Saturday, 1 February 2014

January Favourites


  • MUA Undressed eye shadow palette
  • Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
  • MUA blusher in Marshmallow
  • Maybelline Baby Lips in Hydrate
  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection concealer
  • MAC Amplified Creme lipstick in Dubonnet
I actually decided to start doing monthly favourites posts back in December, so there are quite a few products this month as I started jotting down things that I liked just before Christmas! Some of these beauty products bear high street price tags whilst others are a little more expensive, including the Liz Earle cleanser that I was given as a Christmas present. The cleanser is absolutely beautiful; so much so that I felt the need to tweet about it, and was replied to by Liz Earle!

I really love great customer service, especially when companies interact with their customers on social media. This tiny comment from Liz Earle has made me much more inclined to purchase from them, so its safe to say that you will definitely be seeing this cleanser in my favourites posts in the future! A little goes a long way with me as far as customer service goes; take note grumpy companies! The other products I've included this month have all been used pretty incessantly, particularly the Baby Lips lip balm and Collection 2000's concealer. I had heard great things about both before buying them and they did not disappoint.


  • Navy stripe Peter Pan collar jumper - Primark
  • Blue jeggings - New Look
  • Monochrome grid top - New Look
  • Black brogues - New Look
  • Black jeggings - H&M
I have to apologise for how grotty my mirror is in the first picture, I didn't realise it was covered in make up splashes until now but its the only photo I have that includes my Primark jumper and the MAC Dubonnet lipstick! The other photo is of my New Look haul (thank you Christmas gift card), and I'm assuming you can all imagine what black jeggings look like. The H&M ones are unbelievably comfortable, I'd highly recommend them, especially over the Primark version which lost their shape in a matter of hours. January is a jeggings and jumper kind of month, but I promise my fashion favourites will be more exciting in the future!


  • Mary Poppins
  • Saving Mr Banks
  • Spring Breakers
  • Oliver!
Two of these go hand in hand; after seeing Saving Mr Banks in the cinema at the start of January, I decided I had to rewatch Mary Poppins. Despite being two and a half hours long (who knew?), it is still as incredible as it was when I was five. I bought a copy on amazon last week and sent it to my Mum who was over the moon and loved it just as much as I did! I watched the other two films on my course; God love Film and Literature. Spring Breakers is fantastically satirical and aesthetically stunning, please watch it on the biggest screen you can find as the beauty of it does not translate well on a laptop. I watched Oliver! as part of my British Television and Film course when we studied Dickensian London. I can't believe I haven't seen it before now. It is a delight.


  • Lights Out Lester Feat. Naomi Whybrow - I Didn't Want to Wake You Up
  • Ed Sheeran - I See Fire
  • Lorde - Pure Herione (album)
  • Passenger - Let Her Go
  • Birdy - White Winter Hymnal
  • MIA - Bad Girls
The first song on the list is by one of my best friends Marty, lead singer of Lights Out Lester. I've already blogged about it here but if you haven't heard it yet you really ought to head over to soundcloud and download it for free. Lorde's album and MIA's Bad Girls have been my getting ready music this month whilst Birdy and Passenger have covered me for early morning bus journeys. 


  • Uniquely Healthy
  • Renee Reardin
  • Tanya Burr's Spring 2013 videos
  • The Liebster Award
  • Couture week coverage
Finally I'm including some of my favourite blogs and posts. Uniquely Healthy has been amazing for meal ideas whilst I've been attempting to stay healthy, whilst Renee Reardin is possibly the most useful blog I've ever found. Definitely have a look at them both. I've also been watching all of Tanya Burr's videos from last Spring on repeat! I think its because I love her hairstyle around this time and because I'm trying to get into a Spring mood (Winter is certainly beginning to drag), but I just haven't stopped watching these videos. Finally, I'm just going to include two things that I've really enjoyed doing this month which have been The Liebster Award and my coverage of couture week. I want to say another quick thank you from Izzy over at Chasing Hope Away and to Sunna at The New Noir for nominating me for the award; its such a fun concept and I've found some really great bloggers through participating! Secondly I have loved writing my opinions on my favourite shows of couture week. I surprised myself by not including big names like Chanel or Dior, but if you'd like to check out my opinions on more fairy tale shows, do take a look at my thoughts on Giambattisa Valli, Ulyana Sergeenko, Elie Saab, Valentino and Zuhair Murad.

That's it for January, I'm sorry this has been quite a long post, I'm sure they won't be quite so lengthy in the future but as I said this post has included a lot of December favourites too. Let me know what your January favourites have been in the comments below and maybe I'll end up including them next month!

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  1. wow pretty extensive favorites. I need to start doing some monthly fav posts.

    1. It's really great to look back at what you've actually been using in terms of repurchasing! Though my list is pretty lengthy as half of December is in there too! X


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