Favourites // October 2018

November 12, 2018

October 2018 was – hands down – one of the best months of my entire life! I travelled to India for the trip of a lifetime with 14 of my best friends which was absolutely INCREDIBLE!

I also did some excellent shopping for my trip, discovered a game changing beauty product and got back into reading too.


Trip to India

I’m not going to talk *too* much now about India as I will be doing some dedicated travel posts, but it was absolutely AMAZING!

Andy and I flew out and had a few days exploring Jaipur together before meeting up with 14 of my closest friends in Delhi for our friends’ wedding, with a day trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal in between. My god was that beautiful!

I have never experienced such amazing sights and culture or had so much fun in my life!

I’m still pinching myself that I was lucky enough to go to India, let alone experience a real Indian wedding, and I get very hashtag blessed and a bit weepy whenever I think about it all! Posts coming soon!


UK Swimwear Miraclesuit Sheer Safari Palisades Swimsuit*

Whilst we had a pretty action packed schedule for India, we also knew there’d be some time for relaxing by the pool. So when the babes at UK Swimwear offered to send me a new swimming costume to wear I was well chuffed.

They kindly sent me this beautiful leopard and leaf print one piece and matching kaftan by MiracleSuit Swimwear. They’re both absolutely beautiful, and were perfectly patterned and bejewelled for India.

The swimming costume is so comfy, it literally feels like you’re not wearing anything, despite having clever sucky in technology to make you look like you’ve lost 10lbs. The low scoop back is also really flattering and the keyhole style detail at the front is really stylish. Thanks guys!


Red Herring at Debenhams Leopard Print Midi Skirt

Another leopard print winner – this beautiful Red Herring midi skirt was so perfect to wear in India, and was only £28.

It’s a lovely light fabric,  has a slit up either side which means it’s easy to walk in and flows really prettily as you go, and it’s also a really sophisticated leopard print – with more grown up muted colours and smaller spots.

I got loads of compliments when I wore it teamed with tshirts in India, and I can’t wait to team it with light jumpers and ankle boots now that I’m home.


Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

We all know I’m a H U G E Harry Potter fan, so of course I was going to love JK Rowling’s novels for adults.

The Cormoran Strike series is brilliant – so engaging and gripping about a private detective in London, and I’d been eagerly awaiting the 4th instalment. For me Lethal White is the best book of the bunch!

Focused on a politician with a dark and secretive past, and a mentally disturbed man with traumatic childhood memories, Strike has to work hard to connect the dots, solve the mystery and catch a killer. I can’t wait for this one to be adapted for TV.


Body Glide Anti Chafe Balm

Quite possibly my most glamorous favourite ever… Body Glide is bloody amazing at tackling chub rub!

It’s was H O T in India and we spent long days out and about exploring, and this bad boy didn’t falter once! 

A bit like a roll on deodorant you just glide it over your inner thighs in the morning, and it works it’s magic straight away, and lasts all day.

I bought mine from Cotswolds Outdoors but I believe it’s also available from Amazon, and I literally will never go on a hot holiday without it again! 


Quite a small collection of Favourites this month as it was pretty dominated by my India trip. It will be a hard holiday to follow but I’m planning to use November to research and book some more adventures.

I’m also very excited for all the festivities November brings – fireworks night, Thanksgiving (always celebrated at my work) and of course the lead up to Christmas! 

Are you a fan of the Strike books? 

If so please let me know any similar books I should give a read.

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*Thanks so much to UK Swimwear for sending me to their gorgeous swimwear products. All thoughts are honest and my own. For more information please see my Disclaimer Page.

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I’m Emma – or Emsypickle!


I live in Brixton in London. I eat out far too much, am always planning my next trip and have a borderline unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter.

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