My previous wedding post was all about having the budget conversation and how important it is to be clear from the outset on how much you want to spend on your wedding. Hopefully, having got that bit nailed, you’re ready to pick your venue!
October 2014 was one of the most exciting months of my life so far. I managed to fit in: coming back from an amazing holiday in Vietnam; getting engaged; travelling to Australia for two weeks with work; completing a challenging person development course and coming home and buying a house. One of those months that really makes me feel like a full blown adult. Scary!
I have had a really busy summer flying here, there and everywhere with work. I am super lucky to be able to count international travel as one of my work benefits, but I have had the unexpected side effect of my skin really suffering. My face is now much more oily than it used to be and my hands are more dehydrated. I’ve most definitely learnt the importance of chugging a couple of litres of water a day and I’m starting to master the art of packing flight essentials in one small, plastic bag where everything has to be under 100ml. Now is the time to pass on my wisdom!
Hello, my name is Jennifer and I have Resting Bitch Face.
Phew, it feels good to get that off my chest.
So what do you do in London when you want to try something different? Well there’s plenty on offer; London is not a city short of new and interesting experiences. A case in point is Bompas & Parr’s Alcoholic Architecture, recently opened next to Borough Market. I stumbled across it whilst browsing Time Out’s website and booked it on a whim, having heard nothing about it.
As I sit here snuggled under my blanket looking out of the window at a dreary, rainy day, it’s hard to believe it is actually still August. But August it is and what a month it has been. I’ve only just started this blog but the end of every month is a chance for me to look back at what has been good about the past 30 odd days – however quickly it is flying by!
Now let me start this by saying I am a huge Boots No 7 fan – I use their make up products in my daily routine and the skin tone matching tool for the foundation is, quite frankly, bloody genius. Add to that that everything they offer is priced really reasonably and I’m a happy bunny.
The other thing to note is that I am in constant pursuit of the perfect mascara – one that lengthens, separates and stays put all day, in the blackest of blacks. And we all know that the key to a good mascara application is in the brush. Get that right and the rest will naturally follow (with one exception, but that’s for another day).
In my quest for glowing wedding-ready skin, I treated myself to the Clinique Sonic System Cleansing Brush. I had heard great things from my friend Hannah, who told me that her skin completely cleared up, with no under the skin bumps or spots, after using the brush for only two weeks. Needless to say, my expectations were high! I don’t have particularly bad skin and have certainly never had acne, but I am prone to spots around my jawline, a bumpy forehead and an oily t-zone.