And so here it is, the Autumn Favourites video as promised. I’ll now be doing my favourites videos seasonally, or with a theme – for example, “Haircare Favourites” or “Favourite Budget Bodycare”. The seasonal favourites videos will be a light-hearted overview of the things I think make a brilliant buy if you’re looking to update your wardrobe or makeup bag. Straightforward, fun, hopefully quite useful.
Apologies in advance if the bejewelled bee headband makes you want to buy a – er – bejewelled bee headband; it’s a silly, frivolous little accessory but one I couldn’t resist. It makes me look as though I’m trying to pass as a primary school pupil but I care not a jot – you know some things just make you feel irrationally happy? Well the bejewelled bee band is one of those things. Let’s ignore the fact I have to take it off every hour, for a two hour headband break, because (like all headbands) it digs in and makes my skull ache.
And there’s another bee item in my favourites – one that is possibly more sensible, more universally relevant. It’s a cosmetics bag from cool, luxurious but surprisingly affordable brand Elizabeth Scarlett – I now have bags from her in a palm tree design, a pineapple version and the Monstera leaf as well as my new embroidered bees. This was supposed to be a present for someone (as was the pineapple bag, which I have in two different colourways!) but I couldn’t bear to part with it because…bees.
(For more on the bee obsession, read my Weekly Window Shop post here.)
I also couldn’t put together a favourites video without including one of the brilliant L’Oreal x Isabel Marant lipsticks – the one I’ve featured is called Bastille Whistle and is a gingery sort of beige, reasonably neutral and safe (which is obviously why I’m drawn to it, ha!) but the rest of the collection is very striking. A gorgeous bright, orangey red, a classic red (Palais Royal Field) and some great deep shades like the rich brown Belleville Rodeo and autumnal La Butte Marshall.
Right, on with the show. A spectacularly good pair of high street boots, the smart investment dress with a rock and roll vibe, a face cream that will satisfy the driest of skins and the world’s biggest scarf. Enjoy – links are, as always, below the video pane.
(links marked * are affiliate links, for more info see disclaimer below post)
Weleda Skin Food*: https://amzn.to/2P8LyZ6
Anthropologie Bee Headband*: http://bit.ly/2D2OVJT
L’Oreal Isabel Marant Lipstick in Bastille Whistle*: http://bit.ly/2P76bVn
Estee Lauder By Violette Eye Palette*: http://bit.ly/2P8bYtS
Elizabeth Scarlett Bee Cosmetics Bag*: http://bit.ly/2D1kuDB
LK Bennett Dress*: https://bit.ly/2AftAL8
M&S Slouch Boots*: https://bit.ly/2DlWXhJ
Accessorize Blanket Scarf*: leopard is gone but they have the gorgeous check one – http://bit.ly/2P8dM68
Leather Jacket is from Hush*: https://bit.ly/2Pc1Yjv
Foundation I’m wearing here is the new L’Oreal Fresh Glow. Verdict still out, but I think I prefer Pro Glow still!!