I’m bringing it back. I won’t make any promises that it’ll be an every week thing as it was there for a while, but when the mood is right, and there are things I need to share with you (that I can hold off on until the end of the week!) you will find me posting a Favourites on Fridays. Yay (I hope you say).
This is the first week back full into the swing of things – although I’ll be on holiday again for part of next week so we’re still what you might call ‘easing into it’ round here.
Though the sun has not been gloriously shining with any kind of consistency, I’ve managed to keep the kids mostly outdoors this week and the bifolds flung wide. Getting laundry done has had its challenges, but I won’t bore you with that.
Without further ado, here are my four absolute favourites for the week ending 16 January (how are we here so soon!?)
I’ve been lucky enough this week to sample a brand new to NZ product of epic proportions. This tiny glass bottle contains a chocolate magic all the way from Barcelona. It probably won’t be familiar to you just yet, but keep your eyes peeled because Cacaolat will be big in NZ real soon. In production since 1933, Cacaolat is a premium chocolate milk drink with a unique and inimitable taste that has made it a true leader in its category in Europe. I’ll let you know real soon where you can get a hold of this stuff. I’m not sharing my limited supply – sorry! But in the meantime you can like this page for details.
Continuously on the hunt for a semi-dressy black jacket to go with “everything”, my search ended yesterday in Max Fashions. This Drape Pocket Jacket is a soft styled jacket that falls loosely in the front, sits squarely on my shoulders but still provides enough structure to fill a variety of needs. I love that it can be dressed down over a tee shirt, ripped jeans and chucks or worn with a dress on date night. Until now I haven’t had a jacket that just goes with whatever I need it to and for a great price, I think I’ve finally found it! Possibly my favourite feature of it is the full-length sleeves that can be cuffed and fastened at the elbows to create a three-quarter approach. This jacket also comes in a gorgeous Khaki colour, but Miss 6 insisted this was the one for me.
Although Summer hasn’t really made much of an impact here in NZ yet (she says holding out hope), the humidity we’ve been experiencing during this weird season has me melting. I’m not necessarily a foundation every day kind of a girl, but I do like to put on some form of make up daily and I’m loving what the addition of this Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water brings to my morning beauty routine. It really is a multi-purpose product – I spritz it on to prime my skin after moisturising and before make up application (whether I’m using a BB cream, tinted moisturiser, foundation or mineral powder). And I use it throughout the day to restore moisture to my skin since it contains revitalising electrolytes – like a big drink for thirsty skin. This formula is essentially a primer in liquid form, free of silicone, alcohol and oil but with ingredients designed provide skin with the all day drink it needs in weather like this. One spritz is all you need of this super fine mist so this bottle is lasting me well.
You guys know how much I love James Corden and how much I love Adele. I was so excited to hear that there was a new Carpool Karaoke online and I gotta tell you, it’s my favourite one yet. Adele is looking incredible (seriously, that eye makeup! – although I love that’s not perfect half way through. Check out the clip to see what I mean) and James’ harmonies are off the hook. Dude can saaaaaaang! Check it out here.
Hope you have a great weekend and get some beach time in somewhere along the way. I’m off to get my hair did tomorrow – can’t wait to get rid of those greys and get a trim!
See you back here next week – so much good stuff coming up so stay tuned. Happy Friday xxx