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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

A few of my favourite things...

The end of last month was a little crazy and I accidentally forgot to write my usual favourites posts! There are a few things that really stood out that I wanted to mention before I forgot again, so this will be a little bit of a mish-mash of lots of things! I do love a haphazard post, they're the most fun to write!
Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation - £13.49
A few years ago I was incredibly loyal to a few select products. In between then and now I've become a bit of a product-floozy, constantly flitting between different things and I can't say that I haven't had a lot of fun, but I think that I want to go back to having a few things that I completely adore rather than lots of things I think are okay.

The Lily Lolo foundation has been a favourite of mine for a long time. A couple of light layers buffed gently over my skin after applying a good moisturiser and a little bit of concealer is just perfect. Sometimes my skin is far too dry to use it alone but it works fabulously as a setting powder on those days, so it's a bit of a winning product all round.

Sleek Pout Polish in Bare Minimum* - £4.49
Right now I'm having a hate-hate relationship with all my brighter lip colours. Every time I try to wear one I look in the mirror and think that they look so ageing - I think this is partly because it's my birthday soon and I'm having a slight quarter-life-crisis!

This little pot came in last month's Glossybox* and I think it's pretty perfect. A little bit gives a barely-there amount of colour and if I keep adding a little more the colour seems to build up a little, which is nice. It's smooth, wonderfully glossy, and fairly hydrating. All for under £5 too!

Rimmel Lasting Finish Mono Blush in Santa Rose - £3.99
I wish that all blushes came in such dinky packaging, it's so cute and that's actually what attracted me to this range of blushes in the first place. I'm such a sucker for packaging, I think I'm an advertisers dream sometimes!

Santa Rose is one of those colours that just seems to work and I've found myself reaching for it on those days where I'm not sure what I want to wear, which appear to be getting more frequent as I get over - come back decision making skills! Giving a very natural, neutral rosy peach glow, this is a beautiful thing in a tiny little package.

Toni & Guy Deep Barrel Waver* - £34.99 & Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray* - £6.99
These two together are a bit of a dream team. When it comes to hair I'm pretty low maintenance, but in my books bigger means better. I used to backcomb my hair every single day and although I didn't find my hair was getting too damaged I figured that it's probably not the best to do all the time. I chopped off a good few inches to get rid of the scraggly ends and discovered the joy of texture.

My hair has a little bit of a natural wave to it, but it's fun to accentuate that a little more with a waving tool. I'm not neat with it at all, the messier the better! I haven't tried the Oribe texturising spray that has been getting a lot of hype recently, but I was gifted this beauty from Charles Worthington that I think is fairly similar and honestly, it was love at first spray. It adds a little bit of extra messiness as well as a little bit of hold too. It's definitely a winner!

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - £5.36
Last Saturday I picked up this book, a big mug of hot chocolate and retreated to my bed where I'd made a mini fort out of duvets and blankets. I was feeling a little sad that day and needed to escape. I barely moved until I'd read every single word and it was as wonderfully sweet as I'd hoped it would be!

Stay With Me by Sam Smith

Governor's Ball by Conor Oberst

Have you really loved a particular book, product, or song recently?


  1. Ooh I keep forgetting to buy Fangirl! I could've sworn it was in my last Amazon order but apparently not so. Thanks for the reminder Jennie ;) x

  2. I recently read Fangirl too! I think I love Eleanor and Park just a little bit more though, the characters were so awesome :) xxx

  3. Reading Fangirl in a little blanket fort with a hot chocolate sounds like absolute bliss, glad you liked the book! :D Also that barrel waver looks incredible! Need it in my life! Xx

  4. I've seen so many bloggers saying they like Fangirl, but I've never read it, I think I may just have too. Also the Rimmel Lasting Finish blush looks super pretty! Loved this post.


  5. I read Eleanor and Park, Fangirl and Attachments by Rainbow Rowell in 3 days. I wasn't feeling 100% and her books made me smile so much. How cute is Levi?? <3 x

  6. I'm on my way to work but now you've made me want to go and read in a blanket fort in bed! Sounds perfect <3

    Jess xo

  7. I really really want to read fangirl, everyone seems to love it!
    But first I promised I would read the 8 books I bought last month haha

  8. That sleek pout polish looks fabulous :)

  9. I LOVE the Santa Rose blush too, it's so pretty & natural, yet adds the right amount of colour every time :)

    Sam xx

  10. Might need to pick up that book too. I was in Waterstones today but got another John Green *sigh* lol. I really need something soppy & romantic though to cheer me up! x

    Tereza // Cityscape Bliss: March favourites

  11. I've got to get my hands on one of those pout polishes, they sound lovely :) xx

  12. Great favourites lovely!

  13. i use the rimmel blush and it has become one of my favourites, the packaging is what attracted me to it as well haha xx

  14. I really want to try some mineral foundation, particularly for the warmer months and I hope it will suit my combination skin so I will definitely look into this one! x

  15. i love that CW spray! so much volume. i need to pick up both that book and the other one you've mentioned before by the same author - i have such a long list of to-read books! I think you would love The Rosie Project, I recently finished it and loved it. x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

  16. Santa Rose is such a lovely colour for the cheeks. I keep meaning to pick up another but I'm trying not to buy any more make up for a while. The Lily Lolo Foundation sounds really nice :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  17. Santa Rose looks so beautiful xx

  18. I love this blusher, it looks soooo lovely!

  19. I love James Arthur's new song 'Get down', not usually my type of music I must admit but I can't get it out of my head at the moment! <3

    Sophie xo

  20. I still need to try that tinted lip balm, it's such a yummy shade! I like more natural colours in Spring. :)

    Tara x

  21. I'd not even seen most of the products you've talked about in this post. That lip balm looks so good though, exactly what I like and need after running out of my MAC lipconditioner.

    Happy Friday!!

    Amelia @ Ducklingtoswan.com!

  22. That barrel waver needs to be mine! Looks faaab - I want one!

    Also, DEAN KOONTZ! Definitely need to make more time for books :(

    Sarah xx
    Friday is Forever Blog

  23. I've been eyeing up the same lily lolo foundation for a while! I love a good mineral foundation :) Lovely post.

    Rachel | AMomentInTime.

  24. I just brought the book fangirl it suited me perfectly, can't wait to read it if you liked it! :) <3


  25. That lip balm and blusher look perfect - such pretty, feminine shades! I've been looking for a new blusher, so I'm tempted to add this to my shopping list...


    p.s. I'll also definitely need to look up Fangirl - as if I need to buy any more books!

  26. Oh, how much I love Fangirl. It's one of the books I relate a lot with and couldn't stop reading it.
    Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/

  27. I've got fangirl waiting to be read on my kindle, and after reading this I cant wait! x

    lillies and lipbalm


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