Most loved #1.



Since it’s rare there’s ever really the right opportunity to showcase ‘stuff’ on this blog (lipsticks and music and whatnot), I decided it might be fun to start rounding off each month with a little selection of my favourite odds and ends from the previous few weeks. Beauty bloggers and YouTubers have been doing it for years, you see, and there’s always something so fascinating about finding out what little things have making someone tick, don’t you think?

So without further ado, here are my favourite, most-loved ‘things’ from the month of January….

H O M E ::


Anthropologie grey + bright striped blanket – {sold out}.

If there’s one rule I live by, it’s that a home can never have too many blankets and throws furnishing it. I’ve added so many to our bed over the past year or so that Jason’s begun to question the logic, especially since we never sleep with them actually *on* the bed, even in the depths of winter! I kind of see his point…

But! This throw was a gift to us both from my Mum for Christmas, and is just about the warmest blanket I’ve ever come across. During the Christmas break, I spent many an hour curled up underneath it with a book in one hand and a cup of tea in the other. It was blissful beyond belief, and the quickest path to happiness I can imagine during the long winter days.

M U S I C ::


‘Fleet Foxes’ + Pure AirPlay speaker system.

‘Mykonos’ by Fleet Foxes came up on Spotify radio the other evening whilst I was pottering around in the kitchen, and immediately transported me back to 2008. I listened to that song, as well as ‘Winter White Hymnal’ from the same album, over and over again whilst journeying to and fro from college during the first few months I could drive. I didn’t even have the whole album- I just had those two songs jumbled in on a mix CD I’d burnt myself! (Do you reckon children of the noughties will ever do this, fellow children of the nineties/eighties/etc.? I wonder if they’ll ever know the frustrations of trying to write the whole tracklist on the CD cover sleeve, and then making a mistake with the order right at the end!)

I’ve been listening to the album (the whole thing this time, thank you Spotify!) lots this month, and it’s been so fun reconnecting with the music of my teenage years. Also, I must talk about that little sound system! That was a gift from Jason, a total surprise gift! I’d mentioned in passing months and months ago how I really wanted a decent sound system for the house, and then totally forgot about I’d said anything until I unwrapped this one Christmas morning! It’s such a clever little thing- it connects with your phone via AirPlay, and can be switched on and controlled remotely from anywhere in the house. Which is great, since it means I don’t have to go running downstairs in just a towel after I’ve decided, halfway through getting ready in the morning, that a little Beyonce is in order to kick start the day!

B E A U T Y ::


L’oreal Paris Colour Riche Julianne’s Nude – £6.99.

Earlier in the month, I decided to give my makeup wardrobe a little freshen up in the form of lipsticks. I’d got into a bit of a rut, and was wearing the same couple of shades over and over (and over and over and over…!) These two new ones from L’oreal have been such good purchases, I’ve hardly worn anything else on my lips throughout the rest of January. The nude is just beautifully peachy and brightening, and the red is matte enough that it won’t smudge every time a gust of wind blows hair across your face, but not so matte you’re crying for lip balm by midday. I’ve got my eyes on a couple more from the collection now, that might just wind up coming home with me sometime in February…


L’oreal Colour Riche Blake’s Red – £6.99.

 C O O K ::


Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty – £17.99.

‘Plenty’ has been the recipe book I’ve turned to time and again in January, whilst planning each week’s meals. It’s a vegetarian cookbook, and whilst we do eat meat of course, I think something about the carnivorous indulgences of December have made me crave more vegetable, and fewer meat-based meals throughout this month.

The majority of recipes in the book have a Middle Eastern edge to them, which makes such a lovely change from the Mediterranean style of most of my other recipe books. Think fragrant spices, citrus zest, tahini, and smoked flavours. Fellow hummus/Comptoir Libanais/aubergine-in-all-forms obsessives- this is one for you!

W E A R ::


Barbour Jarrow wellingtons – £69.95.

After going through three pairs of Hunters in two years between us, Jason and I decided it was time to switch allegiance with our dog-walking footwear. The lovely folks at Barbour sent us over a pair each from their range to try out, and the verdict has been a unanimously good one from us both. They’re so much thicker and sturdier than the Hunters, and the soles more supportive too. We’ve only been wearing them a few weeks (not that you’d know to look at them- if you can believe it, mine are actually clean in comparison with Jason’s!) so can’t comment on the longevity, but I’m pretty certain they’re built to last as well as looking pretty fancy too. Big thanks to our friends at Barbour for saving us from the misery that is damp socks!

And that’s the lot for January! Tell me, what’s made you tick this past month?

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  • Sophie

    Absolutely loved this post Rosie! Would love to know what blusher you’re wearing – it’s so beautiful!


  • Sara Beth

    Cuddling up in nice blankets on top of the bed is far more cozy than under the sheets! I’ll definitely be looking into those wellies as well, maybe its time to upgrade from my New Look pair!

  • Ala

    Yes! I love this idea for a post. I lean more towards reading lifestyle blogs, but do miss the ‘favourites’ and ‘what I’ve been loving’ type posts that feature heavily on beauty blogs. That speaker sounds good, I’m after one for our flat too – not really practical having the MacBooks in the kitchen when cooking & yes to a gazillion blankets – you can never have enough :) x

  • Emily

    All great favourites :)
    Lovely post


  • Rosie McKay

    A great idea for a regular blog post.
    Looking forward to the next round up already!
    I especially love the look of that cookbook, I am a huge middle-eastern cuisine fan, HUMMUS all the way!

  • Kat

    I love this style of post! Look forward to seeing this next month. Those lipsticks look great, too! Might just have to pop into Boots… x

  • Sophie Cliff

    Love these wellies :)

  • Jo Fisher

    I love reading monthly favourites posts like these (and writing them on my blog too!) so I’m so glad you’ve started – I’ll be looking forward to reading these :) That lipstick is gorgeous and I’ll be checking out that recipe book.

    Jo x

    She Wears Burgundy

  • Fi @ this and that blog

    That speaker looks like just the thing I need when we finally buy our new house. It’d be perfect, so thanks for bringing it to my attention! I love posts like this as their perfect for nosey people like me! I also now want that blanket! Have a good day. x

  • Vic | Landscapes & Cupcakes

    Loving that blanket! so cozy! :)

  • Pili G

    I love this! Love the lipstick and the boots!



  • Etta

    I’m so with you on the blanket front! I have them everywhere, including two on my bed (my favourite is an amazingly cosy faux fur one) which I always throw off before actually going to sleep… Still totally necessary though!

    Etta x

  • Elizabeth Rebecca

    I completely agree with you about “vegetarian January” – I feel exactly the same. That said, after a summer of eating more fruit and veg – I crave meat some September.

    Lizzie Dripping

  • Rhianna Bowe

    Rosie, your photos are always so beautiful. Love this post! I’ve been wanting to try those L’oreal lipsticks for a while!

    Rhianna | robowecop

  • Lauren S

    The cookbook sounds really good being a veggie myself, and you look absolutely stunning with those two lipsticks, they suit you so well!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty –

  • psinteriors

    this is such a beautiful post

    This Girl Loves Chic




  • Laura @ Laughter is Catching

    god I love anthropologie. Too much.

  • rosie alittlelusciousness

    I love blankets – we also have tonnes in the house, most of which have no functional purpose other than draping/looking good/snuggles!!! I got a gorgeous grey cable knit one for Christmas from The White Company, and sometimes I just wrap up in it and walk round like a walrus all day!!
    Rosie xx

    • Rosie

      Ooh that blanket sounds divine! The White Company is such a treat shop, isn’t it? :)

  • Hollands reverie

    Love fleet foxes and I will have to check out the boots- we live on a farm and I’ve been after some hunters, but I read so many bad reviews that I put it off, I’ll check these out first. Lots of goodness here!

    • Rosie

      Definitely wouldn’t recommend Hunters for rugged use- apparently their party line now is that they make fashion boots for festival goers, not dog walkers!

  • WhatLydDid

    I just read this, grinned over our shared love of Fleet Foxes, then waxed lyrical to my boyfriend about why I love your blog: ‘she’s like a posh version of me but she never seems snobby, her posts are all about the simple things!’

    • Rosie

      Aren’t they just the best? I’m listening to the album right now (whilst procrastinating over a video edit!) Speaking of videos, just been having a watch of your latest one! Love that jumper you’re wearing, colour looks amazing on you!

    • Rosie

      Also, thanks for being lovely! <3 x

  • Lizzie Gines

    Ooh I love the L’Oreal lipsticks! I have Eva’s red and JLO’s & Doutzen’s nude and wear them so much…Blake’s red is definitely next on my list x

    Lizzie // xBeautyMagic // YouTube

  • Alex Borovsky

    I agree, there’s just something about getting a look at someone’s monthly favourites. I just might have to start sharing my own at some point. Thank you for sharing!

  • Mimmi

    Oh, I love Fleet Foxes! I don’t think I’ll ever tire of their music. The ‘Plenty’ cookbook sounds really great :) And both of those lipsticks suit you fabulously!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • April @ aprileveryday

    I love that red lipstick! I’ve been craving more vegetable/healthier meals lately too – I just bought the Hemsley + Hemsley book and I can’t wait to try out some of the recipes soon. Persiana is a good one for middle eastern food too!
    xo April

  • ninegrandstudent

    I so wish I could fit my calves into decent wellies! Size 10 skinnies no probs, but wellies and boots are a no go! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Student Lifestyle Blog

  • duck in a dress

    I think it’s sad children of the nougties will never know what it’s like to stand next to the tape player, fingers poised over the record and play button, ready for the DJ to stop chatting and play the record, having a dance, then running frantically back to the tape recorder to try and press stop before the DJ starts talking again. Ahh those were the days! :-) xx

  • Steph

    Hi Rosie. Those new lip colours look fab on you. May need to look at those myself as I too am stuck in a lipstick rut!!
    Priceless Life of Mine

  • shannan jessie

    oh I love Yotam Ottolenghi!

  • Natalie | Songs of Stillness

    Ohh, great post!

    I’m never giving the Fleet Foxes up. My husband and I have been obsessed with them from the release of album 1 and we listen to them weekly even still :)

    Also, do you have any posts about skincare? Your skin is gorgeous and glowing! Maybe I just haven’t hunted around on your site enough, haha, but if you have any skincare tips to keeping skin moisturized and beautiful, I’d eat them up! Thank you!

    Circus & Bloom

  • Liz

    I love both shades of lipstick on you. I’ve been looking for a new affordable shade myself and I might try the Blake.


    Wow!! I love this post very much. It is so inspiring and fresh. The cookbook called ‘Plenty’ seems interesting. I will try to read it soon.

  • Теди К.

    I have the exact same shades!!! They look so much better on you though..

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