Things I’m Loving: November

Hey dolls! Once again it’s that time of month. I cannot believe how quick this year has flown by it’s crazy. This month has been pretty uneventful for myself though I have been doing a little spending and I’ve got a few things that I’ve adored this month.

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The gym

That’s right, I’ve started going to the gym and I’m really enjoying it. I have a gym buddy as well which is great and we’re going every day which is great and I’m hoping to stay motivated.

Portable charger

I am constantly using my phone and as a result my battery is always really low by lunch time. I decided to buy a portable charger and new usb cable as my iPhone cable is on its last legs. I love its got a cute little retro design and is convenient for long journeys or days out.

Simply Nigella

I LOVE this woman! I love her books, her TV series & just her in general. I always look forward to watching her new series and I’ve even bought the book because I saw an amazing vegan chocolate cake on the first episode. I cant wait to make it.

Justin Bieber 

I think its safe to say I am a belieber now. His new album is on my to buy list and I even want to see him live.

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Adele

She’s finally back and better than ever. I preordered her album 25 literally the second I heard it was coming out and it was definitely worth the painfully long wait. Once again she has not disappointed.

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 Blistex

with the weather getting colder I’ve had to stock up on my holy grail lip product. Once my lips start feeling dry and like they’re going to end up chapped I have to use Blistex relief cream. It’s the only lip product that keeps my lips moisturised and believe me I’ve tried loads of lip products but none of them even come close.

The Muppets

I’ve been loving the muppets TV series. I’ve always loved the muppets so I was extremely excited to see they had a new TV show. It’s a documentary style show and follows them round behind the scenes of Miss Piggy’s late night talk show. It’s brilliant.

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Image taken from Google

 

Christmas decorations

I bought myself a little tree for my bedroom and I had to put it up and decorate it immediately. I always get crazy excited at Christmas time. It’s like I become a kid again. I just love the whole festive season and I really enjoy buying and wrapping presents (it’s oddly therapeutic).

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Much love,

Paige x

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AM to PM: Skincare

Hey Dolls! I hope you’re all having an amazing November and you’re looking forward to Christmas I know I am. Since we are well into autumn now and the weather has transitioned to the cooler weather we know and love this time of year I thought I’d do a little post about my current skincare routines for the morning and the evening.

AM Routine

First thing first lie in bed and press snooze 4 times on my alarm before quietly accepting that it is in fact the morning and I need to get up and get ready for work. I always have a glass of water by my bed for me to drink first thing which is then followed by a sprint to the bathroom but I digress…

My go to face wash at the moment is the Boots tea tree & witch hazel with active charcoal daily detox face wash. I have combination to oily skin and recently it’s been on the oilier side so I’ve been attempting to combat this with a good routine and I love using skincare products with tea tree because I’m one of those lucky people who even at 28 is still prone to breakouts. I use this face wash morning and it’s one of those face washes that feels really refreshing and wakes me up immediately. Two or three times a week I’ll use the face wash with my No7 cleansing brush to exfoliate and really give my face an extra deep clean.

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tea tree & witch hazel daily detox face wash with active charcoal – No7 cleansing brush

After washing my face I always use the tea tree toner water from Lush as with any face wash aimed at oily skin strips your face of all thee natural oils leaving it feeling quite tight so I like to put some hydration back into my face before moiturising. I always use a spot treatment before moisturising (if I’m having a particularly bad breakout) When I do I love using either grease lightning from Lush or my Origins super spot remover. They are miracle workers on those really bad days.

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tea tree toner water – super spot remover – grease lightning

Having oily skin I was originally quite apprehensive about trying a facial oil but I was completely converted by the balance me facial oil. However my current facial oil of choice it No7 youthful replenishing facial oil which I combine 2/3 drops with my favourite moisturiser at the moment The Body Shops vitamin C glow boosting moisturiser which I’ve found to be a really good dupe of the Origins ginzing moisturiser. Then I like to try and reduce my under eye circles with Origins ginzing brightening eye cream.

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youthful replenishing facial oil – ginzing brightening eye cream – vitamin C glow boosting moisturiser

PM Routine

The first thing I do when I get home from work aside from turning the oven on it rush to the bathroom to take my make up off. By the end of the day I always feel kind of grimy so I look forward to removing all the mess of the day by removing my make up. I find it oddly satisfying and theraputic.. Is that strange?

I’m currently using Clinique’s take the day off cleansing balm to remove my make up and I have to say I’m really glad I purchased this. In all honesty I’ve never been a huge fan of Cliniques products but I’d heard a lot of good things about this cleanser so I thought I’d give it a go. It makes removing my make up ridiculously easy, even waterproof mascara – nobody wants panda eyes.

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take the day off cleansing balm

After using my trusty daily detox face wash again (I love having my face feel really clean before I go to bed) I use another face spritz though this time I use The Body Shops Vitamin E face mist as it gives extra hydration and I like to replenish my skin overnight. Then I use 3 drops of the vitamin E overnight serum-in-oil with a pea sized amount of the vitamin E intense moisture cream which isn’t technically a night cream but because it’s an intense moisture cream I use it each night to rehydrate my skin.

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vitamin E face mist – vitamin E overnight serum-in-oil – vitamin E intense moisture cream

Have you used any of these products? I’d love to know what you think of them.

Much love,

Paige x