Yaaay, another month another favourites. I actually did a really smart thing and noted down things I’d be loving throughout the month so I didn’t have that horrible planning session at the end of the month trying to think of anything I’ve used or done and loved. Check me out, actually being organised!
I have been completely and utterly obsessed with one thing this month. It’s not makeup or haircare or skincare or clothes – it’s Moana. I finally watched it this month and I cannot believe it’s taken me this long. I kept starting it and then switching it off because I had other things to do or I wasn’t in a sit-down-and-watch-a-film mood, but the day I finally watched it all, I never looked back. I’ve probably watched it almost every single day this month, I’ve spoken about it so much that I’ve actually made my boyfriend want to watch it, and I still have the album playing on repeat when I’m going to and from work and when I’m cleansing in the evenings. If you haven’t watched it, do it right now. I can sense that I’m gonna need some sort of Moana merchandise and I definitely need to own the film, which has been added to my birthday wishlist.
In the Glossybox this month, there was a rather unusual product – a whitening toothpaste by Taylor’s 32, a brand I’ve never heard of before. Coincidentally I had just run out of toothpaste and wasn’t in the mood to spend money on it so really, it came at the perfect time. I got it in fennel & mint, which is an odd taste but obviously still minty and keeps my mouth feeling fresh. BUT, the best part, IT ACTUALLY WHITENS. I’m always skeptical of whitening toothpastes, I’ve used Oral-b before and possibly some Colgate ones but I’ve always felt like the results weren’t any good and weren’t noticeable, which was what I wanted. My boyfriend has actually commented on how white my teeth look now, he said, and I quote, “they’ve whitened a lot but not so much that you look like Ross in that episode of Friends.” The true sign of a good toothpaste. I’m definitely going to repurchase this in all the flavours because it’s only £5. And I’m not joking. I’m going to buy some, and so is my boyfriend, and so should all of you.
I decided to start a bullet journal after reading THIS post by Linda and I’ve become fully obsessed with it. I’m constantly on Pinterest pinning bullet journal inspiration photos and practicing my drawings in my draft notebook. I’m quite obsessive and have to draw things out a few times before I can copy it into my bujo, and even then I use pencil just in case mistakes happen. I’m planning a full post on my bullet journal and what’s in it so I don’t want to go into too much detail, but I think it’s the perfect tool to organise your thoughts and explore your creativity. I always thought my creativity was limited to writing, but it’s absolutely not and you should push yourself out of your creative comfort zones because you never know what you might discover.
I’ve been experimenting quite a lot with my photography this month, and it has actually been a successful experiment, much to my surprise. I usually always struggle with photography but it’s actually becoming one of my favourite aspects of blogging now, especially since we’re getting into Autumn/Winter so I can crack out all the themed seasonal props. I feel like my flatlays have improved massively, and my photography in general, and I actually enjoy them. Thanks to my new wooden board and my marble place-mat, I’m finding it a lot easier to create beautiful flatlays that I can be proud of and actually want to share on my social media. I used to not be able to flatlay at all so I would avoid it at all costs, but if you can figure out what props and layouts work for you, they’re really, really fun.
What have you been loving through September?