Saturday, 28 September 2013

An honest post.

Let's address the fact I have not blogged in months. If I'm honest I'm not entirely sure why. I used to writing on this little blog therapeutic but as time went on I seemed to become less and less inspired and motivated. In turn this made both my page views and comments diminished, which left me even more reluctant to write (a bit of a bad cycle to be honest!). However, after a good ol' break, I'm excited at the prospect of writing again, even if no one is reading! Ha!

So what's new? Well I'm now a second year at university. The progression from first to second year has been quite substantial. As I've mentioned before, I study in Liverpool, a city which I have grown to love dearly and missed incredibly over the summer! I lived right in the city center during first year and have moved a few miles out into a lovely big house with my 5 closest girlfriends. It does mean getting a bus every morning into uni, but it's actually done me the world of good as I'm not nipping into town to go shopping every two minutes!

I study English literature now, whereas before I was joint with creative writing (cw). I found the CW side of the degree not to be to my taste. It consisted of writing a lot poetry, prose and screenplay and not a whole lot of teaching. I understand that university is far more independent than school and does not teach in the same style, but to me it felt like I wasn't being educated at all. So I took the plunge and swapped to single honors  despite knowing it would be a hell of an increase in work load. But so far, two weeks in, I'm so happy I changed I have almost double the contact hours and am engaged by the modules and texts we are studying. How geeky to I sound haha?! Trust me, I'm still a student that goes out and get's trollied at every opportunity!

Another major change in my life.... Brace yourselves.... I cut my hair!! I had always been the girl with the ridiculously long hair, but it had become so damaged and lifeless I decided to take the plunge and have about 5-6 inches chopped off. It's like a long bob now, sits just above my boobs. I'm still struggling to adjust if i'm honest. I don't really know how to style my hair with it this short, but it is so much thicker and healthier, even when I have regretful and ugly moments, I know i've pretty much done it the world of good. I need to start experimenting with shampoo's too. I've found that so far, most make it look quite greasy, even if I only use a tiny amount. If anyone can recommend a decent shampoo / conditioner I would be very greatful!

I've been spending a lot of time with my boyfriend too. I'm not sure he's ever had much of a mention on here, but seeing as we've been together a year now, I should probably give him a little mention. He races semi-professionally in one of the British Superbike supporting classes (that's motorbikes to anyone who may think the previous line was genuine gibberish), so I've been up and down the country travelling to his race meetings, which I suppose is part of the reason I've not been writing, as my weekends are rarely spent curled up with a cuppa writing about make-up. However, i'm still buying as much make-up as ever and to be honest I could blog for 10 years and not manage to review everything in my ever growing collection! I've pretty much changed my whole routine since last posting about every day make-up, so that's top of my list to get writing.

So... before I blab on for another 2 pages, I hope you're all well. Thankyou to the 420 odd of you that have stuck with my little blog, even back from the days when it was LONDON GEMS. I vow to make it up to you all with some interesting posts! 

If you've managed to read this entire post, or at the very least skim read it, I salute you and sorry if I've bored you to death. Leave your blog links!



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Sophie K said...

Sebastian shampoo and conditioners are amazing :) xx