30 November 2015


Hello! How are you? I feel like this month was a bit of an adjusting month. Adjusting to being nineteen, adjusting to summer holiday mode, adjusting to having to do job interviews, and finally and most importantly, adjusting my position in bed when watching various Harry Potter movies... so it's been a month of stress and laziness all in one. As I'm typing this it's currently H O T, so I'm going to have to bid farewell to the cold weather for now (I live in New Zealand).

In terms of beauty, I have a few new things I've tried that I really like. First is the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara which I think is new in the New Zealand beauty scene at the moment. This mascara really makes my lashes big, black and lengthened. It has quite a unique wand of a flared kind of shape which I tend to think makes your lashes both long and volumnised. The second favourite's offering of the month has been Simple's Micellar Cleansing Water which I have found to be pretty much the same as Bioderma and Garnier's offerings. It does the job of removing my make-up and Simple's skin care range is pretty much fuss-free as it's meant to be gentle and kind on sensitive skin.

I've heard that Benefit's High Beam is a wonder for highlighting, so when I was kindly gifted some Benefit stuff for my birthday recently, I was excited to try this. Believe it or not, I've never really tried a highlighter before so it's an extra step to add to my make-up routine and I'm loving it. It's a liquidy, creamy formula which you pat into the skin and it adds a nice glow without looking too over the top. The last thing I have to mention isn't exactly a beauty product, but it comes in the form of a candle. This candle smells so. damn. good. It's actually from New York because a family member was visiting there a couple months back. The brand is Voluspa and the scent is Macaron. Yes, you read that right. Macaron. And it's as delicious as it sounds.

I didn't actually finish any books this month (something to do with exam stress and just wanting to watch YouTube videos in bed) but I'm planning to get back to that starting now. Psst. A new reading post coming your way soon. So since I can't talk about books in length like I usually do in these posts, I will chat about a few things that happened this month.

1. It was my birthday. I went out for pizza and delicious desserts from Milse. It was simple and an unexpectedly better day than I was negatively imagining.

2. I dyed the ends of my hair purple (as an experiment). I saw this lilac hair dye at Kmart and thought I'd give it a go as I fancied a change. Side note: I need a haircut and my regrowth is atrocious but I'm kind of digging it.

3. I met an online friend in real life! My blogging friend Sophie. We had dessert at Miann which was nice and I'd definitely go back at some stage (above is the salted caramel hazlenut ice cream we both had). Meeting new people, especially friends you've made online, is wonderful.

Now let's head right to talking about music. As usual, it's been a bit of a miss-match and I've been listening to this playlist as well as other things.

If I'm honest there's not much to talk about in terms of music this month as I've just been listening to the same things over and over again from past months and listening to old favourites.

Grimes new album Art Angels came out this month and while I haven't completely got into it yet, I have been enjoying the song Flesh Without Blood.

Also, I have to mention Catfish and the Bottlemen who I've been listening to quite a bit near the end of this month. Their album The Balcony is definitely worth checking out if you like my kind of music.

I suppose that's it for this month of round-up! I hope you have had a great month. I'm looking forward to December, and getting back into reading.


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