Things I’m Loving Lately {January}

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! 😉

I’ve really been loving the new Barry M shades, particularly Pole Position and In a Heart Beat. The prettiest pastels!



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.






Blouse: MANGO

I also have this one and have my eye on this one for the Spring too!


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.


Brighter evenings!! Not strictly a home thing, but definitely a January one.  It has been so lovely to see a stretch in the days.



We’ve eaten out quite a bit this month, but last Saturday Andrew and I managed to find ourselves alone for an hour and popped in to Café Le Petit Ormeau for some lunch.  This little French themed place has the most beautiful industrial décor, and delicious food to boot. I had the most amazing Croque Champignon (Mushrooms for life!) and have spent the past week daydreaming about brioche . Total heaven!

Have you any recommendations this month?  I’d love to hear them!

E x


  1. January 27, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    Oh I love those nail colours, I’m terrible with mine but they make me want to make a bit more effort. You look lovely in your peplum tops and yes they are perfect for this time of year. January is so dreary I will be glad to see the back of it. Roll on February! X

  2. January 27, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    You and your husband look so happy and in love – it’s always so lovely to see. I have huge kitchen envy everytime I see yours! x

  3. January 28, 2016 / 6:59 am

    I love those nail colours. I can’t war nail polish for work so it’s been a long time since i painted my nails! I must do my toes though before I can’t reach them any more! (I’m 20 weeks pregnant). Loving the fashion too. I’m also really getting in to succulents and also loving signs of spring in my garden.

  4. January 28, 2016 / 10:18 am

    OH Emma these are gorgeous. Love the photo of you and A you are all loved up and adorable you two. Gorgeous tops as always. I would love to pull this look off but I have a belly so I tend to look prego in these types but you look stunning as ever. Lovely January roundup.

  5. January 28, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Love the nail colours, they are gorgeous. And I love that photo of you and your mister, you look so happy! x

  6. January 30, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    I love this monthly post and will try my best to join in as much as possible this year. Great nail colours, my nails are still dark and glittery from the gel I got before Christmas, must get that sorted. And I’m totally with you when it comes to daffodils and hyacinths flowers!

    You and your hubby look so lovely together in that picture xx

  7. January 31, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    Love it! I have those exact nail varnishes!! I can’t wait for spring either. Love that pic of you and Hubby. And that Laura Ashley wallpaper is definitely on my ‘want’ list! 😉

  8. February 1, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Loving the succulents, I keep saying to my hubby we need to get some in our lounge! First time linking up, looking forward to reading everyone else’s favourites! Charlotte x

  9. February 3, 2016 / 10:54 am

    Oh dear, I was a tad late with my January loves and missed the linky deadline! My own fault, too busy with house moves… anyhow it’s all over on the blog today !!! Love your January picks, Emma. I have the Barry M nail paint in the turquoise shade too, it goes with more than you think! And loving those succulents – and any plant that is low maintenance is a bonus in my book. K x

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