Did I blink and miss November?!
I swear that November went by the quickest any month has done this year! I'm blaming how darn fast the month went by on why I've been ever so quiet on the ol' blog this past month - but fear not I've spent my week of annual leave prepping some fun festive posts to make things a bit more chatty on here in the next few weeks!
November 2015 featured lots of car trouble (the worst part of owning a car!), a trip to the German Christmas Markets in Birmingham and breaking out all of the scarves/hats/gloves because it is suddenly turned very wintery when November rolled in!
Work-wise I had a bit of a meltdown over joining the grown-up shift rota - I was doubting my abilities big time! But I decided to just suck it up and attack it - I went into my first practise night shift with a positive can-do attitude and it was actual pretty good. I walked out of work at 6 am (after walking in at 6 pm the night before) with a smile on my face and new found confidence that I can do my job and I am ready to join the shift rota. Quite the turning point compared to the start of the month!
Looking back it really was a quiet month - here's hoping that December will be a bit more eventful!
Anyway, onto my favourites for this past month -
The lovey ladies of Shop Memento seriously spoiled me with their #mementomysterybox - they sent me a fab selection of monogrammed items, I love them all - it was fab! This 1/4 zip fleece has been what I've been living in for the past few weeks!
I finally got around to watching Inside Out - I'm a huge Disney movie fan (especially Disney Pixar!) and this film didn't disappoint! I think it's my new fave Disney film - not gonna lie there was tears at one point! It was such a cute film, and such an interesting take on the impact of feelings on our actions.
Pretty much every evening of November saw me snuggled in bed binge watching NCIS with a cup of tea and a couple of plain chocolate digestive biscuits - the perfect combination!
The Vamps released their second album in November and I'm slightly ashamed to admit just how much I've been listening to it! It makes me feel like a little bit of a teeny bopper but I just really enjoy their style of music! My most played songs are Wake Up, I Found A Girl and Stay Here.
Beauty-wise there are a couple of products that have seriously changed my beauty-life this past month. One of my favourite foundations is the Urban Decay Naked Skin one (the best colour match and most lightweight I've ever found!) and I finally picked up the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer to match and oh wow - it's just as awesome - a new favourite for sure! With the change to chillier weather comes the standard chapped lips syndrome that I always suffer with. Luckily I had a new lip balm to try that I received as part of one of the Space NK beauty boxes earlier in the year - Dr Lipp Nipple Balm (ewwwww!) is seriously a game changer when it comes to chapped lips. Over-looking the questionable name and original purpose of the cream, this is hands down the best lip balm I've ever tried (it has even overtaken my beloved Nuxe Reve De Miel obsession!) - it sorted out my mess of chapped lips in just a couple of days - magic!
So that was November in a nutshell!