Sunday Thoughts #21


I’M BACK… Or I will be, yesterday late afternoon/evening I spent the whoooole time getting back on the blogging wagon. This is going to happen, even if it kills me. I miss my blogging bubble so much, it hurts. So I have been making copious amounts of to-do lists, mind mapping new idea’s and finally post writing! YAY! 

I feel like I finally have my mojo back, and hopefully weather permitting I am going to be able to take some blog photo’s in the evenings this week along with finishing off half written posts and proofreading, lets get this show on the road.

This week has seen me kicking a lot of ass, I have been time managing pretty well and actually getting things done. I have been liaising with the lovely Geeta to have a sparkly brand new blog header coming your way at the end of the month who is doing an amazing job for me. Highly recommend.

I have finally booked the train tickets for our weekend in London this coming weekend, we’re going to my brother’s birthday because he want’s to go all tourist-y and see the sights of London so I’m totally looking forward to that. My brother absolutely loves trains so although I am dreading the train journey at 6am Saturday morning he is absolutely buzzing for it! If you have any book recommendations please throw them my way! I need something to kill the time.

Mel and I decided to opt for a take away pizza and chill out on her sofa, with her overly sized Labrador, Alfie on Thursday evening after work. It was absolutely delightful. She just get’s me which is something I absolutely love about her, I don’t have to justify anything I say to her – which is how a friendship should be. Oh, and who knew Tesco does cooked pizza to take away? Not me. Obviously, I do now. Mel has shown me the art that is Tesco’s take away pizza’s for LESS than £4. Have I been living in the stone ages or something?

Work has been draining, I have been speaking to new clients everyday so it has been fun and interesting but it is also very time consuming. I love to hear about peoples business and how they work to help others but it’s also very mind draining trying to remember and make the correct notes for our benefits, especially when you know you have a 12 hour day ahead of you – yay for being too kind and covering peoples over time last minute on a Friday when I should have been indulging in beer and fish and chips in the company meeting. Yes, you did read that right beer AND fish and chips in company meetings. I am working for the best company. Also, our newsletter came in the form of a newspaper. How cool?

Oh, and the last thing I have to tell you is I perfected the ultimate autumn eye make up yesterday. Winged eyeliner and all, but forgot to take a selfie, what a shambles. I have no proof, so you’ll just have to trust me because I can promise you now that I will not be able to perfect it the second time round. I am also really sad that I still cannot manage to pull off the berry and vampy coloured lipsticks that I have horded ready for autumn. Help, please?

I hope y’all are having a wonderful week, filled with layers and pumpkin spiced lattes.

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Barry M Nailed It! 

Whenever I’m looking to purchase a new nail varnish I always end up by the Barry M stand in my local drugstore. Since I can remember I have pretty much always used Barry M on my nails, purely because they’re so affordable and such great quality.

Basically, I just thought I’d take the time out to show you my new nail varnishes – because I’m awesome like that! When I went and made the purchase there was a deal on, something like spend over X amount and get a free bronzer. I’m such a bargain hunter so I absolutely loved it! I planned on just picking up one – maybe two but ended up walking out of the shop with 4 and a free bronzer!

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The first is my favourite, Molten Metal in the shade Copper Mine it’s a gorgeous shimmering copper colour which all in all was one that I took the plunge with because although I loved the colour in the bottle I didn’t know whether I’d love it as much on my nails. But let me tell you, I do! After that we have the Sunset – Daylight Curing in Fuchsia Generation, I’m not usually one for bright colours, especially pink but this one is gorgeous. Third we have Nail Paint in the shade Vintage Voilet which is a deep violet which is nice don’t get me wrong but I haven’t fallen head over heels with it like I thought I would. Last but not least is on top with Copper Mine, it’s another Sunset – Daylight Curing in Dark Side of the Shroom, although it’s pretty similar to Vintage Violet I prefer this one because it’s a gorgeous mauve colour – totally me! 

Whats your go to nail varnish at the moment?

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Mini Drugstore Haul – The Aftermath 

Today I tried out the two Barry M palettes I showed you in the Mini Drugstore Haul post. If you haven’t read that already they were the Natural Glow Shadow & Primer 2 Palette and the Chisel Cheeks Contour Palette. Guess what? I love them!

Here have used both palettes mixed with my everyday make up and a combination of Mac’s Cyber and Viva Glam II on my lips. Ta-da! This is the outcome.

I think it’s safe to say that I am very pleased with my treat day purchases! They are such good value for money and the pigmentation in the eye shadows was above expectations.

I think the only thing I have to fault is that the contour palette should have a lighter options for paler skin. With my skin being so fair, I feel I can only use the lighter two of the shades because the darker looks way to over powering for my skin tone.

I also love how my make up techniques are clearly getting stronger thanks to all you dedicated beauty bloggers and your tips along the way! Although I still have a long way to go, were finally getting somewhere – hurrah!