I'm just going to put it out there, New Look are killing it with their stuff lately. It had been a while since I'd placed an online shopping order, so I settled down with a cup of tea in hand and my laptop open, raring to go. I started out on ASOS and ended up drifting over to the New Look website instead, (although I did pick up a couple of Nip + Fab products from ASOS which I'm looking forward to trying out when they finally arrive.)
Unfortunately, after check out, once I thought my order had been placed, I received an email telling me that a couple of my items were out of stock... anyone else hate when that happens? Anyway, here's what made it:
The only time that tolerant and Kirsty would ever run alongside each other in a dictionary, would be in that antonym bit way down at the bottom. You know, the part where it gives you all the shit that isn't what you searched for. Or as polite people call it, an opposite. I'm aware that with this opening, I should probably be re-naming this blog post as, 'Yep, now you all think that I'm an asshole!' but I promise I'm really quite pleasant. The intolerance doesn't stem to real things. Well, apart from people who park their trollies in really inconvenient places in supermarket aisles, but that's just physics... in a sort of obscure way. No, I'm talking about the fact that I'm really rather intolerent of myself. An inconvenience considering that I typically spend 16 hours a day in my own presence.
So, yet again I treated myself to a couple more beauty bits. If truth be told, it's been a while. Okay, it probably hasn't but it sure feels like it. If there's one thing that my make up collection lacks, it's lip liners. I have a few Rimmel ones scattered here and there, but sadly enough to admit, that's about it. Armed with a reluctant boyfriend and a free, Saturday afternoon, I headed over to my local department store and scribbled every pencil product in a mile radius all over my hands and arms. These are what I walked away with:
I've been bottling up a whole bunch of feelings lately and I thought it might be time to put pen to paper, or perfectly polished nails to keyboard. But you see, my life really isn't perfect. As bloggers, we often live double lives. The fun, smiley, happy selves that we portray to those that surround us, and while not exactly a lie, the tricky moments, the tears and feelings of uncertainty are left on the sidelines, like a dirty secret we're not yet willing to admit.
My Lush body scrub is on its last legs, (cry) and during a recent bout of nocturnal web surfing, I convinced myself that I could whip up a budget alternative using only the ingredients in my kitchen cupboard. Tapping, 'DIY Body Scrubs' into the search engine brings up a whole host of quick and easy recipes, but being the experimentalist that I am, I decided to go it alone, chuck a bunch of ingredients into a bowl, and see what I could come up with.