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Friday Favourites: Autumn Edition

October is approaching and it's safe to say I'm swiftly slipping into the Autumnal mood. Tan, burgundy, navy and teal - all lovely rich colours that I can't wait to incorporate into my wardrobe and make-up palette. I'm having a manicure this afternoon and definitely feeling a dark red or green! So without further a do, here are my must-haves to get you through the Autumn season.

Nothing screams out Autumn more than this beautiful Olivia Burton timepiece. The gorgeous neutral tone florals and tan leather strap make this watch the perfect Autumn accessory.

Hello! Fashion Monthly - What's it all about?

Another fashion magazine, you may think. Wrong. Firstly, Hello! Fashion Monthly (or otherwise abbreviated as HFM) kick off their first issue with style icon Olivia Palermo as cover star. Olivia Palermo as in THE most fashionable woman in the world. So straight away you know you're about to be drifted off into a world where it's okay to spend your last 6 month savings on those Valentino boots, but simply not okay to walk past Liberty's astonishing window displays and not have to delay your schedule by a good half hour. HFM offers so much more than just trend pages and get the looks, presenting us with catwalk to high-street, galleries to stunning photo shoots, street style to celebrity style, beauty tutorials to the hottest spa getaways. HFM will help you live your life every step of the way, for only £1. So what are you waiting for?

Top London locations for a manicure

Manicures make me feel so much nicer and girly for every day life so I like to have one every 2-3 weeks. Here are my favourite places to go in London.

Cowshed - Foubert's place, Soho
Cowshed focuses on luxury and comfort. Your sat in a plush cushioned sofa seat with your arms resting on a giant cushion that's placed on your lap. I always go for the Cowshed Manicure that comes with exfoliation and an arm/hand massage. And the varnish won't chip for a good whole week! Would definitely recommend Cowshed, and they're based all over the country so you don't have to be in London.

Cowshed Manicure £42

W Hotel - Leicester Square
The W Hotel is beautiful and located just outside Chinatown/Piccadilly/Leicester Square. Take your mum or best friend with you and you can have a mani next to each other. Beauty therapists are friendly, experienced and approachable.

55 minutes for £50

Nails & Brows - Mayfair
Nails & Brows is a small but clean/luxury nail salon located in Mayfair. Staff specialise in nail art so if that's what you're into then I'd strongly recommend! I'm not such a fan of printed nails so I went for subtle polka dot thumbs which were really cute.

Signature Manicure £48

Corinthia Hotel - Embankment
If you're looking for pure luxury then the ESPA life at Corinthia is perfect for you. It's pricey but the Corinthia is a 5 star hotel and will leave you with long lasting results. "Repair, replenish and condition".

Advanced Manicure £70

So that's my top four! Where do you like to go for a manicure?

© Gemma Carey

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