Ah! February, the month you’re technically supposed to have it all back together again after the Christmas break but still feel out of sorts. Children are back at school, most are back at work and the summer is drawing to an end (in this hemisphere).
It may be the shortest month of the year but I still managed to discover a lot of things to love and like in those 28 days and here is what I found:
Sol de Janeiro
My dear friends bought me their Brazilian Touch Hand Cream and Lip Balm for my birthday and I now cannot go a day without using both, they live in my handbag! Having heard about their infamous “Bum Bum" cream I was really excited to test out the brand and I must say I am not disappointed. From the texture, to the smell to the cute branding I’m hooked!
I have always wished I looked as good as a 1950's pinup whilst exercising but alas I am always a red, sweaty mess! Having done mat Pilates before and actively practiced Yoga since my teens I have always liked this form of exercise. In February I decided to try my hand at reformer Pilates. I signed up for an introductory offer at Pilates Revolution in Preston and I’m really into it. Everyone is so friendly and the classes are small so you get that one on one time with the instructor. Having injured my back in 2017 I am always so conscious about ensuring I’m using the correct technique and keeping my core strong to support my back. I’m still at the foundation level but really enjoying how strong and balanced I feel after just a few weeks. This, coupled with the yoga means I fell well balanced and Zen like.
Olaplex Shampoo & Conditioner
Bought in early Feb after my beloved Kevin Murphy Angel Wash & Rinse had run out, I thought I would try something new. Having heard rave reviews and been a big fan of their #3 treatment, I expected nothing less than amazing. I can say after about 6 weeks use I am not disappointed! My hair is the 3 S’s - soft, silky and shiny. This is some feat for a girl with a full head of bleach blonde foils! The combo really complements the before wash treatment and I use it feeling a lot less guilty about the damage I inflict on my hair at the salon! Highly recommend it, even if it is on the pricier side!
Adidas Cloud Foam Slides
I first discovered the magic of these slides when my uncle came over from the UK back in October 2018 for my sister’s wedding. He was wearing them and raving about how comfy they were! Having not really jumped on the slide bandwagon I wasn’t sold; however fast forward to a few months later hearing my dad and Stathis still raving about them (they both got a pair while my uncle was here) I gave in and bought a pair. Well, I’m going to call it – COMFIEST SLIDES EVER!! Soft, durable and lightweight they are an absolute dream! I wear mine around the house like slippers and outside if I’m rocking an “active wear” look. They are actually the best, do yourself a favor and get a pair before they sell out!
An Evening with Nigella Lawson
Having been fans for years, owning every book she ever written and hearing she was in Melbourne, it was a given that Mum and I would attend her show at Hamer Hall. I have so many fond memories of watching her Christmas specials with mum, or trawling though her books to find a new and exciting dish to try. Going into it I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as I hadn’t read much about it, wanting to be pleasantly surprised. The night consisted of her and Gary Mehigan sitting down and having a Q&A for the first portion of the evening and the second, the audience taking their opportunity to ask her questions. It was a refreshing and insightful look into her life and her as a person. If I didn’t already love her enough I left having a new found respect and fondness for her. She gave some great answers to questions about young women in the 21st century, self-confidence, food shaming and so much more! Loved every minute of it and I got to share it with mum! In fact, we made the most of the night and went to Arbory Afloat prior to the event for pizza and cocktails; let’s just say we didn’t stop giggling until intermission as I think they may have gone to our heads!
February was such a crazy month I didn’t even start a book, I’m still on the same book since December (not like me at all I know). Instead I have found myself almost night after night laying out on my beanbag and binging on Gossip Girl. Shock horror but I never actually watched it when it first aired so I am well and truly late to the Upper East Side party! There is so much to like about the show and the nostalgic early 2000’s fashion, the flip phones and drooling over Nate Archibald, it’s just great! I’m currently on Season 4 so I’m relishing the Paris episodes and the clothes, ahhhh the clothes are seriously the best! Since when did we all stop wearing sequins?! I need re-invent this trend to live out my Serena van der Woodsen fantasy! Unfortunately, as I am nearing the end of the series and will duly have to move on from teen drama to I’m sure more teen drama I’m loving every minute of it!
So we are now into early March and I have a few fave’s already lined up for you guys. I hope you enjoyed hearing about my obscure but funny things that saw me through February. Whilst you’re here and reading feel free to comment your Feb fave’s and perhaps help a sister out with a new series to watch!
Until next time,
A twenty something London girl, living in Melbourne. I love all things food, travel, fairy lights, design, fashion and floral! Here to ramble and entertain whilst you sip your morning cuppa!