Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Things I'm Loving Right Now

Hello everyone! I thought I'd talk about some of the beauty and non-beauty bits and pieces I've been enjoying recently. :)

Beauty favourites

The Body Shop Mango Eau de Toilette
I got this within a gift set of other products in the Mango range from The Body Shop and have liked the whole set, but this has been my favourite. Something about this perfume just perks me up in the morning - it's very sweet, but not overwhelmingly so. It's quite a summery scent, but still great for all year round. And it's very affordable at £8.50 for 30ml. Not much else to say except I'd definitely recommend giving this a whiff next time you're in the shop!

Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara 
I have this in this pretty 'retro summer' limited edition packaging, which doesn't seem to be available anymore, so I've linked to the original one. This mascara is actually nearing it's 6 month use by date, which is a shame as I've really enjoyed using it! It's not quite as good as Maybelline's Lash Sensational Mascara (which I reviewed here). But it's still a great product, giving me beautiful length and volume with very little time or effort needed. (Which is good because as you can tell from the name, it does promise giving you volume in one second). It's a little expensive for a drugstore mascara at £9.99, but it's included in offers quite often - there's a '3 for 2 on Bourjois' offer on at Boots at the moment.

Dior Addict Lipstick in Spring Ball Extreme
I got this ages ago, using birthday money after my 21st birthday. I didn't use to wear it very often (don't really know why - I guess when you have high end things you want to treasure them more often or something, but really their expensiveness is all the more reason to get your money's worth and use them!) but lately I reach for this a lot - it's a gorgeous peachy-pink. There's a good swatch (not mine) of it here alongside 'Spring Ball'. You can also see one of those freaky close ups of my lips with it on here:

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat
I won't go on about this too much as I talked about it in my last post, but I've used this for a few weeks now and I'm loving it! I'm not sure at the moment whether it's better than the MAC Prep and Prime Highlighting Pen in Radiant Rose that I used up, but we'll see. ;)

Non-beauty favourites

Chocolate: Golden Eggs 

Holy crap these are good. When I saw Alice Anne from Annie Writes Beauty rave about these on Twitter, I knew I had to try them. I am now officially hooked - you wouldn't have thought chocolate eggs could get any better than Mini Eggs, but I actually prefer these. The only problem is that I pretty much buy a packet every time I go to a shop, ie they may only a pound a bag but I'll probably go broke soon haha.

Wait a second: will we still be able to get these after Easter?! :o

TV: Happy Valley
Image credit: BBC (please don't sue me Beeb)

This programme isn't my usual pick - I don't really go for depressing crime dramas, especially ones with gore. (Don't be fooled by the name, it's an unhappy valley.) The first series was good, but this second series (which ends tonight!) has been even better. It's gripping television and you can just lose yourself for an hour and enjoy it. It's a shame the series is ending so soon, but at the same time I'm really excited to see how they'll tie up all the loose ends. And considering how good it is and how high the viewing figures are, they're surely going to make a third series right? I hope so! Definitely give it a watch if you're looking for a great drama to sink your teeth into.

Cereal: Curiously Cinnamon by Nestlé

I know what you're thinking: 'Really, Sabrina? A cereal?! Are you mad?' but this deserves a mention because it's the best non-chocolatey cereal I've come across. This is the kind of cereal that I just can't help but snack on if I'm really hungry and waiting for my dinner to cook...I have even been known to take some in a sandwich bag to snack on at work. Trust me, this is a really great way to start your day. I also think it's really great value when bought from Asda as it's only £2 for this large box, which will last you a while (or not in my case, because I keep snacking on them).

Book: The Humans by Matt Haig

I haven't read a lot of this yet, but so far I'm really enjoying it. It's by the same author as Reasons to Stay Alive and Matt also follows me on Twitter - hi Matt if you happen to be reading this (which is unlikely but there we go). The start of this book was absolutely hilarious and it's quite unique to anything I've read before. Here's a synopsis:

After an 'incident' one wet Friday night where Professor Andrew Martin is found walking naked through the streets of Cambridge, he is not feeling quite himself. Food sickens him. Clothes confound him. Even his loving wife and teenage son are repulsive to him. He feels lost amongst a crazy alien species and hates everyone on the planet. Everyone, that is, except Newton, and he's a dog.

What could possibly make someone change their mind about the human race...?

What beauty and/or non-beauty things are you loving lately?

Sabrina xx


  1. Trying to avoid the Tesco opposite the office to stop myself from buying the golden eggs! Although I caved the other day and bought regular mini eggs haha

    Laura // Laura Wardrobe



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