For The Love of Activewear

Hey Guys,

Hope you are all having a good week, especially because it’s payday!!!

So… this morning I realised that I was going to be snowed in which has actually gone in my favour because now, I can actually catch up on all of the things I have been too busy to do from the comfort of my bed (thank you snow!)

I wanted to write a post about activewear and the best item’s to buy depending on what you do, whether you practice yoga, go to classes, run, dance or weight-lift. I want to talk about two of my new found favourite activewear brands, Gymshark and LuLu Lemon.


A fellow blogger friend of mine (StyleByMLM) loves the brand Gymshark and has recently got me into loving the brand as well. I don’t know what it is about activewear but I am so fussy when it comes to not being able to physically see items first before buying them but I am so glad I decided to try out the brand after hearing so many good reviews.


I purchased five item’s from the brand and they were all a perfect fit and of a great quality. What I love about Gymshark is that the products are still fashionable whilst being functional at the same time.

I can’t rate the sport bra’s enough, they are so comfortable and have good support and retail at ¬£28. Most of the other styles retail around ¬£28-¬£30. The second item is the ballet crop top that is ¬£26, I purchased this top in blue and I love it. I also purchased the long sleeved¬†pink top that retails at ¬£30. Usually, I dress in black and white so it was nice to add a bit of colour into my workout clothes. The dry sculpture leggings are currently on sale at ¬£25 and they are so comfortable and great for any workout. (they dry so quickly too after washing them) The bottom right navy leggings are the winter running leggings retailing at ¬£40, they are great for holding in insulation ¬†whilst regulating your temperature at the same time. They also have a zip pocket at the back. Generally, Gymshark have activewear to suit most activities. I love mine for doing anything weight orientated or even going to a step or body pump class. I would definitely recommend, plus you can get discount if you are a student through the Student Beans website.


When I was in Australia in October, I discovered the brand Lu Lu Lemon as it is so big over there compared to Glasgow. Me and my friend loved the brand and purchased all sorts of workout clothes. To my amazement, there is a LuLu Lemon store based in Glasgow City Centre (I honestly don’t know how I never came across it before) I was recently at a Kiehl”s Inner Strength event in Glasgow where LuLu Lemon came along to showcase the brands high-waisted¬†leggings that I was gifted and they are an absolute dream! LuLuLemons ranges are¬†perfect for any kind of training or practice from running, lifting, yoga or just generally working out at the gym.

The leggings I had been given at the event were the ‘Align Pant 25’ that you can see below. They are amazing for practicing Yoga in. The leggings are designed to lower distractions and have optimum comfort, they are so lightweight and you don’t feel restricted. The high-rise covers your core and they are perfect for teaming up with a sports bra or crop top. The leggings retail at ¬£88 but it is totally worth it because they will last you such a long time and they are so comfy. The pair I purchased in Perth are also a delight and have been worn A LOT!

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 You can shop these leggings via the link below

The Best Item’s For Training¬†

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Swiftly Tech Racerback £45.00 

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Awakening Tight £88.00 

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Free To Be Serene Bra £48.00 

The Best Item’s For Yoga

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Power Pose Tank £48.00 

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Wunder Under Tight Hi-Rise £78.00

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The Reversible Mat £48.00

You can shop LuLuLemon online via the link below;en-GB;women


I hope this has inspired you to check out each of the brands. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week.

Alana xo 


Cameo Rose Co-Ord 

Hey guys, 

I wanted to share my recent sweater and jogger co-ord from the brand Cameo Rose that you can find at certain New Look stores.

As you probably know, the loungewear trend is popular and is perfect to dress up or down and what‚Äôs better than being comfy when going out …? 

I decided to dress this striped navy crop sweater and cuffed joggers set with black heels for a casual/smart look. 

You can shop the link to this co-ord via the link below. It is very affordable with the top only retailing at ¬£12.99 and the joggers ¬£15.99.

Have a great day,

Alana xo

Kartel: Watches With a Story To Tell 


I know it has been months and months since I last wrote up a blog post, life has been busy from moving house, starting new job/s and starting my Fashion Branding course at university (which is amazing) Now I’m back and I want to dedicate a few hours each week into making my blog bigger and better as I have missed it ALOT.

I wanted to talk about the independent Scottish watch brand Kartel in my post this evening as I have collaborated with the brand previously and they have came so far in such a short space of time. 

The brand consists of  timeless and classic watches that all relate to Scottish heritage, which I obviously love, being Scottish and all …. Each of the watches have a Scottish name such as ‚ÄėSinclair‚Äô or ‚ÄėKendrick‚Äô which I thought was quite interesting as it show’s how all of the inspiration has been taken from the creator/s background which relates to the brand as a whole, essentially meaning there is a story behind each of the watches.

As my colour palette tends to consist of black, white, grey, nude (anything with a neutral palette basically) I decided to go for the classic ‘Lewis’ watch that features a white face and black leather strap.

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I don’t think I could find a more suited watch for myself!

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What I love about Kartel watches is that they are gender neutral and affordable. Can you believe that this watch is only ¬£69!? 

You can also receive engraving services on the watches which is great for a personalised touch.

 A Kartel watch would make the perfect gift for any occasion and you also have the option to build you own watch with a selected face and strap. AMAZING, right?


The idea is that you choose what style of watch you like, the dial colour and strap off your choice from the ‘Watch Builder’ option you can find via this link.

There are so many different watch styles that you can choose that can be personal to your own style.


If you are still doing your Christmas shopping like me …. then definitely consider a Kartel gift this Christmas. It will not disappoint.

Good Night,

Alana xo


Glitter Glam

Hey guys, 

I don’t normally write beauty posts but I wanted to tak about something a little different this week.  

For my birthday weekend I decided to get my makeup done by the talented Kaeleigh Baister who you can find on Instagram @kaeleighbaister. 

As I don’t usually don’t wear a lot of makeup I wanted to go for a look that stood out … and what stands out more than glitter and shimmer? With that in mind we decided on going for a smoky look with gold and silver glitter on the crease and underneath my eyes. 

For the base we went for a matte 24 hour long lasting finish. I usually rely on brands like Nars or Mac for long wearing foundation. I have sensitive skin too and I still find these brands to have great results. My skin never gets dried out or irritated either which is a plus. 

The foundation I am currently using is Nars  all day luminous foundation. I couldn’t recommend it more, especially because of the various shades it comes in to match your completction. You can find it here:$ja=tsid:44970%7Ccid:207268315%7Cagid:10145161315%7Ctid:pla-305357118879%7Ccrid:198539740202%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:314451671060075628%7Cdvc:m%7Cadp:1o4%7Cmt:

I tend to mix and match my makeup with drugstore brands as well as more high end ones like Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury, Urban Decay, Mac and Nars.

I always rely on Bobbi Brown for a good bronzer. It is always lightweight on your skin and leaves a great finish. You can find the link to this below.

For eyes I definitely love Urban Decay! I tend to use all the Naked Palettes and I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Naked Heat one. All the warm tones are perfect for fall coming.

 If you are ever looking for affordable eye shimmer/glitter, you should check out Kiko Milano’s glitter eyeliner and shimmer pots. They are amazing. The eyeliner only retails at ¬£6.90 and the shimmer pots ¬£12.90. It should definitely be on everyone’s wish list. 

Finally, for lipstick I tend to use gloss or pencil liners. However I do love Charlotte Tilburry’s lipsticks. They come in the most amazing shades. Currently I wear Stoned Rose which is the perfece nude/red shade. You can find it below:

You can see my final makeup look for Saturday. I loved it! Definitely check out Kaeleigh Baisters work on Instagram for makeup ideas and bookings.

Alana xo

Casual T and Blazer


So recently I’ve been keeping my eye out for staple pieces for the A/W seasons approaching. 

With the sales being on, I was browsing on Topshops clearance and came across a black loose fitted blazer that was exactly what I was looking for… even better it was reduced from ¬£49 to just ¬£10!

I love the gold button details and how you can wear it as a top as it wraps over when it fastens. It also features slits in the sleeve which is a great style detail, perfect if you like accessorising with bracelets and watches that you want to be visible.

There’s still sizes 8,10 and 12 in store so be sure to grab yours quickly. I’ll attach a link below. 

I also fell in love with the Milan T shirt by the brand Tee and Cake in Topshop, it’s so simple yet chic and perfect for dressing up or down. It is definitely a great staple piece, especially for ¬£18.

You can find the link to both items below!



Happy Sunday,

Alana xo

That Pink Boutique Dress

Good Morning,

Today’s post is about my recent dress I bought from Pink Boutique for a wedding reception I was at last weekend.

I am always apprehensive about purchasing clothing online as I have had a few disasters which I am sure you can all relate to haha!

I came across the website ‘Pink Boutique’ and I couldn’t recommend the brand more. The dress I ordered looked exactly as it did online, it was also very affordable and can be worn for lots of different occasions whether your going out with friends, a family party or going to a wedding like I was.

I acessorised this look with silver jewellery with a black clutch and heels.

The dress I’m wearing can be found here, it’s a complete style steal for just ¬£25

You can find the Kurt Gieger heels I’m wearing from the link below. They are definitely my new favourites as they give a lot of height, I love the cross over strap detail too.

I hope you all have the best weekend.

Alana xo

Swatch: The Perfect Gift For Any Occasion


Good Morning,

I hope you are all well and are ready for the Christmas holidays! I am so excited! Although, I still have so much shopping and gift wrapping to do. I’m usually prepared well in advance but this year has been the total opposite. I’m sure I’m not the only one.

Last month, I was approached by Swatch Switzerland to attend their new store opening event on Buchanan Street in Glasgow where I could get to learn more about the brand and choose a piece of my own, which was so exciting! When I seen the new store it looked great and it is positioned on one of the busiest places to shop in Glasgow. The store space is so open with great branding of all the different watch styles and collections they have in store. The atmosphere is so upbeat and is very inviting. The staff are so helpful and interested in the products they are selling which is always a bonus too.

The brand itself originated in Switzerland and was founded in 1983 by Nicolas Hayek.¬†Before, I didn’t know much about the brand and now I realise that it has so much to offer with watch styles¬†to fit everyone’s tastes as well as their products being unisex. The watches are so quirky and each has a unique story behind them, which is what makes Swatch¬†stand out to¬†other related brands. So much goes into the thought process of designing and creating the different watch styles that come from an initial design concept and trend, I love it.

What I didn’t realise is, that Swatch also offer sunglasses and jewelry in store too. I personally loved the sunglasses that were on offer as they matched some of the watch styles in store from the certain trends that are popular in store. As well as this you can pop out and change the lenses depending on the style and purpose they are being used for. Check these out …


You can find the link to the sunglasses below.

Whilst on the visit I was completely spoiled for choice. As I was shown round, I was told about all the concepts behind some of the watch trends, which I was amazed by. From looking at it you don’t see all the art and creative background it develops from until it’s pointed out to you.

One of the trends I was obsessed over was called ‘Look Fab’ which is a glitzy, sleek and sophisticated range of watch styles. ¬†It is based on ‘Sun-brushed dials and glittery gold, silver, fuchsia, and ink blue styles create a collection of Swiss watches that reminds us to cherish life’s treasures.’


If you want to have a look at other trends you can have a look via this link:

After ages of deciding, I decided to choose the¬†SISTEM STALAC watch that has a silver bracelet and face with Swarovski crystals embedded on the outer face. It fastens by a clasp and is non-battery powered and instead is powered by the movement of your wrist with new mechanical technology. The good thing about my new watch is that if you decide not to wear it for four days the watch will still be ticking at the appropriate time but is easy to wind up if you don’t wear it for longer than four days. (trust me if I can operate it, anyone can I am a complete technophobe!)

A video based on the mechanics of the watch can be seen via the link below:



This watch is definitely one of my favourites. I love the detailing and the bracelet makes it look really elegant contrasting with the large face.

You can shop my watch here at:

I definitely recommend Swatch, especially if you are a fashion lover. The products they offer make the perfect gift so if you are like me and are still doing your Christmas shopping I would consider taking a look in a Swatch store near you or on their website that I will post a link to below.

Currently Swatch are giving advice on what to gift a loved on by answering a few questions based on their gender and style to make it all the more easier for you.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week!

Alana xo