lifestyle October Favourites 7th November 2018

Laura Has a Blog

Happy hump day everyone! Usually, I would do a ‘goals’ post at the beginning of each month, but I’m kinda bored of that. Setting yourself goals is great and everything, but I think I’d like to take a different approach and review my favourites instead. They can be anything from TV shows to food! It’s far less pressure and a lot more fun.

So what were my favourites for October? I have a couple in mind so let’s get straight into it.

Crochet

After harping on about not having a hobby and how I wanted to learn for the best part of a year, I finally took the time to figure it out and teach myself. I have LIDL to thank for this really… they had a “Bumper Book of Crochet” and I felt compelled to buy it. It reignited my urge to want to learn and taught me a lot of the basic stitches I needed to get started. I’m still far from perfect, but I’m actually really proud of how far I’ve come in the space of 3 weeks. I’ve got pretty good and made 2 Amigurumi pieces and a nice cosy beanie for my husband.
Laura Has a BlogMy favourite creation so far has to be my little giraffe. He was so much fun to make and I’m currently adapting him into a Reindeer on the recommendation from the other half. It’s coming along really well, so I’m excited to see the finished product and how he turns out! I’ll keep you posted on that!

Wazor Hair Straighteners

These were kindly sent to me and I have been so impressed with them. My hair is naturally very fine and I have it quite short so sometimes my GHD’s have a hard time curling it since I run out of hair, if you get what I mean? These have smaller 1″ plates on them, so they get a better grip on my hair and do an amazing job! I’ve been able to achieve curls with them that I’ve never been able to with my other straighteners.
Laura Has a BlogThey also have adjustable heat settings, titanium plates, ceramic coating and a lock to close them so you don’t accidentally burn yourself when you put them away. The swivel cord is a nice touch too so you’re not getting tangled whiles handling them. I’ve used them pretty much every time I’ve needed to style my hair since they arrived.
They’re available on Amazon for £15.99 and there’s a £3 coupon available to apply as well so you can grab them for yourself or as a present for someone at Christmas for £12.99! What a bargain!


The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Netflix has released a live-action remake of the hit 90’s TV show, but I feel this is more based on the original comics. But let me start by saying I hated this at first. The character herself annoyed me… she’s self-righteous and doesn’t think the rules apply to her. She was just plain annoying and it turned me off, but stick with it.

Get past the first episode where nothing really seems to happen and you’ll get into the good stuff. It’s dark, spooky, sometimes gory and has a pretty gripping storyline. I won’t include any spoilers in case you haven’t seen it already but it’s definitely worth the screen time.

The Body Shop Ginger Shampoo and Conditioner

Lately, I’ve been really struggling with a dry scalp. It’s not something I’ve ever really experienced before and I’m not entirely sure of the cause. I’ve tried hair oils, masks and a few other treatments to help restore my scalp to its healthy state but nothing really seemed to have long-term results.
Laura Has a BlogMy lovely blogger friend, Aycan, mentioned she had tried this as part of a haul and said its purpose was for dry/flaky scalps. I jumped straight onto the Body Shop website and bought myself some and I’m so glad I did. It has worked wonders for my scalp and my hair is so freakin’ shiny! I’ve had no issues since and I absolutely love it. So much so it’s taken a permanent residence in my bathroom.

iRobot Roomba 650

I was lucky enough to win an incredible prize bundle from Octopus Energy. It was around £1000 worth of gizmo’s and one of them was the Roomba. I was pretty certain I wouldn’t keep it. It seemed like a gimmicky thing and wouldn’t actually be of much use to us, but I’m so impressed.

It actually does a pretty fantastic job of vacuuming the house. I can turn it on and go upstairs to work, come back and my living room is spotless. Or I can put it upstairs and leave it to do its job whilst I watch TV with a cup of tea. It has sensors so it can’t fall down the stairs and will find its way around most rooms and in most crevices to get a really good clean. Obviously, we decided to keep it and it gets used pretty frequently! So if you can get your hands on one, they come highly recommended from me.

So that pretty much covers it for my favourites of the month. Hopefully, some of them might be of use to you too.

Did you have anything you loved in October? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time ♡

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12 Comments

  • Jeanette posted on November 7, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    In October I loved watching different Youtube videos about Vegan, Vegetarian and health subjects as I started to cut out meat in my food 🙂

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    • 𝓛𝓪𝓾𝓻𝓪 ♡ posted on November 8, 2018 at 11:54 am

      Good for you! I cut meat out of my diet a long time ago and have never looked back since!
      Have you ever watched Cowspiracy, What the Health and Forks over Knives? Definitely recommend those if you haven’t seen them already. They’re all on Netflix too! 🙂

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  • Nathalia posted on November 7, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    My roomba has a huge spot in my heart! With two dogs who shed like its their job, the roomba is really a godsend. Also, the little giraffe is super adorable! Keep pushing on the crochet hobby—you’re clearly a natural!

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    • 𝓛𝓪𝓾𝓻𝓪 ♡ posted on November 8, 2018 at 11:51 am

      Thank you so much! I’ll definitely be continuing with it. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll get good enough to have my own Etsy store! x

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  • Luci Cook posted on November 8, 2018 at 6:25 am

    I discovered a new perfume in October, Katy Perry Indi. It smells amazing and its my new favorite.

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    • 𝓛𝓪𝓾𝓻𝓪 ♡ posted on November 8, 2018 at 11:52 am

      Awesome! I should have included the Michael Bublé perfume I have, because that’s definitely become a solid favourite of mine too xx

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  • leanne posted on November 8, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Love your beautiful blog! Thanks for sharing this list of goodies! will check out the ginger shampoo from body shop 🙂

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    • 𝓛𝓪𝓾𝓻𝓪 ♡ posted on November 8, 2018 at 11:53 am

      Thank you so much! 🙂
      Let me know if you try it out and what you think! x

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  • Charlotte posted on November 8, 2018 at 11:04 am

    I love the Body Shop products. I haven’t seen the ginger shampoo before but will keep a look out for it next time. Would love to try it!

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    • 𝓛𝓪𝓾𝓻𝓪 ♡ posted on November 8, 2018 at 11:52 am

      Apparently, it’s quite hard to get a hold of in-store. So if you want to try it your best option is to order it online. That’s what I had to do! 🙂

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  • Kasey Ma posted on November 8, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Omg that little giraffe is so cute, I can’t believe you made that. 🙂

    Kasey Ma
    thestylewright.com

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  • Belle posted on November 9, 2018 at 11:57 am

    The ginger shampoo and conditioner!! Love anything ginger and love the Body Shop. Gonna check it out

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