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Tuesday 31 January 2023

What I loved in January - tv, film and beauty


L'Occitane Lavender CBD Body Massage Oil review

January actually feels like it's flown by this year! I didn't do one of these posts in December, so this might combine both months but before I get into any favourites, I'll tell you what I didn't love - getting Covid again! Hopefully that will be the last time!


Sunday 29 January 2023

Two new Charlotte Tilbury purchases

Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter in Champagne Glow Review & Swatch,Charlotte Tilbury Nude Talk Review & Swatch,

Did I need them? No! Did I want them? Yes!  I must be a sucker for Charlotte Tilbury's marketing strategies because I buy most of her new releases - not all, but I have more makeup from this brand than any other. I don't get caught up in the *Magic* or the stats attached to her skincare, however there's no doubt that her makeup is beautiful and it generally does what it says on the tin - Beautiful Skin, Airbrush, Flawless Filter etc. I picked up two of her recent launches - Nude Talk lipstick and Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter in Champagne Glow (although I am tempted to pick up at least one more of the seven shades available!).


Friday 27 January 2023

It's time to press the reset button...

2023 Perfect Planner, It's time to press the reset button

I personally think that planning to start New Year Resolutions or goals on January 1st is a little pointless! It is in my family anyway! Let me explain.... we have another Christmas dinner on New Year's Day, as we don't all get to celebrate together on the day itself, due to extended families etc. Therefore, there are desserts, drinks, chocolates etc etc. I rarely drink, but if you do, chances are New Year's Eve will be a big night out and waking up worse for wear will mean that a green smoothie or porridge might not fulfil your cravings. Also, my husband is generally off work until the second Monday in January, and we spend a lot of the first week with family/friends etc, so the second week is when we do what we want, therefore we tend to kickstart the healthy (or healthier!) eating at that point (well actually, my Dad's birthday in mid-Jan, which we always say is the last hurrah of the season!). There is so much pressure to make changes on January 1st that it almost feels like you're doomed to fail (by society) if you don't start that day....... nonsense! You don't have to make any changes at all, in fact I like to take the time to think about my goals, so it's usually a few weeks into the month before they're made because December is such a busy month. That said, I am usually sick of chocolate and all of the treats at this stage (or my body and skin are), so I like to do a gentle reset.....


Tuesday 24 January 2023

Is it too late to say Happy New Year? Plus a reflection on 2022 favourites.....

Wow - I did NOT expect to have taken such a long break from the blog! I got that awful flu that was going around in December, which lasted around 3 weeks and left me pretty weak afterwards, then I got Impetigo, needed a hospital visit for a scan and now I have Covid again.... so how was your Christmas?! It's not a pity party post, but I just wanted to explain my absence because I rarely take breaks that are this long! I think maybe once or twice before, and again, they were through illness. So, Happy New Year! I hope 2023 has gotten of to a good start for you and that you enjoyed the holidays that now seem like a distant memory? At the end of every year, I always post my favourite products from that year and I feel that I still have to do that, despite the first month of the new year being almost over! I have condensed them down to the products that have really stood out, as this post would be too long otherwise! Let's get started... (As always, anything gifted will be marked with a *)

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