24 Dec Nine Favourite Things – December 2020
Welcome to the ‘9 Favourite Things’ section, each month I’m going to list my top 9 favourite products of the month, that I have tried, reviewed & liked.
1. Ami Whipped Shea Butter
The Ami brand is a small business, black owned by a lady called Dami, who’s backstory caught my attention and decided to purchase a few products from her natural range. The Bergamot whipped shea body butter is a dream on the skin and has become a firm favourite for me. When you apply the body butter, you can see as it literally melts into the skin, glides, absorbs and hydrates without much effort rubbing it into the skin. The infusion of shea with natural oils and ingredients with antibacterial properties that has the ability to hydrate the skin so well and elevate the process of clearing up blemishes.
Check out the website for the range. Whipped Shea Butter with Ylang Ylang & Bergamot Essential Oil from £14.99
2. Balloon sleeve knitted long Cardigan
3. Edamame Beans
4. Lateef Okunnu Photography
Totally obsessed with Lateef Okunnowo photography style. He’s definitely on my radar for future Food, Interior styling & Travel Photography related collaboration. The first picture that caught my eye was him balancing a foot on a step ladder with his other leg on the back to a couch, just to take the ‘perfect’ food photograph. This pictures resonates with the ‘behind the scenes’ feature of many food bloggers doing whatever it takes for the perfect picture, sometimes sustaining injury. You can check him out on www.lateefokunnustudio.com
5. Replica By The Fireplace perfume
The bottle is an understated beauty, very distinctive and the scent is warm spicy with subtle undertones of wood and chestnut that lasts almost all day on your clothes/skin. This is a great quality perfume that is unisex, which is a bonus, as you can get a large bottle and share with your partner or just keep it to yourself. Check it out, Maison Margiela Replica By The Fireplace from £48
6. Christina Galbato’s ‘Her Life By Design’ pod cast
7. Lip scrub
Dry lips are not a pretty sight…. on anyone.
Tried various lip scrubs from atrociously expensive ‘designer’ brands to DIY lip scrubs and I keep coming back to the Lush Bubblegum lip scrub which is a permanent staple in my bathroom. It’s gentle on the lips whilst it exfoliates effectively, smells and tastes great (if it accidentally gets in the mouth) and most importantly does the job of getting rid of dry skin on the lips and promotes supple moist lips. Lush Bubblegum lip scrub 25g £6.50
8. Aldi’s Lime, Basil & Mandarin Reed Diffuser
The Lime, Basil & Mandarin Diffuser price from £3.49
9. SKINCARE: The Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide
2020 ….the year when we all had time and patience to pay attention to our morning and night skincare routine due to mandatory lockdowns all over the world. Caroline Hirons is known to be a straight talker, a no nonsense ‘please don’t BS me’ attitude that is totally apt in the creation of this skincare book. Her explanations of each stage, process and methods are clear and concise, very fool proof and easy to remember. So many products suggestions and at the same time you don’t have the feeling of anything being forced on you. I love this book, it’s truly a skincare bible and I find myself going back to it time and time again to get more information. This is a perfect little present and it’s now available for half price. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.
Skincare: The ultimate no-nonsense guide and Sunday Times No. 1 best-seller £10