29 September 2015

September Favourites

Hello to all you lovely people who have stuck by my blog over these past couple of months. It's been a whirlwind and blogging has most definitely been put on a back-burner. I've had a day off today, they are very few and far between at the moment, so I've had a 'sort my life out' day. 
Which also means I've managed to take some blog pictures! I can't remember the last time I picked my camera up to take blog pictures. I really enjoyed snapping away again so here's to more regular picture taking and blog posting!

I've not really had many new favourites the past couple of months, mainly because I haven't had the time to shop for or try any new products. It's been a case of using the same old trusty products or whatever is in easy reach!

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré
 Now this has been on my list to buy for a fair few months. I finally got my hands on it at IMATS in the summer as I'm a scrounge and refused to pay full price knowing I could get a discount! I absolutely love this moisturiser as it is so hydrating and leaves my skin silky soft. A definite must have in both my personal makeup bag and my kit!
Chanel Chance Eau De Toilette
I seem to have a ridiculously large perfume collection at the moment. I have a terrible habit of asking for new perfume for my birthday and Christmas when I already have plenty. Ben bought me Chanel's Chance for my birthday last year and recently it's been my all time favourite. I know what to ask for this year ... more!
Nars Laguna Bronzer
  I realise now as I'm writing this post as this is a pretty awful picture. You have no idea what it is apart from my giveaway in the title! Nars Laguna bronzer is one of the most popular Nars products to walk the planet. I've never been a bronzer fan but after picking this up for my kit, it's slowly wangled it's way into my own makeup bag too! And it's going to be well used this winter as I refuse to be the same colour as snow this year.
Eternal Skincare Aloe Super Hydrating Moisturiser
 You know it's getting colder again when this tube rears it's little head. This is my go-to hand cream for the winter months as it's super hydrating and is one of the few products that doesn't irritate my eczema. It's already made it's way back into my hand bag and won't be leaving again this year!
Finally, there is a reason all my products have been taken on tartan. It's reached that point in the year where it is acceptable to bring out all my tartan scarves. I'm a sucker for a tartan scarf and during winter wear one almost everyday - time to go out very soon and top up the collection!
What do you think of my September favourites? What are yours?
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4 September 2015

Our Mini Adventure

This week, Ben and I escaped civilisation and ventured into a land of no telephone signal and awful wifi. My parents kindly bought us a 2 night bed and breakfast getaway and we decided to visit the England/Wales border. We went to a little village called Symonds Yat in Ross on Wye. 

It went far too quickly and we both settled into the way of life very easily. In fact, we didn't give our phone signal a second thought once we were there. It was such a beautiful place and definitely somewhere we would go again. As we loved it so much, I thought I would share some pictures with you from our mini adventure ...

The view from just outside our hotel

Looking back at the village we were staying in

We visited Butterfly World...

Apparently it's good luck if they land on you!

Tintern Abbey...

And that's our mini getaway pretty much summed up in pictures.

Have you been away this summer? Where did you go?