If you’re not aware, I used to be a bit of a goth back in the day. I’m talking full-length leather trenchcoat (which I still own), baggy jeans, corsets, band tees, velvet clothing, studded chokers and quite often white foundation and black lipstick. I loved the gothic fashion, the tattoos and piercings (and to be honest, I still do, I’m just not quite as full-on as I used to be); it was beautiful to me and I finally felt like I fitted in somewhere. I was free to love metal music and watch Buffy to my heart’s content and I found an amazing group of friends who were just like me and didn’t judge me on what I looked like.
This month’s favourites post seems a nice mix of beauty and fashion, which is nice as usually my favourites is quite beauty heavy! So here’s what I loved this month 🙂
It’s been absolutely ages since I went and bought myself lots of new clothes. Partly because I’ve never really liked shopping (as I never know what size I’ll be in any given shop) and partly because I seem to have been losing a bit of weight recently (yay for pole fitness and my new hobby; hula hooping!) and I didn’t want to have to buy even more clothes in a couple of months’ time.
But while in Brighton a few weeks ago with one of my best mates, Rachael, we popped into H&M and I picked up a few bits! She’s a total enabler! I was a bit disappointed that I couldn’t get any of the jeans I wanted in store, so I had a look on their website and while they were having a 10% off and free delivery week, I picked up my first two pairs of skinny jeans! OMG!
Back in November I wrote my first post about trying out some of the products from all the blogger goody bags I got last year! I figured it was a good way to actually remember to try all the lovely things I’d been given, rather than just keeping them in drawers out of the way!
Well since the first post, I’ve been rooting through my chests of drawers (Yes, chests. Plural. I have two chests of drawers full of products!) to find more products to try out. And I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been using for the last couple of months.
I’ve been pretty quiet on social media this past week, mostly because I’ve been enjoying some well-deserved down time!
I always find the period in between Christmas and New Year weird because I always lose track of days and dates!! So what exactly did I get up to?
Rather than doing a December favourites, I thought I’d do a general round-up of my year and share some of the lovely things that happened to me in 2016 (most of them blog-related!) 🙂
I was really looking forward to the Salon Success Jingle & Mingle event which was held a couple of weeks ago at Hotel Du Vin, Brighton. Loads of my blogger friends were going, I had the perfect outfit and makeup all sorted and there was going to be some amazing food!!
Back in the summer, I wrote a post about the essential items I keep in my bag every day. But now that the cold weather has crept in, I’ve switched to my winter handbag and changed some of the bits and bobs I keep in there.
So here are my essential winter items to help me get through those cold days. And nights!
We’re one day away from December. This is not a drill. Party season is pretty much here; those awkward office parties where someone snogs Tim from accounts, the New Year’s Eve parties that are exactly the same every year but you go anyway in the hopes that this year will be different and you won’t end up in the kebab shop where all the staff know your name and you only seem to be wearing one shoe.
Wherever you’re going this festive season, my five must-have party products will get you looking and feeling your best. Even if it does rain and Sandra from HR throws up in the new expensive bag you got for Christmas.
I’m pretty glad to be seeing the back of November if I’m being honest because it’s been a bit of a roller-coaster month. But onward and upwards and all that jazz.
I’m really looking forward to December, especially Christmas, because I get to spend some downtime with J and my family. But before December happens, here’s a quick look at the things that I’ve been loving through November.