My February Love List

Enjoy the moment, they say. Well whoever said that didn’t have their entire worldly goods trapped somewhere in South America.

I’m in the UK right now, hoping to move to Uruguay when Mr Covid lets me. Until then I’m making do with less stuff. On the one hand it’s liberating, on the other, it’s annoying. It’s come to the point that I’ve had to shell out on some duplications.

This February, as the snowdrops nudge their way out into the outdoors, I’ve felt the need for some spring time mood boosters. This month is all about disco lights, running gear and bed time soothers. Here are my latest beauty and style finds.


My dad got me these wonderful wellies. These don’t look much different from standard wellies, but the rubber is much softer than other brands out there, so they’re less likely to crack and tear. They feel more breathable, too.

Considering I’m only wearing wellies or slippers right now, I feel they were a worthwhile investment. Thank you again, Papa.

Wellington Boots, £120 GBP Le Chameau

I also snapped up these brilliant running headphones. Regular headphones tend to fall out when I’m jogging, but these rest on the outside of the ear.

They’re comfortable, and the sound quality is really good (but you can still hear a passing car to get out of the road in time). They come with ear buds in case you do want to block out outdoor sounds (e.g. if you’re on a plane), however I feel these are really best suited to jogging.

Aftershokz headphones, £79.95 GBP from Up & Running

running headphones

Bedside table

This month I’ve been going to bed much earlier and enjoying more time to read, journal and relax. My best friend got me this temple balm as part of a Christmas selfcare hamper and I love it.

I’m not sure if it’s the product itself, or the whole night time ritual thing, but I really do cherish a quiet, lavender scented moment of calm before lights out.

Calm Balm by Skin & Tonic London, £13

Bathroom cabinet

Last week I blogged about a wonderful unscented shampoo & conditioner find, and damn it, now it’s sold out.

In the meantime I’ve been using the same formula with a sweet pea scent. I still prefer the unscented version, but this sweet pea floral scent isn’t overpowering and smells natural.

Shampoo & conditioner, £11.50 from Live in the Light or $10.99 USD from Carina Organics

Living Room

Last but not least, I got these portable disco lights. They plug into a USB port, making them very handy for Expaters switching country.

I’m not going to plug them into the car for a portable disco as my kid recommended, but Saturday night still got rather entertaining.

8-piece mini disco light set, £10.99, Amazon

Party lights


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