I can’t quite believe that summer is over! Whilst I type this post the sun is shining, but theres a chill in the air which for me symbolises that we’ve begun the transition into autumn. I’d say that I was upset, but I’m actually not – I’m ready for cosy coats, crispy leaves and candles. As I don’t seem to do these posts as regularly as I’d like, I thought I’d mark the end of the season with a round up of some of my current favourite items.
Jack Wills Pyjamas
For a long time I was against Jack Wills – I didn’t like the clothes as I found them too branded and too popular. However I’ve done a bit of a full circle, as whilst I still don’t love their clothes, I do love their pyjamas. They are gorgeous quality, super soft and come in the prettiest of patterns – this is my second pair and I’ll be sure to stock up on more over the next few months.
Vichy 3 in 1 Micellar Water*
I’ve been a Micellar Water girl for the last couple of years, I’ve tried most of them and whilst Bioderma will always be my fall back, I have enjoyed using the Vichy 3 in 1 offering. I’m a huge fan of Vichy and many of their products fall into my everyday skincare routine so I wasn’t surprised when I enjoyed using this too. It takes my makeup off easily (including eye makeup) and leaves my face feeling clean and fresh.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera
My boyfriend bought me this camera a few months back and I’m totally obsessed with it – it even inspired a giveaway on my blog last month. I’ve always loved the novelty of polaroid prints – there’s a lot of pleasure in taking a photo and watching it develop right there and then. The camera is incredibly light which makes it perfect for popping in your handbag ready to capture your special moments. Don’t even get me started on the gorgeous pastel colour range either!
Max Factor Smokey Eye Drama Kit – Lavish Onyx*
It’s not often that I use drugstore eyeshadows anymore, as I’m forever reaching for my much loved MAC or Naked palettes. With that being said, when this cute eyeshadow palette fell through my letter box I was quite excited to try it. It features four beautiful shades that work together to create a beautiful, soft smokey eye look. I particularly like the shimmery nude shade as it looks lovely on the lid for a pretty, every day look.
Skin Design London Sleeping Beauty Night Cream*
Skin Design London wasn’t a brand I’d heard of before, but I was interested to learn more about it. First thing to note is that Skin Design London are a high end brand as this particular cream will set you back a whopping £90. Sleeping beauty is a yeast derived plant-based collagen treatment mask with ingredients which include avocado, rosehip oil, white, red and green teas as well as nourishing vitamins E and C. The premise of the cream is to enhance elasticity to the skin, restore hydration and suppleness as well as visibly fight the signs of ageing. Whilst I haven’t used it for a full month yet, it’s high price tag is living up to the hype as it has left my skin feeling great.
Deliciously Ella Cookbook
It would surprise many who know me well to hear that I’ve stopped eating meat, fish and most dairy products. What started as a project to ease an ailment has since turned into a lifestyle change and as such I’ve needed a little inspiration to keep me going along the way. Deliciously Ella is a lovely book full to the brim with plant-based recipes that are made with healthy, awesome ingredients that make you feel great. I’ve really enjoyed flicking through this book over the last few weeks and I’m looking to pick up some other plant-based diet cookbooks, so please let me know if you have any recommendations!
Syeley Cinnamon Candle*
I was sent this candle by a company called Syeley who are just about to launch their new range and wanted to get some feedback on the scent and quality of their candles. I wasn’t planning on blogging about it, but this is such a delicious scent that is so perfect for the change in season that I couldn’t help but pop it into my favourites. It’s an ideal candle to have sitting on my bedside table and filling my room with a sweet cinnamon fragrance as I curl up and read a book.
Liz Earle Superskin Facial Serum*
I attended a Liz Earle event a few months ago and was delighted to find the brand’s new serum tucked away in my goody bag. I really rate Liz Earle skincare and this serum was no exception. The serum is enriched with powerful, naturally active ingredients which work together to create a luxurious and fast absorbing serum which helps the skin look more radiant. I use this as part of my morning skincare routine, as an additional step after cleansing and before moisturising to leave my skin feeling fresh and glowing.
Monica Vinader Rose Gold Siren Stacking Ring
I won’t say too much about this ring as I dedicated a post to it which you can read here. To keep it short and sweet, this is a beautiful ring that mixes my love of rose gold with a pretty pink gemstone that looks incredibly feminine and is yet another gorgeous piece from my favourite jeweller.
Essie – Ballet Slippers
I’m fairly certain this nail polish shade has been in my favourites before, but I love it just as much as I did the day I bought it. I’m a classic nail shade kind of girl, rarely straying from red or natural pink shades. I’m currently going through a soft pink phase as it compliments my new Monica Vinader ring so perfectly. Ballet Slippers is the perfect shade in my eyes, it’s delicate, feminine and as always with Essie, a great quality polish. Patience is required when applying this shade however, as 2-3 coats are required to reach opacity.