April has been a month of change, but all for the better! Here are some of the things I have been absolutely loving this month (and sometimes squealing about uncontrollably).
1. Cardigan weather
I’m so super happy that it’s finally started to cool down enough to wear a cardigan and, dare I say, a coat! I love cold weather so it’s always a delight to be able to wear so many different things. My wardrobe is about 80% full of “I can only wear that when it’s cooler” clothes. Also, for the first time in about 4 years I have bought jeans and worn them, yay! Topshop Jamie jeans live up to the hype, buy some.
2. Sprocket Rocket
I got my new Sprocket Rocket some time ago and in the usual fashion I haven’t yet finished the film but I’m super excited to see the results. I’m only a couple frames off finishing so I’m going to force myself to do that this week and then I’ll share the results when I have them.
3. Another Man
Raising my expectations of how men should dress even more so that no-one stands a chance. Why don’t I read mens fashion magazines more often?
4. Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London
They aren’t just a favourite, I love Sotheby’s. I’ve been accepted to study this September in London and to say I am excited would be a gross understatement. I have been talking about doing the Art & Business course for about 3 years, and talking like I had already been accepted. The two weeks between my phone interview and finding out if I got in was the hardest time ever! As the days dragged on I got more and more worried so finding out I was accepted just made me ridiculously happy, at 4am as well!
5. Lonely Planet London guide
In my whirlwind of planning for London (flights and first 2 weeks accommodation booked!) I thought I should read up on the city that I’ve been in love with for so long. I really like this guide and even though I already ripped the pull out map (twice, hopeless), I’m keen to dive in as soon as I arrive.
6. L’Oréal Paris Colour Caresse Shine Stain in 102 Romy (& 300 Juliet)
I’ve had an aversion to anything glossy on my lips since I was an ignorant teenager trying out makeup on the recommendation of friends who really didn’t know what they were doing, so when I tried these I was a bit worried I would hate them with a passion. Wrong! They don’t glue my lips together and I love these colours, Romy is great for an everyday pinky/nude lip and Juliet is an easy red that doesn’t take all the fuss lipsticks usually do.
7. Maybelline New York Colour Tattoo 24hr eyeshadow in 25 Bad to the Bronze
When I say my morning makeup routine takes 5 minutes don’t be wowed. It’s out of laziness that is takes such a small amount of time and I never really bothered with much other than foundation, concealer, blush and mascara until I got onto these little pots of joy. Super easy to apply I just quickly dab some on my lids and it looks like I’ve put in a few minutes extra into my routine as opposed to the 30 seconds it actually takes me. Hurray for laziness!
8. Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara in black brown
I didn’t mean to buy this in black brown but I’m glad I chose to ignore the packaging and ended up with this. This is perfect for everyday naturally long looking lashes and is great for work because as much as I love my lashes looking super long and black thats not the best look when you aren’t trying to seduce customers into buying things, just casually persuading them will do.
With 4 months to go until my move to London I’m on a pretty official (but flexible) spending ban but I’m sure I’ll have enough to share in more monthly favourites!