I keep persevering with writing these posts, but then something always happens and I never get the thing to go live. I’m determined to get this post up!
So this is a Friday favourites/life lately post seeing as how it’s been absolute ages since I posted anything. It’s amazing how busy we’ve been. I feel like I’m chasing my tail a bit. Both work and my personal life have been manic and whenever I get some down time I feel like doing absolutely nothing but binge watching tv. Did they sneak an extra few months into this year while we weren’t looking? 2017 has been long and exhausting. I’m ready for holidays now!
In other news, last weekend was my birthday. I turned 31 and despite a horrid week leading up to the event, I had a lovely birthday and it set me up to be in a pretty awesome mood all week. I’ve managed to be productive and that pleases me immensely.
We didn’t do anything spectacular for my birthday. We went out for a very nice lunch, A babysat for a bit so I could go grocery shopping alone (#momlife) and I managed to squeeze in a brunch and shopping date with my bestie. All of which makes for a very happy Kierryn.
This weekend we’re off to see A’s folks in the Lowveld. We haven’t been to visit since August, its long overdue.
I hope you all have a great weekend. Chat soon! Xx
Product of the week: A bought me this lovely set of oval makeup brushes and I am in love! I really like this kind of makeup brush for foundation especially. It does an excellent job of buffing it in and making it look seamless and it does so in no time at all. These come from Dischem I believe.
Purchase of the week: I managed to get my hands a few bits from the Clarins summer 2017 collection and it is so lovely. Everything from the aesthetic tot he actually product makes me all heart eye emoji. I treat myself to this every year and it sees me through until the next one. I got the bronzer and the eyeshadow palette. If you’re going to spoil your self to one thing make it the bronzer. You can use this for your eyes to complete a look. Its buttery, pigmented and just gorgeous. I’ve been using it every day since I got it and the motif is still perfect!
Project of the week: I made myself Allie Olsen’s Highlands Wrap Dress in this beautiful viscose. The fit is absolutely spot on; the fabric is so light and airy. This is the perfect dress for summer. I got the Fabric from Chamdor in Northriding for R50 a metre and the pattern was part of the Spring/Summer 17 collection on Indiesew but you can buy it stand alone as well. It was challenging in some parts so I would say suitable for a confident beginner onwards.
Random: I haven’t bought any clothing since I started taking my sewing seriously. It’s a pretty epic feeling. I won’t lie, I’ve spent a bit on fabric. But I love every piece I’ve made and the satisfaction I get out of wearing my own garments and having someone compliment them is immense!
Best moment: I can’t really decide on one. I’ve had a pretty good week altogether and I’m really grateful for that.
Looking forward to: Sleeping in late on the weekend and having some quality family time.