What Olivia Loved in February 2014...

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Feb Favourites
(1. Cherry Bombe and Kinfolk, 2. Paul Smith Exhibition, 3. Toms Sunglasses, 4. Temples- Sun Structures, 5. Diptyque Rosa Mundi, 6. Lulu Guinness Coin Purse)

This month I've certainly been starting to get into the Spring spirit of things, and although I've suffered a bit of a naughty cold- there's few things as lovely as curling up with magazines as beautiful as Kinfolk and Cherry Bombe to re-inspire yourself (obviously with a candle as sweet-smelling as Rosa Mundi in the background)- when you're feeling less than bright. However, when I've been in town I managed to catch the Paul Smith exhibition (which was amazing- blog post anyone?) and catching one of my fave bands Temples at their Rough Trade album launch instore (which is a cracker, FYI). I've also been very much enjoying these beautiful Toms sunnies which although I haven't been able to wear much this month (grrrr rain), have an amazing story behind them (more on this soon)- as well as this adorable Lulu G coin purse- perfect for fitting into little bags!

Feb Favourites
(1. Laura Mercier Creme Brûlée Honey Bath, 2. Lush Tender is the night Massage bar, 3. Clinique Happy in Bloom, 4. Clinique Super defence Moisturiser, 5. Benefit Gimmie Brow, 6. Eyeko Mascara & Liner, 7. Happy Hair Days Colour Care Shampoo, 8. Oribe Dry Texturising Spray)

This month I made a couple of Space NK pit stops (including my first ever trip) and managed to pick up some pretty lovely bits. First thing came in the shape of this Laura Mercier Honey Bath (completely delicious and beautifully bubbly) which is making baths the most exciting part of my evening by far! I also picked up the Alexa for Eyeko products (the liner is fast becoming an eye-wear fave) and the Oribe dry texturising spray- which can make even my baby hair thick and swooshy (technical). On top of that, I've been in love with this Clinique Super defense Moisturiser (it kept even a coldy-dry nose soft) and their new fragrance, which is pretty much the epitome of summer smells- way to perk up a cloudy day! I've also been turning to this shampoo (anything scented with marshmallow and coconut is a winner) and this Lush massage bar, which is packed with butters and oils- leaving me a soft skinned chick. Finally, the new Benefit Gimmie Brow eyebrow product is also quite something- and the perfect remedy for Cara D esque natural brows!

Feb Favourites
(1. Sweet Couture Cakes, 2. Covent Garden Soup, 3. Cath Kidston Measuring Cups, 4. Madelines)

It wouldn't be a full on favourites without some foodie mentions now, would it? Two of my main foodie loves have been in the shape of pretty exciting soup (this Covent Garden number has seen me through endless questionable lunch times, AND is one of my 5 a day) with a madeline on the side (recipe coming next week)- plus, being the month of Valentine's I was also asked to trial the romantic seasonal selection from Sweet Couture- which included a coconut and raspberry cupcake, which had me at hello. My last favourite has been these adorable measuring cups from Cath Kidston- which make American recipes a complete doddle- no more conversion confusion!

What have you been loving this month?!

x

34 comments:

  1. I am going to have to pick up the measuring spoons from Cath Kidston....I keep reading recipes with cup measurements...so these are perfect.

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  2. I love you blog and I have had a similar month, went to see Temples in Rescue Rooms in Nottingham- they were great, I also saw the Paul Smith exhibition and visited a Lush store for some bath time treats!
    Would be great if you could check out my blog:
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    KT x

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  3. http://therebeccajayneadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

    Funnily enough...I also blogged about my favourite things...though in a more general way!
    The fact that Toms now do sunglasses blows my mind! Brilliant Blogging as always!
    RJ x

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  4. Yes, Temples are fantastic! My favourite off their album is 'Keep In The Dark'
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  5. love your favourites this month Olivia, so many good stuff.
    really want to try Oribe and Benefit's Give Me Brow now <3
    and obviously drooling over those cupcakes and can't wait for the madeline's recipe :D

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  6. Aww I love this post! You always bring new products to my attention that I wouldn't even have thought about buying previously.

    Beth xo.

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  7. Well it looks like you had a marvelous February!

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  8. Lovely post, looking forward to your madelines recipe, though it just reminds me of Ross in this episode (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2e78N5WvNc) with his rant about how men shouldn't bake them haha.
    I hope you don't mind me posting a shameless link to my blog but it I did just post my february favourites if you're interested in that :) http://northernlips.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/february.html

    xx

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  9. Love all of your February favourites!
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  10. These photos look so good! I like how you presented everything:)
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  11. the presentation looks good !!http://intelligently-fashionable.blogspot.com

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  12. You've picked up some wonderful things the past month! I need some Laura Mercier products in my life!

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

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  13. those Tom glasses and sweet couture goodies look amazing ! I've loved Revlon's colourburst balms and my muji drawers - fab investments
    Lauren x
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  14. Great picks, the Tom's sunnies look amazing!

    Greetings from London,

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  15. I love your favorites posts, they're so inspiring and pretty :) x / almeidas.se

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  16. Lovely pictures! Happy March!
    xo, Connie
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  17. love!! such cute baking stuff!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  18. Great post! I'm really keen on trying Benefit Gimmie Brow :) X
    thefashion-junkie

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  19. Those Cath Kidston measuring cups are too cute! :)

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  20. What a fantastic blog. And fantastic items! I am very inspired :-)

    Thank you for sharing,
    Sophie x

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  21. I love your picks, Gimme Brow sounds so good, I really want to try it! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    

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  22. love how your favorites cover so much more than just beauty!

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  23. Oh my goodness the coin purse is literally SO cute! :)

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    x

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  24. The coin purse and sunglasses are cute!

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  25. yummy food! The honey bath looks very soothing!

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  26. Thank you Olivia for a lovely review of our cupcakes! We're so glad you enjoyed them! We love your blog! Its amazing! See you soon for more cake! SCx

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  27. Lovely post! The Madeline's look so yummy!

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  28. great selects x
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  29. What editor do you use to edit your blog posts?

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