Craft, tea and feminism? What a great combination!
I always forget to do a monthly favourites post, and in all honesty, I am that boring when it comes to changing up my products it would probably be the same post over and over again each month. So, now I think we’re officially in winter, I decided to do an autumn favourites post! I’ll get straight into it then shall I?
1. IPAD MINI 2
I bought this just before my holiday in September and have been in love ever since. It has given me a chance to work on the go, and for that, I will be forever grateful. I use this for everything from uni work to blogging to chatting with friends. My favourite app at the moment is the iAnnotate app which has revolutionised the way I do most of my uni readings, it helps you annotate and make notes on pdfs and it has literally saved me so much stress and time! I recently bought a Bluetooth keyboard for it and use it in lectures too. Although this was a splurge I am so so glad I took the plunge to buy this it has truly changed my life (as materialistic as that sounds).
2. YANKEE CANDLE IN ORANGE SPLASH
I am such a massive fan of Yankee candles (I don’t know a blogger or anyone for that matter who isn’t). My boyfriend bought me a couple of them for my birthday and I’ve been burning this one pretty much the whole of autumn. I love having a candle burning when I’m working it really helps me relax into my work.
3. THE BODY SHOP WILD ROSE HAND CREAM
After spending the summer wearing acrylics my awful bitten nails have finally grown out a little bit. This autumn has been all about me trying to keep my hands looking nice. I’ve been lathering them in this Wild Rose Hand Cream from the Body Shop at every chance I get. It sounds really weird but I’ve been also wearing cotton gloves for a little while after I apply it to let it really soak in.
4. OPI NAIL LACQUER IN TICKLE MY FRANCE-Y
5. RIMMEL LASTING FINISH LIPLINER IN CAPPUCCINO
6. BENEFIT THEY’RE REAL! MASCARA
7. FEMALE CHAUVINIST PIGS BY ARIEL LEVY
I tend to stay away from the topic of mental health bar the few post shares on facebook and the odd post because I get anxious (ironically) that it will upset my family or give people the wrong impression of me! However, if I can share a few tips and tricks here and there and keep the conversation going about mental health I feel like I’m ‘doing my bit’ as it were. I find reading other people’s tips and tricks really useful so it’s only fair that I share my own.
Basically my Pick Me Up Box is just box that I filled with treats and ‘pick me ups’ for days when I’m not feeling too great! You simply just grab any box (shoe boxes work fab for this) and fill it with whatever makes you feel great! I was lucky enough to attend the HBAlporto Hull Bloggers Summer Meet this year so I had a lot of samples and products lying around however anyone could still fill a box with things they love and consider a treat – it does not have to be expensive!
Hope this little tip helped some of you! What would you put in your box? Have you got any tips for quick pick me ups on bad days?
I currently live in a student house so my options are limited when putting my own stamp on things. Don’t get me wrong I would love my bedroom to be like a time capsule from the 1950s but this is neither practical or affordable. In this post are some of the little vintage touches I’ve added to my bedroom, hopefully you’ll be able to get inspiration for your own room or another room in your house!
1) Stick to a colour scheme