A monthly collection of five of our favourite things done, seen, tasted, heard, smelt, worn, bought, savoured, enjoyed, touched, liked or loved.

This month, Sam, lists her favourites for October:

1. NARS Laguna Bronzer

My only splurge purchase from Australia (*sniff*). I vacillated between this and the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush but eventually settled on the bronzer on account of the fact that I religiously wear sunscreen (premature ageing is not welcome!) and I have been looking more sallow pale than I would like to lately. I can report that the bronzer is a cult product for a reason – I have worn it every day since buying it and love the warm glow on my face.

In other news – NARS PLEASE COME TO SOUTH AFRICA! Love, every female.

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2. Anna Louise Sleepwear

I ordered a set of these palm print pjs from Anna Louise a few weeks ago, as an intended gift for my new sister-in-law. Unfortunately, they did not arrive in time for her bridal shower (sorry Andy) so I kept them for myself. Besides being far more stylish than a recycled race t-shirt, they are also incredibly soft and comfortable. I will definitely be spoiling myself with more Anna Louise sleepwear going forward.

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3. “The fault in our stars”

One of the best movies I have watched this year! I enjoyed it so much that I bought the book on my Kindle shortly afterwards and loved the book, too. I confess I am a book snob; there are few movies that ever live up to the book (I’m looking at you, Silver Linings Playbook) but I felt the movie captured the narrative of the book incredibly well. If you haven’t read the book or watched the movie, I highly recommend both. Especially, if you are in need of a good cry…

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4. Thierry Mulger – Alien

As mentioned here, Ilaria spoilt me with a pamper day for my birthday (yes, I chose my best friend well) and got this lovely bottle of Alien perfume. Unfortunately, I am not very good at picking up scents in perfume so I wouldn’t be able to adequately explain the notes – I do definitely detect some vanilla – but I love the fragrance and it seems to last a few hours more than my beloved Dior (J’adore). It is feminine and inviting from the first spray and slowly changes during the wear.

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5. Woolworths Chamomile Tea

In an attempt to control my post-dinner sugar cravings I have resorted to a cup of tea or coffee after eating. The new Woolworths Chamomile Tea is the perfect post-dinner companion – the delightful flower-y scent is somewhat sweet smelling (almost eliminating the chocolate demons), while the lack of caffeine helps me relax before bedtime. Delish!

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Happy Friday and Happy Halloween!

sam

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