October Favourites

October has finished and I’ve got a few things that I want to share with you that I have been loving throughout the month. 

I don’t have any new beauty favourites as I’ve not purchased anything new recently. Except, I did start to contour again! I hadn’t contoured in a while and I forgot how much I enjoyed carving out my cheeky bones and creating a more defined face. I really like the Collection Contour Stick. It’s so blendable, creamy and simply easy to use. I love the look of contouring and I have rekindled my love for it! 

I’ve been having no makeup days during October and my skin loves me for it! It’s so much easier to wake up and get ready without all the fussing of applying makeup. Some days it’s easier to just pop on a moisturiser and away I go! Don’t get me wrong, I still love wearing it and I definitely do but my skin needs a breather. 

Ive not really bought anything new at all recently so picking this months favourites are slightly different. I’ve really enjoyed watching films and TV series recently, especially Teen Wolf (still devastated that it’s finished), Brooklyn 99, P.s I love you and Harry Potter. It’s been nice to sit back and watch something to calm me down. 

I’ve throughly enjoyed spending time with my friends this month. Since being at uni I’ve met some lovely friends and I’ve loved every moment I’ve spent with them. It’s nice to experience new things again and enjoy the company of likeminded people!

Otherwise, generally my month has been pretty simple and boring. So sorry for my bland favourites this month! Hopefully next months will be be better. 

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November Favourites

November favourites time! This year has flown by, I can’t believe we’re already heading into December. Not that I’m complaining because I love Christmas. Throughout the month of November I’ve been loving a few little bits and I’m so happy to share them with you guys!

Let’s get all things beauty out of the way! Firstly, I purchased the newly released L.A Girl Foundation in fair. I already know I love the concealer and have purchased so many tubes of this over the years but I was slightly sceptical about this product. However, it surprised me and it’s fab. I’ve been really enjoying using this foundation and I can definitely see me repurchasing it. It sits beautifully on the face and it’s only £9! Super affordable and I just love the brand. I got mine from Beauty Bay.

I’ve also been loving these new Essence Blushes, I have one matte shade and one satin shade and oh my god, they’re excellent. I got these in Wilkinson for £1!! I definitely didn’t think these would be good at all, I assumed they wouldn’t have much pigment or be long wearing but they’re totally opposite. My favourite is the satin blush in satin love and they’re sooo pigmented and they blend beautifully. They have definitely encouraged me to try more from essence.

One beauty product i’m always looking for is a new face powder. I’m quite fussy when it comes to powders as I have dry patches and some powders stick to it. However, the Revlon Photoready Powder is fantastic. It literally makes you photo ready. I’ve been combining this powder and the L.A Girl foundation and they create such a beautiful dewy look. I only use a small amount as I’ve not been feeling the matte look but it’s so lovely and lightweight. It feels like i’m wearing nothing at all.

TEEN WOLF IS BACK!! During April/May 2016 I binge watched Teen Wolf seasons 1 – 5 in like 2 weeks, I was obsessed. Since I caught up to date I’ve been waiting for so long for the new season and just as I fell in love with the show and they decide to finish it on season 6. What a surprise, ugh. So for now I’ll appreciate the time I have left with the show and re-watch it when I need a little bit of Dylan O’Brian on my screen. It’s such a good show and admittedly it’s quite cheesy in bits but who doesn’t love a bit of cheese? I’m so happy it’s back and now I have something to be excited for on my Tuesday evenings.

Another show that has returned is I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, each year I wait for this show to come back mainly because it’s like a countdown to Christmas. I love the amusement of the show and the arguments simply make the winter nights more fun. What more could I want than to see random celebrities eat testicles and anus?

There you have it! These are the things I’ve been loving this month. What’s your November faves? 

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October Favourites

The month of October is ending and now I can share with you all what i’ve been loving this month. Just a little warning now but this months favourites is kinda boring. Having broken my dominant hand i’ve not been wearing much make up or styling my own hair (Thank you Tasha, Meg and Nimbob for being my very own stylists). However, there are a few little bits that i’ve grown to love a whole lot.

I received my first Birch Box, the September edition during the first few days of October. Later that week followed by my October edition. I love these boxes, I pay £12.95 (inc p+p) a month and I received 5 new products to try and test out. I think the beauty subscription boxes are fantastic, I always love trialling new products but I never know what I want because the selection is so wide. Each month i’ll be posting about what I received in the box, be sure to check them out. Go back and look at my September, here & October unboxing here. 

On the same path of my Birch Boxes, I recently received the Rituals Magic Touch Body Cream. I hadn’t ever tried anything from Rituals and I am definitely not going back now. It’s so, so, so super moisturising and hydrating on my skin. Currently my right arm is out of use because of my broken wrist and because I’m trying not to get it as wet as I can in case I ruin the cast. I’ve been using this moisturiser on my arms in the morning and night. It’s been a life saver, especially because my arms are so dry at the moment. It’s fantastic and I definitely think I’ll be repurchasing. 

Behind Closed Doors by B.A Paris is a book I’ve been meaning to get around to reading but never having the time. I recently read this and I now see why so many people raved about it. It’s brilliant, written so well and keeps you wanting more and more after every chapter. It was one of those books that doesn’t give away any clues. Utterly fantastic. My review will be up within the next few weeks, be sure to look out for it.

Little Mix have released a song from their new and fourth album called Shout Out to My Ex. It’s bloomin’ great and so catchy. 100% was written with a person in mind for each of the girls. Especially for me, whenever I listen to it I know exactly which of my ex boyfriends I relate it too. It was sang on X-Factor and they sang it so well. They’ve come along way since winning the X-Factor in 2011. However, their outfit choices for their performance on x-factor were slightly revealing but regardless the song is fantastic.

I bought the Bourjois Radiance Concealer in Superdrug for £8 check here. I love it, for a drugstore concealer it’s so full coverage and light below the eyes. I got mine in shade 1 to highlight my undereyes and hide my dark circles. I love it so much, will definitely be repurchasing. 

These few little things are what I’ve been enjoying throughout the month of October. Since I’ve still only got one working arm I’ve not been trying many new products so I’m really looking forward to having the cast removed. 

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September Favourites

Hi, Guys!

It’s that time of the month when I let you know what I’ve been loving during the month of September. Almost all of this month’s favourites have been introduced during September and I’ve really enjoyed them and continue to use them. So, let us jump into it!

My first favourite is the TV series, The Fosters. There are currently 4 seasons available and I watched them all during the first two weeks of the month and become totally addicted to the story. It’s about a family of 5 biological and adopted children belonging to a happily married home of Lena and Stef. As a family they love and care for each other through any obstacles that may come their way. As an education student and aspiring social worker it allowed me to understand why people choose to foster and adopt children and understand the way foster children feel whilst in the system. It’s full of drama and emotions and now i’ve finally caught up to date with the series it’s been left on the biggest cliff hanger and i’m so excited for the rest of season 4.

Another TV series that I was brought back to, Modern Family. Having already watched season 1 – 5 and as there is a new season to be released shortly I thought I would spend some time getting up to date with the rest of the series. This show is so funny, the parents are so comical and the kids are witty and smart. The writers have made this such a well written show and the humour is so up my street. Following the route of families, Modern Family is about the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker family who are all connected through blood and marriage. The show represents a modern-day family and is based on true stories from the writers of the show. I love this show and really hope it’s around for a long time. It’s truly brilliant and so easy to watch. Fortunately Season 8 has begun and has filled the gap in my life.

The next favourite of the month is the beach. I’ve recently begun my third year at university, in the seaside town of Aberystwyth and I’ve loved having the beach and seaside on my front door. Only a 15 minute walk away from my house and I can be sat on the prom, enjoying the seaside air and the beautiful town that I’ve called home for the past two years. It’s truly the best thing about university and I love that I can come down to the beach and sit on the sand when i’m stressed and anxious about my day or feeling homesick. It’s beautiful and I think there is nothing more peaceful than being around the sea all the time. It’s such a peaceful and lovely area and I couldn’t love it anymore.

Slippers haven’t always been a love of mine, in fact they’re often a hit or miss with me. I recently bought these ones from Primark for £4 and oh my god they’re so fluffy and soft. They’re said to be memory foam and they really helpful after long days on my feet to help reduce any pains and aches. They’re going to be so useful for the winter when it’s cold out and I need to warm up my toes. They’re fantastic. Happy purchase and happy feet!

Last but not least, my final favourite is a song was written for The Fosters called Outlaws, it’s sang by David Lambert who plays the character, Brandon. It’s truly beautiful and I think it’s such a lovely way to let someone know how loved they are and how much they mean to you. I’ve been non-stop playing this and It’s always in my head, it’s such a lovey-dovey song. It’s available on YouTube here. I love it.

So there you have it, my September favourites. They’re the things that I’ve loved this month and can’t wait to continue using them.

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August Favourites

Over my many years of being on the internet I have come across so many people discussing their monthly favourites and I find them so informative and they help me when choosing new products, books, films etc. While i discuss my monthly favourites you’ll get to know me just that little bit more and you’ll understand why the small things in my life make me who I am. So, lets get straight into it!

Face Masks have been non-existent throughout my life up until recently. In my recent post I reviewed two of the Avon deep treatment masks and discussed how much I enjoyed them. So i’ve obviously bought more… oops. They make my face feel so clean and soft, they’re so gentle on my skin and they definitely help my make up to sit better on my face. I have struggles with blackheads and pores around my nose and for so long i’ve been so bothered by them, these face masks improve the condition of my skin and have minimised the pores and blackheads surrounding my nose. They’re a definite must throughout my skin care routine now.

During the month of August my old Nokia was due an upgrade so i switched to an iPhone SE and i’m so thankful that I did. I’ve always been a fan of apple products and I swear by my iPad making my life a whole lot easier. I loved my Nokia because i never really needed it for anything other than texting and calling. I had used iPhone’s before and I never thought I would miss having it but I did. It’s totally convenient  to everything I use it for, I’m able to do uni work on it and I love to Facetime my family when i’m away. It’s made being away from home a lot easier.

I discussed the NYX HD Powder over on my previous post so I wont go into it to much. However, it’s a fantastic product. It helps my make up sit wonderfully and last all day long, it looks flawless. It’s a great product to use to bake under the eyes and for the price of it you cant go wrong. It’ll be in my make up bag for a long time.

My final favourite is my home with my family, for so long I waited to be able to move out and go to university away from home so I would be able to look at the world from a different perspective and see who I am without having my family determined it for me. I’m now going into my third year at Aberystwyth University and i’ve spent the summer at home in the house I grew up in with the people who motive me and shape me into the individual that I am today. I may bicker with my family and they may annoy me but at the end of the day, they’re the only family I’m ever going to have and im so grateful for the all things they do and I love each of them so much. Going back to university in 2 weeks will be hard but i’m looking forward to having my own space again but I don’t think i’ll ever take for granted having family around again.

So there you have it, my 4 favourites of August and I still cannot believe it’s September already. Time really does fly. I hope you’ve enjoyed my monthly favourites, look back at the end of September for my new favourites!

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