Anyone who knows me is very well aware of my addiction to fake tan. I love it it’s just my thing.
Even during the middle of winter I use a gradual tanning lotion at the very least. Naturally my skin is pretty much translucent with no ability to tan with sunlight alone, as I prefer a nice bronzed glow, my only option is to fake it.
I’ll let you in on a little secret. I’m the gal on the beachside holiday who right before bed can be found reapplying fake tan like a crazy lady in order to keep up with everyone else who seems to bronzed on just a little sunlight. Everyone else is getting darker with the sun and I am also getting darker, just with a little assistance.
Well Hi there, fancy seeing you here! I know that’s largely my fault as I have been neglecting my little blog for the last week. Truthfully, I’m having a bit of a rough time of late and I needed to take care of myself, which meant having a slight blog break. Nothing to worry your pretty little heads over but sometimes you need to learn when to say when and put yourself first, so that’s what I did, that’s what I’m still doing.
I try to post Monday, Wednesday and Friday but from time to time I may skip a day as life does inevitably get in the way, I spoke to my blog boss (that’s me) and she’s cool with it.
I’ve been lucky enough to have good skin for the majority of my life, aside from a few pimples here and there, I never really went through the ache phase. I’m fairly certain this is because of my skin borders on the dry side and excess oil has never been something that I had to worry about.
I started wearing make up quite young and it didn’t take me long to realise that this make up needed to be removed somehow. As a result I started a skin care regime not long after. It may have been Oil of Ulan (that’s before the big name change to Olay) but hey, it was something.
Each Friday is a self-proclaimed Caitlin day, ok not really its jam packed with study, blogging and errands but still, it’s a day off of paid work that I get to catch up on all my business.
First thing in the morning I plan out what I need to do that day but at the same time I reflect on the week that’s just been. After my reflection time (which is nothing special, its usually just 5 minutes in the shower) I give the week a word.
When chatting about my blog with a friend of mine they mentioned how many clothes I must have. Truthfully I don’t think I do, I’ll admit I like an online shopping session just as much as the next gal but I think I use and re-use most of my wardrobe pretty well. I’m definitely a repeat offender in that respect.
I try to wear my clothes in different ways to make them feel like brand new ones, I always get a kick out of discovering a new outfit combination from my existing wardrobe. It makes me happy, probably happier than something so basic should to be honest. But hey, happy is happy so I’ll take it.
Recently I have decided to update my work wardrobe.
When ever I buy something new its always for my casual or dressy wardrobe, never work. For some reason I avoid it all all costs… literally.
To me buying work attire is the car registration equivalent of the clothing world, you know that thing you have to do but you don’t really want to do and would much prefer to spend your hard earned cashola on something shiny and pretty?
I work in an office but it is far from what I would call corporate, I can pretty much wear what I like as long as it looks smart and professional. This is why a lot of my ‘work wardrobe’ also doubles up as my ‘everyday casual wardrobe’.
Last week my blog had it’s 3 month anniversary or should I say blogaversary. To be honest at the time I didn’t even twig on, its only sitting here now writing this that it dawned on me.
Although I’ve learnt so much in these short 3 months I still have a long way to go. I’m still finding my blogging feet and yet to find my groove. Learning aside, I can say that I am loving it, I have made and met some new internet friends, I have had some great interaction with readers who have identified with me and my stories, and I have found a new community which I feel very welcomed into.
I kinda love this time of year in Adelaide. The days are still warm (for the most part) but when the sun goes down and the air gets crisp it’s time to layer up.
My go to layer in Summer (and Autumn, Winter, Spring come to think of it) is a denim jacket. I almost always wear a dress of some kind and a denim jacket seems to go with most if not all of my current dress wardrobe.
Happy Monday everyone, if there is such a thing! Last week I shared my thoughts about changing my diet to a vegetarian/vegan way of living in an attempt to slow the progression of my MS. (you can read about that here) I’m still not 100% sure what avenue I will take but I did decide to take baby steps and start by trying out a few vegetarian recipes in amongst our weekly meal rotation. I love Mexican food and its so easy to adapt into the vegetarian way without having to sacrifice flavour. This original recipe was from Martha Stewartwith beef mince but I have slightly adapted it for obvious reasons!