Monthly Favourites: January 2017

Wow! It's been a whole year since I last did a favourites blog post! I suppose that's thanks to the combination of a student budget preventing new indulgent purchases and a student midwife life preventing the chance to fail at treating myself or having me time. But this year I'm not only getting back on the blogging train, but I'm starting up those monthly favourites again. I'm making time for more ''me'' time and I'm going to share with you all the things I've been loving.

Review: Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

Back in the day when I was a young teenager figuring out the difference between less is more and more is more, this concealer was one of the key items in my make up bag. I used to smear it all over my face, essentially as a foundation, and then when I realised that wasn't really the look I wanted to go with anymore, this concealer worked it's way to the bottom of my make up bag and never really found it's way back out. However, on a recent trip to boots to look for a new concealer, I thought I'd give it a go again. I know remember why every body raves about it. I've fallen back in love.

Recipe: Winter warmer carrot and coriander soup

There's nothing I like more in the winter time than a lovely bowl of piping hot soup. A firm favourite of mine is this carrot and coriander soup that my Mum makes. She always sends me back to uni with a package of them. It's delicious, tasty, filling and warming. Here is the recipe for you to give a go this winter!

Sales shopping

Let's face it, January is a pretty rubbish month. You're poor, you look at yourself in the mirror and see an entire chocolate orange, and you have to go back to the realities of life without a mini chocolate out of a cardboard box to end your day. However, January can be forgiven for it's generally poor effort at being a good month because it provides us with the sale of all sales! I hit the shops and here is what I indulged in!

Here's to the new year

And just like that it's 2017. When did 2016 happen? Feels like it's flown by. I saw the new year in in good old London town, stood on the mall near the queen's crib, watching the fireworks from afar sharing prosecco with strangers. Bucket list goal - tick! As we sat drinking cocktails and wine in the warmth, me and my friends reminisced about the past year and discussed our goals for the year to come. I don't set resolutions but as I've got older every year I find myself looking back on life and looking forward, wondering what life has to hold. Here are my thoughts.