September ended up being a pretty quiet month for me; we didn't venture out much and there weren't great selections on at the cinema this month so that took a back seat for a change.
Definitely more downs than ups this month in terms of general life; Dean is not happy in his current job and feels a little lost in regards to the future. He is thinking about looking into doing a course on something, but is unsure what. He feels left behind because his younger friends are off travelling and doingthings, whereas he is a boring, old newly-wed! I say newly-wed - we've already been married four whole months which is a little crazy! Anyway, hopefully he will cheer up soon... He did buy me these lovely flowers though:
I also got to meet this little lad, Rupert, a new addition to the in-laws' pet family!
So with my general gloomy mood, blogging did take a bit of a nose-dive as I just wasn't feeling very inspired and was generally feeling pretty lazy! Apologies for that, but we all feel that way at some point. I'm slowly getting back into it and enjoying drafting up some new posts. One point to mention is that I am very happy with my new blog name and design:
Work is extremely busy at the moment which makes our up-coming holiday all the more enticing! Just two weeks until I'm lounging around on a cruise ship, heading for sunny Spain and Portugal! Suggestions on what to where there in October would be much appreciated.
We enjoyed a spontaneous trip to the cathedral city of Salisbury, Wiltshire; it was my first time there and it was lovely. It didn't feel like a city which was nice! We timed our visit well as there was a French and vintage market on. We did indulge in some French sweets...
I did make a few fashion and beauty purchases this month, some of which I still have to share with you. All in good time, folks.
Diet-wise, my healthy eating has slipped a little but on the other hand, I have done well with increasing my water intake. I'm looking forward to the weather turning colder so I can start making some soups! I made a lovely chicken curry just last night:
And to conclude the end of September, here are a few of my favourite things this month:
I was so excited for this amazing period drama returning to our screens this month! The first episode was an excellent start to the new series! I love seeing how people lived in different eras and I love how this show grows with the changing times; I find it fascinating!
Another TV show I was extremely excited about returning was Most Haunted! I've loved this show for such a long time and the long wait of the new series is finally over! So far, the new series has been very interesting and exciting to watch.
With my current moisturiser nearing the end of the tube and with my upcoming holiday in mind, I opted for Amie's SPF15 moisturiser which should leave skin soft and hydrated while protecting from the elements. With ingredients such as sunflower seed oil, kakadu plum and blueberry.
I didn't need a new facial wash yet, but I really want to try out more products from Amie, so I got this exfoliating wash which contains green apple, lemon extract, blueberry seed and vitamin E bursting beads. It claims to aid with unblocking pores, lifting away excess oil, dead skin cells, dirt and grime, and helps to soften and nourish skin. Although it says "daily", I will probably trial this as an in-between gentle exfoliator every other day.
I've wanted to try this brand for ages and at the time of purchasing, these were on offer so I thought I'd try out the Argan oil range as it claims to restore shine and softness, while strengthening hair.
My cuticles and nails are not in the best shape right now, so I was looking for a nourishing, repairing product and found this cuticle oil. It has a tropical scent with coconut and pineapple and claims to hydrate, heal and nourish cuticles. This is pretty expensive so I am hoping for great things!
I wanted to try out Superdrug's B. range and opted for this lip gloss. I've only tested it very quickly and it was very sticky, but I shall give it another try soon and hopefully it dries to a matte finish. There didn't seem to be much pigmentation with this shade and it gave a sheer finish.
Have you picked up anything new lately? Let me know if you've tried any of the above!