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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

New Years Resolutions | July Update

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i say this every month, but literally July has passed me by so quickly! i think because the first two weeks were taken up with finishing my internship and then i went straight back to my normal job, i've barely had time to myself until the last week or so, and it's safe to say i've missed having lazy days to myself where i don't actually have to do anything!
as for what i've been up to this month, honestly not much except making the most of the gorgeous sunny weather we've had for a change in the UK - i've managed to squeeze in about four full days of sunbathing (not that i have any sign of a tan at all, thanks to my pasty skin!) which never happens except for on holiday. have also spent a couple of afternoons catching up with friends now we all finally seem to have time, and a nice little weekend away at the beach with the boyfriend as a sort of end-of-internship/getting-away-from-everyone treat.
since i've finished my internship, i've found myself getting back into a much loved, yet much neglected hobby - reading. what with uni and the what-not, i never seem to find myself with the time to just sit and read, but i've already gone through three books in the last two weeks, so if anyone has any recommendations then please let me know! Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult seem to be dominating my reading list at the moment!
i've also been in a real make-up mood this month too! recently i seem to have unintentionally amassed a HUGE skincare collection through PR samples, recommendations from bloggers and my own purchases and it's made me realise how little make-up i actually own, so my mission from now on is to try and build my make-up collection to match! there's so many high street/drugstore products out there that I want to try at the minute which is the perfect excuse for me to start right now! I have a haul post coming up in a week or so, so you shall be able to see the gems i've picked up!
if you read last months update, then you'll know i was waiting for my second year uni results, and i passed with a 2:1, so i'm hoping to graduate next year with the same!
august is looking up to be a pretty busy month for me! i've been given the opportunity to go and help out at a few events and i'm super excited to get some more experience under my belt and see how the other side of PR works! i'm meeting up with Ellie ( and our friend Courtney next week for a little date and belated birthday shindig for Ellie, and no doubt we'll probably see each other at the end of the month to go and see the One Direction movie which myself and Ellie will not shutup about until we've seen it, and will then probably go on about it for at least a month afterwards and once i've dragged everyone else i know to come and see it too! then a couple of friends are doing bits and bobs for birthdays, but i shall leave all that excitement for next month!

this month i'm going to cut down my resolutions as i'm sure i made some on a bit of a whim and have done nothing about them for months!

1. Try some Soap & Glory products
i was in a real S&G mood when i made this one, and i actually don't get on with their products, so bye-bye resolution number one! 

2. Try some Lush products
my nearest lush is half an hour away, and i never go!

3. Do 20 sit ups every morning and every night
right, i still haven't done this, but my first holiday is now just over a month away so now is the perfect time to start. she says.... 

4. ALWAYS walk to work. unless it's raining.
my work is literally a ten minute walk away... but i've found myself driving in everyday for some reason. time to save some petrol i think! 

5. Eat more healthily
i sort of have healthy days, followed by a super unhealthy one? but i've recently discovered Cous Cous and have fallen in love with feta and cous cous salads which really fills me up with just a little bit, so this is my new obsession!

6. Try and save £1000 in my savings for car/internship DONE!

7. Don't attempt a spending ban
this is the only resolution i've stuck too... 

8. Book a holiday DONE!
hurry up, September!!

9. Purchase a brush cleaner for  make-up brushes
Home-made cleaner is good enough for me!

10. Jar project
i've got really bad at this, really need to start it up again! 

11. Watch as many films as possible off my list of 'Films I Should Have Seen But Haven't'
i seem to be watching more films not on the list than that are on it... i saw Dispicable Me 2 and Django Unchained this month! Managed to cross Shawshank Redemption off the list though, and i'm reading The Lucky One at the moment, so will watch that one when i've finished! 
1. 500 Days of Summer
2. New Year's Eve
3. The Time Travellers Wife
4. Bambi
5. The Lucky One
6. Keith Lemon: The Movie
7. American Beauty 
8. 127 Hours
9. Dirty Dancing
10. Friends With Benefits
11. Knocked Up
12. Alot Like Love
13. Taken
14. 13 Going On 30
15. About a Boy
16. Fame
17. Green Mile
18. Mamma Mia
19. Music & Lyrics
20. Sex and the City 2
21. Slumdog Millionaire
22. The Kings Speech
23. Snow White & The Hunstman
24. Tangled
25. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
26. Ice Age 2
27. Ice Age 3
28. Ice Age 4
29. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
30. 21 Jump Street
31. What to Expect when You're Expecting
32. Fight Club
33. Grown Ups
34. Saving Private Ryan
35. Romeo & Juliet
36. Batman Begins
37. The Dark Knight
38. The Dark Knight Rises
39. Inception - i've actually already seen it but was so confused!
40. Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl
41. Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Mans Chest
42. Pirates of the Caribbean At Worlds End
43. Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides
44. I am Legend
45. James Bond Quantum of Solace
46. The Butterfly Effect
47. Breakfast at Tiffany's
48. LOL
49. Atonement
50. The Devil Wears Prada
51. Pride & Prejudice
52. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
53. Clueless
54. When Harry Met Sally
55. Serendipity
56. Back to the Future
57. Wild Child
58. A Walk to Remember
59. Oceans 11
60. Oceans 12
61. Oceans 13
62. Forrest Gump
63. Hitch
64. The Pursuit of Happiness
65. What Happens in Vegas
66. The Blind Side
67. The Bucket List
68. Easy A
69. Over Her Dead Body
70. White Chicks
71. 50 First Dates
72. The 5 Year Engagement
73. Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants
74. Me & Orson Welles
75. Savages
76. Breaking Dawn Part 2
77. So Undercover
78. Aladdin
79. The Little Mermaid
 80. Confessions of a Shopaholic
81. Love & Other Drugs
82. Limitless
83. The Parent Trap
84. Chicken Run
85. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
86. Crazy Beautiful
87. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
88. Chalet Girl
89. Lost In Translation
90. Phonebooth
91. Collateral
92. Big
93. Crash
94. Crazy Stupid Love
95. War Horse
96. Step Brothers
97. Brothers
98. Shawshank Redemption
99. Seven Pounds
100. The Roommate
101. Eat. Pray. Love
102. Bad Teacher
103. P.S. I Love You
104. Definitely Maybe
105. Little Miss Sunshine
106. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
107. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
108. Skyfall
109. Iron Man 3
110. Hangover III
111. One Direction 3D Movie (NEXT MONTH! FINALLY!)
112. Pitch Perfect
113. Spring Breakers
114. Movie 43
115. Les Miserables

and bye-bye July! hopefully next month will be a little more exciting than this month!
i've also just added a 'What's Coming Up?' page to the blog, where you can see what posts I have coming up in the future - i thought if i wrote it on here, it would make it a little more official so i can't make any excuses for myself! i'm also after 3-4 guest bloggers for September, so if you'd be interested then either leave me a comment or tweet me! 

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