Wednesday, February 05, 2014

my january loves

I decided a few months ago not to do a favourites post again as it was not really something I enjoyed writing. Or maybe it was the fact that I don't like reading them that put me off? I don't know.
But this month I have so many things I want to rave about: music, make-up, books and dvd's so I knew some sort of 'I've been loving' post was necessary.

These are my january loves.
Which, yes, is exactly like a favourites post but with a slightly different title... just go with it.

Anna and The French Kiss: 
This book... is everything I like in a book. Is it going to be a classic like Pride and Prejudice or To Kill A Mockingbird? No but if you enjoy 'girly teenage books' then this one is for you. Anna is a new student at an american boarding school in Paris (basically my dream) and although it's a little bit annoying in the beginning (Anna: 'uh I don't want to be in boarding school or Paris, I want to be at home with my family and friends.' Me: Oh my god shut up, you're so god damn lucky.) it gets addicting and you'll finish it soon after you start.

Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie: 
I'm not going to go on and on about this lip product because these babies are ancient news in the blogging world but oh wow do I love them. This one in particular, Berry Smoothie, is perfect. It glides on the lips and is a beautiful berry shade - but it's very subtle. Great if you're not confident enough to wear dark, obvious colours like me.

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation: 
Okay I'm just going to be blunt: this is my favourite foundation ever (well, that I've tried so far.)
It's perfect for pale girls like me as there is a variety of lighter shades. For some reason I wore make-up almost everyday in january and I can safely say this didn't break me out. I think I've found my ... perfect match (cringe.)

Pretty Woman: 
The love story of a prostitute and a rich man. Sounds kinda weird but I love Pretty Woman. I re-watched it this month and realised it's probably one of my favourite films - at least in my top 10. If you haven't seen it I totally recommend you have a girly night in with chocolate and pj's and Pretty Woman.

Declaration Cartier: 
A bit of a weird one cause I just did a little bit of googling and have come to the realisation that this perfume... is a man's perfume. Well I think so? I'm not really sure. One website says it's unisex, one says it's a woman's and a bunch say it's a man's. But a man's perfume? I've never heard of that before. Anyway man perfume or not I really like it. It's not sugary or sweet but very distinctive. So mmmm yeah probably a man perfume. Weird.

I've wanted to make a 'rookie style' playlist for ages!
These are a few tracks (old and new) that I loved in january...

1. Sweet Louise by Belle Brigade
2.  Him by Lily Allen
3. Us by Regina Spektor
4. Team by Lorde
5. Who'd Have Known by Lily Allen
6. Arabella by Arctic Monkeys
7. Sex by The 1975
8. Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners

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  1. The next time I go to the book store, I'll have to check that book out. That's my dream to- or at least to visit Paris. Haha. Great post! xx

  2. Great choices! Berry smoothie is one of my go to lipsticks, it's such a lovely colour and formula. I think I might give that foundation a go, I keep hearing such great things about it and am in need of a new one!x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

    1. aw thank you charlotte! both of them are amazing ^.^

  3. Niamh I am loving this playlist :) you definitely have to make more of these! :D I really need to add pretty woman to my 'to watch' list! oh & btw I agree with you on that foundation it works well for me too-Dervla


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