Sunday, 4 October 2015

September Favourites


Okay, wow - so where did September go? Seeing as I was away for ten days I'm blaming that for why I think that this past month has gone by so fast!

Honestly September is such a blur for me! The only notable things that happened were that I went on my summer holiday (wooh!), I fell back in love with reading (I'm such a bookworm but I've been slacking on the reading front lately so I'm happy to be back reading again!), as for work I'm still flying through my training - the aim is to get completely signed off by Christmas so then I can go on the scary shift rota (eeep!)!

Now, onto my favourites...

Of course my summer holiday was one of my favourites this month (I promise, this will be the last time I mention it!) - I spent an incredibly relaxing ten days in sunny Tenerife at the luxurious Hotel Vincci Selección La Plantación del Sur - it was exactly what, in my mind, holidays should be - hot weather, a gorgeous pool, plenty of books and a sprinkling of some good shopping! It feels very weird to be chatting about a suncream/after-sun duo in October but I swear by the Hawaiin Tropic brand - I never burn when I use them - which if you take my normal ghostly pallor is a pretty big achievement! Plus they kept my skin super moisturised - exactly what I want after spending 8 hours a day glued to my sun lounger :P

Other beauty products I discovered and subsequently fell in love with this month were the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation - now I swore by the old formulation of this foundation, it has been my holy grail for the last couple of years now, but the shade was only a perfect match for me in the summer - ghostly winter me didn't have a chance of pulling it off! But this new formulation seems to have slightly changed the shades and this is will now see me through the depths of the winter so I'm super excited to be able to carry on loving the flawless coverage but light finish this foundation gives my skin over the next few months! (FYI I'm in the shade Rose Ivory in the Oil Free version). My big purchase this month was a Tom Ford perfume that I splashed out in duty free when we were delayed on the way home from my holiday - so naughty, I know! I couldn't resist the unique woody, verging on masculine scent of Costa Azuzrra and, bonus, the scent actually lasts for a good while too! I wore it the other night when I went out for dinner and when I woke up the next morning I could still smell it - so delicious! Although, I'm already dreading it running out, I'm trying to ration my use of it because it's just so darn pricey!

That beautiful gold polka dot notebook is a Sugar Paper LA one that I picked up from {Nouvelle Daily} - they have some seriously beautiful stationery bits and bobs on there! It almost makes me wish I had a desk job! I have no idea what I'm going to use this notebook for - I think it might be one of those ones that will remain empty and I will just bring it out to stare at every so often because it's too gorgeous to use! Is that just me?....

Out of the twenty books I managed to read whilst I was away (#bookwormprobs - thank goodness for my kindle!) my favourite was A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Mass. I really wasn't expecting to like this book - I'm feeling ever so slightly over dystopian books as of late but the love story in this just had me hooked! It's such an interesting premise and a completely unique world that she has created. I'd highly recommend giving this book a read if you're looking for something different to escape with! I'm definitely going to check out some more of her books!

Finally my last favourite is the August #mementomysterybox (I received my box in September, hence why it's in this favourites post!). I loved the super selection of products that the lovely ladies at Shop Memento picked and surprised me with! I loved everything but my absolute favourite was this Southern Darlin' tank top - I love the colour, cut and design on the back! I only wish that it was still summer so that I could wear it out of the house!

Phew, I feel like this was a super long favourites post this month! I was evidently loving a lot! I hope that you had a great September and are looking forward to all thing autumn/fall this next month like I am!



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