Friday, 20 February 2015

Something A Bit New; February Favourites

I've been a fan of the whole monthly favourites/what people are loving that month for quite a while now (& kept telling myself it was something I could start to blog about on here) so here I am finally getting around to having a go of creating my own. 
I have included quite a lot of things, quite varied favourites too not just clothes. 
FIJI Water
I'm a tiny bit ashamed to admit this but I am one of these people who buys things with the whole 'I'll keep the bottle idea in my head when paying at the till' so I admit that I did initially buy this water for the bottle (&after seeing it all over instagram) however once I had actually drank the water I could taste how different it was, I think it tastes quite like evian, which is my favourite type of bottled water so its nice to have an alternative. Personally I have only managed to buy this water from Selfridge's however I'm sure you can buy it from other places, it costs around £1.50 so not to bad.

Charbonnel et Walker Champagne Truffles  
For a good few years now I have loved this brand of chocolate, however its only ever a treat. My nan used to always buy me a little box of the pink champagne ones for special occasions and even on the odd trip to the garden centre which stocked them. I keep every box once I've eaten the chocolates as they are great to put little trinkets and bits in. However when I spotted this bar version of the chocolate (which is the same as the truffles but in a chocolate bar shape), I thought I'd give it a go, although I do prefer the truffles it was nice to try something a little bit new and different. 
If you're interested in seeing all the choice of truffles (trust me, its worth a look) then you can have a little peek here.

LUSH Unicorn Horn
This is another 'I seen it on instagram&had to try for myself' thing, apparently the Unicorn Horn was only limited edition for Valentines Day so if you see one and want it, quickly grab it as once they are gone, they are gone. I got mine on Sunday so there are still some around, you'd just have to be quick. The unicorn horn is a bubble bar which I prefer as I get a few baths out of them, usually two or three smells quite like lavender/floral but still a bit sweet. 
I'm really happy that I managed to get my hands on this& can't wait to use it.

Bat Notebook
Stationary is my downfall so when I spotted this little notebook in IKEA last week I couldn't help but pop it in my basket (well IKEA plastic bag). 
The notebook was only £3 which I think is so cheap for a notebook which is quite high quality too. The pages aren't lined so you could write/draw any old things in it& if you aren't a fan of the little bat then there was also sausage dogs with blue pages and a vintage looking bike one too. 

ELLE Magazine
This months ELLE was a particular favourite, some of my favourite features were based on the stars of the ADVANCED STYLE blog including Linda Rodin and a peek into her wardrobe favourites.
This month also included a free benefit mascara (the roller lash)& I was seriously impressed with it, so much that I'm already on the look out to purchase it full size. 
£4.00 for a magazine and a travel size mascara is pretty cheap I believe.

DAZED Magazine
This was the first time I've actually purchased Dazed magazine and not just had a quick flick through of it then put it back on the shelf. I'm actually really glad that I picked it up as really loved quite a few of the photo shoots featured within the magazine and it gave me quite a lot of inspiration for my uni work. I think it will definitely be buying it again in the future, at around £4.50 I think its pretty well priced too.

Barbara Hulanicki Dress
I have been trying to get my hands on this Barbara Hulanicki dress which was designed for Topshop a good few years ago now, for actual months. Its been one of those items which you just constantly think about until you finally get your hands on it. Whenever I've been on eBay looking for it, it was either only available in a really small size, or priced at over £100. Although I have been tempted to just click the Buy it Now on many occasions (trust me, I've been pretty close way to many times) I was just never sure if it would be worth it or in very good condition & for £100 I'd like to actually get one that I could get some wear out of at least a few times.

This is were the Depop app made my Barbara Hulanicki dress of dreams come true& I manage to purchase this for just £50 off the most lovely girl too. She wrapped the dress up so perfectly in tissue paper and I could tell straight away that the dress had been well looked after. 
I've had it on none stop since buying the dress& can tell its going to be a firm favourite in my wardrobe for a long time.

Elvis / Quirky Packaging 
My last favourtie is abit of a random one but I thought I'd include it anyway. As you have probably guessed already I'm a big fan of how things a packed and branded, anyway earlier in the month I stayed in a hotel in Birmingham& couldn't help but be a huge fan of the free toiletries (well the branding atleast). This soap as you can see from the images had a quirky touch as well as the coolest illustration of Elvis on. I loved it so much I brought the empty box home just to blog about it.
What more could you want from a soap than it to smell nice & have Elvis on..

I hope this post has been a bit of a change (hopefully a good one too) &that you're all well.
Is there anything you've been really liking this month?



  1. I love Fiji water too, bloody expensive though hahaha

  2. I’m in love with your blog! It was so interesting to read your posts and also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos! I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)
    p.s. new post - how I met Victoria Beckham

    Diana Cloudlet