The weather has truly turned, so there’s now no denying that we are properly into the season of brown leaves and grey skies. Its time to hang up the summer dresses, put away the bikinis and accept that its starting to get dark before 6pm and you’ll need to bring your emergency umbrella everywhere with you.
Suddenly half of your wardrobe becomes obsolete, your skin starts going crazy and your starting to think about how much all the Christmas presents (yes I said it) you’ll need to buy in the coming months will cost you, so splashing out on all new stuff for yourself seems impossible, but I’ve got you covered with a few things that will help you survive the time without breaking the bank..
Colourblock jumper, £10, Primark
Pastel, woolly and cosy, check! Who said you have to stick to mustard and berry shades this autumn?
Full of Grace serum bar, £8.25, Lush
A lovely Lushie in my local store showed me this skincare wonder, which leaves skin feeling soft and smooth for days! Use as a standalone product, or apply it before using a face-mask to help the goodness soak in!
Proof It! Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer, £6, NYX
There’s nothing worse than spending a few minutes walking through drizzle to discover that its destroyed your whole face. I have genuinely tested this under running water and saw no budge so yeah this badboy works!
Chelsea boots, £8, Primark
New boots can cost the earth, but these are crazy comfy and available in a bunch of different colours too!
Charity Pot 45g, £3.75, Lush
Cold weather can be so drying for your skin, and not only does this little pot fit nicely into a handbag or desk drawer, it also does wonderful things for some amazing causes. Psst! If you collect 5 black pots you can exchange them for a free fresh face mask!
Pink Peg Trousers with Bow,
£22 £9, ASOS
I am obsessed with these trousers. I bought them on a whim and didn’t think they’d be my style but for £9 thought ‘why not?’, but I actually want to wear them all the time!
Smart Nail Lacquer in Melon, £2.50, KIKO
Because melon sounds so much nicer than mustard, and this nail paint is cruelty free and a total bargain!
Campfire Singalong 8oz candle jar, £7.50, Maple and Whisky
Fill your home with the smell of bonfires and toasted marshmallows, but I warn you, this candle will make you hungry!
Meteor Storm eyeshadow palette, £9.99, Barry M
I’ve had my eye on this palette for a little while now and I think when payday comes round this will have to be mine. Its got copper, its got berry tones and its full of shimmer!
A travel mug
Did you know that a lot of coffee places do discounts if you bring in your own travel mug? There are tonnes of cute ones out there these days too!
What are your essentials for this time of year?