Monday, 2 March 2015

Who is Behind Velvet Winter?

I love reading random facts about people and since I have never done one, now is the time! These are probably really boring but it was really fun writing this post. Here goes:

♥ My name is Eilidh which is pronounced 'Ay-lay' and originates from Scotland (where I live). However I often get asked how to say my name or where I am from..

♥ My age is 19 and will turn 20 in July. Not sure that I am ready to leave my teenage years as I still feel like a 16 year old inside.

Me as a baby with my sisters
♥ I was a stubborn 10 year old and decided that I wanted to become a vegetarian and still am to this day. It was a bit hard growing up as all of my family were meat eaters but I pushed through! There was one slip up though a few years a go when a restaurant gave me meat lasagna instead of vegetable but lets not go there!

♥ I am the youngest of 3 with my sister Kirsty being 27 and Jen 25. Growing up with them was great and I definitely looked up to them immensely, still do.

♥ My 3 nieces and 2 nephews are very important to me and I adore them heaps. We are all such a close knit family!

The family at Christmas minus Sofia who was asleep in her cot

♥ In 2013 I moved to Aberdeen, which is an hour and a half train journey from home, to study Fashion Management at university. Although my boyfriend is through here with me, it is hard being away from home. It really does take moving away to appreciate every thing your mum has done for you growing up... and makes you realise massive piles of washing is not fun. 

♥ Me and my boyfriend Joseph have been together for 3 and a half years. Who knew a relationship that started over MSN could last so long huh? ha ha! He is definitely my rock.

Joseph and I
♥ After uni I have no idea what career I want to pursue, I do know that moving even further from home will probably be a must though as where I am from has no opportunities with fashion. This scares me a lot but is definitely something to look forward to.

♥ I am one of these major pug lovers, my boyfriend now is too! We have already established names for our future ones.

♥ I definitely get stuck in ruts with the way I dress and do my makeup. Moving to a bigger city has definitely make me experiment though.

♥ This is also the case for food. Right now my meal choices are always pasta with cheese or pasta in a tomato sauce.

♥ Most people say I come across as very shy, that's not the case though! I'm just more of a listener than talker.

♥ I would much rather sit in with a takeaway and a film than go on a night out. Though they are fun every so often, mainly just cause I like getting dressed up.

♥ The amount of times I have watched all of 90210 would exceed the fingers on both hands.. I constantly have it on as background noise.

♥ As much as I love doing my makeup, hate doing my eyebrows. Such a hassle!

♥ I visited Brighton for the first time last year and fell in love. Dying to go back and even move there in the future.

So there you go, a few facts about me! Hope it was not too boring for you

Do you have any interesting facts about yourself?


  1. Lovely post, really enjoyed the read..

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  2. This was really fun to read through :)
    So bad about the restaurant serving you the wrong lasagne :(
    & I really want to visit Brighton, can't believe I still haven't!

    Style Sunrise ☀


    1. ah I really recommend going, guarantee you will fall in love!

  3. Nice meeting you as a blogger. I love Aberdeen. Nice to find out facts about you. Found the fact about you being a vegetarian interesting!

  4. Love these type of posts it's good to get to know the person behind the blog
    I am now following you on bloglovin

    1. I love reading this type of post too! thank you!

  5. Just discovered your blog. Very nice to read these list of things about you! I also enjoy these types of posts as well! So interesting! I'm also a major pug lover! I had three when I was growing up! They're the absolute cutest!

    Abigail | Cheers to Now

    1. awh I am so jealous! they are so so cute!

  6. Great post

    New post in

  7. I loved reading this
    You guys look like such a cute couple!
    Your name is pretty :)

    Neeny x

  8. I love finding out facts about people behind the blogs, you sound lovely! x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

  9. I have always wondered how to pronounce your name without wanting to be rude and ask- ill educated I guess hahah! Glad you persevered with being a vege despite your family I find it hard too as everyone is a meat eater! And my first flat was in brighton you have to go back it's amazing xxx

    1. ha ha dont worry I dont find it rude, I am used to people asking:) awh living in Brighton would be my absolute dream!

  10. This was a great reading and the pictures are lovely! Hope you're having a fantastic week!

  11. I also like reading random facts about people, I enjoyed reading yours :)
    Obsessed Fashion Blog

  12. Really cute post!


  13. Love this post! Your life sounds so interesting! And I agree, as much as I love makeup, it is such a hassle to do eyebrows...I think I spend more time on my eyebrows than my eyeshadow!

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

    1. I definitely spend more time on my brows! I would love to get the hd brows done:)

  14. I loved reading this post! Its always great getting to know the blogger behind the blog. Lovely pictures. xx

    Beyond The Velvet | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  15. Haha I've recently become obsessed with my brows! But yep, SUCH a pain to get them right!!!

    Also I love your name. For some reason in my head I always pronounced as Ay-lee so it's good that I'll now get it right haha!!! xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

    1. they really are! you were close ha ha! The Ay part is right as the start of my name is pronounced like a capital A :)

  16. I love your post! Nice to meet you :)

    City Fashion Girl

  17. Lovely post!
    I am turning 24 in may and I still feel like a teenager too haha

    x Vivi

    1. ha ha it feels so strange! im totally not ready to be a full blown adult

  18. Aw I always enjoy these kinds of posts! It's nice to get to know the person behind the blog. I always wondered how to say your name so I'm glad I know now! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog