I don’t know about you, but February has flown by. A blur of work campaigns, Valentine’s Day, visits from out of town family members, and trying to enjoy the last few days of summer. Here’s a roundup of a few of my favourite February discoveries.
My favourite Origins Gin Zing Eye Cream last seen here recently ran out (sob). So after hearing rave reviews about this Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream, I picked it up at my local Mecca Maxima. I like how it sits smoothly under make-up with no weird build up and keeps my skin moisturised all day. Only time will tell if it helps keep the dreaded lines and wrinkles at bay.
I’ve been making this kale salad on repeat for work lunches this month. It’s easy to swap out ingredients to whatever you have on hand – for example, if you don’t have avocado, use feta, or swap the blueberries for pomegranate seeds. Make the salad the night before for the best results – the lime (or lemon) and olive oil vinaigrette will help soften the kale, so you don’t feel like you’re eating rabbit food.
I picked up The Mummy Bloggers by Holly Wainwright at the library earlier this month and read it from cover to cover in a weekend. On the surface the lighthearted beach read follows three Australian mummy bloggers who are all nominated for a prestigious blogging award. But under the surface it exposes the extreme and obsessive lengths they each go to to ensure their blog and social media following reigns supreme.
I just finished the second season of The Crown and am already counting down until season three premiers at the end of this year. If you aren’t already a fan, the show follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II and her family, but also highlights the broader political and economic climate at the time. Add it to your watch list!
I’m a sucker for a pleated skirt, as you’ll see here. So I had to take home a navy, red and white pleated midi skirt on a recent trip to Zara (similar to this and this). I’ve been dressing it up with heels and a blouse for work, or keeping it casual with Stan Smiths and a tucked in white t-shirt.
I’m sure I’m not alone in admitting that there are certain cleaning chores that I will do anything to avoid. Cleaning the shower/ bath is one of them. Luckily my husband doesn’t seem to mind giving up five minutes each weekend to give it a good scrub. Amongst work and family commitments, some weeks the house just isn’t quite as clean and tidy as I’d like it to be. I recently discovered this simple infographic that helps break down house chores into daily, weekly, monthly and quaterly jobs. A good reminder to help you stay on track when it’s a busy week.