It’s been a while since I posted a monthly favourites blog (July was my last), so I thought it was about time I’d share with you some of my latest purchases, finds and loves from this month.
When en route to Paris we stopped off at duty free and I bagged myself this gorgeous Mac lipstick and matching liner, both in the shade Stone. I was quite dubious about going for it as it’s quite a grey/slate colour which is a little step out of my comfort zone, however I absolutely adore it.
I’ve also found that if you add a touch of Mac’s Velvet Teddy over the top, just I the centre, it creates a subtle ombre to give a little depth.
I think I’ve found my all-time favourite shampoo and conditioner combo: the L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oils range. It doesn’t leave your hair feeling tacky, it leaves it super smooth and it smells amazing even 24 hours later. The argon oil gives your hair a glistening shine without making it look greasy and you can still get away with only washing your hair every other day (some of us are busy people).
At work they were selling off some Soap and Glory Rich and Foamous body wash so I picked up a couple of bottles. £3 for 3 large bottles means that I am going to be smelling of cake mix for months. That’s right. Cake mix. I could not have been more excited about this discovery.
Being part of the ‘itty bitty titty committee’ isn’t all that bad when it means you get to wear tops like this and still make it look classy. I brought this top from Pretty Little Thing for around £10 as part of my ‘black cat’ Halloween costume, and has now become my go-to going out top when events are dressy, but not dress-dressy (girls know what I mean).
To accompany my top for the ‘black cat’ outfit was a pair of high-waisted coated jeans. I’ve been pining for a pair of these for about a year, but feared paying Topshop prices just in case I didn’t like them or they spoiled in the wash. I bagged a pair for £30 on ASOS and, thankfully, they’ve kept really well after about 3 washes (touch wood). These jeans make me feel pretty damn sassy, and I believe that every girl needs a pair of jeans where they can confidently say ‘I look f**king good in these’.
Another autumnal outfit that I’ve adored this month is my burnt orange pinafore, teamed up with my black rollneck. I bagged this little bargain for just £10 at Primark when I fell in love with it. I think I’m becoming a pinafore hoarder… but this gorgeous garm is the perfect colour for autumn/winter, and a girl can never have too many pinnys.
Okay, this isn’t really a category, but there was no other category to put it in. My brother’s girlfriend Alex gave me this cute little cactus as an early Christmas present because she was scared that she was going to kill it before Christmas! All you have to do is dip it in water once a week – easier than a goldfish.
WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME HOW GOOD THE WALKING DEAD IS? I’ve watched series 1-5 and part way through season 6 in less than 4 weeks. Everything is so tense and I don’t want anybody to die but I know that everyone is going to die because that’s how cruel the show is. I’m completely hooked and I would appreciate no spoilers please.
Earlier this month, Jaws released their second album: Simplicity. It is an absolute beauty. Simplicity is a deviation from their previous works like 2013’s Milkshake EP and 2014’s Be Slowly, but brings a refreshing new grungy atmosphere after a year out of action. Reverbed vocals, dreamy synths and delayed guitars, the new album ticks all of the boxes for why we love Jaws and their catchy indie anthems.
My next little favourite is Charlemagne by Blossoms. I was a little late on the Blossoms bandwagon, but this song is a belter. The Sugarmill’s Electric Friday’s playlist just wouldn’t be the same without it.