Sunday, 18 December 2016

Visiting London

Earlier this week I went to London for a few days to visit the Harry Potter Studios and see some other sights. I had been wanting to go to the Harry Potter Studios for ages and what better time to go than when all of the Christmas props are out! Whilst in London, I also visited the Sky Garden, which gave incredible views of London - it's free entry and I would recommend doing this if you ever get the chance. Borough Market had a massive selection of food (it took about 20 minutes to decide what to eat!) and I tried a Curly Whirly from Konditor & Cook, which is my new favourite thing and I'm definitely going to try baking this myself. On my final evening I went to Covent Garden to have a look round some of the shops and see the pretty Christmas decorations. This post is going to be quite photo-heavy as I have loads of photos that I want to share with you! Are you visiting London over Christmas?

Sunday, 4 December 2016

November Favourites

I haven't been using very many new products this month so this is going to be quite a short post. Also, I'm undecided as to whether I'm going to carry on with the monthly favourites posts next year - I'm considering doing seasonal favourites posts instead. What would you prefer?

This is the first year I've bought myself a beauty advent calendar and I'm so pleased with the Ciate Mini Mani Month one. The calendar contains 18 mini nail polishes, 1 full size nail polish, 1 nail file, 2 nail toppers, and 2 treatments. Each box which the nail polishes come in has a quote or tip wrote on the back. Overall, I think this advent calendar was great value for money and all of the nail polishes are so pretty.

Next up I've been loving the Elegant Touch Rapid Dry. This has been a saviour when I'm in a rush and don't have enough time to wait around for my nails to dry. I was slightly apprehensive before I first used it because surely it can't dry my nails in 60 seconds!? The spray really does work though and, although your nails aren't completely dry, they're dry enough so you don't have to worry about smudging the polish.

My friend bought me a gorgeous pack of earrings from Accessorize a while ago and I've been wearing them non-stop this month. I never wear big earrings and these little ones are perfect for wearing everyday - they're also comfortable to sleep in. Due to the earrings being sterling silver they don't leave marks on my ears, unlike some cheaper earrings.

Finally, I got the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I had been wanting this for ages after receiving a tester of it a few months ago. I apply a few drops of this after I've moisturised every night. A small amount goes a long way so this bottle is going to last me a while. The oil makes my skin feel a lot softer and more moisturised when I wake up, as well as more radiant. I'll definitely be repurchasing this whenever it runs out.

I hope you've enjoyed reading what my favourites have been this month. What have you been loving during November?