FEBRUARY LOVE LIST

I saw these ‘love lists’ a couple of years ago when Victoria (InTheFrow) did them on her YouTube channel and have always just had a love for them since. Since I don’t have a YouTube channel and can’t do these in video form, I thought it’d be fun to do monthly breakdowns on my blog instead and hopefully you enjoy them too!

So without further ado, here is a list of my favourite things from movies to makeup in the month of February:

Favourite TV Show

Legacies

‘Legacies’ is the spin-off to ‘The Originals’ and ‘The Vampire Diaries’, following Klaus’ daughter, Hope Mikaelson at the Salvatore Boarding School, as she faces creatures that aren’t supposed to exist – with the help of Alaric and his two daughters Lizzie and Josie. We are also introduced to more coming-of-age witches, vampires and werewolves who are all learning to become their best selves and avoid the villainous instincts inside of them.

I must admit, I was very wary of watching ANOTHER spin-off to TVD series, especially with it being a whole new group of characters (minus Alaric), as I had grown so fond of all the others whom I had watched for over a decade (wow that sounds crazy to say). If you’re a TV addict like me, it’s difficult to let characters go and that’s why I held off watching this for so long. However, it has been such a phenomenal and fun watch. All the new characters are a delight to watch and now and again, there’s little homages for our beloved OG’s e.g. Klaus, Elena, Damon, Stefan, Caroline, etc.

Another thing that makes this TV series so special is that now and again, we do actually get little guest appearances from the OG’s. My favourite little angel, Matt, has popped up quite a bit with his Sheriff duties and even more excitingly, we got to see Jeremy! I’ll leave the guest appearances there – if you are planning on watching – because one guest appearance was just heartbreaking and completely unexpected. I definitely suggest continuing the legacy of TVD though, if you also was wary, because it really does not let you down!

Favourite Movie

Happy Death Day & Happy Death Day 2U

Happy Death Day is about a college student called Tree who keeps reliving her birthday over and over again, due to a masked killer who seriously has it in for her. Now, she needs to figure out who murdered her so she can stop the loop from happening and get to know the guy who’s bed she consistently woke up in.

Happy Death Day 2U follows Tree and the characters from the first movie, again finding themselves stuck in the loop of Tree’s birthday. However, this time she gets stuck in a parallel universe where everything is back to front, some for the better, some for the worse. We get a more insight look in to what is causing this day to repeat itself and Tree needs to decide whether she wants to stay in this universe, or go back to her own – whilst also figuring out who her new murderer is.

I am not much for scary or jumpy movies, but Happy Death Day 1 & 2 are definitely the exception! When I was invited to go and see Happy Death 2U, I had not seen the first one and had no idea what to expect. The trailer made it look really scary, but I also knew it was supposed to be a comedy, so that made me relax slightly. From start to finish I absolutely loved the movie, it was so fun, but at the same time incredibly stressful because every-time she gets closer to finding her way back home, something get’s in the way! I went home and watched the first Happy Death Day the next day and again, loved every second of it. The actress who plays Tree is phenomenal and just a joy to watch to the point that I have now invested myself in watching every movie she’s been in that I may enjoy. I also really liked the love story blossoming in the first one and how it continued in the second – Israel Broussard is a cutieeee!

Favourite Song

Post Malone – Wow.

I can’t believe I can actually say I love a Post Malone song, because prior to now, I just wasn’t feeling him. When everyone was obsessed with him, I just sat there like “I don’t get it?”

Then, I heard Wow. on the radio whilst at work and I was really getting in to it. At this point, I didn’t know it was even Post singing, but I enjoyed doing a little sit down jig to it every-time it played. Not long after that, I went on a night out and it came on in my favourite bar, so there I was dancing my ass off, singing it word for word, feeling the music, and then a light bulb switch came on! I could Shazam it and see who it’s by! So there’s me, with my arm in air, shazaming this song and when I saw who was singing, it was a “well damnnnn” kind of moment.

I just love the song – the vibe, the beat, the words, the vocals, how lit people get when it comes on… It was not a song I’d choose to listen to at first, but now it is on repeat whenever I’m listening to my music. So, if you love dancey and upbeat songs, this one is for you!

Favourite Album

Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next

If this isn’t everyone’s favourite album of February 2019, then I’ll be seriously surprised. ‘Thank U, Next’ was the most anticipated album of 2019 for sure and best of all, it didn’t disappoint!

I must admit, the first time I listened to it there was some songs that I weren’t feeling, mostly because it’s a different vibe from Ariana than usual. That being said, after ridiculous amounts of re-listening, there’s not one bad song on the album – I don’t know why I ever disliked some of them – clearly my ears were having an off day! I feel really proud of Ariana with this album, as she has really opened herself up regarding everything that’s happened to her recently and she really didn’t need to, she didn’t owe us anything. I relate to this album more than any album I’ve ever listened to and I really don’t think there will ever be a day where I or anyone says “okay, I’m bored of this album now.”

My most favourite songs from the album are:

  • Needy
  • NASA
  • Fake Smile
  • Ghostin
  • In My Head
  • 7 Rings
  • Thank U, Next
  • Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored

(So pretty much the entire album)

Favourite Book

The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

I discovered this book when having a nosey through all of the biggest books over the past couple of years that I’d not had the opportunity to read yet and ‘The Loneliest Girl in the Universe’ by Lauren James grabbed my attention immediately. A full review of this book will be up on my blog soon.

This book is definitely worth a read, mainly because the plot twist is just INSANE, but also because I really loved reading about Romy’s journey through space, her past, her parents, everything. You’ll be gripped from start to finish and I can guarantee that I’ll be returning to more of Lauren’s books in the future because she is an incredible writer, with an even more incredible imagination!

Favourite Makeup Product

Imogenation X Makeup Revolution Eyeshadow Palette

I have actually written up a full review on this if you haven’t seen it yet, but there’s no harm in talking about it some more over on this post too!

The reason why I love this palette so much is because there are so many diverse colour choices – some bold, some neutral. I also find myself reaching for ‘Forever Friend’, a metallic pink and ‘Okkkkk’, a brown oak matte. The pigmentation on these shades is unreal and they’re so easy to blend.

Plus, it is so affordable at just Β£10.00!

What are your favourites of February 2019?

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22 Comments

  1. March 11, 2019 / 5:30 pm

    I’m so into Post Malone – Wow at the moment too! It’s such a catchy song and it’s so easy to dance along to while getting ready in the morning. Love this post! x
    El | Welsh Wanderer

    • breakfastatshelbys
      Author
      March 12, 2019 / 9:42 am

      It’s definitely a song you can dance to at any moment of the day – I’m obsessed with it!

      Thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚ x

  2. March 11, 2019 / 9:27 pm

    Huge legacies fan here too, I loved the originals and the vampire diaries too

    • breakfastatshelbys
      Author
      March 12, 2019 / 9:43 am

      Yay! Love meeting fellow fans of TV shows that I love πŸ™‚ All 3 series have been amazing so far – they could literally bring out more spin-off’s and I’d be straight there for them!

  3. March 11, 2019 / 11:51 pm

    I really need to see Legacies! I’m horrible and still haven’t finished either TVD (I miss Elena) or The Originals, but love both shows. It sounds really good!

    • breakfastatshelbys
      Author
      March 12, 2019 / 9:43 am

      Girl, you need to get caught up because they’re all amazing!!

  4. March 12, 2019 / 12:22 am

    I really enjoy Legacies too! It’s nice to see these characters like Hope, Lizzie & Josie so “grown” up and finding themselves in their families legacies. What I really enjoy are these other mythical and legandary beasts appearing on the show to give it another aspect than just another regular vampire-witch-werewolf show, you know? Unfortunately, I’m like wayyyyy behind, so once the season is over and it gets added onto Netflix (hopefully!) then I can get back into it again. I really hope they renew it for a second season too! πŸ™‚

  5. breakfastatshelbys
    Author
    March 12, 2019 / 9:45 am

    Yay! Another fellow Legacies lover πŸ™‚

    I absolutely love the mythical and legendary beasts as well – it makes it unique from the sister shows and not too same-same. Aww you really need to get caught up because the latest episode was OMG!!! It has also been renewed for a second season as well! πŸ™‚

    • breakfastatshelbys
      Author
      March 12, 2019 / 10:43 am

      I’d definitely say the sequel is better for me personally, due to it being more comedy than dark – You’ll have to let me know what you thought of it when you get round to watching it! xx

  6. March 12, 2019 / 10:30 am

    I’ve had Happy Death Day on my watch list for AGES but I’ve always put it off cos I thought it looked a bit cheesy but I’m definitely going to give it go now you’ve said that! It sounds right up my street. Great post! I love monthly wrap ups like this πŸ™‚ <3

    Jenny in Neverland

    • breakfastatshelbys
      Author
      March 12, 2019 / 10:46 am

      I’m glad this has helped you decide to give the movie a chance – it’s definitely worth it! I can see the cheesy vibe you get from it, but I think with how fun the movie is, it’s easy to enjoy the cheese more than cringe at it!

      Thank you – It was really fun writing this up, I can’t wait to do more! πŸ™‚ x

  7. March 12, 2019 / 4:03 pm

    I had never heard of a love list before, I love the idea. It’s a great alternative to a monthly favourites as you can just do when you feel like it

    • breakfastatshelbys
      Author
      March 13, 2019 / 9:18 am

      Thanks lovely! I definitely prefer it to monthly favourites, because sometimes I don’t have that many, so it’s nice to break it down to one per category πŸ™‚

  8. March 12, 2019 / 4:20 pm

    Oooh this is such a good way to write up your thoughts on February – I think my fave song was Before I Cry by Lady Gaga from A star is Born!

    My fave book I read was The Familiars πŸ™‚

    -Lena
    http://www.lenasnotebook.co.uk

    • breakfastatshelbys
      Author
      March 13, 2019 / 9:19 am

      Aww thank you so much!

      Good song choice – I love it too!

      I’ve still not read The Familiars, but it is on my list πŸ™‚

  9. March 12, 2019 / 5:25 pm

    I’ve been thinking about watching Happy Death Day but wasn’t sure. I will have to watch it now though. Trying to think what my faves from February were but I’m coming up empty! lol

    Sarah 🌺 || Boxnip

    • breakfastatshelbys
      Author
      March 13, 2019 / 11:14 am

      I promise – you’ll enjoy it! Let me know your thoughts on if you do decide to watch πŸ™‚

      Haha, it’s so hard to look back on your month – so I’m going to have to keep making notes of my fave stuff if I want to do these each month!

  10. March 12, 2019 / 8:36 pm

    Such a great way to review the month!

    • breakfastatshelbys
      Author
      March 13, 2019 / 11:14 am

      Aw thank you so much, Claire! I’m glad you think that πŸ™‚

  11. March 12, 2019 / 10:55 pm

    The Loneliest Girl in the Universe sounds like a wonderful book. I’ve got one of the Revolution Pro eyeshadow palettes and the shades are fab (I’ve got the Regeneration Trends Mischief Mattes one) great post!

    • breakfastatshelbys
      Author
      March 13, 2019 / 11:15 am

      It really is, I think you’d love it! Ooh I’ve never tried that palette before – I’ll have to look in to it!

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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