A week in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Travel

Hello everyone and welcome to August! ❤

Last week I spent a week in Aberdeenshire in Eastern Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 for a little summer break as going abroad with Covid is still not a viable option right now 😦 (soon hopefully though!!) ~

I thought I’d share some of the photos I took while exploring below:

Look at the SIZE of this mushroom I found :O

We did a lot of things including some lovely woodland walks as the forests around Aberdeenshire are honestly stunning!

They are so dense and vast you could get lost in them – if you’ve ever seen the film ‘Dog Soldiers’ the woods would make you think werewolves are about to pop out and eat you haha.

Not normally something I would eat but WOW they were tasty! (Pleasantly surprised)

We also ate a lot of delicious food (maybe too many nice things…oops) such as these lovely apple danishes that me and my boyfriend ate in the car in the mountains ~

Dunnattor Castle

We also explored some old castles (it’s Scotland you have to!) such as the ruined Dunnattor Castle on the coast.

I find it really fascinating to take a little look into how people used to live and how lucky we are to live the way we do today 🙂

Looking for crabs in the rock pools below the castle ~

The view was brilliant

One of the harder walks we did was up ‘Scotly Hill’.

Very steep hill that has a tower at the top that you have to walk through forest to get to! Such a great walk with lots of wonderful scenery ❤

Sadly in Aberdeenshire there aren’t many Lochs like in the highlands but we did find this small loch that was rather pretty with a castle on it in the distance 🙂

Hope you enjoyed this little blog post ~

Much love,

~ Charlotte xox

Bicycle Shorts

Outfits
Paired with my Ted Baker bag 🙂

//Good afternoon guys, has everyone been keeping up with the Olympics?? I’ve been loving the gymnastics today ~

Speaking of very figure hugging outfits, something that I’ve been loving wearing at the moment is black bicycle shorts! I was always that person for years who started off hating it as a fashion trend, then eventually loving it on other people but never thought I’d wear it myself…BUT that day (or rather year) has come ~

This summer I have been living in my black pair of bicycle shorts! They go with so much but I particularly like wearing them with my oversized white shirt 🙂 (see above).

I wonder what trend will grow on my next?//

Much love,

~ Charlotte x

Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam in Dark

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Heya everybody, I hope you are all doing well ~

Something I have absolutely being LOVINGLY recently has been this tanning foam in ‘dark’ by Bondi Sands, so I wanted to pop on here and talk about it.

As a someone with red hair who has extremely pale skin, it’s always been a challenge finding a fake tanner that works for me.

I used to always use gradual tanner (in a moisturiser) that would always end up being patchy and transferable the moment I stepped foot in water…

So last year I started using self tanning foam as it stays on for a week or more and doesn’t transfer! The problem was, because of my light colouring I used to buy ‘light/medium’ in Bondi Sands or ‘medium’ in St. Moriz and even though they did make me look like I had some colour, I still didn’t look tanned.

Sooo, I’ve started using the Bondi Sands dark shade and… OMG I LOVE it. It’s perfect, it’s amazing, it’s everything it’s supposed to be!

These two photos below were taken of me yesterday (the day after applying the foam) in Liverpool and you can really see the results ~

I don’t have any streaking or patchiness and the colour tone is *perfect*!

Ultra dark would definitely have been too dark for my colouring but I think this one does the job great 👍

When I applied I also made sure to exfoliate, shower and moisturise any rough skin before applying the foam to help prevent build-up. I also left the product on for 6 hours before washing it off 🙂

I 100% recommend this tanner – it’s fab!

~ Charlotte x

Sunday Brunch at The Botanist

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Good morning ~

I went out for the most delicious brunch on Sunday and had to share some pictures with you!!

Me and two friends drove to a town called Chester (UK) and had brunch at 11:30 in restaurant we’d never tried before called ‘The Botanist’.

Between 10am and 12pm you can order brunch where you get a menu with 5 sections and you pick a small meal from every section 🙂

You get a little juice shot with it too! x

It’s a really fun concept and the food is honestly incredible! (Vegetarian options)

I 100% recommend the Nutella French toast 🙂

A smoothie for me lol

The brunch also comes with the option to order bottomless drinks for 90 mins ~

I couldn’t get this because I was driving but my friends defiantly made the most of this and ordered many glasses of spritz haha

After brunch we did a little shopping and bought a little too much (oops) before heading home.

It’s was actually 30 degrees in England on Sunday and has been for a few days now as we are having a little heatwave…

…So walking around the town got a little hot after a while – my car was scorching hot when we got back to it!

That’s all for now x

Much love,

~ Charlotte x

Picnic in the Park

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Good evening lovelies, how’re you doing? ~

I’m hot…like really hot…

…There’s been a heatwave in England for a few days now and it’s been so lovely having wonderful weather for a change! Although air-conditioning is a foreign concept to British people so the 30 degree heat has been a little bit of a struggle at times haha 🙂

Since the weather has been so brilliant me and my boyfriend decided to go for a little picnic and a walk around Attingham Park (near Shrewsbury) so we could relax in the shade and enjoy the weather!

We packed sandwiches and lots of sun cream and headed out for the day.

Sadly I did end up getting blisters on the backs of my feet from the walk we went on 😦 but, honestly, I don’t care because the weather was so worth it!!

The park is actually a deer park so I definitely recommend a visit if you ever find yourself in Shropshire ❤

We ate a lot of good picnic food and lay watching the clouds – a perfect day 🙂

Peri peri humous is essential

I hope wherever you are reading this from that you have great weather too and are making the most of the summer x

~ Charlotte x