Saturday, 1 October 2016

September Favourites

This September has been a bit bonkers for me, so I'm afraid I've only got three favourites for you this month, but I absolutely adore everything on this list.

I won’t say too much here as there will be a full review going up on the 3rd but safe to say that I absolutely loved this novel.  There’s a film adaptation coming out later this year or early next year starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, and I’m extremely excited.  It’s Brave New World for this generation and is equal parts inspiring and terrifying.  Keep your eyes peeled for this on the blog and in the box office.

Generally I’m more into my reds, oranges or warm nudes, but here I am with a pink lipstick.  I’ll be honest and admit that the reason for this purchase initially was Hello October, as I recently subscribed to her Youtube and am loving the pink lip she generally goes for.  I wasn’t sure if it was really me, and almost went for more of a nude, but eventually settled in this lovely true pink.  It’s gorgeous, but I have found the need to adjust the rest of my makeup to suit it.  My default warm, gold and bronze toned eye makeup clashes, so I’ve been experimenting a lot more with different shades in my palettes of late, which is always a good thing!  I absolutely love the formula of these Soap & Glory lipsticks, as they’re very moisturising and comfy to wear; I actually feel like I’m wearing a lip balm!  They’re not amazingly long lasting but I don’t really mind that, and they’re really pigmented.  At £9 they’re a little pricey for a drug store brand, but totally worth it.

My Laptop
Ah, my new laptop.  I was without a laptop for almost three weeks from the end of August to mid-September, after mine gave up on life and was sent away for repairs.  After the repair estimate turned out to be almost £400, I decided it wasn’t worth it, and it was time for a new one.  The problem is I’m poor and unemployed right now, so my wonderful Mother stepped up to the plate and bought this one for me as a very early Christmas present.  I’ll be paying her back as much of the cost as she will accept once I’m able to.  I fully anticipate being forced to sneak money into her handbag to pay her back; we're both ridiculously stubborn, which seems to be something of a family trait. 

 I absolutely love it though; I wanted a smaller one, as my old one was a 15 inch screen and weighed a tonne, making it rather less portable than I would have liked.  I wanted it to be able to run The Sims 4, but only on low graphics settings – nothing fancy.  We ended up with the HP Pavilion, with a dinky little 13.3 inch screen and weighing about 1.6kg, it fits nicely into my larger handbags.  I really wanted to be able to carry it around, as I find I get so much work done when out and about.  This blogpost for example, is being written on a train from Euston to the deep dark North.  Hell yes to portability.

Hopefully you've enjoyed this post, and if so keep an eye out as this is part of my Blogtober series where I post every day.  Check out my other posts from this month and see whether I actually manage to even think of 31 topics!

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