstep […].

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My Summer Highlights

Considering I am moving back to Edinburgh today (I am writing this a few days before because to be honest there is no way on earth I could write a blog post in the car without being sick). On top of this uni is about to start *sends shiver through my spine*, so to round off the 6 months at home, I thought I’d share my highlights.

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Exploring Scotland: Dornoch

I am very well aware that Scotland is my home country and exploring it may seem a bit odd however, there are so many hidden gems that I am yet to see and what better way to share them than in a blog post. I thought I would start a mini series on the blog that is purely focussed on showcasing lovely spots around Scotland. […]

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Looking Back at My First Two Years of Uni: What I’ve Loved and Learned

It genuinely only feels like yesterday that I was leaving to go on my new adventure. Uni felt like this huge new thing that was extremely intimidating and scary. Full of ‘what-ifs’ and stereotypes. Today I thought I’d go through those stereotypes and look back at my two years in higher education. [..]

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My 30th Post: A Review on Blogging so Far

It’s a bit scary to think I’ve already written 30 posts. To be honest I wasn’t sure if I’d make it past 8. However, in saying that, the reception I’ve received and what I’ve gained from not only being more honest to my readers but with myself is something I will always cherish. […]

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Come Shop My Prints this Saturday!

I am delighted to announce that I’ll be joining the fabulous #caithnessmarket this Saturday (1st August) between 11am-3pm. Set up due to Covid-19, a bunch of different businesses (often changing/growing each month) have come together to produce a range of content to help promote their products […]

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5 Tips for Self Care

I know taking care of yourself is probably never too far up on your list of things to do, it’s never on mine anyway (and if it is for you then well done! You’ve mastered what I need to do). Mainly because I find other things to prioritise or simply forget […]

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A Students Perspective on Sustainable Fashion

I am in favour of anything sustainable. I am a firm believer that the world needs to take active steps in reducing factors like its carbon footprint to make the world we inhabit last a lot longer. I am not in favour however of guilt tripping people about their habits without knowing their economic reasons, or any reason for that matter, behind their attitude […].

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My Relationship with Lockdown: An Update.

How many weeks are we now into staying home? I think I have well and truly lost count. In fact I don’t think I started counting in the first place, mostly because I didn’t (and still don’t) know what day it is.I have lost the plot. […]

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My Skincare Routine.

When I used to think of skincare I would perceive it as a chore and would do the bare minimum. That being, taking off my makeup before bed and putting on the odd bit of moisturiser. Now after watching/reading multiple blog posts/videos from Caroline Hirons […] I knew that an actual routine would be helpful.[…].

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Jewellery on a Budget: Rings.

If you haven’t seen my last post, I shared my love for jewellery in regards to necklaces and how to shop them on a budget. So, this time I’m dedicating a whole post to rings. Rings were never something I wore, I thought they would be extremely annoying […].

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Jewellery on a Budget: Necklaces

I LOVE JEWELLERY. I particularly love expensive jewellery. However, I am a student with struggling finances so spending the odd £60+ on one item is not happening. […]

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Just Because You Have a Birthday in Lockdown Doesn’t Mean it Can’t be Special.

Lockdown has stopped a lot of things, one being celebrating getting a year older with your family and friends. […]

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Your Privilege Should Not Silence You. Educate Yourself and Speak Up.

Nothing easy is ever worth doing. I heard that once and have never let it go. This applied to this post. More than I want to admit. Because this isn’t easy. Why may you ask? […]

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How to Keep Yourself Occupied in Lockdown.

I know a lot of people are having nice weather and are probably lying out in the sunshine. However, the probability of that where I live (in the Scottish Highlands) is not a guarantee. […]

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Stop Letting Lockdown Dictate You.

I want to start this post by highlighting the fact it is not going to be abut ignoring the rules. PLEASE FOLLOW THEM. Instead I want to remind you that how you deal with it is your choice, […]

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Why I Feel The Need to Write a Blog

I don’t know, for those who know me, if this exactly comes as a surprise but yes the website you’ve stumbled upon (or maybe I’ve made you read) is from my *I was going to say mouth but technically is actually my fingers.* […]

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About Me

Hi, I am Sophie, a 20 year old student based in Edinburgh, from the Highlands (Scotland). I am going into my third year of studying English Literature and set this blog up to share my love of food, lifestyle and media.

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