PACK FOR INDIA
Can you believe I have booked a holiday on a whim? No, nor can I. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, then you’ll know that I got married in December, which you can read all about in this post. My husband is still in India, which as you have probably guessed, is the main reason I am going. I’m super excited to go as I always visit India in December, so it’s always cold. I cannot wait for the warmer weather, but definitely not looking forward to the mosquitoes. Ouch. I’m only going for three weeks, but that doesn’t mean I will be packing lightly. I want to be prepared for the hot weather, which means new clothes (can you tell I’m excited by this?), as my wardrobe consists mainly of hoodies, jumpers and scarves right now. A trip (or five) to Boots will be essential for all my skincare and makeup bits. I love buying a new perfume from duty free, it’s one of my favourite things to do before going on holiday. This time I have my eye on the Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb.
ORGANISE MY MAKEUP
As I am constantly buying makeup (surprise), it never occurs to me that I should probably organise my ever-growing collection. So, April is the month for organising, apparently, and I’ve decided to be productive. I’ve bought two clear, acrylic makeup organisers from Amazon so I can proudly display all the makeup I own, rather than chucking it deep into my makeup bag. I like using these organisers to store my blushers, single shadows and concealers because they’re small so I like keeping them all together. On top I keep my foundations, lipsticks and powders. Empty candle jars are a really good and inexpensive way to store brushes, liquid lipsticks, eye and lip pencils. I also love storing makeup pads and cotton buds in them as well. I also bought some acrylic stackable drawers for all my eyeshadow, blush and highlight palettes, because they’re a little larger and they need more storage space. There is a really good post by Thirteen Thoughts on how to store and organise makeup/skincare products.
I’ve been looking forward to decorating my new room for months, and I am super excited that the wait is nearly over. The whole room needed to be revamped completely. New wallpaper, new radiator, new carpet, new blinds – everything. I’m just waiting for my new bed to arrive, and then I can officially start decorating. There are already so many things on my bedroom wishlist which I cannot wait to start buying. As the wallpaper is blue with a grey pattern on it, I’ve gone for a grey carpet, and I bought the prettiest silver marble blinds that fit in so well with the room.
I love shopping. This isn’t shocking I know, but it’s 100% true. Whether it’s online shopping, sale shopping or holiday shopping, I love it all. I get such joy from buying something, and retail therapy does work. I went into ZARA the other day to just “browse” (do you guys tell yourself the same lie too?) and ended up buying a stunning suede jacket because “it chose me”. As more and more clothes “choose” me, and Summer is fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to organise my wardrobe, and the best way to do that? Have a clear out. I go through all my clothes and just get rid of everything I don’t wear/need. Just ask yourself, ‘do I really need that Edward Cullen top I bought in 2005?’
There are so many books I want to read and re read, but I just don’t have time. And even when I do have time, I aimlessly scroll through Instagram. Guilty. So this month I want to sit down and dedicate myself to some books I’ve been wanting to read for a while now. I don’t want to get into habit of not wanting to read because that would just be heartbreaking. Books give you the chance to jump into a different reality. It’s like a film in your mind. I absolutely love reading crime/thriller novels, you know the ones that just grip you from the first page. The first book on my list is Behind Closed Doors by B A Paris. Apparently if you really enjoyed The Girl On The Train, you will love this. I’ve also been recommended to read The Power by Naomi Alderman, a book about how teenage girls can inflict pain at the flick of a finger. Interesting. I’ve also seen people rave about Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. The blurb reads: ‘don’t trust this book, don’t trust these people, don’t trust yourself. And whatever you do, don’t give away that ending…’ I think this is definitely the book I am most excited to read. April is going to be a good month.
As always, thanks so much for reading. What’s on your to do list this month? Any other book recommendations you have? Let me know down in the comments below.