I have always enjoyed reading these types of posts on other blogs, so I thought  that I would start the series on my blog too, and see how it goes. The reason I like it is that it gives me a peek into the bloggers lives (and I am very nosey;)) beyond just reviews and outfits. We are after all human, and I enjoy reading what my favorite bloggers get up to every month. I am also struggling to keep afloat when it comes to blogging, so I am hoping these posts can be almost like a monthly wrap up of my life in general every time 😉 Just my unedited thoughts and photos- no filters, no frills. Let me know your thoughts 🙂

 

Doing: To be honest I am still trying to recover from the Urban Decay launch that was this month.

The big moment to when we opened doors to UD!
The big moment to when we opened doors to UD!

The month leading up to it was also very hectic for me, I was hit with another round of flu right before I travelled to Croatia and Budapest. Straight after I got back we had a business trip to Cape Town, so my body never got a chance to recover properly. Then the weekend before the launch, I got the worst food poisoning ever, and had to go to the hospital on the Saturday night to get a drip for it! That Monday I had to be back in the office as it was launch week, and I am not joking when I say that we worked 16-hour days for the whole week.

The glam life in cosmetics- sorting through 3000 products 2 days before the launch
The glam life in cosmetics- sorting through 3000 products 2 days before the launch
8 hours until opening- our team hard at work at merchandising the store!:)
8 hours until opening- our team hard at work at merchandising the store!:)

 

Last weekend was my first time-off since the launch, and my body is still trying to recover and adjust. I am mostly eating, sleeping and drinking wine on the weekends 😉

 

Planning: August is shaping up to be another hectic month, as one of my best friends is getting married (and I’m a bridesmaid).

My bridesmaid outfit- I am super excited!
My bridesmaid outfit- I am super excited!

And it’s Steve’s and I 6-year anniversary!

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So planning bridal showers, anniversary surprises and wedding day festivities are hugely underway. Also, in the first week of September I am off to Spain with 2 of my best friends, so a lot of planning is happening for Barcelona!

Reading: Mostly work presentations, but I am trying to get back into actual reading again. Time is such a scarce thing for me lately, but I find that if you don’t make time for reading, it will never happen. I finally managed to finish “Last Chance Saloon” by Marian Keyes when I was on holiday in Croatia, and now I am starting “If You Could See Me Now” by Cecilia Ahern. Also really wanting to read “Me Before You” after watching the movie, because who doesn’t want to cry to a good book?

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Loving: Spending Friday night at home with a glass of wine and a takeout. Going out on a Friday night seems almost impossible to me nowadays, especially during winter.

Me on a Friday night
Me on a Friday night

Give me a good series (currently really enjoying Jane the Virgin), a good glass of red wine, and I am happy.

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Trying:  To cook! I am really trying to make an effort to learn how to do something in the kitchen. As part of a team building exercise, we all took a cooking class at Taste Buds recently, where I had to make a ratatouille along with my cooking partner. We ended up doing a really good job, and the ratatouille was delicious, if I do say so myself!

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Last month I also took a cooking lesson at Discovery, and I have already booked a couples class for Steve and our couple friends next month at Taste Buds again. I am a domestic goddess in the making 😉

That’s all for July for me, here is hoping that August is a goodie!

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