February 2019 Favourites

8 March 2019

 I never got around to doing a January faves post. I mean it didn't help that I have barely worn makeup recently. I am determined to play around with more this month. I even bought a super bright eyeshadow palette to mess around with. This month's favourites isn't a particularly big one either. Just the essentials, moisturiser, highlighter and lipstick. What more do you need? Oh, the shit tons of hot Ribena I've been drinking because I've felt crappy.

Read in February 2019

6 March 2019

February was a tough month for me. I didn't feel great for a lot of it as I've been really struggling with fatigue and pain. This has resulted in a lack of concentration and the need for a lot of naps. I still managed to read 3 books though so I'm classing that as a win. I have also caught up with Greys Anatomy and worked my way through some of my Netflix watchlist. 

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Dose of Colors Mickey Collection

27 February 2019

Two of my favourite things in life are lipstick and Disney. So when I saw that my absolute favourite lipstick brand was releasing a Disney collection I was so excited. If you've seen my Dose of Colors collection post you will know that I own a fair few of their matte liquid lipsticks and love them. I have wanted to try their satin lipsticks for a while but could never decide on a shade. As soon as I saw the Mickey collection though I fell in love with 2 out of the 3. 

Dose of Colors Mickey lip Collection

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Lipsticks Purples And Blues

15 February 2019

I posted about these liquid lipsticks when I first tried them a few months back. You can check out that post here. I was just going to edit that post and add these shades to it but it would have been a super long read. If you have read that one though you will know how much I adore these lipsticks. They have probably made it to the top spot for favourite formula (and packaging). I am now up to 6 and feel like I just need the whole collection at this point. I have also got Sarah hooked on them and she pretty much has all the shades that I don't. She wears pinks and nudes. I wear purples and darks. 

Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Lipsticks Purples And Blues

Buying from Small Businesses

13 February 2019

I have been loving buying from friends and small businesses recently. With Etsy, Instagram and twitter it makes it so easy to find people selling gorgeous items. I've got quite the collection at the moment and manage on buying a lot more from smaller businesses this year. I thought I'd share who I've been buying from recently. We've got prints, jewellery, candles and more exciting things. 

Read in January 2019

7 February 2019

January started off as a great month for reading and now I've slowly fizzled out. Hopefully, I can get my mojo back asap so that I can hit my goodreads goal of 60 books this year. I have been loving curling up in bed with Netflix recently though. I accidentally watched the whole of Russian Doll the other night. I'm still not sure how I feel about it. I think I really liked it. Have you seen it yet?

Anyway here's what I read last month.

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 Blood Lines by Angela Marsons book

Personalised Phone Cases with CaseApp

29 January 2019

The best thing about phones is getting to pick out super cute cases. The thing I was saddest about when I switched from an iPhone to Samsung was the fact that iPhones always have the cutest cases. That's not the case with Caseapp though. I was so overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choice I had. There are just so many gorgeous designs. I want them all. 

The products in this post were gifted to me in exchange for a review. 

Dear Chronic Illness Book

18 January 2019

So I have some extremely exciting news. I'm in a book. I was contacted a while ago by the beyond lovely Pippa from Spoonie Survival Kits. She asked if I wanted to put an entry towards a book called Dear Chronic Illness. I don't think I have ever been as happy as I was when I was told that my entry had been selected for the book.

Dear Chronic Illness Book Release

Favourite books of 2018

16 January 2019

After finishing the year on a grand total of 53 books, narrowing it down to my top 10 (actually 11 because I couldn't decide) was extremely difficult. Pretty much all the books I read this year were crime/thrillers because that's my all-time favourite genre. I do love a good murder. 

This is going to be a quick little intro into my faves from this year. I've linked all the full reviews next to them if you want some more info. 

2018 Beauty favourites

14 January 2019

Sorry for the two beauty favourite posts in a row but I wanted to share my 2018 faves with you. I definitely fell in love with skincare more which has helped my shitty skin so much. Also, it wouldn't be my favourites without a few liquid lipsticks and the best eyeliner I have ever tried in my life. 


December 2018 Favourites

7 January 2019

I am determined that 2019 is the year I get my shit together with my blog. I have a new planner, my desk is all set up and I actually have some post ideas. Photography has always been my issue. I am never fully happy with how my photos turn out so I either put off taking them or scrap them and end up with a load of photoless posts sat in my drafts. This year I'm going to work on my photography but I am also going to be less hard on myself and just go with it. 

January is going to include quite a few favourites posts. We are kicking off with my December favourites. I also have my 2018 beauty faves post to come as well as my favourite books of 2018 and I may squeeze in a lifestyle favourites. 

Read in December 2018 Part 2

6 January 2019

So here's part 2 of what I read in December and to be honest this half is pretty lacking. I was not a fan of the Bone Collector series. I was expecting a lot more creepiness and it was just a bit boring. Check out part 1 for the first Matilda Darke book and the 4th instalment of the amazing Josie Quinn books. 

Read in December 2018 Part 1

5 January 2019

December may have flown by but it was a great month for reading. I managed to read 6 books because I didn't move for about 4 days. I've broken my monthly roundup into 2 posts so it isn't horrendously long. 

It was definitely a mixed bag with some amazing books and some not so great. I was particularly disappointed by the one that has been so hyped and claimed to be the best thriller of 2019.