Hello everybody. Sorry for going slightly AWOL again (I promise that is the last time) but I have been a busy university bee recently. Starting off with my exams which went rather well considering I slacked a little on the revision. Then I spent the next five or so days celebrating end of exams, yes I took the celebrating a little too far possibly because I spent most of the days recovering/dying in bed. Then once all that partying was over with I went on with filming our end of year short film. We have one more day of filming tomorrow then we begin with the exciting process of editing it all together. We have been working on the film since January so it was great watching it come alive but also being the director pretty damn stressful. But yes to summarise I have been very very busy but I am back.
It is that time again for my monthly favourites. I’m a little late with this as it is currently May day but hey what can you do? I knew this month would be a very difficult choice as I have been using a lot of new products, lots of which I received for my birthday and have become instant hits. There are a few I haven’t included because I only started using them at the end of the month but there is still hope for them next month, which will no doubt come round horrifyingly quickly. It really does feel like the older I get the quicker the years go, first world problems of being twenty.
I’m not naming this blog post a ‘haul’ for a very specific reason in that I have not purchased these products all in one giant spree. Instead these are a collection of things I have bought whilst I was away from the blogging scene; oh just because I was away does NOT mean I didn’t buy anything let me tell you that now. In fact I have kind of comfort bought and been spending crazy. This hasn’t been helped by my sudden love for my local Superdrug. I have always been a Boots-a-holic and pretty much ignored Superdrug because my one looked more like a pound store than a pleasant beauty shop. However, the decor might still be a little old fashioned but they have bought in loads of new brands that they didn’t have into my store so I have been buying like crazy in there! So yes Superdrug I blame you for these recent purchases, it was not my fault at all.
As you have all probably guessed by now I have a great love for blushes and highlighters and recently I added a new addition to my ever growing collection. I introduce to you all the Blush by 3 Palette by Sleek in Pumpkin (£9.99). Now over the last month I have searched high and low for the wonderful Sleek as it really does get raved about for good quality affordable make up however it isn’t in Boots and not in all Superdrugs so it can be a bit of a mission to find. It was positively the highlight of my day when I walked into the Superdrug in my town to find not only a brand new Essie stand but a Sleek one too. So I thought I would treat myself and this is what I bought. I actually went with a dilemma in my head about whether to buy the vibrant but daring Pumpkin or the more subtle colour range of Lace. However luckily Lace was sold out and I settled with the bolder of the two options, probably good it was sold out as otherwise knowing me I would have bought both!
This is a bit of a different blog post from me, I normally at least gravitate towards beauty or fashion within my blogs with a tiny hint of who I am and what I’m about. But I’ve decided to have this as a completely lifestyle driven post; whether this is interesting to readers or not I’m not sure, but even if I only do one of these ever it would have hopefully helped me. I’ve been in a very self-reflective mood recently and this is due to a number of factors going on in my life for me at the moment. March was a hard month for me personally but my blog kept me going and kept me (kind of) sane. I’ve been really terrible this last week, for most people this might be normal but for me it felt as if I had completely disowned the beauty blogging community after everything they helped me with in March. I haven’t blogged in 5 days whereas normally it is at least every other day, I haven’t updated my Twitter, Urturn, Instagram or replied to my messages. But however guilty I feel, I didn’t want to force it, I didn’t want to force a smile of me trying on my millions of Revlon Lip Butters (yes I have bought more) because I want this blog to be a reflection of me and not a lie. I have had a terrible day today but in the last hour I just began to laugh at my situation, an ounce of hope for the future! Life is what you make it after all and I strongly believe this. For me this week will be a fresh start and I can finally be myself again.