They might evolve into something more precise but for the moment, they are a place to talk about beauty products, movies, books, recipes and everything in between. The things that I don't always find a place for in my regular posts but don't want to just tack on to the end of others. So, without further ado, my first monthly favourites:
January is about 500 days long. The only positive side to this has been all the reading I've been doing. I got two easy reads for Christmas and have been going to my local library a lot.
Marian Keyes is funny, quick to read and feels like an old friend. Carlos Ruiz Zafon's latest is a welcome addition to Barcelona gothic tales and my current library borrow is Flann O'Brien's 'The Third Policeman'. Apparently it appeared in Lost and inspired the show's creators. It is also the name of a great vintage shop in Dublin and Flann O'Brien is one of Ireland's wittiest writers so I thought it was about time I sunk my teeth into this one.
Life of Pi
We saw it in 3D and I enjoyed every minute. So breathtakingly beautiful, and heartbreaking...I love a good, traditional cinema night when you haven't done it in a while. I never thought the 3D would make such a difference, but if you have the chance to see it this way - do it!
Blue glass and sunny coral
Waking up in my bedroom still feels sunny and warm in the morning thanks to my beloved bright, Cuba inspired, coral walls. I am still not sick of this colour and I love pairing it with aqua and blue. I have a few glass pieces this colour now, and this beautiful vase was a Christmas gift from the Carolyn Donnelly range in Dunnes.
Eve Lom Cleanser
Another fantastic Christmas gift! I have never had my own pot of this (just stolen from my Mum's a few years ago). I know it has mineral oils but I still love the relaxing, medicinal smell and the luxurious feel of this cleanser. It exfoliates, cleanses, moisturises and is good at removing eye makeup making it a good one pot wonder for travelling. Plus, its generous size means I should get good use of it for another few months. I love the quality of the muslin cloth they give you with it and the facial massage techniques they advise.
Bubbacue I finally got around to visiting Belfast's latest pop up restaurant. Slow cooked, American BBQ style pulled pork is the speciality with homemade sauces. I adored the cornbread, smoky baked beans, a very yummy mac'n' cheese and possibly Belfast's best homemade iced tea.
Perhaps January wasn't so long a month after all! Happy St. Brigid's Day everyone. This marks the traditional start of Spring so we can literally see light at the end of the dark Winter tunnel. Have a wonderful weekend and let me know if you like this style of post for next month too :)