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Friday, 28 February 2014

February 2014 Lifestyle Favourites!

It rained in February. A lot. I think all the gloomy days definitely took their toll but I'm hoping for many more sunshine filled mornings to come in March. I feel like I haven't managed to get as much done as I was hoping for, but February always makes me feel that way. Here's to a productive March, but for now I thought I'd mention a few of my favourite things from February.
Alibi Sparkling Citrus drink*
An entire case of these landed on my doorstep one morning a few weeks ago and although I'm not so keen on the pomegranate flavour, the citrus is really nice. I don't usually go for these kind of drinks, they're around 100 calories each and I'm someone that prefers to eat my calories rather than drink them so I go for water usually, but they've been a nice change for me. Not something I'd have all the time, but if I saw one and fancied something sparkling and citrus I'd pick one up for sure. 

My new blogging notebook!
I'm making it my mission to become an organised person and actually keep it up. I'm definitely someone that needs a list everyday because otherwise I end up getting distracted and working on things that I can do another time. Thank you for this, Rachel. It's definitely helping!

Vamplets Vampyre Kitten*
Because having a bright blue vampire kitty in my life has definitely made it better. She's sitting pride of place on my new shelf looking fabulous!

Wonder by R.J. Palacio
A truly wonderful book that will stay with me for a very long time. Auggie is an ordinary child with an extraordinary face and it's time for him to go to school for the first time. I smiled and cried my way through this book, I think it's a special one and I'm so glad it exists!

NEOM Luxury Organics Complete Bliss Reed Diffuser*
I think they've named this product perfectly, the scent really is complete bliss. It's a lot fresher than a lot of the Neom scents, it's actually not too far away from the Love candle, which is my favourite ever scent from them but sadly limited edition. I've never had a diffuser like this before so I'm intrigued to see how long it lasts for. So far I really like it, but I think that I still prefer their candles. I'll keep you updated for sure!
Dirty Cotton Scoundrals Police Cropped Sweater*
My go-to outfit for this month has been a smock dress, tights and this amazing cropped sweater. It's so comfortable and I like how it gives an oversized dress a little bit more shape around the waist because it means I don't have to wear a belt if I want my outfit to be a little more flattering. I'm not a fan of belts. I'm all about the comfy clothes right now!
Sweet notes that deserve to be framed! 
When I was in ikea picking up my new shelf I had to get one of the tiny frames to put the cutest little card I've ever seen in because it's far too sweet to just sit in a drawer somewhere never being looked at!
Barton Hollow by The Civil Wars.
The Civil Wars supported Adele when I saw her a few years ago and I've been hooked on their beautiful songs ever since. There's a touch of magic on this album. That's the only way I can really describe it, it's something a little bit special.

Was there anything you particularly loved in February? 



  1. lovely favourites


  2. I'm going to make a note of this book! :) Every time I see that kitten, I want it even more.

    Tara x

    1. hehe you definitely need a blue kitty in your life <3

  3. I love that little frame, it's too cute! No one does much in February so don't be too hard on yourself, it's so short so it's a nothing month anyway! xxx

  4. I'm still yet to sniff ANY Neom at all!
    I tried those Alibi drinks once, they sent some promo samples to our work canteen, and I'm the same as you - would rather use those 100kcal on chocolate ;)

    This is going to sound silly but I've heard a lot ABOUT the Civil Wars, but not actually listened to them. Maybe I'll check them out this weekend.
    Rosie x
    Every Word Handwritten

    1. I really recommend, their songs are pure art! xo

  5. Lovely favourites! I love the sound of the Neom diffuser! I really want to try something from the Neom collection. Thank you for sharing :) xo

    Natalie | Shabby Chic and Tea♥

  6. Agree - so glad Feb is a short month ,it's always so dull and miserable! (At least it isn't snowing yet). Gorgeous favourites ,particularly love the cute notebook x

    The perks of being a hipster

  7. I love the Alibi drinks too, although I'm not one for drinking calories either so they're only an occasional treat. The Neom reed diffuser sounds so lovely too!

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

  8. Ugh I'm so in love with that album, and their second one. Devestated that they split up :( T xx

  9. Nice favorites Jennie ^_^ I prefer eating my calories rather
    than drinking :P Xx

  10. You've made me want to read that book so much! Your blogging notebook is gorgeous too :) xx

  11. Lovely post! Vampire kitty is so cute and I love the sound of the diffuser :)

    Jess xo

  12. great favourites, i love the notebook xxx


  13. I'm fully obsessed with diffusers lately! I need to re-stock! xxx

  14. I completely agree about Wonder - I loved every page. It isn't a good book unless you've laughed, criend and been covered in goosebumps at some point.

    lillies and lipbalm

  15. Ahhh! I cannot get enough of the Civil Wars! xoxo


  16. absolutely love those alibi citrus drinks, i find they're great post-workout with something like a nakd bar, as theres so many vitamins and minerals in them!


  17. Ah I loved Wonder so much <3

  18. I've been wanting to read Wonder! And that cropped sweater is so cute!

    Smitten with Sunday

  19. I love reed diffusers and am always on the lookout for some lovely scents :) x

  20. thank you for making my morning - i'm so touched that you actually framed the card! :) it looks cuter with the frame too. and you're so welcome for the notebook, i can't wait to see what you have planned for your blog next hehe

    rachel x

    1. It's such a sweet card, I couldn't not! <3 <3

  21. love the Vampy kitty :) xx

  22. Cute, Cute, Cute. The book seems pretty unique, I would want to read that. Love the cover as well.

  23. The mini ikea frame is really sweet - and the card is so adorable!

    Thank you for recommending The Civil Wars - will give this a whirl!

  24. Love you new notebook, there's nothing better than having a pretty place to scribble all ones blog notes in.


  25. I prefer to eat my calories too! I hate all these 'health' and 'sport' drinks which make you believe they are healthy when in fact they are just full of sugar!

    Slightly Skint Blog

  26. What a brilliant idea to do a "Lifestyle Favourites" blog post!! I'm such a list-writer too...I love that little blogging notebook you have!! Too cute :))

    In February, I think I was loving the statement necklaces from Nordstrom especially...

  27. I really like the civil wars and the cropped sweater is cute!

    Lovely blog
    With Love,
    Curly Scribbles

  28. Love your new blogging note pad!
    Gold Dust

  29. Dean has become obsessed with those Alibi drinks! I LOVE that vampyre :-) xx


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