Saturday, 28 February 2015

February Favourites

I've had a funny 'ole time this month; I've been to London, I've been lost a million times and I've started a new job. All of these things have lead to me accumulating a few favourites worth sharing so as usual that's what I'm going to do.

I'm going to start with some skincare favourites because they have been so helpful this month. Since I've stressed myself out quite a bit I've had terrible skin meaning breakouts and an oily T-zone. I was sent the FaceB4 Combined Cleanser & Toner and the Anti-Bacterial Serum to go with it and whilst I was supposed to be providing weekly updates, I didn't notice any difference last month when I received it. Due to the fact that I was in desperate need of a total cleanse I decided to give it another go and oh my gosh it's worked. It's made my skin feel so clean and it's reduced the appearance of my spots so it's been a lifesaver during my first few weeks at work. I usually don't like foam cleansers but I've taken a shine to this one as it just makes my skin feel so refreshed and clean without drying it out, of course the serum has helped with that but I didn't really feel like the serum was a necessity.

Moving onto my February hair favourites, I'm going to kick it off with the Claire's Accessories Clip In Hair Piece. It's the first time I've ever tried one out because I usually can't find hair pieces that are the right multi-tonal shades but this one is an exact fit so it's easy to blend in with my own ponytail. It's longer than my natural hair so it just gives me that extra length and cuts down the time I need to spend on my hair. All you have to do is scrape your hair back into a ponytail, tie it off and then clip it on. Alternatively you can put your hair into a half up half down style and clip it on in the same way. Either way it's amazing. Another hair favourite I've accumulated is the Fudge Urban Crisp Pear & Sweet Vanilla Dry Shampoo. It smells fantastic, adds texture and freshens up second day hair which it ideal for me because I don't have time to wash my hair every day. I've always loved Fudge Urban and I've wanted to try it for a mega long time now so I've loved testing its capabilities and finding out how I can use it to enhance my natural hair texture. 

BuyTShirtsOnline asked me to choose an American Apparel shirt from their site to review so I chose the American Apparel Cotton Spandex sleeveless crop top. I'm not going to say a massive amount about it because I'm typing up a review that should be up fairly soon but it's now a favourite of mine. I adore the way it looks on me and I enjoyed matching it with slightly see through jumpers to get a relaxed and casual style for both work and meeting up with friends.

In terms of food and drink I've been loving handy noodle pots for my lunch breaks at work. I particularly love the Blue Dragon Noodle Woks because they are filling, taste great and don't take much effort so prepare. At work I'm very lazy with food so it's nice to be able to just add water and wait rather than taking half an hour or so to prepare an actual meal the night before. If I'm being truthful I didn't expect much from the Blue Dragon noodles but I'm near enough addicted to them now. As for drinks, I decided that I needed to cut down on coffee so I've been drinking green tea which has helped along with my new skincare regime to brighten up my complexion. I've always loved tea and whilst it was a struggle to cut down on not only coffee but Yorkshire Tea as well, I'm equally as in love with green tea.

Speaking of food and drink, my best friend and I went out for lunch on Valentines Day at Sambucas in Durham and it's also taken place in my favourites. The service was excellent, the food was on par and the restaurant itself is beautiful. It's quite obvious that the owner has taken a lot of time and effort with creating the atmosphere and it was just a genuinely nice place to be. Anyway, I ordered garlic mushrooms for a starter and then I ordered lasagna for the main and a chocolate pudding of some sort for desert... Yummy. I would definitely go again and I highly recommend the place so thanks, Kate, for introducing me to the place.

So that seems to be about it, I hope you've enjoyed reading about my February Favorites because I always do a monthly favourites post and I really enjoy producing them. Thanks for reading!


  1. Great and unique picks dear!
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    1. No problem, I checked out your latest post. LOVE IT.