October has arrived and I’m not sure if I have mentioned it yet on the blog, but on the 21st November I fly away to Australia! It’s a pretty big move from Manchester in the UK all the way to the other side of the world, but an exciting one and I cannot wait to make the relocation! This means that now I have entered October, my usual wish list of snuggly Winter clothes and Autumn essentials doesn’t quite work, so I have made a new October Lust List featuring little things I need to take with me for the big move!
Here it is….
1. Ernest Jones Heart Pendant Necklace, £35
I’m switched from a statement jewellery kind of girl to a fine jewellery fan, and seeing as the majority of my November and December is going to be spent on the beach (sorry!) I am really lusting after some beautiful, high quality delicate jewellery that I can wear everyday. When I’m over in Sydney I’ll also be attending job interviews, therefore I want a cute yet stylish set to effortlessly add that little bit of sparkle. Ernest Jones are leaders in jewellery, therefore I headed over to their website and spotted this dainty crystal heart pendant necklace. This will look fab teamed with a sheer white blouse and shorts for those sunny evenings!
2. Ernest Jones Silver Heart Stud Earrings, £20
…And true jewellery fans know that a gorgeous necklace needs matching earrings! Keeping with simplicity, I am also really loving these Silver heart outline stud earrings which are so pretty. These will look lovely sat in my ears through the red hot days on the beach and for those scorching evenings!
3. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF15, £30- BobbiBrown.co.uk
My number one foundation has always been Estee Lauder Double Wear, however for days when I don’t want such a full face on, I opt for Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation. It lasts for 12 hours and has absolutely no pink tones in. To some people, you may naturally have pink tones is your skin and want a foundation that matches, but for me I personally despise it. As I’ll be lapping up sunnier shores, I think it will be time to put aside my Double Wear and switch to Bobbi Brown from now on!
4. Shu Uemura Foundation and Conncealer Brush £32 – Space NK
I don’t know how a beauty junkie like me has managed to survive the past 6 months without a foundation brush. I chucked my old one away and had every intention of replacing it, and just never got round to it. So it’s been a case of layering up my foundation and concealer with trusty finger tips. My make-up bag desperately needs a new foundation/concealer brush ready for Australia, therefore I am saving up to purchase this luxury one from Space NK. Designed to be effortlessly used for both foundation and concealer product, its a two in one hero!
5. Ted Baker Melan Black Bow Sweet Talk iPhone Case – £19 Ted Baker at ASOS
The whole cute little plastic bows design Ted Baker have been running for the past few seasons across their accessories is such a lovely finishing touch. The bows appear on ipad and laptop cases, make-up bags and handbags, and now iPhone cases. This one below but be a quirky little iPhone protector for my phone, and seeing as I opt for sleek black in almost everything, this one has my name on it.
6. Happy Jackson Set of 3 Cheery Notebooks – ASOS
One thing you can never have enough of is notebooks. For me personally anyway. And how adorable is this little pack of 3 notebooks from ASOS, by Happy Jackson. They feature 3 little cheery covers for example the ‘I Love Lists’ slogan, which also make these perfect gifts for friends. I don’t know about you but I have to have a notebook in my bag, at my bedside and at my desk, so no doubt whilst I’m travelling to Australia I’ll need one for the aeroplane, my backpack, my pocket….you get the gist!
7. Elemis Freshskin Discovery Set, £19.90 Time To Spa
My favourite skincare brand Elemis has produced mini take-away kits of their Freshskin ranges, and this discovery set below includes a selection of trusty products that are great to take with you where ever you plan to go. This would make a fantastic skincare kit to bring with me to oversee my first few weeks whilst I travel up the East Coast of Australia. In it, it contains the Peachy Perfect Gentle Facial Wash 30ml, Skin Glow Exfoliating Face Wash 30ml, Softly Softly Daily Moisturiser 15ml, Dreamy Sleep Night time Moisturiser 15ml and x3 sachets of the Deep Clean Purifying Face Masks. Designed for teens to twenties, these little skincare saviours aim to clear up skin and keep in clean and fresh. Ideal for washing off the layers of sun cream I’ll have on no doubt!