I'm not especially good at posting regularly about my favourite things. I think I started doing a series of monthly favourites way back when, and managed to complete about two. There are just too many beautiful things out there clamouring for my attention! However, this month I've noted a number of things that have impressed me, so thought it only apt to write a little favourites post in the dying hours of November. How well-planned!
In terms of make up I haven't bought an awful lot recently, so this month I've been shopping the stash! When rifling through my lipstick tray I picked out this Elizabeth Arden lipstick in Rose Aurora - it's actually a limited edition shade I received as a birthday present from my in-laws a couple of years ago. I've never tried anything else from Elizabeth Arden make-up so can't really comment too much but I've really been enjoying this lipstick. It's a subtle shimmery tint with a hint of brown, not quite nude, but perfect for daily wear. It also has all sorts of lovely conditioning anti-ageing properties, definitely needed in this cold snap!
I remember when I first received this Benefit Easiest Nudes eye palette I used it all the time and really loved it. Evidently my fickle self then discarded it for newer products (methinks the Naked 3 may have been to blame), so this is another recent re-discovery. Actually have no idea why I ever stopped using this. It's perfect for everyday wear and the dark brown shade has been absolutely amazing at filling in my brows, too. I've been continuing my penchant for smoky brown eyes with this, finished off with a slick of liner.
Something slightly different now... I fell in love with the limited edition Anthropologie gold initial mugs a while ago but resigned myself to never owning one as the D was always sold out online. Last week, however, a quick jaunt to Selfridges for something entirely different resulted in me grabbing the last D mug on the display and quickfooting it to the till with a voucher in hand. Totally self-indulgent, but I'm so happy with it!
Continuing the metallic theme... I have been looking for reasonably priced cake stands for a while now as part of my wedding-decor-sourcing initiative (I really need a good abbreviation for this). I almost dropped £10 on one in H&M the other day, but I'm so glad I talked myself out of it because I consequently went on to spot these delightful copper cake stands in Tiger for £4. Tiger is my new favourite store. I'm addicted. I bought two.
Finally, to round things off, I must harken back to my obsession with all things tartan... I very nearly spent £20 on a massive, woolly Accessorize scarf, but in my usual fashion I talked myself out of spending the money, before promptly rewarding myself for my thriftiness by dropping £6 on this Primark scarf. Well. I say scarf. It's more like a blanket.
I can't actually wrap it around my neck without feeling like I'm in a neck brace, but it's so cosy and soft I can forgive it for being unnecessarily huge. I'm sure it will come in handy when the usual snow threats begin.
What have your favourites been this month? Link below if you've done a post! I'm starting to assemble my list for best of 2014!