How is it favourites time again already?! Similar to September, October has been a bit weird for me. There have been a few family things going on and I still don’t feel 100%. As a result I only have a small number of favourites to share with you for October – hope you don’t mind!
Onto this month’s favourites:
1. The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Cream – I purchased this hand and nail cream back in August and I have been loving using it these past couple of months. Initially, I found the Almond scent slightly sweet but I have been converted and really enjoy it. A few hours after applying the hand cream (you only need a small amount per application) is when I feel the scent is at it’s best. I have noticed a difference in my nails as well, they aren’t brittle nor do they break easily but they just feel that bit stronger.
2. Shane Filan – Right Here – If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while now you’ve probably heard me mention my love for Shane Filan. Shane’s second album ‘Right Here’ was released last month and I have been playing it a fair bit. There’s something about Shane’s voice that is so incredibly beautiful. He has this story telling quality; every lyric is so honest and perfectly delivered in his crisp, clear Irish accent. Being the fan girl I am I just had to order a signed copy! Standout Tracks: Me and the Moon, I Could Be, Beautiful To Me and Worst Kind of Love.
3. Essie – Take It Outside – I have been getting into neutral colours with my makeup lately and this month extended that into my polishes. Don’t get me wrong I still love a bright nail but it’s not always going to be work appropriate. I popped my Essie cherry this month and purchased not one but two polishes. Take It Outside, described as a punchy, fresh taupe is the only one I’ve tried so far and it’s gorgeous. It’s almost like a lilac/grey and I imagine it would be very flattering on all skin tones. I’m very impressed with the formula and brush, the polish glides on and two coats is all you need. Definitely pick this polish up if you get the chance!
I have been listening to a lot of male dominated music this month (how unlike me) and this album has been another standout. If you’re a Westlife fan you’ll know that Shane and Mark were the lead singers of the band and I couldn’t include one’s solo album and not the other. The reason Fire doesn’t appear in the image with the rest of my favourites is because I downloaded the album. I am a stickler for physical copies but by the time I purchased it online and got it shipped it would have cost another $10. 7Digital had it at a very good price of $12.99 for the Deluxe Edition. Like Shane, Mark’s voice has always stood out to me, his voice leans a bit more towards an R&B/gospel/soul sound while still remaining pop. Fire really surprised me; I like the feel of the album, it’s mostly upbeat and the melodies and lyrics are gorgeous. Standout Tracks: Love Is a Drug, Butterfly, Sirens, Casablanca and Find My Way.
October Spotify Playlist
I really enjoy using music to reflect back on the month that has been. It shows not only what I’ve been listening to but the type of music I like and gives you a better idea of my personality. Subconsciously, this month’s playlist was inspired by artists I have listened to for years and I’m still a fan of.
That’s all for this month, be sure to let me know what you’ve been loving! ❤