My skincare routine is shot. Honestly, I have no desire to do anything other than remove my makeup most nights and slap on a face mask once a fortnight (which is a real shame as I have so many masks to use up, especially sheet masks). I could lie and say that it’s because I’m out of routine with Christmas throwing everything off, but if I’m going to tell the truth, it’s because I simply can’t be bothered. But not being bothered has not left me with happy skin. It’s dry yet spotty, and it’s dehydrated. To help with a few of my skin issues, I raided my skincare stash and found the Bioderma Hydrabio Crème* and it’s left me with much happier skin.
Whilst I read a fair amount at the start of 2017, I didn’t quite read as much as I wanted to. I think I overdid it by averaging 2-3 books per week in the first four months. Whoops? And since I barely touched my 2017 to be read list, why not try 2018 with a better list for me?
2017 was the year that kick-started my love for theatre blogging, and in 2018 I have some big plans for the theatre side of Essential Twenty. Of course, a lot of my plans are currently a wish list of shows I want to see this year! So if you need some theatre inspiration for the coming year, look no further.
In the Autumn, I told myself I was going to visit more places in London. The week after writing that post I actually took a trip to Notting Hill but never took the chance to share the trip on here, so whilst I pull together some other content, it’s about time to tell you what I think about one of London’s most loved blogger photography spot.
January is always the hardest month for me. It’s the longest to go between paydays (and I go mad on the sales), the weather is always miserable and I have to go back to work after 2 weeks of stuffing my face. I’ve only been back at work for 3 days and I already need a holiday! The only way I get through the month without having a meltdown is by getting a good nights sleep and in preparation of a post full of tips I’m writing in the coming weeks, I’ve been testing a load of products. I was going to save talking about the Tropic So Sleepy Pillow Mist* until this post, but I just love it too much!