In my time of unemployment, I was trying hard not to spend any extra money on things I didn't need, and it made me think about the things I really do love - all material things (just to warn), obviously family, friends, and my bed are a given...

Anyways, it made me think of the idea of doing my desert island picks! Soooo I've selected my favourites from a ton of different categories that I would take on a desert island with me if I could. (N.B. none of these are to specifically help me get off/survive the desert island...because everyone does that and it's boring and frankly given the state of UK weather at the moment, a desert island sounds lovely)

Here goes!

Beauty: MAC lipstick in Kinda Sexy
I discovered this last year after seeing a few people on Instagram wearing it and I adore it. I've talked about it in a favourites before here and it's the perfect peachy nude shade that is so flattering! I love it so much.

Skincare: Nip + Fab Kale Fix Moisturiser
I got this as part of a beauty subscription box and I've really taken to it - it's so moisturising and nourishing on my skin, particularly in the winter months when it's gotten a bit dry, which now my skin tends to do. It's quite lightweight, and I've heard quite a lot of people rave about it too!

Fashion: Nike Roshe Run Trainers
I wear these all time and they are some of, if not the most comfortable pair of trainers I've ever owned. Just don't wear them hiking as they will not work - take it from me. They're really breathable and lightweight so I take them everywhere; maybe not a hiking shoe but definitely a walking-around-a-city-with-no-blisters kinda shoe.

Film: Walk The Line
If you've not seen this one, I recommend it highly. The acting is great, the story is great (based on true events I might add), and the music is GREAT. I could watch this a million times over and not get bored.

Music: Beyonce - Lemonade
Best album of 2016? It was for me. I always liked Beyonce, but I was never a huuuge fan beforehand; then I saw her live and she was amazing and now I'm very slightly obsessed. I love this album so so much - it makes me think back to when I visited New Orleans and how much I love it there. The story through the songs is heartbreaking too, but kind of relatable, and as always, her voice is incredible.

Cocktail: Porn Star Martini
Despite the name, this one is my ultimate favourite, mainly because it doesn't taste alcoholic. It usually comes with a shot of prosecco, but I always put that into the main drink as I prefer a fizzy drink! You can get them most places nowadays, but I managed to make my own at New Year's which was so much fun!

Book: Christmas at Tiffany's by Karen Swan
This isn't entirely a Christmas book! I love the plotline, and it's quite a heartwarming and funny story of a woman who rebuilds her life after finding out her husband cheated on her with her best friend. It combines three different cities (London, Paris and New York) and how she survives and adventures about in each. I love it so much!

TV show: Gavin and Stacey
If you've seen this show, you'll know what I mean when I say the jokes just don't stop. It's a brilliant series that was, in my opinion, short-lived, and even now when I've watched all of it a million times, I still find it hilarious.

App: Instagram
Can't be dealing without this one can I? I'm always on Instagram (go follow me if ya like - @maevewaite) - because I love taking and sharing photos. I find it far more interesting than a simple Facebook status or comment, and it always inspires me to go to new places or try new things I've never even heard about before, and is always a time-killer.


M x