The Veggie Tag!

Hey All!

If you follow me on Social Media you probably know that I'm a proud Vegetarian with a slight obsession with Quorn food lol. I haven't seen any Veggie Tags floating around the Blogging community so I thought I would create this one for fun. 

If you're a fellow Veggie feel free to take a blast at it yourself.

Here goes...





Q1, When and why did you become a Vegetarian?


In 2006 I saw a Docu on TV about Farm Animals and they showed footage of Pigs & Cows being slaughtered. I was horrified and it broke my heart to see what these poor Animals go through. I grew up visiting farms as a child and always loved Animals so I felt so much guilt and a hypocrite that I ate Animal Meat back then. 

Q2, Why are you not a Vegan?

At the moment I'm in the process of trying to see what Vegan foods are out there. I tried to go Full Vegan last year and I ended up really ill, I had no energy and some of the foods/drinks made me sick. I won't give up though, I'll try again with other products and see what happens.

Q3, What do you think of people who continue to eat Animal Meat?

As a Scottish person I was brought up on a lot of Animal Meat based dinners because that was all we
could afford at the time like most families where I lived. I lived in Ignorance and didn't really know what happened with Animals and tried not to think about it. I notice that some people will turn away or change the subject when the topic of  slaughter comes up. I think it's hard for some people who have been brought up all their lives eating Animal Meat. 

Q4,What Quorn foods are your Favourites?

I'm a big fan of everything Quorn. I love having a Quorn bacon sandwich for Sunday breakfast and their Cocktail sausages are addictive.


Q5, What are your Favourite Veggie Sweets?

I love Giant Strawberries (Strawbz) and Strawberry Shoelaces. You can find these at most Supermarkets but you have to check the ingredients to ensure they are Veggie as some are not. 



So there you have it....! 

Thanks as always for checking out my latest post, see you in the next one!

You can also find me on Twitter:








The Bloggers Tag!

Greetings Guys & Gals!

I was catching up on some of my Fave Blogs when I spotted this Tag by Avec Valarie and thought I would have a go on this chilled bank holiday Monday. 

Have a go yourself if you have spare time on your hands! 

Here's my take on 'The Bloggers Tag':


Q1, How Tall are you?:


5'2! I'm very much a Heel Girl. My other half is 6'3 so I look like a little munchkin next to him lol.


Q2, Do you have a hidden Talent?:

I have loads of Talents (lol). I have hypermobile fingers and Hitchhikers thumbs. I can bend them in funny positions. I find it really funny when people get freaked out by it. 

Q3, What is your biggest blogger pet-peeve?: 

Bloggers who create Drama and Bloggers who don't support other Bloggers.

Q4, What's your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?: 


People who don't wash their hands!

Q5, What's your Fave song?:

Hard Question to answer, I'll pick a random one of my Faves..... Enjoy The Silence by Depeche Mode.

Q6, Which is your Fave Social Media Site?: 

Twitter.

Q7, What's your Fave way to spend your free time when you're alone?:

Yoga, Watching Youtube Videos, Spending time with my Other half. Online shopping.

Q8, What is your Fave Junk Food?:

Veggie Spring rolls with Sweet n Sour Fried Rice. 

Q9, Do you have pets, if so, what kind and what are their names?:

Two male cats. One's a Tabby and the other is a Black cat. They're called MJ and Freddie Mercury. They are both pampered lil Divas.

Q10, What is your Fave Fiction and Non-Fiction book?:

Flowers in the Attic by V Andrews & Non-Fiction would be The Bible (Ooooh Deep lol)

Q11, What's your Fave Beauty Tool?:

At the moment it's my Eyebrow brush, I'm so happy to have my Eyebrows back lol!

Q12, When was the last time you were embarrassed?, what happened?:

My mind has gone blank but I'm sure I have had lots of Embarrising moments. I don't think anything embarrising has happened to me lately lol.

Q13, If you could only drink one beverage for the rest of your life (besides water) what would it be and why?:

Tea, either Breakfast or Earl Grey. 

Q14, What is your Fave Movie?:

Another hard question as I have a few but 'Fright Night' (1985) is one of my all time Faves.

Q15, What was your Fave lesson in school and why?:

Drama

Q16, If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?:

Somewhere in the Scottish Highlands 

Q17, Mac or PC?:

Mac

Q18, Last romantic gesture from a crush, date, boyfriend/spouse?: 

I'm pretty lucky to say that everyday me and my other half do little romantic things for each other

Q19, Fave Celebrity?:

Billy Connolly 

Q20, Which Blogger do you Secretly want to be friends with?:

It isn't a secret because I've told her in the past how fab she is but I'd have to say Touch of Belle who runs #BDIB 

Q21, Who is your biggest Inspiration?:

There's a few people I admire but I would have to say my Grandmother.

Q22, What is your Fave Blog to read?:

I have a list of my Fave blogs and youtubers... there's Too many to mention!

Q23, What is you Fave High Street Shop?:

H&M

Q24, Are you in Education or Work?:

Work

Q25, What are you most proud of?: 

All the things I have achieved through hard work and determination.


well, there you have it! if you made it this far then Thanks for baring with me. If you decide to have a go tweet me your Blog link and I'll share it on The Bloggers Post.

Much Love & See you in the next post : ) 






#RosieBea Nails #Giveaway

Hey Guys, 


I've just posted my latest Giveaway on Twitter. It's been a while since I have done one and since I'm dusting the cobwebs off my blog I thought it would be a good idea to set up the Giveaway today.

I have so many packs of these Gorgeous Nails that I wanted to share some with you Fabulous peeps. We all love our Nails to look on Fleek and the Rosie Bea range is Gorgeous with designs to suit every season and style.

This is a little Twitter Giveaway so all you need to do is RT the Comp Tweet when you see it & follow me on The Bloggers Post & CaledonianKitty

Giveaway is open to UK only this time and winner will be chosen at random on 1st June.

Good Luck!



A little Update...

Hey All, 


It's been a minute since I last blogged (4 Months actually lol). I didn't expect it to be that long but I've been so busy with life that I haven't had the spare time. I also wanted to take a break from Blogging. 

I've been keeping up to date with Bloggers posts/Youtube video's etc and ofcourse updating The Bloggers Post as much as I could. Even though I haven't been posting on my own blog I've still been sharing other Bloggers posts. 

I've also noticed the bits of "Drama" that's been going on over the past few months between certain Bloggers and all the Instagram stuff. I didn't get involved, I couldn't be bothered with it (more important things happening in the world). 

With Instagram I gave up ages ago. I may re-activate my Account at some point but I got fed up of people following me, waiting till I followed back, then unfollowed (you know the story). I also felt a bit cheesed off that certain followers who I'd helped/supported were not interested in supporting me back. It was one of the reasons I decided to take a break from Blogging.

I'm not shocked to learn that some Bloggers have "Bought" their Insta/Twitter/Facebook (etc) followers. I don't sit and focus on how many followers a person has, I do think it's wrong to those of us who have worked hard but it is what it is. I've seen people get awards who haven't worked as hard as other bloggers. I see a lot of Amazing Bloggers Underrated. 

My approach to Blogging is different now, I see it as a hobby. If you can do Blogging full time and make money out of it then all power to you. I may have a lot of followers and had a few great opportunities but I've never had Awards, Nominations or any Major Collabs with a big Brand (no shade to any Brands I've worked with lol).

Blogging for me became a Negative thing last year, seeing all the Drama on Twitter, Bloggers unfollowing Bloggers, copying posts, Instagram stuff etc and having people that I'd helped (connected with brands, promoted etc) not bothering to support me back and unfollowing me once they'd got what they wanted (lol). I'd block people who unfollowed me on my main page on TBP and then they'd moan about me blocking them lol. 

I don't want this to sound like a negative post but you get the picture of why I lost my Blogging-Va-Va-Voom lol!. Anyway, I'll be posting again and I'll be having a Giveaway coming up so keep your eyes peeled!


See you in the Next post : ) 






Christmas Gift Guide, Part Two + Giveaways!


Hi Everyone!

So here we are in 'Christmas Week' and some people have managed to get all of their Christmas Shopping done, whereas some people like me (ha ha!) are still getting the last few bits and pieces.

I have previously posted my Christmas Gift Guide, Part One as well as my Christmas Giveaways and Stocking Fillers for Him & Her so be sure to check them out for last minute Gift Ideas too!

I have included a few of the Gifts I have have mentioned before in this post as I think they would make Fantastic Gifts/Stocking Fillers.


So grab yourself some Hot Chocolate and enjoy browsing....



The Gorgeous range from Scaramouche + Fandango (you'll have noticed that I have included them in previous Guides ) These Luxurious products from the Award Winning Male Grooming Brand Scaramouche + Fandango could be a Main Present (if you decided to create a bundle together with a wash bag or create a Hamper) or Individually wrapped to include as a Stocking Filler. I wrote about these Divine products in my Review of Scaramouche + Fandango post. I also collaborated with them on a popular Giveaway of their products which fellow bloggers and general public commented on how Stylish and Fantastic their products were, it's not hard to see why they have won Awards for their Luxurious Products.

You can find Scaramouche + Fandango on:





This Beautiful Luxurious Sleep Therapy Gift Set from Micheline Arcier Aromatherapie containing two beautifully blended bath oils together with a Therapeutic Essential Oil designed to relax your body and mind, take away the stress and prepare you for a soothing, restful sleep. This Beautiful Gift Set would make a Luxurious stocking filler for both men and women. 

You can find Micheline Arcier Aromatherapie on:





If you're looking for a unique and Luxurious Gift set for the man in your life or Male relative then Men-u is an Absolute Must! This Fancy and Super Cool Gift set Pictured above contains Black Pepper and Bergamot Shower Gel along with LIQUIFFLEX to keep their hairstyle on Point! 

I love how different this Gift Set is compared to other Male shower gel sets out there. I like that the scent is a different twist and the design of the products are very Stylish.

There are various Fantastic Gift Sets and Products to chose from on the Men-u website. 

You can find Men-u on:



If you're looking for an Exciting and Educational Christmas present for the kids this Christmas, check out Magformers These Fantastic toys are designed to help children develop and expand their creativity and Brain Development. Magformers have won Countless Awards and their Toys are suitable for both Boys and Girls. 


This Gorgeous His N Her Hamper was created by House Of Hampers and Included His N Her Mugs, Socks, Tissues, Shower Gel, Soap and Chocolates. This Fabulous Hamper retails at only £20! Prices vary depending on what you're looking for! You can request your own personalised Hamper, just pop an email along to houseofhampers@mail.com and the kind folks over at House Of Hampers are offering 'FREE DELIVERY' on all Hampers priced £20 or more when you use the code: CaledonianK. They are also offering 10% off all Hampers priced over £30 when using the code: 'CaledonianK'

You can also Find House Of Hampers on Twitter



Everybody's been talking about these Fabulous Personalised Marmite Jars! I think they make Brilliant Stocking fillers and are sure to raise a smile. I'll be using mine when I'm cooking on Christmas Day and keeping the Jar (after I've washed it out lol). Check Marmite out on Twitter


I've become a big fan of Bad Rhino when finding some Gorgeous outfits for my other half! He Loves it and has ordered quite a few things from their Website as they have an Amazing range at great prices. My other half is a Weight Lifter with broad shoulders (Bad Rhino have sizes ranging from M-8XL and shoe size up 15) so it can be a drama trying to to find clothes that fit him. Thanks to Bad Rhino he can find everything he wants and needs in one place, hassle free and kind to the bank balance.

The Gorgeous Fleece hoodied top above (Model in pic as the weather here has been bleak otherwise my partner would have struck a pose lol) is so soft and cosy with a thick Fleece lining. My partner describes it as "Feeling so cosy that you feel like you're wearing a Duvet". My partner has been out and about on these cold winter mornings to work wearing this fleece and he loves it! Bad Rhino also do a range for women too!

You can find Bad Rhino on:





If you're looking for a Luxurious and one of a kind Gift, I recommend the Beautiful Alumier Gift Set complete with Lotus Scrub and AluminEye. This Divine Gift Set is only available from a few places including The Face and Body Clinic which is also based at 57 Harley Street in London. 

A Little bit of Background on Shenaz Shariff who is an Aesthetician and the founder of 'The Face and Body Clinic': 

"The image-conscious celebrity’s best kept beauty secret, The Face and Body Clinic, is run by renowned industry expert Shenaz Shariff.  Having dedicated her stellar career to discovering the most effective non-invasive aesthetic treatments, Shenaz founded her clinic to offer world class non-invasive, non-chemical beauty treatments, which provide a genuine, safer alternative to surgery. The Face and Body Clinic is unlike any other beauty clinic: situated on London's prestigious Harley Street, it offers cutting-edge treatments that are not available anywhere else in the UK.  Shenaz is a personable but highly skilled aesthetician and revered beauty and wellness expert, and can provide expert comment on all issues relating to beauty, skincare, body image, cosmetic surgery and natural beauty treatments."

For more Information, contact: info@thefaceandbodyclinic.co.uk


Have you checked out my Christmas Giveaways post yet? Don't forget to enter!!!


Don't forget to check out my other Gift Guides too for Christmas and New Year Inspo:



Thank you to everyone who reads my blog and follows me on Social Media, I have just noticed that 
The Bloggers Post has just reached over 19,000 followers, Thank you so much!!!

Wishing you a Wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2017! Merry Christmas Guys and Gals!

Much Love as always and see you in the next post x




*All Pics are my own  Except Bad Rhino, All items were gifted to me for this review, this is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are mine and 100% Genuine*


Stocking Fillers For Him & Her! #ChristmasGiveaways Included


Hey Guys and Gals!

I hope you're as Excited as I am on the run up to Christmas. Part of the fun for me is the Christmas Shopping, The planning that goes into Christmas presents for Friends and Relatives. As well as what I like to call 'Main Presents', I like to add little 'Stocking Fillers' either to put in a Stocking or little boxes as extra little surprises on Christmas Day.

Have you had a peek at Part One of My Christmas Gift Guide there you will find lots of Goodies for The Beauty Junkies, Divas and Princesses in your life....or find some new Goodies for yourself! 

I will be posting 'Part Two' of my Christmas Gift Guide once it is finished. In this Guide I will be focusing on 'Stocking Fillers'. The products featured are little pieces of Luxury so are guaranteed to raise a smile on Christmas Morning. 

To add to the Festive Fun, I have included a few Cheeky Christmas Giveaways in this post so be sure to enter those!



Grab yourself a Hot Drink, A Mince Pie and Enjoy Browsing....



If you're obsessed with Nail Polish as I am you'll know how Amazing Leighton Denny is when it comes to Nails. From keeping your nails in Tip Top condition to looking on Fleek, they have an Amazing range to keep any Nail Junkie happy.


With so many Beautiful Shades to choose from your nails will always look Stunning. The Polishes are Amazing Quality and Chip-Free. I've been wearing a few of their Stunning shades over the last few weeks and found them to be really Long Lasting. I have various Nail Polish brands that I have tried in the past but I have to say that Leighton Denny are so on point with their range.


These Beautiful Nail Sets are available to purchase on the Leighton Denny website. The products are easy on the purse/wallet too with gifts to suit every budget.

You can find Leighton Denny Expert Nails on:




The Tangle Angel Professional Brushes are such a Beautiful Gift to give a friend or Loved one at Christmas. They come in a range of difference shades and stunning Angel shaped design. I would recommend them for both men and women.


Tangle Angel have a Gorgeous range of brushes, even brushes for pets. They also have Cute Keyring Brushes as pictured above which retail at only £4.95 and they are also available in a variety of Gorgeous Colours.

You can find 'Tangle Angel' on:



You've probably spotted this Gorgeous Hat in my November Favourites Post! Well I've included it here as I think this would make a Beautiful Stocking Filler and Gift especially at this time of year.
This Dark Green Bobble Hat (Faux Pom Pom BTW) is only £5.99 from New Look and I love it! So comfy, warm and stylish. These hats come in a range of different colours and are an absolute must-have in this weather. New Look have various style of Beanie Hats which all look super cute. You can find this exact hat Here!

You can find New Look on:





Everybody loves I love... products and they're perfect for anytime of the year but they are also a Lovely Surprise and Luxurious Gift to treat your loved ones to at Christmas. No matter the scent, I Love... never fails to impress or leave your mouth watering. The scent of their products is always Addictive.

I Love... has an Amazing Festive Themed range of Bath and Body Goodies to leave you smelling good enough to eat! The Festive packaging is delightful too. From Bubble bath and Shower Creme to Bath Fizzers Your Loved one (or you) will be in Pampering Heaven.

You can find 'I Love...'on:



If you know someone who Loves the Sunkissed Natural Self Tan without streaks and the Curry/Biscuit Scent, then the Amazing range from Australia's No 1 Self Tanning Brand:  Bondi Sands is an Essential for any Self Tanning God or Goddess. I'm obsessed with their Self Tanning products and swear by them. They smell so Gorgeous too and leave you with a rich, deep and Stunning Tan. 

You can find Bondi Sands on:




This Beautiful Luxurious Sleep Therapy Gift Set from Micheline Arcier Aromatherapie containing two beautifully blended bath oils together with a Therapeutic Essential Oil designed to relax your body and mind, take away the stress and prepare you for a soothing, restful sleep. This Beautiful Gift Set would make a Luxurious stocking filler for both men and women. 

You can find Micheline Arcier Aromatherapie on:




On the Prezzybox  Fantastic Website you will find Presents for everyone of all ages and tastes. The choice of Gifts to buy for your Friends and loved ones is Fabulous, whether you are looking for something more personal, cute or quirky. Prezzybox have an Amazing range suitable for every taste and budget. These Stunning Hand warmers pictured above retail at only £9.95. They are also available in a cute pink Cat Design.



This Awesome Shaving Kit is so popular that it's currently out of stock (keep checking the website as they may come back in stock) due to the fantastic quality of the products and is a Must-Have for all Grooming Junkies. This is also a bargain at £9.95. 

You can find Prezzybox on:



The Mini Essentials Set from Lovegrove Essentials  adds the perfect touch of luxury to any Christmas Stocking! I wrote about this Little Divine collection of Skin Goodies in my A Little Skin Indulgence  post. 

As someone who has sensitive skin (as do a lot of the women in my family) it can be difficult to find Natural, Kind to skin and Cruelty Free products but Lovegrove Essentials ticks all of the boxes. They are not your standard run of the mill skincare products. Each product is of Luxurious Quality and Unique. 

You can find out more about Lovegrove Essentials on:



If you're looking for a unique and Luxurious Gift set for the man in your life or Male relative then Men-u is an Absolute Must! This Fancy and Super Cool Gift set Pictured above contains Black Pepper and Bergamot Shower Gel along with LIQUIFFLEX to keep their hairstyle on Point! 

I love how different this Gift Set is compared to other Male shower gel sets out there. I like that the scent is a different twist and the design of the products are very Stylish.

There are various Fantastic Gift Sets and Products to chose from on the Men-u website. 

You can find Men-u on:




These Luxurious products from the Award Winning Male Grooming Brand Scaramouche + Fandango could be a Main Present (if you decided to create a bundle together with a wash bag or create a Hamper) or Individually wrapped to include as a Stocking Filler. I wrote about these Divine products in my Review of Scaramouche + Fandango post. I also collaborated with them on a popular Giveaway of their products which fellow bloggers and general public commented on how Stylish and Fantastic their products were, it's not hard to see why they have won Awards for their Luxurious Products.

You can find Scaramouche + Fandango on:



I have included a few of the products above in My Christmas Giveaways post, so make sure you have a browse of that post and enter to win some Fantastic Goodies!


So these are some of the Fantastic Products/Brands that I highly recommend including in your Friend/Love ones... (or your own) Christmas Stockings this year!

Happy Christmas Shopping!!!! 





*Some of the items featured in this post have been gifted, some have been bought by myself. This post is unsponsored and all thoughts, opinions are my own and 100% Genuine. All Pictures are my own*



Blogger Interview Series | Meet @Nikki_McCaig

Hey Everyone!

In this post as part of the 'Blogger Interview Series' we meet the lovely Nikki from Nikki McCaig 

On Nikki's Beautiful Blog you'll find posts relating to Beauty, Lifestyle and Baking. Nikki is also a Digital Marketing Intern. 

Have a read of Nikki's Interview below and you can find her on Social Media (links Included at the end of the post)

Enjoy Reading...




Q1) Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog?

Hi! I’m Nikki, a 20 year old Film Student, Digital Marketing Assistant and lifestyle blogger! And my blog aka my baby, is my break away from the busy. Generally the content on my blog will be beauty or lifestyle based - reviewing my new favourite skincare product, shooting some outdoorsy look books or talking about the updates in my life, however occasionally there’ll be the odd homeware, baking or mental health post peeking in too! And one of the topics I’m most proud of on my blog is my digital work - where I get to use all the skills I learn in my Digital Marketing job and make them accessible for the blogging community to harness for themselves! 

Q2) How long have you been blogging and when did you start?

My blog started one rainy evening two years ago when I was trying to impress a company I was hoping to intern for. They emailed me, asking if I had ever written a blog post before…and of course, I had to say no. But I also told them to give me a weekend, and I could mock one up and prove myself to them if they gave me the time, and hence the very first branding of NikkiMcCaig.com

Q3) What do you enjoy most about Blogging?

For me, my favourite thing about blogging is the freedom to write whatever I choose. In my job, I’m assigned topics to talk about, and at uni I’m restricted to particular questions and subjects, but on my blog, I have sole control over what gets uploaded. I can choose how long it is, how many photos to include, what style to write it in, and how much effort I put into it. 

Q4) What do you enjoy least about blogging?

I think my least favourite thing about blogging is the pressure and competitiveness you see from social media. I’m constantly comparing my work to other bloggers, and berating myself for not being able to put in as much time and effort and money into my blog posts as some of the bigger bloggers, and it can really dent your confidence. 

Q5) Is there a brand you would love to work with?
In terms of writing about my personal experiences with anxiety, I would love to work with Mind on some of their projects - whether its guest posting, helpful hints or promotion. But for beauty and home, companies like Kiehls, Too Faced, and Oliver Bonas would be amazing to work with, and I can already visualise their posts! 

Q6) Which brand have you enjoyed working with so far?

One of my favourite brands to work for was probably the East Midlands Designer Outlet, as I got the opportunity to travel out to their beautiful shopping centre, and select any items I wanted to blog about. I was given complete creative freedom, I was well compensated for my time, and they were genuinely lovely people to connect with. I would happily work with them again! 

Q7) What advice would you give to a newbie blogger?

I would say, don’t give up because it’s hard. Everyone starts their blog at the exact same point, and time and dedication are the only things that can improve your blog. Even famous bloggers like Zoella, Hannah Maggs, In The Frow started off at the bottom, and look at them now. Use their success as inspiration, rather than a comparison. (This is advice I should probably take myself!)

Q8) Do you have a set time or day set aside to blog or do you just write when the mood takes you?

I definitely have to write when the mood takes me. With three different sectors in my life taking up the vast majority of my life, blogging comes and goes depending on whenever I have a free hour. Whether it’s whipping up a quick review during a slow lecture, tapping out some notes on the bus, or finding a whole day (if i’m lucky) to take some bulk photos, for now, blogging has to fit around my other priorities. 

Q9) What is your Fave Social Media Platform?

At the moment, probably Twitter! Since downloading the app, I’m addicted! I think I’m past the point of seeing Facebook as a social media platform, so Twitter is my new way to connect. I’m definitely less self conscious on Twitter, as most of ‘rl’ friends don’t use it, and I can be as cringey or as girly as I like! 

Q10) Which types of Blog Posts do you enjoy reading? 

Currently I’m all about the homeware. Having just moved into a new house, I’m always on the hunt for new ideas of how to make it that cosy, productive space I read about online, and any blog post inspiration can help! But if not homeware, then I do have a secret guilty pleasure in reading Mummy Blogs, despite having no children or unborn children about me, I just find them adorable! 

You can Find Nikki on:


For all Enquiries, Contact Nikki at: nikki.j.mccaig@gmail.com 

Hope you enjoyed reading the Interview and follow Nikki on Social Media. If you fancy featuring in a future post, feel free to drop me a line at: Caledoniankblog@yahoo.co.uk 

See you in the next post....