Despite being very few people's favourite month January definitely did have some highlights! From finishing exams and taking spontaneous trips with old friends to discovering lots of fun new things. Here are some of the lovely products I've been loving this January.
Enchanted Forest Colouring Book (X). My Grandma bought me this gorgeous book way back in September and over the course of my exams I have become seriously obsessed with it! There is just something so relaxing and satisfying about perfectly (or not quite perfectly in my case!) colouring in a beautiful picture. I was slightly sceptical when these first started becoming really popular, but if you're ever looking for a creative and fun outlook to de stress then I'd really recommend giving one of these a go.
The Bones Of You (X). One of the best books I've read in a long time, beautifully written with a tragic but compelling story that you just can't stop reading. In equal parts heartbreaking and captivating this psychological thriller will keep you guessing what happened to missing 18 year old Rosie until the very end.
Urban Decay Naked Palette (X). I got this palette for Christmas and am loving it so far! With so many options its so much fun to experiment with, check out this post to see my top picks and how I apply it.
Palmers Cocoa Butter Lip Butter (X). Such a saviour at this time of year! I use this literally every day as its so nourishing and will help with even the driest (mine!) lips.
Lush Intergalactic Bath Bomb (X). Possibly one of the most exciting bath bombs I've ever used. With a refreshing and uplifting grapefruit and peppermint scent this bomb turns your bath into a bright blue glittery lagoon with bright swirling colours and plenty of glitter. Seriously, you'll never want to get out!
Topshop Nail Varnishes (X). Topshop do the prettiest nail varnishes that rival Barry M in both price and quality. I've been wearing this gorgeous gold shade for months now!
Lush Ultrabland Cleanser (X). My skincare routine typically falls to pieces over exam period so I bought this cleanser in an attempt to get back on the skincare bandwagon and I can't recommend it enough! The mixture of almond oil, rose water and honey leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed. I use it nightly after using micellar water to remove my make up.
Garnier Ultimate Blend Shampoo and Conditioner (X). This is the one shampoo and conditioner that will easily detangle my hair, and my hair can get seriously tangled at times! With argan and camellia oils it leaves my hair feeling shiny and smooth, but most importantly makes brushing my hair SO much easier!
Smoothies. Like so many others I am attempting to have a healthier lifestyle having now battled through exams and numerous Domino's with my house mates! One of the ways that I am actually managing this is by making loads and loads of smoothies! Delicious and full of refreshing goodness, the great thing about smoothies is that you can literally add whatever you want, so get creative and give them a go! If you're looking for some inspiration give this chocolatey recipe a try.
Maltesers Hot Chocolate Sachet. And on to the other end of the healthy eating spectrum! What's even better than hot chocolate? Malteser hot chocolate! At only 30p this makes such a lovely treat on a cold, rainy evening, add some mini marshmallows to make extra incredible!
Jessica Jones. Having been recommended this about 10 times I finally gave in and started watching whilst on a revision break, and I'm so glad I did! Following a New York private investigator with both superhuman strength and PTSD, the show covers some pretty dark but still compelling issues and also features David Tennant.
Tomorrow When The War Began. Yet another random film I stumbled across on Netflix and ended up loving! Set during the outbreak of an military invasion in Australia the film follows a rebel group as they use guerilla warfare tactics to defend their home town.