24 January 2014

Lately I've Been...#2

It's been a strange couple of weeks and an awful lot has happened, changing my life in some big ways. It hasn't been a bad time exactly but it has been tough so I've been taking some time to really appreciate the little things that make me smile :)
I'm no longer working at the bubble tea shop so this means I've had the chance to really throw myself into makeup work, designs and filling my head with inspiration. I might show you my book properly in a few weeks time but it is full of sketches, magazines snippets, designs, swatches and all things makeup artist-y!
Organising! One of my favourite things to do is take stock of all the beautiful things I'm lucky enough to have and the other day I sorted through my nail polish storage and had a mini reshuffle and brought some of the colours I wear less to the front of the shelf so that they get their turn :)
I've been spending time with some very lovely people. One of my resolutions this year is to take some time out and socialise. Some of my friends have been really great the last couple of weeks and it's meant a lot and definitely kept me laughing.
Relaxing with a kindle and burning lots of sweet, warming candles is what January is made for right? Well its how I'm spending cold, rainy evenings. I'm currently reading a book called The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul and it's brilliant! I haven't written a book review in a while because I haven't read anything I've felt warranted it but this is so fascinating and well written that I'll be sure to pop one up when I'm finished reading.

What have you been up to so far during January? Anything exciting?
Annie xx


  1. Nothing better than kicking back with a good book with a candle burning beside you! Merry Marshmallow is gorgeous.
    Hope you're ok! It looks like you've had a pretty good January so far though :) xx

    1. Such a lovely way to relax :) Merry Marshmallow is one of my favourites, along with christmas cookie!
      I'm having a great January, got to make the most of it :) xx

  2. This is a lovely post :) I've been spending a lot of time with a friend who has moved back to my area for a few months which makes me very happy :) xx

    1. Aww thats a lovely way to spend time :) I hope you have a great time together! xx

  3. Those candles both sound gorgeous!
    I really need to sort out my nail polish, too.

    Jess xo

    1. They're lovely scents. Both quite sweet and very warming :) A bit like the smell when someone in the house is baking a cake :) xx