I love days like this. Even though it started in a bit of a panic, it’s turned out to be just what I needed! NB- apologies for the photos. Hopefully I will be able to fix them!? I have no idea why they are lying down, perhaps they are all a bit tired?
So I woke up this morning, bleary eyed, to my phone ringing. “That’s odd,” I thought to myself, as I scrabbled for my phone on my bedside table, “why would my parents be up this early on a Sunday?” My alarm was set for quarter past eight, you see, as I was teaching today. Well, as I went to answer it, I suddenly bolted awake and alert. It was the mum of the students I was teaching, ringing me to see where I was. Because it was quarter past eleven. And I was over an hour late. Quick frantic texts promising I was on my way and within fifteen minutes of jumping out of bed I was in my car on the way. Rather impressive, I think you will agree!
However, it was okay. The mum is very understanding, and after two lessons the day was mine. To a point. See, my brother and I were booked to go to lunch at a Chinese restaurant my family frequents. They have a special Sunday indulgence offer, where for a set price (£16.50 for adults!) you can go and choose as many dishes off their menu as you like and eat til you are bursting. And they mean that quite literally. We usually go there as a big extended family for birthdays or special occasions, me and my brother and my parents and my nan and my aunt, uncle, cousins and cousins’ husband, and are there for hours eating and drinking and having a great time. Well, with my parents down in Devon with the dogs and my brother having bought us beer, ice cream and ingredients for fajitas last night, I decided that I would treat us to a cheeky Chinese for lunch today. It was delicious, it was lovely to get to chat with my baby brother and share some tasty food, and I am sitting with a nicely full tum now.
I wore the dress I bought for a fiver in Primark yesterday. It’s a nice, grey-blue with giraffe print and I actually quite like the fit-and-flare style. It’s a bit thin so goes a little see-through over my bust, but it’s not too bad. I also did some nice, basic make up using my new Soap & Glory foundation and a few other things.
- The aforementioned Soap & Glory Show Good Face foundation in The Fairest of Them All
- Bourjois Little Round Pot blush in Rose d’Or
- Maybelline Matte Maker in Classic Ivory
- Seventeen Blow Out mascara in Blackest Black
- Maybelline Browdrama Sculpting Mascara in Medium Brown
- Soap & Glory Supercat Liquid Black Eyeliner Pen
- Collection Work The Colour Eyeshadow Pencil in Vintage Blush
- (Not Pictured) Soap & Glory Supercolour Fabulipstick in Naked Beige
I also used my new Real Techniques Expert Face Brush -which is amazing! It’s so dense but soft, it might overtake the RT Buffing Brush in my everyday makeup routine- and two older brushes, the ELF Studio Complexion Brush and Models Own Powder Brush. These are all really good brushes for their respective needs, the ELF brush in particular is really fluffy and good for when I’m using powder over the top of a lighter foundation.
I like how the makeup turned out, nice and fresh. The foundation is very light, but it still manages to even everything out without being obsolete and seems to have lasted nicely throughout the day.
Once I got home from eating, however, there were only two things on my mind: onesie, and pampering. I love a good Sunday pamper.
In fact, in my make up drawer I have a whole compartment dedicated to face masks and face packs. I seem to pick them up all the time, as you can find them in Poundland, Primark and they are often on sale in Sainsbury’s or Superdrug. I am a hoarder, what can I say?
For me, a basic Sunday pamper involves redoing my nails, soaking my feet in loveliness (my feet are horrible and need A LOT of looking after) and using a face pack or mask to revitalize my skin for the coming week. Even when my nails are still more or less totally chip free (like today), I like to change my nail polish over because, to be frank, I have too many polishes haha! I like to remove the old polish with the Bourjois 1 Second Nail Polish remover (or the cheap Primark P.S. Love equivalent, which actually isn’t too bad), before using a hand cream, cuticle oil and buffing and filing the nails. I’ll then use a base coat, such as the Revlon Quick Dry base coat, before applying my varnish. This week I’ll be applying Collection Work the Colour Nail Polish in Peacock Green. I then let my facepack and nail varnish dry, whilst drinking a nice drink (it would be some kind of wine, usually, but as I had a beer at lunch I’m sipping a Sprite Zero today) and watching a silly film (Twilight marathon, don’t judge me).
Today I’m using a Montagne Jeunesse Passion Fruit peel off mask, and I had to take a silly photo because I think I look a bit like the victim of a bad chemical peel!
Later this evening I will have a light bite to eat before going to bed. It’s a bank holiday tomorrow, so all I will be doing is a couple of lessons, before dying my hair and hitting a beer garden. I love weekends like this!