This week was a real mixed bag. On one hand, it was stressful and manic. On the other, I had a lot of fun and finally got my paws on a new camera. Swings and roundabouts huh?! Anyway, here’s what I’ve been up to and my week in lipsticks…
(& my first blog photos taken with my shiny new Olympus PEN!)
After seeing a few blogs post about the CitizenM hotels, I was itching to book a staycation. I mean the decor and style looked right up my street. But with no real excuse to, it was something I put on firmly back on the “later in the year” list. (That and being just about to splash out on a new camera, it seemed a little extravagant!)
However, the weekend before last I had found myself around the Bankside area after walking through the Tate Modern. While looking for a quiet spot to grab lunch, I spotted a branch of Citizen M. With the outside adorned with the words “Another World Is Possible” I knew I’d need to pop in, even if it was just for a glass of wine or two. Little did I know, they had a self serve CanteenM where I could pick up some lunch for a selection of fresh sandwiches, sushi, soups and of course satisfy my sweet tooth too. Before I knew it, we were sat at a cute little table having lunch..
Although I am a huge beauty addict, one concept I fell out of love with in 2016 was beauty subscription boxes. One too many times I found out of the five or so products in the box, only one or two I’d really enjoy or think to repurchase. Since cancelling my subscriptions to Cohorted and Glossybox, I’ve been tempted many a time to resubscribe when I’ve seen posts on some fantastic goodies. But in the end, the nagging feeling I’ll end up with something that won’t work with my sensitive skin.
However, I’ve recently discovered two very cool beauty box concepts I can really get behind. The first being Latest in Beauty and the second being Love Me Beauty (& you’ll see them both featured in the coming weeks!). They both have similar, but distinct concepts. They curate an edit for the month but you get to choose your own products. Perfect.
I turned 26 this week, so the last seven days have been full of celebrations. I honestly am so grateful for the friends and family I have and this week reminded me exactly why. Anyway, before I get all emotional here’s my week in lipsticks!
In my 2017 blogging goals, I decided that due to the size of my makeup collection I should focus on shopping my stash rather than just posting about new pieces. So, on which note, I thought I’d start with one of my more expensive beauty buys – the much coveted Rose Gold palette by Huda Beauty. I picked this up in Harrods a few months ago along with a liquid matte in Gossip Gurl. To be honest, it was a complete impulse buy. I’d seen (& lusted after) the palette on Instagram so when I passed the counter and it was in stock. Well, I didn’t even stop to ask the price and went straight to pay at the counter. At £56.00, it wasn’t exactly cheap. But was it worth it?
While spending the day acting like a tourist around London not this weekend but last weekend, it occurred to me that I go on so many day long adventures around the city and, unless I go out with the intention of creating content, I seeming get snap happy without any purpose. I also love reading peoples “24 hours in” travel posts. So I thought why not combine them and do a series of blog posts about when I decide to spend a day acting like a tourist around London.
On which note, here’s what happened when a friend visited last week and we spent the day in two very tourist-centric locations. Namely grabbing lunch at Camden Market and my first trip on the London Eye. View Post