January 2017 Favourites

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

I can not believe that today is the last day of January.  Seriously this year is going to fly by so quickly.  My daughter is already talking about turning six (her birthday isn't until November so she may be getting excited a little too early lol).  How has everyone's January been so far?  Apart from it going by quickly mine has been good.  I've managed to catch up with lots of people and do some fun things with Olivia before school starts in a couple days.  Eeek!  I can't believe my baby is big enough to be going to school.

Today I have my monthly favorites for January.  I haven't fully decided what sort of format or things I am planning on putting in these monthly favorites at this point, so if I have missed anything that you would like me to include you can let me know.  Now this month has been a bit "quiet" in terms of new products.  I did order Orly's La La Land Collection back in December but for whatever reason they still haven't arrived.  I've now re-ordered them from another company so they should be here soon - plus I have some other goodies that I have purchased so February should have some new things for me to share with you so yay!  I love new things.

Nail Art
This month has been full of nail art!  There has been a total of twenty four nail art related posts, how crazy is that?  I really didn't realize that there was that many.  I always have trouble narrowing down my favorites to four (I don't think it helps that I do so many manis in a month) so here are my favorite eight manis.  The warmer weather certainly has made me break out a lot of bright colours!

Nail Art Products
Seems we are talking about nail art I thought I should throw in some of my favorite nail art products I have been loving this month.

Lina Nail Art Supplies Dress Your Nails 01 Stamping Plate
I have a whole review on this plate which you can find here but long story short - there are a whole bunch of full sized images on this plate that I just love!  It's definitely a very me plate.  I do have a bunch of other new Lina plates that I want to use so I have had to stop myself from just grabbing this plate constantly.

Image from Lina Nail Art Supplies

Bundle Monster BM-S188
This plate is from Bundle Monster's Mystic Woods Set Two Stamping Plate Collection.  There is actually  few plates from this collection that I really like but the butterfly wings really make my heart sing.  I can't wait to use this plate again!

Image from Bundle Monster

Nail Polish
As I mentioned earlier, this month has definitely been very quiet when it comes to new polishes for me.  I have however had a chance to swatch some more of the polishes that I purchased last year (yay for staying on track with my New Years Resolution!).  I have also had a chance to rediscover some older polishes that I have worn before.

Essie Neon 2016 Collection
This collection isn't a favorite of mine when it comes to wearing each polish as a full mani, however I do love the colours for nail art (as you can probably tell from my nail art collage above).  You can see my full review of these here in case you want more of my thoughts.

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Can't Take The Sky
This is such a stunning colour and the formula is great.  I think this one would have made it into my favorites of last year if I had actually gotten around to wearing it in time.

Emily de Molly Hybrid Theory
This is another one of the polishes that would have made it into my favorites from last year.  Seriously I need to stay on top of my purchased better this year!  You can see more pictures of this polish here.

This month I have also rediscovered my love for Matte Top Coats.  I don't know why I don't use them more often.  Brace yourselves - there will probably be a lot of matte manis coming!

Your Favorites
I thought it would be fun to include some of the things that you guys have been liking.  These are my nine most liked pictures on Instagram for this month.  It's great to know that some of my favorite manis are yours as well.

As for blog posts, my top three most viewed post for this month are:

I think that about covers everything that I have been loving this month.  I am so excited for February.  I should have a few new things to play with and of course lots more nail art to share with you guys.

What are some of the things that you have been loving this month?


  1. I love that January is almost over!! I love your bright and happy nail art. I love your stamping plate reviews.

    1. I want to guess that Jan is officially over for you too now so welcome to Feb! Feb has been good so far for me so hopefully it starts off really well for you too.

      I actually have quite a few plates I should review but I don't really have too much room in my planner at the moment. I think I have too many challenges again lol. I will work out a good balance at some point I am sure :)

  2. What an amazing post, I love that you're doing a Favourites and I love all your nail art this month, you certainly can squeeze a lot into 31 days. Orlys La La Land looks so pretty and I can't wait to see that post in Feb.
    That butterfly wing plate is stunning & I love your freehand floral nails the best, they're so fun.
    Here's to a fun Feb :)
    Vicky xx

    1. Thanks Vicky. Your monthly favourites posts really inspired me to do my own (with the added bonus of it making it easier to pick yearly favourites lol). Jan has been a busy month for manis. I love how you round up your full month. I may need to steal that idea too. I never really know how much I do until it comes time to do a favourite collage for IG. Then I kinda get an idea.

      Yes! Here is to a fun Feb!!

  3. I enjoyed this post, glad you're doing them. I loved that daisy & dots nail art - glad it made it in the favorites. ;)

    1. Thanks Kim. I really liked doing this post. That mani is so beautiful. I am so happy that I saw Ana do it.