Five Things | November

ICYMI or haven't looked at a calendar, it's November. November. This time last year I was in Melbourne, looking at Viktor and Rolf's splendour, discovering the amazingness that is Muji for the first time and soaking up my favourite place. I miss it. Anyway, enough nostalgia. Today I have five things for November to wax lyrical about: that TV show (sorry everyone, not sorry), dressing Scandinavian, starry eyeliner, skincare and coffee. More below...

Scandi Style: I love Scandinavian design-especially paper wise (ahem, Kikki K, ahem). So naturally I was curious about their approach to fashion and after flicking through this book many a time in Unity Books recently, I grabbed myself a copy. I'm yet to read it because quite frankly I'm already reading too many things at once. That being said I will be reading it very soon because it is a visual delight and I'm curious about Scandi style. 

La Roche Posay: The French pharmacy brand snuck its way into New Zealand. Much like an effortless, French fashionista. Having tried and loved a few products from this brand, I picked up the Effaclar Duo when my skin was having a moment. I've written about this before here and love it. I used to only buy it from Escentual until they stopped shipping to NZ and forgot just how good it is. Side note: Serozinc and LRP's fabulous sunscreens are here too. This is not an ad, hence the lack of asterisks and footnotes but you can find the brand in Life Pharmacy. 

Stranger Things 2: I've tweeted about this a bit this week (whoops) but one of my favourite Netflix shows is back and I am so happy. At the time of writing this, I have two episodes left and I'm hoping to finish it today. I don't know how to write about this show coherently but it's fantastic. The writing, the casting, the cinematography. All of it. Shoutout to Jean Ralphio 2.0 aka Steve Harrington but also Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) and Noah Schnapp (Will Byers). Gotta give props to my fave Winona Ryder too #winonaforever. Please watch it if you haven't. 

Starry Eyed*: Last week I got to learn about The Body Shop's wondrous new Christmas range, aptly named Jump For Joy. Anyway the star product (pun intended) is this liquid liner, complete with star stamp on one end. I LOVE that it reminds me of the 00's using Crayola Stampers to stamp everything. Writing notes with smiley faced, yellow lettering and red hearts. As this is a star though it's infinitely better. Perfect for Christmas paired with a glittery eye or year 'round if we're being honest here. Get yourself and everyone in your life one.

eightthirty: I could almost do a whole blog post about coffee but I wanted to rave about one of my favourite haunts. Located on High St, there's also a few dotted around Auckland and they do amazing coffee. A++ recommend their gluten free brownie with freeze dried raspberries too. It's aesthetically pleasing in an understated, Wes Anderson-y kind of way and is well worth a visit. 

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