Hello! How has your January been?
It seems to be going on forever, doesn’t it?
Despite things being exceptionally busy with us, it still feels like we should at least be in February by now! Sometimes I worry that I live in this perpetual state, where I’m waiting for the next thing (School Holiday! Season! Year!) so that things will slow down. But then it never really does! I’m trying to embrace the moment more, and appreciate and celebrate each day of this phase we are in. For despite its frantic pace, and all the routines and commitments, I’m grateful to be able for it all.
It’ll calm down in June though, won’t it?! 🙂
This month I’ve been loving…
My skin has been extra dry this past month or so (and the wrinkles are out in full force. I know I’m no Spring chicken anymore, but still. It’s a shock how quickly they appear, isn’t it?!) I’ve been wanting to try a facial oil for a while now, as an extra layer underneath my moisturiser, and I opted for this Botanics one as a low cost option at first. It’s so lovely though, and I’m not sure that I’ll even need to look elsewhere now. It’s 100% organic and smells of roses, and that is a winning combination in my book. It’s really helping to hydrate and plump out my skin too, especially in these harshest of Winter months.
I’m so over Winter nails and dark colours and, I know it’s only January, but I’m going to be so bold as to suggest bringing the Spring shades out now. 🙂 I’m certain there’s some correlation between happy nails and a happy mood you know. Do it guys. We all need the boosts where we can get them! 😉
There seems to be a real trend at the moment for peplum hems on tops, and I’ve been loving them so much in this past month. Pretty and girly, and with just the right amount of float to cover any signs of Christmas indulgence, I’ve been wearing mine non stop.
I’ve been desperate to inject a bit of light into our home this January. My goodness, it has just been so dreary! I love all the little Spring bulbs that are around at the moment, and have been filling tin and terracotta pots and planters with them and lining them up wherever we have room. Daffodils and hyacinths are my favourites, and have the added bonus of smelling amazing when they bloom!
And succulents never let you down, do they? So easy to look after, and really pretty too.