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First Impressions || Glossier

It may shock some people to hear that I'd never bought a Glossier product before this month. They're easily one of the most "insta worthy" brands there is (and, embarrassingly, that's usually all it takes for me) and I've always been tempted by them, but only gave in to the temptation after talking to my best friend about some of their products. It's kind of become (yet another) bonding topic for us over the past few weeks. A discount code and nearly a hundred quid later- oopsie- there was a Glossier parcel on its way to my house.

January Goals

As I may have mentioned before, I do try and make New Year's resolutions if I'm feeling up to it at the start of the year. I say if I'm feeling up to it because I often find the start of a new year particularly difficult. There's so much of a buzz on social media about "new year, new me" and resolutions and fresh starts that it makes me wonder, should I be reinventing myself too? What if I'm okay with things as they are? Like many others, I usually take to my Finsta account (private insta, fyi) and post a few of my highlights from the year to reflect and look back at all the fun stuff I've done, but I always find myself thinking about what could have gone differently too. Thats just one of the things I want to change.

What I've Been Listening to || December 19

Music is a huge part of my daily routine and therefore my life, so I thought it was about time I did another music post (I think it's been a few years since my last!) A couple months ago Spotify made an "On Repeat" playlist, and then there was Spotify Wrapped 2019 at the start of December so I've a pretty good idea of what I've been listening to the most.

I always love Spotify Wrapped time of year, but they really outdid themselves this time as I got to see my top song and artist every year since 2010 which is when i first made my account... BOTH of them were Mayday Parade from that year, which was a flashback I didn't need to my eyeliner and sweepy fringe days. There was also a lot of One Direction which wasn't very surprising at all.

I've used both my Wrapped playlist and the playlist I've been listening to most this month to help me put this together, with a sprinkling of My Chemical Romance because they've been on repeat since Halloween!

The Places I've Cried in Public by Holly Bourne

I haven't done as much reading as I'd have liked to do this year so far. I've dipped in and out of books; I've got bored a quarter way through a book and abandoned all reading for weeks on end. However, when I got an instagram ad for Holly Bourne's latest YA novel I knew it was one I'd enjoy. Sad books are my not so guilty pleasure (along with sad movies, sad shows, sad songs...) so when I saw the title I knew I just had to buy it, especially as I recently read another one of her novels and really enjoyed it.

Amsterdam in Photos

 When this is posted, it will be just over a month since I got back from lovely Amsterdam. Two of my oldest, closest friends and I headed to the Netherlands at the end of February and we had such a good time!  It truly is a beautiful city, and I took so many photos I decided to put just a few in a little photo diary style post.