I was doing so well at posting regularly on my blog until, well, I stopped posting mid-way through the month. But I'm back with one of my fave posts to write.
Every month on pay day I order next month's Reading in Heels box, and it comes about 5 days into the calendar month, which tends to be around the time I run out of dolla for anything that isn't a necessity. It's a treat that I look forward to and that excites me every month, and I haven't been disappointed by any of the books from the boxes that have made it off my TBR pile into my hands yet.
'Ma'am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret' by Craig Brown is all about the life of Princess Margaret. I love the Royal Family, but I'm not someone who's invested much time in learning about them at all. I have no idea who TF Princess Margaret is, but I'm going to find out. I think this is the first month I've bought with a male author, which is a little different, but as I've said, I've not been disappointed by any of their books so far! I am however impressed with the diversity of the authors, and I think it's something that's so important when it comes to the publishing industry and the books we consume.
First up is a stationery duo that I didn't know I needed until it arrived. The black marble notebook from Coconut Lane will make such a cute little space filler in my blog photos, as well as forming part of my (slightly large) stack of notebooks that I promise I'll use one day. The well-read woman pencil is just a little perf: the slogan's a little bit of me and I use a pencil every time I start up a new bullet journal spread because I just can't be trusted with a pen at the first go.
The foodie treat in this month's box wasn't my fave, but it's definitely unique! There were two wine gums made with real rosé in the shape of bunches of grapes, and I shared this little treat with my sister. I'm not a fan of rosé or wine gums, and it's not something I'd go back to, but it was fun to try out with my sis anyhow.
The Patchology eye gel masks were the most exciting part of this month's box for me. I LOVE trying out weird and wonderful skin care, and it's been a long time since I've done an under-eye mask. Again, I tried this out with my sister, and although the restoring night gels made her sensitive eyes sting, the rejuvenating gels were absolutely fine with me. They felt a little like chicken fillets (the kind that go in your bra, not the raw meat variety), and I found them much easier to position under my eyes than any others I've tried before. It's so hard to tell after one use if something made a big difference, but at the least it moisturised my under eye area, which saved me from forgetting to use eye cream for the seven hundredth time.