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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

A Few Favourites | Weekly Edition #7

This week I'm making it my official mission to catch up on my bloglovin' subscription feed. I feel like I say this a lot but I think it's something that comes with subscribing to so many incredible blogs. I wish there were more hours in the day. I try to read every post but I wish I could leave a comment every time too, just to say I was there and I liked it. I hope the pageview is enough though, you know? Interaction means so much more than a number so I try my best, because it's the little things that really add up and make a difference.

Anyway, here are just a couple of my favourite things from the last week or so...
B by Sarah Kay 
If ever I'm having a bad day & I have a spare few minutes I watch Sarah Kay perform her poem 'B'. It never fails to put a smile on my face. The optimism and beauty within Sarah's words is so inspiring. It's become my happy poem and for that reason I wanted to have the little book on my shelf, you know, just in case. On particularly bad days I have been known to carry it around with me. Its presence is enough to warm my heart. I suppose that sounds a little silly but I'm telling you, the power of books is incredible!

Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Candle*
Generally I would say that candles don't tend to have a huge effect on my mood, but there's something special about this one. Whenever I light it I feel like I've stepped into my own little private bubble of peace and firmly locked the door behind me. Please ignore the uneven burn - that's the result of my slightly sloping cottage floor and not the fault of the candle!

The Inner Strength range was created by the Aromatherapy Associates Co-founder Geraldine Howard as she was undergoing treatment for cancer and needed something to help maintain a positive frame of mind. If you're looking for a little treat for yourself or perhaps a gift for someone, I think this candle would be so perfect & 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Defence Against Cancer.

Essie 'A Cut Above' Nail Polish*
Glitter polishes are my favourite for a couple of reasons - because they don't chip as easily on my nails as most regular polishes do & because if they do chip, it's easy to slap some on to cover the chip without having to repaint the whole nail. Yep. I'm lazy! I've been enjoying this one in particular because, well, look at it... it's amazingly sparkly!

Is there anything that you have been especially loving recently? 

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  1. Lovely post :) Really like that Essie polish! So very sparkly.

    Ioanna | www.hearting.co.uk

  2. I love the sound of that candle and the polish is so sparkly. :)

    Tara x

  3. I have to watch that performance - and that book look stunning, adding it onto my wishlist immediately! in love with that nail polish too, i love glitter but i just wish it wasn't such a pain to get off! x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

  4. That candle sounds like just what I need right now and that essie polish looks really pretty :) xx

  5. I hadn't heard of that book or her performance of it but that book is a thing of beauty in itself. Also, I really do love the AA products- the scents do always just seem to hit it just right. I use their bath oils and oh they are so lovely
    Chambray & Curls /

  6. Wow! The Essie polish is right up my street! So pretty!


  7. I really want an Aromatherapy Associates candle! I love how they're created to help your mood and it's so good that 10% goes to charity :)
    alicekatex ♥

  8. I love the sparkly nail polish - i bet it'll be perfect for an xmas work doo too. I totally agree, it chips much less than normal polish and has anyone noticed that it's harder to take off too using ordinary remover?


  9. I really need to check out 'B' it sounds lovely :) your cottage sounds so cute too, I love sloping floors and ceilings! Maybe it's not so great for the candle though aha :)
    emmerliejay x

  10. 'B' is literally my favourite poem ever (my favourite line is "there's nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away.". I just find that incredibly beautiful... ) I didn't know you could get it in book form! Definitely off to purchase it now:D

    Alannah //Kissing Winter

  11. I've never actually heard of B before, I love that you sometimes carry the book around! Love this post, sometimes the little things are the best way to cheer us up :)

  12. I really love the sound of the poem Jennie, will need to check it out. Thanks for sharing. Love the sparkles of the nail polish too. I am such a magpie! Lianne xx

  13. That Essie polish looks amazing. Wish it was available in our stores :)

  14. Do you ever get the feeling when your bloglovin feed reaches over a hundred and you sort of ignore it so you don't get too overwhelmed? I always end up neglecting my feed by accident, despite my love for scrolling through different posts with a cuppa. That sounds like a pretty impressive candle, I need to stock up my collection for the cold days!

  15. That Poem B is lovely! I definitely will be bookmarking that.

    Em | Hmm maybe...

  16. Essie polishes are my favourite but recently Ive really been loving Maybelline's Mauve Kiss!

  17. I try not to neglect my bloglovin feed either- but now I'm back at uni this seems to mean picking out anything that interests me and marking the rest as read. I expect I'm missing out on a lot which is such a shame. Also that candle looks lovely!
    Jennifer xx

  18. That Essie polish looks like fun and dare I say perfect for christmas!


  19. I love that nail polish. Sparkles just make me so happy!
    Beth x

  20. Hi Jennie, I really enjoy reading your posts and your blog is very inspiring. I've never heard of B before.


  21. I've bookmarked that Sarah Kay talk for when I'm feeling down! The book of 'B' looks beautiful, too. I've been really into candles these last few days too, as the evenings start to draw in and get darker - especially in the bath :) And that nail varnish is making me excited for the festive season (shhh) !

    Tamsin @ A Certain Adventure xx

  22. Love these little things :)


  23. Keeping up with blogs can be so tough! I'm having real trouble right now! Love that nail polish, so pretty and so you I think! x

    Josie’s Journal

  24. I know what you mean in regards to keeping up with that Bloglovin feed, it can be mighty at times!
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  25. I find keeping up with blogs really time consuming too and hard to fit into life sometimes (But worth it!)- as well as posting on my own blog! That poem book looks so pretty!
    Daniella x


  26. That Essie polish looks stunning!! <3

    Jess xo

  27. That Essie polish looks amazing and so pretty! I always have bad luck with Essie polishes though so I've given up buying them.

    Ally :)



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