Monday, 16 September 2019

Recent Favourites - Autumnal Candles, Deep Water & Insane Brownies

It's been a longggg time since I last wrote up a favourites post. I think after posting monthly favourites for such a long time, I kind of got tired of writing the same sort of thing each month and to be honest I really don't have a load of new stuff to share every few weeks. As it's been a few months since my last one though, I've accumulated a few bits worthy of a post and I've been keeping note of some of my fave tv shows, new beauty products, bakes and more.
collage - deep water poster, palmolive shower gel, wetbrush detangler, glee poster, ben platt album cover, dw home woodfire apple candle, bourbon brick brownies, bridget jones's baby

Wetbrush Detangler

Okay, to get started I have to talk about the Wetbrush Original Detangler. WHY DID I NOT GET ONE SOONER? I've always had quite temperamental hair, it gets quite luggy and just stepping outside for a second, completely ruins it no matter what I've done to it so I'm always after products that can tame it a little. I've used tangle teezers in the past, which don't get me wrong I'm still a fan of but I'd heard such good things about the Wetbrush so when I spotted one for £6 in Homesense last month, I grabbed it. It has thin yet strong and flexible bristles which comb through your hair beautifully and I've found it to be so much easier at detangling knots than any other brush. It feels gentle on my scalp and I genuinely like using this each day. Honestly can't see myself using any other brush in the future.
Wetbrush Original Detangler blue - held up in front of background of punk fluffy pillow, books and ornaments

Bourbon Brick Brownies

I'm a little obsessed with making brownies at the moment. After finally finding the perfect recipe, I've been adapting it to suit all different things and first up I tried adding bourbon biscuits to create Bourbon Brick Brownies. It makes them look so cool and each 'brick' of brownie is just pure heaven. There's a soft crunch from the biscuit but the brownie is just so gooey. I've also made Lotus Biscoff brownies recently too and yesterday I attempted Jaffa Cake brownies which they'll be a recipe up for soon! I'm loving baking more than ever at the moment and I really feel like I've reached a point where I keep improving each time and that just makes me so happy.
stack of bourbon brick brownies on chopping board

Bridget Jones's Baby

I adore the Bridget Jones films. It doesn't matter how many times I've seen them, I never get bored of them and I find them funny each and every time. Colin Firth and Hugh Grant never get old do they? Both the first and second film make me feel all festive so I've already watched them a few times, don't hate me, it's September, Christmas is coming, but it had been a long time since I'd sat down and watched the third film - Bridget Jones's Baby. We went to see this in the cinema in 2016 I think but hadn't watched it since so it was lovely after a day in York, to come home, light some candles and put this on. I don't think I even have a favourite out of the 3, I just enjoy them all so much.
Bridget Jones's Baby DVD held up in front of bookshelf

Glee

This is just pure cheese and I'm not gonna act like series 6 isn't just pure trash but I still can't help but love it. I first watched Glee when it came out years ago but I never stuck with it all the way through so recently I started again and after many, many episodes, I finally got to the end this time. I do think watching it now in my twenties, it's easy to notice a few problematic areas and there were definitely moments that made me cringe but overall, it's a good laugh. I think some of the songs they covered are brilliant and I'm not ashamed to say I've had a few on repeat over the last few weeks.
Glee series 4 poster
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Palmolive So Luminous Shower Gel

I really like Palmolive for shower gel. They're a brand I sometimes overlook but I'd been wanting to try one of their new shower gels for a while so I picked up the So Luminous one for less than £1 when doing the food shop recently. The smell reminds me of being abroad and since it's been a long time since I was, whenever I use this, it just takes me back. The So Luminous shower gel contains luxurious Macadamia Oil and Peony Extract so it smells sweet and fresh, and it leaves my skin feeling velvety soft.
Palmolive shower gel on small wooden chopping board. Orange glass pumpkin to right side with ghost perfume, silver hairclips and star candle holder to left

DW Home Woodfire Apple Candle

Just give me all the autumnal candles please. I can't resist Homesense at this time of year so when I spotted one in York a few weeks ago, I made the most of it. I bought glass pumpkins, an array of candles and lots more, but the one thing that stands out to me is this from DW Home. The scent is Woodfire Apple and omg, it is gorgeous! Golden apple, sweet pear and ambered greens with soft spice, just autumn in a candle for me. It looks stunning too, I can't get enough of it.
DW Home candle stood up in front of pink fluffy pillow, pumpkin ornament

Ben Platt - Sing To Me Instead

I've been a fan of Ben Platt since I started listening to the Dear Evan Hansen cast recording a while ago. He's who I know as Evan Hansen aswell as Benji in Pitch Perfect and a few other things too but finally he has released his own album, and I am a little obsessed. I don't know what I expected but it's even better than I could have predicted. It's so unique to anything out at the moment, there are some really beautiful ballads which make me want to sob but also some really fun, upbeat songs too. My absolute fave thing to listen to at the moment.
Ben Platt sing to me instead album cover
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Deep Water

OMG if there is one show you need to binge-watch, it is this! I saw the trailer for this on ITV a while ago and thought it looked okay but I wasn't like counting down the days or anything. When I was stuck for something to watch last week though, I gave it a go and after the first episode I was hooked. There are 6 episodes and all are available to download now so I got through them all in a few days and I'm just SO glad I gave it a chance. It's got a stellar cast including Anna Friel, Sinead Keenan and Rosalind Eleazar, and I kind of see it as the British version of Big Little Lies. All three women are struggling with different aspects of their lives and it's about the mistakes they all end up making that there might be no coming back from. I think it was wrapped up pretty well but selfishly I'd love another series next year!
Deep Water ITV poster
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So, that's a few things I've been loving over the last month or so. I'd love to know if you've tried/watched any of the things I've mentioned!

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18 comments

Dharma said...

That Woodfire Candle is totally going on my "to buy" list. I have never shopped in Homesense - but I will do now!!! X

Heather Nixon said...

I need that candle! x

Lady Writes said...

I love those candles at this time of year too! x

secondstartotheright said...

Deep Water sounds RIGHT up my street! Thank you for letting me know about this!

Jenny
http://www.jennyinneverland.com

Jenna's World View said...

Those Bourbon brownies look scrumptious OMG. I think I'll get myself back into baking now that Autumn is coming back around. I've always loved me some Bridget Jones, I watch it every yea aRound Christmas and I'll probably do the same this year because of tradition. BTW I've never tried those type of candles, I will defo keep my eyes peeled when I'm in the supermarket.


Jenna
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https://www.jennasworldview.com/

Daisy said...

That candle sounds gorgeous and the brownie officially has me drooling!! I love bourbons!

Hannah said...

So many great favourites! Brownies are always a good idea, and I love the idea of a Jaffa Cake flavour xx

Hannah | luxuryblush

Michelle said...

The brownies look amazing, I'm going to have to try the Biscoff ones they sound like absolute heaven!
Bridget Jones, I just love her its funny how much of myself I can see in her.
When I saw Glee was on Netflix the 14 year old in me let out a little squeal aha.

Tiffany Timms said...

It smells absolutely gorgeous! x

Tiffany Timms said...

It honestly smells incredible xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Now is the perfect time to get to Homesense isn't it! x

Tiffany Timms said...

No problem Jenny! Really hope you enjoy xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Thank you! The brownies are some of my favourite things to make now xx

Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

Tiffany Timms said...

Me too, one of my fave biscuits! x

Tiffany Timms said...

I'm loving making loads of different brownies at the moment! xx

Tiffany Timms said...

The biscoff went so well with the brownies! You should definitely give them a try xx

Sophie said...

Deep Water sounds great! I think you've just convinced me I need a wetbrush. I have a tangle teezer but I don't love it. I've heard great things about wetbrushes but I'm yet to try them x

Sophie
www.glowsteady.co.uk

Cora - Tea Party Princess said...

It has been such a long time since I did a favourites post, I really want to do one now haha.
Those brownies look delicious, and that candle sounds like it smells divine.
I remember seeing the trailer for Deep Water and being interested but for reason just not starting it. Tha's going to change, it somes fab.
Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

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