Things I love #3

After rounding up my 2014 favorites last month, I thought it was time to show you again some of my current favorites. These range from beauty products, food, fashion and lifestyle. So there’s a bit of everything. Since I have 10 different things to show you, let’s dive straight in.

Yes, I have apples in my favorites…

Kruidvat Eye make up remover 2 phases

Let’s start off by a recent drugstore discovery. I was in the store, realized I was running out of make up remover and didn’t want to take a detour to get my trusty The Body Shop make up remover. I scoured the shelves looking for something promising. At only €1.69 I wasn’t expecting much of this remover, but I figured: it’s so cheap if I hate it, it’s not too much of a big deal. And I love it! It’s cheap, it works and it doesn’t sting or irritate my eyes or eye area. I actually have taken pictures of it so I can review it for you in the next few weeks.

Klean Kanteen Wide water bottle

After just over a year in service, my Bobble water bottle has seen better days. Not only that, I was getting fed up having to purchase new filters every 2 – 3 months or so. What’s the point of having an environmentally friendly water bottle if it still produces waste and is difficult to clean without purchasing a special brush? So I decided to toss that in my gym bag and with my Christmas gift voucher from work I purchased this. This is a 800 ml water bottle that is leak proof, completely made of foodgrade stainless steel (which is also in the cap) and has a wide opening. The wide opening makes it easy to drink from (even when wearing lipstick!) and the wide opening means it is super easy to clean. The result: fresh, delicious tasting tap water at every turn.

Catrice Liquid Metal eyeliner pencils

Another drugstore steal are these Catrice eyeliner pencils. They aren’t too expensive, are super creamy and have a great finish. The brown shade has been my go to eyeliner shade these days. Dare I say I like these pencils better than the Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eyeliners? And even my trusty Estee Lauder Double Wear eyeliner pencils? I will be reviewing these tomorrow for you.

Honey crunch apples

I always love including a food favorite and these past few months I’ve been obsessed with these honey crunch apples. They are tart and sweet at the same time. Have the best ‘crunch’ to them and they aren’t too big. They also last well when you throw them in your bag as a last minute snack. Yep these are delicious and I go through a pack at least once a week.

Ikea Böja lamp

It’s not really this lamp that’s a favorite, but what it stands for. And it stands for the completion of project room change! This has been 1.5 years in the making, but I finally finished updating my living space. I first wrote about my intentions in October 2013 and now it’s all done! I’m just waiting for better lighting to so I can do an updated room tour and show you the before and afters. I am very pleased with how it all came out. It’s a lot cleaner, better organized, yet still very cozy and homey.

Lush Hot Toddy shower gel

My current favorite shower product is this shower gel by Lush. I’m nearly halfway done and I am finally getting the glitter out. I love the spicy scent this has. It makes for a very pleasant shower after a long day. The scent is very warm and cozy, and is great for using right before bed. I reviewed it here.

Urban Outfitters Sparkle & Fade grey cardigan

Cardigans are some of my favorite clothing items and when I found this at Urban Outfitters in London I was sold. The fabric is super soft and cozy. It keeps you warm without being too stifling and goes with almost everything.

Pukka Lemon Ginger & Manuka Honey organic tea

In my recent tea haul, I already mentioned loving this, but by now I have managed to already finish one pack and I’m about to break into my second. This tea isn’t cheap, but it is absolutely delicious. The flavor is the perfect blend of lemon & ginger making it refreshing and warm at the same time. The honey smooths it out and it’s been my perfect winter tea.

Rituals Sacred Fire White Patchouli & Cedar Wood scented candle

Yup, I did it. I jumped on the scented candle band wagon. I bought a few during Christmas break and have only burned this one so far. The reason? It’s the only winter-y smell I got and it’s simply so delicious that I don’t want to burn the other two yet! Before I never burned scented candles. I suffer from asthma and I always found them very irritating. This one, doesn’t. I only burn it for 1.5 – 2 hours maximum though. But that’s really all it needs to ensure a good scent to spread through your living room.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting blush in Diffused Heat

Finally, my favorite blush of the past few months. It is a super wearable poppy pink color with a hint of shimmer. If you’re looking for that glow from within look, then this is for you. I wrote a full review at the beginning of the month, and you can check that out here.

What are your current favorite products?

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