October Favourites

31.10.15

 October Favourites

Time to share what I have been loving this month!

Elemis - Spa @ Home - Frangipani Monoi - Body Cream - £36 for the set

This smells so so good. The shower cream is so soft and the body cream scent stays on your skin all day! 
Love this so much!










Garnier - Pure Active - Micellar Cleansing Water -  £4.99

Such an effective makeup remover and really good for sensitive and oily skins.

Clinique - Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush - £79

If you want a really good clean and a really cute brush this is great, it hardly needs charging and foams up face wash really well.





Liz Earle - Cleanse & Polish - Pink Pepper & Mint - £20.75

I couldn't resist this limited edition scent! Pink Pepper is one of my favourite smells and I was due to get another bottle of this amazing stuff. It does so much for my skin - I couldn't love it anymore :) X


October / November Goals


I can't believe its time to catch up on my October goals already!
  • Try and get to bed by 10pm each night, and read for half an hour each night. I'm currently reading this - Massive fail!
  • Finish said book. I have been reading this book for months and months and I really think its about time that I finished it, so this is a great opportunity to put my plans into practice. - Again another massive fail! I think I ready about 2 chapters!
  • Buy fresh flowers for the house once a week. It's surprising how having flowers in the house can change the feel and mood. - Bought none! Not doing very well here. I did however get this lovely bunch of flowers for my birthday :)


  • Cleanse my face property - every night, no more micellar water cleanses! - I have got so much better at this, I got this for my birthday and its so nice! I also also started using Liz Earle again and its been so good for my skin :)


  • Get up 6, or as close to. I always seem to be rushing around in the morning. I would love to walk 1 mile everyday before work, but the mornings are so dark at the moment that I'm not going to add this one in just yet. - Nope. Why do I snooze my alarm in my sleep!
  • Walk at least 2 miles per day. More if I can, but a minimum of 2. - I've been so much more active, and I've started running twice a week with my sister. But It hasn't been 2 miles per day, oops.
  • Participate in 4 park runs. Hopefully I should be able to do this one! - I think i took part in about 2? We had some kitchen appointments to go to for 2 of the park runs so I'm letting myself off this one!
  • Organise my computer. There are pictures and folders all over my desktop and I haven't sorted it out in so long. I'm using this awesome post by Kate La Vie. - Yes I did this one! Although, it's getting a bit messy again...
  • Try and mix up my makeup a bit. I tend to keep my makeup the same everyday, and sometimes I am a bit worried of changing it. I have a wedding coming up in October and I really want to use the opportunity to try something new, like a lipstick, or winged liner! - Ive started wearing red lipstick more, only when I go out somewhere nice though, next stop winged eyeliner ;)
  • Invest in a new camera and take some autumn walks. I have a really lovely arboretum near me and I really don't visit it enough, its so beautiful. Id love to just go walking more with my camera! - This was probably the first thing I did. I love my new camera and have been on a few outings to test it out.
  • Take the time to paint my nails. I haven't done this for so long and really want to do it more again. - I think that I painted them once, does that count?!
  • Carve a pumpkin for Halloween, and try and get Will to join in. Just for fun! - Hmm, plans for today!
  • Try a new recipe, maybe a new soup.- Yes! My Spicy bean stew - yummy :)



November Goals

  • Finish my book! I've got a lot of books lined up that I want to read so I really want to do this one.
  • Go to bed earlier. I'm not setting a time for this one, that way it's not so easy to fail.
  • Buy more flowers. I got such a lovely vase for my birthday, I want to make more use of it :)
  • Get up when my alarm goes off!
  • Take part in 3 park runs and 1 race. Fingers crossed.
  • Try winged eyeliner.
  • Take some festive pictures. I'm going to visit the Bath Christmas market again this year - so want to take some pics here! (And drink mulled wine of course)
  • Paint my nails at least once a week. (Note to self - Must invest in a top coat!)
  • Get a haircut. Doh never do this!
  • Try a new recipe. 

La Semaine - 5




So I haven't posted a La Semaine in so long, I thought now was about time! Ive been up to some great things in the last few weeks, and at the moment I am just chilling out, catching up on some PLL (only on Series 2 so have some major sofa time to do!) Ive also spent some time outdoors embracing the pretty colours and colder weather! 




I went for a little walk with my sister, which I did a post on here. It got dark very quickly and suddenly we found ourselves looking over the twinkling lights of Wiltshire and trying to take pictures of the moon. I'm still learning how to use my new camera, so its nice to have new settings to experiment with.



I also ran a timed race the other weekend an scored a PB which I am so so happy about. It was really hard and I always get so nervous before a race! After the race we got given a little book and I found this spicy bean stew recipe in, which was so good! (well I though so anyway!)



Other that that I have just been chilling at home in my awesome new slippers (massive love T K Maxx!) and getting used to wearing bolder lipstick! X



Leave a Kiss to the Sunset

25.10.15







Soar beyond dear meadow 
Reach the clouds so bright 
Leave a kiss to the sunset 
And bring a glorious sight 

Turn to me my dear friend 
Stretch your leaves so green 
Your purest drops from heaven 
Were obvious yet unseen

Polyvore Wishlist #3

24.10.15

Polyvore Wishlist #3

V neck shirt
£11 - romwe.com

Cape coat
£50 - victoriaswing.com

Croft Barrow metal jewelry
£5.49 - kohls.com

Yves Saint Laurent holiday makeup
£62 - saksfifthavenue.com

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics matte makeup
£40 - bergdorfgoodman.com

Lancôme makeup brush
£28 - lancome-usa.com

Autumn Trends #3 -Jewellery

Marie Claire - Givenchy

Vogue - Givenchy

For Autumn / Winter 2015 Givenchy have gone all out with their Jewellery.

Black, Pearls, large, oversized and lots of it. 
The catwalk display was a slightly gothic and highly androgynous look. 
Confident and symmetric, they have gone all out.

Pinterest

But if you don’t want to wear so much Jewellery, and I wouldn’t blame you. 
Take some inspiration from the catwalk and make this look more high street friendly;



TRI-STONE STUD EARRINGS - £10





Lace chain drop EARRINGS - £12.50



Wear The Trend # 1 - Red

21.10.15







Wear The Trend # 1 - Red

If you want to wear Autumn 2015's vibrant trend of Red, but don't know where to start - start small with accessories such as scarfs and gloves. They will bring a pop of colour to any outfit, these are my top picks from House of Fraser;