January Favourites

I really love watching vloggers monthly favourites videos. It’s just so interesting to see what other people have purchased or done and loved in a certain month. I also think it’s a nice way to appreciate and note down items and activities you’ve enjoyed. So, here is my first favourites post of 2016! 😀

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Cath Kidston 2016 Diary. My January would not be complete without a diary and this Cath Kidston diary is super cute! It’s got lots of space under the dates of the week on every left-hand page and then space on the right to jot down any notes. The back of the diary also has an address book, birthdays and important dates, travel planning (where I’ve noted down all the places Joel and I want to visit this year), to do and shopping lists and lots of notes pages. It fits in my bag easily, is flexible and covered well so I don’t get worried about it being ruined. It’s been the perfect organisational tool for my blog writing and weekly date night planning.

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Ganni Claudia Knit Jumper in Rose Dawn. I had seen Anna Saccone wearing this jumper in one of her videos (Winter Sales Haul) and it looked so gorgeous on her I just had to buy it. It was £60 in the sale which is way more than I would usually spend on a jumper but I’m really glad I did because I have lived in this all January! It’s so soft and cosy that you could wear lounging around the house but also with the nigh neck and quality of the fabric I wear into the office with skinny jeans and it looks really nice as a smart/casual outfit.

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Rimmel London Wake Me Up Concealer. I can happily say this has been a lovely addition to my make-up routine, which was already very simple so hasn’t impacted my mornings too much! I did buy a few new items of make-up but had decided that this is the one I had used every day without fail since purchasing. I plop a little bit of this concealer under my eyes and on any blemishes. It goes a long way in covering up any dark circles and scars.

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Yoga Camp by Yoga with Adriene. I had set an intention in December to commit to a daily yoga practice but unfortunately life got in the way a little and I haven’t been sticking to it as best as I could have done. However, I have completed Yoga Camp on the occasional days in January and it’s been amazing. Adriene just captivates you and makes yoga fun! Every time I follow one of her videos I instantly feel better and at ease. I recommend the videos to my family and work colleagues all the time and will be catching up on the videos I missed throughout February.

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Kate Murnane aka. Dollybowbow. I thought I would finish off my post with a blogger that has inspired me in January and that is (a fellow) Katie. We are so similar! She is from Kent, we buy all the same stuff (not joking… 80% of the items in her January favourites I have bought at some point also) and her boyfriend isn’t around on some Saturdays because he plays football and it throws all of your weekend plans out the window (I can totally relate… it’s Rugby for Joel). I find her vlogs so nice to watch and found myself on a Sunday this month tucked up in bed watching all of her recent videos. I especially loved her candid birth story video, it had me chuckling out loud and at that point I found her really endearing. I will definitely be staying updated on how Kate and her cute family are getting on in 2016.

Katie ❀

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Who Inspires Me?

Over the past couple of years I’ve looked to women for inspiration, whether it be for my home life, fashion, beauty or general wellbeing. I personally believe looking up to these women has helped me discover the type of woman/mother/wife I want to be. So I hope this list serves a purpose for other girls also looking for some guidance. ♡


Miranda Kerr. I honestly just love her. She seems like the loveliest person you’ll ever meet and her books ‘Treasure Yourself’ and ‘Empower Yourself’ really helped me find direction for my life. I wish I had had the chance to read books like these growing up! She knows exactly who she is and what impact she wants on the world and I admire that so much. She’s also a wonderful mother to her little boy Flynn, a yoga lover and trained in nutrition and health psychology. She just inspires me to be the best version of myself. 


Teresa Palmer. Graceful, intelligent and loving are all traits I am learning from Teresa. I watched a video of hers a few years ago talking about how she would love to become a mother. I was amazed at how honest she was in saying that she wanted to have a baby soon. I’d never heard anyone speak in that way and express that their life goal is to have a child. I had always felt that way too but never admitted it to anyone. So she made me feel empowered! I’m so grateful to be a woman and one day give the gift of life! She now has her lovely little boy Bodhi and seems so completely content with her life. Teresa’s advice videos on her YouTube channel Your Zen Life are so raw and refreshing that you feel like you are in the room with her sat down for some big sister advice! She inspires me to embrace nature, experiences and life as a gift.


Anna Saccone Joly. I became a little obsessed with vloggers on YouTube and (of course) started with Zoella. One day she uploaded a video with a little family called the Saccone Jolys. I quickly started to invest more and more time watching their videos and have grown to absolutely love them! It’s so funny catching up with their vlogs whenever I can and watching their sweet children Emilia and Eduardo grow! As I want to be a parent myself one day (hopefully soon) I feel like I’ve learnt a lot from Anna as a parent raising children in the UK. They are extreme family goals! Anna inspires me to be honest, real and keep a sense of style even with two toddlers!

Katie ❀

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