Beauty, Fashion, LIFESTYLE

10 Current Favourites

favourites1I’m jumping on the bandwagon slightly here with a ‘favourites’ style post!
I’m not planning on making this a monthly thing, but I’ll probably just do an update every now and then if there are new things that I’m loving.2014-10-13 14.06.071. First up, Essie nail polishes
Well, I think I’ve been converted. I was an OPI snob for such a long time, but I picked up 3 Essie polishes a few weeks ago, and I’m smitten. The two colours on the left needed just ONE coat and they lasted for such a long time. Oh and that brush. Seriously, it’s incredible. I’m not sure of my skills in nail-polish-brush-description, but here goes: it’s smooth, thick, holds the perfect amount of polish, it covers most of the nail with one stroke, and it is just a dream! <<How was that?!favourites2. Home-made cocktails!
The boyf and I have been practising our cocktail-making skills since I bought a cocktail set a few months ago, and we’re getting pretty good! (well, he is..!) I’m sticking to the simple ones, ie. Mojitos, Margaritas etc. Nick’s much better at making the fancy ones than me!
It makes such a nice change to have something different to drink other than wine and beer. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not cracking out the cocktails mid week or anything! I got our cocktail set online here, and I urge you all to give it a go!2014-10-13 14.04.293. My new watch
I’ve had the strap adjusted now and now that I can actually wear it I can’t stop looking at it! As I mentioned in my first birthday post, I previously had a similar rose gold version, but as a lot of the jewellery I wear tends to be silver, I’d been after getting a silver watch for a while so Nick picked it up for me for my birthday 🙂
FYI, you can buy it here.2014-09-01 16.30.124. Dyson DC44
I know, I know, I wont stop going on about it will I? You can read all about it in detail in my post here – kudos if you’ve already read it 😉
TLDR: I love it and it’s made hoovering soooo much easier!2014-10-13 14.15.235. iPhone 6
There’s not much to say about this apart from the fact that I’m still feeling pretty smug that I’ve got a brand new phone! Plus the battery lasts 2 DAYS!! I know, right. Admittedly I’m a bit of an Apple fangirl so I’m unlikely to stray anywhere other than iPhone and Macbook for my phone and laptop needs, but I do love the iPhone 6, it’s just so… snazzy!2014-10-13 14.10.246. Anastasia Brow Wiz
Oh the oh so coveted Anastasia Brow Wiz. I’d been wanting to get my hands on one of these for ages, so asked the boyfs mum for it for my birthday. It really does live up to all the hype. Seriously loving this, just need to get my hands on some of the brow gel now…2014-10-13 14.28.187. Gossip Girl
Now I know I’m a little bit late to the party here (who knew series 1 began in 2007!?), but I’m getting a bit addicted. The boyf refuses to watch it, (what a grouch!) but whenever he’s out I’ll have a proper binge-watch. I had a day off after my birthday weekend and I think I got through about 6 episodes in an afternoon, it was pretty good going! I’m only on series 2 though, so still a little way to go yet!2014-10-13 14.11.158. Bare Minerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener – Concealer.
This stuff is a godsend, seriously. I use it as a concealer mainly (but just by itself – without any other base) – in the triangle area under my eyes, on my chin, and down my nose. My skin can be quite red at times and it covers the redness with ease but still makes it appear like you aren’t wearing any make up. The only trouble is, it’s only a small tube, and I tend to get through it in around 4-6 weeks and it’s £22 a pop. 😦 Nevertheless I will continue to repurchase as it has become a definite make up staple for me!2014-10-13 14.08.239. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream
I’m a little bit late to the party on this one as well, having received this sample in a GlossyBox (I haven’t been subscribed to GlossyBox for over a year now so that tells you how long ago this was!) I just popped it in a drawer with the other samples I wasn’t sure what to do with and the poor old thing didn’t see the light of day until fairly recently. The eight hour cream is well known for it’s many uses, but as for me personally, I use it as a lip balm. Every night now I go a little bit crazy smothering this all over my face lips and when I wake up they’re so soft and smooth! My lips are generally quite dry so they need all the hydration they can get.2014-10-13 14.07.3410. Gucci by Gucci Perfume
I’ve been using this perfume on and off for about 6 years, its such a familiar scent now. I would class it as an evening scent, although that’s not to say I haven’t worn it in the daytime too. I’ve mentioned before about my inability to describe perfume scents, so I would just simply advise that you just go and smell it, it’s a good’un!

And that’s the lot! 🙂


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  • I love Essie and those colors are so pretty! I LOVE GG! I never watched it when it aired on TV, only on Netflix but I loved it. So much juicy drama… haha my husband never wanted to watch it either 😦 It’s okay though, I watched a bunch of episodes whenever I was home alone 🙂


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