What Olivia Loved in January 2014...

Friday, 31 January 2014

January's a funny month isn't it? Half of me feels like it's flown by in the blink of an eye- another half feeling like it may possibly be the longest 31 days of my life (and coldest)! Either way, it hasn't been all that bad- and I've certainly discovered some pretty lovely things along the way! This is the first post of it's kind (all for you Cohen) so let me know if you'd like to see something similar next month- sorry there's a fair few items listed, what can I say- I like a lot of things!

125 Weekends in Europe Audrey Hepburn Book
Bedroom Loves...

- Neom Candles (HERE): This month has seen a pretty cushty affinity with candles begin, and as well as a pretty sweet Diptyque number, I've also been taking some Neom babies for a spin- and my goodness do they leave a good smell in your nose. At the moment I've been loving 'Refresh'- especially as they're all made from 100% essential oils- pretty wonderful indeed!
- Chip Mug: This was an adorable Christmas gift from Joe- as he slyly remembered me pointing it out one day in Oliver Bonas. Amazingly this also went down a storm on Instagram one Saturday morning- my tea has never looked so cute.
- New York Times: 125 Weekends in Europe: (HERE): This was a bit of an impulse buy when dreaming about summer holidays a few weeks back- but afar flicking through it (and subsequently adding about 50 locations to my 'must visit' list) it's definitely secured a bedside reading spot this month.
- What Would Audrey Do?: This again was a wee Christmas present from a best pal of mine, Amy. She obviously knows me very well as I've tucked into this straight away, and it's certainly helped while away many a train journey- perfect!
- Bills: It's not just January I've been loving eating in Bills, but after a couple of very happy visits this month (and coming away with some amazing goodie bags) it felt rude to not include them in my favourites post- plus, their chocolate is divine!

Beauty Favourites Jan 2014
Bathroom Loves...

- Goldwell Dualsenses Rich Repair Serum (HERE): Having been a split-end sufferer for a while now, this was the perfect remedy to my dry ends, and consistently helps my hair stay soft and relatively damage-free!
- Origins Drink Up Mask & Moisture Surge Mask (HERE) and (HERE): This month seems to be the month of the mask. I'm without a doubt more a dry skin lady than anything- so keeping my skin moisturised and nourished before bed is really important to me, and these have both helped a lot.
- Real Techniques Expert Face Brush (HERE): Another brush to my collection- and my new favourite brush for applying foundation flawlessly.
- Lanolips (HERE): Again with the dry thing- this lipblam (and elbow/face/knee/everything balm) has saved many a dry lip crises and works a treat before bed!
- Clinique Take The Day Off: The rumours are true- this product is AMAZING. The easiest way to remove make up, completely fuss free- but completely worth the price. It's non drying- non oily and now a big part of my routine.
- Models Own Dog's Trust Polish (HERE): Not only has this polish assisted my post-Christmas love of metallics but all profits go straight to Dogs Trust as part of their #presspaws campaign- a good excuse to do good if ever I needed one. I have 5 of these to giveaway- so if you're still reading let me know and I'll pick a reader at random!
- Nude 'Tude Palette (HERE): I haven't yet given into any of the Naked palettes, but for the time being this is seriously satisfying my shadow needs.
- Porefessional (HERE): One of my go-to base's for any make up look- not only is it velvety smooth but it makes my skin the perfect pre-foundation base, and for that I am very grateful.
- Ro's Body Conditioner (HERE): Like conditioner for your hair, but for your body- super smoothing and pampering- I love it!
- Nina - La Tentation de Nina (HERE): A little bit of variety to my ever growing Daisy collection- this is the perfect fruity and floral fragrance, and certainly puts a spring in my step!

Petit Bateau Striped Top Zara Dress
Wardrobe Loves...

- Petit Bateau Striped Tee (HERE): If there's one thing I've been turning to in days where I'm not sure what to wear, it's a good striped top- and this one has the perfect slash neck that I go for, and a thick fabric that creates the perfect shape- good job folks.
- Zara Floral Dress: Apart from the fact it was £12.99 and it has the most beautiful navy floral print- need I say more?

Marks and Spencer underwear Accessorize Shell bag
Other Loves...

- Accessorize Shell Bag (HERE): I'm all for a kitsch cutesy bag- and even better if it's seaside related! This shell bag had me at hello, and once you've seen some of the novelty bags that are landing this Spring- I'm sure you'll be just as excited as me!
- Boux Avenue Bra (HERE): I'm not sure whether this is a little cheeky to mention on here, but earlier this month I popped over to the Boux Avenue flagship for a fitting, and was bowled over by the service (and undies)! I went in for a fitting (yup, I was wearing about 3 sizes wrong) and came away with some beautiful pieces- it's not bad being a girl sometimes!
- Rosie for M&S (HERE): I'm pretty sure I always fall in love with these collections for M&S- and this little set had me running for the nearest check out. Although it doesn't actually make you Rosie Huntington Whitely, it's very beautiful and I think that's the main thing.

x

58 comments:

  1. ahh i'm going to have to purchase 36 hours in europe with my christmas gift vouchers! i'd see the us one but didn't realise there was a europe one! perfect for wanderlusting!

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  2. i really liked this kind of post! and i also bought that 125 weekends book for my mum, she LOVES it. ultimate daughter brownie points ;)

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  3. I cannot believe how quickly this month has gone by. I absolutely love that Roise bra. Very pretty! X

    http://thefashion-junkie.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Rosie for M&S is just BEAUT! I always get a little embarrassed when browsing the undie section at M&S but what can I saaaay, they're knickers are so bloody comfortable! (and cute).
    Your pictures are lovely liv, can I ask where you got that wooden background from? I've been searching for something very similar but cant seem to find it anywhere! Might risk a few splinters and resort to making my own! xxxxxx

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  5. Purchasing the 125 weekens as I post. Hopefully I can source realistic inspiration and plans!

    averageadventures.org |Toni May xx

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  6. I'd not heard of the #presspaws campaign! What a good idea, and a lovely shade! Are these still being sold?

    Love absolutely everything on your wardrobe favourites too! Especially the M&S set! I never think to look at Marksies for undies!

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  7. Really lovely favorites from your closet and space! Love the navy tee, just can't resist to those eternal stripes; that mini bag is the cutest thing ever; and both of those books are on my wishlist.

    <3
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  8. Love this post! Going to have to bu 36 Hours in Europe now, it looks fab! And I have been loving the Origins Drink up Intensive since last year its amazing!

    Tosin xx
    plumcherrytree.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I want that tea cup!! Also the pore professional is amazing!! It's my new favorite product!

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  10. Ooh both books have just been added to my wish list, lovely post would defintley like to see more in coming months :)

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  11. Oh my! That Chip mug is so cute! And the "The New York Times 36 Hours" looks really good, it's on my list to buy as soon as I can. I liked this post. Thanks for sharing! x

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  12. great post!!! love the bag. I didn't know Bills did chocolate!!!
    xxx
    http://www.aliceloves.com

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  13. love this kind of post, great read as always and i will have to try that clinque make up remover now for sure. also in love with the chip mug x

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  14. Love this post definitely do more of these! Really want the chip cup!

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  15. I really want to try the Clinique take the day off, now you have out my worries to rest. Thank you!

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  16. I recently picked up the Clinique cleansing balm and it's fantastic! I'm so glad I gave it a try!
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  17. The shell bag is so adorable!!

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  18. Great post! I'd really love to try out the Origins Drink Up Mask and the Benefit Porefessional sometime. =) x

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  19. That shell purse is beautiful, and now that you've mentioned it I really want to take a look at that 125 Weekends in Europe book - I'm always looking for new potential holiday locations and that sounds perfect!
    xx
    Stephanie | Love, August

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  20. January went by so quick! I love the bag and the books.

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  21. Oh my goodness! The '125 Weekends in Europe' book looks very intriguing! I shall have to purchase and read it! Love the Audrey Hepburn book too! Models Own nail polish looks amazing too, such a pretty colour! Stripes are so versatile, they go with everything :) You have such a pretty blog! Great blog post too!
    xx

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  22. I'd love to win one of the #presspaws nail polishes, what a bloomin great cause! Gorgeous photographs as per Liv, I've already got one of Accessorize's spring/summer bags on my wish list (it's a lilac Michael Kors lookalike, ooh) but that seashell one is adorable! xxxx

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  23. Think I'm in love with that chip cup, its just beyond amazing! And that shell bag is beautiful! x

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  24. I love your chip cup, so cute! Need to pick up those books too, look great
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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  25. the chip cup is nice !!http://intelligently-sexy.centerblog.net

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  26. Boux Avenue bras are the best :) great favourites! Your striped top is cute too <3 xx
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  27. Great post Liv, the 36 Hours book looks amazing. I've been meaning to try the Clinique Take the Day off balm for ages now! x

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  28. I really like this posts. And this shell bag is awesome!

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  29. Lovely things!

    xo
    lili-thistle.blogspot.fr

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  30. super post:)) x
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  31. I love the Chip Mug, it is so so cute! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  32. the top weekends in europe book looks amazing, and the serum and the balm eyeshadow sounds amazing
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. Some beautiful picks Olivia, the chip cup and shell bag have particular caught my eye :)

    Love Kate xx
    prettylittleus

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  34. I love this kind of posts, as I always come across at least one new thing!!
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  35. I've just bought the New York Times 36 hours book for someone's birthday - I think after I saw it on your instagram feed! And I am such a Take The Day Off balm convert. Best product I've ever used.

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  36. you always photograph everything on your blog so beautifully.
    i have a new post up on my blog, i'd love it if you had look!
    thanks!
    ellie
    lunatheblog

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  37. love the mug!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  38. You own some of the most beautiful things! I spotted the New York Times: 125 Weekends in Europe in a local home store and I've been considering picking it up! Candles are always a must-have companion when reading in the bedroom!

    - Natalie
    www.couttiepie.blogspot.com [A Fashion and Lifestyle Blog]

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  39. Ooh sounds like a good January for you- mine was filled with coursework and lack of sleep! I'm now lusting after the What Would Audrey Do book, the chip mug and the shell bag, how lovely!

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  40. I've just found your blog and I'm absolutely obsessed! Really love this post, I'm eager to try out the nude'tude palette now!x

    Lauren Evie

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  41. LOVE the origins drink up mask and the real techniques brushes! Good choices, your right about January... such a long yet short month!

    Brunette in Louboutins

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  42. That Zara dress and oyster bag are amazing, still adore the teacup!

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  43. I love that Chip cup. It's so cute and takes me back to my childhood.

    Sarah
    aroseinthecity0.blogspot.com

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  44. Ah i am SOOOO in love with that Chip cup. Anything Disney has my stamp of approval ;) i really liked this post, and I think I may have to make a cheeky purchase of the 36 hours book and Clinque remover. xx

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  45. I love this post! Your stripy top and Zara dress look gorgeous, along with those pretty bras!

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  46. I love the idea of a post like this! I absolutely love the 125 weekends in Europe book, I may have to purchase it so I can dream about visiting some places. I am such a sucker for stripes and your top is lovely! as is the flora zara dress
    xx

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  47. Love this post, would love to see more like this :)
    that shell bag is adorable!

    www.violetdaffodils.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  48. Love the shell bag and undies, espesh the MnS number ;) The Zara dress and chip cup are also awesome! xxx

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  49. love the shell bag and mns undies! that zara dress is also lush xxx

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  50. Need to get that shell bag, it's fab! :)
    What do you think of the perfume bottle little bags? :)
    I got the Zara dress as soon as it came out, love it to bits! :)
    (this is how I styled it: http://diasway.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/november-blues.html)
    xxx
    http://diasway.blogspot.com

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  51. The shell bag is so cute, never seen anything like it before! I'm adding the NY Times book to my reading list, I already have a massive travel list but there's no such thing as being too well travelled!

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  52. I've pretty much added the whole of this list to my wishlist. Especially the books and the bras. And the mug. And the candle. Aaah everything is so cute!

    Lauren | laurenthedaydreamer.blogspot.co.uk

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  53. You must do posts like these every month! I already wrote down a few things I'd like to have on your fave list. It's so perfect <3

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  54. lovely favorites!! i really want to check out the 125 nights in europe
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  55. Been hearing a lot of good things about this Clinique product you featured. I could use a non-oily remover. Thanks for the tip!

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