Friday, 12 October 2018

September Favourites and Thoughts

Laura's september favourites on top of a moth shaped plate

Hello, I know what you are thinking – Laura it’s almost the end of October, where have you been? Why haven’t you done September favourites earlier? Well, I will explain.

I moved into my new spacious flat on 7th of September, then shortly after my Master's course started. Days melted away as I was either working in a residential care home or at university. I have also started my driving lessons at last (it’s terrifying). I feel proud yet so tired.

Anyways, I still wanted to share a couple of things (and people) that I have loved this month.

September Monthly Favourites 

The Star Jar  

Ellen is a lovely girl, I found her on a Blogging Buddies page (more on that later) and then we started chatting on Facebook. Eventually, we had an incredible coffee meeting. Both of us being socially anxious individuals, I’m amazed how easy conversing with her was. She is mainly blogs about books, check her out!

Little White Socks 

Aycan’s blog astound me, it’s pink, it’s colourful in the right ways. She has an incredible ‘brand’. Everything on her blog seems to have a purpose. I visit her blog for creative inspiration. In her blog there is something for everyone – from beauty to craft. Browse her blog!

Jenny is a professional, smart and honest blogger. She works so hard and always has wise thoughts to share. She posts high-quality content consistently and an active communicator in the blogger community. Give Jenny some love!

Maybelline Superstay 24 hour foundation (£9.99) 

 I have seen Sophdoesnails rave about this foundation on YouTube and it intrigued me to get it. After all, my combination skin was crying for more coverage. I don’t tend to like matte foundations, however, this Maybelline product surprised me. I only need two little pumps to cover my blemishes and it does not feel heavy at all. There are also 17 shades available, quite good for drugstore!

Maybelline superstay foundation

L’Oreal Color Riche Matte Lipstick (Moka Chic) (£6.99) 

This is my favourite nude lipstick shade. The colour is just right, your lips but better sort of thing. I think it smells great and feels comfortable on the lips.

Loreal moka chic lipstick

Mac Matte Lipstick (Diva) (£17.50) 

Autumn has arrived, meaning that it’s finally time for those autumnal purple and burgundy lips. I have been loving the ‘vampy’ look lately. MAC lipsticks are iconic.

Mac diva lipstick

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Perfume (£52 for 30ml) 

 I got this perfume for my birthday back in April. I love it, it has such a mysterious scent with vivid notes of coffee and vanilla.  When I’m wearing this perfume, it makes me feel like a grown-up.

YSL black opium perfume

Roti House 

An incredible, affordable restaurant serving delicious Indian cuisine in Hatfield. The staff there provide great service and the food is top quality.

CafĂ©, restaurant and a bar in one. They serve great coffee, cocktails, and amazing food. I had their Classic Club sandwich and it was heavenly. The atmosphere was chill there as well. I highly recommend this place! They are open in quite a few places in London.  

Moth Plate 

I got this incredible plate to store miscellaneous things (probably jewelry) in the Halloween section of Tkmaxx. As soon as I found it in the shop, I grabbed it immediately.

Moth shaped black plate

Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) 

 I was never into musicals, so when my boyfriend insisted for me to watch this one, I was kind of meh, yeah maybe. Surprisingly, this film is great! It’s a horror, sci-fi musical starring Alexa Vega from Spy Kids as the main protagonist and there are few scenes with Paris Hilton (she is not that bad). The soundtrack is AMAZING!


Pinterest is one of these sites that you don’t ever fully understand. I mean at least for me, it comes across this way. However, it’s an incredible resource for inspiration. It’s like a treasure chest full of everything. I’m always learning how to best approach Pinterest, my boards are organised around different areas of at the moment – Life Inspiration, Art Inspiration, Blogging Inspiration and more. You can find me on Pinterest here

These are all of my late September favourite things and people. I hope you have enjoyed reading and found at least one thing that made you go “Oooooh, I want to try it!”. What have you been loving in September, and how is your life currently? 

My apologies for being so slow with the blogging side of things. Keeping up to date with life is tough. I hate being an adult!

Pinterest image that says september favourites


  1. Sounds like you had a good month :)
    That moth plate is lush!
    Cora |

    1. Hey! A crazy month :) I hope you have had a great autumn so far x

  2. This is exciting! Sounds like you had a great month, I know what you mean about the month disappearing before you realise. You be definitely been busy. There are some great favourites here!

    Gemma |

    1. I'm glad you have enjoyed reading through the list :) and yeah absolutely, the time goes so quick!

  3. No I totally feel the same way about pinterest, I feel like I'll never fully understand it either! And I've been using it for a few years now and I still feel the same way.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode