Saturday, 8 November 2014

October Favourites

A belated favourites post. I don't have enough favourites to warrant a monthly post but I'll do my best to do it as frequently as possible.

This is such a good book that I spent the majority of October racing through. I'm going to put a full review up soon but in short, I didn't want to put this book down throughout the whole of the month.

As you can see, this little tube has been fairly abused recently - I only bought it a few weeks ago - as a result of the chaos on my face right now. But this stuff works wonders. You just need the smallest amount on that angry, red spot for a few nights and it completely disappears. It is very drying though so I like to put it on after my night moisturiser to protect the skin surrounding the spot a bit. I've got a slightly more in detail review here.

I don't need to bang on again about how much I love these little pot of goodness - they've been consistently feautured throughout this blog, I hope you've got the general gist. I bloody love them. Enough said. And, this is my perfect shade for Autumn as I'm loving a purpley smokey eye right now.

Whilst redecorating my room I stumbled across this old favourite and flicking through it I realised that this is the book that taught me most my make up tricks and tips. I bought this when I first started properly getting into makeup - maybe two years ago - and I would never put it down. It doesn't matter what skin type/hair type/various shades and colours you are, this has something for everyone and I've thoroughly enjoyed going back through it and picking up old tricks. 

ASOS Sleek Large Face Watch 
I only bought this recently and it's already out of stock - sorry! - but I've found alternatives here, here and here. This style of watch goes with everything and it's my only accessory of choice at the moment. It such a classic style that I think I will continue wearing as long as it still works/isn't falling apart. 

What are your favourite things at the moment?

- Millie x

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Winter Clothing Wishlist

As the colder months are definitely upon us, I've been loving the Autumn/Winter wishlists that are popping up more and more frequently at the moment. So I wanted to share my own Winter Clothing Wishlist with you.

My winter coat is getting very tired looking as I've had it for a few years now.. I'm not really the type of person that just buys coats on a whim as I tend to think "I won't need that for months!" until it gets to Autumn and I realise that my coat is a little more ragged than I initially thought. These two coats instantly caught my eye, mostly because of how warm they look. The one of the right is the Faux Fur Lined Short Parka Jacket from Topshop. I love how the faux fur runs all the way through the coata and the navy blue colour would be so versatile. The coat on the left is the Chestnut Brown Faux Fur Trim Hooded Duffle Coat from New Look. I think I have a slight obsession with faux fur this winter., The colour of this coat is gorgeous and is so different from anything I have - it just reminds me of Autumn. I also love the Burgundy version.

I would love a pair of big, chunky, platform boots this winter. I'm pretty late to the party with this one as I originally hated them and thought they were ugly but they have massively grown on me recently. Both pairs I found whilst scrolling through Asos. I love the gold detailing on the left pair - River Island's Para Concealed Platform Boots - and I think the would really dress up an outfit with the suede across the front of the boot. The right pair - Asos' Empire Chelsea Ankle Boots - I would definitely wear day to day because of the Chelsea Boot style and I think they would look better once they'd been worn in a bit.

Anything tartan. Honestly, I would be quite happy to live in a mix of tartan throughout the winter. There's just something about it that screams cold weather, wrapping up warm and Christmas - maybe it's the Scottish connection?!. And I just love the way a tartan skirt or dress looks with some woolly tights and a nice pair of boots.

That's everything I'll hopefully be wearing throughout winter, what's on your winter wishlist?

- Millie xx