Tuesday, 31 January 2017

REVIEW: Lypsyl Untinted Lip Sticks

So, it's winter. It's bitter outside. My forehead got cold the other day - I mean, obviously my nose and fingers and toes have gotten cold outside in winter before, but never my forehead, so that was new. But what's never new is how chapped my lips get at this time of year.

Cue Lypsyl.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

REVIEW: Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne

I was super fortunate to receive this for my birthday back in November.

Ever since then, I've worn it daily. There doesn't seem any point in wearing anything else. This is a very distinct scent, with the pomegranate hitting the nostrils hard (if that doesn't sound pleasing, apologies, because in actuality, it is very pleasing).

Friday, 6 January 2017

REVIEW: Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting powder


My one Black Friday purchase was this beauty. 

The Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder has been on the wish list for years and with a price tag of £35, I just couldn't bring myself to go for it. It still cost a pretty penny on Black Friday, but less so.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

THREE THINGS: To be happy for in January

1. The days are getting longer.
2. There's apparently a glut of chocolate left over in supermarkets with a decent discount.
3. Layering all the clothes for warmth.

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Sunday, 1 January 2017

Hello 2017

Hello. New year, new me.

Well, new adventures at least. 

My Master Plan this year involve three parts:

To trust myself.
Yes, a very broad goal. It wouldn't pass as a SMART target, but it's something I think will be very important this year. I've never been a single adult before. It's fucking terrifying. How will I know which shoes look better with my outfit without anyone to ask before leaving the house? Will I really know if Sky are doing me a good deal with my phone and broadband? Does an oil based gloss work better than a water based gloss? Who knows?! I'm just really glad that my straighteners turn themselves off after 30 minutes because I always forget. 

I'm going to have to become very familiar with myself and discover my weaknesses to work on them. I won't have someone else to pep talk me when I'm down. I need to be able to rely on myself for the first time.

To do the things I always wanted to do.
There's a certain amount of things you can do without disrupting someone else when you live and love someone. I want copper pans; to paint a room blush pink; to not talk to anyone for a whole day; to watch all the Seasons of Girls in a weekend; to make eggs for breakfast at 5am; to invite people to my house whenever I want; go on a city break with a friend and not feel guilty; to save as much money as I can by eating very little; to check into a local hotel because why the hell not; to try different foods, restaurants, activities, meet new people, talk to anyone, drink as much as I want, read as much as I want; learn to make Yorkshire puddings from scratch; to get eyelash extensions; to know how to wire a light switch; to be able to change the oil filter in my car. 

I want to be able to live without needing anyone else. I want to not feel guilty for doing something for me.

Focus on making my house, my home.
In order for me to get to a position where I can come home from work and go straight to sleep after an odd shift pattern, I need to spend a lot of time and money on this house. It needs a rewire, new central heating, new kitchen and bathroom, new driveway, new decor. It's liveable, but still a fairly large project. What's helpful is that I have a lot of contacts through my last job who I trust to help me make these things happen. This Spring I'm going to focus on gutting it electrically and plumbing wise. 

Next Christmas, my family will be coming here. That's the goal anyway.

What are your plans for this year? What adventures do you have planned?

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