Welcome to my current obsessions; a list of all the things that have been occupying my time for the past couple of months.
Firstly, my skin has been breaking out a lot recently due to hormones. The main reason is that I came off of the contraceptive patch and have started using Natural Cycles. An app which tracks your basal temperature and therefore calculates when you are fertile or not. I made this decision as I was fed up of the nasty side effects and wanted to go natural to learn more about how my body works and my own menstrual cycle. (There will be more on this in an upcoming blog post so stay tuned). I knew that my skin care routine needed shaking up and so I did a bit of research and ordered The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Range. I have been using the foaming cleanser as my second cleanse after removing my makeup with micellar water, then toning with the toner, applying the daily solution and then the mattifying moisturiser. The formula is lightweight and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and clean. The tea tree is very gentle on the skin and not too harsh. Since using this, my skin has been slightly better with breakouts coming nearer my period. It is still not perfect but I am trying to be patient as I know that my hormones are still trying to regulate and get into a steady state.
October has been all about country music for me as if you read my last post, you will know that I went to see Lady Antebellum. I have loved this band for a few years and have seen them once before. So in the run up to the gig, I had been listening to their songs non-stop alongside the support acts; Brett Young and Kelsea Ballerini. I was also supposed to be going to see Kip Moore but fell ill with a horrible stomach bug and couldn’t make it. Luckily he’s coming back to Scotland next year for Country 2 Country. Another album I have been obsessed with is Macklemore’s Gemini. I’ve seen him live twice and met him a couple of years ago. So when I heard of his new album, I knew it’d be one I would have on repeat!
My current Youtube obsessions would be Kalyn Nicholson‘s Youtober. I LIVE for this series! She uploads daily videos through the month of October which are fall/autumn related and her filming and editing skills make it so easy and beautiful to watch. If you love all things fall related, go check her channel out!
A huge TV love of mine right now would have to be Outlander. Oh my goodness…this show! It’s about a woman who is on her honeymoon in Scotland when she comes across some ancient stones and gets transported back in time. She is stuck in this strange time, trying to work out how to stay alive and et back to her husband. Honestly, if you haven’t you NEED to watch it. Season 3 has just started recently but I’m still on the second season so have been avoiding spoilers like the plague!
I recently went to see IT (yes, I can’t quite believe I agreed to go either-I hate scary movies!) and I loved it. It wasn’t as scary as I had thought it was going to be, I had hyped it up to be the scariest thing possible. But the storyline was great (I haven’t seen the original or read the book) and the acting was insane. And no nightmares so it’s a thumbs up from me haha! Side note; if you hate clowns, don’t go see this film.
I’ve recently gotten back into reading more and have been working my way through many books. I live about a 5 minute walk away from a library and so sometimes I feel like Matilda, going all the time and leaving with a mountain of books! My favourite ones I have read recently are FEELS by Kalyn Nicholson, Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land, Fully Functioning Human (Almost) by Melanie Murphy, My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella, No Place to Hide by Susan Lewis and The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell. I’ll link them all so you can have a read of their synopsis as I’d be here all day if I tried to explain what each of them were about!
Now, let’s talk about wedding planning. Yes finally! To those of you who don’t know, I got engaged 4 years ago and we haven’t done much in the way of planning, apart from pinning inspo on pinterest. In the last few weeks however, we started a scrapbook and have begun filling it with ideas, inspiration from magazines and getting guest lists drawn up. We also have an appointment to go visit our ideal wedding venue this weekend. We have been before but it wasn’t an official visit, just a quick nosey around. It is a little expensive but it is absolutely stunning and everything we’ve dreamed of. We are keeping our options open though and looking at other venues too. The main focus just now is getting a rough price estimate so we can begin saving properly. I will keep you updated on everything wedding related. If anyone has any advice or tips on planning a wedding, that would be much appreciated.
I hope you’ve enjoyed a little insight into the things I’ve been loving recently. Let me know what your current obsessions are and I hope you have a lovely day. Thanks for reading.
Love and Light,