Monday, 27 May 2013

Sand Between My Toes, Freckles On My Nose


So I went into work today to be greeting by the above amount of emails in one of my inboxes! I haven't even been on holiday in fact I'm going on Wednesday! Anyway, I worked from 9-12 and had my day completely turned around by doing this....





Perfect bank holiday :) What did you guys get up to? Did you hit the beach? Was it warm where you were? Perhaps you're not British so didn't get the bank holiday - did you have a fun-filled day anyway?



Sunday, 26 May 2013

The New Me

First of all let me apologise, I have been so absent on the blogging side of things recently and I know I said I was going to improve but let's be honest, clearly, I haven't. Life has just been incredibly tough recently. I feel a bit like I'm stuck in a rut, I love my job but it is very very very stressful at the moment and I'm trying to get through that; as much as I do love my job, I'd like to move out of my parents house and away from my hometown (ideally London.) I'm sure most of you who have gone away to university and then found themselves back with the 'rents feel me. Equally, I'm single. I hate to be one of those girls that mope but I am actually the only person in my friendship group at home that is and though I consider myself very independent and generally quite self-reliant, it can get my goat sometimes. Now, I know, mope mope mope, woe is me, poor Clare, moaning how her job is so tough and she wants to leave a perfectly nice house when so many people don't have a job or homes but everyone needs those ungrateful selfish moments sometimes and this little post is my rant. Tomorrow, I'll wake up, look at myself in the mirror and tell myself to shut up. I'm going to try and get back into my blogging as it makes me feel a lot better and is a good relief. Also, I'm going to make some changes in my life, I'm going to take better care of myself. Make sure I eat healthier, stick to my programme at the gym, get myself all ready for the 10K run in July and lose weight. I want to feel better about my appearance and I think my weight plays into how I feel about how I look a lot. I want to spend more time on my skin, find more raw and natural materials to use on it. Thirdly, I just want to better myself, get more in touch with who I am, spiritually, emotionally etc. Maybe look into some part-time courses. I don't know. Also, I need to pick up on my writing, actually finish my novel and stop sitting there staring at it, coming up with ideas and then not writing them down. I've sort of gone off into a tangent but basically I'm sorry, I'm back, I'm a new person, I love you and let's get this blogging show on the road.

P.S. If you're feeling the same as me, play the below song...it feeds the wanting part of your soul.



Sunday, 5 May 2013

Haul O'Heeey


This is actually a Glossybox recommendation. I'm trying to be very good to my skin right now and was really impressed with this as a make-up remover in the sample size, so much so that I was willing to spend the £20 on the full size. I can't recommend a better product to add to your nightly routine. 


I've been using Revlon Photo Ready Primer and loved it however I was enticed by the fact this was clear. I'm excited to use it so I'll make sure to keep you updated.


I went to a village fair yesterday and they had a lot of flower garlands headband for sale. I've got a few weddings coming up and not quite sure how I feel about a hat/fascinator so thought this could be quite a good alternative. Of course, I've got to find a dress to match the headband first! 


This is what I'm watching and reading right now. Sort of. The English Patient is my favourite everything. The novel by Michael Ondaatje completely changed my life, I know that sounds ridiculous and cliche but I've always wanted to be a writer and after reading Ondaatje, it made me realise I could write in whichever style I wanted, my copy is my favourite thing in the world and I don't know what I'd do without it. Though the film is different, I adore it almost as much particularly for Kristin Scott Thomas. Anyway, getting to the point, I lost my DVD and saw this for sale and am happy to replace it. Casablanca is everything. I just finished Kate Morton's The Forgotten Garden and really enjoyed it so thought I'd try this one too. Rose Tremain's Music and Silence is our next book club book, I haven't started it yet but looking forward to it. Pillars of The Earth is an incredible book and I loved the adaptation of it (and Eddie Redmayne is in it!!), currently watching this with my friend who also loves the book and wanted to watch it too. It's also based on places where I live so it has a sentimental value to it too. 


As said, I'm trying to look after my skin at the moment so have been doing a lot of make-up free days at work. The sun is out and I'm ready to get a few more freckles and though I burn under SPF 50 hopefully I'll catch a bit of a glow!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

I'm Still Here Loves


As said in my last post, life is CRAZY right now. Tonight I'm taking a bit of time for me and myself. I am here, I still love you dearly, I'm still blogging!!! Just being slow about it!!!