1. IPAD MINI 2
I bought this just before my holiday in September and have been in love ever since. It has given me a chance to work on the go and for that I will be forever greatful. I use this for everything from uni work to blogging to chatting with friends. My favourite app at the moment is the iAnnotate app which has revolutionised the way I do most of my uni readings, it helps you annotate and make notes on pdfs and it has literally saved me so much stress and time! I recently bought a bluetooth keyboard for it and use it in lectures too. Although this was a splurge I am so so glad I took the plunge to buy this it has truly changed my life (as materialistic as that sounds).
2. YANKEE CANDLE IN ORANGE SPLASH
I am such a massive fan of yankee candles - I don't know a blogger or anyone for that matter who isn't. My boyfriend bought me a couple of them for my birthday and I've been burning this one pretty much the whole of autumn. I love having a candle burning when I'm working it really helps me relax into my work.
3. THE BODY SHOP WILD ROSE HAND CREAMAfter spending the summer wearing acrylics my awful bitten nails have finally grown out a little bit. This autumn has been all about me trying to keep my hands looking nice. I've been lathering them in this Wild Rose Hand Cream from the Body Shop at every chance I get. It sounds really weird but I've been also wearing cotton gloves for a little while after I apply it to let it really soak in.
4. OPI NAIL LACQUER IN TICKLE MY FRANCE-Y
Talking about looking after my hands... I treated myself to an OPI nail varnish in duty free and this has been my go to nail polish all autumn. I think you could wear this all year round because it's such a versatile colour. OPI is a little price-y but definitely worth it in my opinion, it glides on leaving no lines and lasts forever!
5. RIMMEL LASTING FINISH LIPLINER IN CAPPUCCINO
I've been wearing this so much over the past few months. I don't have a matte brown lipstick (Santa may be bringing me Velvet Teddy though yay) however I do love the look so I found this Rimmel lip-liner in a local store and thought I'd try it out. I usually apply it all over my lips and then add a tiny bit of lip balm to stop my lips chapping. I've had so many compliments on this and people asking me what lipstick I'm wearing - it's just a lip-liner. It's a really thrifty and cheeky tip actually!
6. BENEFIT THEY'RE REAL! MASCARA
This is my second purchase of this mascara and I really do love it. I do have one problem with it - it seems to dry out a lot quicker than others. However it does make my eyelashes so long and thick. I wouldn't recommend this to those who like 'natural lashes' however as it can get quite clumpy but if you love the fake clumpy look it's perfect. It's on my list to Santa (my mum) so hopefully this tube will last until the big day!
7. FEMALE CHAUVINIST PIGS BY ARIEL LEVY
I would never usually include a book to my favourite things. Not because I hate books, just because I rarely get to read anything but dusty old history books. I was recommended this by a friend and oh my god I absolutely love it! I cannot explain why it is amazing, if you're a girl living in the 21st century you just have to read it - NOW!