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Monday, November 30, 2015

November Favorites

november favorites, becca highlighter, iphone 6s plus, smith's rosebud salve, justin bieber, trader joe's tea, big magic elizabeth gilbert

Can you believe December is tomorrow? That means my birthday is in a week (another year older, ew), Christmas is coming up, and the New Year will be here before you know it. I feel like every year around this time everyone has the realization of "shit, where did this year go?" but it feels true every time. Although December is supposed to be a happy time full of holiday cheer and whatnot, I can't really say I'm looking forward to getting into winter because there's nothing I hate more than the cold, and my family of course celebrates Christmas but we don't really bother to do anything super special. Turning another year older is also pretty terrifying (I can feel a midlife crisis coming on), but I do have some exciting New Years Eve plans with my friends in Vegas so I'm really looking forward to that.



becca shimmering skin perfector moonstone iphone 6s plus rose gold
big magic creative living beyond fear by elizabeth gilbertsmith's rosebud salve nugg beauty face mask
trader joe's candy cane green tea

Enough rambling, onto my favorite things from November. I finally got my hands on the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, which I'm sure you've heard about unless you've been living under a rock. I got the pressed powder version in the shade Moonstone and it's a super shimmery pale gold color that looks so pretty & glowy on the face. I also recently upgraded to the iPhone 6s Plus in Rose Gold and I'm seriously obsessed. I had the 6 before and I was iffy about the size of the plus - my first impression was "this phone is literally the size of my face" but now that I've adjusted I couldn't be happier with it. It makes photos and everything look so much nicer and it's especially good if you're obsessed with Instagram like I am.

A quick mention to these sunglasses from Retro City Sunglasses which appear to be out of stock in black, but I've linked to a nice blue shade that you can get for only $12.99. The weather here is pretty gross at the moment but I'm pretending it's still sunny enough to wear them. I've also just read Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert and I really enjoyed it. I wouldn't say it's life changing or anything, but it did inspire me a bit and make me think about what I'm doing with my life (which may or may not be a good thing), and I love her stuff in general so I think it was worth a read.

Next up, Smith's Rosebud Salve. I picked this up at the checkout counter at Sephora for $6 and it's one of my favorite lip balms. I had the tube version before but it kind of broke and went everywhere, so I definitely prefer the little tin. It smells rosy and amazing and feels nice and hydrating on my lips, plus it's pink and adorable. I also got these little individually packaged face masks from Nugg Beauty* and I've really been enjoying them. It's super easy to just open one up, use it and throw it away and there are a bunch of different scents that each serve different purposes, i.e. the Cranberry Seed & Jojoba Beads is meant to remove dead skin cells for a clearer complexion and the Flaxseed & Peppermint Oil is meant for plumping up dull & tired skin. They would also make really good stocking stuffers.

Coming to the end - Trader Joe's Candy Cane Green Tea is an amazing decaffeinated peppermint green tea that's only around for the holidays, so I would recommend stocking up if you like it as much as I do. Lastly, I've been listening to Justin Bieber's "Purpose" nonstop since it came out and it's just an all around amazing album. I know a ton of people that love the album that wouldn't normally like him and he's come up with a really amazing new sound and lots of awesome collaborations. Definitely give it a chance even if you aren't a fan. Now that I've written entirely too much, thanks for reading & let me know what your favorites were for this month as well.

Danielle

144 comments:

  1. I have been contemplating reading Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear...I have read the blurb but it didn't really stand out for me, however I think I will give it a whirl now!

    Much Love,
    Peachy

    www.tro-unicorns.uk

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    1. I don't think it's incredible or anything but I did find it a nice quick read :)

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  2. The Becca Shimmering Skin Protector is lovely ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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    1. It is, thanks for stopping by Summer :)

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  3. I didn't know about the Green Tea but I'm loving it, specially the packaging (: It's so cute and Christmassy!! I'll try to figura if I'm able to find it here in Portugal (:
    Have a lovely day,
    Madalena

    www.maadalenaaa.blogspot.com

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  4. The Becca Shimmering sounds great ! :)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. Ooh, Candy Cane green tea?! Sounds perfect for wintertime! I've also heard nothing but good things about the Rosebud Salve :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. So nice during the winter! Thanks for stopping by Jen :)

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  6. I've been using Rosebud Salve since I was little for my lips and I love it! It is also good to apply if you have dry areas on your face. I'm also really like the new songs that Justin Bieber is releasing!

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    1. Oh I've never heard of putting it on your face! Thanks for stopping by Cara :)

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  7. cool stuff! Big magic!

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  8. nice pics and post
    Happy birthday in advance :)
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  9. Love these picks! I've seen this book in shops and have kind of wanted to give it a go, I think it would be quite good for me at the moment. I also love your phone - I really love the rose gold colour but I agree I'm apprehensive about the size of the 6, so still not sure. This face mask and salve sound brilliant, and fab for stocking fillers, I love the sound of the mask.

    JosieVictoriaa // josievictoriaa.blogspot.co.uk // Lifestlye, Travel and Fashion

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    1. Now that I've had the plus for a while all of the other ones seem too small, I think you would definitely adjust! You should give the book a try as well :)

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  10. Beautiful photos! I love the Rose Bud lipsalve!

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  11. Lovely favourites! I'm in love with your phone case its sooo nice x
    OhjustAlice.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. The iPhone case is so gorgeous and dainty! Mine is a bulky transformer next to this one LOL! I agree, time flew by so quickly! Next week is my brother's birthday too!
    xo
    N
    Style Tomes | Style Tomes on Instagram

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    1. Haha! Happy early birthday to your brother :)

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  13. Lovely favorites! Love those shades!!!

    http://fashionradi.blogspot.com/

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  14. Great picks you made dear, I loved reading this post! And yes, I'm wondering as well where the hell this year went? Crazy how 2016 is only a few weeks away!
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

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  15. Ah I can't believe I haven't tried any Becca products yet, that Shimmering Skin perfector sounds really good though. I also really want to re-try the Smith's rosebud salve, I tried it ages ago and I think I liked it but I can't remember!

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I need to get more of their products now! You should try it again, it's pretty cheap too!

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  16. Loving your favourites lovely :) x

    http://msznev.blogspot.com.au

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  17. That phone case! Beautiful!! I've heard really great things about that book!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

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    1. Yeah I read it because quite a few people recommended it, definitely worth a read!

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  18. I always hear good things about that Rosebud salve and need to try it! Also that tea sounds amazing.

    Jasmine | The Sixth Disney Princess

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    1. You should, thanks for stopping by Jasmine!

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  19. Yummmm, candy cane tea! One of my favorites for the season :)

    Samantha | www.questforcalm.com

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  20. Happy birthday in advance girl!! Loved the post!!

    www.makeupxpressions.com

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  21. Ahh yes Trader Joe's always has such yummy hot drinks! I'm a huge fan of their spiced Chai, I drink it a lot while studying. I also really like your hair color - it's so bright and eye catching!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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    1. I love their chai as well! Thanks so much :)

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  22. oooh gotta ask where that gold fleck iPhone case is and happy advance birthday, you look younger then ever ;) !

    Chelsey | www.chelseythornton.com

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    1. It's from case-mate.com :) Haha I always get told I look really young!

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  23. Your photos are AMAAAAZING. <3 And gah, I hear ya with birthday-mid-life-crisis. I have one like every year. >_< My birthday is 17 days after Christmas so usually everyone is too zonked to do much for it and that's ookay with me. xD I like to forget I am getting old and grey. (I'm like 21 but pfft, whatever. I FEEL OLD.. lol)
    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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    1. Thanks so much Cait! Haha you're still young, I wish I was turning 21! Hope you have a nice Christmas/birthday :)

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  24. I love your phone case so much! So cute! I really need to get myself a new one :)

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  25. I need to try the Becca highlighter, I've heard such good things about them, I might just treat myself and go for it!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  26. i really like JB's album too! :) LOVE that iphone case :P
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Glad to hear it, thanks for stopping by as always :)

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  27. great stuffs, nice sunnies anyway :3

    http://www.adhiwahyudi.com/2015/11/the-urban-zalora-indonesia.html

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  28. The Becca skin perfector is superb! I love ur glitter phone case! Happy birthday in advance! Have a great one!
    Chichistashan.blogspot.in

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  29. Very nice favorites! Purpose is such a nice album, tho I only fully enjoy few songs out of it :) x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. There are definitely a few standouts! Thanks Leta :)

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  30. The little Nugg masks look nice! I love a good mask, it's good for my skin and such a relaxing time.
    Beaumiroir

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  31. I love the shade Moonstone so much! Becca is the best in highlighting products, in my opinion.
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    1. I agree, I probably won't use anything else for a while!

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  32. Oh crap, you've just reminded me to take a trip to Trader Joe's! It's so dangerous though, I always end up spending so much money. And I'm actually getting the 6+ today! I've had the 6 for a few months (only because there were no +'s available) but finally got my hands on one and I'm so excited! Everyone has been teasing about the huge screen but honestly, going from the 5 to the 6 was so easy (to the point where the 6 feels normal in my hand) so I'm sure going from a 6 to a 6+ won't be that bad.

    And Ayme (the other half of Coffeeslag) just bought the Becca highlighter too (and is actually writing about it in her next blog post haha) so I've got to check it out!

    coffeeslag

    COFFEESLAG Friday Night at K'OOK

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    1. It's so easy to spend a lot of money there but everything is so good! Yeah it only took me a couple days to adjust to the 6+ and now I don't think I could ever go back, you'll have to tell me if you like it! Definitely try the highlighter as well :)

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  33. love this favourites post! I recently upgraded to the iPhone 6S (not plus though!) in rose gold and I am in love with it! It makes my 5S seem so small and outdated haha! I have heard so many good things about the rosebud salve and i've always wanted to try it out! I also love green tea and that looks so good, but these isn't a Trader Joe's in the UK :(


    http://wonderfulandweirdbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! A 5 definitely seems too small now, the 6 even seems small to me now haha. If you're really interested they sell it on Amazon as well :)

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  34. Love this! And I will have to check out that green tea!! xx
    http://www.flauntandcenter.com

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  35. Great picks! I would love to read that book by Elizabeth Gilbert. I love her Eat Pray Love :)

    MONDAY PROJECTS

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    1. Eat Pray Love is one of my favorites, if you like her you should definitely check it out!

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  36. I love your case!! Perfect for winter!

    http://anna-alina.blogspot.com/

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  37. This is Amazing:) Love Everything:) Just Girgeous:)
    Kisses Hugs:)
    I have a new Christmas post, I hope you like:)
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  38. I am obsessing over that gold confetti phone case and the peppermint green tea--must get myself some!! Loved this roundup, hope you're having a great week!

    Tristan | Gold Lion Style

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    1. Thanks Tristan, hope you are as well!

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  39. Just discover your blog, your pictures are so so beautiful!

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  40. Thank you for such great recommendations!! You have an amazing blog .x

    www.fayeisabella.co.uk

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  41. I really love you :) I see you for a long time, I'm impressed!


    Can you follow me? I follow you :)
    If you comment my post, I will comment your five posts! :)

    http://www.sandrakopko.com/2015/11/red-sweater.html

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    1. Aw thanks so much! I'll check yours out :)

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  42. I love the Becca Skin Protector, and the Nugg masks sound fab too :)

    crossinglemons.com

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    1. They are, thanks for stopping by Sam!

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  43. This pics are really amazing, love your blog=)))

    arcticraspberry.ru

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  44. I love all the random stuff here. The first pic reminds me that I really need to get an iPhone case haha
    Hope you have an awesome birthday! My birthday is December too but it’s sooo hot over here in Australia :P

    TFM BLOG

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    1. I wish it was hot here! Hope you have an awesome birthday as well!

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  45. Great picks! Love your November list! Nice blog!
    Love,
    Kisses and hugs from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  46. These photos are wonderful! I love the Rosebud Salve, it saves my lips in the winter. Great choices!

    Mallory // Perhaps Bananas

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  47. The iphone 6s plus is so huge it's like a small tablet! I totally agree though that the camera is really great! That's what I love about iphones. I personally have an android, and I would get the 6s plus just for the camera! even though the phone itself is so big haha
    That rosebud salve is so moisturizing and good! I lost mine awhile back, I should really go and buy another one. The only downside to the tin is that it's hard to open sometimes

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    http://aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha it does seem big at first but it feels normal to me now, to the point where the others all seem too small! I think the camera and everything is definitely worth it, I'm a bit too obsessed. Thanks for stopping by Andrea :)

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  48. Your handphone cover is too pretty!

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  49. lovely post, and great favorites! i really love to get a Rose Gold iPhone 6s Plus :) i love this color!
    tho the case is also really pretty! i actually got some cases myself, created those designs, and opened a shop :) if ya interested - feel free to take a look www.donttellanyone.net/shop :) free worldwide shipping yo!
    Vaida @ www.donttellanyone.net/blog

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    1. Thanks Vaida! Oh that sounds cool, I'll definitely check it out!

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  50. Happy Birthday and I'm so jealous of your Vegas plans :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  51. Happy birthday !!! Love your pictures <3
    Sophie
    http://www.us-avenue.com

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  52. The Iphone case is lovely!
    http://www.silkypearl.com/

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  53. Love your phone case. I recently got an iPhone 5s and I'm absolutely in love with its camera. It's my first phone and a delightful upgrade from an iPod 5.
    I am ALL agreed how Justin's new music is a total hit. I have always liked his songs, but this time the vocals & lyrics are wonderful.
    Noor | Noor's Place

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    1. Agreed, he's come so far as an artist! Glad you like the iPhone as well :)

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  54. Big Magic is on my to read list. Even if it's not life changing, a little bit of inspiration goes a long way in making little changes.

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    1. Totally agree, I did inspire me a bit so I would give it a go :)

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  55. I just order Big Magic, can't wait to read!

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  56. This is the second blog post i've seen this week raving about that Becca illuminator. MUST GET ME SOME!

    On another note, I love how you responded to every single comment here. You are a gem :) Xx

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    1. I hear about it so much, I'm so glad I finally got it! Aw thanks, it's my pleasure :)

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  57. Bieber has definitely turned his music around with this album, I couldn't agree more! November was such a month for music this year. Also, those sunglasses are rad.

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    1. There's so much good music coming out lately! Glad you like them, thanks Sylvia :)

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  58. Lovely post!
    I have also been loving Justin Bieber's new album - Purpose. It's so so good!!

    http://lifeasmejaydee.blogspot.co.uk

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  59. I really want to try this tea, I recently bought the Trader Joe's Vanilla and Cinnamon Black Tea and I loved it. :) x

    113-things-to-say.blogspot.com

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    1. I used to drink that one a lot as well, need to go get some!

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  60. I have been looking for a good book to read. Thanks for the suggestion.

    XoXo
    Alli
    www.absolutelyalli.blogspot.com

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  61. I've been meaning to pick Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear up for a while, glad you liked it! Looking even more forward to reading it now :)

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  62. I've recently had to ask a stranger what highlighter did she use, cause the shine was so natural and beautiful! And guess what -it was Becca ! )
    Seeing it here - definitely consider to try it :)
    ♡♡
    lots of love
    xx
    www.innagram.com

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    1. That's so funny, it's definitely worth it!

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  63. I've actually put the Justin Bieber's new album on replay, I really like 'Love yourself' and 'Sorry', even though I'm a terrible dancer, they just make me want to pop a move.

    And it's always nice to have a book that makes you think. I find that books that do nothing and are simply words on a paper, don't do anything for me.

    Will consider using the highlighter! Looks beautiful.

    Ella Pinto

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    1. Haha same! Sorry is so good, I think Get Used To Me is my second fave. And I know what you mean, I have trouble getting through books most of the time but this was a really nice & easy read!

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  64. Thank you for your lovely post and to share your November favourites and find. I really like the
    Trader Joe's Candy Cane Green Tea it sounds like an absolute treat! I will be looking it up :)
    xx

    http://potsofsmiles.blogspot.com/

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    1. You can find it on Amazon if you don't have it around you :) Thanks for stopping by!

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