Oh, my word… it’s July! Can you believe it? (I can’t!)
I’ve got lots of things lined up for this edition of Sunday (Life)Style, so I’m going to dive right in. And this week, to make life easier for… well, everyone, I’ve even sectioned it into themed parts!
Confession: I’ve not read a book (read: novel) cover-to-cover in such a long time.
I find I’m constantly reading picture books and teaching textbooks and blogs and my online RPG stuff, but not actual books. For me.
But I saw someone review this book and it sounded right up my alley, given the main character writes fan fiction (like I used to/sort-of-still-do!) and is dealing with growing up. It was actually quite a funny, sad and really real kind of story. Not at all what I would normally choose to read (given there’s no action/adventure/sci-fi stuff in it) but a good, entertaining read about a girl dealing with going to college and dealing with growing up and life and people.
Honestly, I spent the whole time reading it going… Yep. (Only the sad thing is I’m nearly 28 and still hopeless around people and in social situations, but this book gives me hope!)
If you’ve ever read or written fan fiction, or if you’ve ever read/watched something you loved so much you started dreaming up adventures that the characters from the book/show/movie do after you finished reading/watching, then this book is for you!
I’m going to preface this by saying that I don’t like drawing. (Or, more specifically, I don’t like my drawings.) BUT I’m trying to break the habit of automatically disliking anything I do, SO I’ve been struck by the urge to draw random things at really random times (like at 10:30pm).
I blame all the YouTube craft/art journal videos I’ve been watching. I think I need an intervention.
But anyway, I thought I’d share in the name of trying to overcome my own inner-critic. (No need to leave comments about them looking good! Honest. Blogs have always been an outlet for me to share things that I would struggle to do in person in the vain hope of overcoming my self-doubt!)
But… can I just say that I really don’t like drawing people. People are difficult. Even stylised people.
If it’s more abstract, line-based I love it. So much easier. (Also… I have like a pack of 10 coloured markers, so there’s not a lot of colour choice – lol!)
I preface this first video by saying…. OMG, I totally got tongue-tied. More than once! (A thousand apologies!)
I don’t think I’ve talked about Memebox on my blog before, but it’s another subscription service, only you don’t get a box every month – you purchase and pay for the ones you’d like. I’ve bought about 5 boxes, I think, and I have 2 more on the way. They sell out pretty quickly, too, and while they mostly do skincare, they do have make-up, mens boxes and other fun stuff, too.
They are a Korean subscription service, and generally all the products are full-size or deluxe sample size and are all high-end beauty products. I’ve loved everything they’ve sent me – even some really weird things I would never have bought on my own. (See this video!)
Boxes range from US$15 – US$30-40 dollars, but believe me, you get your money’s worth!
Next up is my June Wantable Accessories box. This was, perhaps, my favourite box that I’ve received so far. 2 gorgeous scarves and 2 really lovely necklaces. These will all be well-loved!
For those unsure, Wantable is a subscription box service based in the US – they offer 3 different boxes (make-up, accessories and intimates). A one-off box is US$40, or a monthly subscription is US$36/month (+ $10 shipping if you’re international). You can skip months if you need to save money and they have a really detailed survey to take before they send you your items!
Finally, I finished these products this week and I’m really sad about it. The Appelles shampoo and condition were the samples I received in my June Violetbox and oh, my word did they smell divine! I also finished my LUSH Rub, Rub, Rub shower scrub. I just love this stuff. When I finish all the shower scrubs I bought in my last haul, I’m going back to this stuff. LUSH = awesome!
I went to see Wicked for the second time this week. (The first time was their last run in Melbourne.)
I loved it the first time, but I think I loved it more the second time round. They had a really great cast and the girl playing Elpheba (who was the stand-in) was just amazing.
But, being a musical, I couldn’t not purchase any souvenirs – I got my witchy socks and a t-shirt to wear to Witches and Wizards day next term!
So that’s it for me this week! One more week of Winter holidays to go!
Have a fabulous weekend and start to the week, my friends!