To kick off this New Year, I thought I'd start doing monthly favourites posts to document my top products/clothing/food/ miscellaneous items as the year goes on. This definitely isn't a new concept, with many bloggers before me posting their own favourites lists; but I always enjoy reading these kinds of posts, and I hope you enjoy mine too! (P.S. Was it just me, or did the first month of 2014 fly by super fast..?!)
The Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter: I grabbed this little pottle of goodness while in Brisbane at the start of the month after forgetting to pack my own. I've tried a few Body Butters from The Body Shop, and this one (like the others) did not disappoint. It smells just like a strawberry smoothie and feels like a dream when applied.
Cotton On beach towel, ASOS bikini, Chicwish sunglasses: Three beach essentials I can't live without during these hot summer months here in NZ, all in various shades of pastel (naturally).
Vera Wang Princess eu de toilette spray: I received this as a gift from my boyfriend two Christmas's ago, and as you can see I've barely used any at all. It's not that I don't like the scent (in fact, I LOVE the scent), I just always forget to put it on the morning. But this month, I've been making a conscious effort to spray some on everyday before I head out the door, and am thoroughly enjoying this sweet and youthful fragrance.
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder, e.l.f. Powder Brush: Well, the photo speaks for itself really.. These two go together like milk & honey, plus they are both ridiculously affordable. I clearly need to replace my powder ASAP, and am currently tossing up between repurchasing this one or trying out the Rimmel Stay Matte powder (which I have also heard great things about). If you've tried out either of these products, I'd love to hear what you think of them :)
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green: Being an avid VlogBrothers fan, John Green's books have been on my to-read list for quite some time. This is the second book of his that I am currently enjoying (the first being Looking for Alaska). And because I am slightly OCD about things like this, I have decided that I must read all of his books in the order that he wrote them, even though they aren't at all related to one another..
Watermelon: To me, this fruit is the definition of summer (along with the sun, the beach and all that other good stuff). I've eaten this at least twice a week this month, and have enjoyed every delicious bite of it. Now I'm just waiting for the day I find a yellow-fleshed watermelon at the supermarket.. (those of you who have tried it will know what I'm talking about!)