Friday 25 July 2014


Grab a cup of tea, it's the TMI Tag! A lot of people do this tag on Youtube but I just thought this would be something a little different and fun to do so that you can get to know me a little better! I love reading/watching this tag so here goes...

1: What are you wearing? 
i've got on my black skinny Joni jeans from Topshop and an orange/pink fade out top from Mango.

2: Ever been in love? 
Yes, currently!

3: Ever had a terrible breakup? 
Not really, no.

4: How tall are you? 
I think i'm around 5"5/5"6

5: How much do you weigh? 
Giiiiirl, that ish don't matter. Next question.

6: Any tattoos? 
I have a classic red rose on my left wrist. I really want to get more tattoos. 

7: Any piercings? 
No, i'm not really a piercing person.

8: OTP? 

9: Favourite show? 
I LOVE Pretty Little Liars, it's actually becoming a problem. Alison is my favourite character.
I also have a tendency to marathon-watch shows like Extreme Couponers, My Strange Addiction at some ungodly hour of the night.

10: Favourite bands? 
I could list hundreds but the ones that come to mind right now are: The 1975, Coldplay, David Gray, Noel Gallachers High Flying Birds... you know, that kind of stuff.

11: Something you miss? .
My early school years. Those really were the good old days. Some of my greatest memories are from school.

12: Favourite song?
Right now? Probably The 1975 - You

13: How old are you? 
I recently turned 21.

14: Zodiac sign? 
I'm an Aries, I'm not really into the whole "Zodiac signs" shizz but the typical traits of Aries is actually a pretty accurate description of me.

15: Quality you look for in a partner? 
Good sense of humour. Great, actually. I like to laugh a lot.

16: Favourite Quote? 
I have quite a few. Most of which have left my brain space right now though... 

"Memory lane becomes a very important place when you get older." - Mary Hall Leicester

17: Favourite actor? 
Leonardo DiCaprio. How has that man not won an Oscar yet?

18: Favourite color? 
I feel like this changes quite often for me, but let's say red. 

19: Loud music or soft? 
As loud as possible. I like to drown everything else out while i'm listening to music.

20: Where do you go when you're sad? 
My room I suppose, or out for a long walk.

21: How long does it take you to shower? 
Too long. I am incapable of getting showered in under 10 minutes.

22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 
Again, too long. I feel like I need an hour and 15 minutes minimum when i'm washing my hair. If i'm not washing my hair, maybe 45 minutes. Including breakfast, obv.

23: Ever been in a physical fight? 
No, although I could totally kick some ass.

24: Turn on?

Good teeth, smell nice.

25: Turn off? 

26: The reason I joined Youtube? 
I didn't! I can't actually remember the reason I started blogging either... I was most likely inspired by one of my favourite Youtubers actually.

27: Fears? 
I have a terrible fear of falling from a height. My biggest fear in life is embarrassment.

28: Last thing that made you cry? 
I cry at everything. Movies, songs etc etc. Stuart always laughs at me for it.

29: Last time you said you loved someone? 
Probably last night when I said goodnight to my boyfriend Stuart!

30: Meaning behind your Youtube Name? 
Blog name? I literally sat down one night and started scribbling down ideas. Beauty and the Blank came from the idea that I wanted my blog to be predominantly beauty-related but "and the Blank" leaves it open so that I can incorporate whatever else I fancy talking about.

31: Last book you read? 
Probably a textbook from University. I know, pretty boring eh?

32: The book you're currently reading?
I am about to read #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso. I've heard some good reviews about this book but I will report back with a blog post when i've finished reading it.

33: Last show you watched? 
Pretty Little Liars. I power-watch random episodes even though I've seen them all before...I told you it was a problem.

34: Last person you talked to? 

35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted? 

36: Favourite food? 
Oh lord. I love food. Seriously, you don't understand. I couldn't possibly narrow it down to one favourite. I don't understand how i'm not insanely overweight because all I think about is food. The struggle is real not to stuff my face with Reese's peanut buttercups every day.

37: Place you want to visit?
I would love to travel up the West Coast of America. That's up there on my bucket list. I also want to go back to New York. Other places include: Toronto, Vancouver, Washington, Texas, Rio de Janeiro, New Zealand, the list could go on and on. I want to see a lot of the world. 

38: Last place you were? 
I was in St Andrews a few weeks ago.

39: Do you have a crush?
Yep, Stuart!

40: Last time you kissed someone? 
When I last saw Stuart.

41: Last time you were insulted? 
Hmm, probably quite recently (jokingly by one of my friends of course!)

42: Favourite flavour of sweet? 
Everyone who knows me, knows I have the biggest sweet tooth on the planet. I especially love Kinder Buenos, that is the key to my heart right there.

43: What instruments do you play?
I wish I played piano. That's on my life bucket list to learn to play classical piano.

44: Favourite piece of jewellery?
I got a couple of pieces of jewellery for my 21st birthday that I will keep forever. I also got given my Great Grans ring a few years ago. It's gold with a red ruby in the middle. I am mesmerised every time I look at it.

45: Last sport you played? 
Hmm since leaving school I don't tend to play any kind of competitive sports anymore (although I wish I did!). I go to the gym if that counts?

46: Last song you sang? 
This morning I was singing Sunset by Kid Ink, like a boss I might add.

47: Favourite chat up line?
All of them make me cringe.

48: Have you ever used it?

49: Last time you hung out with anyone? 
The night before last.

50: Who should answer these questions next?
Anyone and everyone! :)

Phew, that's it guys! Hopefully you learned something new about me. Feel free to leave any other questions in the comments, and I tag all of you to do this on your own blogs or Youtube channels!  

Thursday 17 July 2014


So, it finally happened. After a busy few weeks I finally made it down to The Hyndland Fox, a highly anticipated new eating spot in Hyndland in the heart of Glasgow's West End. In the short time The Fox has been open I have already heard countless good reviews from family and friends, and since I live locally I was even more intrigued. Word spreads fast around here! It is exactly what the area needed as most of the bars, cafe's, and restaurants in the West End are located more towards the bustling Byres Road, so this is perfectly placed for those a little further into Hyndland and Broomhill. 

As soon as we walked in we were greeted by a lovely member of staff who showed us upstairs to a seat in the upstairs mezzanine-style seating area. It was actually much larger than I had imagined, and I loved the simple yet modern interior design. As soon as we sat down I knew this was a place I could come for a quick breakfast, lazy brunch, or a lovely dinner. I spent a good 7-8 minutes just wondering how I was going to narrow down such a delicious sounding menu! I eventually settled on the steak burger and Stuart had a smoked salmon salad, both were fantastic! The coffee tasted incredible, so much so that we both had to get two Americanos each...

I loved the little touches at The Fox. A little later I had a pot of green tea, which had a piece of fudge on the side and it's own little tea cosy in the form of a jumper to keep the tea warm - so cute! Whilst we were inside I completely forgot about the miserable, rainy Monday outside. It was a very warm, relaxed and inviting atmosphere and the staff were lovely and helpful. A problem we often have when eating out is finding places that offer gluten free options - that's not a problem at The Fox! If you are gluten intolerant like us, there are a number of options on the menu that will make your mouth salivate just by reading them out! I have to say I was tempted by the gluten free homemade cheesecake but I thought i'd save that for my next visit.

The Fox is a great addition to the West End, there's nothing else like it.