Sunday Summary #6


1.Pear Cider yummm 2.Panda Express takeaway 3.Chocolate raisins 4.Valentine's Glossy Box 5.One of many vodkas from last night 6.Last night's outfit - black version of the dress featured in my last post!

I can't believe it's Sunday again already. Even though I haven't done very much this week, the time seems to have flown by. Still plodding on with the dissertation - 1,000 words down, only 11,000 more to go! I'm also trying to decide whether or not I want to do a Masters next year, I think I'd quite enjoy it but I don't know if it would be worth it money-wise/job-prospects-wise. For those of you who went to university, what did you do after you graduated?

I'm sure you will have seen lots of Glossy Box posts already this week so I won't go into too much detail, but overall I thought this was a pretty good box. I got the black Eyeko liner which I'm pleased about as it's probably the only colour I would actually wear. I'm a bit disappointed with the primer, I was expecting it to be really good but to be honest I don't think it really makes my skin look any different. Maybe it's just because it gives a dewy finish, I'm much more of a matte fan. I was going to cancel my Glossy Box subscription this month, but I'm tempted to keep it on to see what's in the next box as I liked this one. I feel like I'm wasting so much money between this and the Jolie Box, but I love getting them in the post every month, arrrgh decisions!

On Tuesday I met up with Zoe for a drink and a catch up, followed by a trip to the cinema to see J. Edgar. I'm ashamed to say, as a history student, I'd never actually heard of J. Edgar Hoover before even though I knew about pretty much all of the events in the film. Obviously I wasn't paying attention in class that day! I really enjoyed the film though, even if it was reeeaallly long (and I made the mistake of getting a massive bucket of Coke too, had to dash to the toilets as soon as the credits started rolling)!

I've pretty much given up on exercising this week, I'm just too lazy haha. I think always I eat pretty well (aside from the Chinese takeaway earlier in the week, and the chocolate raisins I've been snacking on) but failing to exercise is definitely my biggest downfall. If I found a sport I enjoyed I wouldn't mind exercising but I just find it so boring, would much rather stay in my bed for an extra hour! Drinking too much alcohol is definitely my other big weakness, went out last night and had rather a lot of shots and VK's. I go out a lot less than I used to, but I think I drink twice as much to make up for it - which is very bad, I know!

What have you been up to this week?

Gillian x

P.S. Scottish ladies - have you seen the get together Kirsty is planning for International Women's Day? I loved the last blogger meetup I went to, so it will be lovely to see some of the same faces again and hopefully meet some new people too. Plus it's all for a good cause, so if you fancy coming along make sure to email Kirsty and register your interest before Friday 10th February. Hope to see you there!


  1. Amazing photos! Sounds like you had a great week :-) x x

  2. Gutted I missed you and Zoe! *crying inside* xx

  3. I did an MA after uni and I wouldn't have the job I have today if I didn't, but I know people who have MA's in literature and other humanities who have found it hard still to find a job related to their degree. It depends if you wanna continue and do a phd which I know some people on my undergrad course are doing now or maybe do a more practical MA like publishing or museum studies? Good luck with your diss!

  4. I want the chocolate raisins! :) Exercise for me has been pretty much non existent since Chrsitmas, I got zumba for the wii so I really must start doing that!

    Caroline x

  5. Nice random pictures!
    You have a very nice blog, dear! <3

  6. Oh vodka, it is weird because I don't really like the taste of vodka however I do like the way vodka makes me feel - that is until I over do it. I've always had the same problem with exercise as well, especially going to the gym and using the machines, it is so incredibly dull. I like to walk and dance but both are hard to do at home. You look gorgeous in the black dress, very va-va-voom! This weekend did go by incredibly quick, even though my weekend doesn't start till tomorrow.


  7. I understand about being to lazy to exercise. Also, I'm really jealous of all these glossy box's I keep reading about!

  8. Yay, I've just seen this - thanks for the shoutout lady! :) xx

  9. So many goodies in the Glossy Box, hope you review some of them Gillian! xx

  10. I'm always so tempted to sign up to Glossybox - and this box looks lovely!
    I graduated last July and feel like a bit of failure. Apart from travelling, I'm stuck in a shit job with no current prospects :/ but every job I apply for just wants work experience and you never hear anyone mention a Masters so I don't know how much it will help you? But I guess it depends what you want to do as a career... sorry if that's just me rambling and not much help!

    Rosie x

  11. haha I do the same thing with drink. Don't go out often so go crazy when I do. I'm all about the sambuca!
    When I graduated I couldn't find work for a year so I went to NZ, did a few work placements and then ended up with a job. From my experience, employers want people with skills not qualifications. A few internships seem to please empolyers more than an MA. I suppose it depends what you want to do... xxx

  12. I really fancy a pear cider now.

  13. Never heard of Panda Express but it looks adorable :) xo

  14. The glossybox this month looks lovely, & I'm fancying some Kopparberg now!

    XO, catherine.

  15. I personally did a masters because I couldn't get a job. I had the funds and to me it looked better on my CV then having a year of unemployment. During the year, I did a couple of short stints in retail to build up my experience. After that, I did a year in retail (hell!) before I got a graduate job. The masters didn't specifically help me get a job, so if you don't have the funds, I would just get any job until you find your dream/graduate job. It's up to you depending on your mental (do I want to learn more?) and financial situation. :) xx

  16. I know there are tons of them about but defo would like a review of the Glossybox. Trying to decide whether or not to subscribe......x

  17. Let's hang out.. I love cider!! And chocolate is always good too.x


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