Things I’ve Been Loving | February 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts, which are basically favourites but I don’t do them as often as everyone else. In fact, my last one was way back in November 2016! So it’s certainly about time I do another one.

There’s been such a mixture of things I’ve been loving recently and I hope you can take some inspiration from it to try something new for yourself.

  • I Like Big Books Mug

I received this mug off a lovely friend for Christmas and I haven’t stopped using it since. I drink a lot of tea and this mug is the perfect size for a cuppa. I feel like it’s very ‘trendy’ and the slogan still makes me laugh months on.

  • Hamilton Soundtrack

I’ve been kind of obsessed with Hamilton for a quite a while now, but who isn’t these days? I go through phases of listening to the soundtrack and I’ve recently been going through it in it’s entirety again. It’s just so clever and catchy, some of the songs are genuinely my favourites of all time. If you haven’t listened to it already, get yourself to it now – you won’t regret it!

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine : Gail Honeyman

I read this book* at the back end of January and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. I fell absolutely in love with the main character, Eleanor, and couldn’t put it down. Yet at the same time didn’t want it to end! It’s a heartbreaking story but it’s so fuelled by hope and I just love it. I’m definitely going to reread it sometime soon, already.

  • Gold Hoops

I really like the whole nineties trend thing that’s going on at the moment, and one of my favourite things about it is the gaudy hoop earrings. I bought a pair in Primark for literally £1.50 last month (see similar ones here) and I’ve worn them so much. I feel like they make any outfit trendy and I’m all about that.

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  • Peel Off Face Masks

Did anyone else really enjoying peeling PVA glue of their skin or their desks at school? Cause I was definitely that kid and I think that’s why I’ve been loving these kind of face masks. I just buy drugstore – own versions, the cheap ones in little packets, and my skin has been feeling so fresh. The best one I’ve tried so far is this ‘For Mens’ one from Superdrug – it’s got mint in it, so it kind of burns at first but my skin feels so clean after. It’s cruelty free too!

  • Pink Hair

While I was wrapped up in the whole ‘new year, new start’ kind of thing I decided to dye my hair. I bought the cheapest rose gold dye I could find and, despite an initial accident (it went sorta orange), I love having pink hair. It’s not too dramatic but this little change has made me feel more like me, if that makes any sense. I feel like any small thing you can do for yourself that makes you feel good about the way you look is valid and for me this year, pink hair it was.

  • Serial Podcast (series one)

At the beginning of the year I started listening to the podcast Serial, by This American Life, and I became obsessed. Every minute I could spare went onto this podcast, from bus journeys to tea breaks at work, and I was actually gutted when it ended. I have yet to fully dive into series two because I’m still thinking about the first series. If you need something to keep you occupied on your commute, I’d highly recommend it.


What are you loving at the moment? Let me know so I can get some inspiration!

Speak soon,

Rachael.

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