With working a 40 hour week and finding time to blog, socialise and everything else it’s safe to say my me time is limited. I barely find the time to pamper myself aside from getting my nails done every few weeks and a face mask or a bubble bath here and there. While I complain I’m often far too busy, no one I know lives quite as much of a hectic life as my friend Leah. So as we both thought we deserved a pamper. We made plans to visit Thai Square Spa, a day spa in Central London.
After watching Leah and Chloe‘s adventures in New York (and getting super jealous of their Sephora hauls) I decided to treat myself to a few bits from the beauty mega store myself. Although I was tempted by a Tarte palette or five, I decided that a girl can never have too many lipsticks and picked up a grand total of 8 different lip products. To be fair though, 6 were part of a lip sampler set.. That basically means I only bought three right?!
Anyway! I thought I’d share what I picked up and my thoughts on my haul;
Last weekend, before Scarlett‘s #BloggersFestival, I met up with the lovely Laura and Pippa for a catch up over lunch. Both of them had previously made plans to take outfit photos prior to the event. So, I offered to help out taking photos for the both of them. However they managed to, after much “oh no I’m no good at having my photo taken” from me, convince me to get in front of the camera as well. Admittedly, I always feel a little awkward having my photo taken. & While I didn’t exactly feel confident in myself or in front of the camera, Laura and Pippa managed to provide the encouragement I needed.
As I want to feel a little more comfortable adding some more fashion, daily makeup and outfit posts on here. I thought sharing the photos taken could be a great place to start;
As my last name may give away, while I may have been brought up in rural England, I was born in Scotland. Having family up there and making regular return trips to Glasgow has meant that although all traces of the accent are lost, I still enjoy many parts of my Scottish heritage. Including Irn Bru, which I know can be an acquired taste. So when I discovered Mac & Wild, a Scottish restaurant specialising in whisky and venison it’s safe to say I needed to plan a trip. Even more so when I spotted their Wild Brunch Club menu running every Saturday and Sunday.
Seeing as my friend Laura and I had been meaning to catch up for a while; we decided a Scottish brunch with a whisky cocktail or two would be the perfect start to the day. Because, I mean let’s be honest, when can I say no to brunch..
As my blog (& Instagram feed) may give away, I’m slightly obsessed with ColourPop. The American brand is not only fantastic quality but super affordable, with products starting at around $5. While exchange rates change from time to time, it still means that they fall under the £4 mark. Bargain. Since my first haul, they’ve been products I’ve found myself using a lot in my makeup routine, in particular the Lippie Pencils. They’re soft, pigmented and don’t drag. Exactly what I look for when buying a lip liner. So when I’d had a bit of a naff day at work last month, I thought I’d treat myself to some new ColourPop Lippie Pencils. Along with some of the Ultra Matte lips my friend had “borrowed” and forgot to return..
Anyway! Here’s what I picked up and what I thought;
Normally I make a point of getting these up on either the last day of the previous month or the first day of the next. However, with having a bit of a downer over the last few days I’d been struggling to write what is normally such a happy and positive post. Thankfully, between the Friday feeling and looking back at a selection of photos it got me in the mood to write again. August has been a completely crazy month with so much going on. Surprisingly, going into September and even October my diary shows no sign of slowing down..
Anyway, if you fancy nosing what I’ve been up to offline – here’s my August in photos;