Saturday, March 1, 2014

February Favorites

Wow! I can't believe that February has ended already. It seems as though it was valentines day just yesterday. 
Well, with another month ending, that means it is time for a monthly favorites post yaaay. 
(tbh one of my most favorite posts and videos on youtube are the monthly favorites; I guess its nice to see & find out about products and what people think of them)
Anyway though, I have my own little collection to share.

As you may know from my previous post, i was obsessing over getting my hands on the Laura Mercier body collection in Ambre Vanille and I finally managed to get my hands on these babies. 
I can do a full review on the whole set if you'd like because it is absolutely amazing.
On the left is the body cream that I use every single time I get out of the shower without fail. My body feels and smells the way any girl would want it to - soft, smooth, extravagant.
On the right is the candle that came with the collection. It is pretty small yes but packed with the aroma of 3 candles.  You don't need to burn it for a long time because the smell is strong yet not overwhelming and just after 15 minutes of burning, the room would smell lovely and it will last for hours. 

Although I've been using it for a whole month for my whole body every other day, I have just used up about 1/5 of this mini cream. A little definitely goes a long way, exactly what a cream should be like.

We have been having a lot of random hot days here, so I found that this Chanel Rouge Coco Shine - 52 Fetiche is the PERFECT colour for me and this transitioning weather that is upon us.  It is the faintest plummy-pink (mauve based rose) colour with a bit of micro-shimmers. During the cold/gloomy days it looks perfect. And during the sunny days the small specs of glitter shine from the reflection of the sun onto your lips, also giving the illusion of bigger lips.  To me it says - I'm ready for you floral spring but I haven't forgotten you cosy winter. A definite favorite.

 This gum.  I can't even begin to express my love for this gum. Ok let me try it this way: 
You have made classes less boring and breaths fresher than ever,
You taste soo damn good and your flavour lasts forever. 
The smell you leave in my bag makes my mouth water, 
I look for you in every store I enter just like a stalker.
Well there you have it, I'm a poet without even knowing it. 
But seriously, every bag and pocket should carry one of these. 1 packet has 12 long pieces, but I usually cut each one into a half because yup, even a half of a stick is just as good and works just as well.
Wrigley's 5 - Turbulance "...A mouthwatering watermelon

I have run out of my signature scent and i absolutely refuse to wear anything else, but my mom got me this Bvlgari Omnia Amethyst perfume a while ago and i thought I'd give it a try.
I really like the smell. It makes me think of a sophisticated lady in a white fedora hat with all the class and elegance in the world - if that makes sense.
I can't quite describe it except for that it is a strong yet light smell that lasts all day and even when I want to repeat the outfit, the smell is still there.
I recommend that u take a whiff next time you're in a perfume store.

Of course it wouldn't be a favorites post without the current reading obsession. 
This book, oh my goodness, this book has currently taken over my life...for the better.
I would describe this book as a 'self help' book for EVERYBODY. It teaches you how to overcome the little things in life that may push your buttons or that constantly make you unhappy without you even knowing that they do. I love it.
The chapters are so basic and to the point at 1 page and a half (give or take).
It is truly helping me in my everyday life because what the book says just sticks to your mind without you even realizing it. For example -I realized that I never truly "enjoy the moment" because i am constantly in a mind battle of whats to come next like- if I'm having dinner with a friend, I'm constantly thinking about my curfew and when I should leave to be on time and if I have enough cash for the parking. And this is completely true!! Once this book helped me realize this and what I should do to not think about the future, I now completely enjoy whatever it is that I am doing! Even when i do find myself thinking, I just remember the book and what it said and I slip back into the present moment and enjoy myself.
This book is a must to anyone and everyone.
I recommend it with all my heart.
Truly an inspirational read.

I realized that my favourite kind of notebook to write on is the Ogami stone paper notebook. The feeling when writing on it is so smooth that it makes me want to write and draw even though I'm no artist nor extraordinary writer.
I found this mini mint green notebook one day in a random store and though it is just perfect for writing lists and blog ideas ( I got it in white as well ). I now only buy stone paper.
Side note - stone paper is waterproof therefore you need not to worry if falls into a puddle or something gets spilled on it.

Last but not least, the Bed Head Epic Volume Conditioner.  This seriously is the most softening conditioner I have ever used. My hair looks 10x healthier and shinier.  Its thick consistency makes it easier for your hair to soak it up and it leaves the best strawberry smell in my hair that lasts all the way till my next shower!
Yes it is a bit pricier than your regular conditioner but I think that its a nice splurge for your hair , a pamper gift if you will.


  1. Your photos are so pretty I love them! Also really like the sound of the candle, I love candles so much

    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

    1. Hey Amy, thank you so much that means a lot.
      And yeah i love candles too !! i think i have a candle hoarding problem haha.

      Your blog is too cute btw i just checked it out. I'm a definite new fan


  2. Very nice quality photos :) And I love the Chanel coco rouge shines. They give the best sheer color and moisture to the lips!
    ❤The Secret Life of Aggie❤

    1. Thank you Aggie.
      Indeed they do... I have 52 and 54.

      And your blog is just lovely. I love the shirt in the latest post


  3. Lovely list of favourites!

    Ray | Obey Ray

  4. these are great picks, thanks for sharing!

  5. Great picks! I really want to try some of the Laura Mercier body products xx

    1. Thank you !! You should they're totally worth it, A have a link to the whole set (they're cheaper than buying them piece by piece)


  6. Love Chanel lipstick, it just glides on perfectly! x

  7. wonderful post! Maybe you’d like to follow me too? 
    Kisses, Alina

    Project Germany

  8. Okay, that lotion looks AMAZING!

  9. LM body souffle is sooo divine! I've never heard of Ogami notebooks, must check them out! I'm a personal notebook fiend.

    1. You should, this is the mini one; cutest little thing ever.
      Thanks for enjoying this post Anda


  10. I love five gum! So good and the flavor lasts so long!


  11. You're blog is fabulous! Do you mind checking my blog out?

  12. This pictures are GORGEOUS! Lovely description of each product as well, I think I'll have to try a couple of them out :)



  13. The Chanel Rouge Coco Shines are such lovely products! I really like their glosses, too.

    -- Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  14. love candles! nice post! :*

  15. Love candles :) and color of lipstick is amazing :)

  16. I love the colour of that lipstick! I still haven't tried LM body cream xxxx

    Laura | Tease Flutter Pout