Friday Fun: Lunch Dates & Primark

I actually left my house today. I know it’s a shock, but it did indeed happen. Delia and I made lunch plans because we hadn’t seen each other since moving back home for the summer. By the way, saying I had “lunch plans” kind of makes me feel super adult. We went to Corner Bakery Cafe in KOP, needless to say it was delicious. I got a sandwich that had turkey, bacon, tomatoes, cheddar cheese….basically anything I could ever want on a sandwich (including a pickle on the side, bless) and a hibiscus lemonade that was equally as great. (I’m told they also have great cookies, but since I just made an entire batch of brownies from scratch yesterday I decided against it….sadly).

My sister met up with us because her job is nearby. Honestly it was just really nice to catch up and eat good food. We probably could’ve stayed there a lot longer if Delia and my sister didn’t have to be actual adults and go back to work (lame).

Since I was just steps away from the mall I couldn’t resist the urge to shop (especially since I’m going through one of those dramatic I-have-no-clothes-and-hate-everything-in-my-closet stages of life). I’ve been trying so hard not to spend money on frivolous things because I really need to save for my semester abroad but Primark was literally across the street and I had heard a lot of good things about it. For those of you who don’t know Primark is a clothing store that’s really popular over in the UK (think of it as like the British version of Target). It’s super cheap but still decent quality so I figured my penny-pinching self could afford it.

I’m currently in the market for new bathing suits because 1. It’s summer 2. I’m going on vacation in a week and 3. I never shop for bathing suits because it’s the worst thing ever. However, recently I’ve realized that most of my bathing suit tops date back at least 3 years so I was interested in some new options. I tried on a few but decided to go with this one:

I’m probably just going to pair it with plain black bottoms because lord knows I can’t afford matching separates (I mean who really cares anyways). This top was only $10 and was actually the most expensive one I tried on! That must go to show you that Primark literally is the cheapest most wonderful place to ever be gifted to the world.

I then saw a rack with about a billion pairs of patterned flowy shorts. I am always looking for these because I think they’re a great balance of comfy and cute. I had the hardest time deciding what pair to go with but went for really neutral colors because I didn’t know exactly what shirts I owned to wear with them but figure it be easy to find something. These shorts were only $8! *insert excited dance*

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As I was heading to check out I got distracted by the makeup section (whoops). Recently I’ve been much more interested in expanding my makeup realm. I started watching YouTube videos by Tati aka GlamLifeGuru (check her out here: https://www.youtube.com/user/GlamLifeGuru) and was inspired to try and properly do my makeup. I’m still learning but I think I’ve made progress. Anyways,  I was looking for a kind of powder that I could use to “bake” my face (yes I know that sounds strange) but they didn’t seem to have what I was looking for. Instead I got this:

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It’s a highlighter stick as you can probably tell from the picture. I already have a highlighter that I like using but this whole stick idea kind of intrigued me. It was only $2.50 so I figured if it ended up being poor quality I wouldn’t lose too much of an investment. I also tried on a few dresses but didn’t love them enough to buy them.

(Side story: on the way out of the store I apparently stepped in tar…..only to realize it once I got into my car and got it all over my floor and my seat. My shoe is now currently sitting in the freezer because my mom thinks she’ll be able to get the tar off of it once it hardens. For some reason I think that it’s unlikely.)

So now I’m home and spent some time sitting in my backyard enjoying the nice weather and writing this blog post. I’ll probably go back in Primark one more time before my vacation to see if I can find any more cute things (I didn’t even make it into the shoe and bag section yet….).

I’ll keep you updated.

From me for you,

Julie

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