Wednesday, February 2, 2011

January faves and not so faves

I love reading these posts and since it's only the 2nd of February, I can still get away with talking about my January hits and misses :)

First up we have my faves:
  • The book Room by Emma Donoghue.  I'm not finished it yet but I lovvvvvve it and recommend you all try and get your hands on a copy of it.  It's told by the eyes of a 5 year old boy, Jack, who is stuck in a room with his mam.  I can't wait to see what happens :)
  • MEMEME Shimmy Shimmer in Pink Shimmer.  This is my everyday blush and has been since I got it last year.  I'll do a proper review soon with swatches.
  • Mac eyeshadow in Patina.  I've had this for ages and finally started wearing it again after seeing Tanya Burr from youtube wearing it in tutorials and I love it again.
  • MEMEME Correct & Perfect concealer. Love it and read my full review here.
  • Orofluido. I love this so much and have started giving samples of my bottle to my friends heeh Review is here!
  • EcoTools eyeshadow brush.  I got this with my Boots Advantage Card points last weekend and love it for applying eyeshadow all over the lids.
  • The Gap perfume in The Artist.  I got this in NY a few years ago and rediscovered it when sorting through stuff.  It's gorgeous and it makes me think of New York when I wear it :)

Next we have my not so faves:
  • Sophie Kinsella's Mini Shopaholic.  I enjoyed the books in the series before this one but for some reason, this book annoyed me!  All Becky (the main character) does is lie to her friends and family.  Constantly!  I didn't enjoy reading this at all and finished it just because I hate leaving books unfinished.
  • Umberto Giannini's Backcome in a Bottle.  I bought this purely because Lollipop26 from youtube had hehe I'll do a full review soon but I didn't enjoy this stuff. At. All.

One last fave that greeted me on my return from work today:
Now, if anyone should find a pot of gold at the end of one of these babies, send a few bob my way hehe  January was a month filled with drama and I'm so glad it's over.  Roll on the spring weather and longer evenings :)

I'll be announcing the winner of my giveaway this weekend.  It's taking me a bit longer that I thought so not much longer now!


  1. I love rediscovered perfumes and the memories they invoke!

  2. Me too! Years ago I got a perfume from Avon and every time I smell it, it reminds me of that summer and I'm back there. It brings back such good memories and I'm afraid if I wear it now, it'll take away from the memories, if that makes sense hehe

  3. Really wanna try Patina, i just been forgetting about it when i get to mac!!!

    love sophie kinsella as well!! havent read this one yet :( probably wont rush to.. no one seems to like it!!

  4. Yay, I think I can comment again! Dunno what was up with my laptop. Definitely going to pick up that Orofluido next time I'm in the Omni!

  5. Orofluido is definetly on my list of things to buy, have heard nothing but good things about it.

    Finished reading 'Room' a couple of weeks ago, really enjoyed it. So well written and sucks you in from the get go, didn't want it to end.

  6. I'm reading Shopaholic and sister but I am finding it hard to really get into any books since I finished the Twlight books. I got the back comb in a bottle because I seen Lollipop26 wit it as well!! I dont like it either. It didnt do anything for my hair :-(

  7. I'm reading Room now...I love it too :D I think we are soul sister (hehe) I am loving Patina because of Tania too and also in love with that ecotools brush, my flat mates keep stealing it though.

    hope your well xxxx


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