These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things | November

Danielle Levy, November Favourites, Podcasts, Anitpodes Skincare, beauty blogger, lifestyle blogger, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,

For me this past month has been a completely whirlwind between having to go back into shielding and not allowed to work this month, my health not being 100% but wanting to get excited for all things Christmas. This year December and Christmas is no doubt going to be completely different than usual but nevertheless I'm excited to get all Christmasy even if it means just with me and my family that I live with. Before I start diving into all the Christmas blog posts I've got planned, I thought I'd share with you all some things I've been loving during November.

Danielle Levy, November Favourites, Podcasts, Anitpodes Skincare, beauty blogger, lifestyle blogger, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,

Mal Paper Daily Goal Setter Planner
I talked about the Mal Paper Daily Goal Setter planner at the beginning of the month and this month whilst I've been off I've been completely loving it because it's a completely undated planner that centres around you learning to prioritise your tasks for the day so that you become more efficient and accomplish everything you need to. I am a very task-orientated person and whilst I love to make to-do lists I never used to accomplish everything on my list because I'd become overwhelmed with everything I needed to do that day, whereas with the Mal Paper planner I'm able to focus on my daily, weekly and monthly goals without feeling completely overwhelmed and it's actually allowed me to take time out every evening which is something I've always wanted to do but never actually did.

Antipodes Kowhai Flower Hand Cream
Even being off work for a month, my hands are still falling apart from the cold weather, washing my hands and using hand sanitisers frequently. For the past month I've been getting into the habit of using my Antipodes Kowhai Flower hand cream every morning and night as well as often as I remember throughout the day. I get given hand creams at every gift giving occasion so I have a fair stock of them but the Kohai Flower hand cream has quickly become my favourite because not only does it melt into my hands super quickly, leaving them feeling super soft but it doesn't leave my hands feeling greasy at all. It has a lovely sweet orange and cedarwood fragrance that is supposed to helps provide relief from stress whilst leaving your hands feeling nourished.

ARK Clearing Serum
I think I've talked about it more than enough but my skin has been awful at the moment between the maskne I had when I finished work for the month and the stress from health problems, my skin has been all kinds of crazy and covered in breakouts which have then stressed me out even more. This month to try and combat my skin issues I've been using the ARK Clearing Serum morning and night as a spot treatment on the areas I've been breaking out (it can also be used as an all over serum too as well as a spot treatment). It contains Margosa Leaf which helps to draw out imperfections to improve blocked pores as well as Watercress, Nettle and Horsetail which help to regulate sebum production. Using the Clearing serum has definitely helped heal my painful breakouts and reduce the redness from old breakouts.

Dermalogica Active Clay Cleanser
With all my spotty skin drama, every morning and night I've also been using the Dermalogica Active Clay Cleanser that I was kindly sent earlier this year. Not only can it be used as a daily face wash, you can also use it as a mini cleansing face mask, at the beginning of the month I was using it as my daily face wash but most recently I've been using this Active Clay Cleanser as a mini face mask and leave it on for about 5 minutes whilst having a shower. I'm not usually a fan of charcoal face washes because I am a big scent person and usually they don't smell that great whereas the Dermalogica one has a slight citrus scent which is really nice and refreshing. I've noticed that it's really helped reduce the painful breakouts I was getting on my chin. Once my skin clears up again I tend to use this once or twice a week as a mini face mask when I wash my face instead of my daily face wash.

Podcasts & Long Walks
While my health hasn't been the greatest, especially my asthma, I've really been trying to not just sit around the house not doing much because whilst that might temporarily help with my shortness of breath, in the long run I feel awful cause I'm not as active as I usually am and it feels even harder to get back to my 'normal' fitness level. So whilst I've been off I've been trying to get into the habit of going on long walks (usually to the beach which is a 10 minute walk from my house) at least once a day, pre-November I was doing these walks with Rosie but as she was spayed this month, she's stuck on small frequent walks instead of the usual long beach walks. I've really gotten into listening to podcasts for the entirety of my walks, I tend to listen to a bit of everything and anything. Some of my favourites this month have been The Sip, Cult Litter, SimplyPodLogical, and The Janet Murray Show.

The Crown
Now I am really bad for getting into things WAY after other people have raved about them and I will admit that when everyone was raving about The Crown on Netflix, I did watch the first episode but I really couldn't get into the programme and couldn't see the fuss. But this month, I've kind of half had it on in the background whilst I've been doing work and half of the time it's been my evening show that I've watched before bed and I will admit that I've actually come to love watching it. In fact I've actually watched all four seasons in under a month! I know it's not 100% accurate of what actually goes on with the Royal Family but I've just really loved watching it, particularly the first couple of seasons when the Queen is younger, although I do love that Helena Bonham Carter is in it in the later ones!

What have you been loving this month?

Speak to you next time!
Danielle Levy, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,
*This blog post contains items previously gifted for review. All opinions are honest and my own.

Danielle Levy

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