Excellent Exfoliators.

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The best bit of summer, catching a tan. Although one of the best ways to make sure your tan stays is to exfoliate your skin before you go from top to toe. An easy change to add to your beauty routine.

1. Clinique 7 day scrub cream

A personal favourite great to get rid of grime and not harsh on sensitive skin.

2. Exfoliating gloves

The key to great exfoliation is to use both a scrub and gloves to really get rid of the dead skin.

3. St Ives apricot blemish control scrub

Whenever I break out in spots or am particularly sweaty after the gym, this thicker scrub is perfect. A range of St Ives scrubs are available for all skin types.

4. Bubblegum lip scrub

A perfect pout starts with smooth lips. Simply scrub your lips every morning before adding lip balm.

5. Clinique sparkle skin body exfoliator

An all body exfoliator to prime those pins and arms for a tan.

Any other exfoliating tricks?

Currently Reading | Victim Six.

Victim Six

Without fully realising it, many of Gregg Olsen’s books are a series following the detective Kendall in Washington. Each book is a continuation of the other in terms of character development with a different crime to solve. Although each book can be read separately!

Victim six is somewhat unnerving, you are continually introduced to the killer and by half way through the book you know who the killer is. The catch, the police don’t. An absolute page turner that I read in one long train ride.

Mother Daughter Day.

Since I was little, Mum has always made the effort to have mother-daughter days. Just before my 8th birthday, we passed Claire’s accessories and I asked (as I always did), if I could get my ears pierced. Surprisingly, Mum said yes. Never have I been more shocked. After the piercing, we had ice-cream, mint-chocolate chip in my case. Over the years, the days out have changed depending on location of mall we were visiting, from long coffee and cake sessions in Dubai to shopping, lunch and a glass of wine in the UK.

We decided to celebrate my graduate job and headed down to Edinburgh on the train. After an early start, brunch was in order, complete with a glass of bubbly and a gorgeous view of Edinburgh at the Forth Brasserie in Harvey Nichols (ask for a window seat). Unsurprisingly we both had smoked salmon and scrambled eggs with brioche bread as it is our all time favourite breakfast.

Cloudy view from forth brasserie Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh

Glass of prosecco in forth brasserie Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh

Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs in forth brasserie Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh

Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs in forth brasserie Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh

I then bought myself my graduation present, originally I wanted a handbag, but chose to invest in my feet and bought a pair of “red soles.” An elegant peep-toe sandal, perfect for any special ocassion.

Cross street Louboutin sandals in Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh

The weather in Edinburgh was a mixed-bag from thunderstorms to brilliant sunshine. The gardens in St Andrews Square are picturesque and currently have an exhibition on neuroscience, which was fascinating.

Neurosciene exhibition in St Andrews Square Edinburgh

Cloudy view looking at forth restaurant Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh

St Andrews Square, Edinburgh

Cloudy view from forth restaurant Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh

Mum and I browsed the various department stores picking up a few bits before having a mid-afternoon snack. Pizza, bruschetta and another glass of wine.

Bruschetta Pizza, wine in Amarone, Edinburgh

Another day out with my Mum I will never forget.