It's been a while since I've done a favourites post, so I thought I should definitely do one again and share the things I've been loving so much with you! I don't do monthly posts about favourite items, instead I kind of wait until I have enough to show you so that the post is interesting. Otherwise I'd be showing you the same things most of the time! When I like something, I usually keep using it until I don't like it any more and I suspect showing you the same five things would get quite boring very quickly. Anyway, let's get on with it!
Lush Ocean Salt Scrub
I now know that it's usually better to use a chemical exfoliant instead of a physical scrub, but I really adore this one from Lush. It's a very mild scrub which leaves my skin as soft as a baby's bottom when I'm done. As I only use it once a week and I haven't had any problems with it as of yet I'll keep using it. Wonderful stuff.
I had such a wonderful time with them! London is great, we did the hopelessly touristy things (Visit the Big Ben, ignore the zebra crossings in Camden, get lost on the tube, stand in everyone else's way because that's what tourists do) and also went shopping. The weekend was over far too soon! I swear, time moves twice the speed in London.
I am very happy that I went as it's a wonderful place to visit, but my country girl heart is more than happy to come back to beautiful green Wales and breathe the clean and quiet air again. I was however very sad to say goodbye to my family. I will see them again soon though, and the happy memories made in London will keep me going until then!
The Discovery Of Chai Tea Latte
I had heard of the elusive Chai Tea Latte before, but hadn't actually tried one myself. I should have. Chai Tea is the best thing since sliced bread and I am utterly in love. Chai Tea Latte originates from India and is a tea filled with spices like cinnamon and black pepper and many more. It is sweet and slightly spicy, and of course delicious! It warms you up from the inside and the flavour is just amazing. I thought hot chocolate couldn't be topped, but I was wrong. I must find out how to make this myself!
Illamasqua Sealing Gel
I have been using the Illamasqua Sealing Gel a lot since I purchased it and man, it has not disappointed! I love the fact that I can now turn every single one of my eyeshadows into an eyeliner that doesn't come off under any circumstances until I actually try to take it off. This stuff is amazing and allows for so much more creativity. I am deeply impressed with it and very pleased! The golden ombre eyeliner in itself has become a favourite as well, I have sported it many times since. This is quite rare as I usually don't really repeat looks anymore, there's always something new to try on this playground that is my face.
The Graham Norton Show
I am usually not a huge fan of shows like this since I don't really keep up with celebrities and new films and don't even have a television set up, but as the new seasons of my usual shows are still in production I was a bit lost for things to watch. I started watching this with my boyfriend on a whim and it is very entertaining. I have never come across a show before where celebrities are so at ease and are just themselves. It is usually a lot of fun and it's also nice to see the personalities of the people that I usually only see in their roles as an actor or performer. The Graham Norton Show is easygoing and often hilarious, so do have a look on Youtube to see what you think!
The LORAC Pro palette
This palette is just...well, it's perfect! I usually don't like saying that because nothing really is, but this eyeshadow palette is as close to perfect as I have ever seen. I took it with me to London and I expected the eyeshadows to wear off during the day because of all the hustle and bustle. I mean, briskly walking around for more than ten hours is sure to sweat almost anything off right? Right? Nope. These eyeshadows stayed on forever and still looked good when I took them off before going to bed. Insane! The colours also look good on anyone. I did my mum's make-up and she looked fabulous. My sister did her own and she looked stunning as well! We all have different undertones and skintypes. I am so very pleased with this palette.
I guess I'm late to the party with music, as per usual. I don't really listen to radio so I only found out about this song a few weeks ago but I love it! Lorde has such a unique voice and I've been listening to this song non-stop. Definitely a favourite!
These Eyeshadow Looks
I haven't been doing as many looks as I'd like. My stupid sensitive eyes often keep on watering for no good reason, making eyeshadow streak and smudge before I can even take a photo. That sucks, but luckily I still managed to do quite a few looks! These (and the golden ombre that you saw before) are my recent favourites. I especially love the one in the middle and it has replaced my usual 'everyday' eye look since it's so easy to do and so appropriate for Autumn.