I’m going to be that person and wonder aloud how on earth it’s the end of March already. It’s actually ridiculous how quickly time is going and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t freaking me out slightly… Anyhow, welcome to The Low Down, also known as a mash-up of a favourites and a monthly diary.
After hearing a lot of good stuff on social media, one weekend we sat down and devoured After Life on Netflix over a couple of evenings. I neither like nor dislike Ricky Gervais but I’m not sure anyone could deny that After Life is simply brilliant. Described as a black comedy, there are only six episodes about half an hour long and the series is equally funny and heartbreaking.
When I tell people I listen to a wedding podcast, I always do it with a tinge of embarrassment and I don’t even know why as Rock My Wedding is fantastic and at the end of the day, I am getting married. A sort of extension of the brilliant website (check that out too!), the podcast hosts Becky and Charlotte dissect a different topic of wedding planning each week with helpful tips, ideas and even interviews with guests like photographers and dress boutique owners. Obviously I am very wedding orientated at the moment but the podcast is so helpful in introducing suggestions and concept I haven’t thought of. Examples of episodes include: Ways to save money on your wedding, the seating plan and wedding photography. I know I’ll most definitely be listening to each episode numerous times before our big day.
A couple of weekends ago, Matt and I were invited to Handmade Burger Company at Queensgate Shopping Centre to try out their delicious menu [gifted]. I pride myself on having had a lot of burgers so was looking forward to trying out what they had to offer. I chose the American BBQ burger which was seriously epic while Matt went for their new headliner burger, Juicy Lucy, a handmade patty stuffed with American cheese, onion rings, red onion, garlic mayo, lettuce, served with a gherkin. We couldn’t resist the sides and ordered the cheesy chips, pit wings and halloumi bites. It’s safe to say we were seriously stuffed!
I can’t actually remember the last time I bought a lipstick as I got to the point where I realised I was rotating the same three favourites. But I was stocking up foundation and concealer at Superdrug where it was 3 for 2 and after a quick google, picked up Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink in Seductress which is considered a dupe for MAC’s Velvet Teddy, aka one of my fave lipsticks. And you know what, I actually think I agree! It’s a liquid lipstick that dries matte and is really comfortable to wear. The tapered doe-foot application makes applying the lipstick easy and the pigmentation is seriously rich in just one swipe. Seductress as a shade is really flattering but I’d recommend checking out the other shades if it’s not your thing. But best of all? The longevity is great. I don’t want to be worrying about my lips all day and with Superstay Matte Ink, I don’t need to.
If you’re in the UK, you’ll no doubt have heard Lewis Capaldi’s music on the radio and it was here I discovered his songs. He has this incredible voice which has this really haunting quality about it and quite often gives me goosebumps. Lewis is actually really funny on social media too. Have a listen to Grace and Someone You Loved.
After all the excitement of wedding planning, we’ve decided to juggle another ball and have put our house up for sale! We’ve been here coming up to about three and a half years and we’ve definitely got to the point where we’ve outgrown our little house and are after more space. It feels a little sad bring our first home together with a lot of amazing memories but we are so excited to find somewhere new for us to love. I’m aware of how stressful moving can be so we’re trying to keep relatively relaxed about everything although we have already started viewing other houses which I’m finding a lot of fun! I was also recently promoted at work which I’m obviously thrilled about and I’m excited about the new challenges ahead.