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.
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!