Apologies for a bit of a delay with this post as I usually do monthly favourites promptly for the next day, but I've been off school ill for most of the week (great start to the month..!) and usually I like to stick to deadlines, so with the deadline already gone I was getting a bit sloppy. However, I then decided I might as well do it this morning! Apologies for a lack of beauty things here, I've mostly been sticking to my usuals as I haven't purchased an awful lot this month. So, here we go:
So first up are these two clothing-related items! I posted a couple of weeks ago about my New Look haul that I ended up doing while in my hometown Watford for my dad's 40th, and these were the two items that I've really been loving and just generally making the most out of this month! So, on the left is the Heritage Check Blazer which had the price tag of £34.99 and I've absolutely been loving it, very handy as it's beginning to get colder during the Autumnal period. On the right are the pastel blue pumps which were considerably cheaper at £7.99. I'm a sucker for pastel colours and they're so comfortable, also!
Next up I thought I'd do a bit of a section of my favourite Most Marvellous purchases/generally retro things. On the left there is a Tomato Soup mug that I found in a charity shop and it looks so unique and bright amongst the other clutter on my desk! I've been using it to store my favourite nail polishes/other small items like my Benefit They're Real eyeliner. So yes I'm loving that! Next to that is the rather vintage packaging from Soap & Glory! This is the Drama Clean 5 in 1 Micellar Cleansing Water which I picked up for £6.00 in Boots. After seeing bloggers raving about cleansing water I decided to try it out for myself and it worked like a charm - not only removing my make-up but excess dirt in the skin too, great stuff with uber cute packaging. Lastly there on the right is the candle I purchased at local retro/generally cute stuff shop Most Marvellous. It's a Hot Chocolate scented Charming candle that was also £6.00 and looks so lovely on my desk.
So this is the more haircare stuff! As a girl who dries and straightens her hair regularly due to having naturally curly/frizzy hair, a heat protection product is obviously a must. However, I usually use a spray, but this month I've been using this instead, which doubles up as a serum. It's the Vo5 heat protect serum which promises to create shine and control frizz, as well as of course protecting hair which is essential. Apparently Vo5 is also the U.K's number 1 Styling Brand so that's a bonus! This is the 50ml version which is £4.19 from Boots and I'd highly recommend! Also on the right there is a hair doughnut which I've experimented with a bit this month after loving the way Linda from Eastenders does her hair, so you wrap your hair around it and it produces a doughnut shape. A couple of clips later to hold it in place, and it actually worked! You can get them dead cheap, I think it was only £1.
Next here is a new necklace I decided to purchase from Most Marvellous for £5.00! I absolutely love the design of the necklace what with the bronze chain and circle with the glass dome around the image of a purple/blue pattern. There was a selection of others with quite flowery ones (a bit TOO granny even for me!!) and really random ones like Captain Africa (Yep, not America) and this was my favourite so now I have another necklace to add to my rather small collection.
Last up is the entertainment I've been loving this month! First up was the sublime three-part drama series called 'Cilla' that was on ITV. It re-created the first couple of years of Cilla Black's career taking off, with Sheridan Smith OWNING the title role. Her rendition of 'Anyone Who Had a Heart' is stellar, even better than the original - I've played it so many times! I'm gutted that it's already over (finished on Monday) but luckily ITV are bringing it out on DVD so I'll definitely be getting that! In the picture next to that is the book 'John Paul, George, Ringo & me - the Real Beatles story' that a music teacher at school has let me borrow after knowing how much I love them. It's not like every other book about them though, it's written by Tony Barrow who was their PR man up until 1968, so he saw all the action in the early days and I'm hooked so far - he's a brilliant writer. There on the right is the F.R.I.E.N.D.S season 1 DVD which I've been watching a lot this month - it was particularly welcomed while I was ill! They all look so much younger and were such different characters in the beginning, although still loveable and packed with top-quality humour since day 1.
So that's it for this month, I hope you guys enjoyed my favourites! Feel free to comment your own below and I'll happily check them out.