Wednesday, 14 November 2012

A trip to Scotland and Haul!





The last few days I have been staying in sunny Scotland with some relatives, and while out there we had a day trip to Glasgow town centre. It's strange because this was actually my first visit to Glasgow, even though I've been to Scotland many times in my life, and wow have I been missing out. As soon as I stepped out of the train station, amazing shops sprung up all around me. Needless to say, I was in heaven! The town is large, but not as busy as, for example, London, which makes it much easier to take your time and look around.

Above are some pictures of us having a break from shopping, sipping a Grande Hot Chocolate with cream from Starbucks, I felt so snug! Then later I had a delicious bowl of Leek, Potato and Stilton Soup with brown bread and a pot of tea. Such comfort food for the cold North!

Here is what I purchased on our lovely trip to Glasgow!

Doctor Martens 8 Tie Boot in Black
£100 



Ok, so definitely my most extravagant purchase of the trip. They are pricey, but I have been saving up for these boots for a long time now. I love the signature yellow stitching, and the way they look when they are worn in. From what I hear, that is when they get super comfy. It seems I am just going to have to wear them none stop from now on, not exactly a hardship for me!  
I plan on having these boots for years to come, they are timeless, can be worn with any outfit, and are completely classic.

Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser for Normal/Combination Skin
£18.75



This is actually a repurchase. I bought this moisturiser a few months ago and am just about to run out so thought that I should prepare! The Liz Earle moisturiser really sticks to its word: it intensely moisturises, smoths and protects. Before I added this to my skin care routine, I was getting quite down about the quality of my skin. However, with continuous use, the moisturiser slowly repaired any scarring or redness, leaving me with incredibly nourished soft skin and a glowing complexion.  I highly recommend this product. Even more so because it is completely animal friendly.

H'suan Wen Hua Hair Treatment By Lush
£8.95





Since my hair has grown, I am finding it harder and harder to keep it in good condition. I love my hair feeling silky and soft, and had heard that deep conditioning your hair helps to strengthen and protect it. So when I stumbled upon this treatment which claims to "improve the condition, lustre and compatibility of hair", I did some research and found some glowing reviews, which was all I needed to decide to try it! The good thing about Lush is all their products are handmade fresh, using little preservatives, and again, a major plus in my book, they are animal friendly! I'll let you know how the treatment goes.

Topshop Earrings
£1.50



I have been looking for a pair of fake flesh tunnel earrings for a while now. While I actually think real flesh tunnels do look really good on other people, I would never be brave enough to have them myself, so I guess this is the only alternative! And for this price how could I say no?!

Ring from Topshop
£2.50



Again, another "so cheap how could I say no" buy! I have wanted one of these rings ever since my sister bought one recently. There is one ring which is larger for your index finger, and a smaller ring for the second finger in from your smallest. It can be seen in the picture above of me holding my hot chocolate!

Jack Wills Dormastown Classic Sweatpant in Navy
£49.50




I have had my current Jack Wills Sweatpants since the age of 13. They have been worn so much at both home and University that the bottoms became straggly and ripped. So I decided that a new pair of Jack Wills was in order. Yes, these are expensive, but the material is very soft and of such high quality. More so, the fact that I have owned my old ones 8 years is proof in itself that they are long lasting and therefore worth the money.  

Hope you enjoyed this haul! Has anyone else tried any of these out? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Catriona
x x x

51 comments:

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    1. No problem, it's a lovely blog! Aw thank you, I'll check it out!

      Catriona
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  2. I believe it was very delicious!
    Thank you, follow you back!

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  3. Thanks the visit on my blog! I following you back
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  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting and for following me. Really appreciate it dear! :) I'm following you back now.

    Yummy foodies you got there. And woot! Cool doc martens! :)

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    1. No problem at all, I really enjoyed reading it! And thank you very much =)

      The food was very delicious, but I have to say, purchasing the Doc Martens really was the highlight of the day!

      Catriona
      x x x

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  5. Thanks for visit my blog, I following you back sweetie
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  6. interesting choices you have here. i have never tried any of these. not even the lush when there is one here in nyc. but, i heard the products from lush works really good and a lot of customers are satisfied with their purchase. i hope you are too and enjoy all the things that you bought.

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    1. I haven't tried many Lush products either, so this was a first for me too! But I can say that since posting this, I have tried it and was left with very soft hair! I'll need to try it a few more times still though.

      Thanks very much for the lovely comment!

      Catriona
      x x x

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  7. Great stuff! I love love the earrings and rings, so cute!
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    1. Yey! Thank you honey, I followed.
      P.S. Im so jealous, its been my dream to go to Scotland! Have fun :)
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    2. You should definitely go! It's got some lovely scenery too.

      Catriona
      x x x

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  8. Hi pretty!! Thank you for your visit on my blog... I´m now your follower. love your boots & earrings!!
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    1. Hiya! That's ok, thank you for visiting and following my blog! I'm glad you like =)

      Catriona
      x x x

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  9. Beautiful photos! love the boots!

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    1. Thank you =) I really need to get on and wear them in!

      Catriona
      x x x

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  10. Hi darlin! Thank you so much for following my blog! I'm following you back:)! Btw...I had a pair of doc martens ages ago....they were my favorite shoes:))!

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    1. Thank you =) oh good! I plan to wear them a lot!

      Catriona
      x x x

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  11. honey i follow ur blog and now waiting for ur following :*

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  12. Starbucks is the best when it comes to hot drinks... gotta love them... nice items you got there cant wait to see yr post in the doc martins.

    thanks for the love on my blog n now following u back via GFC
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    1. I can't get enough of Starbucks, that hot chocolate was so good!

      Thanks very much!

      Catriona
      x x x

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  13. Nice pics!!!
    Thanks for the comment!!! We follow you back!!!
    Kisses
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    1. Thanks so much! Means a lot =)

      Catriona
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  14. Thank you for visiting my blog,I am following you as well.
    I was thinking to buy liz earle moisturizer as well,thanks for review.
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    1. Buy it! It's amazing!!

      Catriona
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  15. Molto carino l'anello ;D Reb, xoxo.

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  16. soooo tasty pics ;) great boots Dear ! ...would You like to follow each other ? just let me know :)

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    1. Sure =) following you now.

      Catriona
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  17. Great pictures!, i love your boots and rings, are amazing!
    You have a great blog, i'm following you now ! :)
    Kisses.

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    1. That's so nice, thank you for your lovely comment and following me.

      Catriona
      x x x

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  18. Beautiful photos dear!!
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know!!!

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    1. I would love to!
      Following you now! =)

      Catriona
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  19. I love liz earle ^_^
    thank you 4 visit my blog!
    I follow you now!
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    1. Me too, their range is amazing =)
      Thanks!

      Catriona
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  20. Great blog dear! I'm your new follower on gfc. Feel free to do the same. Kisses
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    1. Thanks =) Sure I'm following you now

      Catriona
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  21. Great post!
    I always wanna visit Scotland but I didn't get the option yet.
    Thanks for following me.
    I follow you back ;)

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    1. There are some really lovely parts! Definitely go when you get the chance =) and thank you.

      Catriona
      x x x

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  22. great stuff you got.. thanks for visit my blog..xoxo
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    1. No problem! And thanks =)

      Catriona
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  23. Scotland is one place that has always intrigued me. I wish i get as lucky as u , to visit it soon..lovely post

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    1. I hope you get to go one day soon =)

      Thank you =) and thanks for commenting!

      Catriona
      x x x

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  24. I so love those boots and jewelry! Scotland is the one place I really would like to visit. I'm kinda jealous.. :)

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    1. Thanks very much =) I love them too!

      You should definitely visit, it's a really nice place to go. Thanks for commenting!

      Catriona
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  25. Hi!! :)
    I really like your blog, I´m following you :D
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too, and if you like it, follow me back ;)
    Kisses!
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    1. Thank you lovely =) Just checked out your blog and am following you back!

      Stay in touch!

      Catriona
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