There are 28 days left in 2013, how scary is that? I thought today I’d blog about a couple things I want to get done before 2014 arrives just to make December a really good month. I read you’re more likely to do things if you tell people you’re doing them so here we go.
Origins Drink Me Up Intensive!
I normally use this as an overnight mask once or twice a week, but in the winter it gets pulled out every day or every other day. I talked about this on my old blog twice here and I still love it. I slather this on, breathe the gorgeous apricot smell in deep and go to bed. When I wake up my skin is moisturized, soft and plumped up, ready for makeup. Perfection.
You can get it from Boots here!
Hand Cream, my favourite at the moment is Laidbare’s ‘In Safe Hands’*!
Ah, our hands. They really get the brute of the winters strength and hand cream often lies forgotten at the bottom of my bag. But! My tip is to put them everywhere. Spread out your hand creams, depot if you don’t have a unnecessarily large collection like mine and leave them in handy places. On your desk, by your bed, by the sink, next to the kettle, anywhere you can think of, and apply every time you see them! Your hands will thank you for it.
You can get Laidbare’s offering here!
These are for overnight, a nice thick layer that has sunk in by morning and leaves you with soft lips ready for the days lip product, rather than dry cracking lips that don’t accept moisture. If you get in a good habit of applying lipbalm and hand cream before bed, it can actually help your sleep hygiene and routine, helpful come Christmas Eve! And both my recommendations smell like Chocolate Orange. Yum.
You can pick up Nuxe here and Lush’s offering here!
The best cuticle balm ever. Thick, lemon sherbet scented and you can use it on your elbow and knees and any dry spots that need major moisture as well. I’ve even been known to use a little on my forehead and nose where I get really dry. It is a godsend. I can’t say enough great things about it.
You can get this from Lush here!
I know it’s hard when the outside is cold, you don’t feel like guzzling down water like you did in the summer but you still need your 8 glasses a day. Personally I like to sit at my desk in the morning with a few cups of tea, then in the afternoon I switch to green tea, all the while carrying around a bottle of just plain tap water. But there’s something so comforting about tea in Winter that I just can’t explain. Either way- Drink something!
Lastly! I swear this is the last thing and a bit of a pipe dream, Animal Crossingor the Pokémon Nintendo 3DSxl!I love Animal Crossing and Pokémon, and my old DS is really really battered and torn apart after having it for.. 5-6 years? Maybe longer. I tweeted about the poor battered thing back in July and it has lost even more of the plastic cover since to the point where I’m weary of being electrocuted!
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|I was struggling to find a picture for this post but flicking through my albums I found this one which just screams early Autumn in England to me!|
1. Favourite/least favourite thing about Fall?
My favourite thing would be the return of my favourite TV shows or the change in the weather. I hate summer, the heat and the sun, it’s not for me.
My least favourite thing would be that it gets so hard to take decent photographs as the sun is out for about two minutes a day in England at the moment.
2. Favourite clothing item for Fall?
I recently got a new coat from ASOS that I’ve had my eye on for months, I snapped it up during the 20% Student Discount time and boy am I glad I did. Green is my favourite colour and this Ted Baker Jacket is a wool/cashmere blend that is so lovely and warm. I love it. And it’s on sale right now.
For less than I paid. Isn’t that always the way?
3. Favourite makeup trend for Fall?
A little Snow White-ish. A pale base, simple eyes and dark lips.
4. Favourite fall food/drink?
Favourite Fall food would be Oranges. I’ve been eating about 3 a day, it’s a bit ridiculous but they’re so tasty this year.
And favourite Fall drink would probably be tea. I love tea as it starts getting colder for warming me up and sipping in front of the TV.
5. Fall TV show premiere you
are were looking forward to most?
The Walking Dead! The Walking Dead! The Walking Dead! The Walking Dead! It’s back and it’s awesome. I love it.
6. Favourite Fall tradition?
I don’t really have any that I can think of! I guess making the christmas pudding is a big one in my family. And doing my Fall clean, my house is invaded by family over Christmas so I spend all of Fall cleaning and on the 28th December they all go home and it looks like a bomb has gone off.
On the 6th September 2011 I wrote my first post on my old blog, and now I’m writing it again. I wanted a new place to blog, a little less beauty and more- a little bit of everything. Probably still a lot of beauty though. I’m really excited to be blogging again after taking a few months off, I missed it. So! Hello! I’m Imogen and I hope to be posting more interesting things soon.
And please excuse the theme, I’m still ironing it out.