1. La Roche Posay Serozinc
Yeah, yeah late to the party. I read about this with intrigue when it launched for the UK market (FYI Caroline over at Sparkly Vodka is super good at putting all the relevant science behind skincare products into plain English!), and waited for some deals to come around. I sweat a lot when I exercise, and this stuff is helping my skin keep a little clearer as I use it on my face, back & chest before exercise. Especially those of you who exercise hard, this has the potential to be a game changer for you- as the name suggests, it contains zinc- which is good for inflammation and sebum regulation.
2. Topshop Lipstick in Beguiled
I've 'gotten into' lipstick this year. I wear make up perhaps once per week, so when I do, I've taken to enjoying it. This lipstick is a little hard work in that it's not the smoothest/most even application ever, but I'm in love with the colour, so I'm persevering.
3. Mizuno Wave Inspire 11
My first ever race in June this year was the City of London Mile, and one of the perks was the mobile Mizuno fitting unit. Having realised that I needed some trainers more focused on stability post injury, I saw a golden opportunity to have some put my feet in a fancy scanner. These are the result, although I actually waited and bought them online because the green is last seasons colour- if I can get trainers that help me and they come in green, I'm having the green! After a £50 Amazon voucher, these babies were the rand total of £2.50. Score!
4. All the kit
Running is taking over my life at the moment (you can read the reason for that right HERE) so I'm glad I already have quite a lot of running /active-wear kit- some of which was gifted to me by Helly Hansen earlier in the year, it's just not been quite warm enough to enjoy it. The grey long sleeve top is perfect for the days (especially early morning sessions) where the breeze has enough edge to cover my arms. I love that the hem is longer at the back to keep everything covered even when bending or moving about. The tank is great for warmer days, a super flattering loose fit and what's not to love about the strappy detail at the back. This top is part of the 'X-Cool' range designed to keep you cooler and drier when you're pushing yourself to the next level. You can see the full Helly Hansen women's training collection here. I also made full use of the Fabletics buy one, get one free deal and came out with these awesome shorts amongst other things. The customer service with Fabletics is horrendous, but the lure of discounted kit in cool prints leaves me pondering their site every so often. Next purchase has got be BodyGlide or similar though, because the chaffing has been REAL.
5. June Nails
Flying the flag for our business with blue glitter when I treated myself to a gel manicure done by a proper professional for my birthday. It's the small things.