The really good stuff to buy this month, according to a shopping editor

We're talking new launches, high-street heroes and all the stuff that will make life a little brighter...


by Aimee Jakes |

Hello and welcome to another edition of I Bought a Really Good Thing, except this time it's a stunning mash-up of things I love, things I need and things that have been selling like hotcakes over on heatworld (read: GBBO Noel Fielding's great jumpers and TikTok-approved hair growth serums.)

So grab a cuppa and get ready to scroll through my curated round-up of fun things to buy on the internet this month. From a fun-yet-practical fluff-trimmed Topshop bag to the best black leggings for running errands, here is all the shopping-inspo you need for October and beyond...


SHOP: what to buy this month, according to a shopping editor

Black Satin Bias Cut Midi Skirt
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I've been wanting a black satin midi skirt that I can pair with a blazer for some #executiverealness (!) and this New Look number is the dream.

Bondi Sands Sunny Daze SPF 50 Moisturiser
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Because SPF is just as important in the winter months! I adore this brightening formula from Bondi Sands (and so does Amber Gill!)

 River Island curve hem mini skirt in khaki satin
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It's all about the mini skirt this season! I love this zingy number for pairing with basics and making it seem like you've really made an effort.

Topshop shantae fur bag in black
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Is it just me, or has Topshop had an absolute glow-up recently? This fluff-trimmed bag is perfect for adding a bit of fun to an outfit.

Mielle Rosemary Mint Scalp & Hair Strengthening Oil
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This cheap-as-chips hair growth oil has already had over 25 million views on TikTok for 'impressive results' and I've been truly #influenced. My hair is looking a little frazzled (thanks to a toxic relationship with hair straighteners) and very excited to give this a go.

e.l.f C-Bright Vitamin C Putty Primer
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This brand-new primer is excellent for long-lasting make-up and a gleamy finish. It smells incredible.

Teddy jacket
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A hybrid between a fleece and a teddy jacket? Oh, H&M, you win!

Carrie Soto Is Back by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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A glorious new release by Taylor Jenkins Reid about the sacrifices of unrelenting ambition and being an 'unlikeable' woman in the public eye. It was so good, I finished it in 16 hours.

Ultimate Leggings - Black
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I've been on a life-long quest to find a Really Great Pair of Black Leggings that doesn't 1) disintegrate in the washing machine 2) go baggy on the knees 3) fall down when I'm running for the no.34 bus. This Adanola pair is by far my favourite leggings ever and are the true MVP of your wardrobe. Whatsmore, fans include Molly-Mae Hague and Michelle Keegan.

Lululemon Side-Cinch Shopper Bag 18L
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I am finally heading back to the office, so I am in need of a nice-yet-practical tote bag that will hold my laptop and plethora of salty snacks. This Lululemon one is ace and not badly priced, either.

NEOM Perfect Peace 3 Wick Candle
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Neom's new festive candle smells exactly like Christmas morning and I am LIVING. October is an acceptable month to get excited about Christmas, right?

SIM Free HONOR 70 5G 128GB Mobile Phone
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I got the chance to test out this brand-new launch from Honor (perks of the job, eh!) and was surprised at how much I loved it. It charges super quickly (and lasts all day), is fast to use and the camera is glorious. If you're over the iPhone (same!), this is really sleek and high-tech for the price point.

 TALA Skinluxe Zip Through Running Top
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This ultra-flattering jacket is going viral for giving people a 'natural BBL' and I immediately had to invest.

Coca-Cola® Creations
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A new limited-edition flavour which tastes fruitier and sweeter than the OG. Do I think it's better? No way! But it's definitely a fun experience and the packaging is everything. Available in stores now.

Zoflora Sweet Freesia & Jasmine Power Bathroom
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I don't have many hobbies, but I do get a huge amount of enjoyment from dousing my entire house in Zoflora. It's the little things. I am really rating this new release which is made for Hinching your bathroom.

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