Looking Back On August | Life

This month seems to have flown by in the blink of an eye. So we say goodbye to August on this glorious day that is oh-so typically Summer. Ahem, it’s been chucking it down all day. Happy Bank Holiday guys :’D
It was an average month, mainly full of rain (shock horror) and a hell of alot of work but we had some good times. I felt the pressure at work over August, I’m not sure if it was the sheer busy periods as it’s still the school holidays or if it’s holiday mode coming to show making me not want to work at all. I tried so hard to save all the money I possibly could for Florida which also proved really difficult with all the Summer clothes I need to take :p I stepped up my exercising game, opting for plenty of home workouts and I prepped so many meals for work, no more nasty takeaways and fastfood.
So let me reflect over the past 31 days and share some gems with you all…

The real countdown to Florida began… as soon as the tickets arrived, that was it. The annoying countdown on every bit of social media that everyone absolutely hates but god forbid if they told me to shut the fuck up 😉 I’ve spent the last few weeks making restaurant reservations, booking FastPasses for rides and character meets and filling out ‘The DIBB’ holiday planner. I am so ready!

I got a new camera lens… A 50mm to be precise. After much thought, plenty of research and lots of recommendations from fellow bloggers during a chat one evening. I decided to take the plunge and order a Canon 50mm f/1.8 II lens from Amazon for a bargain price of £69.00! I haven’t had much time to play around with it but the time I have, it’s been amazing! I can’t wait to experiment some more with it.

I got to hang out with some awesome friends and more importantly got to catch up with one of my very old and dearest friends. I’m a bit of a social hermit with my social anxiety still rearing it’s ugly head but when I feel the pang of confidence I really look forward to seeing friends. There’s something really nice about catching up with old friends and this was a long time coming!

I ate beetroot… and I liked it! This is a massive thing for me. All my life I have absolutely hated beetroot. I would often try it, masking it in a dressing sauce or with fish or meat and I still hated it. However, I’m going through some serious changes to my food habits to ease my IBS. I walked into Marks and Spencer during my lunch break and picked up a box of beetroots in balsamic and red wine vinegar. And they were so delicious. Since then I’ve been back and got myself 3 more boxes. SO SO GOOD. Eat more beetroot.

I fell in love with Lush Shampoo and Conditioner bars. I’ve been trying really hard to switch to more natural products. Since starting to use the Lush Shampoo and Conditioner bars, my favourite being Brazilliant Shampoo Bar and Jungle Solid Conditioner. I have noticed an improvement in the condition and overall cleanliness of my hair. Not to mention the smell of them is just incredible! Full post and review coming soon.

As you can see I really struggled with this one. August wasn’t as great as I thought when I looked back on it. I have so many thing planned for September so here’s to hoping September is better!

What was the highlight of your month? Do you have anything planned for September?

  • I really need to try the lush shampoo and conditioner bars they’ve always really intrigued me!

    Coleoftheball xx

  • It sounds like work wasn’t the best (i feel you on that!) but other than that you had a pretty good month! I enjoyed this post and already can’t wait for your next one!
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings

  • Great post =]


  • Kate Musgrove

    So jealous that you are going Florida.. I hope you have the most amazing time xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

  • Your August sounds like it was amazing! I really love the Lush shampoo bars as well. They make my hair feel awesome too! They’re great to travel with. You must be so excited for a Disney holiday! Can’t wait to see some blog posts on it : )
    Steph x.