Saturday, 31 October 2015

October favourites + announcement

The best month of the year is now over. It has been so beautiful and sunny but also quite busy. I've been writing my thesis, done some substitute teaching and also been organizing a very special change in my life, which I will get back to at the very end of this post. Alas I have had time to blog and film, which I love doing and also I've found time to read novels, which has rarely happened during my studies. 

My October favourites include some beauty products, as always, some books and some apps. Traditionally, I want to start with the beauty products :) 

The Beauty Blender is fairly new to me although definitely not to the rest of the world. I bought at the beginning on this month and I honestly don't know how I survived without it. It's so easy to use and gives such a soft finish to your makeup. I love it! 

H&M have really made an effort in their new makeup collection. I was very intrigued in buying all of their new products when I last visited a store, but since I had my darling husband with me and he always loves to remind me how I don't need any more makeup, I ended up buying just a cream blusher. And I love it too! The quality is amazing, pigmentation is great and the shade I have (Peachy Rose) is stunning! H&M have really done a good job here.

I already raved about the Garnier BB cream in a previous post of mine but I can't stop going on about it! A lazy girls dream come true. Just saying.

Rimmel's Stay Matte powder was a forgotten treasure for me and now that I repurchased it, I don't think I'll be able to live without it ever again. I have it in the shade transparent. For the price, which is ridiculously cheap considering what you get, it's a super powder. Love love love! 

The two book I've read recently were The Silent Tide by Rachel Hore and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I don't want to give up too much, since I'll be writing reviews on these. I just want to say that they were really addictive and I read them in like three days. But should we shortly talk about the fact that the other book is a book and the other one is an electronical book. I'm a very traditional person when it comes down to books. The best ones are definitely hardbacks. They just have a certain feeling to them. But when I hear of a good book and know it has not yet been published in Finland, and anyways English books are a bit harder to get hold of over here, I occasionally purchase a book onto my iPad. My hubby appreciates it because it means I don't have to keep the lights on in our bedroom when I want to read :D

Something that hasn't been going so well this month is working out. I've simply had zero motivation towards it. I usually love taking fitness classes and take one several times per week. That has not been happening in October. I thin it's the time it takes all together. The class itself usually takes about an hour or so and then there are the trips to and back from the gym. So instead of going somewhere to workout, I've tried to do it at home. For that I have downloaded a couple of apps and my favourite one so far has been the Daily Yoga app. I've simply been loving to do a short morning yoga session before I start my day and this app gives you loads of different yoga sessions to go through. 

The lack of working out has effected me in a couple of ways. But I think the most important one is the quality of my sleep. A good workout makes me tired and after them I fall asleep fairly easily. Since the workouts haven't been happening, I have experienced some slight insomnia. I've always been like that, a poor sleeper. And I decided to, rather than make myself go do something I wasn't at all interested in at the time, to seek for another solution to my problem. And another app came down my way. It's called Calm. It gives you sessions for e.g. calming anxiety, falling asleep and just taking a break during the day. I've really been enjoying it and it has helped!

And then lastly the most exciting thing. I have a little announcement to make. I've known this for a while, but not until last Tuesday was I absolutely sure about this. And no, I'm not pregnant. To me, this is much cooler at the moment! Because I'm moving to London!!! <3 My favourite place in the whole wide world! YEAH! By moving there, I mean I'll be doing an internship there during January. And I'm just so happy about this. I will definitely keep you updated with all the things happening around this like what to pack with you and stuff like that. Oh my, I can't wait! 

Excitement overload. I better go. How was your October? And any tips on getting a short term flat in London are more than welcome! 

Emma xx


  1. lovely post and video :)
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    1. Thank you <3 I'll be sure to check your blog out too! x

  2. Awwww yay!!! Those are fab news!!! Woohooo!!!
    I hope we will be able to meet when you are in England, even though I am Chester :)
    Love your October Faves, hon. Can't beat the Beauty Blender, a good book + great workout sessions :)
    xox Nadia

    1. That would be so cool! We should defo meet up :)) i'm sure we'll think of something! Thanks for the lovely comment dear xx


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