Wednesday, 30 September 2015

September Favourites

This September favourites is a bit of a holiday-special one, as for most of the month I was out of the country sunning myself! This also meant I had access to a lot more amazing items that I wouldn't normally and found a lot of exciting new things! Take a look below to find out what I've been loving lately.

I have this really odd thing about quirky things to drink out of, whether that be glasses or mugs. I was specifically banned by Matt from buying any more. However, I ended up buying three! One of which was this wonderful mug from Disneyland Florida. Do you recognise this little fella? Yep, it's Chip from Beauty & the Beast! I wanted something from Disney to take home as a little memento and this was perfect, something I would actually use and that would make me smile every time I saw it!

Being a major chocoholic, I was drawn to the Lindt shop in Florida like a magnet, dragging my boyfriend behind me as I went. Sure, you can get Lindt chocolates in England, but this was a whole shop! Not only that, but it was all much cheaper too! We noticed they had an Labour Day offer on where you could choose 100 of any of the Lindor balls for something like $30 which I don't think was too bad! (Or perhaps I'm lying to myself...) I had great fun running around the shop, scooping up dozens of all the different flavours of which we didn't have back home. Peanut Butter, Almond, Coconut, Sea Salt, many choices! I've been dipping into the bag every day since I got these and it's a lovely little treat, especially as I can never remember which flavour is which!


When I popped into MAC and the artist was painting some new foundation (more on that soon!) onto me, I also noticed that she used the MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage primer and I noticed such a difference with how my make up looked and felt. It glided easily onto my skin and set incredibly well, helping my face look smooth and flawless once foundation was used. Hours later, my make up was still in place, so a few days later I went back and picked up the primer and have used it ever since! I used to use Benefit's Porefessional but in my opinion I have much more success with MAC and I prefer the way it feels almost like a moisturiser. I would definitely recommend and can't believe this my first Prep + Prime product! 


This isn't an actual item but I couldn't not include it after this month! I always wanted to be a mermaid when I was younger and this was the next best thing. I only learnt how to snorkel last year in Egypt and it took me a long time to get the breathing right as it felt like such an alien concept to me. But I finally got the hang of it and enjoyed it so much that I couldn't not do it when in the Bahamas too! It's so wonderful to be able to glide along the ocean, peering down into the depths below, watching a completely other world go by. If you have any worries or thoughts they completely disappear when you are in the water as you are totally swallowed up by it. If you've never tried snorkelling before, you really must, it is one hell of an experience.


I have been fortunate enough to go to two wonderful countries this month and it's really reminded me how vast the world is and just how much I want to see of it. I have a massive list of places I want to visit and it excites me just thinking about the experiences that I hope to have in my lifestyle. I'm not even necessarily talking about foreign countries as there is so much on our own doorstep to enjoy. I really do think travel broadens your horizons and helps you think a little differently about life, about how short it is and about what really matters. I will leave you with this quote by Mary Ritter Beard: "Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living."

I hope you enjoyed this slightly different favourites, I'd love to know what you've been enjoying lately? And where is next on your travel list?

Emily x



  1. Oh my gosh your photos are AMAZING, so so stunning!! I'm obsessed with the cup, it's so cute!
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

  2. Omg that cup cup is so so cute, I need to get me one of those. I love Lindor chocolates, they are such a nice treat x

    Beauty with charm

  3. Ohh, how I miss Lindt Lindor balls! Back when I was working, my colleagues would bring back bags of them whenever they travel and I would eat so many of it to the point I feel sick. They are just so yummy! And I absolutely adore your mug, it's so freaking cute.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  4. Next on my travel list? It is endless and the top priorities change almost every day. Right now I am torn between Canada and South Africa. But it could be Bali by tomorrow.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  5. All of these are just perfection! I can't wait to go abroad (Caribbean) over Christmas after this, not that I wasn't excited before, haha! But now I think I'll be buying chocolate tomorrow as well... ;)

    Filippa ⎮

  6. Oh my gosh why did you have to show me the Chip mug?!! I have enough as it is but I have to have it. :]

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  7. I always find myself loving of your favourites Emily! That chip mug is so freakin' adorable! (Him, cogsworth and lumiere were some of my favourites hehe). Ahhh chocolate lindt bowls, I can't imagine how excited I would be in a proper Lindt store. Oooh can't wait to hear about your Mac foundation experience, I'm wanting to pick up a few Mac products from dutyfree at the end of this year so would love to hear your thoughts! P.S. Adore that travel quote!!!


  8. Safe travels!! I love Lindt chocolates, they are so delicious. XO, Ellese

  9. That Chip cup is far too cute! I love it! Also, traveling is definitely so much fun!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

  10. Amazing finds! I love that brand of chocolate and the mug is adorable. So many places on my travel list too!


  11. You've got some great favourites. I want to travel more!!

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  12. Chip!!! That is the best mug I have ever seen! He is so cute!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

  13. I adore that Chip mug! It's so colorful and cheery. I definitely think breaking your no more mugs rule was worth it. Although now I'm curious to see what the other two you bought were. And totally agree about what you have to say about travel. Went to Chicago last month, but would love to go somewhere a little more exotic.

    xx Yasmin

  14. That cup is so cute!!! I should get one too :) I love Lindor chocolates, they are so delicious! Also definitely agree with that quote xx

  15. I need that mug, it's amazing!! I've never tried snorkeling but would love to try!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  16. Traveling is easily the best thing I think one can do! Also, I was so distracted as soon as I saw your AWESOME MUG. That thing is the cutest one I've ever seen. Ugh. I need to get one myself haha. And girl, don't worry, I constantly buy a bunch of new ones even though you can only drink one cup of tea at a time.

    N- Naomi in Wonderland

  17. Oh my gosh those Lindt chocolate balls look delicious - I always indulge in boxes of those come December, during the festive seasons! Yum! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  18. Love that cup - I need to get myself one! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

  19. Great post, these pictures are incredible!!

  20. Awww I love that Chip mug, it's so cute! I absolutely love Lindor chocolates so I would've been in heaven - and that does sound like a bargain! Great favourites x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

  21. I must join the band wagon and say the Chip mug is fabulous. I am a little envious ;). Also Chocolate + seaside = best photo combination.

  22. aw the little mug at the top, i remember always wanting one of them as a child, still do haha :) x x

  23. Lindt, YASSS! I had some a few days ago, and I just love them! And yay for Chip!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  24. That mug really reminds me of the Beauty and the Beast! Lovely that you got to travel,I can't wait to travel too...~~

    Celly | Asian Beauty and Makeup Blog

  25. Oh my goodness, I NEED the Chip mug! Nothing ever beats Disney. Your photos are amazing.

    Kirsty xo |

  26. Lovely post!

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  28. Oh i love snorkeling.
    Makes me feel like I belong to the sea
    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  29. I love that chip cup! :D

    My sister has been to Disneyland a few times, if I had know you could get the cup there I would have asked her to bring it back for me, haha! I've never been, although I'd really like to go one day. Maybe when the toddler is older :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  30. Disney for the win! Such a cute mug! X

    Vegan eats in a day on-

  31. Cool faves :)

  32. I want a chip mug! I had a really cute mug but my boyfriend smashed it accidentally. So I need a new cutie one.
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

  33. Your pictures are gorgeous and the mug is adorable <3
    Ramsha | Rose

  34. I'm a toootal chocoholic myself but I didn't realise they made a peanut butter flavour of Lindt?!? Ohh my!! *heart eye emoji x10000*

    That Chip mug is too cute!

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

  35. Omg that Chip mug!!!! I need it in my life. This was a lovely post and your blog is fabulous..

  36. Love the mug! You have very good taste! ;)

    Roxie x
    The Beautiful Bluebird

  37. That chip mug is so cute! Throws me back to my childhood so much.

  38. My favourite is that Chip mug. It's so cute. I'm wondering if it can talk as it was in Beauty and The Beast, it must be cutest to the fullest hahaha.

    Love, Dayu | Fairytale Odyssey


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