Monthly Archives: May 2012

Bio sculpture gel manicure: golden silver

My favourite colour yet! I’ve found salons near me don’t seem to have much selection in Shellac colours, going for the safe pinks and reds which are not my style. Beauty2U in Bruntsfield do a lot of gel colours though. Which pleases me greatly.

This one, called ‘golden silver’, is a very pretty warm silver. Lovely and flattering!



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I’m quite excited about this.  A very good friend of mine from back in the day (we’re talking waaay back, St Andrews era) is coming to stay for a few weeks! I’ve not seen him properly in ages, so it’s going to be fabulous having him and his girl to stay before they head off to Korea indefinitely…


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Thank you Kiehls (centella asiatica recovery balm)

Kiehls, I thank you.

Every so often my skin decides it wants to go rogue, develop an allergic reaction to everything I put on it (even products I’ve been using with no issue), and becomes dry as a desert. I think this time the thing that set it off was some unexpected sun. Ooh, my skin was not happy about it!

Thankfully, Kiehls centella asiatica recovery balm came to my rescue again! Two days of using this wonder product has soothed my poor itchy, tight, flaky and dry skin…returning it to pretty much normal. Phew! Crisis averted!!

From my brief stint as a student of aromatherapy, I remember that centella asiatica is one of the super carrier oils, to be added to blends for inflamed and reactive skin along with a less expensive carrier (such as jojoba or sweet almond). Does the job, anyway!

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Etro dress

In London for a Very Important Appointment and some serious shopping time!

I’ve been a bit lax with the exercising lately as my dear friend M has been giving me lifts into uni most mornings, so am feeling a little on the rotund side.

Bought myself this little Etro dress yesterday because, well, I needed something that would cover my arms from shoulder to wrist. Super cute full sleeves and so comfy! The dress can be worn short or pulled right down for a more demure look.

My half sleeve is in progress and I didn’t think my parents would love seeing yet another tat, though when it’s finished there may be a sneaky unveiling! We had a dinner reservation at Le Gavroche and a cardi just wasn’t going to cut it…



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