I absolutely cannot believe that it is October already. It felt like September went by in the blink of an eye. We are properly into Autumn now and I love it. Autumn is my favourite Season by far and I’ll let you know why in an upcoming blog post so keep an eye out for that! I’ve been doing alot of binge watching at the minute as I’m back at Uni and it’s the only way I can get through my textbooks (I’m a huge believer in needing background noise to stay on task). I’ve also tried out some new beauty favourites which I’m absolutely loving and can’t wait to tell you all!
Beauty, Hair and Skincare
Valquer Ice Hair Mask, Total Repair – £14.99
If you’ve read my August Glossybox Review then you’ll know I absolutely love this product! This left my hair so shiny and soft, revived the dull, dry ends and definitely brought it back to life! And it smells so divine. Like Davidoff Cool Water! This is one of my new hero products for sure!
Avon True Colour Wide Awake Mascara – £8.50
This was brilliant at getting me through September. I had some hard, long nights and this helped me to look awake and ready for the day. Seperated by lashes making them look long and fluttery and gave them a great amount of volume without being clumpy or spider like.
Sanctuary Spa Luxury Bath Float – £12.00
This bath float is one of the best part’s of my pamper routine now! You can sink into this of an evening and let it take all your stresses away. The smell is gorgeously floral and oriental without being overwhelming and settles on your skin so you can still smell it the morning after making you feel amazing and relaxed.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream– £13.00
This has been a staple product of mine for some time now but it’s only been recently that I’ve realised just how amazing this works for me. I’ve been under alot of pressure this month and this product has kept me on my game looks wise! Afetr a late night of tossing and turning this helped to soothe and nourish my dry and itchy eyes. It also helped work wonders with my dark eye circles.
Benefit Hoola Bronzer – £24.50
I got this as an end of Summer treat to myself after previously trying a sample size. I just love the way this makes my make up look. It’s the perfect tone for a subtle contour or you can build it up into a bronzer. It blends out so well and compliments my make up. It lasts great for getting through a busy day too.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer – £24.00
Again this was an end of Summer treat to myself after strolling round Selfridges&Co. I’ve never tried a Nars product and always wanted to try this concealer. I tried it out in store with one of the lovely ladies who worked there and I instantly fell for the way this product made me look. It’s quite thick so you don’t need a lot and its better worked in with your fingers so you get the most out of the product. This really doesn’t lie when it says ‘radiant’, it makes my under eyes look bright and awake and gives me such amazing coverage. Definitely lives up to the hype!
Books, TV and Music
Great Small Things – Jodi Picoult (Paperback £4.99 from Amazon)
I love Picoult and have done since I was a teenager. She always manages to take a controversial issue and really make you think about it from all angles, making you see that there is so much more to what you think about a situation. This is probably one of the most brilliant novels she has ever written never mind that I have read. It is perfect for the times that we are going through. I hate to give away any spoilers. Ruth Jefferson is a black midwife who has worked at a hospital for over 20 years when she is accused of killing the baby of a white supremicist. What ensues is a battle for her innocence and also a look at racism under a startling magnifying glass. I even found myself questioning my own thoughts and feelings on this subject and thought about this book long after I put it down. Definitely a must read!
Orphan Black (Seasons 1-5 on Netflix)
Sarah Manning changes the course of her life when she takes on the identity of Beth Childs, a woman who looks exactly like her who jumps in front of a train. However, its not long before Sarah realises there is more to this than meets the eye and she is in fact one of many clones created by the Dyad Institute. I absolutely fell in love with this and the superb acting of Tatiana Maslany. You forget that these clones are all being played by the same person and it’s amazing how brilliantly she manages to get through the seperate personalities of each of the clones she plays. The supporting actors are also fasntastic and the writing is done in a way that it’s fairly easy to follow without being overwhelmed by the science and technology. I binge watched this in a week it was that amazing!
Dua Lipa debut album – £9.99 on Amazon
I adore Dua Lipa, she’s so feisty and is a brilliant vocalist and song writer. New Rules is definitely the Girl Power anthem of 2017. After hearing this I downloaded her full debut album and wasn’t disappointed, along with singles Hotter than Hell, Be the One and Blow Your Mind, I also love IDGAF and am so in love with Homesick I cannot stop listening to it. The songs blend so brilliantly into one another and I love this album for travelling and also of an evening while I am studying or writing out my blog posts.
So those are my September favourites! Please let me know if there’s any of your favourites I should try and what you think of mine in the comments section!
*** Please note this post is not sponsered and my thoughts on the products/items mentioned above are completely my own and I have not recieved any funds for this post ***