I hope you’re having a great weekend? It’s Sunday again, and I must admit I’m feeling slightly hungover. And by slightly I mean I’ve been laying on the sofa all day with my red blanket, not sure if I wanted to eat anything or if the thought of food made me want to be sick, drinking pint after pint of water. Yeah I can’t drink like I used to. I used to be the classic weekend binge drinker, but now I’m ‘grown up’ and ‘more mature’ I literally hardly ever drink these days, so my friends wedding in a brewery, then reception in a pub yesterday was a bit of a shock to the system! It was a lovely day though and we really did have the best time. I’m just feeling it today!
Ok so this week I’ve been pretty busy, I’ve been working lots of shifts and I also had a cheeky trip to London on Thursday. I went for a rather fancy facial treatment, and a couple of beauty events in the evening where I heard about some gorgeous new products. I’ll be writing about these later in the week so keep an eye out for my posts!
Here’s this week’s top five –
Fresh Fig Signature Candle from The White Company (£20.00) – I do love a good candle, and this brand new offering from The White Company is right up my street. Described as ‘like sitting beneath a sun-warmed fig tree in Provence’, it has notes of fresh fig, succulent cassis, citrus and tomato-leaf, as well as vetivert and a touch of sweet lilac to create this beautiful and elegant scent.
TeckNet Power Bank from Amazon (£12.97) – I don’t actually know how I’ve survived this long without a power bank. I guess I’ve been travelling a bit more lately, and you’ll know as soon as you turn your data on your phone, it just drains your battery. On the train to London my battery went down by nearly 25% after just an hour’s worth of usage and one phone call. So my new power bank really did come in handy. You just plug it into your laptop to charge via USB, then obviously remember to take with with you when you travel, and just plug your phone into it when you’re in need of a bit of juice. Easy!
NUVA Spring Water – I’ve been trying to get away from the energy drinks lately. I’m a creature of habit, and will often find myself reaching for one more because I’m used to it, rather than being thirsty. So I’ve been carrying bottles of NUVA Spring Water around with me instead. This is a natural spring water with a ‘kiss’ of extracts and flavours. Containing no sugar, sweeteners or preservatives, Melon and Jasmine is my favourite flavour, with a lovely blend of Honeydew Melon and a hint of floral Jasmine.
THX Hair Straighteners in Pink (£18.00) – I try not to style or straighten my hair too often, as my hair is not in the best condition, and I don’t want to make it worse than it already is. These nifty little straighteners tick all the boxes for me though, firstly they’re pink! They also have ceramic coated plates, they heat up within 30 seconds and also offer variable temperature, which is perfect for my delicate locks. Oh and they’re also cheap as chips 🙂
Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Laque Liquid Lipstick in Feeling Reddy (£8.99) – I love a strong red lip for a night out or a wedding, and I decided to use my beloved NARS Matte Pencil in Dragon Girl, with this amazing Bourjois Aqua Laque lipstick on top in Feeling Reddy. The finished look was the most intense red shade – that stayed put – with a glossy finish.
In case you missed it – My Makeup Atelier Paris Top Picks have been on the blog this week, I’m officially in love with their primer and foundation. Have a read and let me know what you think!
Other things worth mentioning –
I’m now officially a regional representative for The 30 + Blog Collective, woo hoo! I’ll be covering the whole of East Anglia, arranging events including coffee mornings, general meet ups, dinners and all sorts of things locally. If you’re age 30+ and based in East Anglia, please do sign up to the 30+ Blog Collective site and drop me and email or tweet so I can make sure you’re on my personal list too.
I’ve also got a whole load of giveaways coming up over the next couple of weeks, I don’t want to give too much away but there will be some amazing beauty goodies, as well as tickets up for grabs!
I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx