Hi, loves! Happy Friday! I’m SO happy it’s almost the weekend, this has been the longest week for me. I can’t wait to spend time relaxing and having fun with Matt and our friends! Also, I am so very sorry there was no new post on Wednesday, it was definitely not intentional. Whilst editing, my draft somehow corrupted within WordPress, and I lost the whole post. I was already not too happy with the photos I’d took to go with the post, so decided to cut my losses and instead of rushing like crazy before and after work to re-write it, I’m going to be posting that next Wednesday. I really try to stick so hard to my schedule but I don’t ever want to put up a post that is not to my usual standard, I hope you understand! Grab a cuppa and get ready for a rambly, chatty, much-too-long #feelinitfriday instead…
What I’m loving:
I’m so impressed with the NYX Professional Micro Brow Pencil in Brunette, I can’t recommend it enough! I’ve been a fan of NYX’s lip products for years but I’d not really tried many other products from them. Earlier last month my ABH Brow Wiz ran out – I felt like I was buying a new one every few weeks – and at nearly £20 each that adds up so quickly! One of my co-workers recommended this eyebrow pencil and said how much she loved it, and I can totally see why! I’ve used it every day for almost six weeks now and it’s still got loads of product left, with the added bonus of being half of the price to what I was previously paying. If you’re looking for a new eyebrow pencil, give the NYX one a try, it lasts all day and applies so well!
What I’m reading:
Well, I’m not technically reading anything! I started reading One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid on the last day of our holiday and I’ve barely picked it up since we got back. It’s been a typical life got in the way situation, but I so badly want to make time for reading. I’m usually really good at prioritising time to read no matter what I have to do that day but it feels like life has been on fast forward since we came home! I’d love to write a post about why and how I make time to read (normally…) if that’s something you’d be interested in? Also, I can’t recommend any book by Taylor Jenkins Reid enough, I’m working my way through all of her books and I LOVE her!
What I’m freaking out about:
I received the most incredible PR email this week, to be sent some products by one of my most favourite brands! Any guesses which one?! I received the email at the end of my working day and rang Matt on the way home to tell him and literally cried happy tears. I also texted Jessy (well, I called her too but she didn’t answer her phone, I swear we are in a never ending cycle of meaning to ring each other back and/or see each other, LOL #adultfriendships) and she was SO excited for me too! When I started my blog I had no idea what would come of it, but I work so freaking hard and being sent PR packages seriously is beyond what I could have dreamed of. It’s just surreal! I’m so grateful to the PR agency, and to everyone who reads my blog which makes things like this happen! I’ll definitely be sharing on my Instagram stories when it arrives, and you know you’ll see the products featured in upcoming posts.
What I’m excited about:
My new hair! I got my hair cut and dyed last night at my favourite salon – Rein & Co in North Shields – and I am so beyond happy with the results, it’s so ashy and natural looking! After being so undecided on what to do with my colour all week I decided to darken my hair a little, but still keep blonde tones through it. I am SO happy every time Erin does my hair, it’s always exactly what I want and always looks way better than whatever photos I show her. My hair had gone so much lighter on holiday from being in the sun all day every day, but I really didn’t like the brassy tones that were inevitably coming through. I’ve already booked my next hair appointment and I’m excited for it, it’s one beauty treat I’m always going to allow myself! (Remember back in this post when I was visiting the salon for the first time? My hair is so pretty now, I can’t believe the difference!) I also really can’t wait to watch Toy Story 4 tonight! Matt and I love date night at the movies… if you know us you’ll know we’re all about the popcorn and tango ice blasts!
What I’m asking you guys to do:
You may have noticed a few teeny little changes around the design of my blog, there’s a few things I’d like to do to improve so I’m just doing it little by little. I included a little subscription box over on the right hand side of the page* where you can put your email address in if you’d like to be notified each time a new post goes live. Over 700 people (guys, my mind is literally BLOWN at this number) have already signed up to be notified, however if you haven’t and enjoy reading my blog, I would be so grateful if you signed up too! You will receive an email with a link to confirm your subscription, and then you’ll be good to go!
*If you read on a mobile, you’ll find the box at the bottom of the page, right under this post (or any other).
What I’m wondering:
If we’re going have any good weather up North… Since Matt and I got home from our holiday the weather has been absolutely pants; warm, humid and a little sticky, but barely sunny. Although, I did LOVE the crazy rain we experienced yesterday, it’s so therapeutic being indoors during a rainstorm! My favourite kind of weather is those beautiful sunny Autumn days where it’s a little cold and crisp so you need a coat, but before I wish away Summer I really do want to experience real Summer weather. Matt and I have so many fun things we want to do this season, and I hope the weather starts to get better soon!
What I’m buying:
New underwear! I had a huge clear out last week of all of my underwear and socks, and I really need to pick up some new pairs of underwear, and a few new bras. I’m obsessed with this bralette for cosy days (I wish I could wear it under my work uniform but the material of the tops we have to wear is not very forgiving LOL) and really want to pick up a few more similar styles/colours. They have no metal wiring so are super comfy, and I spotted they have some pretty lacy ones in the same style. Matt and I are going shopping this weekend so I’m definitely going to see what I can find, and I’m also hoping to pop into Victoria’s Secret! Apart from matching underwear sets, all I really own are these style of underwear which are so comfy and cute. (Except SO many of the styles have hidden glitter patterns on which drives me crazy haha, they look so tacky!)
What I’ve been up to this week:
Matt and I have been at work all week, although he’s off today and I’m VERY jealous! Leaving him snuggled up in bed is the worst, it makes getting up and ready so hard haha. We’ve spent our mornings relaxing before work, and our evenings watching Netflix, cooking and spending a little quality time with Matt’s parents! They go on holiday tomorrow and we’re going to miss them so much, but of course we’re so excited for them to relax and have a good time, they deserve that so much.
What I’m up to this weekend:
I’m so excited for a fun weekend because last weekend was all about work for both of us! Tonight, Matt and I are having date night at the movies, we can’t wait to finally watch Toy Story 4 🙂 tomorrow we’re up early to drop Matt’s car off for a service then heading for date day in the city, which is one of our favourite ways to spend a Saturday. I’m also going to be taking photos for a very fun post whilst we’re there, have you any ideas what it is? Hint: it’s something I’ve never done before! We’re spending Saturday night at Matt’s friends house enjoying drinks and having a BBQ which will be so fun. On Sunday Matt is playing golf with the boys for a few hours and I’ve got lots to do on the blog so I’ll take a few hours to get ahead, then we really want to head to the beach if the weather is good in the afternoon. Once Matt has gone to golf I’ll also prepare a CrockPot meal for dinner, that’s one of our favourite tricks on Sundays as it cooks throughout the day and is minimal clean up so we can spend our evening relaxing!
Thank you so much for reading! I hope you all had a great week and are looking forward to a fun and relaxing weekend. I have a question… what’s your current favourite makeup product(s)? I really want to treat myself to a few new items over the next few weeks! I’m seriously hating on lots of the products I’m using right now and really want to update my make up bag, especially my foundation and powder! Hope you have a great weekend! Our travel diary from Croatia will finally be up on Sunday, I can’t wait to share the photos with you!