Time for my monthly love and lust list! February has flown, and I’ll post my monthly highlights soon, so be sure to subscribe if you’re interested in reading about what a typical month looks like in Dubai.
FYI there are NO sickening Valentine’s gifts in this post. But I hope you were all spoiled, whether by a partner, your best mate or your mum. I’ve actually never spent Valentine’s Day with my boyfriend, because my uni girlfriends organised a Galentines reunion on the 14th of February for the past two years, and this year I umm… moved 5000 miles away from him.
Can’t really complain about not getting a Michael Kors/Pandora/Lush gift set/whatever boyfriends bought their girlfriends this year, really.
Here’s a few of the things I loved in February.
Clinique Pep Start Eye Cream
When I first started using this I wasn’t hugely impressed (as I mentioned in my post about my most loved beauty products), and I figured I’d go straight back to my trusty Clinique All About Eyes when I finished the tube, but now that the tube is finished I’m sold. I really feel like applying this daily in the morning and evening has at least made the skin around my eyes feel fresher. And I just entered the wrong side of 25, so I’ll take what I can get. I’m now on the last scraps of a cut-open tube like some kind of wartime hero, and I’ll be repurchasing next time I hit Duty Free.
NYX Lid Tint in shade 01
I’m crap at eye make-up but I love that gold/bronze shimmery look so I picked this up in Dubai Mall one evening when I was feeling optimistic about my abilities. It’s SO easy to use and gives the perfect, low-maintenance look. I just apply a bit of chocolate brown eyeshadow to my crease then pat a bit of this onto the centre of my lid and blend. Voila.
Thai Taste’s Curry Kits
I’ve been craving Thai food recently and missed my fave Thai restaurant in Sunderland. I don’t tend to cook Thai cuisine at home because it always seems like you need about 1000 ingredients per dish, so I was very pleased to be sent some Thai Taste kits to test. It’s vegan friendly, but we added prawns and chicken and it was de-lish. It took me right back to the Thai cooking class Tom and I did a few years ago in Chiang Mai!
New Quay Australia sunnies
You know when you go shopping and you’re totally in the mood to buy yourself a new outfit and you actually have the money, and then you get to the shops and everything just looks gross on you? I had one of those days recently. Fortunately, eyes don’t have fat days (neither do feet or hands), so you can always spend those pennies that are burning a whole in your pocket on accessories. I treated myself to these Quay Australia sunglasses, deciding that I was 25 and I’d spent too long buying chic but boring shades of black and grey when what I really wanted was something out there.
My new brunch dress
Ok, if I told you I was wearing a lilac dress to brunch, you’d probably vom and uninvite me. But I loved this dress! Can someone get married or invite me to an event that requires demure, sophisticated clothing so I have the excuse to wear this again? I’ve linked it, plus a few similar ones that I’m now lusting after, below.