Looking Back & Looking Forward – September/October

Looking Back & Looking Forward – September/October

October has landed along with an Indian Summer (that’s right, its now October which means its officially an Indian Summer!) I’m loving the last minute summer, except for the dilemma of having no clothes to wear seeings as we haven’t had a summer yet!


This month I’ve been loving…


Lauren’s Way fake tan. I finally got around to using this last night! I bought it ages ago but have been putting off using it to be honest because fake tan scares me! For the first time ever in my fake tanning life I’ve come out streak free! I have got a few patches where I’ve missed bits, the lighting in my bedroom is awful so its not very good to see what you’re doing! This tan is instant though so I can just top these up today.


Coloured jeans. Not just the jeans that I’m wearing here just coloured jeans in general. I only own this pair so I need to buy a few more pairs. I’m particularly lusting after a maroon pair.



Limited Edition Triple Chocolate Mars Bar. These are simply amazing. Enough said.

Blog posts…

Mrs Red post sharing with us how she made some huge changes to her blog. I still haven’t got around to trying this out!
Leanne’s easy peasy nail design – I’m actually sporting this look right now!
Claire Louise’s very impressive nail art – I’m not even going to attempt this one, I could not do it justice.
Emily’s sparkly nail design – on my list to do. That list is huge.
The family tree shown on Sammy’s Tuesday Treats – I must attempt this myself, it looks amazing!

The products that I’ve used in full this month…

Rimmel 25 Hour Foundation. I loved this when I first bought it, you can read my review here. It is a  good foundation. It lasted absolutely ages and I just get bored of using the same foundation for so long, I’m trying to be good and not start other products until I’ve finished the one I’m using, I think I started to resent this foundation because I wanted to try others but couldn’t until it was finished!

The Body Shop Peppermint Intensive Foot Rescue. This may be good for people who don’t have feet as bad as mine. It certainly didn’t rescue my feet but my feet are as tough as a crocodile so it would take a lot to rescue them. My quest for the miracle product still continues.

Looking back…
I’ve had a good month. There have been a few problems within my group of friends which has riled a few people including me. I’m not letting it get to me.
I’ve met more bloggers this month – yay! I absolutely love meeting bloggers! They are all so nice.
I’ve been doing well with my Weight Watchers considering how badly I stick to the diet! My weekly weigh in this week left me 1/2lb away from loosing half a stone. I had a sneaky weigh in this morning and have hit half a stone 🙂

Looking forward to…
1.10.10 (tonight) Swansea with my ladies 🙂 All our boyfriends are away in Butlins on a stag do. We decided to go away ourselves! We’re catching the train to Swansea and staying over night. Cannot wait!
8.10.10 Cadbury World. Spencer and I bought this through Groupon. We are staying in the Park Inn on the Saturday night and then going to Cadbury World on the Sunday. The Sunday is our engagement anniversary (2 years) so we thought it would be nice to do it that weekend.
12.10.10 The Cardiff blogger meet.
28.10.10 not necessarily anything to look forward to but I thought I’d put this in. I’ve been in my job for 9 years this day! That makes me feel so old!
29.10.10 its my cousin’s 30th Birthday so I’ve been told to keep this Saturday free. We’re probably just going out local, I think she wants to do fancy dress. I may finally get to dress up as a geek, been wanting to do that for so long! I think we’re going to surprise her by asking the pub to bring out a cake and putting balloons & banners up if they’ll let us.

I didn’t realise how exciting my month ahead was until I typed this up! Have you got anything exciting planned?


  1. 1st October 2011 / 10:15 am

    9 years? wow its not often people these days stay in their jobs that long, kudos to you! :o) and congrats for the weight loss too! xxx

  2. 28th December 2011 / 11:14 pm

    Great post! How do you tan your hands? I find it impossible not to get obvious fake tan marks. X

  3. 28th December 2011 / 11:25 pm

    I used the mitt to apply the tan and then just wiped a little tan on the back of my hands. I washed my hands about 5 mins after applying the tan xx

  4. 28th December 2011 / 11:25 pm

    I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did 🙂 x

  5. 28th December 2011 / 11:25 pm

    The choc was amazing!
    Can't wait to see you again 🙂 x

  6. 28th December 2011 / 11:25 pm

    I can't wait!
    My local Tesco don't stock clothes & I hate ordering clothes off the internet because I'm such an awkward size 🙁 xx

  7. 28th December 2011 / 11:26 pm

    You've just reminded me I have one of those mars bars ready to be devoured!

  8. 28th December 2011 / 11:26 pm

    That chocoloate looks amazing!! See you at the Cardiff Meet!!

  9. 28th December 2011 / 11:26 pm

    Aw I want chocolate now lol Thanks so much for the mention ^_^
    I bought the rimmel 25 hour stay a while ago too, unfortunately I didn't get on so well with it..

  10. 28th December 2011 / 11:26 pm

    Super exited for the blogger meet 😀 You should check out Tesco for maroon jeans, I got a pair for £16 and they're really good fit and quality 🙂

    The Deer Head


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