A Sunday Post | Repurchases, Self Love & Stuff

I am the worst with update/scheduled posts – I always start off well, and then tend to drift off and forget about ’em.I commend those of you who can do these weekly posts – such discipline! 

Anyway, the past few weeks have gone by in a real blur for me. I was ill for much of the month and have only recently started to feel a bit better; damn asthma. I’ve taken a good look at this blog and have realised that I have been sorta neglecting the ‘beauty’ aspect of it for a couple of months now so I’m going to try as much as possible to do as many beauty posts as I can to create a more sturdy equilibrium. 

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The purchases / repurchases


Primers have always been a staple product within my makeup collection; none other than the Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer which to me is the Holy Grail of primers. I may go for the oil-free kind next time as I’ve recently discovered that I have a bit of an oily T-Zone. The primer is good for those with dry skin and I find that more often than not, I don’t need to use any sort of finishing powder after I apply le makeup. Good times all round!

Another repurchase is the CK One Shock for Her  perfume which is a cute little floral jobby ideal for summer. It’s essentially a watered down/diluted version of Viktor & Rolf’s ‘Flowerbomb’ containing peony, poppy and blackberry and lasts about 5 or 6 hours, depending on weather etc. 

I also picked up these funky spherical shades from ASOS for a mere tenner – you gotta love ASOS shades, I do especially as they cater for chubby faces like mine and makes it a bit more streamlined. 

Baby Steps / Self love


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So I looked in the mirror today and for the first time in my life, I liked what I saw.

It was surreal. When people compliment me on my appearance. I never believe them, because when I look in the mirror, all I see is ugliness; Some fat, dark cretin that looked like something outta Helm’s Deep (X_X LOTR reference, YASSSS), but i’m now beginning to realise that loving yourself isn’t wrong. It isn’t a sin, it isn’t vain or self-indulgent. It’s about being happy with who you are, regardless of skin colour or weight. 
I think after 15 years, I’m starting to (slowly but surely) accept who I am and what I look like but most
importantly, I’m beginning to love, instead of hate myself. It’s such a liberating feeling. I mean, I don’t think I can go as far to say that I’m “beautiful”, but I think that I’m not ‘that ugly’.
Baby steps. 


Listening to... Born to Die – Paradise Edition by Lana Dey Rey

Reading…. A Dance with Dragons (Game of Thrones) 

Watching… American Dad!

Product I’m loving at the moment… Bourjois Velvet Matte Lipstick (Number 2)
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