What I've Been Up To
September is always a bit of a hectic month. My mum and dad are having all the bathrooms re-done and because our house had dodgy pipework it meant both the bathroom and the en-suite were out of use for a couple of days. Thankfully I managed to survive on dry shampoo and the gym shower. Fingers crossed the builders should be completely out of my house by the end of this week too, so I'll get my own bathroom to myself finally! I can't believe this is the last year of being a student. I'm both gutted and a excited to finally start working. For those of you who don't know I'm a post-grad at the University of Law Manchester doing both my LPC and LL.M. So far I am absolutely loving the course, its so interesting and everyone in my class is lovely. The only thing that I'm getting used to is the amount of work. WOW, I have never actually worked so hard in my life. But between that I've managed to do an impressive amount of shopping, with two major beauty hauls and a trip to a vintage fair. Oh and the Christmas countdown is clearly now on as of the 6th September I saw my first advent calendar and mince pies. What is going on with the world?!
So I'll start with my beauty favorites and one clear stand out product for me is the Elemis FreshSkin Skin Glow Exfoliating Face Wash(*). I really suffered from major breakouts and dullness at the start of this month and this made such a radical difference. Definitely going to be repurchasing as its worth its weight in gold. I've also fallen back in love with MUA. I've always loved the brand, but I kinda went off it, feeling like I'd tried everything I'd like. Well, the arrival of these two new palettes has changed everything and now I'm so excited for the new launches they have planned through October!
I always get really into reading when the weather turns. I absolutely loved Sophie Kinsella's Wedding Night, and couldn't help but smiling all the way through it. A bit of a contrast, I loved Orange is the New Black too, which is a biography of a female inmate in America. It's actually been turned into a series which is on Netflicks, and is great if any of you are into prison documentaries as much as I am. Another amazing net series I've been loving for about two months now is Cheerleaders on YouTube. Its like a real-life version of Bring It On, yet a lot more hard-core. It follows SMOED, who are two-time world champions and its completely addictive. Season 2 starts next week, so catch up now! Speaking of television the cold weather brings amazing telly. Strictly Come Dancing, Downton Abbey, Atlantis, Homeland, Some Girls ... need I say more?! Oh and if you haven't seen this, and happen to know a young child, or just think its adorable, have a look at this children's version of Downton Abbey; Mouseton Abbey! How amazingly cute!
So that's been my month. I hope those of you who are going back to school/university are having an amazing time, and those of you working are treating yourself with GWP's ;). Let me know how your month has been and feel free to leave me any post requests and I'll try and add them into my post plan ASAP!