Louise Chatters: May

How are we almost half way through the year? Slow down, pls.

I said I was going to have a sober May but that has not happened at all. OH WELL. I would usually beat myself up over this but do ya know what, I have had fun and that’s okay! I had SO many good nights with friends and found myself a new favourite drink. Emma introduced me to a Berry Bramble and my oh my, LIFE = CHANGED.

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It also explains why despite working hard in the gym, I haven’t lost any weight. Yes, my body is changing. But at a lot slower rate than I want. And yes, I am aware that is my own fault.

I feel like not much has been happening this month to be honest. The weather has completely changed and for the best part of the month, it has been beautiful. There’s so many more things to do when it’s sunny and everyone just seems to be in a better mood. With the summer starting to show itself, I have been on plenty of walks and the BBQ’s have begun!

Michael and I went to see Grease Lightning at the theatre and it was honestly insane. The whole show was so incredible and it was definitely a night to remember! Is it just me or when you are at a show do you just wish so badly that you could sing and dance and be on stage? I do, all the time.

 

I really don’t know how my weekly therapy is going to be honest. See when you just don’t know if there’s a difference or not? That’s how I’m feeling. I’ve built a good relationship with my psychiatrist though which is a good feeling. It is good seeing how things in my life have all linked together to make me feel like I do and I understand how they are linked but I just don’t know if it changes anything.

I don’t feel like I have much to report on to be honest. I just feel completely exhausted. Work has been so busy and so have weekends so I feel like I need a good break. Things are good. But I’m tired and I feel like I haven’t had a moment to myself, although I definitely have. I feel like I have hardly written which sucks. I have so many half written posts in my drafts but never get round to finishing them. I also feel like all I have written bout recently is mental health and as much as I love raising awareness and hoping that sharing will help others, I feel like I just keep repeating myself.

 

Oh my gooodness, it is June and this is the month I’ve been looking forward to the most! It is gonna be good. With me, it’s always the little things in life. In June, I won’t be needing any nights out now that Love Island is on! Absolutely buzzzing! It’s so sad how excited I am for appalling reality TV but I cannot wait!

Butttt… this month I also go to ITALY! I AM SO EXCITED. I cannot wait to visit the beautiful country and eat lots of ice cream and pizza and do lots of exploring.

I have promised myself I am going to eat and drink clean when I get home.

So that’s it for this month. Also, if you have any post ideas for me, pls leave a comment.

Big shout out to one of my favourites, Tyler! She’s going through a tough time but she’s a lil fighter.

Much love,

louise-x

February Favourites

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It is March! That means almost Spring time. The lighter evenings are just lovely and I’m excited for the next few months. I don’t have too many favourites this month but I thought I’d share with you the things I’ve been loving!

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Makeup Revolution / Love the Revolution Palette / £8

I got this palette free with my purchases in Superdrug and my oh my, it is fantastic! I have never tried any of the Makeup Revolution palettes before but I will definitely be buying more in the future! The pigmentation in this palette is pretty good and you don’t need much to cover your lids. I was unsure on the shades at first but I have grown to adore them. I have used this palette the most this month and it is definitely not going anywhere anytime soon. I used the red shade for a couple of nights out around about Valentine’s day and it was just gorgeous!

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Makeup Revolution / Retro Luxe Lip Kit Matte / Glory / £6

I was absolutely ecstatic when I seen there was two of these lip kits left in Superdrug when I popped in. I was looking for a darker colour to wear on my lips that night so it was just my luck when it was the shade Glory that was left. Now, I absolutely loved this product to begin with. I had seen a lot online about how it was a great dupe for Kylie lip kits so I was desperate to try. The product dries pretty fact which is great. The product seemed to stay on my lips pretty well that night until I started drinking. That’s the only down side of this lip kit I would say, that it flakes off pretty easily when you’re drinking. I’m going to test out another shade of it as it might be because its such a dark shade. I absolutely love this product though, especially when I’m wearing it during the day as it stays on for ages.

Anastasia Beverly Hills / Dipbrow Pomade / Blonde / £15

No words. Absolutely no words can describe how INCREDIBLE this product is. People have been recommending me this product for ages now but I kept putting off buying it for some unknown reason. I was in Sephora in Paris and I kept going back to the ABH counter. The woman matched me with the shade ‘blonde’ which I thought would be far too light but it is absolutely perfect. This product is just incredible, it glides on your eyebrows so easily but then does not move all day. For someone with an incredibly oily forehead this is fab. It means that half way through the day I don’t find any eyebrow product needing to be wiped off my forehead. And that happens a lot with me. I just can’t get over how great dipbrow is. Sorry Benefit Browzings, it’s time to step over. It’s been a good haul.

Milly Johnson / The Birds and The Bees

Milly Johnson is probably my favourite author. None of her work ever disappoints me. This is definitely my favourite books of hers that I have read. I absolutely love it! What I love most about it is that everything isn’t perfect and happy from the get go. It is pretty realistic, which I feel you can relate to more. To anybody who loves a good chic-lit which will give you all the feels, then I definitely recommend giving this a read!

Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only weeks to go to her wedding when her fiancé Matthew runs off with her glamorous new friend Jo MacLean. It feels like history repeating itself for Stevie, but this time she is determined to win back her man. She isn’t going to act as he might expect. She isn’t going to wail and dig her heels in, she is simply going to pretend to let him go whilst she pursues a mad course of dieting, exercising and self-improvement.

And it feels like history is repeating itself for Adam MacLean too, who is also determined to win his lady, Jo, back with the same basic psychological tactics. Then he is going to initiate his master plan: Getting together with Stevie to drive Jo wild with jealousy.

So, like the Scottish country jig ‘The Birds and the Bees’, the couples all change partners and learn some revealing truths about each other along the way. But what happens when Adam’s master plan actually starts to work? And just who will Stevie be dancing with when the music stops?

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Apple Tree Yard / BBC One

Two of my colleagues recommended this four part British thriller to me. If you haven’t watched this, I definitely recommend it! It is absolutely fantastic and the ending is not predictable at all! 

Apple Tree Yard is a British television thriller, adapted from the novel of the same name by Louise Doughty. The four-part series was commissioned in 2016 and the first episode had its premiere on BBC One on 22 January, 2017.Emily Watson stars as the novel’s original lead, Dr Yvonne Carmichael, with Ben Chaplin portraying the role of her lover, Mark Costley. Apple Tree Yard follows the story of Carmichael, an unhappily married forty-something scientist, who begins a secret affair with Costley whilst being completely unaware of his true identity.

And that’s about it for this month. I’ve just done a massive book order so I’m excited to share with you next month what my favourites from that were!

Much love,

louise-x