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Life Update: New Job, New Everything, a Plan B

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I’m not someone who does a life update as such…I would even consider myself as quite a private person but since there are two major things we spend a lot of hours doing in our life – working and sleeping, I thought I could at least update you with one of those things.

As you may know from one of my recent posts, I have a new job that I will be starting in June! It has been a bit of a struggle to find new direction – tough even so I’m happy to be able to move forward and take a plan B. It was quite the challenge for sure and through it, I faced some of my fears which actually were not so fearful. Even now, I haven’t quite processed the news but I’m sure once I start, it’ll be quite the journey.

There is a 4-week induction period and overall, a 6-month probation. This is all very new territory to me so I’m not quite sure what to expect. On interview day though, I got to experience the company culture and shadow some of the workers and honestly, it took me by surprise because I enjoyed it a lot. I was facing my worst fear of career change and rejection but I managed to go through it all. Your girl is actually stronger than she thinks. She’s embracing all the change that’s about to happen. I just need to remind myself to breathe, that’s all.

If you couldn’t tell from my current profile, I graduated from Fashion Design. My new job will have nothing to do with the fashion industry and if you can imagine, it was quite difficult to make that decision but one that didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would. It is probably baffling to hear though and I totally get that. One thing I will say though is that I don’t regret at all studying what I studied. Actually, I am eternally grateful for the experience because in the wider context, I don’t think I would’ve found out as much as I did without it but that’s all for another post to uncover.

For a long time, I kept some of my options closed and I think that can be one of the most self-limiting things you can ever do to yourself especially when and if things are not working out like you planned. A job today in the UK is a prized possession wouldn’t you know? The economic climate is not looking bright and with Brexit truly finalising, the future is looking uncertain for most. Sometimes my eldest brother jokes and wonders if there will be any pension left for us.

Did I sell myself out for a stable job? Maybe – though I wouldn’t look at it like that. I see so much potential in career progression and maybe now is where it all starts. As it happens, I’ll be moving into the Finance, Insurance and Technology sector. For professional purposes, I will be renaming this blog since it is currently eponymous but of course, I will continue to write the same content that I have been writing.

I’ll also be moving in the coming weeks. Nowhere far actually – just to my brother’s spare room because it is much easier to commute from there to work, but still – how exciting. A new space! I make it sound as though I’m moving to someone’s basement but I promise it’s a great sized room; and the prospect of decorating it later is quite nice too.

So there you go, lesson learnt: do not fear change, it might be for the better!

 


Thanks for reading! This was rather enjoyable to write.

I still have approximately 3 weeks until I start. I’ll be making the most out of blogging whilst I can since it’s likely that I won’t have time until the weekends to really do it. I’m hoping once it all gets going, I can orchestrate a timetable to satisfy both the working world and blogging world. 

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A Curious LUSH Haul + 1 Throwback

I asked a few weeks ago whether you wanted to read a haul post. It was a stupid question with an obvious answer but it’s always nice to test the waters, isn’t it? Plus it fuels my excitement to share even more.

This is only a small fraction of what I purchased with most being from the LUSH Christmas Sale but nevertheless, items that I’m making relevant to my lifestyle as of now. Since I had quite a handful of LUSH products to show you – all except one being entirely new to me, I thought I’d group these into a post of their own. In other words, another haul post is coming after this one…but first, let’s talk all things LUSH shall we?

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Featured in this post:

Sleepy Body Lotion
Snowman Shower Jelly (Christmas Exclusive)
Bubbly Shower Gel (Christmas Ex.)
Buck’s Fizz Body Conditioner (Christmas Ex.)
Salt and Peppermint Bark Body Scrub (Christmas Ex.)
Shooting Stars Soap (Christmas Ex.)
Mask of Magnaminty Self-Preserving Face and Body Mask

I haven’t shopped since my trip to Hong Kong where I hauled mostly skincare and was itching to go for a shopping spree. It’s safe to say that my shopping tendencies have died down a lot over the last year – I really think about what I buy now and how efficient it will be – say, in the next year – in my collection. Am I resorting to slow beauty? Maybe although I don’t know if there is such a thing since I was tidying up my collection the other day and the one product category I love buying is clearly blush.

Anyways…

What I do know is that Spring is here (somewhat) and I’m feeling a sense of change in my routines and what I look to use this coming season. LUSH has definitely been one of the brands that I wanted to try more of this year, in terms of selecting products I wouldn’t normally buy or have never heard of. This post is perhaps a tad bit pointless since it mainly features Christmas Exclusives, so not much from their permanent line but nevertheless, I hope you enjoy reading!

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Sleepy Body Lotion
Main ingredients: Oatmeal, Lavender, Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter

I have been meaning to buy this since before Christmas but it was always sold out! My Dream Cream ran out recently so that gave me a reason to pop into the LUSH store to buy a new body lotion in the form of this. I don’t know about it making me sleep better since I sleep well anyway but for general wellbeing and winding down – am for it. The scent is rather relaxing and I typically like to use this on my neck and chest to get the best benefits of aromatherapy. Overall, I still prefer Dream Cream but I can see myself using both interchangeably to mix things up.

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Snowman Shower Jelly (Christmas Exclusive)
Main ingredients: Glycerine, Carrot Infusion, Sicilian Lemon Oil

This has got to be my least favourite from the Christmas box I picked up. Scent aside, I have come to the conclusion that shower jellies are rather gimmicky. I have only used this once so far but I’m adamant that my opinion will not change. For a start, it takes some effort to snap off a chunk of jelly with also the fear of dropping the entire pot. Then, once you start to lather (as you would with any shower product), the jelly slips and drops anyway! I was constantly dropping it no matter how careful I tried to be so I’m afraid it’s a solid no from me. The lather was decent though but eh, whatever.

Bubbly Shower Gel (Christmas Ex.)
Main ingredients: Vine Leaf Infusion, Glycerine, Sweet Wild Orange Oil, Lime Oil

I like this! I tried a previous shower gel before from LUSH a couple months back. The name escapes me but it was a grapefruit-y one with quite a weak lather and therefore not enough for me personally. This is different though, and the name Bubbly is certainly fitting. You only need a little bit and it smells of oranges so what’s not to love?

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Buck’s Fizz Body Conditioner (Christmas Ex.)
Main ingredients: Glycerine, Vine Leaf Infusion, Almond Oil, Orange Blossom Water

I’m not particularly sure if this has done anything for me? Not that I was expecting a body conditioner to leave a film on my skin, but I wanted there to be something more? It’s like an orange cream that actually rubs into nothing which I found quite peculiar…perhaps I need to leave it on my skin longer to see the benefits? It smells quite medicinal and definitely not something I’d be running out to buy once it’s Christmas season again. I’ll have to try the infamous Ro’s Argan to mentally compare and convince me that body conditioners are great.

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Salt and Peppermint Bark Body Scrub (Christmas Ex.)
Main ingredients: Fine Sea Salt, Organic Cocoa Butter, Peppermint Oil

Love this! You only need to use a little effort to make the most out of this scrub bar. It’s my first time using such product but to my surprise, I really liked it and felt that my skin appeared so much cleaner and brighter. I’ve used it tonight actually and looking at my arms now, they look almost brand new and that’s without moisturising! I’m quite impressed. The only thing I’d say is – don’t use on any broken cuts because it will sting.

Shooting Stars Soap (Christmas Ex.)
Main ingredients: Rapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil, Lime Oil, Bergamot Oil, Sicilian Lemon Oil

I would say that this is the strongest smelling one of the lot. You know when you walk past a LUSH store and the smell cannot be ignored? This is that smell. Not that I’m complaining personally because I do love citrus-y smells but it won’t be to everyone’s tastes. The product itself though, is just okay. I think soap bars are just not for me as I find them a tad drying. The lather is weak too making the experience not all that memorable so I’m afraid this is a pass.

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Mask of Magnaminty Self-Preserving Face and Body Mask
Main ingredients: Honey, Kaolin, Glycerine

It’s a throwback – this product takes me way back to when I was about 18 years old. I have purchased this product twice before but it really has been years since I last bought it and wow, my feelings have not changed. It’s a really effective and cooling exfoliating mask which actually doesn’t dry out the skin and is probably one of the masks that I’d rate right up there. The ingredients speak for themselves – moisturising and cleansing all-in-one so if you want new skin, this is really worth a try.


Overall, a mixed bag of products but nonetheless one that got me into trying out more LUSH products that I would not normally pick out for myself. I found some new gems and though I am no self-proclaimed LUSH fanatic, I can definitely see what all the fuss is about since some products do smell incredible. 

Personally, it’d be a bit pricey to use on the daily but as a once-a-week treatment to liven up the shower experience, it’s definitely something I’d re-consider again.

So with all that said, what do you think? What LUSH products would you recommend?

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April in Progress

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Without a doubt, this is a late post in-the-making for today’s summary of how April went. That month is a blur to me and having just checked the date properly, I don’t even want to think about time! I honestly feel like I’ve only just come back from Hong Kong so in my mind, it is still technically February. 😂 The bipolar weather doesn’t help either – we had a fantastically glorious bank holiday weekend but that changed quick as soon as it hit Monday. It has gotten cooler by the week that now I’m constantly dressing in my “in-between” gear.

I have been mostly absent from the blog this month up until now as I’ve been busy with applications and preparing for interviews that at last – success! I can officially announce that I will be starting a new job come 4th June. ☺️ There will be many new changes mentally and physically which I’ll elaborate on in another post as a means to update you on the going-ons in my life.

But for now, let’s get on with how April went, shall we?

General Lifestyle

  • Waking up early has become more natural to me. I think in part, this is due to it being bright in my room as soon as the sun rises, which is super early nowadays! Am sure this will get better as I become adjusted to my new job.
  • I’ve been sleeping a bit more earlier too – not by much, but it makes a huge difference to my overall lifestyle. The quality of sleep is also better too – I wake up early but with enough sleep so I’m feeling better for it!
  • I tried a cup of Americano (no milk) from Starbucks right at the start of the month. Certainly not my favourite drink but it got better, the more I drank it.
  • My new favourite coffee chain is Pret A Manger (which means “ready to eat” in French, in case you didn’t know). The chain brings memories since I always used to buy Mocha from there during my university days. My new favourite drink is officially the Turmeric Latte! It’s hearty and warming which is perfect for these in-between weathers to be honest.
  • Drinking more water was a total fail in April. I’ve been drinking probably 2 glasses per day which is nowhere near enough.
  • Overall, April has been quite steady-state. Not good, but not bad either. (see below)

Diet

  • I’ve continued to make salad on average 6 days a week. I no longer feel bloated because of this new habit that I’ve incorporated for my dinners. I have learnt to change it up too by trying out raw salmon (other than in a sushi setting), as well as quorn products (a non-meat protein source).
  • My breakfasts have been less successful but in conjunction with everything else, it is a balanced diet so I’m not mad at myself. Am I being too complacent? I know I can do better though so onwards and upwards we go.
  • I am still snacking on bananas, dried fruit and nuts whenever I feel hungry between meal times. Just a handful helps a lot!
  • My skin is looking less dull I think. I cannot explain it but certainly, I haven’t broken out and normally I do before “that time of month”. So I guess the salads are continuing to go down a treat?

Fitness

  • First half was okay, last half was totally non-existent due to it being a busier month than usual and I wanted to put my priorities straight. Okay fine, that’s not a good enough excuse since fitness should be a priority. I still need to find that work-life balance. Any tips are welcome.
  • Focusing on Cassey’s (Blogilates’) PIIT28 programI definitely got better with it as time went on. I was able to find the comfort in the discomfort (something that Cassey says a lot) and whilst I don’t think it got easier, I grew stronger for sure. Obviously I need to get back into it after 3 inactive weeks…can’t wait!
  • Not that I had difficulty in breathing at all, but I certainly felt like I was breathing better after every workout I performed. I cannot explain it but I feel as though my lungs have been purified.

Goals for May

(Some of these are the same as what I put down for April to achieve, but it never happened…)

  • Continue upping my water intake
  • Continue challenging my body with the PIIT28 program (and complete it)
  • Start meal-prepping some breakfasts
  • Find and achieve that work-life balance where fitness can still be a priority

Thank you for reading and have a great weekend everyone! I will be busy writing up new future posts since I feel so very behind and I don’t like it. I was thinking…in light of celebrating my new job, I can conduct a post or two on tips to combat job interviews? What do you think? Let me know! 

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The Beauty Clean-Up #10 (empties)

The last time I did an Empties was in February but for some reason, it feels much longer than that. (I actually had a slight panic just now thinking this one was my first of the year, haha.)

The weather couldn’t be any more bipolar right now. Last week was the warmest of the year, going up to about 22 degrees where I am in the UK. This week seems like such a stark contrast that it’s hard to believe it was ever sunny. In fact, tonight feels a bit more chillier than the previous few days – Spring, where art thou? Regardless of that, I still need to do a clean-out.

As a result of a trip to Hong Kong, some empties were disposed of before I came back, so there will be no pictures of those items. I do however, have previous photos to reference it to since I did a whole post on what skincare products I brought with me here!

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+ Would repurchase
– Will not bother again
= Neutral/Indifferent

+ Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover
+ Garnier Micellar Water (Travel-Size)
+ Avene Thermal Spring Water
– Kiko Skin Tone Corrector Primer (discont.)
+ H&M Precision Sponge
Simple Facial Scrub
+ Simple Soothing Toner
+ Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion (Rich)
Witch Blemish Gel
No7 Youthful Eye Serum
– Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturizer
+ The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
Bobbi Brown SPF 50 Protective Face Base
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Supplement (sample)
+ My Beauty Diary Bird’s Nest Sheet Mask
+ NARUKO Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Hydrating Mask
+ Dr Organic Aloe Vera Gel Double Strength
+ LUSH Dream Cream
Tresemme 2in1 Shampoo and Conditioner
+ L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist Reinforcing Shampoo
= Oral-B Essential Floss
+ Cien Soft Make-Up Pads
– The Creme Shop Natural Sea Sponge

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+ Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Make-Up Remover

Sometimes I like to try out different cleansing oils, balms and makeup removers however, they don’t always remove my mascara – especially if I’m using those Japanese formulas that just don’t budge. This one comes in super handy and is inexpensive. It’s a split oil and liquid formula which you shake before each use. I find its size and packaging super travel-friendly too though it’s probably best to get it 100ml or below before departing!

+ Garnier Micellar Water (Travel-Size)

I know a lot of people swear by this. I am not that loyal to micellar water since I like to switch between brands but I will always buy this one. It’s just easy. Again, it’s in a strange 125ml format so use a bit before you travel! (Or just put it in your luggage if you are checking in.)

+ Avene Thermal Spring Water

I love this! I got this before last summer actually, so it has lasted me a while. There was a period when I stopped using it, but now and again, I love it for when I want a cool-down. I also use it as skin prep before I apply my essence. Some people like to use this for setting their makeup too so it’s a versatile product that can’t go wrong! The mist is incredibly fine but effective.

– Kiko Skin Tone Corrector Primer (discont.)

I mentioned a few times about this product that sadly has been discontinued! It’s a hydrating primer that evens out the skin. I don’t think this increases the longevity of my foundation or other base, however it preps the skin really well and was a staple in my winter routine. I’ll be on the hunt for another primer now – any suggestions?

+ H&M Precision Sponge

I think it was Stashy who talked about these on her (now retired) blog which led me to buying one too! I haven’t tried out that many makeup sponges in my experience, but I prefer these to the Real Technique ones. These are relatively inexpensive but expand and soften really well once damp. They also don’t tear that easy. I generally don’t care for sharp edges on sponges so the shape of these are perfect!

Skincare

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Simple Facial Scrub

I took this with me to Hong Kong, purchasing it solely for that purpose because of its small size (75ml). I wasn’t really that fussed about this – it’s okay but I’ve used more effective scrubs and exfoliators in the past. That being said, this didn’t break me out or anything – it’s just an average product so most likely, I won’t be repurchasing!

+ Simple Soothing Toner

Well, surely we must know that this is a go-to! I have lost count of how many I’ve purchased before but the point is, this is great. It’s just really soothing and makes my skin feel really healthy. These are inexpensive too which is why I always have a back-up.

+ Hada Labo Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion (Rich)

This is a first repurchase and won’t be the last. I just love this stuff. If my skin is feeling a bit rough, dull and dehydrated, I can pat this into my skin and voila! My skin drinks this all up and before long (honestly within a few minutes), it becomes softer and plumper. Anyone who struggles to have hydrated or balanced skin – I really recommend this brand to you.

Witch Blemish Gel

I ended up throwing away the last 10% or so. I did like the product at first, but I think it was just a false alarm since the gel can feel cooling on the skin. It probably does calm down spots to an extent but in terms of actual performance, nothing happened. I actually broke out badly in my last week of Hong Kong (I went for 3) and this just did nothing to improve blemishes so in the bin it went.

No7 Youthful Eye Serum

Ah, another skincare staple! I have repurchased this a good few times now thanks to a recommendation from a dear friend of mine. I use this before an eye cream (yes, I use two products under my eyes every day and night…) and I honestly think it makes a world of a difference. This helps to brighten, hydrate and plump the eye area. I’ve already repurchased another one!

– Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturizer

Firstly, I want to say that I don’t dislike this – but I also don’t think it’s worth the hype or the price. (£12.99 RRP is way too steep for this product!) As a combination/oily girl, I am happy to finally see a water gel formula on the UK drugstore market however, it feels very late to the party and with little effect – at least for me. It’s lovely and cooling on the skin, so I do enjoy the application. It’s the scent that can be bothersome – it smells like laundry powder. I also feel that the hydrating effects don’t last very long into the next day and so with that in mind, I think you can get better for your money elsewhere.

+ The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA

There is some commotion going on with this brand and as it happens, the usual online retailer I use to buy The Ordinary products do not stock the brand anymore. How practical! Anyhow, is it any surprise that I love this product too? It’s a very good, basic moisturiser. If you like your moisturisers to have particular ingredients or effects for anti-aging, redness etc. then this is not for you; however if you want something simple and moisturising – this is great! It does take a while to rub in though so less is more.

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Bobbi Brown SPF 50 Protective Face Base

First purchase but it’s become a real staple in my collection. I love everything about this. It smells very planty and organic. It preps my skin rather well which is almost unusual for an SPF product. It gives my skin a very clean look (think model-esque), although I do have to powder it down a bit as personal preference since I have combination/oily skin. This is a bit like my SPF, primer and moisturiser all-in-one (although I still moisturise before using this) so I particularly recommend if you want to simplify some steps!

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Supplement (sample)

This year, I’ve really dived into Bobbi Brown skincare. I mostly love everything I’ve tried so far and have had the joy of grabbing a few samples along the way too. However, the problem with samples is it’s so hard to tell if the product has made any noticeable difference in such a short space of time. This is a non-greasy serum formula that does hydrate, but I’m not sure if I can call it intensive. It has a hefty price tag too so for that, I’m passing.

+ My Beauty Diary Bird’s Nest Sheet Mask

[Review here] I’m sad to have finished these! I rarely stick to the same sheet masks since I always like to purchase new ones out of pure curiosity as there’s so many on the market, but these are fantastic. I would describe these as my emergency choice if my skin has been particularly bad and needs some TLC. It has a lot of moisturising ingredients so no wonder it gives me results!

+ NARUKO Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Hydrating Mask

[Review here] This brand and product was completely new to me but I’m definitely on the  lookout for more! Personally, I’m not the biggest rose scent fan but over time, I got used to the scent of this. I find this mask cooling and hydrating, so it’d be good for those with sensitive skin and/or redness. The results are pretty immediate too.

Body, Hair & Misc.

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+ Dr Organic Aloe Vera Gel Double Strength

Some of you already know that I suffer from psoriasis and aloe vera has been the one ingredient that has seen me through the worst of my flare-ups. The gel has anti-inflammatory properties which is great for an auto-immune disease that likes to target its own cells and cause redness and dryness. The effects are not necessarily immediate however, I see it as “good skin food” and over time, my patches are more hydrated and less red!

+ LUSH Dream Cream

[Review here] This is more of a recent discovery but has seen me through some of my bad, irregular flare-ups. The key ingredient is oats (or oat milk rather) which is excellent for problem skin. This pot of cream is pricey but I love it so much – it works whilst keeping things simple. I no longer have to feel like I’m applying something medicinal on my skin! Shop-bought lotions tend not to work on more serious dry skin issues so I’d really recommend this.

Tresemme 2in1 Shampoo and Conditioner

Not a fan of this at all. In fact, my whole family hates this so much that no one has bothered to finish the bottle (there’s still a good half inside). It is so drying for me and doesn’t nourish my hair. Instead, it just makes it feel like cheap plastic. In the bin it goes!

+ L’Oréal Elvive Triple Resist Reinforcing Shampoo

I have become more picky with what shampoos to use and marking down which works or doesn’t work for me. This one works, thankfully. I don’t know about it making my hair stronger since I don’t have that much hair fall-out in the first place but certainly, it’s a good all-rounder and most importantly, doesn’t dry out my scalp!

= Oral-B Essential Floss

Repeat empties. It’s okay as far as floss goes!

+ Cien Soft Make-Up Pads 

Repeat empties. Staple item.

Lastly, I almost forgot to talk about this sponge:

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– The Creme Shop Natural Sea Sponge

I had mentioned it before in my A Beauty Haul + A Few First Impressions post. I don’t have too many purchase regrets but this has got to be one of them. It’s far too big to actually use, and unlike other sponges, this doesn’t really soften once in contact with water. It’s a really stiff and rigid sponge that doesn’t feel good in the hand – just awkward and within seconds, I give up. The texture is really strange – it’s like a spongy rubber. Sad to say I didn’t use this much at all but it’s going in the bin!

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Question of the day: Have you been caught by someone you live with, asking why you have an empty product in your room? 😳


No surprise – this is a massive Empties post again considering how long I’ve left this for. I’ll work on cutting down empties to a reasonable amount next time – what do you think? Let me know! ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Also – I apologise in advance for my irregularity in posting lately. I’ve been busy with a couple of applications in my own personal life. Once I’ve juggled it all, I hope to be much more regular and daring with the content I choose to put out there! 😁

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If We Were Having Coffee #1

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A cup of Chai Latte and a granola bar for one. I can’t remember the last time I spent time like this on my own so as well as having a “cheat day”, I’m truly having a day to myself. More below.

Today is one of those days where I’m feeling a bit “bleurgh!” but despite so, I want to write to my heart’s content. It’s a healthy habit don’t you think? I don’t smoke. I don’t drink. Certainly don’t do drugs but I’m learning to write more, especially when it comes to styles that display my stream of consciousness. If you were to open up my brain (well let’s be honest, that’s dangerous and I’d probably die), then here are the lingering thoughts that you’d see. Or on a lighter note, if we were having coffee, I’d tell you:

  • I don’t think I can share enough in words of how freeing blogging makes me feel and the sanity that it gives me. Am I allowed to say that it makes me feel secure and very real as a person? Am I insecure for admitting so? There are moments in life – especially now more than ever, where I feel a bit alienated and patronised however I don’t believe in retaliating. Creativity is a great thing when you know it, but somehow offensive when you don’t. I really won’t stop blogging though. Writing has been the best outlet I’ve ever found and this is only just the beginning. I don’t regret being creative. Na-da.
  • In addition to this trail of thought, I’d like to send a huge shout-out to the best friend I could ever ask for – Sabrina. She actually reads my blog (not all my friends do) and is beyond the biggest support that I can have in life. I had a bit of a miserable morning which I won’t go into detail about but she kept telling me how amazing I am and what a great blog I have. I admit that at the worst of times, I am my own worst critique so note to self: Don’t be so hard on yourself. You are worth it.
  • After a crap morning, I decided to go out on my own and have a bit of a pick-me-up. I actually don’t remember the last time I properly had a “me” day. I’ve even been simplifying my skincare routine a lot lately which is so unlike me. Anyhow, I stopped off at a Bobbi Brown counter and basically got a make-over. The makeup-artist Inese was super lovely, and kept complimenting on how nice my skin was (and what I used, to my delight). She even took pictures after my skin was made-over! I felt wonderful and got reminded how empowering makeup truly is. Talk about a 180 degree turn in mood! High-five to all the women out there who bring each other up.
  • As it happens, I did some beauty shopping! Would you like to see a haul? Let me know.
  • I also did some people-watching. Does anyone else do this? It’s so therapeutic and just for a moment, you can forget all your worries. Time from my perspective also seems to freeze over whilst everyone else is moving.
  • I just got over my food coma. People typically have a “cheat meal” once a week when they’re on a sustainable health plan but I don’t bother scheduling one in. As it happens, it’s been weeks and today was the day for it to happen! I don’t consider myself to be an emotional eater but what I’m striving for is balance and control, not a 100% clean sheet. I know that tomorrow I’ll be back on it. It’s okay.
  • For the remainder of my evening because I am truly a night owl (it’s gone past midnight now), I will most likely face-mask and watch a film.
  • Oh! Before I forget – I just recently joined an online course on FutureLearn regarding Fashion and Sustainability. It is 100% free and really fuelling my mind, heart and soul at the moment. Most likely, I will write more on this soon.

What about you? If we were having coffee, what would you like to tell me? 


Rarely do I publish posts right after I finish writing them but I felt it necessary to publish this one in live-time for effect.

– As a side-note, thank you to all my long-time readers, new readers and friends for being on this blog journey with me and always bringing me back down to earth (even if you don’t comment). Am I making sense? Probably not. Should I sleep? Yes, now that my thoughts have been emptied. 😊 Good night!

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