Monday, 27 January 2014

Monthly Favourites: January

A monthly round up of a few of my favourite things this January.

Always one to want to share the love, I thought it would be nice to do a monthly round up of what I have been loving this month, enjoy!

I figured it might be nice to kick this list off with one of my most favourite blogs, never mind just this month, Sail Boat.  I cannot get enough of lovely Jennie or here gorgeous blog, every post is beautifully written and her pictures are just perfect.  I love her book reviews and always feel inspired to get my head stuck into a new one.  In fact, it was Jennie's blog that made me realise just how much I missed reading after it took a bit of a back seat for a while.  Thank you!

I have discovered Helen Melonlady and her wonderful Youtube channel.  Ok, so maybe I am slightly swayed because clearly she has the best name ever (do you really want to challenge me?!?), but other than this wonderful fact she has the best fashion sense, best hair, oh and a killer voice, I mean this girl really can sing!  Make sure you check her channel out here.

This month's beauty favourite has to be my ELF SPF15 lipbalm, which is, and most definitely will stay a firm favourite, you can read my review on this piece of balmy heaven here.

I am still bowled over by just how great the V05 Plump It Up spray is.  For the price I absolutely love this product, it really does help give my hair that little bit of extra lift and I will most certainly be buying another one when my current one goes.  Read my review on this here.

This one I have deliberately left open to interpretation, i.e., could be my favourite item or brand etc, you get the drift.  So this January I have discovered that I really love my Timberland esq (i.e., they are a cheap ass version of Timberland) boots, they are just sooo comfortable I could not love them.  Aaaand, they were only a tenner in the sale, what a bargain!

So I had a record player for christmas, it's a work of art, a thing of beauty, and I absolutely love it, all I need now are some extra records to play on it.  At the moment I cannot get enough of one of my dad's classic Bealtes album's, it just sounds so gorgeous being played on vinyl.  Ah, I don't think I will ever get tired of the sound it makes as the needle meets the record... bliss!

I bought Gary the first series of Lost for Christmas, and since then we have not stopped watching Lost.  I mean it, we are addicted, we need help.

This month I discovered One Day, one of the best books I have ever read.  Yes, I am quite a ware I am jumping on this band wagon slightly late, but I don't care, it really is an amazing book, have a read of my review here.

Let me know if you've been loving any of the above!

p.s. I edit all my pics with PicMonkey.

Stay Sexy,


  1. love alla your favorites :) hope you'll put my blog among it one day :)


  2. Great roundup! I love my record player and have a pretty good collection at the moment- can't beat the Beatles on vinyl! Lost is one of my faves too :)


  3. I loved this post and your varied faves!
    Loving your globe! that looks soooo cool!
    So cute that you got a record player - cant beat old music, definitely the best. I am so into Madness at the moment

    xxx PixiRella

  4. You have a lovely blog Helen! I love your photography!

    Alex Georgie xx