Mid Month Favourites: November 2014

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It’s just about gone the middle of the month, so it’s time for another mid month favourites post. Quite a mixture today featuring beauty, fashion, hair, music and tv!

NOVEMBER MID MONTH FAVOURITES…

 

BEAUTY!

clinique three stepessie berry naughty

Clinique 3 Step Skincare: I mentioned this at length in my Shout Out To Clinique post, but it is truly the best addition my skincare regime has had in a really long time and it would be careless to leave it out of a favourites post. I’m completely obsessed, particularly with the liquid exfoliator and on the whole this combination of products have made my skin tone more even and cleared away all signs of imperfections.

Essie Nail Polish in Berry NaughtyThis is actually my first ever Essie polish. I know, shock, horror! I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily the formula that I like (even with my favourite top coat it’s incredibly prone to chipping), but I am completely in love with this colour for autumn/winter. I haven’t taken it off my nails in a good couple of weeks now, it’s so beautifully seasonal and has definitely been a firm favourite.

HAIR AND FASHION!

mend your hair umberto gianiniriver island loafers

Umberto Gianini Mend My HairI am currently using both the 5 In 1 Oil and the Damage Repair Conditioner. Both of these products are A-MAZING. Generally I suffer with dry, knotty hair because it’s incredibly thick and because I bleach it. Generally the best solution for this is changing up my products and I’ve just found the killer combination. The condition makes my hair feel like it did before I ever dyed it, so soft and beautiful, looking really healthy and shiny. The oil helps to tame the knots, making brushing it so much easier and helping keep its condition. I have seen a marked improvement since I’ve been using these products and I completely adore them. What’s more, they smell so incredible, but are also very unique. I’d describe the scent as a little masculine and spicy but incredibly autumnal, they make me feel cosy.

River Island Loafers: I wear these all the time, I really need to buy another pair of shoes. I can’t help it! They’re comfy (which is rare for me because I have wide feet and almost every pair of shoes I’ve ever owned hurts it one way or another), they go with everything and they make my feet look small (which is something I’ve always had hang ups about; being a size 7 lots of shoes can look completely oversized and ridiculous). I’m obsessed and I’m considering buying another pair before they stop selling them.

TV AND MUSIC!

blank space taylor swiftthe newsroomlike I can sam smith

I wasn’t sure whether to put Taylor Swift as a music favourite or just a plain old fashioned human favourite. First of all if you haven’t seen the music video for Blank Space you really ought to do that right away. It’s flawless, she’s flawless and the song is stupidly catchy. I can’t stop listening to it, it’s such a feel good song. I haven’t bought her album yet but I’m hoping I’ll get it for Christmas and I’m pretty sure I’ll be obsessed with that as well. What I love about Taylor is that she’s completely beautiful and stylish but she’s so self aware. This song really showcases that. She’s made the most of what she’s got and how the media present her and you know what, good for her.

My other music favourite was mentioned in my last favourites post, but it’s a different song this time. Sam Smith’s Like I CanI do not exaggerate when I say that I have had these two songs on repeat for far far far too long. I don’t know if I love Sam Smith yet, not the way I love TSwift, but I definitely love this song. It’s so simple and beautiful, the style of music he’s bringing out at the moment is so up my alley and you I love a good old fashioned sentiment song what can I say? Have a listen, you won’t regret it.

Finally for this months favourite is The NewsroomBit late to the bandwagon, as I am with almost all TV shows, but I’ve really been enjoying this recently. It was created by Aaron Sorkin, the creator of my all time favourite TV show The West Wing, and that is mostly why I began watching it. While it’s not as good (I honestly don’t think anything ever will be), it is brilliant in its own right. It’s smart and topical, the characters are interesting and diverse and in parts it is genuinely funny (and I don’t say that very often).

And that’s all she wrote. Hope you’re having a lovely November!

xx

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11 thoughts on “Mid Month Favourites: November 2014

  1. Mire says:

    We absolutely love Taylor FOREVER and we love Sam Smith! He’s got such beautiful, amazing songs

    xx

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  2. rkgummer says:

    I have heard the Clinque skin care program is amazing! A friend of mine started using it and absolutely loved it. Thanks for sharing ❤

    http://www.skinnybelle.com/

  3. Jenny says:

    Ohhh I think I need to try out the Mend My Hair. I try my best to keep my hair healthy, but this could definitely help. I haven’t colored my hair in 3 years and I used as little heat as possible, try to put a few days between hair washes, basically do all the things an expert would tell you- yet my hair is so dry and breaks easily. I don’t get it!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

    • I feel you. I have times when my hair is so brittle and horrible like a pile of hay on my head. This has really helped recently but for the most part I find any good oil and changing up my conditioner quite frequently to be the best cure. xx

  4. Clinqiue is definitely one of those brands that may not be that glamorous but they have a few products that are definitely tried and true – love the Stay Matter Foundation and Emergency Acne Gel-Lotion, both HG’s. 🙂

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  5. What a fun post to read! Essie nail polishes tend to chip on me, too, so when I buy one, it’s for the shade, not longevity. Lol.
    ChicAndAlluring.com

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