Monday, 4 April 2016

Favourites #1



I have never done a proper favourites post before and I thought it would be nice to share some of the things that have been getting me through life lately!  I’m going to try and make this a regular/monthly thing as I am really quite passionate about things that I love and I really enjoying sharing those things with my blogging buddies

Beauty
Emma Hardy Face MaskI have been using this mask as an overnight treatment more than I have a proper face mask.  I pop a little bit on after my regular night cream and it has a similar result to the ever popular Origins Drink Me Up, it leaves my skin super hydrated and just a bit less dull looking! #winning

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation:  I’m now on my third bottle of this stuff and I’m still just as in love with it as I was with my first.  It blends in seamlessly and effortlessly leaving a demi matte but still relatively dewy finish with great coverage but a breathable feel (I use a shade 6) I like to mix mine with a dash of Soap & Glory highlighter which works really well together and sweep it onto my skin with my Zoevva Foundation Brush, heavenly.

Pixi Glow Tonic:  I can’t rave enough about Pixi Glow Tonic its done wonders for my dull skin!  I use a sweep of it on a cotton pad every other day after removing my makeup/cleansing which gently removes dead skin cells, and I find I wake up with a clearer, less grey looking face.  I have had my bottle since Christmas and I’m not even a third of the way through so it will definitely last a good while if you use it every other day like me.

Molecule 01 Perfume:  I mentioned this amazing fragrance in my Valentines Gift guide and I am as obsessed with it now as I was then.  Corrie introduced me to Molecule 01 and I’m so so happy she did!  I don’t know the science behind it but it smells different on everyone who wears it but it does have a distinct scent at the same time, so I ALWAYS know when someone has it on!  It’s on the pricier side but it’s so worth it if you fancy treating yourself or a loved one as the scent lasts on your skin all day.  I pretty much wear it every day and I’m constantly being asked what smell I am wearing!!  (which I think is a compliment?!)

Rimmel Scandaleyes Pencil in Nude:  I have always been a huge fan of lining my waterline with a white pencil but I've noticed that it looks heaps better when lined with nude.  Its really a must have beauty product for tired mama's and I have found Rimmel's to be the most pigmented and have the longest staying power


Eat
Joe Wicks Lean in 15:  The whole of Jan we signed up for Hello Fresh boxes to be delivered every Monday.  As much as we were enjoying the meals. The time it took to prepare most of them just wasn’t working for us so I got myself the kindle version of Joe Wicks Lean in 15 cook book (side note: I wasn’t allowed to buy the physical book as according to Mr H I have too many on my shelf!!)  Most of the recipes in here are so quick to make and really quite cheap as well as you don’t need anything fancier than a jar of coconut oil. There is also a HIIT workout section at the back… I haven’t quite managed to check that bit out yet.. Joe has the best Instagram account as well, full of recipes and fitness motivation.  My favourite meals so far have been his spicy sausage pasta and the filo chicken pie.. mmm mmm!


Watch
GossipGirlYes its years old but YES I’m still completely obsessed with it and having missed the last 2 seasons the first time round I’m now reliving the upper east side dream and re-watching from the very beginning over on Netflix.  If you haven’t heard of GG or seen it, it’s a very tame, very unrealistic series about a bunch of rich guys and gals and their tales of heartache, cheating and lies!  The fashion is unreal and Blake Lively should be everyone’s woman crush

The AffairOh good lord in heaven please make season 3 of The Affair come back onto our TV screens sooner than the fall!!!  I binged watched both seasons of this brilliant American TV show like crazy and finished it within a few weeks and it is one of my favourites yet.  It is based around Alison and Noah, both married, who have an Affair but that really is just only the half of it.  There’s heartache, murder and just a little bit too many raunchy scenes but it is so enticing and well filmed there is no way you can’t adore it.  I am now in mourning as I have finished it with nothing to move onto!


Read
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh:  I am an avid reader, I can’t sleep unless I have read at least a few lines from whatever book I’ve got on the go.  When I first started I Let You Go I really wasn’t sure if it was for me or where on earth it was going.  It felt a little dry and boring but within a few chapters my opinion completely changed and I was hooked.  I don’t really want to say too much at all as there are twists and turns but it’s a real gripping and emotional read that I guarantee will either have you in tears or hiding under the duvet with fear to the very end!  If you like Girl on the Train or Gone Girl then you will love I Let You Go



Wear
Olivia Burton WatchThis was a gift from my other half whilst he was poorly to say thank you for looking after him.  He didn’t need to get me a gift but of course I didn’t turn it down!  I had been wanting an Olivia Burton watch for so so long and he actually bought me 5 to choose my favourite from!  I chose the smallest one as I have a few chunkier watches that I find I rarely wear anymore as they just aren’t practical when running around soft play after an energetic toddler!  I also worried I would catch Harry on one of my larger watches but this one is so so light and small that its so comfortable to wear every day and its beautiful!

Topshop Necklace:  I have been wearing this rope style Topshop necklace for weeks now after picking it up on a bit of a whim to go with an “out out” outfit!  It fulfils all my copper/rose gold dreams and seems to go with absolutely everything I have been wearing.  I couldn't find my rose gold one online unfortunately but I have linked the equally pretty gold version



I would love to know what you have been loving lately, so please let me know in the comments!!




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  1. I love the Pixi glow tonic. I finished mine a few months back so I'm trialling something else at the moment, but I'd definitely repurchase. I'm like you with Gossip Girl.. I watched most of the series as they came out but never got around to watching the last couple. But now I've forgotten what went on so feel like I should start from scratch again!

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    1. I'm so obsessed with Pixi Glow and I love the smell, somehow mines lasting me ages but I will definitely be re buying! x

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