Tuesday 2 February 2016

January Favourites

Breaking the mold here, for me, January was pretty decent. As a result, I have a variety of favorites covering travel, lifestyle and the all-important blusher remit.

Because he’s a dream, my lovely boyfriend James took me to Iceland for my birthday. We saw the Northern Lights, stayed in the cutest little log cabin and, literally froze. There’s an entire post dedicated to the trip here.

Rifle Paper Co To-Do Pad
I am the worst at organisation, seriously. This little beauty has been an absolute lifesaver recently. I use it both at work and at home and never has ticking something off a list felt so satisfying. (Full Rifle Paper Co haul here)

Freedom Highlight: Ambient
I have never really been into highlight, but, since coming back from Iceland my skin has been looking a bit dehydrated and generally dull so I picked this little number in Superdrug without expecting too much from it to be honest. I have literally worn it everyday since. This is the definition of groundbreaking (for me, obvs).

Mac Blush: Pinch O' Peach
This is something I’ve had in my collection for about 3 years and have reached for on less than a handful of occasions. Until now. This month I’ve been wearing it non-stop on top of the Freedom Highlight. They’re the dream team.

Nuxe Reve de Miel Lipbalm
I’m not sure if I mentioned, but, it’s cold in Iceland (like -10 cold). My skin definitely suffered and so did my lips. This Nuxe lipbalm was a total lifesaver, it lasts so long and definitively stopped my lips from becoming too chapped. Eagle eyed readers will see that James and I literally scrapped the barrel with this one and I’m now totally out. It’s currently sitting pretty at top of my to-buy list.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo: Pomegranate
I’ve been “shopping my stash” this month and rediscovered this too. I brought it AGES ago because YouTube made me, but, never really knew how to wear it. This month I’ve been using a small amount to create an opaque but light base and placing Mac’s Star Violet over the top. It’s a really pretty winter eye look.

Book of Mormon
For Christmas, James’ sister and her husband brought us Book of Mormon tickets. We’ve wanted to go for ages so we were super excited. It is hilarious. I’ll be honest, I had braced myself for the jokes to be really shocking…and I mean some of them were, but, it just wasn’t as outrageous as I’d prepared for. That’s definitely not a bad thing and if anything I was glad! The cast were super talented and it’s totally unlike any other musical I've ever seen!

Making a Murderer

TV binging at its best. There’s definitely something about real life trauma that makes me a little uncomfortable with the entertainment aspect of true crime stories, but, I thought this was really well made and hopefully shone light to some serious issues within the US justice system (and beyond!). That said, the show was obviously biased and presented a heavily one-sided account of the case, if you know of any follow up podcasts or articles discussing both sides I’d be super keen to hear about them! 

The Girl From The Train

Somebody on Twitter recommended this to me and I was obsessed!! I love a psychological thriller, but, had put off reading this one because it was constantly sold as "if you liked Gone Girl, you need to read this" and, brace yourself, I didn't like Gone Girl. I liked the first half, then I felt like they gave up the twist and the last 50% was unnecessary and no real info was gained. Just me? Yeah probably. Anyway, this one, not the same. I loved this book and if you're looking for a real 2am pageturner, look no further.

So, all in all, not so bad. Good effort January!


  1. I've always wanted to go to Iceland! The Northern Lights must have been amazing! =)

    Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

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    2. It was amazing!! Iceland is such a beautiful country, I really want to go in the summertime too!! xxx

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