February favourites

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:: Vogue subscription ::

For my birthday Alex bought me a subscription to Vogue. And, on Feb 1st my first one arrived. I've loved Vogue for years- the articles, the pictures, the clothes I wish I could afford. It's like getting a new coffee table book this month, you can dip in out of it whenever you have a spare 10 minutes. 

:: Moving house ::

We're in!! And it's slowly coming together. Slowly! The internet is still to be installed so we've been using 3G and trying to use a Dongle. The TV has no aerial so no TV at all! All I want to do is sit and chill and watch Real Housewives of NY but alas no! Besides the teething problems (of which there seem to be more than we were prepared for) it's been nice moving into our space again.

:: Colouring books ::

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I'm late on the bandwagon with this one and, to be honest, I didn't know if it was for me. My friend gave me two books and a set of pens for my birthday and it has actually been so relaxing to sit down and colour. No phones, TV, just switching off for an hour or so; I salute you colouring books-you're as good now as when I was 5! 

:: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo ::

I actually had this a fair few months now but I think it takes a while for your skin to adapt to something new. I couldn't be happier with this; it's light on my skin and really does help combat the redness. It doesn't make skin blemish free- I'm yet to find that magic liquid- but it does reduce the redness, and for me that's the main thing if I have to fight against blemishes at all! It's not the cheapest but it certainly isn't the most expensive either. I got mine at Boots and I'm still using my original one 2-3 months on. I use it in the mornings only and it's great as it acts as a great base before my make up goes on for the day.

:: Alex's birthday surprise ::

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I finally got to tell Alex about his birthday present- a day trip to Paris in March! I'm so excited!!! We're up in London on the 29th to see James Bay and then the next day we are whistling off at the crack of dawn for a day in Paris. We're thinking Eiffel Tower and river cruise- see as much as we can. Suggestions and where to go and what to eat always appreciated.

Eat:: The Cosy Club, Exeter

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