My September Favourites

25 Sept 2017

I'm wearing jumpers, craving hot drinks, it's cold and raining every bloody day which means one thing; autumn is here! September has to be one of my favourite months because it highlights my favourite season, its usually still quite warm, but you get early sunsets, the wind starts to creep in and I just always have such a nostalgic feeling as I dig out my coats and take a walk through the little village I live in. It's a huge change from being in the city, I used to love this time of year living in York just because it was so beautiful, but the country side has it's own sort of pretty. Sadly this year September isn't giving me any of those moments I love, it's sad and grey, raining and there isn't one little bit of warmth left so hi skipping the season I love and going straight to winter. I'm hoping once the leaves start to properly fall in the parks I'll feel more hyped for Autumn (trust me to get excited over a season) but for now I'll just have to get excited over the things I've loved instead this month!

My boyfriend and I decided to book a holiday, so this month I definitely had to put a cork in spending money. I'm going to have to be very careful with my money because now it saving time, so hopefully my monthly favourites are too basic or boring because I'm only going to be able to treat myself very rarely till we go away next year. Luckily for my bank account I've not been paid yet from my new job, so I've had little money to spend this month anyway, most of the things that I loved this month actually being sent to me by brands to review! Or I've hunted them on Ebay for a cheap answer to wanting new clothing.

Beauty bits & hair accessories 

I think every month I always find new things I love that come under the beauty category, and this time I have cosmetics, skincare and some hair accessories! I absolutely love working with new brands and this month I've had the joy to share with you guys products I've had the opportunity to review! As someone who's tattooed I'm always on the search for new products to not only protect my skin but also to maintain my tattoos, so when Eco Cosmetics sent me their 'for tattoo lovers' I fell in love because their product really does work. My skin feels amazing seconds after, like it's refreshed with a cool sensation. My skin feels moisturised, so their range definitely made my favourites list and I've been using their moisturiser every single day now that we've entered the dry skin months. 

I also worked with Koko Couture again! The brand we're kind enough to send me more wings to experiment with for Halloween, but seeing as I'm planning my blogtober I've been putting together the looks this month. My favourite wig is by far the white party wig, I feel like the mother of dragons herself.

My Boyfriend went away on holiday and despite leaving me for an entire week (sad) he did bring me home a present which was a Channel lipstick! I've never really owned high end brands apart from Marc Jacobs, so I was beyond ecstatic and the lipstick definitely does not disappoint. It's so creamy, I went for a rosy nude colour and I think it suits me. One thing I will say is it comes off so easily when drinking or eating, but for the colour and quality I definitely don't mind re applying after a meal. The lipstick itself as CHANNEL imprinted into it which is so cool.

Smile Brilliant sent me a teeth whiting kit and it definitely has changed my life. I apply it every night before bed and my teeth have improved within just two weeks of using it! Now that I've followed the two week course I now do it every odd night to keep my teeth white, but I love how simple and easy it is just to do it from home. I don't know why I hadn't considered whiting my teeth before!

Despite how the platform is really going down the drain with all the new qualities we don't like as a mass (I'm talking about you Algorithm) but I'm still on Instagram pretty much every hour of the day. I do a lot with it, whether it's frequent stories, uploading for my store or just a cheeky selfie and I've been LOVING some accounts lately which are both new and old faithfuls of mine. I love going on the popular page to just check what people are up to, what lovely people are sharing and whilst I could go on and on about all the accounts I love at the moment, here are six I am always checking up on. 

@makealatte ~ @megzmoz ~ @maria.nicol ~ @vanessa_zull ~ @_wildfern ~ @taryndraws ~ @deaddsouls ~ @wonderful_u ~ @humayrah_bint_altaf

I have my daily check of all my favourite blogs but my favourite thing to do with a cup of tea on a Sunday is find myself some new blogs to read! I love to get gripped in with blog posts I relate to but also find super interesting, anything about blogging has me reading so of course I have a bunch of new blogs I've started to follow lately! I could do this as a weekly thing but I'll just keep it short with just a few of the new blogs I've been reading this month :

The Kitty Luxevelvet spring
Held Together By Pins

Fashion ~ clothing

Ok so I've become obsessed with little smock dresses. I love the cut and fit on my body how over sized a smock dress looks on me, so of course I went completely wild and bought a bunch of dresses when the weathers getting cold. My logic just wasn't there when I made these purchases. I bought a number of different styles, including the popular gingham dress from Primark which I'm ok with buying despite everyone else already having it. Sometimes my brain does this thing where it tells me not to share something on my blog that everyone already has because it's boring, but I have to shush my anxiety so I bought it and I'm so happy I did. I love the fit with it's frilled sleeves! 
I bought a pink very over sized smock dress from Asos which definitely is for dressing up, I haven't yet found a way to dress it down, but I loved wearing it for a family do. It makes me feel so feminine and I definitely would wear it out for drinks, the low V-neck not really being my choice of neckline, but it definitely makes me feel more dressed up with such little effort.

I posted a story on my Instagram of my be loved Red jumper with a cut out heart in the middle and everyone loved it! It's surprisingly from H&M last year, even though it definitely looks like it could be from a brand like Lazy Oaf. Bright colours have never been my style but I love the fit and quality of this jumper. I love wearing red with my black hair and it's just a pay off item that I think really suits me.

So many other things have happened this month, I started a new job, booked a holiday and I'M GETTING FRIGGING MARRIED. Joel proposed and I'm so excited to finally share this just willy nilly because I get to spend the rest of my life with my bestfriend. I probably will be doing a post showing the ring, a little story on how it came to be but I also did mention a lot of things in my life updates post so I'll leave that link here so you can see what more I got up to in September. It's been a good month, colder than I like because September for me is a subtle transition with my wardrobe (oh no not this year) but it's definitely shaping up to be a fantastic season.

What are your favourite things this month?
Until next time guys,

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