This September, the Mums NI Team are loving all things to do with Autumn!
Here are our 5 most loved items.
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September is here and there is definitely a dip in the temperature, but not enough of a dip to warrant a coat. Enter the coatigan.
We are loving this ochre check coatigan from Next for it's snuggly warmth and autumn tones, and also because it has pockets! It's fantastic for doing the school run, keeping you nice and cosy and bang on trend.
This is an ideal piece to take you into the new season ahead. It's also available in a few difference colourways and patterns. Whichever you choose, you can't go wrong. They are all beautiful.
Yes, we know, we are suckers for the colour ochre. So it's no surprise that this stunning knitted pod from Next is on our list.
We love it! It's big and chunky and the hand woven texture is bliss. Although this pod is designed as a piece for sitting, it can be used for so much more. We use ours as an alternative coffee table. Our books and laptops rest on top of it beside the sofa. If books and laptop are not resting on it, our feet are! When it's not our feet its our little wooden tray with hot cuppas. It really is so versatile.
This pod is available in a few different colours to suit any colour scheme.
On the turn from Summer into Autumn our skin will sometimes become dull and in need of a little boost. We have been using the L'Oréal Pure Clay Bright Mask and find that it's pretty amazing.
We are (surprise surprise!) in love with the glorious colour of this mask. It's literally like sunshine in jar. The yellow mask boasts a shimmery gold tone with little brown flecks dispersed throughout. It promises to even out skin tone and provide much needed illumination via the combination of 3 pure clays and yuzu lemon.
The texture of the mask is creamy and thick, but once applied in an even layer, there is no thickness. It dries into a flexiible mask allowing you free movement of your face without cracks.The smell is heavenly. Rinsing off couldn't be easier. We use a face cloth dipped in warm water and gently rub off the mask in a circular motion to get the full benefits of the exfoliates. The result is instant bright illuminated skin.
Honestly, this L'oréal mask is the best clay mask we have used. Perfect for those of us whose skin is in need of a pick me up.
As the darker nights are now drawing in, we turn our attention to making our homes feel cosy.
One realitvely easy way to achieve this is by subtly changing the scent of our home fragrances from floral fresheners to those of a more deeper note. Whilst it's tempting to reach for the warm cinnamon smellies, keep those ones for December.
We are loving this gorgous set from Sanctuary which includes 4 of our favourite fragrances: Signature Sanctuary, Fig & Black Amber, Winter Jasmine & Myrhh and Fireside. Each of these lovlies have a very warm and inviting fragrance which are not too overpowering. Included in the set is a handy candle snuffer.
This set is perfect for the transitioning stage that we are in at the moment. Delight your senses and treat yourself to this box of pure perfection. You'll be delighted you did. Not only do the candles smell devine, but they look lovely too which wont impose on your decor.
Following on with our love affair of all things on the yellow spectrum for the season ahead, we are thrilled to show you this wonderful creation from our good friend Cathy at Willow Moon Design.
This gorgeous limited edition tibetan silver ring is handmade by Cathy in her studio. The glass cabochon is handpainted, meanting no two are the same, so you will be receiving a truly unique piece. When she uploaded the photo to her Facebook page, it instantly grabbed our attention. The detail on the band is unreal and the colouring achieved is out of this world. This ring will surely add a pop of colour to your outfit on a dull dreary day.
Cathy is a very talented lady based in Dungannon who specialises in creating bespoke, one of a kind, handpainted jewellery. She is also a creator of stunning oil paintings and personalised gifts, as well as being a fabulous photographer and a world class Mum.
Visit Cathy's page Willow Moon Design to be kept up to date with all her new listings. She will be uploading her Christmas stock soon, where you will find a lot of very affordable unique gifts for the special people in your life, or maybe even just a treat for yourself.