Hellooooo everyone!

It’s that time again, we’ve come to another end of the month and are one step closer to Christmas. As my friend Sammy said, I’ve become the Anti-Grinch in the fact that I’m stealing the rest of the year as to only allow Christmas. One of my favourite compliments I think!

Anyhoo, October has been a month of prepping and getting into the mix of the Autumn season. Lots of berry tones, browns, warm scents and a bit of eager festive cheer – don’t you just love Autumn?!

Brown Lips – Before Kylie Jenner started rocking her signature pout, I don’t think many of us would have jumped on the old 90’s brown nude trends circa Friends Series 3. However this time round, the shades don’t leave your teeth as yellow and look so beautiful against a dusty pink – perfect AW staple shade to lead you into all those reds and purples.

My Brown Lip Picks Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm in Sultry | Oriflame THE ONE Colour Unlimited Lipstick in Mocha Intensity | Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Liqueur | Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Mademoiselle | Aveda Lip Liner in 880 Kantola Bean (see similar in Tiramisu)

Winter Perfume – Autumn is the main transitional season, and I love a deeper scent to spritz. YSL Elle was the first perfume I ever fell for, so I love to blend this with some sweeter scents in the day for an autumnal feel before letting it work it’s magic in the evening. A gorgeous mix of jasmine, ginger, musk and cedar for any lady.

Seasonal Tea Drinking – Oh look, another Pukka Tea mention. I simply can’t look at the website and not get over excited at the amazing range of flavours on offer, what’s a herbal tea girl to do?! My favourite teas just got even better with some new autumn introductions – Three Cinnamon, this was made for me, and I’m keen to try the Star Anise and Cinnamon blend – heaven! I love infusing the Three Cinnamon and Ginger together for a warming after-lunch treat, whilst Vanilla Chai does the evening relaxing perfectly. Soon I’ll be cracking out the Revitalise box and then you know it’s Christmas.

Michael Buble – The best Christmas album to sing along to in the car? It sure is! Don’t mind me getting eager with the crimbo tunes, but Mr Buble’s album is a classic to get you in a winter warming mood at the snap of your fingers. Lovely background noise to make cookies to – it works like a charm.

Scented Candles – My one true love. I think I have a problem with buying cinnamon based candles – I now have 4 Cinnavanilla candles in my collecion, because they’re hard to find and are my absolute favourite smell at this time of year! TK Maxx and Homesense have the best value range for scented candles that also last ages too, so the addition of Spiced Cider and Hollyberry and Clove have been welcomed with open arms and make my room smell like an enchanted grotto – careful you don’t get lost in the Christmas explosion.

Just a taste of my Christmas and winter obsession. As the Anti-Grinch, you’ll be seeing more festive treats coming your way over the next month and probably some more Pukka Teas and scented candles. One can never have too many candles, and one cannot be more than happy that Autumn has snuggled down into my life. Here’s to November!

Are you a fan of scented candles? Will you be celebrating Halloween tomorrow or are you more of a festive girl like me? Have you been loving the brown lip trend?

Lots of Love,

Lauren x

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