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Thursday, 2 March 2017

My February 2017 List.

February takes with it Storm Doris (someone should have just passed her a gin), Valentine's, Jordan's 26th Birthday (wrong side of 25 now my love!), my half term holiday, some great blog events, exciting emails for future opportunities and so much more. In such a short month I've managed to cram a lot into the month, leaving me slightly overwhelmed and ready for a sit down. I've decided in the last few days that whilst I'm on holiday in April I will be opening my blog to guest posts, of which I'm really excited about because it's important in this community to support one another to be the best we can be. If you fancy featuring a post on my blog during that takeover then pop me an email.

I have so many favourites to talk about this month, I've realised there's more variety too!

BEAUTY
I am a huge lover in using the Garnier Micellar water as part of my everyday skincare, I believe I have been using the product well over a year now so it was only right that I would give their new product, the Cleansing Gel Wash a go recently. A lot of people had said they didn't enjoy this product just as much as the Micellar water but I really like it, it makes my skin feel clean and refreshed after use as well as getting off all the make up I have worn during the day. It didn't hurt my eyes whenever I tried to use it to clean off any eye make up either so it's a really good product at a affordable price.

I love applying make up with make up brushes, even if washing the brushes is one of the chores I just don't enjoy doing. I have recently been using a bunch of new additions to my collections from Eco Tools* which I was kindly gifted to try out. First up, they are so soft and apply my make up well. I've found myself using the powder brush regularly as well as the blending sponges which I am definitely going to be repurchasing in the future. I would definitely purchase Eco Tool brushes, they're affordable and do just the job.

Another product in my skin care that I have been loving this month is the Merumaya Melting Cleansing Blam. I was gifted it a while back at a bloggers event and was still yet to use it, after all of this time I wish I had tried it sooner. I absolutely love it and have been using it whenever I am in the bath, it''s been my go to!



TV
I have been watching so many different TV shows this month and two in particular I haven't been able to stop thinking about are Moorside and Apple Tree Yard which were both on BBC during February. Moorside starred one of my favourite actresses, Sheridan Smith in a two part drama series based on the kidnapping of Shannon Matthews. I can remember this case being on the news so well, it was quite uncomfortable watching it all unfold in this series.

Apple Tree Yard on the other hand is a four part provocative thriller that follows a scientist who is caught up in a damaging and compromising lie. It's based on the book by Louise Doughty and I was so gripped to the programme from the start, I finished watching it within 2 days. It's still available on the BBC IPlayer so if you enjoyed Doctor Foster last year you'll love this.

MUSIC
I'm completely captivated by listening to Rag'n'Bone Man recently, his voice is incredible! 

BOOKS
I've read another 5/6 books this month, two in particular that I enjoyed were Mara Wilson's Where Am I Now? which is a captivating read about her growing up as a child actor in the US. I found her chapters on Matilda and Robbie Williams pulled on my heartstrings. I also loved reading fellow blogger, Emma Gannon's book, Ctrl Alt Delete which I am urging all of my internet friends to read because the book is absolutely kick ass! I definitely want to reread this book later in the year once I've got through more of my reading list this year.





THEATRE
February has been another month seeing some great performances and March sets to be just (if not more) exciting. Two performances in particular that I have enjoyed have been Motionhouse Dance Company's Shattered which was easily one of the best dance productions I have ever seen, Secondly, the UK Tour premiere of The Wedding Singer was also a firm favourite, with it's 80s feel and incredible choreography I think audiences will love it just as much as I did. 

What have you enjoyed this February?

thanks for reading,
*The Eco Tools were kindly gifted to me in return for a review. All images and words are my own.

51 comments:

  1. Liked moorside too! Didn't take to apple tree yard. Only watched one episode though! Sounds like a good month for you x

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    1. Oh I think you need to watch more than one episode to really get into it! It was a good month indeed :) hoping for as much of a good month this March too! xx

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  2. I've heard great things about EcoTools, but I've yet to try them! Someone just mentioned Apple Tree Yard to me the other day, so I need to check it out!

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    1. They're really good brushes, I believe they were one of the first I tried back in the day too so definitely worth it. Yesss make sure you check it out, it's so good!

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  3. I've used EcoTools here in the US - they're wonderful!

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    1. That's so good that they're available in the US! :D

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  4. Thank you for the book ideas! I'm always looking for new reads :)

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    1. No worries Megan, I also love finding new reads from reading blogs!

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  5. I love a monthly list idea - you have inspired me to do one! Great to have recommends on good books, I need a new one x

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    1. It's so much better than calling it favourites, it's just a list of things I've enjoyed and their variety is limitless! :) xx

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  6. I haven't used the gel wash before. I will have to give it a try x

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    1. Yes do, there's been mixed reviews about it but I've enjoyed it more than most people I have read have! x

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  7. Fantastic post. I too love Garnier Micellar Water, and Rag n Bone man's voice is AMAZING!

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    1. I don't know anybody who doesn't enjoy the Micellar Water, it's such a essential!

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  8. I really enjoyed Apple Tree Yard as well and Control Alt Delete sounds like a great book. Busy month for you!

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    1. Apple Tree Yard was so good, glad you enjoyed it too! Ctrl Alt Delete is definitely a book to put on your to read list, it was a really busy month for me. Thanks for reading! xx

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  9. I really want to read control, alt, delete, I've heard so many great things about the book x

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    1. Oh you really must, it's such a bloody good book! I'm going to reread it again later in the year for sure :) xx

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  10. seems the garnier is a big hit this month amongst the bloggers x

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    1. Yeah I've seen so many people talking about it so I'm glad I'm not the only who really enjoyed it! xx

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  11. I still need to watch Dr Foster. Adding Apple Tree Yard to the list to download the next time I am on the train.

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    1. Yes, make sure you watch Dr Foster, there's a new season of it coming up soon so it's well worth the watch! xx

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  12. Wow you read 5/6 books this month? That's a lot. I need to read more books.

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    1. I'm pretty impressed with myself considering last year I struggled to read that many in half a year. I love it! xx

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  13. Oh, I LOVED Apple Tree Yard - so many clever twists and turns. No one does drama like the BBC!! x

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    1. I know, BBC have been smashing it with their drama programmes recently! xx

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  14. I do love a good drama! I wish I had more time to read - you read so many books.

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    1. You can make time for reading you just need to designate it everyday, I always do an hour to and from work to read as well as 30 minutes before bed at least! xx

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  15. I've recently bought 'Where am I now?' book and can't wait to read it! - It's currently packed up in a box as I'm moving though...

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    1. Ah nice, it's worth the wait to read when your settled into your house, trust me! Hope you enjoy the book just as much as I did! xx

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  17. Very nice list. I do love using Garnier micellar water. You have a very nice blog here xx

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  18. I loved the show Moorside! It was so interesting to watch. I didn't realise Garnier do a gel wash now.. I'll definitely try that as I love the water.

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  19. I watched Apple Tree Yard and Moorisde as well last month and loved both of them x

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  20. Wow you inspire me!! How have you found time to read 5-6 books this month? Also had no idea the wedding singer was a production atm, I love that and really want to give it a go!!

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  21. I love lists like these, was looking for some good books so thanks for the recommendations!

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  22. I've been wanting to try the Michellar gel too, I need to pick it up. Also I was addicted to Moorside too! It's made me actually read up on the case xo

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  23. I definitely want to try the new gel wash from Garnier. I really like the micellar water. But I've gone a little crazy buying cleansers over the past month so I've kind of banned myself from buying them for a while haha and I love Rag n' Bone Man too, he's got such a great voice!x

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  24. The micellar gel wash really stings my eyes which I was so annoyed about! I use it anyway because it is good at getting makeup off.

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  25. I'm probably the only woman who doesn't use micellar water yet. I'd try the cleansing gel though.

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  26. I'm hoping to see The Wedding Singer too, when it comes to Wolverhampton.

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  27. i've recently read the Mara Wilson book too and thought it was great- I remember her as Matilda and in Mrs Doubtfire & Miracle on 34th St. Alway wondered why she never continued acting and the book explains it. Also loving Rag'n'Bone Man - heard him for the first time last week

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  28. "Where I am Now" sounds like a really good book! I am going to order it and read it!

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  29. Can I just say that I LOVE eco tools. Such an affordable but decent brand. I have several brushes by them. I've been loving my new skincare products that I've been buying to replace items that I've used up or have gone out of date. Evolve skincare cleansing melt is DIVINE and I defo recommend it.

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  30. Everyone keeps on going on about Apple Tree Yard - I am going to have to check it out.

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  31. I love Rag n Bone man! Also, I got bought some eco tools brushes for my birthday last year and I quite like them too, handy size :D

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    1. I'm so glad you love the guy and his voice as much as I do! Yeah they're a really handy size and so nice to use! xx

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  32. oh what a great post with some pause for thought and I too love the Garnier Micellar water its so much easier to remove your make up at the end of the day

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  33. I still need to try the micellar gel wash. I love the water so I'm hoping the gel is just as good. x

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  34. Great favourites! I loved Apple Tree Yard, and need to watch Moorside. I've been meaning to, but just haven't found the time yet! The Micellar Cleansing Gel is really good stuff, too, in my opinion. x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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