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Oh hello February! January felt so long and I am so happy it's February. Mainly because it's my birthday later this week. January was a long month and we definitely had a couple of days where it was super gloomy and rainy, which definitely is the thing I hate about winter. But winter will always have those days and the winter depression has definitely been real in January. That's why I had to lift my spirits a bit in different things. There definitely are a couple of things I have loved as well as used lots in January that I can't wait to share with you.

H&M Striped top

One of the first things I bought in the beginning of the year is a new striped tee. I always tell people that a striped tee is my statement item, the one item I always gravitate back to. However, I found myself not wearing a striped tee that much anymore and it wasn't because I didn't love them anymore. It's because I probably didn't have a collection that I liked to use. So that's why I haven't worn them in a while. Anyway, I decided to get myself a new striped tee and I have fallen back in love with wearing a striped top. This striped tee from H&M is my current favourite as it has a little Mickey Mouse detail on the top. It is actually a top from the men's section, and I actually think the more structured striped tops are the kind of style I like to wear.

Chilly water bottle

The next thing I have been loving in January is my Chilly water bottle. I had been feeling a bit under the weather in the beginning of January. My parents basically told me off for not drinking enough water in winter and I basically had to tell them they are right. My water intake has been so bad these past few months. That's why I wanted to focus on drinking a bit more water and got my Chilly water bottle out again. It's funny how just the looks of a bottle of water can motivate me to actually drink more water. I love this bottle as it always keeps your water super cold throughout the whole day, which definitely makes it more pleasing to drink water.

Clinique 72 hour Moisture Surge moisturiser

A couple of weeks ago I had a little bit of a breakout again. This was why I started using the Clinique 72 hour Moisture Surge moisturiser. I had a couple of dry patches on my face and my nose was feeling especially dry. Those dry patches as well as my little breakout led to me doing a bit more of my research and I actually discovered that my skin is dehydrated. I read all about dehydrated skin on Caroline Hiron's blog, one of my favourite places to read about and notice new things about my skin. Dehydrated is a skin condition which is not something I can stop from happening by drinking more water. I remembered receiving a sample of this moisturiser a couple of months ago and I had not really used it before. I decided to give this a go as it is specifically designed to improve dehydrated skin. I have used it ever since and I am obsessed with this moisturiser, so much so that I even got my parents to try and love it.

Kiehl's Glow Formula Skin Hydrator*

Winter comes with a bit of a dull skin, at least I don't know how to look super glowy and healthy like I have just come back from a holiday when in reality my skin has not seen any sun in at least five months. So it's all about faking it until I make it and can actually afford to be on holiday twice a year instead of once - it's all about that future dream, right. In the mean time I will just have to fix this with skincare and some makeup products. I already talked lots about the Kiehl's Glow Formula Skin Hydrator in my 'Four products for glowy skin' post. This product has been gifted to me by the girls over at Kiehl's last year and I still love to use it so much. It gives you a gorgeous, healthy looking glow. The only thing I am not really a fan of, is the lid of this product, I feel like it's not properly securing the product which means I probably will have to repurchase this product myself soon as it might be dried out soon.

ASOS Farleigh jeans

Finally I have been loving my ASOS Farleigh jeans. These jeans have been on my body lots in January and I just loved wearing them. At first I found it difficult to find a pair of mom jeans that I actually love to wear, but then I discovered these. I had a bit of a nightmare with sizing and everything with these jeans, but I feel like I finally found the size that fits me best and I am now a person who wears blue jeans a lot. This is not something I had envisioned for myself, as I would only wear black jeans. I still love wearing black jeans and have actually ordered myself a right fitting pair of black mom jeans - but blue jeans have become such a favourite of mine too!