Hi, I'm back. I know it's been a long time. A month. But it was for a good reason: exams. I've been locked inside my room for a month studying so I could make it to my exams. They went OK. Now, we can all move on and carry on with our lives.
Finally, 2016 is over. I'm all in for 2017. I still remember writing my NEW YEAR, NEW EVERYTHING post...those were the days. I mean, by then I wasn't even aware of how bad 2016 was going to treat all of us. A lot of detrimental things have happened this past year but we must carry on, united.
I was feeling like posting another motivational blog entry this month. But. Trust me. I haven't been that motivated. Loads of revision, sleepless nights and anxiety episodes have happened. It's better if we all move on. By the time I'm posting this (and also by this post's title 😐 ) you'll know this is all about January favourites. I try to be organised every now and then (now is one of those times) and I've been jotting down bits and bobs I've enjoyed using during the past couple of months so I had something to talk about in here. There're a lot of things. Who knew staying up late for hours, in order not to fail my exams, would also help me discover new things.
Anyways, let's get started.
Letibalm chapstick This is a must have in my bag. Winter is taking a toll on me and somehow I can't get rid of my chapped lips. So, chapstick is it. This brand is one of my favourites along with Avène. A bit pricey but worth it.
New Look Nylon Zip Detail Backpack You may have seem this item in my BACK TO UNI HAUL post. I think this is one of the best purchases I made in 2016. It's a good quality bag and very suitable for library days. It fits from big water bottles to hundreds of papers, laptop, chargers and pens.
Pens Wow, what a surprise. These had to be contemplated somewhere in here. Pens have been like one of my main necessities these past months. I think you get it. Exams, notes, flashcards and loads of questions.
Ultimate Basics Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette I'm not going to get started again. This palette has been one of the greatest releases of 2016. All matt shadows that blend beautifully. If you want to know what else I think about it, read all about it in MY WINTER MAKEUP post.
Ray-ban Sunglasses I got new sunglasses for Christmas. And what a happy bean I am! I got the limited edition Clubround Ray - Ban sunglasses in Tortoise with brown classic glasses. They come with a bridge in the upper part. I am in love.
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara I've read this book twice. Firstly, I decided to take it with me to my Summer 2016 holidays. It is pretty long (720 pages, I think). Then I decided to read it again for one of my courses last semester. Wrote a long paper about it. I think it's probably one of the hardest books I've ever read (and I've read quite a few). I think I'll have to read it again. You always miss things and discover new ones. Hanya Yanagihara makes you suffer a little bit too much with this one.
Nikon D3300 DSLR I've got a new camera! And I'm very excited! I'm still trying to figure out how to make it work but I'm getting there. Now I'm done with my finals I can spend hours taking pictures (finally). Expect a review of it. Soon. I promise.
Conan Grey This is a youtube channel. A great youtube channel. Conan is a sweet boy. A funny sweet boy. I really like his style. He talks about a lot of things. Favourites, asks, life advice and he sings. Oh boy he sings. He's got a great voice. You're late if you haven't checked out this channel yet.
Catcreature Another youtube channel. I'm not sorry. This channel has been a salvation for me. Annabelle (I think that's her name, correct me if I'm wrong) is a very beautiful and sweet lady who's studying in RISD. She's very talented, does loads of amazing and creative work. She's currently uploading weekly vlogs and I just can't stop watching her videos. Go watch 'em.
Concealer Another must have. Along with the chapstick. I always look dead but this month has been unbelievable hectic for me and I haven't been sleeping quite well. Concealer has been one of my life supports. Thank you Rimmel London for always being there for me when in need.
Scarfs I haven't complained once about the weather in this post. It's time I do that. There you go: the weather has been crap guys. Too cold for me. It's fine in Tenerife, I can handle it. A few days ago one of my closest friends and I went for a little getaway trip right after our finals finished. We went to Madrid. It was freezing. I'm not joking. Scarfs were necessary this past month.
MarkE Miller Mark's youtube channel is my new favourite. I discovered him in December and I haven't missed an upload ever since (I've also watched all of his videos, because yolo). In this little notebook where I jot down all of my thoughts and my favourite things I have Mark's channel. Well, when I included his channel I precisely wrote: "His videos remind me of my annual family holiday. Watching them makes me kinda want to go on one of those soon" (only six months to go 💪🏻 ). Anyways, I love Mark's videos. Not just because he's funny but also because he's very interested in photography and videography. Well, he's a filmmaker. He shares all his knowledge as well as all the amazing footage he uploads on his channel and I just have a blast watching him have fun. He's also very inspirational. He's got some chatty videos which are very inspiring, inspiring as fuck (soz). MarkE Miller is a must have in your YouTube subscription box.
MADRID I feel very lucky writing this post. A few days ago I arrived from Madrid. I spend four days with some friends of mine. Great persons, great travel companions. It was probably one of the best trips of my life. We had a lot of fun. We laugh a lot. Life is good. Expect some footage about Madrid. It's all coming.
The Un - Idle Collective I love badass women and a group full of beautiful badass women has create something great. Their aim is to create a community of un - idle people. That's what we need right now. There's so much shit happening all around the world, we need to work together to get rid of bad people (I think you know who I'm mainly talking about. This post is not about politics, there will be one). They support every movement against bad politics and human rights violation. You can follow their work on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Muji While I was in Madrid I had time to go around Muji and pick some of my favourites. A.K.A pens. I love Muji pens. If you're into journaling I suggest you purchase some of them, you're going to love them.
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