These a few of my favourite things.
February is the official month of love, and I’m feeling inspired. After celebrating Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day, and then finally, finally watching the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before sequel, P.S I Still Love You, I thought it would be fun to round up a few of things I’m loving right now.
My obsession with earrings knows no bounds, and I’ve all but fallen in love with Jenny Bird‘s minimalist and modern jewelry. I picked up a few of pieces at a sample sale last fall and they’re honestly my favourite accessories to wear.
For the last couple of years Jenny has released a collection of Valentine’s Day jewelry and I’ve been coveting a few pieces. I got a pair of love hoops last year, and I love them. They’re like an elevated version of the simple gold hoops I wear every day. This year’s collection is just as good, and there are couple pieces I’m dying to add to my collection.
I have really high expectations when it comes to body scrubs. I’ve been using the same brand, Cake Beauty, for years, and there have only been a couple other scrubs I’ve tried and liked. This one by Herbivore Botanicals is actually a body polish and it caught my eye because of the main ingredients: coconut oil, rose oil, and sugar. Also, I’m a sucker for packaging, and this jar is gorgeous.
It smells incredible, and my skin feels super smooth after just one use. I will say that it’s a lighter and less abrasive exfoliant (hence the name body polish). The granules are very small, like actual sugar, making it easy for the scrub to absorb into the skin as you rub. I would say it’s something I could use almost every day because it so gentle on my skin. I really don’t need a lot to get the job done, and it isn’t messy like coffee-based body scrubs. There isn’t any leftover product in my bathtub that I have to clean up. Love it!
I’ve been coveting these candles for a while now, and I finally decided to treat myself to one. Buying candles online is so nerve wracking. You never know what it’s going to smell like until you actually get it. It took me forever to decided on one, but I picked the Cinderose scent because I was drawn to combination floral and woodsy notes like rose, tuberose, oakmoss, and smoke. I was right. It smells like a campfire but isn’t too overwhelming. I could definitely smell the woodsy scents, but I think the floral notes definitely soften it. It’s supposed to last for fifty hours, so I shouldn’t need a new one for a while!
I rarely wear rings for a couple of reasons. One, I have a big fingers and have a hard time finding jewelry that I like and that fit me. Two, I usually buy a bunch of costume jewelry that either gets lost or tarnished after a couple of months. And, after promising myself that I would start investing in higher quality jewelry (hello, Jenny Bird), I stopped buying rings. Until now.
I discovered these silicone rings about a month ago and my life has been changed forever. Not only are they super comfortable, but I never have to take them off. They’re waterproof, flexible, and won’t tarnish or leave that annoying green ring around my finger from wearing them all day. Plus, they come in a variety of colours, sizes, and styles that give me the freedom to customize different looks every day. I’m obsessed with the braided rings but also love the simple metallic ones, too.
I’m late to the party, but I finally tried Gucci’s Bloom perfume and it’s everything. I gotten so used to buying perfumes from my favourite brands, namely Nina Ricci, Dior, and Marc Jacobs, but this Gucci fragrance has inspired me to step out of my comfort zone a little. I think it’s a little more mature than the scents I usually wear, but is still a floral fragrance, which I tend to gravitate to.