First off, thank you for all your sweet words yesterday! I wanted to say that I am not going to quit blogging or anything like that, I was just wondering what the point of it was. I agree about doing it for yourself and I love that its documenting all the little things that I would otherwise forget, not to mention the community. I'm lucky that I haven't (yet) felt that blogging rut or block but I'm sure it will come along as I haven't been doing this long. I genuinely enjoy blogging and all of you, wanted you to know!
Another week down, one week closer to Christmas.. well, shit. Where has this year gone?! I can't believe in just over a week we'll be in NYC, it feel like yesterday that we planned it. I don't have a lot of favourites for you today, but I wanted to link up with Amanda anyway!
Favourite gift from the best person ever
You might remember when I guest posted over at Samantha's blog while she was off gallivanting around Australia (read about her time in Sydney). Wellllll she bought me some goodies and then sent them to me when she got back and I about cried when I received them. I got them on Monday and was skipping around the office like it was Friday I was so happy. I even shared one (just one, mind) frog with my boss who was particularly stressed that day. I ate the rest myself, after my salad of course. Keeping it healthy.
Favourite workout - Erin Motz's 30 day Yoga Challenge
I wanted to get back into Yoga consistently so on Monday I restarted the 30 day challenge. Because the videos are fairly short and I have done them before, I am doing 2-3 a day. I would like to finish it before we go to NYC, obviously listening to my body and not pushing it too far, but so far I am loving it. When I get back from NYC I want to start the new challenge, and do the 10 day ab challenge.
Favourite beauty product - e.l.f. lip lock pencil $3
So, you all know I'm no beauty guru. I have been trying lipsticks lately and wearing a bold lip freaks me out because I don't want to look like a child playing with mummy's makeup after an hour or two. I know most people use lip liners but I just can't get the hang of them, I feel like I'm drawing on my face. Here is where this product enters. I put it around my lips, not very carefully, on Saturday night and although I did need to reapply throughout the night, my red lipstick did not bleed at all. I ate, I drank, I took a lot of photos. And it's $3, so there's that. I bought 2 online (couldn't find them anywhere in store) and my beauty guru bestie thought it performed so well that she took the other one.
Favourite clothing purchase
Technically this was last week (heck, last month) but I haven't bought anything recently (applause please) and I am still in love with my Express London Sweater that I showed you all on Monday. I love the other tops I bought but I think this sweater is my fave. Seriously. Love me some stripes.
Favourite online discovery for book lovers
So I recently discovered Paperback swap. If you are a reader and have a ton of books you want to get rid of, sign up for this and you get 2 free credits if you post 10 books. Then each time you send a book to someone you get a credit. I've already gotten 3 or 4 books off the swap and have gotten rid of a few that were too much hassle to sell. I only like keeping books I might read again or that I really loved, so this is super handy. You do have to pay for shipping, but even so it's like getting a book for less than $5. Not for everyone, but hey. You might dig it. All the books I have gotten were in good condition, obviously read but no damage, which I don't mind. Anyway, they don't have the widest selection especially with new books, but I have always found something.
Favourite Christmas Movie
I am zero percent ashamed. This has been one of my favourite Christmas movies since forever. It came out twenty freaking years ago.
Basically this is why our tree is in a corner with a side table in front of it. It's not cute but it's cat protected.
Have a fabulous weekend everybody! Anything Christmassy planned?