Setting myself the goal of trying one new type of blog post each month, is a little more challenging than I thought. OK, I did put it off for most of the month in favour of blog posts that I prefer writing and then I put it off a bit longer because I actually found it quite hard to think of a new type of blog post that didn’t fall in the category of a “popular post”.
In the end I thought, why not try out some of these “popular posts”, see what all the fuss is about, you never know, it might be fun.
January’s new post was the ever so popular yearly recap, this month I thought we’d go for a classic. A favourites post. I even titled it February Favourites to get into the spirit of it. Not that there’ll be a March Favourites, because putting this post together was weird.
To start with, how do you even go about setting this post up? What kind of background should you have? Should you take photos of the items as a group? Individually? Do I need a white background? Do I even have a white background? I do. The toilet. But some of the favourite things were a bit too big to hide the distinctive toilet seat shape, so I had to pass on that. What can I use for a background now? Meh, let’s try the wallpaper, the tiles, the floor… I don’t know. Let’s just try anything.
What do you include in a post like this? Make up? Food? TV or films? Are there even any other categories? How much do I have to like something for it to be included? Does it have to be the most favourite? Can’t it just be particularly good? Or just alright? I have no idea. Also, how many favourites are too many favourites?
Seriously. I have no idea. My favourites ended up falling into two categories. Food and beauty. Food, because I like it a lot and beauty, because it was easy.
Here are a few of my favourite (or rather, quite liked) things.
Let’s start with food.
They’re just good. Can I say any more?
Proper Corn Sweet & Salty popcorn.
I bought just the one pack from the supermarket a couple of weeks back. Then I went to the supermarket specially to buy another two packets. I even got a different bus. That’s dedication. Goddamn over priced extra tasty popcorn.
Blood Orange Tropicana.
Goddamn over priced orange juice. Luckily it’s only in season for a little while.
And more food.
Bodum Themo Mugs.
These were actually a gift I got for Kris. They’re great until you forget that the outside is a completely different temperature and you accidentally drink lava. Not cool.
Just One Pot cookbook.
Oh, the key to all my cooking success. One pot only, that’s a win.
Oh so tasty. Very very tasty. And, now on offer in the supermarket across the road FYI.
12 Fruits Tropicana.
Got to start my day the good way, with an over priced smoothie. Another Win.
Now on to beauty.
Because it’s not a real favourites post without some beauty.
The Balm Matte Liquid Eyeliner.
I like it. I like it a lot. It makes me feel extra cool.
E.L.F Flawless Finished Foundation in Porcelain.
Because we all like to look flawless for a few hours, or just the bus ride to work. I don’t ask for much. I like this product too.
The Body Shop Instablur Primer.
I do like this, I need to buy some more. Even if it smells weird and gives me a taste in the back of my mouth that reminds of accidentally spraying my mouth with deodorant.
A few more beauty things
H’Suan Wen Hua.
How do I even pronounce that?! It’s lucky it’s actually good, because it turns my head into a cinnamon stick, it’s nearly €20 for the pot and it only covers my whole around just over two times. But, it does do a good job at repairing my hair, so I can only complain a bit.
Batiste Dry Shampoo.
Because washing your hair is for squares. It’s actually not my favourite flavour? scent?… watevs. I prefer the Original, but they never stock that one in the shop so I just buy this one instead. I’d like to smell a bit less like a pineapple though.
And that’s a few of my favourite things. Not really in this month, just in general. You get the picture. What’s been a favourite of yours lately?