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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

October 2013 Non Beauty Favourites.

October was a funny old month. It feels like a lot of things happened, some were good and some not so good, but it felt like it went on forever. Simultaneously I'm now sitting here thinking, how on earth is it November already?! Not that I'm complaining though, I'm thinking of taking on Blogmas again this year (posting every day in December) so I'm planning some exciting posts and very much making the most of the cooler weather. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a white Christmas!
- Neom Tranquility Pillow Mist*
Sleeping isn't something I usually have trouble with, but I had so many thoughts whirring around in my head that it didn't matter how tired I was, I just couldn't drift off. I'm not keen on anything too medicinal to help me sleep so although I'm also usually quite skeptical about products that claim to help you drift off I gave the Neom Pillow Mist a try and it works a treat - I'm usually asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.
- New Look Handwarmers
When my hands get cold it instantly puts me in a bad mood, is that odd? So even though it wasn't super cold during October I was wearing these New Look Handwarmers and not caring about the people who were giving me funny looks. I like that they're fingerless so I don't have to worry about having to take them off to rummage around in my purse for enough coins for my afternoon hot chocolate!

- Chasing Bunnies Necklace from Love Hearts & Crosses
I've had this sweet bunny necklace from Love Hearts & Crosses in my collection for a long time and I love it just as much now as I did when I first got it. Yes I am a crazy bunny lady, I can't help it! Love Hearts & Crosses is one of my favourite online jewellery boutiques, if you love jewellery you will absolutely adore having a look around because I know you'll find something that you'll want to treasure! 

- Qualy Desk Bunny from Zalando*
Admittedly when I picked this Qualy Desk Bunny out from Zalando I didn't know how useful it would prove to be, I just really wanted it because it's super cute. Yep, crazy bunny lady appears again! But I've actually been really surprised just how often I seem to need paperclips! And yes, I'm very obsessive about putting them back when I'm finished with them because the carrot just wouldn't be the same without them!

- The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
I adore The Tales of Beedle the Bard, there's not really another word to describe my love for it! It's such a perfect addition to my bookshelf and I love the sweet illustrations throughout. It has been and will continue to be a book I turn to in the evenings if I'm not sure what to read because there's something so incredibly comforting about it. I'm so glad I decided to purchase this on a little bit of a whim, it's wonderful. 

- The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
I have a collection of jumbled thoughts that will hopefully make it into a review post very soon about The Perks of being a Wallflower. I re-read this in October and fell in love all over again. It's a book that I think I'll always treasure, it has so many memories attached to it and I know it's one that means a lot to so many people. I don't think my review will be particularly balanced because it means so much and I find it super difficult to detach myself, but I hope you won't mind too much! Have you read it? I'd love to know what your thoughts are!

What was your favourite book that you read last month? 

Love, Jennie
xoxo

96 comments:

  1. Really intrigued by the Neom pillow mist, some nights I just can't switch off.
    I only read one book last month (boo!) which was Revenge Wears Prada, the Devil Wears Prada sequel. Nothing spectacular, just a nice easy read!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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    1. I really recommend it, it's really relaxing <3

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  2. The desk bunny is supercute! I love the layout of your blog by the way :)

    xo Mel
    Anxiety | Depression | Panic Attacks

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  3. I'm a pillow spray person, think it makes a big difference! Even if it's all in my head. I've been meaning to read perks of being a wallflower, maybe I'll just get it on my kindle.

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    1. It's a lovely, super quick read! xo

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  4. I need to buy that pillow mist for my boyfriend! My fave read last month was Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. :)

    Tara xo

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  5. Everything is so cute!! Especially the hand warmers and necklace!!
    I love the sound of the Neom mist too....lovely! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  6. those fingerless gloves are so cute! and i am dying to try anything from neom, particularly the candles, but my wallet won't allow for it! one day ;) x

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    1. One day for sure, they're a real treat <3

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  7. Are those bunny ears scissors as well!? too cute!
    I haven't read a book properly in a while. My silly brain fog wont let me :( But the most recent book I've been reading and getting towards the end of is Tina Feys' Bossypants which is hilarious. Not my usual type of book but that woman is so funny!

    Lizzums x
    http://benebelle.com

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  8. Great favourites! Love the desk bunny and that necklace is very pretty :) x

    http://lovetelina.blogspot.com

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  9. I need that pillow mist! I have the same problem as you x
    ♥ elín from elinlikes

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    1. It's no fun not being able to sleep! ox

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  10. I love the Perks of Being a Wallflower and the Tales of Beedle the Bard, both great books! :) Your necklace and gloves are amazing too.

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  11. Your blog inspires me. The way you write and all of your photos, just thought you should know :)
    I really love the sound of the pillow mist and may have to look into it! Also, that desk bunny is so cute- I wouldn't even use the paper clips because I know I'd lose them! XD

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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    1. Aww thank you so much! Haha I'm really obsessive about the paper clips, they're so cute! xo

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  12. Oh, that necklace is adorable! The Perks of Being a Wallflower is on my to-read list and I hope that I'll buy a copy soon.

    Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.com

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  13. Aw that rabbit necklace is adorable !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  14. I love the handwarmers Jennie, very practical but still cute at the same time! I like things like that because I hate having to keep taking gloves off. xxx

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    1. It's such a pain having to faff around hehe xo

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  15. I love the chasing bunnies necklace!I really need to get into reading again,the divergent series looks good so thats next on my list xx

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    1. I've heard amazing things about those books! ox

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  16. Loving the handwarmers, its colours are just lovely. The desk bunny is super awesome. The cover of The Perks of Being a Wallflower looks cool but I haven't read it yet. Was planning to but never got around to it!

    The Young Bridget Jones

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    1. It's a lovely, really quick read <3

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  17. Love the bunny necklace :) its so sweet :) also reminds me I need to buy some gloves :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  18. You sure love bunnies :P I'd love to try out
    that pillow mist thingy, hopefully it will take
    me the ultimate dreamland, haha..
    The chasing bunny necklace is cute! Xx

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  19. I love the neom mist & the Perks of Being a Wallflower. Still haven't made it to watch the film, but it's on my to do list still :) I'm always afraid of films ruining a book for me. But I shouldn't be - I mean, Emma Watson is in it, right? Have you seen the movie?

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    1. The movie is perfect, if you love the book you'll adore the movie! <3

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  20. I have the Kindle edition of Beedle the Bard but it's just not the same when my actual book collection is missing one! Going to have to invest in a real copy :) also the bunny necklace and paperclip holder are so cute! xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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    1. It's well worth the £5, such a sweet little book <3

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  21. When it gets into Autumn and Winter I live in hand warmers, best invention ever, hands down! (ahah)
    x

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  22. I love the bunny necklace it's so cute! :) gunna definatley check out the neom pillow mist, I love anything that is relaxing and will help me to get to sleep at night xxx

    www.ohsoaddictedtobeauty.blogspot.com

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  23. I watched Perks of being a wallflower the other day!
    Wish I'd read the book first though :)
    alicekatex ♥

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    1. Really recommend the book, there's a few extra bits in there that are very touching! xo

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  24. Your handwarmers are so sweet, I need a pair as my hands get so cold when I am working on my computer. These would be perfect!
    Your bunny necklace is super cute too xx
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  25. Those hand warmers are gorgeous, and I love the bunny necklace! The pillow spray sounds beautiful, too :)

    Jess xo

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  26. I love your desk bunny, too cute! And I wanna read Wallflower even more now after I saw the film FINALLY the other day and loved it so I imagine the book is even better xxx

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  27. i'd love it if you did do an in depth review of perks as it really is an amazing book and means a lot to me too :) and how cute is the desk bunny?! x

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  28. The rabbit necklace is so pretty! And the paperclip holder is really cute too!
    I've been meaning to read "the perks of being a wallflower" for ages! I really need to buy it! It looks like a good read!:)
    Rachelx

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  29. Your photos are gorgeous! I really want to try the pillow mist! Also I got Tales of Beadle The Bard while I was in London this year and I love it!
    xxx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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  30. Perks is so good! Definitely one of my favourite books (I'm not saying I read it because of Emma Watson, no way, where did you get that idea? ) and I'd love it if you did a 'personal' review of it! I think it's not only the story but also the memories that go with it that make a book special (no, I'm not thinking of Harry Potter here haha)

    xx Jenni

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    1. Hehe! Emma is fabulous in the film and Harry Potter is so special <3

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  31. I need to buy The Perks of Being A Wallflower, it's been on my to read list for ages now :)
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  32. Those gloves look coooosy! and I've heard some really good things about neom products and I think this would be a good idea for a christmas present as my little sister has so much difficulty getting to sleep at night :)

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  33. Absolutely LOVE the desk bunny!! :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  34. I keep meaning to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower! I need to pick up a copy soon!
    Catherine x | Brighton Girl

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  35. I'm seeing handwarmers pop up all over the place, maybe it's because I've learnt to crochet and lots of people seem to crochet them!? I have added The Perks of Being A Wallflower to my "to read" list xx

    Quite Frankly She Said - UK Lifestyle Blog

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  36. I love love love that bunny necklace! I do love the desk organizer as well, but the necklace is on top! :D You reminded me that I still need to read the perks of being a wallflower. I might do that after I finish the HP series. I did not read (anything other than university stuff) for a while :(

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    1. Aww, it's easy to get stuck in just uni stuff, I know that feeling! Really do recommend Perks <3

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  37. Those handwarmers look so so nice, and that bunny necklace is adorable
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. Oh my gosh that little bunny necklace is so adorable. Love it, it's so you! I love "Perks of Being a Wallflower" - I've probably read it about a dozen times and never get sick of it. It's a great read and I actually liked the movie too :)

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    1. Loved the movie too, it's cute <3

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  39. I absolutely adore the NEOM pillow mist too, it's such a beautiful scent which instantly makes me feel relaxed and at ease. xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  40. i feel the same about october... a very mixed feelings kind of month. yet how is it november already!?!?!? i'm looking forward to your blogmas hehe such a good idea. i did 12 days of christmas last year on my blog too (blogging everyday for 12 days till xmas) so i'll probably do it again! i love bunnies too and i can't get over your desk bunny. the green paper clips to make the carrot? g e n i u s !!!!! super super cute :) and i'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on the "perks" book, it definitely tugged at my heartstrings too and left me thinking about a lot of stuff

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. Ahh that's such a good idea, looking forward to that! It's one of those books I think everyone should read once <3

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  41. I feel the exact same about cold hands. I also like to hide them because I have really bad circulation so my hands go blue, and people actually ask me if I'm okay. I love them New Look hand warmers. I have a pair of their gloves from a few years ago that are mittens, but you can pull the top back for fingerless gloves. Perfect :)
    My favourite book of the past month has been quite a strange one, but it's called "the secret race". It's about one of Lance Armstrong's cycling team-mates Tyler Hamilton. I am a fan of cycling anyways, but it's just so well written that I think anyone could enjoy it.

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  42. Gloves so cute!
    Fede | www.thecutielicious.com

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  43. Hope November is by far a much better month for you sweet! <3 The Neom Mist sounds really lovely, I'm the same with thoughts whirring round my mind late at night- so frustrating! Your bunnies necklace is adorable!

    Sophie at soinspo

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  44. Really like this post. I was sitting in my local cafe and thought I'll have to get a copy of the Beedle Bard book. Sounds good. Yes Ocober was also a funny ole month for me too. Not so good. But sure November is here and its got off to a better start. I hope its a White Christmas too (Whyt will have to wear somthing bright so I can see him!) Love the Bunny neclkace xo

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  45. Those hand warmers look fab! I hate it when my hands are cold too! x

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