Welcome to February Promisettes!
As avid blog readers, you’ll all know you can’t swing a cat around the blogosphere without running into a favourites post or video at the end of each month . Not that I mind! All my best new finds come from other’s recommendations. It’s a great way to discover goodies for the coming month, whether that be something beauty, fashion or lifestyle related. Here are a few of the things I’ve been loving this month.
The MAC Cremesheen lipstick in Creme Cup is a well known staple in the beauty community. After seeing how beautiful it looked on Into The Frow (check her out, she is fantastic) I took the plunge and kerching, down it dropped into my basket. It’s a pretty and fresh pink colour that is great applied sheer for everyday wear or built up for a more retro look with made up eyes. It’s quick becoming my go to for a pop of colour on a bare face.
All you regular and loyal readers here at PP know that I am a sufferer of Eczema. Yes, it sucks but means I trial and test out numerous moisturisers, potions and lotions in hopes of finding that miracle cure. Guys, I think I’ve found it. While it may not have cured my eczema out right, my skin is a million times better since using the Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion with Shea Butter. It got me out of the worst flare up of my life. After applying, my skin is smoother and it lasts. This baby deserves a post of it’s own, watch this space.
This won’t be the first time I’ve mentioned my love of child/teen sized clothing. The petite in my name isn’t a coincidence. I’m tiny, at a miniature 5 foot. Girl’s sizes fit me like a tea cosy. Enter this skirt from River Island. It’s a body clinching, mid-length pencil skirt with a stunning floral design that makes me feel classy and extremely elegant. I’ve been pairing this baby with my black ankle boots and loving it. Unfortunately this skirt is now sold out but River Island has a fantastic range. Sophisticated items you would never expect a child to wear. Check them out if you ever find yourself drowned by adult sizes.
The original 1976 of version of Carrie had me stunned this month. It psychologically thrilling, the story of a young, awkward girl who discovers she has the power of telekinesis. Boy did it leave me feeling overwhelmed in the best possible way. Sissy Spacek carries (get it?) the film. Her look is so unique, pure and terrifying that she captures every scene. Next I’ll be reading the Stephen King novel it was adapted from. If you saw the 2013 remake make sure to watch this version to compare, you won’t be disappointed.
The Book Thief is the first read in a while that really captured me. Set around World War Two, it’s the tale of a young girl who finds herself stealing books in Nazi Germany. This period in history is fascinating. The book is fictional and I won’t say too much as not to spoil it. It is a great read, beautiful and uniquely written by Markus Zusak. You may even pick up some German along the way. The film adaption is coming out next month and I recommend you get reading before the hype hits.
Along with this release of the new Maleficent trailer this month came the release of the movie’s main theme song, Lana Del Rey’s cover of Once Upon A Dream. Hearing it, the haunted and macabre melody fits Maleficent’s tone perfectly. It’s a terrifying excuse for a lullaby. Lana’s voice is so soothing and dark, it makes me super excited for the film release later this year. At the moment it is free to download on Google Play so snap it up people!
Earlier this month, awesomely the opportunity arose for me to travel all the way to the beautiful city of Marrakech for work. Never have I been to such a stunning place, filled with an array of different cultures and vivid colours. As always I took a bundle of photographs on my travels. Expect a full featured picture post to appear shortly.
What do you think of my favourites this month?
If you have a January favourites post make sure to leave it in the comments below so I can have a good nose!