30 October 2012

October Favourites

It's that time again folks, my favourite items from October!

I don't have that many to be honest, this month seems to have just vanished before my eyes as I've been working so much it has been crazy! Anyhow, I did manage to put a few things together which I really have being enjoying, with one in particular being my favourite....bet you can guess!

Ok, so my favourite thing has to be my new phone! I finally upgraded from my Blackberry which had past it's sell by date as far as I was concerned, it was broken and the reception was so poor. I'm so glad to be rid of it! I love my new phone guys!

I have decided to feature two lip balms, even though one is technically classed as lip butter.  I have being using both throughout this month and I've loved them equally but for different reasons. The Burt's Bees lip balm was something I had been lusting after for ages as I really wanted to try Burt's Bees as they are a popular cruelty free brand, however, I do find their products a little on the pricey side so I picked up probably the cheapest thing that they do. I picked up the original lip balm which has a minty taste to it which I feel isn't too overpowering. I find it moisturises my lips quite well when they are behaving, however they have gone very sore recently so I'm looking for something more to help sort this out. These cost £3.69 which at first I thought is quite pricey for a lip balm, however after using it I would re-purchase again.

The second lip balm is by Nivea, which is quite a new product as far as I'm aware. I first saw this over at Hello Terri Lowe, where I was immediately intrigued as I have some kind of lip balm addiction. This lip balm costs £2.25 which is pretty good because oh my god it smells amazing...I would buy it for the smell alone. The actual product is a lovely consistency, I can see why they describe it as "butter", it isn't very thick however therefore I don't find it as moisturising as I do the Burt's Bees lip balm.

Lastly is my new mascara by Soap and Glory, it is the new 'Thick and Fast' mascara in black. I was after a new one as my L'Oreal Million Lashes has started to go a tad clumpy now so I wanted a new cruelty free option to replace it. I've really enjoyed using it so far, I have quite long lashes already so I don't need much from mascara really other than to just make them stand out a little more; I find this does the trick beautifully!

What have you being enjoying this October?

Also, seeing as I have a new phone now I have got myself set up on Instagram....finally!! My username is ‘alittleboatsailing’; I'd love to find some of you guys on there!



  1. I've enjoyed using the nivea lip butter as well, its different enough to justify having both a balm and a butter in your hand bag :) x

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

  2. I love, love, love Burt's Bees lip balms :) xo

    1. I can see me picking up more now I have tried them.....uh oh! :P x

  3. I was going to get this phone! is it good? :) x


    1. So far so good Elaine, I love it so much! It was a huge change to my previous phone so I was quite scared really but I'm glad I went for it :) xx

  4. Love your blog :) think i need to get my hands on this Nivea lipbalm! Heard good things about this :) I have the caramel cream one and i love it so much!


    1. Aww thank you Lisa, so nice to see someone browsing my older posts :D
      I like it, it tastes rather yummy! It isn't as moisturising as I would like but hey, I guess we can't have everything haha!



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