January Favourites 2018 // Accessories, Lifestyle, Beauty

I used to write Favourite posts literally all the time (well once a month…) back in 2013 when I first started this blog, so I thought I’d start them again, as I personally really enjoy reading them, and also it’s fun to reflect back on what stuff I’ve been enjoying over the month.

This is a particularly exciting post however, so make sure to stick around to the end to get to the good stuff. Or just scroll to the bottom, if you’re really impatient…. Anyway, onto what I’ve been loving this month.


For Christmas my sister got me a set of five mini Smashbox Be Legendary Lipsticks, and they’re actually really nice! The shade that’s been my favourite so far is Figa gorgeous plum/purple shade thats really easy to wear. I’ve just realised whilst trying to describe the colour, it’s close to the colour of Figs… it all makes sense now. I’m a genius, clearly. 

The full set is still available on the Smashbox website, and its gone down to £20 for five lipsticks!  You can find it here.

On a night out, instead of putting my usual eyeshadow primer on, I accidentally put the Mac ProLongwear Paint Pot in the shade Indianwood on. (In my defence, they are in the same packaging.) I actually really liked how my makeup turned out that night, though! This shade is a really nice golden copper colour, and it’s really easy and quick to apply. You can find it here, if you’re interested, but they also have soooo many other colours if this one isn’t your thing.

When I saw that Revolution were releasing concealers I was pretty excited to try them. Named Conceal and Define I think these are supposed to be a dupe of the Tarte Shape Tape concealer, however they’re priced at £4!! I got the lightest shade, C1 but I actually think it’s a bit too light for me. It does have pretty good coverage though, similar to the Collection Lasting Perfection if you’ve ever tried that, and its 19p cheaper… You can find it here, and actually the shade range is pretty good too, which is nice to see.


Over the Christmas break, my Mum said I could take her old coffee machine back to Uni with me, and I’ve been loving it. It’s really easy to use, and makes pretty good tasting coffee to me! My housemates enjoy using it too, so its a win win! The pods aren’t that expensive either when you consider how many cups you’re getting out of a packet. My favourites so far have been the Cafe au Lait, Chai Tea Latte, and the Caramel Choccochino. (A caramel hot choc) yuuuussss.

If you saw my post on my Biscoff Rocky Road you’ll know I am obsessed with Biscoff. I love it so much, and this morning I discovered you can get biscoff flavoured coffee syrup. Life Changing. The obsession got pretty bad this month though, to the point where Adam had to ban me from buying anymore of it. Sad times. Didn’t ban me from coffee syrup though did ya, Adam? heheheh 

My Dad got me a pair of Dr. Martens for Christmas and I was pretty excited to wear them. What I didn’t realise though was how excruciatingly painful they would be. Honestly, I’ve never worn more painful shoes in my life, the blisters on my ankles were actually awful. You’re probably wondering how they ended up in this post. I read online that you have to spend some time breaking them in, so after about a week of wearing the fluffiest socks I own in them to stretch them, they’re actually extremely comfortable now. Was a lot of effort though, but they do look pretty cool and go with most things, so here we are.

One of my New Years Resolutions was to drink at least 2 litres of water a day, and I actually have been fairly consistent with it! I do hand it to this bottle though. It just reminds me to drink, and I feel bad if I don’t. It was £11.99 on Amazon, and it’s actually really nice quality. You can find it here, if you want to check it out- it does come in loads of colours as well.


I kept seeing adverts for Paul Valentine Watches all over my Facebook, and I actually found one I really wanted, I didn’t buy it though, because I couldn’t justify it. Then, they kept emailing me discount codes and I’d just been paid so I was chatting with Adam about how much I wanted it, and he kept trying so hard to persuade me not to, to the point it was getting a bit weird, and I was starting to get a bit annoyed.

Turns out he had already gotten me it for my 21st (which is in April, by the way) and didn’t want me to get one myself. In the end, he told me to shut my eyes and then he went and got the watch from its hiding place, because he knew he couldn’t win against me. hahaha, I’m the worst. 
I was very shocked, but also felt soooo sooo horrible hahahah. Sorry Adam, but thank you and you’re the b e s t.

It’s a gorgeous rose gold mesh watch, but the watch face is pearlescent and pink and beautiful. I love it.

If you know me quite well, you’ll know I like to change up my phone cases quite a lot. I don’t really know why but I just like change I guess. Anyway, I’ve had this Pink Holographic Marble case since just before Christmas and I actually love it! It gets so many compliments too, which is always nice!

My laptop case broke, so I thought I’d get a sexy new one and looooooook at this one! It’s so nice! It’s called Pink Clouds, and I think it looks amazing. This is actually a laptop sticker, and I thought if necessary I could just get a clear case, if I feel I need to, but the website does offer cases too.

Now onto the exciting part of the post! Well done for making it this far!

The website these are from-Coconut Lane UK- have given me a discount code for anyone reading this to get 20% off! They have sooo much stuff on their website, including iPhone cases, Laptop cases and sleeves, keyboard covers, notebooks, jewellery, literally so many different things! If you do find something you like use the code:


And you’ll get 20% off your purchase! How exciting! If you do decide to get anything please leave me a comment and let me know!

I think that wraps things up pretty nicely. If you’ve made it to the end leave a comment letting me know any things you’ve been loving this month, and as I said do let me know if you decide to get anything from Coconut Lane!

Thanks for reading,

Lauren xx



  1. Abby Wheeler
    January 28, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    Your blogs are my fave things

    • Lauren Harding
      January 28, 2018 / 3:36 pm

      thank you angel

  2. Jade Reed
    January 28, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    Oh I really want to try the MAC eyeshadow, I love bronze shades for eyeshadows but I haven't had the chance to pick any up from MAC yet – thanks for the recommendation! I'm so with you on the drinking water from, I'm so rubbish at remembering to drink enough throughout the day but I found having a really nice water bottle was really helpful in encouraging me to drink more! Hope your resolutions are going well and looking forward to seeing some favourites posts from you! http://www.likejade.co.uk/

    • Lauren Harding
      January 28, 2018 / 8:27 pm

      Ah thank you! It's a bit pricey but they do last really well I've found! The pretty water bottle definitely helps! Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 x

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