Thursday, 3 March 2016

February favourites

Happy March! The beginning of Autumn is one of my most favourite times of the year - the plane trees near where I live are their most beautiful when they start to turn brown, and it's a relief to have the weather cool down after months of heatwaves. Here are my favourites of the past month.

Dior's Crème Abricot
My nails have been in a sorry state since late last year - I wasn't letting my nails rest between using polish, and then I snapped my thumbnail against my desk, leaving it broken for months. This cream hydrates the nails and cuticles, and has nursed my nails back to health. Softly pink and smelling like apricots, it is a very luxurious product indeed. The only difficulty is that it is very sticky - if you're using it before bed, make sure it's the very last thing you do or else it will get on everything. I've taken to wearing little cotton gloves when I use it - the next morning your fingers are soft and nourished.

Holistic Silk's Lavender Eye Mask
I've already waxed lyrical for a whole post about this mask, but I just have to reiterate my love for it today. It's filled with fragrant lavender, blocks out all light and is impossibly glamourous. 

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
I finally got around to reading this book in February - my copy is a French secondhand one I picked up a few years ago, hence the book in the photo being entitled Le Liseur. A teenage boy falls in love with an older woman, and he reads aloud books to her each time they meet. Years later, she is accused of a terrible crime. The book explores their relationship through the decades, and life and morality in post-war Germany. It's the sort of book you finish and can't stop thinking about for week. It is a very moving read - I finished it in a public place, which I now regret, as I had to hold back some tears. There's a film based on the book with Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet that I want to watch - I hope it does the story justice.

Please share your favourites of the month below.
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