Birchbox 3 Months On

Subscription boxes are a weird niche, they're a nice little pick me up each month tailored to you. For me, I've always wanted to try these and for the past three months, I've been subscribed to Birchbox. Each month I've received a bunch of products and I've given my verdict on them. I thought I would review the whole service after three months of purchasing and share my loves from the boxes and the ones you could definitely miss out on. 

The boxes overall have been good, there hasn't been any in which I haven't been disappointed. The service offers boxes tailored to you, after filling out a quick questionnaire it helps to tailor the products to you. What I've found throughout the boxes is it's normally 1 or 2 products that you will receive that might be different to what other people receive. This means there isn't that much personalisation around the box and what you get. 

However, I feel like the products in there, for the most part, are tailore…

Edinburgh in 3 Days

It's my first trip of the year and it was to not so sunny Edinburgh. As I'm writing this I'm on the train staring at all the stuff I got wondering if I even needed half of it. Well I got a new tote bag out of it all so I guess we'll say it was worth it. I took some time after exams to have a break before getting back to Uni to start semester 2 and thought I would share with you some of the things I did during my 3 days in Edinburgh.

The first thing was walking, so much walking. Honestly how my legs are still here after the amount of walking I did. We were up and down everywhere but honestly the views were worth it. It has a real city vibe to it but with everything being so close but high up it is a nice walk round the place. It was so nice to see everything and find some new places that I would never have gone if I went by myself. I luckily had my friend as an amazing tour guide. So it was very relaxed and full of laughs.

Shopping was a big thing for me, I mean when is it not. I love a good mooch around the shops and there are so many little knick knack shops that I had to run into every single. One that really stood out for me was Eden. Situated in Cockburn street it is a cute shop that does so many cute gifts. From mugs to cards to stuffed toys there was a bit of everything. I left this shop with a present for one person which i would like to applaud myself for as I was very close to buying so many things for myself.

Vintage shopping was also another exciting thing here. There are so many charity shops and vintage shops. I managed to go into Armstrongs and pop out with two new things. One being this amazing 60's a line dress. I will be working it into my wardrobe soon so stay tuned. And i managed to pick up this bright red Adidas jacket which was an amazing find. I've been after one for so long but i didn't really fancy paying the prices so when I saw this I ran for it straight away. They'll both be making an appearance on the Instagram soon.

Of course i got the souvenirs, it wouldn't be a proper trip if I didn't pick up a few magnets and keyrings. You won't struggle to find gift shops, on Princes Street there's about 6 dotted near each other so you'll be fine for souvenirs and those take home gifts.

Food wise I had a mix, I stuck to the classic Nando's which I know isn't exactly very touristy but I did also try a battered sausage and let me tell you I'm hooked on it. If you want to pop in somewhere for a good milkshake and even better food. Hula situated in Grassmarket is a cute little spot. They have a lot of dishes that can be made gluten free and vegan. I had the veggie chilli and let me tell you that is one of the best chilli's I have had in a long time.

Apart from all of this I just spent a lot of time exploring, It's great to wander around and find so many places. I didn't want to do a strict do this do that guide as my cup of tea may not be yours. These are the main things that stuck out for me and the bits of Edinburgh I experienced and recommend 100%.

Let me know if you've been to Edinburgh before or if you're off to anywhere soon. I've got Budapest coming up and I can't wait to go

Until next time, Chloe

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