Sunday, 1 March 2015

Instagram Snapbook and Blog Update

I want to start this blog with yet another apology for the HUGE lack of blogging that has been going on recently. To be more accurate; I don't think I've actually posted in 2 and a half months and I really want to change that. I haven't been great over the last 6 months and instead of making excuses and promises I'm just going to see how the next few weeks go. To try and keep me a little more motivated I've decided to make an online scrapbook (or Snapbook) as I've decided to call it, of all my Instagram pictures, explaining what I was up to or what I have been buying over the last month. This post...February!

We start off the month not actually at the start of the month! It turns out I didn't actually post a picture for 2 weeks in a row (I see similar habits with my blogging and snapping here!) Anyway, I didn't buy any make up throughout January (and I'm pretty sure in December either) and this was definitely corrected in February; as you can tell by the first two pictures.

As I'm always looking for the perfect concealer I decided to try out the Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer "hoping it's the answer to all my dark eye circle problems" as I put it. Turns out it's not quite! Although it's a great concealer for the face, I'm still not 100% sure I'm convinced it's making my under eyes less blue (but more on that in a post soon). Like every beauty blogger and their mother out there, and probably all the fashion and lifestyle bloggers out there too, I couldn't resist buying the massively disapointing advert booklet (oh sorry I think I was suppose to write magazine there) that is Elle to get my hands on the mini Roller Lash mascara from Benefit. I'm not even joking I had to go through roughly 100 pages of adverts before I even got to a full sentence, sort it out Elle! Although it's a pretty decent mascara I'm not quite sure it does what it says on the tin (again I'm sure I'll be saying more in a full post soon). We end the week with a "I'm not impressed selfie." As Sunday's always come around far too quickly I thought it was the perfect opportunity to show my 'annoyed it's Sunday evening' face!

The next picture brings a bit more joy to the equation as I was lucky enough to get some Victoria Secret vouches for winning a marketing competition at work. I put a lot of effort and time into the marketing competition and, as I'd really like to get into marketing, I was so happy to win. Yay me! Then we come to Valentine's day, which started off great but just went down hill from there. The day started with my boyfriend surprising me with a lovely Valentine's day card even though we said we weren't going to get each other anything

We started planning a lovely romantic day and then as soon as we stepped out the house my ankle went from underneath me. After hearing a pop and feeling like I'd snapped something inside my foot we slowly hobbled back home and I spent the rest of the weekend on the floor with my foot I ruined Valentine's (hence the grumpy, lying on the floor selfie). Turns out we ended up having a fairly lovely weekend, even if it wasn't the one we had planned. We spend the whole time watching films, catching up on crap TV and just spending some quality time together which, at the end of the day, is what Valentine's is all about. Of course I had to cheer myself up once I could walk again, this 'cheering up' came in the form of Dior's AirFlash Foundations (full review coming soon).

I think the first picture was just because I was looking through old posts and found this one I loved. It was my first fashion post (not many have followed to be honest) and as I changed my twitter photo and blog photo to be this one I thought I'd go for the triple whammy and put in on Instagram too. Next we come to a time where I clearly wasn't feeling too friendly on my daily commute. The Police's 'Don't Stand So Close To Me' was my anthem of choice for that particular tube ride! Oh I'm a grumpy sod at 8am. The next photo is me testing out our new coffee machine, thankfully, as a none coffee drinker, it also does hot chocolate, so I made his and her's drinks...yummy!

Now we get to last weekend, which was one of the best ones I've had in a while. As the other half was working on Saturday and Sunday with Monday and Tuesday off, I decided to take them off with him. We start the photo's with Sunday night where I decided to cook him a nice dinner for when he got home, I also made a little fort in the living room for us to sit in and watch films all night. We then spend Monday wondering around Soho, starting with a lovely breakfast at the famous Bill's. It was the first time either of us had been and my god it was bloody delicious. On our little outing I decided to get myself a few goodies, the first being a gorgeous new coat from Mango and the I finally bought a few goodies with my Neil's Yard voucher I got for my birthday almost a year ago.

And finally we come to this weekend. As we're trying to save as much money as possible at the moment this one was a bit of a quite one. Even after only working three days this week I still needed that motivational Friday quote to get me through the day. We then spent Saturday sat in one of the best cafe's in Balham, they do the most amazing caramel hot chocolates and the tastiest mini short breads and biscuits.

So that was the month of February for me. I'm wanting to do this at the end of every month now so I better get Instagraming more :) Let me know if you like this kind of post, and if you want something more like this on the blog. It's a little different to my normal beauty post but I really enjoyed doing it. And don't forget, if you like what you see why not head over to my Instagram and give me a little follow.

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