What I’ve Been Loving
(October 2014)

Autumn is in full swing in England, and honestly, I love it. After Spring, Autumn is my favourite season —the crisp leaves, refreshing wind and countdown to Christmas (8 weekends left, peeps) – it just has something charming I suppose. I’ve been testing some new skincare products this month and keep your eyes peeled for some cool features. But for now, this month’s faves…

I’ve gone back to wearing nail polish, despite what the runway trends may report. Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in Elderberry has been on my nails nearly every single day, it’s just the perfect pale blue-grey. Each time I’ve worn this, I’ve gotten numerous compliments —from either complete strangers, classmates or friends. A nice coat of Sally Hansen No Chip Top Coat to finish it off literally makes my manicure look super glossy and lasts nearly a week on my nails before chipping. Simply brilliant.

Another brilliant colour I whipped out of the closet is YSL Volupte Sheer Candy in this awesome berry shade. When applied thinly it leaves a hint of berry-red on the lips and when in need of a bolder lip, you can easily build up the colour. It is such a flattering colour for anyone and it brightens my face up immediately. Not to mention the gorgeous packaging: to die for.

Something I’ve just discovered this month is Bumble and Bumble Prêt a Powder. Yes, I know I’m very late to the party, as many bloggers have been raving about this, and I can confirm that it’s worth the hype. It’s a very fine powder that is easy to distribute along the roots. I tend to put it wherever I need a bit extra oomph and it just gives a bit of a push to my hair (think a push up bra, but then for your hair?) without leaving my hair feeling super gritty and dirty. Another new discovery is BeeGood Intensive Hand Repair. I use their regular hand cream on-the-go, but this I prefer to have on my desk at all times. It comes in a handy pump and is a thick, nourishing balm that sinks into the skin without leaving a waxy texture so I can tap away on my keyboard without leaving greasy fingerprints. #FirstWorldProblems