Sunday Summary #74


edinburgh 9
1.Edinburgh 2.Watching Arrested Development 3.Illamasqua sale purchases 4.Origins 5.Edinburgh Castle from the bus home 6.Dressing like it's the '50s

After months of waiting, it's finally here: the new series of Arrested Development starts today! I'm not even going to pretend that I plan on doing anything else today apart from lying in bed and watching back to back episodes. I've just finished the first episode so I thought I'd take a break to write up this post before I get completely sucked in. All I need now is a frozen banana or two and I'll be set for the day!

On Thursday I had a big presentation to do for uni, so I spent most of the week preparing for that. Usually I'm terrible at presentations (public speaking, arrrrgghh) but I think it actually went really well, so hopefully I'll get a good mark for it. I was in a pretty good mood after that, and the sun was shining, so I decided to have a jaunt into town and treat myself to a new Origins mask. I ended up getting a facial done whilst I was there and one or two other products may have accidentally slipped into my shopping bag. In my defence, I was actually running out of moisturiser so I can forgive myself for that purchase - the serum and the exfoliator, not so much! I had a slight heart attack when I got home and looked at my receipt, but my skin has honestly never felt so soft, can't stop touching my face like a total creep. Thanks Origins, you babes!

I've also got a couple of new makeup purchases this week, thanks to the Illamasqua sale. I'd never tried Illamasqua products before because there's not a counter in Edinburgh, but when I noticed they were doing a 50% off promotion I couldn't resist ordering a couple of bits to try. I got a brow/lash gel as I've been meaning to buy one of those for ages, plus a blush in the shade Beg (so pigmented, and the perfect deep, dusky pink) and a lipstick in the shade Scandal (bright matte coral-pink and serious staying power). All the products seem amazing so far, I think I'll definitely be ordering lots more Illamasqua things. Oh, and full reviews will be coming soon!

I had a flat inspection earlier this week so had to get the flat all nice and clean, and now I seem to have the urge to tidy EVERYTHING, which is very unlike me. Yesterday I started clearing out my wardrobe in an attempt to get rid of some things I never wear and make room for new things. I've only sorted through about half of my clothes so far, but I've kept 85% of it, put about 13% in the charity shop/Ebay pile, and thrown out 2%. This is not how clear outs are supposed to work! Even though I only wear a handful of different outfits on a daily basis, I can't bring myself to get rid of stuff "just in case I need it one day". Too difficult!

What have you been up to this week?

Gillian x


  1. I love your 50s style outfit! =)

  2. Love your 1950 dress :) The castle looks amazing x

  3. Love your outfit! And the origins products sound very interesting, their face masks are pretty amazing! xxx


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