Sunday, 26 February 2017

February Favourites!

Hi Friends,

Writing up monthly favourites is just the best thing. I think it's so fun to share the best bits and things that have made me happy.

There's a lot of beauty bits and some life style so lets get cracking.

Number one has been The Little Book of Hygge. This is really different to the books I usually read because it's not fictional. The book basically explains the Danish lifestyle of comfort and happiness. Denmark is the happiest country in Europe and the book talks about the lifestyle choices they make, he food eaten there, how they spend their time... it's hard to explain but it's really interesting. One of my best friends is Danish and whenever I go and spend time with her I LOVE the country and their culture.

Other lifestyle bits I've really been enjoying have been tea and board games. That slightly fits into the Hygge vibe but it's true. Sitting down with a cup of tea and a game is really enjoyable for me and it's a great way to spend time with friends.

I don't want this bit to be too long and boring because I mentioned these in my January purchases, but from Tarte I've been using an eyeshadow palette and foundation. The Tartelette in Bloom palette has gorgeous neutral colours and are perfect for blending. The Rainforest of the Sea foundation gives me a really nice coverage and it's not too heavy - I've slightly fallen in love with Tarte as a brand!

There are a few other beauty bits I've used a lot this month that I want to whizz through! Mac's Electric Cool Eye Shadow in Gravitational has been a staple for the month. It's so lovely to just blend this all over the lid and it looks like a lot of effort has been put into my eyeshadow. The texture is AMAZING, I can't quite describe it... it's almost a gel to powder formulation, the overall effect is great. From Nails Inc I've used their nail polish in the shade Notting Hill. I've really been loving very neutral and nude colours recently, for all of my make up and beauty bits. I think grey or blush nail varnishes have been my favourites. 

A great piece of new skincare I bought was the UFO serum by Sunday Riley. I've spent the last few months purchasing more expensive skincare to try and get a good routine in place. I think I've often spent more money on make up and not actually cared for my skin enough so I'm trying to get products with really good vitamins and ingredients in them. This serum has visibly changed the appearance of my skin. My pores are reduced in size and the texture feels much better so I'm very happy about that! 

When in Edinburgh I bought (alongside the UFO serum!) a Mac Retro matte liquid lipcolour in the shade Topped with Brandy. Matte liquid lipsticks have been a favourite of mine for a while but I'm not very confident with dark neutral colours on my lips. I know this colour won't be considered 'dark' for many people but it is darker than it looks in the tube! I think it's the perfect colour for me. Last but by no means least is the Too Faced better than sex waterproof mascara which gives a lot of volume to my lashes and FINALLY stays all day without smudging down my face! 

It's been an interesting month of a few up and downs but March is a fresh start again and I'm ready to power on! I hope you all have a great month ahead of you.

Love & hugs,

Monday, 13 February 2017

January on Instagram!

Hi Friends,

I haven't done an Instagram update for a really long time so here we go! These posts actually go from December through to February - seems I haven't posted tonnes the last couple of months.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Valentines Day Inspiration!

Hi Friends,

Valentines day is just around the corner and although me and my partner don't particularly celebrate it, I still think it's a lovely day! Whether you're treating a partner, your best friend or yourself - there are some lovely things out there for pampering!

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Has anyone stuck to their resolutions?!

Hi Friends,

As I did last year, I think it's great to check in with yourself at LEAST once a month to see if you're sticking to your new years resolutions!

I actually typically do this about once a week which is a great way to keep on top of my goals and what I want to achieve this year. I'm DEFINITELY someone who is constantly setting goals for themselves and trying to better themselves... lets see if it's actually working!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

A little food shop!

Hi Friends,

So, I think I've done this once before and I actually really enjoyed it. This is my food shop this week! Now, on top of this I've also purchased gifts for my partner, cards, gifts for my colleagues etc but I just wanted to do stuff for ME in this post.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Beauty Haul!

Hi Friends,

Recently I've been purchasing a few new beauty products! I know I shouldn't do this because I already have a stupid amount of make up but there have just been a few things that I've really wanted to try. 

Saturday, 4 February 2017

January Favourites :)

Hi Friends,

WOW - January has just flown by. I've had a brilliant month which has included some lovely time with my partner. I have to mention this as one of my favourites! One of my more private resolutions was to spend more time with him this year, ensuring that we have at least one date night a week. This month we have had 2-3 date nights a week which has made me feel amazing - he makes me so happy.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time!

Hi Friends,

One of my resolutions that I talked about in my resolutions/goals post was to read one book per month. This month I read one that I've actually read before but LOVE - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time! My parents bought me the book for Christmas so that I had my own version of it so I thought it would be a great first read of the year.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

2016 Round up...

Hi Friends,

I know we're half way through January but I really wanted to do a round up post of 2016. I know I didn't blog for about half the year but these are just the memories that I'm particularly fond of. I looked back on a post that I did similar to this at the end of 2015 and it's SO lovely to reflect on, I just had to do another one for this year. This is possibly the longest post ever by me so congratulations if you somehow make it to the end! 

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Update Skincare Routine...

Hi Friends,

My skin hates me. I've had acne since I was really quite young and guess what my friends? It hasn't completely gone, even at the age of 23... woop woop!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Exploring Iceland...

Hi Friends,

I used to post about traveling quite often! I realised that in 2015 I went abroad 5 times and that is AMAZING. Traveling is one of my favourite things that I'm lucky enough to be able to experience and I definitely save up a lot of my money to be able to do it.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

2017 Resolutions and Goals!

Hi Friends,

I'm slightly obsessed with making New Years Resolutions and STICKING to them (... most of the time). I did this last year and I think I completed about 9/10 of them so I thought I'd share some resolutions and goals.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

2016 Makeup Favourites!

Hi Friends,

So... it's been a while. Last year was hard for a number of reasons. There was a big grief in my life in June and I just needed some time away for a while. I tried to start back up again in September but everything seemed so fresh still, I'm hoping that this fresh start will be a better one, but maybe not as regular as I used to be, I'm aiming for once a week to begin with.