Summer Obsessions ~ July...

By Lucy Harbron - 22:09

The summer holidays are finally here meaning that I finally have time to spend relaxing (doing absolutely nothing) rather than stressing about exams (I'm now stressing about results instead!) And so I've had a lot of free time to kill so I thought I'd share my current obsessions and give you a little peak at my life during summer.

One thing I have managed to achieve so far this summer is finishing The Opposite Of Loneliness by Marina Keegan. Marina Keegan was a student as Yale and sadly passed away just after her graduation, this book is a collection of some of her short stories and essays. Its such a bitter-sweet book as each piece is incredible, Marina was clearly exceptionally talented and it's sad that we'll never know what amazing things she could've achieved and the best sellers she could've written. But I'd really recommend reading this book as it's truly amazing and some of her words hit me so hard in the feels i had to put the book down and pause for a minute to collect myself, for example-

"But as I watched him smile back at me and zip his coat, I saw everything in the world build up and then everything in the world fall down again."

Oh man.

My second achievement is successfully binge watching the entirety of Sex And The City which, if you haven't seen it, can be summed up in one quote-

Watching sex and the city has made my longing to move to New York even stronger. But now I want to move to New York, find 3 fabulous gal pals to love me unconditional and then become Carrie Bradsaw. Watching a programme about successful women sticking together no matter what, always fighting through their heartbreaks and never letting a man walk all over them made me so happy and spending an obscene amount of time total absorbed in their fictional lives was a pleasure.

me this summer. all day. every day.

Instead of stressing about exams, I've been stressing over paint colours and duvet covers. My style has changed a lot over the past year and I was feeling kinda lost in a pastel pink room with floral bedding so it was finally time for a change. I had some idea of what I wanted to achieve (see my interior inspo post HERE) and I think I've managed to achieve it. I'm still putting the final touches to the room but keep your eyes peeled for photos soon.

Avon liquid eyeshadow (shade unknown)
MUA matte lipstick in Fawn Fancy
Rimmel Brow This Way brow gel

Make wise I've only really been putting make-up on if I have somewhere to go and I've been keeping it all pretty simple. These products have been life savers. Firstly the I dug out this Avon eyeshadow a month or so ago and I haven't used anything else since. It applies beautifully and the colour is so so pretty and can be either a subtle shimmer or a darker bronze. I've been wearing this loads as a simple eye look just with mascara as my summer laziness can't bare to pick up eye-liner. 

I picked up this MUA lipstick for just £1. I've been looking for a browny nude lipstick for absolutely ages so finding this one for such a bargain price was a miracle. The pigmentation is perfect and the colour pay-off is flawless so it gives a really good lip colour really easily. Also it's totally matte so I've been pairing it with a nude lip-liner to make my lips look slightly fuller and give them a better shape. This lipstick has become my go-to and for £1 I cant recommend it enough. Might have to get myself some more of these lipsticks.

Brow gel is a must. On days when I really cant be bothered I've just been doing my brows and a little concealer to make myself look mildly alive so this brow gel has come in super handy. It keeps my brows in place all day and is also perfect for shaping your brows nicely when you're just nipping out and keeping your brows au naturale

I've been writing a lot recently from poems to articles to stories. Having more free time has really helped my creativity so I've been getting plenty of pen to paper time. Oh and maybe I'm writing for a purpose...? maybe exciting things are to come...? who knows... (secrets to be revealed soon!)

I've become fully addicted to Rookie. Rookie is such an amazing collection of things, photos, writing, advice etc that it's almost impossible to not get lost in it all. I could spend hours clicking through the photos stories and articles and never get bored.

So basically my summer so far has been TV shows, paint, laziness and internet. What have you been getting up to?

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  1. Will definitely check out that book, it sounds really good. I love reading the Rookie blog too, it's so quirky and fun to read :)


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