I cannot believe it is almost the end of February and that we are nearly into spring! February always seems like a such a short month and I don’t feel that I’ve been as productive as I was in January. This has also meant that I haven’t had a lot of time to discover many new favourites. Nevertheless there are a few bits and pieces that have stood out for me this month (mostly chocolate) so let’s dive in!
I was recently sent the latest book by talented Greek author Effie Kammenou and despite barely having any time to sit down and actually concentrate on something for more than 5 minutes, this has got me hooked. ‘Waiting for Aegina‘ is the second book in Effie’s ‘The Gift Saga‘ following the immensely popular ‘Evanthia’s Gift‘. Influenced by Effie’s heritage, both books are set against a beautiful Greek backdrop and combine love and romance with the poignant emotions of a coming of age drama.
Whether you celebrated Valentine’s Day or not, you cannot deny the lure of a leftover valentines chocolate. I picked these up from TK Maxx and have fallen in love all over again…
I am a sucker for stationery and notebooks in particular just take me to a happy place. This beautiful marble pad from TK Maxx can fit in your handbag and the tear off noteletts are great for quick to do and shopping lists. I haven’t jumped on the bullet journal bandwagon yet – I’m still riding the simple yet satisfying lined paper wave.
I’m a little late joining the micellar craze I’ll admit – I don’t wear much make-up so simple wipes have always worked fine for me. However, now that I’ve updated my general skincare routine I thought that it was high time I update the removing of make-up part as well. I bought the Garnier Skinactive Micellar Oil-infused Cleaning Water the other day and I have really been impressed. I chose the oil-infused one for dry and sensitive skin, purely because I’ve noticed the skin under my eyes can get quite dry particularly after removing make-up, so I wanted something a bit more oily to gently cleanse. The product removes make-up without having to wipe your face aggressively and you supposedly don’t need to rinse after although I do. I might be saying goodbye to my make-up wipes forever…
I also recently indulged in the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado after seeing a youtuber swear by it for her dark circles. I normally use gel creams for my under-eyes as I find them less heavy and more absorbable, but so far the Kiehl’s treatment seems to be doing it’s job and I’m a firm believer of the skin benefits of avocado so that’s an added bonus.
The power of the Rosehip Oil has long been known within the beauty industry and I previously used it after reading about it’s benefits for scars and discoloured skin. However, I found that I didn’t like the smell and it was far too greasy to use on my body or face at night. Recently, I have gone back to it and now use the oil on my son when doing his baby massage and also to treat his cradle cap. Rosehip oil can also be used for eczema and to help children’s chickenpox scars fade quickly so I think that this little gem will be staying in my cabinet from now on.
What have been your favourites this month?