Happy pancake day! Hope you had a lovely February and are settled into 2017 well; my month has been very much full of ups and downs, deadlines, movies, training, birthdays, valentine's day, and pancakes. You take the good with the bad. Here's what I've been loving this past month...

Too Faced palettes

I know, I know, I'm late to the game. I've wanted these palettes for SUCH a long time I can't even tell you, so when I finally got paid, I thought 'sod it, let's get them now' and so I did. I went for the Sweet Peach palette and the Chocolate Bar palette and let me just say - money well spent.


The Sweet Peach palette is like the ultimate summer eyeshadow palette. I am completely in love with pretty much all of it. Even the scent is summery. It's actually a palette I find really cheers me up when I use it, and I cannot wait to go all out when it becomes warmer and sunnier; it'll be the perfect birthday palette, as I am a summer baby!


The Chocolate Bar palette is also gorgeous, and probably has more shades that I would wear on an everyday look; that said, it's got some really nice shades that are buildable to give a nice smoky eye, and I really like the way the colours blend together.

Both palettes are well pigmented and cost around £39 each.



La La Land - the soundtrack

I really enjoyed La La Land when I saw it in the cinema this month; I have to say, whilst the film was good, I did think it was overhyped. The music though was what really stood out for me! The next day, I streamed the whole soundtrack on Spotify and absolutely loved it; 'City of Stars' is probably my favourite.



Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera 8

I've also wanted one of these for a long time too; I was of the generation that kinda missed out on the whole 'love-for-polaroid-instant-film' but I always wanted one - they just stopped being sold and it was impossible to find one that wasn't priced as a collectible!

However, now Fujifilm have made these beauties, I finally achieved that small, fairly insignificant but still important, dream. My friend Maddy had one when we were travelling around the States and I really loved it, so much so that I nearly bought one there and wish I had!

I saw ASOS sold these in a few colours, and I know a lot of people tend to go for the white or pink versions; I'd never seen anyone use a red one, and I just had to have that one specifically. I used it for the first time on Valentine's and now I'm obsessed. I also saw (in my research for best prices) on Amazon, this 'selfie mirror' that you attach to the front of the camera lens which helps you position the camera correctly if you want to take a selfie; I'm not huge on them but I think it's pretty useful for one of these!


Disney

This is quite a broad one, but basically I've rekindled my love for all things Disney. I've been watching old videos from Brogan, Charlotte, Amy, and LucyAndLydia, of all their Disney vlogs, hauls and tips, and I just want to go back SO badly. It's even got me thinking ahead to some trips this year with both my friends and Paddy to try to plan visits to a couple of the parks...I'm just so excited to get my hands on a pair of Minnie Mouse ears!


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L'eau de Rose perfume by Jeanne Arthes

I received this perfume as part of my Glossybox (for those who don't know - it's a beauty subscription box that comes every month full of lovely treats) and was pleasantly surprised. I've subscribed for over a year now, and this is the first time I've had a perfume. It was part of their February Valentine's themed box, and so everything was centred around love. 

This fragrance is just perfect for me as it smells like roses. I adore pretty much anything rose-scented; it's been my favourite flower since I was little, and always makes me happy because it makes me think of June, when all the roses around our house would blossom, and it was my birthday time. 

I would honestly say this perfume is a good, cheaper dupe for Roses by Chloe; it's just as beautiful, the packaging is simple but really lovely, and it's a fraction of the price at only £20!


Aubaine

You can read more about my love for this place here, as I went with some friends to celebrate my friend's birthday. I really liked it - the decor is beautiful and so elegant; the food is delicious and the cocktails are amazing. Highly recommend if you're looking for somewhere in London!

M x