January Favourites

Monthly Highlight: My personal highlight of this month is unquestionable – my engagement ring has returned after being re-sized! With being over the Christmas holidays, it took a bit longer than usual, but it was well worth the wait.  It feels amazing to have it back, and on my finger. I can’t stop looking at my hand, I’m just over the moon. Obviously not just because of the absolutely beautiful ring, but what it means. I don’t think I’ve ever been happier.

Website: Goodreads. It’s great for discovering new books. I had used Goodreads a few years ago, but since vowing to read more this year, I’ve been making use of their features and signed up to the 2016 Reading Challange. I’m aiming to read 25 books this year.

Book: The Shining by Stephen King.  It’s my first horror/terror book, my first King novel. I couldn’t put it down. I didn’t think a book could stir real fear in me, but honestly, my palms were sweaty! It was bloody scary (pun intended), but terrifically written, a great story line and very enjoyable to read – a real page-turner. The book is very, very different from the film – I had heard about how King really disliked Stanley Kubrick’s version and from reading the book, I can see why – the film adaptation was not loyal to the book. I enjoyed the film, I can appreciate it as a separate piece of work, but the book is so much richer in its story-line and character depth.

Food: I can’t believe how long it’s taken me to try out Indian food.  I shamefully assumed (SMH!) that ‘curry’ was like Chinese-style curry, which I don’t like at all. Indian food is now one of my favourite things ever! I’m still trying new dishes and there are quite a few that I really like, but I always find it hard to go past Chicken Tikka Rogan Josh.

Product:  After much uhm-ing and ahh-ing about which one to get, I ordered myself an Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palette in the Feel Unique sale.  I was torn between the choices but opted for the first, original one and I love it – the quality of the shadows are very good and the colours are very workable and versatile for day and evening.

14 Comments

  1. January 27, 2016 / 12:25 am

    Goodreads is one of my favourite websites too, it’s just organised so well and it’s so easy to find some book inspiration! I got the original UD palette for Christmas, absolutely love it!

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

    • February 16, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      It really is, I could spend hours browsing through it! :) I know, how good is this palette?! I want them all now…!

  2. January 27, 2016 / 9:17 am

    I love this style of favourites…it’s very unique and love how it’s categorized

    • February 16, 2016 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you Gina :-)

  3. January 27, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    two things, congratulations on your engagement! and i love the range in the naked palette! i have the second one and the smoky one. They are both super gorgeous!

    • February 16, 2016 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you Kim! :) ah I remember being torn between the first Naked and the second one, I really want them all..! And the smoky is gorgeous, do you find the colours it in wearable for daytime or would it be for mainly night looks? x

  4. Shelby Louise
    January 27, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    I’ve been loving goodreads, it’s great to discover new books and my “want to read” list is getting so long haha. Lovely blog, just gave you a follow on bloglovin xx

    Shelby | shelbylouiseread.blogspot.co.uk

    • February 16, 2016 / 10:13 pm

      Thanks lovely! Oh so is mine, it’s addictive ha! And I keep buying books, even though I’ve got a hefty backlog to get through! xx

  5. January 27, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    A very big congratulations on your engagement :) The Shining was my first ever horror movie and I would tell everyone that I knew a cool thing that redrum was murder backwards, which I got from that movie haha!

    Angie xx
    http://www.silkandsapphire.blogspot.com

    • February 16, 2016 / 10:12 pm

      Thank you Angie! Hehe, oh gosh me too! xx

  6. February 6, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    Yes, I love that your into indian food, it has so much to offer ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

    • February 16, 2016 / 10:11 pm

      It really does Trishna! ♥

  7. February 16, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    I used to use Goodreads, but got out of the habit ages ago. I agree, it’s a great resource for discovering new books. Maybe I will sign back up to use it again.

    The Urban Decay palette is a classic!

    Congratulations on your engagement!

    Jemma | http://thesweetpea-life.blogspot.co.uk

    P.S. I absolutely LOVE your header. Did you create it yourself?

    • February 16, 2016 / 10:10 pm

      Thank you very much lovely! <3 my header is from VisualPixie, a store on Etsy!

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