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Monday, 21 July 2014

A Few Favourites | Weekly Edition #2

I've been house & puppy sitting this week. I say puppy. He's about the same size as a small pony and probably has enough energy throughout the day to power the whole village for an entire year. It has also been incredibly humid, I almost feel like I'm sitting in a hot bath all day. I'm certainly not complaining though, the warmth feels like a much needed treat and the pup is a bundle of fun.

But needless to say, make up has been minimal even though my skin could definitely use some of that concealer I've been neglecting. It may be time to switch up my skincare a little, I'm thinking of trying a few things from The Body Shop's Aloe Vera range but I'm not sure yet. Anyway, on to my favourite things from this week...

Faith In Nature Aloe Vera Shampoo* & Faith In Nature Aloe Vera Conditioner*
I had been thinking about trying a more natural shampoo & conditioner after I counted over 30 ingredients in the ones I was using, but I'm by no means completely clued up on which are good and which to try and avoid. But I certainly wasn't convinced that using something with so many ingredients, most of which I couldn't pronounce, could be a good thing. A small twist of fate meant that an email from Organicopia was sitting in my inbox the next morning asking if I'd like to try anything from the website. I like to think of this as one of those 'meant to be' moments.

Anyway, this is going to sound borderline crazy but my head just feels so much better! The shampoo lathers really nicely and it doesn't leave my hair feeling stripped and tangled. The conditioner is also pretty nice and gives my oily, fine hair just enough moisture without weighing it down. I'm really impressed and I think I'd like to give the seaweed shampoo & conditioner a try after I've finished these.

Burt's Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion
Ohh this is so lovely. A really delicate scent, a hydrating but non-greasy formula and it makes my skin feel beyond soft. I don't think I'm totally sold on the ingredients so I'm not sure I'd purchase the full size & it's a little expensive BUT I have been really enjoying this little travel sized tube over the last few days.

L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes mascara*
This came along at the perfect time. I had just cleared out my mascara drawer and then this beauty was nestled inside my June Glossybox*. I never really buy mascaras that cost more than £6 because, well, I'm a bit cheap these days so this has been a little bit of a treat.

I love this mascara. They're a decent stopper in there so there's never too much product on the wand and the shape makes it so easy to get in and grab those pesky tiny lashes towards the inner corners of my eyes. A good squeeze of my lash curlers & two coats gives me instant fluttery lashes. It has a pretty strong scent to it which I'm not crazy about, but other than that it's pretty lovely.

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 03 
Yep. Still completely head over heels for these. There's just something about them that's so nice. They're sheer but this shade mutes the colour of my lips just enough, the formula is smooth and they taste like caramel. In fact the only thing I don't like so much is the price, but I think if I were only allowed to own one lip product it would be one of these. Or a Dior gloss. So it's kind of a good job I don't have to choose because I'm a terrible, terrible decision maker.
Prufrock and Other Observations by T. S. Eliot
This little, unsuspecting book comprised of a mere 48 pages is part of my next literature module at University. Contained within those 48 pages however is sheer brilliance. I'm not very well read when it comes to poetry so I tend to go with my instincts; a collection will either instantly captivate me or it won't. And this one did. Hugely.

Is there anything that has particularly stood out to you this week? 


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  1. Gosh, I'm pretty cheap when it comes to buying mascaras! £5 is usually my limit. They always seem like much of a muchness to me! It feels like it's going to be super humid today too! xxx

  2. Still have yet to try the Lip Perfector, but I always hear such good things!

    Sam xo sjmcdf

  3. I am obsessed with T.S. Eliot after studying him in my literature units. I highly recommend Sylvia Plath as well, the same eeriness of Eliot can be found in her works as well!


  4. The Faith in Nature products sound lovely! I may have to check out their website. Puppy sitting sounds like so much fun :) xx


  5. I love those Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors! So desperate to get one as they look/sound/feel right up my street! T xx

  6. Ooooh the Aloe Vera Shampoo & Conditioner sounds interesting. Likewise I keep trying more natural ingredients in my hair in the hope it might help it grow haha :o) xx

  7. STILL haven't tried the natural lip perfector! Must get on that. The Burt's Bee's lotion smells incredible, leaves your skin so supple too. Also, to agree with nueyork, if you enjoy Eliot and haven't read Plath, absolutely recommend :)

    PS - Thanks for the follow!
    Zoe xx

  8. I love that Burts Bee's body lotion, mainly because it's one of the only things that doesn't brake me out in a rash.
    Thanks for sharing your weekly faves, really tempted to pick up that mascara & that T. S. Eliot collection.

    Jeanette x
    Curious Minded Girl

    1. It's such a wonderful little collection <3 x

  9. If I ever finally get around to picking up a Clarins Natural Lip Perfector it will be solely because of you xx

  10. I love the Burt's Bees body lotions! Mine has just ran out so I need to buy a new one, STAT!

    Tara x

  11. Lovely products! I've been looking for a new mascara and this one looks quite amazing! x

    Love, Sara Wallflower

  12. I love a bit of T. S. Eliot! It would seem you're really interested in Modernist writers so I'd search for Modernist poets and go from there - W. B. Yeats etc!

  13. Puppy-sitting sounds like so much fun! :) and love the look of the Burts Bees Body Lotion!

    Sam xx

  14. I used to shell out $20 for Urban Decay's Supercurling mascara, but found out later that the Maybelline Falsies (~$7!!) ones are even better. My sister loves the Million Lashes mascara too :)

    xx becky // star-violet

  15. Have used burts bees products in the past from the lip care range, really love the lip balms but they are quite expensive as you said!

  16. I think your blog was the first one talking so much about Clarins lip perfectors :D I love mine too!
    Sara | Passing Fancy

  17. The shampoo & conditioner sound beautiful, definitely looking into those :) Lovely picks, Jennie!

    Jess xo

  18. One of my favourite books also. XX


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