January Loves

January is probably my least favourite month of the year, it drags on forever and everything is miserable so I'm not complaining to be seeing the back of it! It's also been a rather hectic month with uni work, this is my final year so I'm spending the majority of my time studying and writing my dissertation. I still want to keep up with blogging but for the next few months, it may dip in consistency. I really like bringing all the things I've been loving from a month together so I'm hoping to keep up my month loves posts, speaking of, I've had a fair few favourites this month. A few basic beauty bits and bobs perfect for a wintery evening.

Soap and Glory Make Yourself Youthful Rejuvenating Eye Cream

I've been using this eye cream for a few months and it's so lovely. It brightens dull circles and really hydrates the eye area. I find that I can get quite dehydrated under my eyes, but this stops this completely. I find it so hard finding eye creams that are thick enough to keep hydration all day, but this does the job perfectly and is more affordable than others too.

Sanctuary Spa Shower Mousse

I absolutely adore the classic scent of Sanctuary Spa and so this shower mousse was the perfect stocking filler for me at Christmas. I've been using this throughout January and it's so lovely to feel like I'm giving myself a little treat. The mousse texture means that it's lovely and light on the skin, but foams up so easily which I love in a shower product. And of course, the scent is dreamy.

Nivea Hydro Care Lip Balm

Since having a bad coldy/flu bug at the start of January my lips have been so dry, the cold weather really doesn't help. I needed a lip balm that's going to keep my lips nicely hydrated and soft, without being too thick and sticky and this Nivea offering has been so good. The balm is light on the lips yet it keeps them looking plump and soft, and I love that it's a stick so I haven't got to use my fingers whilst I'm out.

Brett Larkin Yoga

One of my goals for 2017 is to practise mindfulness and yoga more, for me they come under pretty much the same bracket and I've really gotten into yoga over the month. Brett Larkin's YouTube channel has so many different yoga classes, ranging from 10 minutes to an hour so they're perfect for beginners like myself. I feel so much less stiff for doing a short amount a few times a week, and yoga has been really helpful for my stress and anxiety levels too.

The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

This book has been floating around the blogosphere a lot since the autumn and I've been really intrigued about it and how hygge is different from just getting cosy. I received it as a Christmas gift and read fairly quickly considering how long it takes me to read physical books, and I really enjoyed it. It's such an interesting read, plus it makes for the perfect coffee table book. Hygge is so much more than just getting cosy one evening, it's about lighting, food, surrounding and people too. It's such a lovely book and I'm looking forward to seeing how I can incorporate more hygge year round.

Downton Abbey

It's rare for me to not be watching some kind of period drama, I bloomin' love them. Downton Abbey is probably my favourite, and having received the box set for Christmas (I was rather spoilt!) I've been watching it no end. I worked out that I could've saved an episode a week so it would last the year, but who has time for that?! There's nothing better than watching an episode or three in the evenings, and no one wants to know how many episodes I watched when I was ill!

What have been your January loves? 

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