March 7, 2018

Monthly Favourites- February 2018

Hello everyone, I hope you are well! Welcome to another monthly favourites post. It’s hard to believe I’ve officially been posting these for two years! I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the month of February, from entertainment, to beauty, clothing, and some miscellaneous things. Okay, let’s get started!

monthly favourites february 2018

 

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Entertainment

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware– I got this book for Christmas and flew through it! It was so good, and I would definitely recommend it! I don’t want to give anything away, so here’s the description (that I trimmed down a bit) from Chapters.ca:

Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins.

At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant, but as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the desk, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…

With surprising twists, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10—one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.

monthly favourites february 2018

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace – I’m a few episodes behind, but I’ve been loving the show! It’s so interesting seeing Darren Criss in such a dark and twisted role, and I definitely have to watch a few minutes of something happy before going to bed after watching! I didn’t watch the first season, but I’m hoping to watch it eventually!

Monthly favourites February 2018

Serial Podcast– I binged the first season of this podcast in under a week and loved it! I don’t know why but I’ve taken such an interest in true crime stories. If you likes Dirty John or Making a Murderer, you’ll love this podcast!

monthly favourites february 2018

Britt Hanlon– Her videos popped up in my feed on the Youtube app, and I’ve caught up on her pregnancy updates! I don’t know why I find them interesting, but I do! I’m all caught up on those videos and have been watching her recent ones too. She seems really nice, and I like her content!

monthly favourites february 2018

 

Beauty

Clinique Acne Solutions BB cream– I picked this up during the Sephora Fall Sale, and I’ve been loving it! It feels lighter on my skin than a foundation, and has really nice coverage! My skin is very red and I sometimes worry about being able to cover it up, but this BB cream does a great job! I use a silicone blender to apply it, which helps me only use a few drops.

monthly favourites february 2018

Ludwig liquid lipstick by Kat Von D– I got this in a set for Christmas (that was picked up during the Sephora Fall Sale as well), and I’ve been gravitating to it a lot! It’s a nice neutral, and is comfortable on my lips. I’d most likely purchase the full size when I finish the smaller size I have now.

monthly favourites February 2018

Clothing

Hue Pajamas– I had a cold in February, so this set of pajamas made the list! They are fleece so I worried about them being too warm, but I was fine and actually needed more blankets haha. The ones I got aren’t available anymore, but I’ve linked the closest set I could find.

Misc

Notes app (iPhone version)- I figured I would mention this because I use it ALL THE TIME! I have different notes for grocery lists, blog to do’s, things I need to add to my planner, wedding things and more. If I’m out I can just add things when I think of it!

Handlettering 101– I picked up this with some money I got for Christmas, and I’ve had a lot of fun working on hand lettering! I’d like to be able to make some wedding signs and things like that, so I’m trying to work on it when I’m just sitting watching tv. There are a lot of hand lettering books out there, but I’m liking this one so far!

monthly favourites february 2018

If you’d like to hear about my February favourites, check out the video below!

What’s something that you enjoyed in the month of February? Let me know in the comments!

 

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Kelsey
February 7, 2018

Monthly Favourites- January 2018

Hello everyone and Happy February! I don’t know about you but it fees like New Years was a while ago, when it’s only been just over a month. Today I am sharing some of my favourite things from the month of January, from entertainment, to beauty, clothing and some recipes! It’s hard to believe that as of next month’s favourites video I have been doing these for TWO YEARS! That seems crazy to me. Thank you for following along! Okay, I’ll quit blabbing, let’s get started!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

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Entertainment

9-1-1- This is one of the first new shows I’ve watched in a while! I’ll probably mention the other one next month. It has Final Destination vibes, but I lover Peter Krause and Connie Britton, so I’m enjoying this show! It’s actually already been renewed for a second season!

monthly favourites January 2018

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty– I read my one book for the month! If you missed my goals for 2018, I’m trying to read 13 books this year (which might not be a lot but with wedding planning I wanted to set a somewhat easy goal). It was set up a little differently than Big Little Lies, but I still enjoyed it! I checked and it looks like Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon have bought the right to make this a movie or tv show. I look forward to it!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog– I forgot how much I loved this short. I watched it for the first time in high school (in class actually) and became obsessed. Ethan even bought me a Dr Horrible shirt for my birthday one year! If you’ve never seen it, watch it! Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day in a Joss Whedon creation. Doesn’t get better than that. Oh wait, there’s singing. Yes it does!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle- I went to see this a few weeks ago and really liked it! I wasn’t sure how it would hold up to the original, and I found it different but really good! Plus Nick Jonas is in it. But the jokes were funny and I was definitely laughing out loud. I would recommend it!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

Beauty

Cherry Scrub– I’ve talked before about how I have bumps on my arms, and I use an exfoliating scrub in the shower to help get rid of them or keep them under control. I ran out of the last one that I was using, so I’m now using the body scrub from The Body Shop! I have a massive stockpile and this scent has been discontinued, but I love this product! It does an even better job than the last one I used. I’ve linked the Grapefruit one that is currently available!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

Clarisonic Mia 2– I bought myself this during the Sephora Fall Sale, and I’ve been loving using it! Because my skin is pretty sensitive I use it every other day, but it’s so nice at the end of the day! It’s like a face massage!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

Aussie Mega Hairspray– I’ve been curling my hair a lot lately instead of straightening it, so I’ve been going through more hairspray! I love this one from Aussie, and it still gives me the flexible hold I want! Plus it smells amazing!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

Clothing

Old Navy Performance Pullover– I’m happy to say I’m finally getting back into my morning workout routine! Since I workout in the basement I’ve been putting this long sleeve shirt on, and it’s comfy without being too warm, and I can still move around without being limited. I also have the matching leggings that I’m pretty sure I mentioned in my first ever monthly favourites! So I’m still loving those as well!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

Food & Drink

Slimming Soup– this recipe is actually from the Tone It Up 5 Day Detox that I did at the beginning of January. I could actually see making this again because it was good! And very filling! I’ve linked the sign up page, you just have to enter your email to get the recipes!

West African Peanut Soup– This is definitely one of Ethan’s favourite dinners, and it’s becoming one of mine as well! We use the recipe that’s in the Cookie + Kate cookbook, but the recipe on her blog is very similar. It’s delicious!

Monthly Favourites January 2018

If you’d like to hear more about my January favourites, check out the video below!

What did you enjoy during the month of January? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Kelsey
January 10, 2018

Monthly Favourites- December 2017

Hello friends! I hope you are having a great start to the year! It’s hard to believe a month has already gone by, and it’s monthly favourites time once again! I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the month of December, from entertainment, to beauty, and food & drink. Without further ado, let’s get started!

monthly favourites December 2017

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Entertainment

N’Sync: Home for Christmas– I’m going to be that person and mention two Christmas-y things first. Starting with my favourite Christmas CD, Home for the Christmas by N*Sync. I’ve loved this since it came out, and I love listening to it every year. I’ve been obsessed with the song Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday for a few years now, and it seemed even more so this year. One this that I always think of when I hear it is hearing it in Magic Kingdom as we were leaving Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party in 2016. It makes me smile just thinking about it!

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Miracle on 34th Street (the 1994 version)– I don’t think I’d watched this movie since I was a kid, and watching it again was like watching it for the first time, even though some scenes looked familiar. It’s such a sweet movie!

Monthly Favourites December 2017

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne– This was one book that was easy to read and I just wanted to sit down and read it! It’s about two co-workers who have the same position after their companied merge, each working under the CEO for their respective boss. They hate each other. They play games sitting across from each other, trying to figure out what the other one is up to and so on. And after some things happen, they realize they might not hate each other after all. It’s like romantic comedy book that I couldn’t stop reading!

Monthly Favourites December 2017

Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple– I read this book as well this month, and I really enjoyed it! It’s in a different format than I’ve seen before, with 4 sections of around 100 pages, and no real chapters. The book is made up of a lot of correspondence, and is from the point of view of there daughter of Bernadette who goes missing. It was an interesting read that I believe was in a Laurenconrad.com reading list a while ago. I’m happy to finally have read it, because my list of books to read is about a mile long.

 

Monthly Favourites December 2017

Beauty

Whole Blends Honey Hair Mask– I’ve been using this hair mask every Sunday (when I remember), and I’m really liking it! I’m trying to grow my hair out still, and this repairing mask will definitely help! I haven’t used it frequently enough to notice a difference, but I feel like my hair deserves a bit of a treatment every week so I’m happy to have this in my shower!

 

Monthly Favourites December 2017

Smith’s Rosebud Salve Balm– I bought this on a recommendation from Pretty Neat Living, and I love using it right before bed. My lips are still hydrated when I wake up! It’s on the expensive side, but a little goes a long way and I would recommend trying it! Especially in the winter when my lips feel like they are always chapped. They have other scents? flavours? available, so maybe once I finish this one I will try another.

 

Food & Drink

Mexican Bowls- I thought I would share a quick and easy dinner with you this month! It’s not quite a recipe, but it’s a dinner that I sort of forgot about until  last month! It’s adapted from a Tone It Up recipe I believe I made when I was doing one of their nutrition plans, and it slowly evolved! Using a Dole bag salad (southwestern or taco… along those lines) as your base, mix that up. Then fry up some peppers, onions, black beans, any vegetables you like, and some shrimp. Then mix the two together. Voila! Easy peasy dinner that’s tasty, and is even good the next day.

Hot Chocolate K-Cups from Grove Square– This is the BEST hot chocolate I have found in a K-Cup! It’s so creamy for being water based. There are other flavours available, but the original is my favourite!

Monthly Favourites December 2017

Ferrero Rocher– This is the one chocolate I only eat around Christmas, and I can’t wait to have them every year! Chocolate, hazelnuts and nutella, what’s better? Probably my favourite chocolate period.

Monthly Favourites December 2017

If you’d like to hear more about my favourites from the month of December, check out the video below!

 

What did you enjoy during the month of December? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you so much for joining me today as I share my favourite things from the month of December! I hope your January is off to a great start! 🙂 Want to see my favourites from December 2016? Click here!

 

Kelsey