Monday, 4 December 2017

Monday Medley #19

It has come to my attention that Blogmas is supposed to be purely Christmas content. So far, that hasn't really been what I've been doing. Sure, I could switch up the rest of my planned posts and go full on Crimbo, but honestly, I'm already bored of Christmas gift guides, Christmas party dressing, Christmas makeup looks and Christmas wishlists. Blogging is frequently extremely materialistic, but my god is that amped up in December. While there will be a bit of Christmas-themed content nearer to the 25th, for now I'm going to treat Blogmas as a challenge similar to Blogtober or All-in August, in which I attempt to post every day in December. Hopefully, you're all on board with that. For now though, I'll get on with the things I've loved reading in the last week.



READING

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I'm about halfway through Dissolution by CJ Sansom and I'm loving it. It's a murder mystery set during the Tudor period. The book was recommended by a friends and even though crime thrillers aren't usually my thing I'm really enjoying it. It's a quick and easy read, and if I wasn't so blooming busy at the moment I'm confident I could race through it in a day or so. It's packed full of twists and turns and well worth a read if you're looking for something new.

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I love Imogen's blog and her content is always outstanding, but I really enjoyed her recent post on what 'healthy' means for her. The ups and downs and a complicated relationship with weight is something I can definitely relate to. She puts it far better than I could, but I too am afraid of failure, but every tiny step I take in the right direction is a win.

If there's one thing you should read this week it's Alice's post about her recent operation and the journey she took getting there. It's a story of misdiagnosis and frustration with her body, and I can't do it justice in the few words I have here. Above all, her message is to be gentle and love yourself, which is something we could all stand to do a little more.

These days I love a skincare posts more than makeup, and with my skin frequently freaking out, I feel like I need a face mask to cover every eventuality. I've been looking to make a few more purchases, and Lily's comprehensive list of masks for every skin concern has definitely given me some inspiration. I need to make a Cult Beauty order ASAP...

It's no secret that I love Elena's blog after discovering it a few months ago, but I'm loving the series she just started on buying a house. Mortgages and the actual process of house buying seems like an impenetrable minefield, and as it's something I'd like to do in the next few years, I am so here for it. There's no bullshit about giving up avocado on toast for a year to earn a deposit, it's honest, no frills advice and explanations about how to buy a house. I'm very much looking forward to the rest of the series.



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