Sunday, 29 September 2013

♡Red and White Quinoa Salad♡

Ok so quinoa is like my new favorite thing ever! It’s a type of seed although it can be prepared just like rice. Quinoa is a complete protein, containing all eight amino acids and has been recognised by the United Nations as a supercrop for its health benefits. Whats even better is that it is so versatile that it can be eaten with almost anything!

Being a student, i’m always trying to come up with cheap, easy and QUICK meals to avoid grabbing the supernoodles or cheesy pasta out of my cupboard, so the other day me and my flatmate decided to play chef and see what tasty dish we could come up with! 

We ended up creating a sort of pepper and tomato warm quinoa salad, which actually tasted pretty nice, although next time I think adding some chorizo along with the chicken and veg would give the dish a little extra flavour! But the great thing about this recipe is that you can change it to suit you! So easy, so quick, so yummy!

Happy cooking!

(Ps, the lack of blogging was due to having no wifi for ten days, but i'm back for good now..yay!!)

Saturday, 14 September 2013

♡Weekend Wear♡

Today was a day for visiting the family before I make the move back to Aberdeen and start back at uni. It feels like this summer has just flew by and although its been absolutely amazing, I definitely feel like I am ready to move back up to my little flat and see all of the uni gals again! 

Shirt: Zara//Jeans: Miss Selfridge// Shoes: Zara// Clutch: Louis Vuitton// Watch: Michael Kors

Thursday, 12 September 2013


Naturally, one out of our three days Lauren and I spent in London last weekend, was dedicated to shopping! I plan on doing a separate lifestyle post detailing everything that I got up to on my recent trip to London//Cambridge, but for now, I thought I'd let you take a peek at the goodies I picked up while I was in the UK's capital.

First stop was Topshop where I picked up this white long line blazer. Oversize is going to be huge this season so I definitely wanted in on the trend! White is such a universal colour and easily goes with anything so I know i'm going to the wear out of it.
Next up we went to Zara where I splashed out a bit and bought some tartan trousers (hitting the nail on the head with the punk trend here!), this delicate lightweight blouse, perfect for everyday wear, and then lastly, my number one find of the trip- these gorgeous miu miu-esque leather flats shown above. UGH SO PRETTY!!

My favourite purchase of the trip was definitely from Jo Malone. I have been DYING to get my hands on some goodies from them for some while now and I finally gave in and bought the Blackberry and Bay cologne. I opted for the smaller size juuuust to make sure i'd be able to take it back on the plane without any hassle (I get so paranoid about these things!) so i'm going to need to make sure I use it sparingly! It's categorized as a fruity perfume, although it's not sickly sweet like you might imagine, it's warm, aromatic and has a gorgeous dark fruitiness to it. And it's lasting power is INSANE!! A couple of spritzes and it lasts me the full day! Take a bow Jo Malone, you are sensational!

The last notable product I picked up, was a new lipstick from MAC. Oh MAC, how can I resist you! I really wanted a new, darker lipstick for Autumn/Winter as most of the lipsticks I own are very light, mostly pinkish shades. I was torn between Dark Skies and Cyber, but in the end decided to go for Dark Skies as I felt Cyber was just slightly too dark.

The colour is so so beautiful! This rich plum shade is perfect as we approach the colder months. I am obsessed!!

Amongst all that, I also picked up a cheap eyebrow pencil from Maybelline and some goodies from Murdock for the boyf! 

And thats that! A sensible amount of purchases I think, especially since I usually go overboard and am laden down with luggage on the way home from all the spending!