Looking Back & Looking forward - August/September

I can't believe that it is that time already, September - where has the time gone? Back to sharing the bus to work with sweaty students, oh joy! (I'm not stereotyping all students as being sweaty, just the students around here, most of them don't wash. FACT).

This month I've been loving...

ELF Matte Lip Colour in Tea Rose I absolutely love this product and still can't believe it was only £3.50! It has become my 'go to' lip product. You can read my full review on it here.

My Peacocks bargain brogues. I got these in the Peacocks sale for £8 and have hardly taken them off! I was never one for brogues when they first came out, the fact that the only person I know who owns a pair is my mother was slightly off putting! I saw these and fell in love, my feelings towards brogues have changed.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Lemon Moran & Crème Brule. I'm a huge fan of Krispy Kreme doughnuts, if I ever have one in any month they are pretty much guaranteed to end up here! These are my two favourite flavours. I've started Weight Watchers since buying these so won't be having many more, even though if I do get desperate I do have my extra weekly allowance :)

Blogs posts...
Laura's floral nails, I must copy these soon!
Sofia's very healthy week in food, I need to take advice from this!
Jordyn's tips on what not to do when drinking, wish I'd seen this several years ago!
Gemma's photography tips.
Rebecca shows us how to centre the pages tab in blogger, mine now look lovely and neat - thank you!
Jemma's handy tutorial on how to protect your images from right clicking

The products that I've used in full this month...
Herbal Essences Smooth & Soft shampoo & Conditioner samples. I always order these free samples but never end up using them. I have decided that I must start using them all up! I really liked these, I got two washes from these and my hair felt lovely both times. I may have to buy the full size when my current shampoo & conditioners run out.

Como Shambhala Invigorate Lotion. I received this in my first ever GlossyBox back in May. I originally didn't bother with it as I didn't like the smell at all, I then decided to dig it back out and use it on my legs before going to bed. The smell fades away before the time I wake up in the morning. This is a very good moisturiser, I have extremely dry skin on my legs and it has certainly improved since using it.

Looking back...
August has been a really good month for me. I feel that I have had life changing experiences (deep!). By this I mean the two blogger meets that I attended. Even though I am a confident, outgoing person when with my friends I am shy and awkward around new people. I don't do anything on my own. My partner jokes about the fact that I hate going into shops on my own. August saw me travelling to London on my own! So out of character for me and I really am pleased with myself.
I also attended a Weight Watchers meeting at the end of the month, even though I won't be attending the weekly meetings (bad cashflow situation.) I will be carrying the diet out from home, I have all the books and my little calculator and am determined to do it this time!

Looking forward to...
2.9.11 my auntie's 50th birthday party - I love a good family get together so this should be fun!
3.9.11 a friend and some of her friends are coming down to visit from St. Austell, we are going shopping locally in the day and then into Cardiff for drinks in the evening :)


  1. I've been invited to a couple of events but haven't been able to go yet cos of work - I'm so nervous about my first one though! Well done for taking the plunge :)
    And good luck with Weight Watchers chick x

  2. love those shoes, so gorgeous! xxx


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