Goodbye January and Hellooooo February.
I don’t know about you, but I am very much looking forward to seeing the first glimpses of spring and to the start of some lighter evenings.
As we are saying goodbye to January, I thought that I would share the things that I would not have got through January without…
Hats, Scarves and Gloves – my oh my, hasn’t January been cold. I’m not sure that I could have coped with the cold dark nights stood on the train platform without my trust bobble hat, tartan scarf and gloves. My hat was £3 and my gloves £1 and were both from Primark. My scarf was a splurge last year from Topshop and has been my trusty companion for the whole of this winter (the picture below is stolen from google but is the exact scarf – although mine is looking very loved). It cost £18 but has been worth every penny and is lovely and warm. Do you have any tips for staying warm while outside in the cold weather?
Sunbites Sweet & Salty Popcorn – My new favourite snack. I used to hate sweet and salty popcorn but my tastes have changed and now I LOVE it. It is also not too bad on slimming world at only 2.5 syns for one of the small multi pack bags, and is perfect for a snack to throw in your bag or for eating while snuggled up watching a film. They also do a sweet caramel which is just as nice. I have really been loving popcorn this January and I don’t think this will change for a while.
Cards Against Humanity – we have spent a couple of nights this January with friends playing this game. My hubby brought this just after Christmas following a recommendation and it really does live up to its reputation. Hearing my future brother in law laugh while playing was worth every penny. I would recommend this to any of you who have a dark sense of humor and are up for a laugh. We found that this was out of stock in lots of places, but we managed to get it direct from Cards Against Humanity and he also got the geek expansion pack. You can buy the game here:
Warmies – another something to love in the cold weather. I have a dinosaur and an owl and these are my saving grace for cold nights. Especially when your husband likes a colder bedroom. I take both to bed and have one by my feet and one by my belly in bed at night. I also have one at work that I use when it gets cold in the office (which is a lot since we work in a very old building). As much as I love these, part of me can’t wait to put them away until next winter.
Soap & Glory Hand Dream Hand Cream – it does what it says on the tin (or squeezy bottle). I love hand cream all year round but this one is particularly hydrating for dry hands over the winter and it smells pretty good too. I am a bit lover of the Soap and Glory products but especially the hand creams and body scrubs. I keep a hand cream by the side of the bed, by the side of sofa and a small one in my handbag.
The Greatest Showman Soundtrack – for those of you who have not yet seen The Greatest Showman I would highly recommend that you do. For those of you that have, how much do you love it? I enjoyed every single moment of that film – the characters, the story and the MUSIC. I’m pretty sure my hubby was fed up of me going on and on about how wonderful it was and about how much I loved it, but he’s a good egg and put up with it. As soon as we got home from the cinema I was on iTunes downloading the album and it is pretty much all I have listened to since. I am a big fan of musicals, but this has got to be one of my new favourites.
You can buy the soundtrack here:
and you can pre-order the DVD here:
For those of you who are unsure about watching this…. DO IT!
Too Faced Chocolate Bar – I am LOVING this eye shadow palette. This was a Christmas gift and is so versatile. In fact I love it so much that I have also purchased the Too Faced Chocolate Chip palette, which is a mini version of the chocolate bar, for when I am travelling. I love all of the colours and you can make lots of different looks for both day and night with this palette. I didn’t think I would ever love eye shadows as much as I love my Urban Decay palettes but this one is just as good.
Fruity Tea Bags – a little bit of a boring one. But I have swapped my normal tea for fruit again this January. I am actually loving drinking these teas now instead of normal tea. I am not a big tea drinker anyway and these are making me feel like I am being healthier and making better choices. I would be interested to know what your favourite fruit and herbal teas are.
And so folks… there you have it. My January Must Haves.
What have you not been able to live without this January? Please let me know in the comments.
Thanks for reading.