It has been a little while since I did a life update as things have been so busy. I recently started a new job and things have been crazy, but I’ve been up to lots! Here’s my pictures:
Having seen lots of pictures on twitter of everyone’s Harry Potter t shirts I couldn’t resist picking up the same as they were all from Primark and perfect for mine and M’s upcoming Harry Potter party!
I got the Gryffindor tshirt (above) and the Hogwarts pyjamas.
I’ve been having a bit of a chocolate fest recently; it’s been a long time since I’ve eaten it but with my Amelia Rope goodies (see post from yesterday) I’ve been given the taste for it again. I’ve made a nutella and banana smoothie, and my aunty made a massive white chocolate cheesecake for a family meal, it was HUGE!
That said, I’ve also been back at the gym a lot. My new job is based on shifts so I’ve been on earlies this week, meaning 4.30am starts which hasn’t been too fun! However I’ve finished at 2 so this meant I could go to the gym straight from work and avoid the rush hour or go home and go back later for classes. I’ve been really enjoying being able to go to body pump again and building my weights back up, and hopefully seeing some results!
Both me and M went to an event recently for Neal’s Yard Remedies and were kindly given the Wild Rose Beauty Balm. I honestly cannot describe how amazing this multi functional product is and it’s become my go to for every skin problem. Come back tomorrow for a full review, even the packaging is just so beautiful!
With all of the NATO summit going on in Cardiff it was hard not to get frustrated with public transport and laugh at the ridiculous ‘ring of steel’ you can just about see on the corner of the picture above.
Me and my parents went down to Cardiff Bay to see the warships there, this is HMS Duncan one of the billion pound ships commissioned by the UK government. It was quite impressive to see it considering it’s not something I’m interested in and the whole place was packed.
It was good to see so many policemen (and women!) from so many areas and they even grouped together for their own selfies in front of the ships!
I’ve also been on a bit of a spending spree (slaps the back of my hand). I managed to buy the Benefit items and Rimmel brow product with my points, the new eye liner was free when you swapped an old liner, the Mac lipstick (Coral Bliss) was a Back to Mac purchase and I also had money to spend on my Debenhams Beauty Card which was the rest of the Urban Decay products.
I was super lucky to have all of this as I’ve been saving them up for a splurge for a while! I’ve still got Boots points so I’m looking for my next Benefit buy! Here’s a picture with the Pulp Fiction palette, Perversion liquid liner, Perversion mascara, Coral Bliss lipstick and Coralista:
I also had my hair dyed back darker finally! I’ve been waiting to do it for ages but wanted to wait until the summer months were over. Here’s how light my hair was to begin with and how dark it was after dying it:
I loved it but unfortunately it’s going to take a few goes to cover it all permanently as some of the colour has washed off already. I think when I go back to see my hairdresser next I will ask her to do it darker again too, as my natural colour is almost black.
I was planning on being good and not buying any more products now that I’m working again and can do overtime and hopefully pay my parents back whilst working my way through my stash.
That idea was totally thrown out the window when Space NK had their deal where you spend £150 and get a fabulous goodie bag, this time with 28 products in. I thought I was going to miss out but then I luckily sold some textbooks on amazon which helped towards the cost! Here’s what I bought and am super excited to start playing with:
Up until this week I didn’t own a Nars product….oops! Hourglass is a brand I’ve recently been reading about and their blush was too good to refuse, and I’m already a fan of Laura Mercier.
Here’s a quick snap of the goodies in the Beauty Anthology bag:
Some products are only sachets or 5ml which is a bit disappointing as it doesn’t give you much chance to use them but others are 30 and 50ml and I can’t wait to try out all of them.
Do you see any of your favourite products in the goodie bag?? Have you been eating and exercising to make up for it like me? What do you think of my purchases?
I need to reel in my spending that’s for sure!