Treasure Hunt | October

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

I've been trying a few new things this month. Here are the treasures I have collected this October:

Batiste 2in1 Dry Shampoo & Conditioner Combo | Vanilla & Passionflower_________________

I cut my hair this month and after being informed by my hairdresser that it would get greasy faster, I decided to stock up on dry shampoo. Then I saw this in my local Superdrug and after picking my desired scent (there are three to choose from) I decided to give it a go. She was right, my hair used to be able to go through a whole week without a wash, but now it starts getting greasy by Wednesday which is a new experience for me altogether -greasy hair feels weirdd- This stuff works exactly like dry shampoo and to be honest I don't really notice the difference of the conditioner aspect. I essentially bought it for the scent, it's so unusual and overpowering for a dry shampoo, but it's so bloody nice. The smell stays in your hair until you wash it again as well and you only need a little bit applied to your whole head to give your hair volume again. I request for this scent to be made into a perfume pretty please! 

Cereria Molla Black Vanilla Scented Soy Candle _______________________________________

I picked this up in TK Maxx when I noticed they had all their festive candles laid out. TK Maxx is definitely the best place for candles, especially soy candles and they're not expensive at all. I'm not normally keen on vanilla scents but this is much more musky than the usual sickly, sweet smell. It also is a really slow burner and fills the whole room with a warm, wintery scent, perfect for the cosy nights and fairy lights aesthetic. 

Magic Organic Apothecary | The Green Balm __________________________________________

This wondrous balm came to me by chance whilst shopping with my mum. We headed to one of my favourite shops in Cumbria; a tiny shop called The Linden Tree which sells jewellery and cute things. This was on a little table with other MOA products and I was drawn to the beautiful packaging. I'd never heard of this brand before but they are 100% organic and cruelty free, I asked the lady that ran the shop and she told me the company was created by a woman in Norfolk and now they have their own store in London, good going! The products are based around one main ingredient; yarrow which apparently helps heal and soothe, among other things. I bought this because I am still covered in scars from my adventures in Sicily and I'm hoping the magical yarrow makes it disappear 'abracadabra', it has already made a difference in a month and it leaves my skin feeling ultra soft and the smell is so calming. I'll definitely be buying more from this brand in the future. 

Moon Necklace____________________________________________________________________

Got to stay on brand haven't I! I bought this b e a u t i f u l necklace in a charity shop for just £2! I saw it in the window and just knew it was meant for me, I've been wearing it nearly everyday this month and it brings me a lot of comfort and happiness knowing the moon is close to me. 

Pentel Brush Ink Pen & White Gel Pen _______________________________________________

This month got me back into drawing again and I watched a lot of illustrators on Youtube that use these pens to get the best from their technique. I love drawing in detail and these pens still allow me to do that, but add something else to my drawings and I've been having such fun experimenting with them in my lil' sketchbook. 

Yoga Mat & Yoga with Adriene _____________________________________________________

This month I started and completed the 30 Day Yoga Challenge on Yoga with Adriene's channel. Yoga has definitely allowed me to tackle my anxiety and give me motivation this month. I tend to do a half hour session every morning before breakfast and I can't tell you how good it feels to get back on the mat again, especially when I have a brand spanking new mat. This 'sunset' mat from Amazon is beautiful and the colours are very calming, it grips well and isn't too heavy to carry around. You don't have to have a mat to do yoga, but it does help with the motivation and some of the trickier poses. I'm about to start The Yoga Camp on Adriene's channel as well, hopefully I'll be able to stand on my head by December! 

The End Of The Fucking World _____________________________________________________

I watched the first episode of this on channel 4 and then proceeded to binge watch the rest straight after. It's a really clever and creative program, taking inspiration from Submarine and and all Wes Anderson films. I love the aesthetic of it and the comedy. The plot revolves around two wayward teens who decide to go on a very irrational and riot fuelled roadtrip. It's soo good and you can watch it all on All4 for freee!

Stranger Things __________________________________________________________________

I know I've already mentioned it but I'll keep it brief. This show man, there's nothing else like it, it's a cut above the rest and I'm so happy it exists. That's all I'll say, I can't believe I have to wait until next Halloween to get my ST fix again. #SteveHarringtonMotherOf6 

What's your favourite treasure from this month? 



  1. Ugh I need to start watching the new season of Stranger Things! I loved the first season but I've just been too busy and haven't watched the newest season yet.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    1. It's sooo good and so worth taking some time out of a busy schedule to watch, you wont be disappointed!