As you all know on the first day of each month I make a monthly favourites post about the previous month. I have been doing this for a couple of years now and I really enjoy doing it. it is really fun to be able to look back and see what I loved at a certain time in my life. So in January, instead of just doing another monthly favourite post I do a yearly favourites post which contains the best of the best. The things that I have loved throughout the whole year. And that is what I am doing today. I will not be including any books on this list, as they have a whole post to themselves later in the week. So, without further ado, let’s do this.
Favourite TV Show
2017 was a weird TV year for me. I didn’t watch much tv at all (in fact I didn’t turn my TV on in over 6 months) but I did a few things. Although, most of what I watched was rematches. I have been on a major nostalgia kick for the last 7 or 8 months and have just been slowly reaching a load of my old favourites. The ones that I enjoyed most of these where, One Tree Hill, Gilmore Girls, Torchwood, Doctor Who and CSI NY. I did also start watching Shadow Hunters, which I also loved.
Favourite Nail Varnish
The nail varnish that I have found myself reaching for again and again throughout the year was Black Diamond by Barry M. this is a part of their molten metal range and is beautiful. It is a metallic black so it is kind of shiny, subtly glittery and just really nice. It makes a nice change from my go to, bog standard, black nail varnish. Highly recommend you check this one out.
I haven’t brought man albums in the last 12 months. I only got a few and mostly they were ones that I have loved for a long time but didn’t own a physical copy of. And that is the case with one of these, but the other I discovered this year and fell in love with. The two albums I have really loved this year are Blue Neighboured by Troye Sivan (the new discovery) and Blurry Face by 21 Piolets (the one I have loved for a while). Both are amazing.
Favourite Cosmetic Product
There is only one cosmetic product that I have been using consistently throughout the year and that is the Liz Earle, Light Moisturiser. I love this stuff. It makes my skin feel so nice and look really good, it smells amazing, lasts ages and I just love it. best moisturiser I have ever tried.
This will come as no surprise to anyone but my favourite activity in 2017 was reading. I always love reading but last year I loved it more than normal. I had an amazing read year, managing to read over 100 books, most of which I completely loved. 2017 had truly reignited my love for read. throughout the year I loved nothing better than curling up with a book and just losing myself in a new world and a different story.
Favourite Clothing Item
For my birthday in July my sister brought me a pair of Topshop’s ripped black Joni jeans and I live in these things. They are the most comfortable jeans that I have ever worn. I freaking love them. I love them so much my sister brought me a pair of non-ripped ones for Christmas as well!
As you all know I am a very boring person and I don’t go to the cinema very often. But I went a few times this year and two films that I saw really stand out to me and they are Beauty and The Beast and Guardians Of The Galaxy 2. Both of these are amazing and well worth a watch. I had both soundtracks stuck in my head for weeks. I also watched two slightly older films that I loved this year and they were The Martian and Moana. Again, both incredible films.
I actually went away twice in 2017. Only short breaks, both with my sister and I loved both of them. in February we went to Disney Land Paris for a week and in October we went back to Cardiff for a week. Both trips where amazing. I already loved Cardiff but fell in love with Disney. I already want to go back to both!
Favourite Video Game
In 2017 I finally caved and brought The Sims 4. I had played all the previous games, owned all the expansion packs and always loved the game but I had been putting off buying sims for a couple of years because it is so expensive but a few months ago there was a flash sale and it went to half price so I brought it and I am so glad that I did. I freaking love it. I have already brought several expansion packs and I am excited to get more in 2018.
I haven’t brought many new scented candles this year, I have been trying to burn through my ridiculously huge collection. But one that I did buy and love was the Candleberry and Co, Pumpkin Pecan Waffle candle. This thing smells amazing. It burns beautifully, lasts for ages and is brilliant. I absolutely love it.
And those where all my favourite favourites of 2017. What did you love last year? What was your best of the best? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.