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I know we’ve all been saying it, but how on earth is today the last day of 2021!? This year has absolutely flown by, and I can’t believe I’m here writing my last favourites post of the year.
I will admit, I haven’t discovered a whole lot of new things this month. The month of December seems to have just disappeared before my eyes, and whilst working and having an incredibly busy run up to Christmas with my small business, I just haven’t had the time to try out new things.
One product I’ve been loving is the Collection Lasting Perfection foundation. I used to use this back in the day but it seems to have been relaunched and it’s so much better. It has great coverage and gives a lovely glowy effect, and doesn’t go cakey. It lasts really well throughout the day and only goes the tiniest bit oily on me at the end of the day – which is expected considering it goes on at 6am!
Another favourite this month is the Liz Earle Pro-Biotic balancing range. This is a really lovely skincare set which I spoke more about this in this post so I won’t go into too much detail now. In particular the cleanser is my favourite as it is a really lovely formula and makes my skin feel so clean and smooth afterwards.
This is the month I finally got round to watching Squid Game. Honestly it was so worth the hype and I’d 100% recommend it if you haven’t already seen it. I loved the storyline and it really had me hooked – I had to binge watch as I couldn’t wait to watch what happens next.
Bloggers to follow this month
Life of Morag
I featured this blog in my December bloggers post, so make sure you check that out. Morag’s blog features a range of topics, mostly centred around Mental and Physical health, travel and politics. One thing I love about her blog is that she talks about a lot of current and relevant topics, such as lockdown, POC and anxiety. She has some brilliant blog posts that you should definitely have a read of:
Female Solo Travel Tips – This post features some fantastic tips on travelling by yourself as a woman. We often feel like we get looked at or everyone wonders why we are on our own, but Morag highlights the fact that the majority of the time this isn’t the case. I get nervous taking solo trips or even days out by myself, so I will be keeping these tips in mind to help me make that step.
How to support your friend with a disability – This post is from the point of view of a person with a disability, and features some great advice. It helps us get a little more understanding of what it’s really like to be disabled, and things we probably don’t necessarily think of when you’re able bodied. Whilst Morag doesn’t say to stop giving advice, she highlights the fact that most things you’ll say they will have already heard and done their research on. Trust me – they know about their disability a lot more than we do.
Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a lovely festive season and have a wonderful New Year! Have you set any resolutions or anything you’d like to achieve in 2022?
Until next time
Happy New Year Ellie! I love that you’ve shared your favourites. I haven’t see Squid Games yet but others have recommended it so I’ll have to give it a go!
I really enjoyed Squid Games and I’m looking forward to a new series whenever it comes out. Also lovely to read about some great bloggers to check out too!