October Favourites

So as I'm writing this, its October 31st and I've gone all month without even thinking about my monthly favourites. In previous months, I've been planning my favourites for the entire four weeks and this month…not a sausage. How have I not even thought about this?!

1. Homemade Soups
Pumpkin in particular, obviously Halloween is what October is all about and buying pumpkins for carving actually turned into buying pumpkins solely for soup. I've not carved a single pumpkin this year, they've just all been diced up ready to be turned into quality comfort food and I love it. You can't beat a lovely hot homemade soup with a couple of slices of thick buttered bread.

2. Sainsburys Pjams
Today I bought myself a much needed new dressing gown and although I now have four, two of them will be going in the bin because they're too tatty and gross. My new one is a gorgeous pink pattern and is super soft. I also have a onesie from Sainsburys and can confirm they do stay relatively soft and fluffy after washing unlike a lot of similar fabrics. Theres nothing better than snuggling up with a cup of tea in your pjams and dressing gowns are a must.

3. Directions Hair Dye - Lilac 
I've been getting back into my pastel hair this month and decided to go back to lilac hair which is probably my favourite colour. I used to always be baby pink but then I tried purple and found it went much nicer with my skin tone. I always seem to feel more confident when I have pastel hair, the maintenance of it drives me mad but I love it regardless. The products I use are Directions diluted with any white conditioner…you can see my video here on how I did it :) 

4. Winsor & Newton Acrylic Paints
I've really been getting into painting again this month (when I find the time!) and couldn't not mention my favourite acrylic paints by Winsor and Newton. The range of colours available are gorgeous, they mix beautifully and are also lovely and thick. Nothing worse than a streaky acrylic paint but these are perfect! I also love the new plastic tubes they come in, its much easier to get the paint out than from the metal ones.

5. Nutella on biscuits
If you've never tried this treat, get on it. Grab your favourite biscuits, slap a bit of Nutella on that shit and sprinkle some smarties over the top. Its so good but so filling so this always stops me from eating an entire packet of biscuits haha! Two or three of these is more than enough. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed!

6. Daddy-O Shampoo
You can read my entire review of Daddy-O right here but as a brief summary, I couldn't be more in love with this stuff. It has transformed my hair from dry and unmanageable to soft and healthy looking. It feels so much nicer and the Parma Violet smell lasts for days.

7. Copic Ciao Markers
I bought a box of Copic Ciao markers last year and this year I haven't really touched them. I did this illustration and decided to give them a whirl again but in all honesty, I regret that decision. I'm not that skilled at using Copics yet, I believe there is a certain knack to it that I haven't quite mastered but even still, they're fun to mess about and experiment with.

So they were my October favourites! Let me know what you've been loving recently in the comments, I love new recommendations :)

Thanks for reading!

Ellis x


  1. Strangely I had never thought of making pumpkin soup, but this would be a perfect time of year to try it out!
    You did a beautiful job dying your hair - it looks beautiful and I love the video.
    It was a pretty blouse you wore in it.
    I know artists' supplies can be expensive and quality is ultra-important.
    Though I'm not an artist I do know one and will inquire as to whether she's tried that brand.
    Those Windsor and Newton tubes look great.
    The Nutella on biscuits idea looks yummy.


  2. Them pens seem amazing, I really need to check them out soon! Thanks for sharing babe 💜💫✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie. x
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