I mentioned I’d be blogging this on my latest YouTube video, so here it is!
Today was Sunday, which I like to try and keep as a bit of a rest type day. I’ll sleep in a bit (… not usually as much as today, I forgot to put my ‘Sunday alarm’ on so slept to a ridiculous time!) and then go for a run, have a leisurely brunch type dinner, have a bath with a good book and a face pack and maybe redo my nails, as well as doing any things I still need to do to prepare for the week ahead. I’m sure I won’t have quite so much time to myself come September, when I’ll be full throttle into my teacher training, but I’m hoping I’ll be able to keep some of it up!
Speaking of running, I’ve been struggling a bit lately. I think it’s because it’s been getting hotter and more humid, but it’s been a real slog. I have to get out of the mindset that because I can run 5km, I have to run 5km every single time. I had to stop just under 2 miles today, just over 3km, because it was so humid and sticky it was like running through a solid wall of heat. However, I beat the me that would have stayed inside on the sofa so that’s a good thing. I’m down nearly 70lbs in total now, so I’ve got to keep on keeping on!
I’m not trying to do some ultra high-fashion modelesque pose here, I promise- I was just squinting into the sun! I have recently fallen head over heels in love with Posture by Illamasqua, the lovely lipstick I’m wearing in the picture above, and it’s so good; I only wish it wasn’t so matte/hard to wear! After wearing it for a while it just goes all flaky and stuff on my lips. Worth it for the lovely grey-mauve sort of colour though. Also here you can see my new Zombie necklace- green diamante and a little skull charm, what’s not to love?
Here’s a recent outfit and a new-ish addition to my wardrobe which is quickly becoming a favourite. It’s from Kreepsville 666 and is based on the iconic picture of Kyra Schon’s character from Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, and I LOVE IT. It’s so comfortable, reasonably flattering and will go with me a few sizes as I lose weight. Kreepsville 666 are definitely one of my favourite clothing brands at the moment! I got this from Attitude alongside the necklace I just mentioned and I’m still being impressed by their customer service!
Also, here are a few bits I recently picked up in Primark! At the top are some really boring things; another of their basic black stretch t-shirts (brilliant wardrobe essentials!) and a couple of pair of leggings, one ‘capri’ length and the other ‘crop’ which will be perfect for my holiday coming up. Then the grey t-shirt is a crop, sleeveless top with “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good” on the front (Harry Potter eh <3), then a lovely dark green cotton t-shirt and finally a Mickey Mouse top- definitely a for-holiday purchase!
I also bought this- a PS. Love Your Nails fast dry spray for nail polish and I can vouch for it (having just used it)- it’s BRILLIANT. I applied my nail varnish, waited a couple of seconds and sprayed it on. After about 30 secs it was completely bone dry to the touch. To be fair I was using an Illamasqua polish which are pretty quick to dry anyway, but not that fast! It was only 80p- an absolute bargain.
Otherwise, lately I’ve been really trying to do some preparation for my course in September. We were given a little reading list with some gentle suggestions that we read as many of the books on the list as we can, if not buy them outright, and I managed to find a couple in my local library, so I’ve been taking notes from some very dry books on teaching Primary Science and Mathematics, amongst other things!
I’ve also been making the most of the library to indulge in some more personal reading. At the moment, I’m reading The Map of Marvels by David Calcutt- I think it’s really a children’s book, but that’s something that’ll be useful for my course anyway and it seems like a pretty good, adventure/fantasy sort of thing-, Torment by Lauren Kate- a sequel to Fallen which I read earlier in the year and a typical, supernatural romance style Young Adult/Teen fiction book but not actually that bad!- and Small Favour by Jim Butcher, the 10th in the Dresden Files series and one of my favourite reads at the moment. These books are so good, you guys. I’m also reading How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell but I’m actually sort of disappointed with it, which is a shame because the movie is one of my favourites.
I’ve also been doing some more YouTube recently! Yesterday, I posted a High End vs High Street video- of which I will be doing at least one blog post on!
And today, I posted a vlog that’s based around this Sunday Update post! I don’t know why I’m doing the metal horns in the thumbnail but why not! Please do check out my YouTube channel; I don’t have many subscribers or views at the moment but I’m enjoying making the videos anyway!
I’m going to post about some recent food that I’ve eaten, because I figured that would just make this post even longer than it already is! What have you been up to lately?