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Monday, 4 August 2014

A Few Favourites | Weekly Edition #4

Mark starts his new job today, in fact as I type he'll probably just be arriving and I'm experiencing a severe case of second-hand nerves on his behalf. On the plus side he's not nervous at all, so I feel like I'm helping out in some strange way. To take my mind off it I'm here to talk about some of my favourite things from the past week!

Superdrug Chocolate Orange Self-Heating Mask | 99p
One of these was included in a parcel of sleepover goodies I received a couple of weeks ago and I loved it so I had to buy another one, which I'm saving for one of those days when I just need to relax. There's nothing out-of-this-world amazing about it and it doesn't make any fancy claims. It's just nice, you know?

Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturiser | £23
This is my second jar of this and to be honest the main reason I repurchased it is because of the gorgeous orangey scent, which really is a little bit ridiculous. I do also like how light it feels and how hydrating it still is despite its light texture. It's pretty perfect for the warmer months and although I'm not sure I'll buy it again once I've used up this jar, my reasons for spending are sometimes quite ridiculous so who knows - maybe I won't be able to resist the scent again! 

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Redhead
The only reason this is anywhere close to being finished is because on the day I bought it, I dropped it & it completely smashed. I was so annoyed that I put it in a drawer and barely touched it until a week or so ago. It's a really beautiful bronze-pink-neutral colour that I can only really get away with wearing in the warmer months so I'd better make the most of it while I can.

Sleek Pout Polish in Bare Minimum* | £4.49
This was in a Glossybox* a little while back and I had forgotten how much I really liked it, until last week when I rediscovered it. I'm still really into neutral make up looks and this gives me the kind of lip colour I really love. It's nude but without being too light or too pigmented. It's also really smooth and a little glossy. Pretty much everything I want in a lip product although I'm not overly fond of the scent/taste - it's a little too artificial, but that doesn't stop me applying copious amounts to my lips several time a day so I can't hate it that much!

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got trapped in an Ikea Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas* | £12.99
A fast paced & slightly silly novel that tells the tale of a Fakir who finds himself trapped in an Ikea wardrobe. It has a slightly more serious heart that is just thought-provoking enough for it not to be simply a summertime, forgettable read. An unlikely hero, even more unlikely events, and a lot of smiles. We really do just want to live the best life we possibly can and this book was a nice reminder of that. It was published last week in the UK and if you're looking for something quick & that will make you smile, I recommend having a look into the Ikea Fakir.

Is there anything you have particularly loved over the past week? 


Now playing: Adele - Make You Feel My Love


  1. I love the colour of that book! It looks so so good. And that MAC skinfinish looks gorgeous, such a nice colour!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  2. Chocolate orange face mask? Yes please! Although I'd be tempted to eat it! xxx

  3. The sleek pout paste looks amazing, it's such a pretty nude.


  4. I've always loved the sound of that Origins Moisturiser! I think I need to pop it on my to-buy list.
    Jade x

  5. Lovely photos! MAC redhead is so pretty

    Laura | Laurzrah xx

  6. Oh god that book sounds adorable! I'm a sucker for things that are light and silly on the outside but have quite an intelligent, thought provoking center. Also really looking forward to seeing what The Book Journal's going to be!

    Bella . BELLAETC

  7. Really want to try that Origins moisturiser! Sounds like a good read! x


  8. Lovely picks! The Sleek lip colour is such a pretty shade, and I love the cover of that book (I'm always judging books by their covers!) x

  9. Great selection of things! Never heard of that book before! x

    Cup of Loveliness

  10. Great pics...I really want to try out a Sleek product- the lip one looks good! x

  11. That book is definitely next on my list!


  12. I've been using the Origins moisturiser during summer too, the scent is so lovely! x


  13. That face mask sounds good enough to eat!

  14. That book is giving me the same vibe as The Hundred-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window! I'm going to be picking it up real soon now!

  15. I really want to try that Origins moisturiser- I have quite oily skin so it may be good for me due to it not being too heavy and rich- I may have to splurge soon!

    - Grace's Beauty Space xx

  16. Great picks! I really want to try out that Origins moisturiser x

    Telina | Love, Telina

  17. You always pick the best books! I've been so busy lately that I've been bad at commenting but loving your blog just as much as ever <3 and excited to see the new one you've been working on! xx

  18. this chocolate mask intrigued me!
    i wish we had such lovely products in poland!

  19. I love the GinZing range! the smell is divine.


  20. The GinZing range smells amazing! I had a either a sample eye cream or moisturizer from them before, but unfortunately it broke me out - and it's the only product to break me out so far ;(

    I hope Mark had a good first day today!

    xx becky // star-violet

  21. I'm definitely intrigued by what I've heard about that book so far, I'll have to pick it up sometime!
    I hope Mark's new job is going well too! :) x

  22. Yaaay someone else who loves Pout Polishes. I have about five stacked up in my makeup box.
    Stunningly Inept

  23. I want this mask so bad! Two of my favourite products in one! xx
    Marina / marinasirmais

  24. Ahh best of luck to Mark, hope his first day went well! :)

    What a gorgeous selection of products! I'm a massive fan of Superdrug face masks, I always find them so invigorating and worthwhile. The chocolate orange just sounds like heaven on earth ;) The Sleek Pout Polish looks so professional, and I love the look of the glossy, creamy texture. The book you've picked sounds wonderful, I'm loving the premise already! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  25. I keep saying I want to try Origins skincare but never do, I love moisturisers so should really give something like this a whirl, first!

    Tara x

  26. I love your favourites from last week! A simple chocolate orange face mask sounds heavenly, the Origins moisturiser sounds fab (I was addicted to the Make A Difference moisturisers for ages!) and the book sounds like a lovely light read. Great title too!

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

  27. The chocolate orange face mask sounds incredible! I still haven't tried the Origins moisturiser, reallyy need to - it sounds so lovely!

    Jess xo


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