Friday, February 7, 2014

Currently loving....

I have been loving a lot recently!!

I have narrowed it down and here are my favourite five things of the moment plus a random food related fave!

First up is this necklace from New Look.  I saw it in New Look in the Trafford Centre just after Xmas but the queue was huge and I couldn't be bothered.  Luckily it was in my local New Look so I picked it up just before we came back to Dubai.  I think it looks great with a plain top and can be dressed up or down.  There are also a couple of colour variations available.

Next up is the Aromatherapy Associates 'Revive morning' oil.  I have been really struggling with sleeping for weeks now-I find myself struggling to get to sleep, always being tired in the morning and waking frequently in the night.  This Aromatherapy Associates oil is a god send when I am struggling to wake up and focus on the day.  It's a blend of pink grapefruit, rosemary and juniper berry which smells so fresh and invigorating.

I pour a cap full out and massage this light oil into my chest and neck before stepping into the shower.  It's the perfect 'perk me up' start to the day.

A bit mean to include a limited edition and no longer available perfume but I LOVE this perfume from Jo Malone-I am on the last dregs of it now.  I wore it all through December because it was so warming and Christmass-y, it was like freshly baked gingerbread, cinnamon, caramel and vanilla.  It oozed 'winter'.  It lasts all day on the skin and smells sweeter and more caramel as it wears down.  I so wish it was permanent.

I picked up the Bumble and Bumble Blondish Hair Powder in Space NK in Manchester on a whim at Christmas.  I am addicted to Batiste for adding some oomph to my fine and flat hair but this Bumble and Bumble Spray knocks Batiste right out of the park.  Like a gazillion times.  Obviously there is a huge price difference between the two (£28 (ouch) for Bumble and Bumble-I really must learn to look at the prices of things before I buy) but this spray gives oomph, texture, grip and volume to even my fine and lifeless hair.  It's fantastic for giving freshly washed hair the grip it needs to keep up do's in place.  It's a bit stiffer and stickier to the touch than Batiste but once you have sprayed it in and teased/brushed/pinned your hair into place you don't need to worry about it for the rest of the day.  No white residue which I love as well.  Will I repurchase.  Probably.  Best start saving now!

My final beauty related favourite is the Kevyn Aucoin Celestial powder in 'Candlelight' which is a beautiful golden highlighter.  Mine is in the old packaging, the new packaging is a little more compact.  This is just the most incredible highlighter-it's so finely milled and imparts the most beautiful sheen to your skin without any glitter at all.  I am wearing it in the photo below on the top of my cheeks and a tiny bit on my browbone.  It's beautiful.

Last up...I am addicted to these vampire teeth jelly sweets...and so is the rest of my office!  We went through a 2kg tub of the fizzy ones in 2 days.  They were sent to me from the UK over the Xmas period and they didn't make it home!  These remind me of being a kid and going to the corner shop on the way home for a '10p mix bag' where we got to choose sweets.  Not sure if you'd even get one for 10p these days!



  1. *hugs* Lack of sleep, I know what that's like, sorry you're going through this too. I think I too would probably fall in love with that Jo Malone fragrance. Sound energizing! :)

  2. ahhh i have that kevyn aucoin highlighter too - love it! it's actually the first highlighter i ever bought (MAC MSFs don't count since they mostly seem like blushes to me). i didn't pick up the ginger biscuit cologne but i was gifted the blackcurrant & cream cologne + lemon tart cologne from that same collection and i love them both!!!!! i'm a sucker for anything dessert related hehee :)

    rachel x

  3. Hi Ying! How are you? I don't really go into New Look much either these days but I spotted this and couldn't resist. Peony and Blush Suede is lovely-am going to start wearing it in March as my 'spring' fragrance xxx

  4. Charlotte MacDonald-GauntAugust 30, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    The ginger cologne is amazing, such a shame it's a limited edition :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  5. Hey Stacey, gah I'm sorry to hear about your sleeping problems! I know that they could occur in spring though. Have you tried some herbal infusion before bedtime? Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime is an oldie but goodie. If you need something more powerful, there is an "Extra" version that contains valerian, too (which I personally can't have. I accidentally tried it a couple of times, and basically I could NOT get up in the morning!).

    But let's go back to that morning oil: IT SOUNDS GOOD! I've only tried a candle from Aromatherpy Associates so far, but I keep thinking I should look into their other products :)

  6. The Kevyn Aucoin highlighter is so pretty :) I have yet to try one of the products from the range~ I am quite interested in the sculpting powder too! Really want to give it a try. That new look necklace is really nice~ I don't usually go into New look that much nowadays, but there are some pieces in there that i quite like this season :)

    Thumbs up to Jo malone :) I am lusting over the peony and blush seude at the moment.
    Have a great day! <3

    Ying ♥ || *- YingcBeauty-*
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  7. I think having 3 cats who constantly want to be in bed with you doesn't help Liss!!! xxxx

  8. oh so sorry you have been struggling to sleep hun :( :( that is such a horrible thing! I hope is getting better!. Candlelight looks stunning on you xx

  9. Hi Laura! I was travelling last week and didn't pack it and really missed it! It just gives so much oomph!!! xxx

  10. Charlotte it's amazing-am so glad I have a back up bottle!! xx

  11. It's SO delicious Helene, am so glad I have a back up bottle!! xx

  12. I love Gourmand fragrances-I bought all of that Jo Malone range so have the same as you have-I'll be bringing them out in the Spring! xxx

  13. Hi Sunny! I think a lot of it is having 3 naughty cats lol!! Someone is always causing a kerfuffle! I do like the AA products-they are pricey but a little goes a long way xx


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