It's the end of the month, which means it's time to write about my favourite things from November!
At Work by Annie Leibovitz
I was given this book last Christmas/Birthday (they're very close to each other so it melds into one week long celebration) and it's been sitting on my shelf for a while. I decided to read it this month, and I'm really glad I did. It's an autobiography, but a lot of her story is told using important images and campaigns from her career. She also has a section where she discusses the equipment she uses, which was really fascinating to learn about.
Wool And The Gang Lil Snood Dogg Knitting Kit
Another gift from last Christmas, I first attempted this last Christmas. Wool And The Gang make wool, knitting patterns and knitting kits, and I was given a kit to knit a little grey snood (they also make a massive Lenny Kravitz worthy version. I've learnt and forgotten to knit hundreds of times, but I was determined to finish it this month, and once I got the hang of it, I really enjoyed it. It only took two evenings of knittings to finish, and all the equipment you need is included. I absolutely love it, it's incredibly warm and soft, and grey just goes with everything. It's been fantastic for shooting outside in the cold!
Kiko Cosmetics Smart Lipstick in Marsala
I've mentioned Kiko Cosmetics before, so their reappearance isn't surprising. I love this lipstick, it's very close to my actual lip colour, but just a slightly deeper pink. It's great as an every day colour, has great pigmentation and has good staying power.
Full of Grace Face Serum by Lush
I'm religious about using moisturiser with SPF (even during winter), but the downside is it does dry out my skin. I've started using Lush's face serum before moisturiser to counteract the dryness of SPF, it's also acting as a barrier and reducing redness. It also smells amazing!
OS Maps App
I'm definitely not the only photographer who likes to find beautiful or unusual locations to shoot. I've been using Google Maps for years to keep a record of interesting places, both near and far, should I visit an area and want to know what would be an interesting location. Recently I've discovered OS Maps from Ordnance Survey, meaning you can access Ordnance Survey maps from your phone. Ordnance Survey maps are much, much more detailed than any other map and has details and paths that you wouldn't be able to locate otherwise. It's been really useful in helping me find interesting locations and how to get to them. The app is free, but you do have to buy an annual subscription, which is currently reduced.