Sunday, 21 August 2011

Sunday Afternoon Tea: Ramble and Books

Hello my lovelies!
How has your week been?
Mine has been exhausting. It feels like my week off was forever ago already. The schools went back on Tuesday so we had anticipated Monday to be mega busy, and it was. But the rest of the week was mega busy too! We came up with the theory that all the parents are just so happy to be free of their kids, and that’s why we were so unprepared to be packed. On the plus it’s good for the business and has soften my fear of being laid off this winter, although that may still be a possibility.
Yesterday I got a lot of filming done, I have about 10 or so new videos to post. I do need to take a bunch of pictures too, so I can post the relevant blog at the same time as the video.
I also downloaded kindle for PC from Amazon. And boy are books for kindle cheap :) and so easy. Kindle ebooks are sluts lol. Sorry for the really bad joke there. Reasons I love ebooks:

1 - They take up no physical space. I already have enough books to start my own library.

2 - They have the widest selection of obscure works I've ever seen outside a second hand store.

3 - I can buy YA fiction without those weird looks. Even though I'm still technically a young adult but hey ho.

I'm sure I could think of other reasons, but I'm drawing a blank right now.

Can you guys recommend any good reads?

I think I've rambled enough :)

Love and Bugs


Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sunday Coffee Morning: Nail polish Musings

Good Morning!
I hope your Sunday is as beautiful as mine :)

Now we're well into August, and Summer is fading, I start to think of Autumn.


Because in Aberdeen Autumn is the second longest season next to Winter. We don't really really have Summer here. Winter is from mid November to April. Spring is May and June. Then we get something that resembles Summer in July, and once August comes around Autumn is already trying to get its foot in the door.

Also because Autumn is my favourite season. I love the clothes, the scents, the make up and the nail polish. OMG the nail polish. So lush and glam.

I have been shamelessly lust after these collections since I first saw these swatches.
OPI - Touring America Collection

Color Club - Back to Boho Collection
China Glaze - Metro Colletcion

Photo Credits: The Polishaholic

I think the best way to ease into a new season is with on trend polish. It's cheaper and more subtle than a wardrobe over haul (although that is next on my list). I have already placed an order for the Metro collection and I'm waiting for my supplier to get the other two collections in stock. I know it seems like a lot of polish to buy, but I have justified it. This way I have al my bases covered for any A/W nail trend for the next five years, and maybe a few Summer trends too :)

In the meantime I think I need to organise my current collection to house the new comers!

Here is my stash... its full glory!

And whilst laying them out I discover a few of my faves that I thought "must be in there somewhere" are actually missing :( Poo!

Do have your eye on any of the A/W nail polish collections?

Love and Bugs


Monday, 8 August 2011

MIA? Me? Never! ¬_¬

I’m going through a process of self discovery. In other words I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I have very general qualifications, I’ve only had two low skill jobs and I don’t know how to market myself to potential employers. My plan of action is to blanket the city with my CV and hope for the best. I feel that at my age going back to college and going on to university isn’t really an option. By the time I finish studying it’ll be time to have kids, and by the time I’m able to get back to work my qualification could be out dated. So with all of this on my mind I’m hoping you can forgive my lack of activity.

But now I'm dealing with it and I'm back.

I even have myself a posting schedule :) Hopefully by the end of the Month I should get up to post every day maybe twice a day, we'll see.

Love and Bugs


Saturday, 9 July 2011

Grandma's in the Nude (PAD Day3)

Hello Dearies!
I want to share a lip combo that I've been loving this week.

OCC Lip Tar - Grandma.

Looks very timid in the tube, but is insanley pigmented. Even when applied with lip brush the colour is still too loud for everyday use.

Rimmel - Nude Delight.

Nude Delight is a long time favourite of mine, I love mixing it with other lipsticks to mute down colours. I love the "peaches and cream" effect it creates, I'm hooked on it.
What's your favourite Lip combo.

Love and Bugs


Friday, 8 July 2011

(PAD Day 2)

Yeah! Three Day Weekend!
I've been needing a long weekend for a while, I could use the break. Anyone who's worked in the food service industry will understand how grating it can be. And for those who haven't and don't know what I'm talking about, please bare these things in mind next time you go out for food.

1 - That your server is NOT a mind reader.

2 - There is a menu for a reason.

3 - The phrase 'when you've got a minute' is the most irritating and obnoxiously rude thing you could say.

4 - If you have a complaint, pipe up about it and it can be fixed. Rather than wait until you get to the till. (hence point 1)

5 - Don't complain about the total. We list the prices and if you can't do the math yourself, you shouldn't be out on your own. (hence point 2)

Which brings me to my next point, I need a new job. I'm going to be 23 next year, I think that's a bit old to still be in a sterotypical 'summer' job. I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up and now I'm grown up I still don't know. If I'd had any sense at school I would have studied harder at school and taken subjects like Admin and Business Studies and maybe by now I would have had a cushy job in an office and a deposit for a house. But I didn't I took art and what pot of shit that was!

It's not financially viable for me to go back to college and I feel like by the time I finish college I'll bet too old to get a careeer started because I'll need to start thinking about having kids before I get to old to raise them. My brain hurts sometimes with the amount anxious thoughts running through it.

Sorry for the long and depressive rant.

Anyone have any advice?

Love and Bugs


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Update! (PAD Day1)

Hello out there!
It sure has been a while huh?

Random pic incase you forgot what I look like lol!
I have been meaning to post regularly and it just slips away. I get home, get into my pyjamas and watch youtube. I usually fall asleep after 2-3 videos. Sad but true.
So I've decided to challenge myself to PAD (post a day). Ambitious? Very! I think it'll be fun and you can get to know me tons better than from the odd videos and sparse blogging. I have a lot I want to talk about that i've made time to write down, plus I want to share the randomness of my day to day life.

For example. Kai (whom I work with) took out an order of two bacon rolls and when he got back to the counter Mike (our chef) told him those were two empty rolls and to go bring them back. In this sterile re-telling it's not so funny, but we were all in stitches laughing at him. Kai likes to laugh at others when the mess up because he rarely does, but when does it's a total *palm-face* Fail!

I'm getting excited for this little adventure.

I'll see you all tomorrow!
Love and Bugs


Sunday, 5 June 2011

6 Month No Buy + Project Pan

This Project extends to all beauty products. Nail polish, hair care etc. And I'm including magazines and books too.

Wish me luck!
Love and Bugs


Tuesday, 24 May 2011

OPI And Other Musings

I really liked the Pirates of the Caribbean films, but that was when Keira Knightly was in them. Now I'm not so keen to see the new offering. But if there's nothing better to see at the cinema I will, preferably at showing where there will be as few little kids as possible. Even though I'm sure these films are designed for ages 10 and up, parents see 'Disney' and think their brats will stay in the seats for near on two hours. Not gonna happen, now I understand why my parents didn't take me to the pictures until I was 12.

Let's get back on track.

What I meant to lead on to was the OPI collection that coincides with the film. I would have posted a picture of the whole collection but I couldn't find one. I was pondering whether or not to skip this collection and had decided to. Damn Youtube... made me change my mind. After see these polishes pop up in numerous hauls I thought maybe I could use a little POTC on my nails. And I needed to order some lacquer thinner, two birds one stone. As I type this I'm already starting to regret killing that second bird. But they were just so pretty :)


This is Mermaid's Tear, which I'm really excited about. I don't think I own any colours like this, but at the same time I'm worried it'll be too similar to For Audrey by China Glaze to be justified. Although if you saw my collection you'd agree that no new additon are justifiable, especially since I'm trying to save. ¬_¬

Anyways it'll be at least two weeks before the parcel arrives. Maybe if I use up 20 products before then I can get away with it.

Speaking of using things up, I'm in need of a Project Pan.

I need to go wash for bed.

I should show an update on my skin care since I deleted my old posts.

Love and Bugs


Monday, 23 May 2011

Where Better To Wait For It All To Blow Over

Today was possibly the most windy day of the year. It was so quiet at the cafe I got sent home early. And since I was expected ho early I took the opportunity to take shelter in Hobby Craft. If spent money whilst I was there it was only to be expected...I was in a store Geez! lol!

I bought threading wire to make wrap bracelets with. I made one last night with regular thread, but it didn't hold up, so hopefully threading wire will do the trick.

I also pick up some fabric paints and looked at the Batik supplies (which I'll pick up on my next visit).

Why the sudden craftiness? I hear you cry. I want certain piece for my wardrobe which either aren't available to me or simply don't exist. So I figure why not make it myself?

The wind was seriously crazy, I wish I had my camera to document the mess on my way home. Trees were brutalised folks! The earth swirled in the air. I know this because my face was speckled with it by the time I got home. Hooray for the shower, now I am clean again. But my street is still strewn with crap and topple over wheelie bins (which were full btw, just to emphasise the might of wind).

Hopefully tomorrow will be less windy, maybe even a bit warm or sunny.

No let's not get our hopes up.

Love and Bugs


Sunday, 22 May 2011

TGG on Etsy

I'm SO excited! I finally made another sale!
ThatGallowayGirl is my etsy store which has been open since February. I have sold a grand total of THREE bracelets, which I'm oddly impressed with since I have yet to get round to doing any advertising for the store.

This seems as good and opertunity as ever to share with you my wares.

Can be made with:

16 inch chain

18 inch Chain

24 inch Chain

36 inch Chain

Scarab Beetle Necklace

Can be made with:

16 inch chain

18 inch Chain

24 inch Chain

36 inch Chain

Boho Bracelets

Comes in:
Size small

Size Medium

Size Large

Sizes XS and XL on request

That's all I have listed at the moment because I've been busy with work. But I have a big collection coming at the end of June using Semi-Precious stones which I'm really excted about.

You guys will get to see the first pictures when I'm done.

Love and Bugs

Monday, 16 May 2011

It's Timmy Time




The power cable to my external hard drive has decided to bare all and let its wires hang loose. Yup! Now my computer is Gigs away from being chock full and I can't watch Daria. Bummed.
So no videos for the time being.
Love and Bugs

Sunday, 15 May 2011

NOTD: Teenager's Dream In Lilac

Hello Ladies.
I've been shopping my stash lately (post on that later), and I came across this gem still with the plastic on. Models Own Lilac Dream. I bought it after Makeupbymel recommended it and it just sat at the back of the drawer, forgotten about.
The glitter is a recent purchase and current love, OPI Teenage Dream.

I have the strangest feeling that MO's Lilac Dream could be a dupe for OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender.

What's your favourite nail combo?

Love and Bugs


Sunday Afternoon Tea

Hello Ladies,

Pull up a chair, have some shortbread and I'll pour you an apologetic cup of Chai.
I know it's been a month since I last posted. Work is draining. I either need a new job, a holiday or work less hours (which I will NOT be allowed to do). At the cafe you're either full time or part time, by which I mean you either work 5 days a week or one day a week. There is no middle ground (which kinda sucks). But finding a new job is quite high on the priority list. I love a job where I don't come home stinking of bacon fat. Enough of my woes.
I'm back and buzzzing with things to talk about.
How have you all been?
Love and Bugs

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Sunday Coffee Morning

Hello my Lovelies!

I hope you've all had a great week, have you been up to anything fun?

I had a pretty hum drum week apart from Thursday.

Anna and I met for dinner, but before-hand we went to Boots and were treated like shoplifters. You know when shop assistants think you're going to steal when 3 of them ask 'Hi, can I help you?' (insert snooty voice and a disgusted up and down look) in the space of 2 minutes (and I mean that literally). The first lady who asked meant well, as we were standing next to her counter. The second seemed to be a manager, she swooped in the second we picked up a Dior bottle. Finally the third nosey crow, whom we told several times we were just browsing, kept trying to move us away from the fragrances we were interested to the ones she thought was 'more in our price range'. I'm a grown woman with a job, I can afford to shell out for the new Marc Jacobs Daisy LED, But I'd like to know if I like it first cos it is quite expensive. But no she wanted us to take lady Millionaire (or what ever that crap was). It came in an ugly gold bottle and actually smelled like mold spores. The service in Boots sucks, and if it wasn't for all the benefits I get from the rewards scheme i would take my business elsewhere.

I'm gonna stop ranting I feel the rage resurfacing.

But the rest of the evening was lovely. We went to Pizza Express and I had a pizza called Il Padrino (I think). It was so pretty and delicious. Then we had cheese cake for dessert, and I swear they serve the best cheese cake in Aberdeen. And we took advantage of the free hot drink with your desert, Anna had hot chocolate which was huge, and I had a latte which was so nice, way better than Starbucks any day.

I also dyed my hair yesterday. The colour is called Black Cherry, I'll post a picture later. It looks like the kind of colour that might fade to a pretty raspberry colour :).

Anyways, I'm away to get ready to go into town and get packaging supplies, I've been meaning to all week and just haven't had time.

I'll probably do a few posts later on, I need to do an update on my diet plan (which is going well btw).

'Til then.

Love and Bugs


Friday, 8 April 2011

My Favourite Pink Lipsticks


Ysl - Nude Beige

A beautiful neutral pink with a cream finish.

Revlon - Pink Pout
One of my Summer favourites, this is a blue toned matt pink number. Especially pretty with Revlon's Lilac Pastelle layered over the top.

Revlon - Pink in the Afternoon

Beautifully pigmented with a coral base.

N07 - Grace

There's no other way to describe this than a strawberry milkshake for the the lips.

Rimmel - Pink Blush

Another Summer favourite. Blue toned pink with a creamy finish.

Rimmel - Vintage Pink

This Picture doesn't do the colour justice. This lipstick in reality is more plum based, more pigmented and more glossy than this picture.

I hope you all enjoyed this post, let me know if you want to see more like it.

Let me know what your favourite pink lippies are.

Love and Bugs


The Winner Is .....

Hello my Lovelies!

Firstly I would like to apologise for the delay in posting this. The kids in my area are on Easter break which makes work twice as busy for the time of year and consequently I have been able to nothing but long for sleep when I get home.

Thank you Everyone who entered. This was a really exciting process!

And The Winner Is ......


Please leave a comment below with your e-mail and I'll contact you asap.

I really enjoyed hosting this give away and I hope to do another one soon - ish. Stay tuned!

Love and Bugs


Tuesday, 5 April 2011

March Empties

Hello my Lovelies! I've decided to stop the project in favour of sensible thinking.I'm still trying to finish up as many products as possible, but I going to let myself buy what I want as long as I'm sensible about it.

I remembered to take a picture of all the products I finished last month. After I threw out the empties there was suddenly a ton of space on my bathroom shelf. It spurs me on to see the space reappearing.

Go have a look on your shelves and see how many nearly finished products you can find. Tryst me, you'll be surprised.

Love and Bugs


Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Oh! It's On!

Good Morning My Lovelies!

Today is the second day of my Boho Diet. I woke up yesterday at 128lbs and I figure since Spring is already here (and summer won't be far behind it) I can't put it off any longer.

I'm so determind this time, that I actually went and bought proper sports wear with build in support and the breathable mesh. I bought them in the size I was before putting on the weight, so when I wear it I can see all the fat roll. I didn't mean that to happen, but it a good motivation.

I'm aiming to lose 10lbs and then see where I'm at. I set this target because even when I was 10lbs lighter I had designs to lose 10lbs.

I need to go get ready for work now.

'Til later!


Saturday, 26 March 2011

March Haul and Give Away!

I reached 5000 page views!

As promised, I'm hosting a give away to celebrate reaching 5000 page views. Entering the give away is simple. You must be a follower and leave a comment below to let me know you would like to be entered.

The gift will include Models Own Nail Polish in Golden Peach

Barry M Dazzle Dust in 39 Tan

Barry M lipstick in 147


Sleek Limited Edition Palette in Paraguaya

There is a second set for my YT subscribers, and the rules are the same. You must be a subscriber and simply comment below the video where the give away is mentioned to let me know you'd like to be entered.

This giveaway is open internationally. I will pick the winners using on Sunday April 3rd.

If you have any questions let me know!

Good luck!

Love and Bugs


Monday, 21 March 2011


Hello my Lovelies,
Sorry for being MIA. I've been distracted with trying to get my etsy store stocked. I'm so excited! I can't wait for the supplies to get here so I can start taking the thoughts in my head and making them reality.
I'm also in the middle of weird shift patterns, which will be back to normal by the end of this week. After I've work 10 days straight, that is. So I'm really loking forward to the coming weekend. I have a huge Amazon order to pile drive through, I have magazine reading to catch up on and I have a stack of filming and posts to make. Will 48hrs be long enough?
I'm loving this mini heat wave that we've got going on in Aberdeen. It was 17C today. I've already broke out all my summer dresses and discovered some of them don't fit, so i've finaly kicked my butt on that diet I was talking about. Now I have loads of yummy fruit filling my tummy.
So until Saturday!
Love and Bugs

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Polishes on Parade

As promised, I got round to doing the polish swatches.
Here they all are, sitting pretty.
But what's that in the background?

It's Timmy, my little baby. Whenever there's a camera out, he's there posing. Don't let the pink collar fool you, he's a boy. He just likes to get under your feet in the dark.

The polishes I bought
Models Own - Grace Green

OPI - Sweetheart

Essie - Haute as Hello

Essie - Carousel Coral

Essie - Van D'Go

N07 - Spice
China Glaze - Pelican Gray

China Glaze - For Audrey

China Glaze - Ingrid
Chins Glaze - Below Deck
I also got Models Own - Purple Ash, but I have already reviewed it in an earlier post.
I'll ggive more info on each polish as I feature them.
Lave and Bugs

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Collective Haul

Love and Bugs


February Project Pan Update

The first month of my project pan is successfully over.
I finished
1 - Moisturiser
2 - Colorstay Foundation
3 - Big Shampoo
4 - Ultra Bland Face Cleasnser
5 - Batisste
6 - Eyeko Mascara
7 - NYC Mascara
8 - Eye Make Up Remover
I also used up most of my Lush stash and threw out a bunch of out of date products.
I think I earned my allowance, yay!
I'm kinda proud of myself, but it's a new month and we'll see how I get on. I think next time I'll keep the empties so I can take a picture.
How are you getting on with your projects.
Love and Bugs

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Beauty Wish List

Two Foundations I can't wait to try.

Chintz - I saw this lipstick on Kiera Knightly and have been in love with it ever since.

I got wait listed for this last summer. But I missed their call, so I guess they sold it to the next person who picked up their phone. I'm gonna try again for it this year.
I Lorraine Stanick recommend this quad, I'm in love with the neutral yet smokey possibilities.
Just Because!
Freaking YSL Rouge Volupte in Nude Beige. I also wanted Sensual Silk but it's been discontinued.
Harmony For Eyes 5-colour palette in Tawy. I'm getting this with my Boots points. The LE Spring palette, another Boots Points purchase me thinks.

I know I don't need all three, although that would be nice, I'm happy to settle for one of them.I've been eyeing this up for nearly a year, one day I'll cave in and buy it.
All Time Favorite Mascara! I'ved used many different mascaras but I always end up coming back to this one.
I have used up six products for my Project Pan, but that was mostly lucky timing and Spring cleaning. Let's see what the rest of the month holds.
Love and Bugs