Friday, 30 May 2014

Friday I'm in Love #1

After just over a year of chaotic, sporadic on-off blogging I have decided that the time is ripe to establish order. And by order I mean scheduled blogging. Introducing Friday I'm in Love. Named for the song by The Cure of the same name (listen to it here) from now on every Friday will be Friday I'm in Love where, funnily enough, I will be posting about the things I love that week. These could be anything from makeup (natch) to music, books, food, films, tv, other blogs...you get the gist.


This week I went home for a week of rest and relaxation, before going back to Bedford and the stress of moving and job hunting that awaits. My week has been full of shopping, make up, lazy days and yummy food and I can't wait to share it with all of you. So without a further a do let the inaugural Friday I'm in Love commence!


Matte Nail Paint by Barry M in Cancun & Rhossilli

Matte Nail Paint by Barry M in Cancun & Rhossilli -  I have never really been a fan of matte nail polish, not being overly keen on the chalkboard effect. However when in Boots on Tuesday I stumbled across Barry's M new matte nail collection for the summer and fell in love with these two beauties.Whilst I am still getting used to the rather curious matte effect the colours are absolutely gorgeous and very summery.The formula, as with all Barry M nail paints, was very easy to use being lovely and creamy and only taking two coats to become opaque, however it did only last two days before chipping. Despite that the colours were so lovely that I will be reaching for them again.

No 7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make Up Remover

No 7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make Up Remover - This is a re-purchase, having first tried this eye makeup remover last year I quickly fell in love with it. Whilst it is for all skin types I have incredibly sensitive skin and have found that some other eye make up removers made the delicate skin around my eyes sore, sometimes even causing a rash. This is incredibly gentle on my skin whilst still removing all my eye make up, I love a smokey eye so it has quite the challenge. However it does have quite a greasy texture that I am not overly fond of BUT I still think it's an excellent product.

The Simpsons 

No 7 Beautiful Skin Eye Make Up Remover - This is a re-purchase, having first tried this eye makeup remover last year I quickly fell in love with it. Whilst it is for all skin types I have incredibly sensitive skin and have found that some other eye make up removers made the delicate skin around my eyes sore, sometimes even causing a rash. This is incredibly gentle on my skin whilst still removing all my eye make up, I love a smokey eye so it has quite the challenge. However it does have quite a greasy texture that I am not overly fond of BUT I still think it's an excellent product.

Herbal Essences Bee Strong Strengthening Intensive Mask with Honey and Apricot Extracts for Damaged Hair

Herbal Essences Bee Strong Strengthening Intensive Mask with Honey and Apricot Extracts for Damaged Hair - My step mum gave me this hair mask after the ends of my hair became really dry from hair dye and straighteners and all the bad stuff I shouldn't do to my hair but do anyway. On Wednesday night I massaged a handful of this gorgeous smelling goop into my hair, focusing particularly on the ends, and left it for 35 minutes before rinsing it off.  Since then there has been a noticeable difference in my hair, rather than being dry and brittle it now feels stronger but also really soft and smooth. This hair mask worked wonders with my dry and style damaged hair and will definitely be making a weekly appearance in my haircare routine.



The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner read by Tom Hiddleston (swoon!) - I have a lot of trouble sleeping. I grew up in a pub and because of this I can't sleep in total silence. Herein lies the problem if I put the tv on then I'll watch it and it then takes me hours to drift off. If I have music on I'll sing along and get super pumped up and won't sleep. So I was at something of a loss and then someone, I forget who, suggested audiobooks. Now usually I spend my sleepless nights reading so this seemed like the ideal solution. Intrigued I downloaded The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner read by Tom Hiddleston. It is no secret that I am a lover of Mr. Hiddleston, being a fully paid up member of Loki's Army. The combination of the story - from what I remember it was good - and Tom Hiddleston's beautiful voice - which honestly sounds like melted chocolate and really good sex - lulled me into the first good night's sleep I had had in a long time. I will definitely be downloading more.


And finally I thought I would end with my song of the week (another new feature of my blog). Matchbox Twenty's How Far We've Come. I only discovered this song about a week ago in a film trailer, I forget which one, and after downloading it I have been listening to it pretty much constantly. The lyrics are just really apt for what's been going on in my life at the moment. Now that I have finished university and still have no idea exactly what it is that I want to do with my life I am in a state of flux not knowing what my next move is. Like the title suggests this song is about how far I've come, and reminds me that in the past four years I have changed and achieved so much, more than I thought possible and it's a nice, albeit very scary, feeling.

So that was my first ever Friday I'm in Love. Hope you liked it. Would love to know the things you are loving this week - use the hashtag #FridayIminLove if you want to share it with me.

Until next time feel free to check me out on twitter, facebook, Bloglovin, instagram & pinterest.


Love love love xx

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