Thursday, 30 April 2015
April seems to have flown by - I feel like I've used my time well this month even though a lot of my lifestyle favorites are massive procrastinations. I have fallen in love with Alicia Florrick in the Good Wife and somehow made it to the end of Season 5 this month. The whole show is based around her and the law firms she works in but each episode is centered around a different case which makes it pretty addictive. Highly recommend if anyone's searching for a new netflix series.
My moleskin diary got a little neglected in March but has been back in my life everyday this month and I've felt so much more on top of life and have loved being super organised again. I've kept all my notes and plans up to date which has meant this month has run so smoothly. I picked up some walking boots this month as my boyfriend is all into the outdoors so I thought it would help me join in if I had some sensible shoes. Definitely managed to get knee deep in mud whilst out but it was such a beautiful day in the forest. My boots have been all hosed down and are ready to go again.
As the sun has come out - Team THCF (The Hannah Chamberlain Foundation) have been planning our October Gatsby Ball it's been super fun getting back into the charity and making plans for the year. As everyone on the trustee board has a full time job things slow down a little for us over the winter period so it's been good to get things ramped up again. Lots of exciting things to come so watch this space.
This month also included the massive blow of losing my boyfriends family dog Oscar. He's been a massive part of my life for the last 10 years ever since I met Steve so it has been super hard adjusting to him not being around. I wanted to include the photo printing service Sticky 9 though who had an awesome deal of 27 free prints when you download their app and the prints came within 2 days. I was so impressed and my boyfriends mum was so happy as she wanted some of the instagram snaps I had of him printed for a frame.
Finally I downloaded Run Sackboy Run. God this game is addictive. I can not stop playing it. If you're looking for major procrastination then download this game. However it will ruin many hours where you could be doing something far more productive.
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
VIP 228, Greige Amoureux 632, Cliche 229, Erotique 640, Flamingo Elegance 136, Magnolia Irreverence 132
I have a lot of time for the L'Oreal color riche lipsticks I picked up in a recent Superdrug haul. They're a mixture of matte and satin finishes and come in a gorgeous gold bullet. Greige amoureux is my favourite day lip colour at the moment it's so easy to wear and is one of those 'can apply without a mirror' kind of shades that are perfect for work. For night time I'm in love with VIP its a matte pink toned red that is the perfect summer shade as it brightens up so many looks. Erotique is my least favorite it's brown tone as I think it just doesn't suit me but would be perfect with a more tanned complexion.
Thursday, 23 April 2015
A very different post today but I just felt like I wanted to write it and include it in my little space of the web. One week ago today my boyfriends family dog Oscar passed away - I was lucky enough to have known this little pooch for the last 10 years of his 14 year life. Before meeting him I wasn't really a dog person (I was weird) but he completely changed that. My boyfriends house seems completely empty without him which is so strange because he was the smallest bundle. Dogs are just the best and missing little Posc has made me want to create a life where a doggle of our own can fit in as I'm currently saving up a stupid amount of kisses.
Ps. I had these photo's printed by Sticky 9 for my boyfriends mum and they came just 2 days later. Amazing service and they had a little deal on some free prints if you download the app so highly recommend if you're looking to print you instagram photo's.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
The sun is finally out - yay! I love coconut scented body products all year round but summer especially as it just screams holiday. I picked up this nspa coconut body mist as the sun was out and I was picking up lunch in asda. This is pretty much just pure coconut and is stupidly dreamy. I love the product but it could do with being a bit finer on the spray as I always feel it makes you a little 'wet'. This is gorgeous when you're relaxing in the sun and even better if you took it on holiday as it's pretty refreshing on the skin. For only £3 it's a perfect little addition to add some scent in the summer days.
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
I've always wanted to get my hands on the HG bronzer that is NARS Laguna however I own like all of the bronzers and when going to treat myself I realised I really didn't need it. So I decided to pick up the Laguna shade in the NARS illuminators. It was £23 which for huge 30ml tube I think is more than reasonable for high end brand - you also need the smallest amount so it will last you. The illuminator range is a set of highlights that are full of shimmer to highlight directly onto the skin or mix in with foundation to give a more glowy bronzed finish. The product itself is awesome - it's a lovely consistency and has a gorgeous glow. I do wish I'd picked up a lighter shade though as on my fair skin laguna is a little hard to work with. Super orgasm and hot sand look just perfect and are top of my wishlist for next purchases. If you're looking for a gorgeous bronze illuminator then this is the one I can get away with it on the top of my cheek bones but I need to spend some time making sure it's blended light otherwise it doesn't give that natural bronzed glow I'm after. It would be perfect on bare skin that has a holiday tan too.
I can't wait to add a few more of these to my collection.
Sunday, 19 April 2015
I've been reading so much more about Soap and Glory's make-up line in recent months so have been picking little bits up during my standard monthly Boots hauls. I needed a new powder and had heard great things about this one so it was the first of many soap and glory make-up buys. It's £12 which is quite a bit more than I normally spend on the Rimmel stay matte that I've been using for a long while now. However the range seems to forever be on 3 for 2 and isn't completely unreasonable considering it's one of my favourite powders it's more than worth it in my opinion. The packaging is cute and has a huge mirror in the compact which I love. It holds make-up in place and doesn't make things look 'too' matte. It has a slightly yellow tone which evens out my sometimes reddish complexion.
Overall it ticks all of my powder boxes and I will definitely be repurchasing. Soap and glory have been kicking butt with some of their products recently - they're slowly making their way into all parts of my routine I'm super glad I gave them a go. I'd love to hear what soap and glory lines you've been loving?