HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! Whether you're spending the day/evening alone, with your loved one, with your family, or even just snuggled up with your pets like myself haha(cue the crazy cat lady comments!) I hope you've had a lovely day!
Without going into too much detail, my situation in life right now absolutely sucks! And my relationship isn't much better - so Valentine's day couples celebrations were definitely off the table for the two of us. Anyway, I decided that this wasn't going to get in the way of me having a nice day to myself! After all, I work all week, so why wouldn't I wanna enjoy my weekend!? I decided I would have a ME DAY, doing what I like and enjoy :D
I woke up reasonably early this morning, got dressed, and then spent some time dolling myself up a little... I curled my hair and did my make-up half decently for the first time in a long, long time. Even this made me instantly feel better!
I curled my hair using my new Diva Chromatix Styler (full review coming soon).
FACE // Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation "Beige 54" / Natural Collection Loose Powder "Warm Translucent" / Sleek Blush "Rose Gold"
EYES // MUA Eye Primer / W7 In The Buff Eye Palette / Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara / Topshop Kohl Pencil Liner / Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
I haven't done any nail art posts for a while here on my blog, so it was nice to sit and do my nails again. I did a Valentine's theme design, which was super simple. I applied two coats of Barry M White polish, waited for this to dry and then used a sharpie marker pen to draw on the love hearts and writing!
I then decided to do a bit of baking, considering I hadn't yet used my new mini cake tins from B&M! I made one of each shape...
The first one was just a round tin, and I made this cute cake with vanilla buttercream icing and white chocolate stars, and filled with jam and buttercream.
I then cooked us some tea, I tried to put in a bit of effort and cooked us this Peppered steak with cheesy jacket potato, onion rings, egg, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms and sweetcorn. It didn't taste too bad either ;)
This was the other cake I made using the heart shaped tin, I had visioned it to look much better than this, but hey, its the thought that counts, right? haha.
I then had a nice hot shower, before settling down to do some blogging with a nice hot cuppa and burning my current favourite Yankee Candle in "Soft Blanket".
Overall I've had a nice pampering and relaxing day. So even if you don't have the money to go out somewhere fancy you could still make the best of it!
What have you been up to today?