Let me start by saying that February is very much not my favourite month and I am happy it’s over. Because now that it’s March, spring is just around the corner, it will hopefully get warmer and after my deadlines have passed in two weeks, it’s holiday time! Also, the morning of 1st March is always exciting if you are Bulgarian… it’s Baba Marta day which would translate as “Nan March” who is this old lady who chases away the winter and brings new beginnings. On this day we exchange martenici – they are made from white and read thread and are worn for health and happiness, and also as a reminder that spring is coming. I prefer them in bracelet form and usually refuse to take them off until the end of April… So since I’ve been in England, my parents would send me letters with some martenichki for me and my friends, which I would not open until the morning of 1st March. 4 yeas later, I still get super excited about them letters.
Aaaanywats, let’s go back to February. Of course is not all bad. This year, apart from the terrible weather, it has actually been a pretty good month.
Here are my highlights, starting with um what should I call them, events? Things that I did? Whatever, there you go:
Starting with beautiful Afternoon Tea at Fortnum&Mason. I got this as a present for my birthday from my boyfriend and the beginning of Feb was literally the first day we could both take off work and go and have the best Friday afternoon. And as it was mu birthday present, I was allowed to be (a little) champagne day drunk. And eat lots and lots of cake. Best way to start the month! Afterwords, we spent a lovely weekend in the countryside, with a lot of wine, prosecco and yummy treats!
Valentine’s Day. All time favourite, no matter if it’s spent with your best friend, or boyfriend – it’s to celebrate love and happiness. Last year I spent it with my lovely friend Melinda, watching rom coms in bed, and this year I made pizza with my boyfriend. Both perfectly spent evenings. End of story.
London Fashion Week was great this season. It almost made me look forward to next winter… almost. But what I loved most of it were my amazing braids. More on it here.
Now, moving on to… things?
Book. The Little Book of Chanel has been on my nightstand for ages. I wrote a little article for Cent Magazine on it, and have been wanting to take it home for ages. Last month I finally did, and it is as interesting as pretty. It tells the story of the House of Chanel and features beautiful imagery.
Skincare. As I’ve mentioned, I don’t wear much makeup, but I love skincare products.This month my two favourites are two, starting with the Liz Earle Cleanse&Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser. First of all, it comes in a pump bottle, which makes it easy to use. Second, it smells super nice. I like to use it in the evenings, regardless of whether I have makeup on, as living in London sure does make my skin desperate for a clean. Applying it to my face and then removing with the warm wet cloth leaves my face refreshed and soft.
Next is the Caudalie Divine Oil. And divine it is! It can be used on your body, face and hair, and trust me, the results are magical. I like to use it after shower, while my skin is still a little damp, because then it locks the moisture in, and my dry skin looks and feels a lot better. I silently tell myself off when I forget to apply it. It is also a part of my facial skincare routine a few times a month. After I’ve cleansed my face, I spray a little bit of the oil on my face, pat it a little and let it dry before I go to bed. And lastly, I also use it for my hair. It has been suffering from all the hair dye and flat iron action in the last few years, and it’s also quite fine. I do have a lot of it, but the poor thing is very damaged. Or was, as recently I have been taking better care of it. So after I wash my hair, I apply all my products, and finish with the Caudalie Divine oil, just at the ends. It makes it look more alive and shiny, without making it oily, due to its light texture.
Wow, that’s a long post. Well, that’s all from me and my February Picks. What did you love?