Hi everyone! I hope you’re well ❤️ Okay so I don’t know why I expected November to go by slowly (but of course it didn’t! 😂), soon we’ll be bidding December farewell too but let’s not welcome that thought into our minds…..too late it’s got me going! 😭😂 Another month, another load of favourites and there is a LOT to write about this time around!
Before we head into this I just want to let you know that I am feeling much better flu-wise since I shared this post! THANK YOU SO MUCH for the tips you guys gave me, they went a long way in helping 🙌 Bad migraine flare-ups have since started to set in again seeping through as they were numbed/put on hold by that pain which is highly annoying but just one of those things! I’m more used to this pain than I was to the virus so I’m in a better place with it all 💞
Let’s look at what made my month!
My 21st Birthday! 🎂
I’m officially an adult!….well I have been since I turned 18 but this feels more real 🤔 Not that it’s gonna change me anyway! 😂 I had a lovely birthday + also discovered what it is that I want to do next in life anround the same time ✨ you can read all about it here!
I HAD to go back and get this after spotting it in New Look! Since buying it I have used it everyday so money well spent and it’s not bad on the eye either 😉😂
With a soothing fragrance this diffuser creates the perfect atmosphere in my room and helps to associate the space with relaxing + settling down! Since I last shared a diffuser on a favourites post I had a pomegranate one out and it was far too strong so this is a nice change & much more what I was looking for.
I had a couple of hot chocolate outings, trips to Eddie Rockets (where I had a mint milkshake the first time and a classic hotdog the next time) and I got to try Costa’s sticky bun & salted caramel chocolate yule log as well which did not disappoint and tasted as good as it sounds!
Nivea creme + facial wash gel
I got these in October but I only started using them in November. The creme leaves my skin feeling super soft but I’m still trying to get used to the facial wash gel as I originally got it to replace the facial creme wash they used to do but have discontinued 😧 and I don’t think it lives up to that as I had high expectations for it but it is a worthy contender and my skin reacts well to it!
Snow stress ball + stressed lil being (that sounds like a rapper 😂)
I can get very tense (very is an understatement) and every now and then I feel like I need to release that anger so I was happy when I came across the snow stress ball by Schlling! It’s all crunchy like proper snow when you squeeze it so it’s a great outlet. On the morning of my birthday whilst I waited “patiently” in my room to be called downstairs I was given this little stretchy doll to keep me busy and I have since named it Stressed Lil Being 😂 My sister got given one too and she broke it so I’m being very careful with mine so that it doesn’t meet the same end!
My mum surprised me with this hat in Safura (it was a Safura store but the bag it came in said Vila so I’m not really sure what it was 😂). It is by Pieces and keeps me nice and warm when out and about! ❄️
2 notebooks from Flying Tiger
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Flying Tiger after first venturing into one in Cork earlier this year and I’m now in my local one quite a lot. I came across these two notebooks and knew I’d regret it if I left them behind (good thing too as I went back in there a while ago and they were all gone!). I have already started writing in the smaller one which was only €1, can you believe it? I can’t! 😂 I’m saving the A4 book for something special (thats my story with the majority of my notebooks when I haven’t got a clue and I’m sticking to it! 👍😂).
Goodness on the go skincare kit
I was carrying this around with me when in Tkmaxx at the beginning of the month because I wanted a full skincare routine for once and not just random bits and bobs 😂 I have so far tried the evening cream and it is brilliant but I’ve put it on hold until I will remember to use them all around the same time and then I can figure out whether or now a one brand routine works or not. As soon as that happens I will be sure to share a review! For now I thought I’d still add it to this list as I’m excited about it and the evening cream is great.
Bio Latte matcha drink
This makes a scrumptious hot drink that for some reason makes me feel very awake 🤸😂 I got it for €3 when there was another pack for €7 so I thought I’d just grab it as I’d had my eye on it for a while.
A dream 💫
Now this is an odd favourite to have but I had a dream that really inspired me a couple of nights before the month ended. I was walking down the street and you know how some people just keep walking at you and expect you to walk off to the side? Usually I would move for them but in this dream I didn’t. I kept walking forward and made them move for me. I pushed/brushed shoulders with those who refused to move and I think it all means that I refuse to be walked over or give in to what other people expect of me. I don’t know, maybe I’m looking too deep into it but recently I’ve really been speaking up for myself and those I love (not that I don’t love myself but you know what I mean 🙈😂) so I think this dream reflects that and I can’t stop smiling when I think about it 😄
Nail polish! 💅
I’ve been wanting to pick up some new nail polishes for quite some time now as many of my old fav’s have either been all used up or have dried/gone all funny so I got the cherry shade in Tesco and the rest of them (including a nail strengthener + top & bottom layer coating) in Penney’s! What drew me in about the shades was that they are festive and that can’t be a bad thing around this time of year 🎄😂
Vitamin C Detox energizing facial spritz & Vitamin moisturizing day cream
I had my eye on this Vitamin C facial spritz for months and in November I decided to just go for it and seeing as there was a deal on I also got a Vitamin E cream! This all sounds very healthy 😂 They are both sooo good and the spritz is refreshing 💧 actually it’s less of that emoji and more like a snowball to the face as I can never prepare myself for the coldness that hits ☄️😂
Everything from my book haul that beats all!
Words cannot express how pleased I am with the loot I gathered and you can see it all here 📚
Milly Green cat print bottle 🐱
This is something that was supposed to be in my August Favourites but for some reason it didn’t make it on there 🤔 I think I got confused as I shared a pic of it on Instagram so I must have thought it had been accounted for 😂 Anywho! My sister got me this and not only is it the cutest and highly informative about cats but it’s handy when out and about and wanting to keep hydrated too! 😂
Cozy clothes from Penney’s 🛍️
I got these three polonecks to wear underneath t-shirts instead of vests as it’s been getting too cold for that! I chose the colours that I knew would be versatile and go with everything and whilst I was there I grabbed some trousers to wear to physio as well as to just lounge around in (they’re so soft!). I also got a pair of black leggings with a secret…they are velvet plush, faux fur lined and incredibly warm! (What a luxurious combination you speak of 😍😂).
Wild lights at Dublin Zoo 🌟
I can’t leave this out can I!? Last but by no means least is the Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo witch was simply AMAZING! I could go on and explain it all but I wrote a post here so why don’t you go read that instead? 😜😂
Thank YOU for reading! What were your favourites in November? Do we share anything? (That would be rare but you never know and it’s a great conversation starter! 😂). Take care and have a lovely day! ❤️