We are moving to Brighton! Eek! You probably already knew this if you follow me on Instagram where I’ve been agonising over how stressful flat hunting is but also how excited I am to be moving closer to the sea again.
I’ve been over to Brighton a lot recently to view flats (we actually just secured one – I’m so happy!) and have been thoroughly enjoying exploring more of my future hometown. I’ve found a few new favourite pubs: The Joker and The Hare and the Hounds to name a few, as well as braving a dip in the sea. Here’s to many more happy days in London’s greener cousin!
I’ve never been a fan of excess heat (I’d say my ideal temperature is about 23-24 degrees..!) but I’ve tried my best to enjoy these amazingly sunny days and the warmth. Aside from a few meltdowns (almost literally), I’ve managed quite well, though I couldn’t have done it without my fan aka my new best friend! The cost per use is probably about 0.00001 pence now – that’s how much it’s been in use!
As for the heatwave itself, I’ve tried to enjoy it as much as possible: I’ve been swimming in the sea, I’ve had ALL the ice cream and spent my fair share of time in beer and rooftop gardens!
I don’t talk about cosmetics here a lot, but I’ve always loved a bit of makeup (especially a bright lip and a good eyeshadow!) and the older I get, the more I’m trying to pay attention to my skin and hair are as well. My hair especially is such a mystery to me – I feel like it’s super fine and brittle whilst getting so greasy so quickly too!
The lovely people over at Green People (an organic and cruelty-free skin and haircare company from Brighton!) sent me a few minis* to try, including a shampoo, conditioner, deodorant and a shower gel. I liked the ethos and look of the company, but other than that I didn’t really know what to expect. Luckily I really liked everything I tried out a lot, and would definitely purchase again – especially the shampoo and the deodorant.
My hair lasted 1-2 days longer without a wash and the deodorant really kept me un-smelly for the whole day (even during the heatwave!). I’m especially happy about the latter as I’ve been struggling with what to replace my beloved Dove with since going cruelty-free. Yay! It’s the little things indeed.
When the football world cup started I couldn’t wait for it to be over – I’m just not into the sport at all! But when England started doing well, seeing how happy and ecstatic everyone got was kind of fun! I even went to see one game in the pub which I loved purely due to how amazing the atmosphere was! I still didn’t really care about the actual game but it was fun to experience something that’s such a big part of English culture.
I also went to watch a bit of tennis during a summer event in Portman Square, but to be fair I did spend way more time drinking rum cocktails than I actually watched the screen. Priorities…
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