For regulars around here you know I am an introvert and proud of it. So a couple of weekends ago I felt like I was about to run on empty and was in desperate need of recharging/me time. So I packed my camera, water, sunglasses (yes we do sometimes need them in Scotland) an apple and paid £13.50 for a day return ticket to Kinghorn, Fife. 

I have passed Kinghorn many times on the train and always thought to myself I must come and visit there beach and never did. So hopping on the train it took me a mear 40 minutes on the train out of Edinburgh and it was like I entered a brand new world. A very sweet sea side town and on this day the weather gods were with me and I got to enjoy a wonderful walk along the beach. This is Kinghorn Beach.

It was such a lovely day, I sat on lovely seats that managed to block the wind and be a sun trap at the same time and just sit and enjoy. It was the perfect antidote to a busy schedule. This beach is Pettycur Bay just a short walk from Kinghorn Beach.

Can’t wait to do this again. There are a fair few places that are on my list of places to visit that aren’t too far away.

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I have wanted to Aēsop products forever and don’t really know why I haven’t but a couple of weeks ago I finally found the Aēsop store in Edinburgh and got spendy. I had narrowed it down I would like to try their hand cream and so the really lovely assistant give me two to try. For me it was all down to the fragrance of the hand creams and the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm won for me hands down (pardon the pun).

This hand balm has Mandarin Rind, Rosemary Leaf and Cedarwood Atlas as a fragrance. It truly is a luxury hand cream as it sinks into your skin and doesn’t leave any residue. It leaves my paws feeling deeply moisturised I mean what more can I ask for. It costs for the 75ml is £19.50 which is expensive for a hand cream but if like me you wanted to treat yourself I do honestly think this one is worth it. Go into the shop and try it out. They are very keen for me to try lots of products.

So on a role I knew I would like to try their lip balms. I was given two options a cream or balm. I purchased the Rosehip Seed Lip Cream for £9 and its nice but it goes matte on my lips. So they feel mosituresed to being with then and then it absorbs leaving no trace so not really my thing. I think I should have gone for the balm as it has an SPF in it so will go back and pick that up soon.

I really love the ethos of this company and can see me picking up more from their range. One of the lovely parts of the service is they sprayed one of the fragrances they have on the bag and I kept smelling it for days after. It really grew on me so I think that will be going into my basket soon.

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When the weekend comes I like to relax in all ways possible so when it comes to my face I want a lighter base, a chance for my skin to breathe. So I thought I would share my weekend face with you.

 

I have been enjoying Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue in Ginger. I have a bit of a love hate relationship with BM. I think you can only use their foundations when your skin is in excellent condition or maybe its me. I have been enjoying the Complexion Rescue but it is the most lightest of bases I have so it does take a bit of getting used to. The lady at the counter gave me the tip of using the powder along with it. I already have the matte powder pictured above and she is right it gives a lovely fresh coverage perfect of the weekend using the two products.

For eyes less is more so I just put on some Mascara (currently loving Chanel Volume Mascara) and tidying up my eyebrows I use Anastasaia Tinted Brow Gel just to keep things in check.

The next three products are for a little bit of low maintenance checking so lip balm is an absolute must in the picture I used Rêve de Miel by Nuxe. I have had this forever and to be honest it’s not my favourite but as it cost a pretty penny I persevere in its use. I wouldn’t be repurchasing it. It’s not bad its just not my favourite consistency for a lip balm.

When you have less makeup on you do need a wee pop on the cheeks and nothing quite gives my cheeks a pop when I have a bit of a tan than Sephora’s Coral Rosé No 06. As you can see I have touched pan on this and need to repurchase but it’s lasted me almost two years so great value. It has tiny flecks of gold and is just the best coral colour ever.

Finally I use for touching up during the day – if needed PÜR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup in Light Tan with the PÜR brush also shown. I had never used anything from this range before but really quite like it. I use this brush to  buff into my skin the BM powder too.

It just seems to work this combo but as you know I am always changing it up. What’s your weekend face consist of?

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Another chance to share with you currently what I’ve been loving, doing and thinking!

Watching: Designated Survivor, I really enjoy this show but get so frustrated with my Virgin Media as it is rare that I can watch a whole episode without it stalling. So much for fast broadband:-(

Visiting: Photography places. I have a long list of places in and around Edinburgh that frankly I should have already visited but slowly I am making my way through that list.

Planning: This Easter I was meant to be on a great trip to the West Coast of Scotland but it sadly got postponed as they didn’t have the numbers. I am so gutted about this so had to do a 180 on my 4 day long weekend.

Podcasts: I got properly hooked on S-Town a 7 chapter real life story of the darkness that goes on in a tiny town in the deep south of US. I won’t spoil it for you but its a really well edited show and definitely worth checking out.

Films: I had booked 3 times to see Beauty and the Beast but for different reasons cancelled it. However, this Thursday past I finally got to watch it. I think one of the reasons I put it off was the fact that I didn’t want them to mess with my favourite Disney film – I mean it couldn’t get any better. In my opinion it didn’t but it was good and not as bad as I thought it was going to be. I can totally see a where a whole generation for whatever reason hasn’t seen the original would love this. They have done a decent job and I loved the fact that Ewan McGregor was in it (only got that at the end – doh).  Nothing will ever come close to the original – if you haven’t seen it I would recommend but this was a good attempt to make it real life so to speak.