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Ciao, welcome back to my blog!

September is almost gone, therefore I am sharing with you my favourite items of the month as per usual.

I didn't shop much and I have been eating at home for the whole month so I don't have places to recommend, but I will still list what I have been using regularly and what I have been loving.


Beauty items of the month:

Face theory Regenacalm serum (£22,99) + Signature Moisturiser (£11.99).

My resolution to be more sustainable earlier on this year has a lot to do with making my first order with them: Face Theory is an independent brand that offers vegan, fragrance free and sustainable packaging beauty products.

I have been hearing amazing reviews about it and I decided to give it a go: the best decision ever!

The items I chose are very high quality and I couldn't be more satisfied with the results.

I am particularly impressed by the serum, that I have been using on my face, neck and cleavage: immediate and tangible improvements, especially on the neck and décolleté area where I have some sun damage, hyperpigmentation and fine lines.

The moisturiser's texture is very rich without being greasy and it is absorbed by my skin very easily. The super nourishing formula banished the constant dryness that I used to experience throughout the day.

The two products combined helped so much that I am not wearing foundation anymore, which is brilliant!

The price point is also great considering the incredible quality they are offering but the best part is that they also gave me 20% off on my next order for having shared my honest review on their website.

They are proof that you don't need to spend a fortune to have beautiful healthy skin while helping reducing waste.

They are officially my new favourite beauty brand!

Fashion item of the month:

Pre-loved Next Trench

#SecondHandSeptember is an amazing 30-day campaign run by Oxfam encouraging people across the UK to stop buying new clothes for the month in a bid to curb our fast fashion habits and I was very happy to do my part as this is my favourite way to shop anyway.

I was on the hunt for a cool, oversized, classic trench coat for transitional weather and I couldn't believe my luck when I found this never worn beauty for only 20£ on Ebay.

Honestly guys, I don't know how I lived so far without it: such a life saver when it is too hot for a coat and too cold for the denim jacket.

It looks smarter than a leather jacket and it is a great item that will help you dress up any outfit as it goes perfectly with all of my clothes and it looks so expensive!

Food:

Tesco Sun-dried tomatoes (£2,50)

I am not huge Tesco fan but the last time I popped in for a last minute shopping I bought this jar or goodness.

Oh my words! These are soooo nice! Juicy , tasty and just the perfect consistence.

Nic and I indulged in a nice antipasto dinner made of toasted sourdough bread topped with sun dried tomatoes and feta cheese accompanied with a glass of red wine. Lush!

They are great to make yummy pasta sauces or as a yummy addiction to vegan stir fries as well.

Book of the month:

The perfect couple by Jackie Kabler (£ 0,99)

Psychological crime thriller for me this month: I fancied something a bit more exciting than a romantic novel for a change!

Plot: a year ago, Gemma met the love of her life, Danny. Since then, their relationship has been perfect. But one evening, Danny doesn't return home.

What happened to him?

I must admit that towards the middle I thought I could predict the ending but I was wrong. This book has so many twists and turns that will keep you on your toes until the last page.


Song of the month:

Sam Smith feat. Bruna Boy - My Oasis

I love Sam Smith, his voice is sublime and I adored this song the first time I listened to it while commuting to work. He really knows how to speak to my soul and this has been my obsession lately. I literally played it on loop for an hour the other day. Anyone else does the same when into a song?

Tv series of the month

Netflix : The Haunting of Hill house.

It is not even Halloween yet, but I have been watching this super scary series and I loved it. It was Nic's turn to choose something to watch on a Saturday evening and he randomly picked this due to the enthusiastic reviews he saw online. After 5 minutes, I knew it was not the average spooky movie, but I literally couldn't turn it off despite having to shut my eyes every now and then, because it is so gripping.

In the summer of 1992, Hugh and Olivia Crain and their children—Steven, Shirley, Theodora, Luke, and Eleanor (Nell)—move into Hill House to renovate the mansion in order to sell it and build their own house, designed by Olivia. However, due to unexpected repairs, they have to stay longer, and they begin to experience increasing paranormal phenomena, resulting in a tragic loss and the family fleeing from the house. Twenty-six years later, the Crain siblings and their estranged father reunite after tragedy strikes again, and they are forced to confront how their time in Hill House has affected each of them.

It is not everyone's cup of tea for sure, but if you want to watch something captivating that will keep you hooked until the very end, this is the perfect series for you.

Thank you so much for reading my post today, have a great start of the week!

My next post will be on Friday so stay tuned!