My life

Purchases and future

I’m actually going to start this the other way round. The future. It’s almost December, which means it’s almost a year since I started this blog. I’m not going to do a full recap of the year just yet, I have however been thinking about the future of it. I feel like writing about what I do and want to do, has actually helped me get a lot done. I’ve completed my crafts challenge, I’m close to completing my baking challenge and am on target with my reading challenge. I’ve also had the courage to make quite a few significant changes and I think part of it has come from this blog. Knowing that I can choose to do something that I used to do and love (writing), and actually stick with it and not give up after a few goes, is amazing. It’s like a whole new me. I’m quite excited to look back to my year through my posts and see what’s happened.

Enough about that though. So, I have to admit I may have gone shopping a little bit. Just a tiny bit. I may have bought some small items. And a wedding dress. I think I mentioned in my previous post that we were going to Xmas markets. I didn’t actually buy anything from there, but we did go to some other shops whilst in town. So I bought a yoga mat from Sports Direct, three scented candles from B&M and some makeup products from Primark. Since I received a Primark makeup range product in one of my monthly beauty boxes, I’ve been quite excited to try out some of their other products.

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The candles are Pumpkin Pit Stop by Glade (top left), Spiced Apple by Febreze (top right) and Vanilla Latte by Febreze (bottom). I know I lit them all for the picture but I really only have the pumpkin one burning at the moment. And it’s amazing. Oh my goodness. It smells gorgeously pumpkiny and spicy and I just want to eat it.

The makeup items I bought were a PS… Brow Emergency Kit (£2), a PS… Velvet Matte Lipstick Crayon in Shameless (£2) and a PS… Super Matte Liquid Lipstick in 08 Kiki (£2). I’ve tested them all and so far and I’m reasonably impressed. You definitely get more than what you pay for. With the brow kit I found the pencil really soft, so it goes on very harsh and I had to try to get rid of some, so I wouldn’t look like I’ve drawn my eyebrows on with a sharpie. May just be that I’ve not used a soft pencil like that before. The brow brush and clear gel are great though, taming my caterpillars quite well. The liquid lipstick is easy to apply and dries quickly, leaving a deep matte colour without smudging. However I did find it didn’t last long before it started to crumble off, so I wouldn’t buy it again. The lip crayon is again easy to apply and stays put quite well. I may purchase this again in a different colour. I was quite adventurous with my colours there actually as I’ve never had a lipstick quite so dark and now I have two! It feels quite wintery though, so I hope I’ll manage to somehow use them up within the next few months.

Now, you may have noticed I mentioned a wedding dress. Well, it’s now my wedding dress. I bought the dress, I bought the dress! I didn’t think Black Friday would affect bridal shops, but apparently even they’re not immune to trying to sell more with good deals. Having spotted that a shop that I wanted to visit anyway was having a 20% off everything off the peg offer, I couldn’t miss the opportunity. I knew their price range already so I was confident I’d be getting a good deal. Well, I got so much more than that. I had a great experience trying on dresses and when I found The Dress I actually cried. None of the other dresses have made me cry yet. I also couldn’t keep the smile off my face on the journey home. That’s how I know I made the right choice. As my husband-to-be reads this blog I’m not going to post any pictures or describe it. But I can say that it made me feel like an elven princess. /happy sigh

As it’s been an eventful day I’m going to call it early and get to bed now. Night-night!

G.

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