If January felt like the longest month then February definitely felt like the shortest month, which is not surprising seeing as it is the shortest month of the year. It has flown by; probably because I have been so busy writing my dissertation and being on placement. Since I have been so busy, this favourites list is shorter than my January one but there were still a few things that I have loved this month that I wanted to share.
Motherlove by Bea Miller
Bored by Bea Miller
Single on Valentine’s Day by Cimorelli
Want You Back – 5 Seconds of Summer
My Kind of Party – Megan Nicole
Films & TV
When We First Met
After spending a night with the girl of his dreams only to become just friends, a man gets the opportunity to travel through time and alter that night over and over again until he gets everything perfect.
This movie was definitely a cheesy rom-com but I could not help but love it. It was predictable for sure but it had a feel-good element about it that made my whole family fall in love with it, and with Adam DeVine.
Jem & the Holograms
Teenager Jerrica is an extremely shy but talented singer-songwriter whose dreams of stardom come true when she forms the group Jem and the Holograms. Other members include her younger sister Kimber on keyboards, drummer Shana and bassist Aja. With help from Rio, the son of the CEO of Starlight Music, the four young band members find their voice while taking the world by storm.
I was first drawn to this movie because it starred two of my favourite actresses – Stefanie Scott and Hayley Kiyoko but honestly I fell in love with the movie. It is about a teenage girl who is thrown into the public eye overnight and has to figure out who she is and what is important to her. It is a story about growing up and finding who you are, thrown alongside some incredible songs. If you are in the market for some new music to listen to in March, definitely check out the album on Spotify.
Please Listen – HelloKaty
An artistic summary of what Katy learnt whilst travelling in Asia.
Finding Your Voice – Lucie Fink (TedTalks)
Lucie is a content creative director at Refinery29, best known for her “Try Living with Lucie” series where she takes on social experiments for 5 days a time and “Lucie for Hire” where she tries doing another person’s job for the day. But ultimately her career started with stop motion video production, which is the topic of today’s talk.
L’Oreal Paris Colorista Silver Shampoo 200ml – £6.99 (Superdrug)
The shampoo claims to neutralise yellow hues and banish brassy tones to keep your blonde looking platinum, grey, silver or ashy. Last summer I decided to bleach my hair blonder but recently I have found myself getting bored of the colour. Therefore I decided to try this shampoo as it was fairly inexpensive compared to dyeing my hair at a salon and I have to have natural coloured hair for placement. It has only been recently that I have noticed a difference, almost 2 weeks after starting to use the shampoo, but honestly I am in love with the ashier colour it has given my hair.
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Post-card perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes – and three girls secretly plotting revenge. Kat is sick and tired of being bullied by her former best friend. Lillia has always looked out for her little sister, so when she discovers that one of her guy friends has been secretly hooking up with her; she’s going to put a stop to it. Mary is perpetually haunted by a traumatic event from years past, and the boy who’s responsible has yet to get what’s coming to him. None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together… anything is possible.
Recently I have been trying to read more books as I have a habit of rereading the same books over and over again and this series was one that was recommended to me by Amazon. I cannot thank Amazon enough because I am addicted! I finished the entire series in the space of a week, only prolonged by the fact I work 6 days a week. The characters felt realistic and I loved the way the narrative switched between the three different girls so you could follow the story from each of the girls’ perspectives. There are three books in the series and it wraps up perfectly which I love because I did not feel that they dragged the storyline on any more than they had to and it meant I was not left on tenterhooks waiting for the next book to be released. Definitely would recommend.
What have you been loving this month?