Wake me up when September ends...September Loving.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Well hello there,
It's crazy to think that it's already October!! September 1st is my birthday and once September ends I realise how fast the year is passing, and this one has been no different, I have now been back from Australia for well over a year, which is crazy. So as September has drawn to a close and my favourite season is upon us I though a post about what I've been loving in September was in order, this will include a bit of everything, make up, clothes, food, music, the works. So here goes:

Make Up:

The Sure deodorant is missing as I left it at Kate's flat in Edinburgh :( this is tragic!!


  1. Benefit 'They're Real' mascara: I first tried this back in June when I got my makeup done at the Benefit counter but didn't take the plunge and buy it, I regretted this for so long! When I was in London I bought the special anniversary version with the free mini 'They're Real' at the Covent Garden store (the day that Robbie Williams was filming his music video outside the store! How exciting), and I love this so much. I use this mascara everyday, and so many comment on how it makes me lashes look, best mascara ever! 
  2. Sure 24 Hour Protect Deodorant (in 'Confidence): after hearing all the hype in the blogging world about this product I never expected it to be so good, but honestly it is amazing! Definitely the best deodorant I've ever tried, and it smells amazing (I have the pink packaging one) a bit pricey but definitely worth it if like me, you hate the thought of being sweaty... awkward much?! 
  3. Bourjois 'Dissolvant Miraculeux 1 Seconde': another item which was all over the bety blogs this summer which I decided to buy a few weeks ago in Boots, I had read that Sammi from Beauty Crush wasn't a big fan, so I was dubious, but I'm lazy and this is great. It was quick, smelt so much nicer than my usual nail polish remover and didn't leave my hands feeling horrid, another fantastic find.
  4. Mac 'Please Me' lipstick:  I bought this when I was in Selfridges in London, I'd wanted to treat myself to my first Mac lipstick and I was not disappointed  the perfect pinky colour, and such a lovely finish too. Definitely a go-to lipstick for me, my collection is already growing as I bought a new Mac lipstick on Friday (I suspect it could feature in my October favourites...)
  5. Eve's Balm: the only product to feature in my list which I received in my Glossybox, Eve's Balm "Easily absorbed recovery balm to nourish and protect dry and chapped skin" Eve's Balm has a really subtle kind of herbal smell and I always carry it in my handbag I use it for my lips which can get really dry and my hands especially when working. It's a charity product which raises funds for gynecology cancer research, the packaging on the product is really sweet and I love that it's like a little compact with a mirror! Although as it is white it does get a little grubby in makeup bag... 
 Mummy and Baby 'They're Real'



The perfect pink, definitely a 'my lips but better'shade!

Music:
  1. Of course I've been loving a bit of Gangnam Style, my friend Chris loves K Pop and I'd never really seen the appeal... till now! My whole family loves it too it's so catchy and cheesy, what a tune!
  2. A song I can't stop listening to is Ellie Goulding 'I Know you Care' which is in the film 'Now is Good' the song is so beautiful and makes me so sad, but I can't stop hitting repeat. I have loved Ellie Goulding since I first heard 'Under the Sheets' when I was about 17 and am so excited for her new album which comes out this month! 
  3. Lastly I've been loving Ben Howard's album 'Every Kingdom' he has such a beautiful voice and I listen to it nearly every day, love love love!
TV and Movies: 
  1.  I am halfway through series 1 of Friday Night Lights, which I received as one of my LoveFilm DVDs I am really enjoying it, I'll be able to give a better view upon it once I have finished watching the whole season but so far it's really great.
  2. I saw Anna Karenina last week and it is one of my favourite films of this year, the way they chosen to film is it incredibly clever and stunning. I loved the cameos from Vicky McClure (Lol in This is England) and also Cara Delevingne making her acting debut, as well of course as the star studded cast. Including Aaron Johnson as Count Vromsky who I actually saw in London whilst at the cinema watching the latest Bourne film (regular celeb spotter me) ;)
Clothing and Accessories:


  1.  Since I got them I have worn my Dr Marten Taditas nearly everyday! They are so versatile, I'm allowed to wear them to work and like all DM's once broken in extremlely comfortable and I got them half price! 
  2. I have worn my cream Monsoon blouse umpteen times this month, it's such a great basic piece and is so pretty, definitely worth investing in.
  3. I love love love my burgundy ASOS henna skull jumper which I bought as a birthday present to myself, and it's gorgeous, I have been wearing shirts with jumpers layered on top so much this past month and this jumper works perfectly with many of my shirts and is a great Autumn jumper as it's quite a fine knit.
Dr Martens Tadita Boot
I love these boots so much! And only £61 at the moment, best investment!


What have you all been loving in September? And most importantly who is excited for Autumn? It's such a pretty time of year, golden crunchy leaves, boots and cosy jumpers, hot chocolate and jammy days, perfection if you ask me. And of course the countdown to Christmas!! Hope you are all having a lovely Monday, I had a day off, I thought I was working but went in and I wasn't working my usual Monday shift, not complaining though I've had a relaxed day cleaning, watching telly and blogging. 
Till next time,

Iona