Monday, 5 October 2015

October essentials that you didn't know you would need!

"Generic comment about how fast this year has gone and how I can't believe it's October already"

For those of you (all of you) who don't know me personally you won't know that this is the time of year where I turn into you're typical young British girl and start raving about how much I love autumn!!

The reason being, I truly think England does autumn so well! Spring is ok, we can never get summer right, and winter is rainy and cold! But autumn brings clear crisp mornings, beautiful changes in the leaves, and it also goes hand in hand with warming foods like soups, casseroles and pies! Whats not to love??

October is the month for me where I really start to make a conscious effort into transitioning into the colder weather. Which brings me to my list of my personal Autumn essentials!

  • Vaseline (whichever chapstick works best for you) - If you are anything like me then my lips begin to become entirely dependent on a constant application of some form of moisturizer, Vaseline is my personal favorite, as it is cheap and always the most effective.
  • Sunglasses - I wear my sunglasses more in autumn than any other season in England! Mainly when driving on those aforementioned crisp sunny mornings!
  • SPF - Even if its not warm the sun is still shining and your face is still being exposed to the rays! Protect yourself!!
  • Hand Sanitizer - As we transition into the winter months every single British person seems to become a walking sniffle. Use hand sanitizer to minimise risk of contracting colds, bugs and flus!
  • Vitamin C - If the above tip did not help, then overdose on Vitamin C, As soon as I feel any kind of throat tickle or cough I overdose my system with Vitamin C. I mean literally take 7 vitamin c tablets, then two hours later take another 4. Continue this until you feel like you have fought off any unwanted germs (roughly one or two days).

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Quick Tip || Buy High end beauty products discounted from M&S!

Roughly 2 years ago I noticed that one of my favorite UK department stores, Marks & Spencer, was beginning to introduce a lot more branded beauty and skincare items into their beauty hall.

The reason why this struck me as being so exciting was because the store regularly run discount codes and offers which often include products from the beauty hall! 

I recently purchased the Emma Hardie "Amazing Face Morigna Balm" set which included 3 pots of the Amazing Face Morigna Cleansing Balm for £30.40. This equates to 150ml of Cleansing balm!

It is definitely worth keeping an eye out for these offers, I am yet to discover any pattern in when they come along, I usually receive an email update as I am signed up to their text alerts. This can be done quickly and for free through the following link.

Some of the other brands available in the M&S beauty range that I like are:

  • Apothecary
  • Burts Bees
  • Bliss
  • Bourjois
  • Crabtree & Evelyn
  • Glamglow
  • Ren
  • Korres
  • L'Occitane
  • Nuxe
  • Pixi
  • St Tropez
  • Stila
There are many other brands available (some I haven't heard of before) so I do believe it is well worth a sign up, as getting the 20% certainly makes a lot of these brands fall into my budget when they previously wouldn't!

Hope this helped!

Speak soon,

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I'm Rebecca Lane, a 24 year old from Surrey, UK. I wanted to start this blog to simply share some of the things I enjoy with the world, including (but not limited to) cooking, eating, drinking wine, walking, exploring, shopping, beauty and travelling!

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