November Favourites…

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I can’t believe it is this time already… I feel like I have only just published my October faves post. So it is time to round up all those lovely little things that have been a welcomed part of the past month.

Bloggers Love Hub Events
During November I was lucky enough to attend some brilliant blogging events. Each week a big bunch of us blogging gals and guys had the chance to network, make new friends and discover both existing and newly established fashion, lifestyle and beauty brands. I am currently using the gifted treats and I will be sure to blog about them once all tried and tested. For other bloggers reading this, be sure to check out the site bloggerslove.co.uk  for more information and to keep an eye out for more invitation only blogging events coming up in London in 2015.

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Champneys Spa Indulgence, Distant Shores Body Scrub
I bought two of these pots for my mum and I as a November pampering treat and it was a worthy beauty purchase. Wish a refreshing smell of passion fruit and mango extracts, it actually smells good enough to eat! Please don’t try this at home though…THIS IS NOT A FOOD! Twice a week I used this body scrub in the shower, massaging into the skin to get the most out of the exfoliating beads. The oil in this product is bound to leave your skin feeling silk and soft and with a radiant sheen.

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Primark Wooly Jumpers
I purchased these two jumpers at the beginning of autumn, but as of recent I have hardly had them off my back! They are a perfect ‘not too hot, not too cold’ addition to my wardrobe and they stock a collection of colours too. I purchased the khaki green and grey, but thinking I may have to pop back in store for the burgundy one! You can find these in the Atmosphere collection at Primark, for a bargain of just £10.00 each. Hurry whilst stocks last!

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BBC Drama ‘The Missing’
This Tuesday night BBC Drama is comprised of 8 episodes and during November we saw the action really unfold and many truths revealed. We have been led through a trail of evidence and various crime scenes leading to some key discoveries in the search for missing child Oliver Hughes. ‘The Missing’ explores the emotional turmoil for both the family and community when a child is abducted. The story line at times can be a little confusing as it spans over two different times frames and in two countries. Due to the sensitive nature of the story line it can be a little horrifying, but as my dad would often remind me when i am glued to particular TV shows and soaps “Its not real!” There are 3 episode left of this gripping drama and if you haven’t already seen it, I would suggest catching up on it online using BBC iPlayer or purchase from the BBC online shop.

Essie Nail Polish
I’d be lying if I didn’t say I am slightly obsessed with this brand of nail lacquer! Essie is a global brand with more than 300 different colours and they are all totally gorgeous and with unique and quirky name labels. Not only are they a really durable polish, they are also readily available on the hight street. ‘chinchilly’, ‘style cartel’, ‘go overboard’ and ‘bahama mama’ are my recent favourites and I have been wearing these non-stop! For best finish results and nail protection, I recommend you apply a top/base layer before and after, it really does makes a huge difference.

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My Birthday!
I have just celebrated my 30th birthday and this had to be on the November favourites list, as it was just A…mazing. I was so lucky to have received some incredible gifts, all of which I am totally grateful for. One of which was a shiny new laptop so I can blog till my hearts content, yipee! I was also taken on a surprise trip to beautiful and picturesque Paris. This was a dream come true and I have some amazing memories which I will never forget. This was my first time to this magical city and it felt like such a spectacle. It was literally bucket list moments from start to finish. Paris is full of fine wine and good food, art, fashion and architectural icons. It is a place I would highly reccomend for a long weekend city break and I will for sure be saving to go back there in the future.

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Toni & Guy Prep Heat Protection Mist
This is a brilliant mist spray, to use on hair before blow drying and styling with your heated hair tools. It helps to prevent heat damage and breakage to the hair, which is a common consequence of over straightening or curling those luscious locks. I am always using the GHD straighteners on my unruly maine and although they are ceramic plated irons, it is still advisable to use additional protection in the form of a spray or serum. You simply spray this onto damp hair and comb through before styling. I have noticed a huge difference in frizz control and my hair feels less dry and more nourished. It also contains an anti-static control product and smells so fresh and fruity. I feel like this spray helps to prolong how long my hair remains straight for too, even in this wintery And highly un-predictable British Weather!

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Benefit Dallas Bronzer
This is one of benefits boxed blush/bronzer powders, in a medium brown shade with a rose tint. At this time of the year it seems like the perfect make up must-have for an instant healthy glow. Benefit describe this as ‘an outdoor glow for the indoor gal!’ I couldn’t put it better. Its colour pigmentation seems to benefit many complexions and its slight shimmer adds a radiant wash of colour. Dallas is easy to blend, has super cute packaging and comes with an mini application brush too. Just sweep this across your cheeks, chin and forehead for a warm bronzed effect. This is also a really great on-the-go product due to its compact size and mirror which is attached inside the lid.

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Let me know what has been one of your recent favourites; a new mascara, a netflix series or maybe you have discovered the perfect winter accessory?

Festive wishes being sent your way… Chantelle Xx

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