11/08/2017

Glasgow Foods | Smoak

I buy a lot of Groupon food deals. And I mean a lot. I find it means I get to try places I probably wouldn't otherwise have tried. And this time I found myself in Smoak. I'd passed by it a few times while in town but never actually thought to go in. The deal was pretty good, I think it was like £12 for a burger and fries for two? Sounds about right... 
Smoak is located right in the heart of Glasgow in Royal Exchange Square. They have seating indoors and out, as it was such an oddly beautiful day in Glasgow when we visited the outside area was mobbed. Inside has quite an industrial type feel to it, all woody and sort of westerny - my use of words is amazing aint it? They have a great selection of drinks from the usual sort drinks to milkshakes and even ice teas (they had sold out by the time we got their though, boo!) 
The burgers themselves though were lovely, I went for the UMAMI 2.0. It was an amazing juicy burger with mushrooms, bacon, cheese and rocket - I opted for no onions as I'm no a fan. The chips are amazing too! I did that horrific thing of putting the sauce all over the chips - sorry not sorry.
David loved his burger too, he got a different one from me but I can't remember what one he picked, also he bit into it as soon as it came so no pictures of that one were obtained. 
Smoak was really good though, prices were decent and the food was delicious. I'm sure at some point David and I will be back. 

08/08/2017

My Protein Active Woman Sample Box

Hullo, so todays post is a wee bit fitness-y. I've become a bit of a fitness nut recently, and because of this I've been trying new foods and new fitness brands. I've used My Protein before, but I hadn't in a really long time. They had a deal on recently for 40% off so I decided to put a wee order in. I ended up getting Rocky Road Cookies and this wee box, the cookies are glorious but we're here today for the sample box. It's not the usual type of box product I talk about, usually its latest in beauty or glossyboxes that would feature. Today though we're being all fit and healthy with a fitness box. I like things like this as they give you the chance to try lots of different products rather than buying a full size of one thing, potentially not liking it and then getting stuck with it. Not ideal. So when I saw this wee box online I decided to add it into my basket, I didn't really know anything about the box when I bought it but it wasn't too expensive (£16 full price) and I'm just kinda an impulse buyer. 
When the box came though I was super impressed with it. Its got so much in it, and theres loads of variety. The Active Women Sample Box contains 9 different products ranging from a shaker bottle to protein powders, from cookies to desserts. Theres loads of choice and even some vegan options. 
 There were two of the My Protein Active Women Protein Desserts, one is chocolate truffle flavoured and and the other is velvet vanilla flavour.  I've tried the Velvet vanilla one and it wasn't too bad actually, although the whole sachet definitely felt like too much. 
There were two vegan blends, one is pineapple and coconut flavoured and the other is apple caramel. The pineapple and coconut flavoured one isn't my cup of tea, so i probably won't be trying that one anytime soon. 
There was also two sachets of the Active Women Diet Blend in Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Toasted Marshmallow flavours. Both of these flavours sound amazing - cant wait to try them both!
There was also a tub of the Active Women Collagen & Coconut with Vitamin C tablets. These are basically just tablets to help keep your skin beautiful and healthy, I've been taking them for a few days and although not much has changed although I think my skin is not quite as dry as it usually is.  
A wee shaker cup as well to shake all the new proteins in - can you ever have too many shaker cups? 
NEW SNACKS! I love snacks, there also a honey and vanilla tea bag too. The High Protein Chocolate is amazing! Utterly amazing. There are also two skinny protein cookies too, Cranberry & White choc and Berry & dark choc. I've tried other my protein cookies and they are really good so I'm looking forward to trying these ones. 

Have you tried anything from My Protein before? What are your favourite proteins? 

05/08/2017

22nd Birthday Wishlist

Its almost birthday time! Birthday month, but also exam month - I actually have a exam on my birthday, WAAAH! So in order to cheer myself up about that tragic fact I thought I'd make a wee wishlist for my birthday. Some of these are of much higher value than others but all still items I've had my eye on for awhile. 
So the top row is all quite pricey, bottom row is much more affordable. 
The HP Sprocket is something I've wanted for awhile just for the convenience of printing your photos then and there, its fairly pricey at £99.99. But it looks amazing. 
The Fitbit Alta HR is something else I've had my eye on for awhile, they start from £129.99 and prices go up depending on the colour. With me going to the gym loads now I feel the need to get one of these is even higher now. 
I don't wear rings ever, but the Princess Ring from Pandora is too cute and something I've wanted for ages.  
POLE CLOTHING!!! I've already got a pair of the WEPDA shorts but I fancy more of their shorts and their new tops that they have just announced - everything looks lovely. 
CHIP MUG! The Primark one is £5 and is so adorable, the Disney one is £14.95 and although its nice I think the Primark one is slightly nicer. Gym meme tops! These are brilliant, I've been following their page on instagram for awhile and love the designs, maybe soon I'll actually end up owning some of their tops. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 These are a few of my favourite ones, but they have loooooads on their site. 




01/08/2017

August Goals

I've been such a terrible blogger, so sorry I've been so MIA just been so busy with work, gym and university that I've legit had no time to get anything up. Many apologies. This month should be better as work is dying down - no more 36 hour weeks for this part time gal - and although my resits are still to happen I shouldn't be as busy (I hope). 

So in June I decided to get organised, pay off my debt, get active and sort my hair out. I managed half of these and its not even the good half. I'm worse off financially than I have been for awhile and I'm still not organised as much as I wanted to be for my upcoming exams (SOS!) Good news is my hair is all one colour and I now go to the gym at least 4 times a week and pole once a week. 

So in August I want to try get rid of at least a quarter of my credit card debt. So basically I need to make sure I've around £300 to put into the card. My only saviour is that student loans are back soon and that will - rather ironically - wipe out all my debt completely. Odd that I'm using a loan to pay another loan.... 

This one is a need rather than a want, and this need is to be so super organised for university and get my smert hat on so that I don't end up crying over failing my exams and getting exiled from university... So lets get these projects done and notes written out, I'll get dez past papers aced and be a glorious second time passer. WOOT

I'd like to get out and go for a walk daily, like at least half an hour each day. Theres some days where I legit go to work/ the gym and thats it. Doggo will love me for taking her on extra walks each day and it could be an excuse to visit new parks. I don't care if its raining, I'm gonna get my coat on and go a wander. 

Final one - I promise - I want to do more with my blog, and my youtube. I miss doing them both so bloody much and this year I'm going to get back into it again properly! I promise! 

What about you guys? What are your goals for the month? 

12/06/2017

Glasgow foods | BRGR Giffnock

Heylo, so todays post is a foody one. I'd been the BRGR in the west end recently, and was craving another one of their amazing burgers. As I was staying in the south side I decided to give the Giffnock branch a go. Not gonna lie, the Giffnock branch wasn't as good as the West End version, but it was still so tasty and I'd definitely go back. 
Inside BRGR the decor is really nice, the wall is designed with a cool graphic of foodie related things, along with the wall its got a nice industrial type feel to it. They've got lights made from big metal milk containers. 
We ordered soooo much food, we both got the double bacon cheese burgers with a side of mac and cheese and poutine. It was all soooo good, David and I both love mac and cheese and BRGR's option is amazing! The burgers themselves are so good too, the West end Branch had a juicier burger I felt, but the Giffnock branch still had an amazing offering too. The burgers came with a wee cardboard holder, they're such a smart idea, makes eating a burger so much easier and cleaner. God bless. 
The price for BRGR is amazing, all in this came to about £20! For high quality burgers at a low price, I'd highly recommend BRGR! 

05/06/2017

June Goals

Can you believe we're half way through the year already?!? How'd that happen? I thought I'd start doing monthly goal posts, as I find they make a much nicer read that favourites, and you'll always have monthly goals, whereas your favourites might not always change from month to month.
I've had a fairly long break from blogging and I'm definitely going to get back into it properly, but for now  it'll be one or two posts a week till I can ease myself back in. All the uni results for the year are in, I've a lot of studying to over summer, let me be a lesson to you all - study hard in uni and don't leave yourself open to a summer of resits. I've had hem to do every year for the past 4 years tho so why stop now? If anything I'm a consistent failer. 
Anyway, on to my goals for June: 

Since I have exams in August, I'm going to start getting myself organised. There's gonna be not heavy duty studying this month, but little bits here and there just to get me started before the real heavy studying begins in July. 

Get myself to the gym at least twice a week. For awhile there I was very close to doing this, then I was temporarily full time in work so I feel off a bit. Just a small set back, planning to be able to squat and dead lift full sets of my body weight or higher by the end of the month, I'm so close already so I don't see why I wouldn't be able to do this. 

Pay off my debt. So at the end of May I payed my car off in full, so my little baby fiat is 100% mine. Unfortunately my car needed some work done and what with my wage being crap I needed to use my credit card, so June's wage should be good so I'll say good bye to my debt by then. 

Get my hair sorted. This one sounds weird, but I basically ruined my hair big time using the L'Oreal 2 week colour things, basically they never washed out and 4 months later I'm still stuck with a weird green colour in my hair. I then tried to turn the green silver and all that did was make the rest of my hair a weird ginger colour. So basically my hairs taken a battering and I've put off getting it cut for ages because I'm so skint, but needs must so it's time to just bite the bullet I think. 

So there you have it, all my goals for June. They should be easy enough to complete, and since I've said I'm doing them here I must! Need to stay accountable and you beautiful people shall be the ones to keep me on track! 

Till next time! 

25/05/2017

A weight loss journey of sorts | losing 25lb in 6 months

Ok, so this is going to be a bit of a different post from usual, as its a health and weightloss related one, but I've come along way in a short space and I wanted to share how I've done it with you all! 
2016 saw me put on a fair bit of weight and for the life of my I could not shift it, I did the healthy eating thing - tracked what I ate, cut out snacks ect and although I lost some weight it was only about 3/4 lb. I yo yo'd between 135 and 137lb for about half a year, for reference I'm just a wee thing at 5'2 high, so this weight did make me look a bit on the chunkier side and I just wasn't happy. My confidence was at an all time low and even though I had a boyfriend at the time I just felt like utter shite, I'm really good at hiding how I feel and putting on a front but honest to god I felt worthless, I was all sunshine and daisies on the outside - but on the inside it was a completely different story. 
The picture above is from June just after I started trying to lose weight, I'm by no means huge or anything, but for someone my height it was too big for me. 
When I started back at uni in September, my friend Jennifer, had told me she was doing weight watchers with her mum. To help her along and to see what it was like I joined with her - both making smart choices in and out of university. 
Weight watchers wasn't actually hard to stick to at all, I could still more or less eat whatever I wanted. The weight fell off me though, and every week I was losing at least 1lb. Up until Christmas I was also doing spinfit like once or twice a week. Even without the exercise though I was still shedding some weight. 
The absolute low of my self worth and confidence came when Connor and I broke up, I'd rather not dwell on the past though as, just over two months on though and I am actually glad for it, because I've come so far since then. And I think a lot of it has to do with joining back at pole fitness, changing my diet even more and realising just how far I've come in such a short space of time. In a year I lost at least 8cm from every part of my body, unfortunately I lost 10cm from my bum, and I'd quite like to get that back. Cause who dont want a peachy bum?
Weight watchers is only one of the two big things that I think helped me get to my goal weight - and actually I surpassed my goal, woo - Protein World is the other thing that I strongly and whole heartily believe that helped me out. I started just by using their chocolate slender blend as a meal replacement as I literally never have time for breakfast. I'd much rather an extra 10 mins in bed than a proper meal. After using that for awhile I decided to try a bunch of their other products, and have so far tried (and loved) the chocolate porridge, fat metabolises, carb blocker and recently the vanilla slender blend. I've recently been trying loads of the recipes they have on their site and have fallen in love with so many of them! They are delicious, fairly low calorie, high in protein and brilliantly low in carbs. 
I now go to pole twice a week and I'm trying for the gym for weights and stuff at least twice a week along side pole. My aim now is to try and tone up and gain some muscle, I know my weight will go up a bit as I put on muscle, so as long as I'm happy with what I see in the mirror then the number on the scale wont really matter. I'm also attempting intermittent fasting to see if it can shift some of the stubborn fat thats been hanging on to me. Pole has given me so much confidence its unreal, I've gotten stronger from it too! Sorting my diet and going to the gym is hopefully going to improve my muscle tone and build my strength a bit more. 
This was quite a wordy post, so apologies, but I don't have loads of pictures from my journey and unfortunately I've no up to date ones. Pole ones are the best I can do, if you're interested in pole fitness then be sure to check out my instagram cause I post a fair few videos of it there! I've still a fair bit to go in my wee journey but I've come so far to only think of how far I've left to go. 

22/05/2017

A New Place to Find Gifts | UncommonGoods

Hey everyone, so todays post is all about a pretty amazing site called UncommonGoods, think not on the highstreet but better! UncommonGoods as a company are working to make themselves more environmentally friendly, socially responsible and a rewarding place to work. Everyone that is full time there and even some that are part time are given free health insurance, which for us Brits is something that I think we take for granted. Having access to free health insurance is something I think we in the UK forget about as being such a luxury, and its such an amazing thing that UncommondGoods offer there staff this as part of working for them. 
All the products for sale on UncommonGoods are free from leather, feathers and fur, which is amazing as it means no animals are hurt and are therefore cruelty free. I know so many people that are going cruelty free with their makeup and clothing choices, so its always good to know that the site your on are free from animal byproducts. 
UncommonGoods offer so many different products, from gifts to home ware they've got it all. What with it coming into summer, I thought I'd talk about Wedding gifts and such like, as Summer is wedding time! 
UncommonGoods have a few of these personalised champagne bottles for sale, these would make a perfect Wedding present or even an amazing anniversary present. 
This ones not so much a wedding present, but something that if you're getting married you could use as a lovely way of remembering the date, not that you could forget your wedding day. Theres so many amazing wedding gifts on the site, a similar idea to the one above is this really cool fingerprint guestbook print. They've plenty more options online for wedding gifts too, so theres loads of options for gifts for the lucky bride and groom. Theres even loads of options of Bridesmaid gift ideas too!
These lovely little French Macaron Soap set would be a perfect little gift for your bridesmaids, or even for your macaron obsessed girlfriend, ideal as a part of an anniversary present even. Speaking of anniversary gifts, they've so many Anniversary gift ideas online too! 
Ok, so I don't know about you but this is something I've actually wanted to try for awhile, this Love is Art Kit is fairly reasonably priced and gives you and your partner the ability to create an entirely unique piece of art. I've wanted to make one of these for ages and trust me when I say that I'll be getting David to make a pretty picture with me at some point! 
Another anniversary type present I saw on their site is this lovely little print, I'd love this for my house. Its such a cute print, and would be perfect for the couple that love travelling.
UncommonGoods have so many amazing items on their site, they have a gift for every occasion, and I know for a fact I'll be picking up a few things for my friends birthdays and such like - I'm looking at you macaron soaps!  
What do you think of UnncommonGoods? Do you like the look of the items I've picked out?  


08/05/2017

Empties Round Up

I honestly have no idea how some people have monthly empties - I've had this little box of stuff for at least half a year at this point, and honestly its not even that huge an amount of stuff. I've got a few hair care bits, some skincare and a makeup bit too. Lets do this then!
Hair care first then yah? I've used up both the Bleach London Silver Shampoo and Conditioner. I reaaaally liked these - and I'm actually pretty sure I've used a couple more bottles of these but for whatever reason theres just the one set. The Bleach London stuff does help remove brassy tones, at least a lot better than the Provoke Touch of Silver Shampoo, which I've also used up. This shampoo was rubbish, you get less product for a start than in the Bleach one and it was waaay too watery. It also did nothing for removing brassy tones, would not recommend troops. The final hair care bit I've got is the Schwarzkopf Supersoft Kids Detangling Spray. This stuff is gold. SHEER GOLD! It reduces drying time and makes brushing your hair soooo much easier, I actually don't know why I've not repurchased this yet, but I'll be making a move to get it again soon. 
Skin care time now, I've a couple of products from Liz Earle that I've used up. Firstly being the Cleanse and Polish in the Jasmine & Osmanthus scented one. The smell of this was lovely, obviously I don't need to talk about how amazing Cleanse and Polish is, cause everyone and their hamster know how good it is. I also from Liz Earle used the Instant Boost Skin Tonic, it was alright nothing to write home about - I think if I had had the oily skin one then maybe I'd have liked it more, I just ain't got normal skin. 
I've also got a sample sized tube of Origins Retexturizing mask with Rose Clay, this mask was actually really nice and while using it I think that my skin was a bit less spotty. While the tube was still being used I definitely had much better skin. 
Last skin bit is the Superfacialist by Una Brennan Cleansing Oil, I honestly cant decide what I feel about this. Like it removed make-up hella well, but I needed to wash my face again to get my skin feeling ok again. I'd really rather my make-up removed didnt leave me with a layer on my face.
Finally, the only bit of make-up I've used up, maybe the best high street mascara I've used in a long while. The Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara is amazing, I've got a couple other tubes in my collection I like it that much! It separates the lashes, gives volume and makes them look soo much longer. Mascara goals I'm telling you. 
This is all I've used up in the past few months, I'm hoping to use up a lot more over the coming months as I've got soooo much stuff that I just don't use, so better to use it than let it go off and have it be wasted. 

03/04/2017

Beauty Haul | Beauty Bay & Cult Beauty

So, I've been a bit MIA recently. And honestly I've a good reason for being so absent. My relationship with Connor blew up in my face rather unexpectedly and its taken me near enough two months to just come to terms and kind of accept that its over. I'm getting myself back out there and I feel so much better than I have in a very very long time. 
I've honestly over spent so bloody much in the past few weeks to try cheer myself up, all this has done however has lead me to have no money for the rest of the month. YAY. 
I put a couple of orders on Beauty Bay and another in Cult Beauty. I've become a wee bitty beauty obsessed in recent weeks, and as a result I've bought the things I wanted for the longest time. 
 From BeautyBay I got myself a few wee things, in the first order I made I got myself one of the Jeffree Star highlighters, the one I got is in the shade Ice Cold, £25.50. For what ever reason this picture turned out awfully, the highlighter though is unreal, and I've worn it near enough every time I've worn make-up. I've actually been wearing it with another highlighter but I'll do a post on that soon - it gives me such feels. 
I also got myself the new (?) Violet Voss Silicone makeup thing, £10. I gave this a quick try when I got it, but honestly I think I used it wrong, as I hated the finish it gave. Everyone raved about it so much and said how beautiful the finish was. I think I must have used to much foundation, cause the foundation didn't look even slightly blended and there was so much excess that needed blending in with another brush.  
Last thing from Beauty Bay is the Mr. Bright Teeth Whitening Kit, £49.95. I was so apprehensive about buying this, I mean look at the price of it! If this did nothing for my teeth then I'd have wasted so much money on it, half a hundred quids.  

Cult Beauty took some of my cash dolla too. I finally dove in and bought the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette, £41. I'm so bloody glad I did, I've only played with it just the once so far, but I'm utterly in love with it already. The shades are beautiful and so pigmented, the blend like a dream too. URGH, want a good enough reason to wear it out and about but university doesn't seem like a glam enough reason. 
 Two new lovely Zoeva brushes too, both were £8.99 each. I love Zoeva brushes, and I plan to one day own all their eye ones! I own a lot of eye brushes, but the Zoeva ones are by far the best ones you can buy, at least out of the ones I've tried at least. 
Any recommendations on what I should buy next? 

09/02/2017

TK Maxx Beauty Buys

Usually when I go into TK Maxx I find nothing, the beauty always lets me down. They always have great pieces but they've been poked and prodded at so much that it is horrifically disgusting and theres no way I'd ever put any of it near my face. 
TK Maxx had a really good makeup section, they had a fair few untouched Too Faced products, I got a couple of the Too Faced Melted Metal Lipsticks. I got three shades from them: Melted Metallic Bunny; Melted Metallic Dream House & Melted Metallic Tu Tu. They cost like £5.99 each, and honestly I bought them not having a clue how they looked on the lips or anything. Like any rational beauty junkie I bought all the colours they had. Justifiable what with it being super cheap. 
As I was heading to the checkout I spotted this small mask section, and literally rifled through every single mask they had, making myself a fair sized pile of masks. I spotted a bunch of Tony Moly masks, I got all the ones that they had on offer and I'm really excited to see what they do for my skin, also what they smell like - that red wine one intrigues me. 
Last bunch of masks are all a bit random, the little piggy ones look really cool. The 3 step Blackhead mask looks like it could be really good. I dont think any of the masks cost more than £4, so its crazy good value. 

I'm not sure how much of this is available in other stores, but its always cool to know that these things can be there and if you keep your eye out you might be lucky enough to find them. 

06/02/2017

A Few Bits From London

After a day of sightseeing, my friend Gemma and I walked ourselves down to Oxford Street for a bit of retail therapy! 
Our first stop was to Selfridges, and I was genuinely like a little kid in a candy shop. I restrained myself so so so much and only got a few things - and only got a few things that we can't get easy access to in Glasgow. One of the first things I noticed was a bunch of skin care by Tonymoly. I've seen them online before but always decided against them as I'd not seen them in person before. I decided on a couple of TonyMoly products, the first one I decided on was the Egg Pore Nose Pack Package. I love a good pore strip - if they work then its a massive plus, the ones I last used did absolutely nothing and left me with such a red nose, I could have given Rudolf a run for his money! I've yet to use them, so I'll report back when I do get around to trying them out. Theres 7 in the pack, and they cost £6. Along with the pore strips I also got myself the TonyMoly Blackhead Steam Balm. This I have used, and I'm really impressed with it so far. You apply the product on your face, I just put it on the overly blackheady bits of my face leave it for a couple of minutes, then you just massage it in for a bit and when it turns into a white lather you just wash it off. It left my skin feeling hella soft and hella smooth. Your only meant to use this once or twice a week, I've so far used it two days in a row and I honestly feel like the darkest of the blackheads are gone. Trying just that one TonyMoly product has left me wanting to try so much more from TonyMoly and come payday I'm sure I'll be adding a few more products to my collection. The last thing I bought from Selfridges is a Zoeva Brush. I got the eye shadow brush 221 Luxe Soft Crease, I'm pretty sure I don't already have this one, and I absolutely adore my Zoeva eye brushes. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if I owned all their eye brushes by the end of the year.  
After leaving Selfridges, we went a wander down the street and wound up in Pandora. Gemma wanted to to get herself a London related charm, and I honestly didn't go in with plans of buying anything. On the little tray the guy showed Gemma there was such a lovely little travel related charm and I couldn't help myself. The newest addition to my bracelet is this lovely little world charm with the words "All Around the World" written on it, and a little gem in it too. It was £35, which I thought was a great price as I thought it might end up being more expensive! Trying to picture this was so bloody hard, so theres a link to it here if your interested. 
Moving on from Pandora we wandered in and out of stores, and then I saw the mothership. The Disney Store. The Oxford Street Disney Store is flipping huge! The upstairs section looked bigger than the whole of the Glasgow store! The Disney Store had some of the country related new releases, and y'know I just had to buy the little London Tsum Tsum set. I'm not sure if I'll take them out the little box they came in, if I do though I'll definitely keep the box. They were £10, which is maybe a bit expensive but they are cute and a nice wee souvenir. 
The last thing we did on our lovely shopping day was to go on a hunt for Laduree Macarons. I ADORE THESE. Gemma got a bunch of Hotel Chocolat things, shes chocolate mad, I saved myself for my beautiful macarons. We walked past this store twice, we must have been so tired cause once we found it we were sooo confused as to how we missed it. I bought a box of 12 and got a fair mix of flavours: Morello Cherry; Lemon; Chocolate; Rose Petal; Orange Blossom; Vanilla; Salted Caramel and Pistachio. I love me some Laduree Macarons, if only Glasgow had a store. 
Whats your favourite thing from this little haul? Have you tried any TonyMoly products, what ones do you recommend I buy next?  


02/02/2017

London In Photos

Recently I came back from my first visit to the Capital, and I can say for sure I'll definitely be returning again this year! London was brilliant, and I think visiting somewhere where everyones first language was English made it so much easier. Don't get me wrong, I love travelling to places further a field - but not being able to speak much of any language (English sometimes included) makes it a little more difficult. London was just so effortless and I walked everywhere, its such an easily walked city, next time I'll use the Tube so I can spend full days exploring areas in and around London, but that for another time. Lets get onto the pictures of what I saw whilst in London! 
When we arrived to our hotel - the Premier Inn near the London Eye - we were too early for check in, so we dumped our bags and went exploring! We saw Big Ben and Parliament for the first time, and then we walked down the Thames towards the Tower of London. We made a detour and passed into see St Pauls Cathedral, but unfortunately couldn't get into visit as it closed to visitors at 11? 
We still spent time in the area though, undeterred, and walked through the gardens before heading on wards! Walking further down the river we found another little cathedral - this one was open and decided may as well go in for a bit. It was right next to the Borough Market, lucky for my tummy! I'd seen these crazy good looking doughnuts on instagram and when I found the stall I couldn't help myself. I got a hazelnut stuffed one and oh lordy was it good!
The stall sold so many delicious looking breads and if we'd had a little flat to stay in I'd have definitely got us some for dinner! 

We then got to the Tower of London, I love me some history and walking around and being able to read all about the Tower way back when really appealed to me. The Crown Jewels were so impressive, but I honestly think they're missing out on a real opportunity. I mean how many of you would pay to wear a mock version of the crown? Cause I know I would! To have a picture with a crown on, ah every girls dream. Does anyone know why the Queens Guard is wearing grey? Is it to do with the seasons, just thought they always wore red. 
Since we had yet to check in we decided at this point to head back, not before stopping off though at Shakespeare's Globe for a picture, it would have been so cool to see a play here but Othello didn't start till February and that's the one Gemma and I read together in school! 
After checking in, we decided to just chill out for a couple hours before getting ready to find dinner and to make our way to the Apollo Victoria to see Wicked!!!!!!!! 
Wicked was absolutely amazing, Gemma has seen it twice now. Once in London and once in New York and she plans to see it again in Edinburgh when it tours. I'd gladly pay to see it again, I near enough cried while watching it and I had goosebumps all over me. It gave me chills! The cast were amazing, and just thinking of it makes me smile. 
On the walk home after the show ended we took a slight detour and wandered around Buckingham Palace and then towards Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square. 
After a well needed sleep, we started the new day with sushi. Living the life guys. We followed up our sushi brunch with dessert. Instagram had been a haven for me finding all sorts of amazing looking foods, Yolkin had relocated to somewhere that was kind of on our way that morning so we popped in and both got one of their yummy macaron icecreams! 
They have different flavours every week, the one I tried was Apple Crumble, and boy oh boy was it good! It was absolutely freezing in London, but that didn't stop us wolfing down our ice creams! 
The rest of the day was spent walking from place to place, as we didn't have much time to see everything we'd planned. 
First stop was a little time spent in the British Museum, as lovely as it was, I feel bad saying that its not my favourite museum I've ever been to and I definitely think the Kelvingrove Art Galleries is better. 
The British Museum was followed by a magical trip to Kingscross where we picked out house and snapped a few pictures, I decided to buy the ones we got, and honestly it was definitely for the £20 for 3 prints and digital copies. 
Moving on we found ourselves in Camden and strolled around the Markets for a good while. Gemma bought some bits from the stalls inside and I bought myself yet more food. The Halloumi fries from Oli Baba's were heavenly, I love halloumi cheese, and turning them into fries was the best idea ever. 
We then found ourselves in Chin Chin getting ourselves one of their insanely rich hot chocolates with the torched mallow on top. The mallow tasted like I died and went to heaven, and the hot chocolate was so rich, it was the perfect size and at around £4 I think the value was pretty good too! 
We tried to get into Madame Toussands but unfortunately they weren't open to the public for some reason. Since it was after dinner time we decided to call it quits and walked home via Oxford Street for some shopping. I went a wee bit mad in Selfridges - but I was still v v v restraint. Theres going to be a haul post up soon though from that, so keep an eye out if your interested in what I got! 
When we got back to the hotel, we decided to order pizza to our room. We just chilled out and ate our very yummy pizza whilst watching TV, and then packed our bags as the following day was home time. Boo. 
Final day was an early start and a walk to Buckingham Palace. We saw the changing of the Guard which was cool, went to 10 Downing Street and then took some v touristy pictures with my Instax. As we had to get the bus around 4, we went back to the hotel got a drink and some food. We had an absolute disaster with National Express, our bus came but the driver was so rude and left without us, leaving us in a panic and having to get an Uber. We got to the airport with like 10 mins to spare. V V V stressful. All in all though, London was amazing! I'd go back in a heartbeat - although next time I'll just get the train from the airport. 
I've already got itchy feet and I wanna get my next getaway booked! Who knows where I'll end up going next...