Things that have made me smile in January 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

For a while, I’ve been thinking about reintroducing favourites posts, however I can never decide what I’ve liked in a month. I’m often a little bit miserable as well. Taking inspiration from a few other bloggers, who do favourites, weekly goal updates, things that have made them happy I’ve decided to start talking about things that have made me smile.

The first thing that has made me smile is a little indulgent. Bomb Cosmetics Bath Bombs. I’ve gathered all the ones I have and I have amassed quite a stash. This made me smile as now I know I have quite a few. (thank you, secret Santa, and January sales) I have been using them. Hot baths also make me smile but we’ll count that as one thing.

Bomb Cosmetics Bath mallows and bath blasters

New Socks. Sometimes it’s the small things in life that bring great joy. I’ve been buying new socks as I’ve realised how bad some of my existing pairs are. Time for a clear out.

New primark socks

One thing I really don’t like is pictures of myself. I don’t like phone selfies. I rarely like pictures other people take but something my blogging friend Leah has mentioned is that Selfies are not selfish. As January 1st rolled round there was a huge number of people posting comparison pictures on Instagram and I trawled back through my IG account to find a January selfie and I couldn’t find one. I found a couple of bad mirror selfies from April. I looked through friend’s accounts as I’d been away in January and I could only find a group picture and I wanted to cry at the picture. Luckily FB Memories came to the rescue on January 2nd and threw up selfie number one 2016. Since then I have been trying to take selfies. I’m not good at them on my phone and I’m hoping my new phone (Still to be ordered) will have a decent front facing camera. I have been “cheating” and using my proper camera to take a selfie on a Sunday morning. I like the pictures so far and I’m aiming to post a few of these on my Instagram account. So far, I have been posting them on my second IG account. I am also trying to smile in them so technically they have made me smile in two ways.

Selfies

Getting a Wedding invite. I’ve been invited to a colleagues wedding reception in May and getting the invite has put a huge smile on my face. The invite is beautiful and I wasn’t expecting the invite. I know she has a lot of friends and family to invite. I’ve booked a room at the venue and ask my friend Nat to save the date as we are always each other’s Plus 1 at weddings and christenings.

A slightly random smile raising moment was finding out that the next Chinese year is the Rooster. I was born in the year of the Rooster and I feel like it’s a sign 2017 will be great. I don’t usually believe in signs but I must have some faith in good luck omens and I always say good morning to magpies.

I’d love to know what has made you smile so far, this month 

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  1. I've tried that brand of bath bombs too, various shops sell them and they are really good x

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    1. I love them, I've been buying them for quite a while without realising they were a brand that was widely sold from a vintage style boutique in North Yorks. I'm so glad they are widely available x

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  2. I've yet to try those Bomb ones, but then I'm a shower person rather than a bath person so it's probably just as well. :D Yay for more selfies, let's see those gorgeous eyes of yours more often! xx

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    1. Thank you lovely. It's worth trying one for when you do fancy a bath. I'm trying to do more selfies. Need more practice!

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  3. Good list! Must admit I was thankful for new socks. My black socks had actually turned almost grey they were so old! All my pictures are with other people. Like the idea you take your friend for plus 1, thinking of asking my friend to do the same for one next year. I'd have to pick really small things to include from a month like my dog greeting me in the morning when i wake up, getting a new mascara from high end or watching gilmore girls lol x

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    1. You've got some lovely smiles of your own there. People do underestimate the power of new socks

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  4. Reading this post made me smile Steph ��. I agree with you about socks,I'm jealous of the bath bomb collection and I love the selfie xx

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    1. Thats lovely to hear. I must admit this is the most bath bombs I've ever owned at one time. I've been buying bits over the summer when I never have baths then bought loads half price in the sale. My stocks are depleting rapidly!

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  5. Lovely post. I agree, it's the little things that can make such a big difference - I love getting new pjs, it feels like Christmas to me when I get them.

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    1. New PJs always make me happy. We have an xmas eve tradition of new PJs but i rarely need an excuse to buy new ones x

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  6. Lovely post, I always love reading things like this. I've had a wedding invitation too this week which made me smile. I also like getting new socks and being able to throw away the ones that should have been binned a long time ago!

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    1. I'm so happy that i'm not the only sock lover!! Enjoy the wedding you're going to. I do love a good wedding.

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  7. There's nothing like new socks and a good stash of bath bombs during January (or in general!). I need to try out these bath bombs, I'm always reaching for Lush ones!

    Emmie
    www.carpediememmie.co.uk

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    1. They are smiles for all seasons!! I do love lush ones as well (might have a stash of them as well)

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  8. Wow, that's quite some bath bomb collection! These look great and I really need to try one.

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    1. They are lovely and really good value IMO. If you try them let me know how you get on x

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  9. Your bath bomb collection is amazing, I can't remember the last time I used one! You should take more selfies as I love to see your face xx

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    1. Thank you, Crack out those bath bombs. I must admit I only really do baths in the winter so i've been collecting and sales bargain! but it is a bit excessive now i've stopped to have a look!!

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  10. I love getting fresh new socks too! - Not to mention getting a wedding invite, it gives you something to look forward to in the year. Buy yourself a new frock! :)

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    1. Haha I never need an excuse to buy new frocks!! I've been eye up new shoes as well!

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  11. Your selfie looks fab and I'm jealous of your bath bomb collection! I'm so excited for the year because my daughter turns one!
    Danniella
    www.daneyellasays.com

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    1. Thank you, and happy birthday to your little one for when it comes round. It will be an exciting year for you x

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  12. Wow, your bat bomb collections is fantastic! they all look so edible (that made me smile). I think its lovely to remember that it doesn't always have to be the big things that make you smile, but the little things too (like new socks) can actually put a smile on your face. x

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    1. Very true. The collection is a little bit silly but I do use them so it's not like they will be wasted! I do love a good pair of socks as well

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  13. Wow¬ How many bath bombs do you have? I've got 3 although it'll take me all year to use them probably :D
    I love the photo of you, you look very glamorous and contented :) x

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    1. Get a bath run missus! I do love a good bath. xx

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  14. A lovely post - your bath bombs look amazing! You look lovely in that pic :) Kaz x

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  15. I love the look of those bath bombs, I usually just use the ones from Lush but keen to give these a try. Baths definitely make me smile too :) x

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  16. I am crazy on bath bombs has to be Lush ones for me .x

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  17. Bomb cosmetics always smell so good but I've never actually tried them although I keep meaning to!

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  18. That photo of you is so wonderful, your hair, freckles and the light, so pretty! I think selfies are an important part of self love <3

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  19. I think there is something so wonderful about wearing new socks, I feel so great when I buy new socks even though it is such a simple thing. That's quite the stash of bath bombs you have there, I use them just as fast as I can get them x

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  20. What an amazing bath bomb stash. I've been enjoying baths more lately so my stash is running low. Will have to check out bomb cosmetics :) Lovely post :)

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  21. I got some Bomb Cosmetics bath bits for Christmas and really like them so far. Need to stock up my stash though, I'm running low!

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  22. Loving this post :) i adore bath bombs as well. My kids make me smile on a daily basis, the silly little things that they do make me giggle, definitely the best therapy out there, apart from family my massive sale shopping deliveries haha xx

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  23. I have to say I've so many baths this year already - I just love soaking in them with a bath bomb. Especially when the weather has been like it is! x

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  24. Aw congrats on the wedding invite. Things that me smile- dinners out, cute pictures of cats and friends.

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  25. oh socks I just love socks I think I have a fab collection they are mainly bright coloured ones and very fluffy

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  26. I am a big fan of Bomb Cosmetics, so many amazing bath bombs and so pretty in design x

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  27. I'm a bit like you when it comes to pictures but this I'm making an effort to take more pictures of myself and to love myself x

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  28. Thanks to Christmas I have a drawer full of new socks, I love putting a new pair on everyday x

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  29. Im loving that stash of bath bombs! Not a sock wearer but cant not buy pretty ones, no logic whatsoever but cant pass them in shops! lol

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  30. I love a relaxing bath with a bath bomb, then getting into cosy socks after a hot bath! :)

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  31. It's always important to remember the little things that make us happy. Great post!

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  32. Love this list - so important to remember each small thing one needs to be grateful for. Love the bit about socks - it reminded me to refresh my sock drawer too ;-)

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  33. Such a great list, you've definitely got a great bath bomb collection. I've smiled in January as it was my birthday last weekend and seeing the love and generosity of my friends and family was beautiful x

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  34. I'm adding your post to my list of things that made me smile. I enjoyed reading it and found myself identifying with a lot of it, from loving new socks to not having any decent selfies!

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  35. 2017 hasn't been too bad so far. I'm totally with you on the new socks front, thought it was just me who got excited over socks.

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  36. I've become totally obsessed with "Lush" bath products - it's all about the bath bombs for me!

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  37. I can't stop buying socks. I have a draw overflowing with them, but still i buy more haha

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  38. You've amassed quite a collection of bath bombs, which I had a tub in my home so I can buy bath bombs. Just waking up everyday has made me smile in January

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  39. I love a good selfie, this picture of you here is lush - the lighting is beautiful and really rings out the colour of your eyes! x

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  40. Glad you've had a lot to smile about, so strange but I love new socks too! xo

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  41. I got some lovely bath bombs for Christmas and you have reminded me I haven't used them. Need to have some me time!

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  42. What a great post! I love your collection of bath bombs, you can't beat a nice hot bath. Have to say, I really love that photo of you. You look so very pretty yet relaxed in it! Beautiful xx

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  43. For some reason buying new socks is always so satisfying!!! I love it!!

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  44. We love buying socks too! Especially bedtime ones that are super fluffy! Nothing beats having a bath with a bath bomb to cheer you up!

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  45. OMG now that is a lot of bath bombs. It's an impressive collection. I heard there were some great offers on these in the sales hope you got some bargains x

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  46. I love this post. My kids make me smile everyday.

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  47. I'm desperate to be invited to a wedding! I'm a bit young for my friends to start getting married but I can't wait for that time to come around :) It is such a privilege to be invited, I hope you have a great time!

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  48. This is a wonderful series! New socks make me smile too, just because of the fact that I know that once I open them the pair won't see each other never again :D I always lost them :D

    ♥ Jasmin N | Little Things With Jassy

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  49. I love new socks too!
    I got my first wedding invite last year and it was such a fun day :)

    Dani x

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  50. 'Selfies are not selfish' that should be a mantra for all bloggers. You are honestly gorgeous. I totally understand not liking yourself on camera. I've had a break from outfit posts because of the same thing! I'm so glad you found the throwback photo though, maybe you could try a selfie 365 challenge to see if that would help?

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  51. I love bath bombs and I also love new socks but I hate how they don't stay in pairs very long.

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