December Favourites

Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas break. I have some time to write some blog posts so that's what I'm doing! I've enjoyed a few things this month that I would love to share with you. If you are interested in finding out what they are, then keep reading!


I watched Eat Pray Love this month since I am now on Christmas Break and it's my Aunt Gi's favourite movie. She always talks about it like it's the best thing ever so I decided to give it a try. I think it's now one of my favourite movies! It's so beautiful, simple, and uplifting. I loved that through Elizabeth's travels she was able to discover herself and enjoy life to the fullest. It was so nice seeing the culture of Italy, India, and Indonesia. I loved this movie so much and it's a great one if you are interested in self-discovery, travelling, and love.


Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Read: December 19, 2017- December 20, 2017
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 (4.5 stars)

Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came. 

Now Rachel has returned to the city—and to the bookshop—to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction, and the escape. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore. She can’t see her future.

Henry’s future isn’t looking too promising, either. His girlfriend dumped him. The bookstore is slipping away. And his family is breaking apart.

As Henry and Rachel work side by side—surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages—they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are enough.

I loved this book even more than I thought I would! I went into further details on my other blog which I created purely for posting book reviews. If you want to know my thoughts on this book, click here.


I've been listening to Carly Rae Jepsen for a while now and I loved her last album Emotion. I've been listening to Emotion Side B this month and I love it! My favourite songs are First Time, Higher, The One, Cry, and Roses.

I love Anne-Marie's song Alarm and when I went on iTunes I saw that she released a new song. I am obsessed with Then by Anne-Marie and I have it on repeat. She has such a unique voice and I hope she keeps making music like this.

I have been a fan of Bad Suns songs since their first album, Language & Perspective. I have been listening to Daft Pretty Boys also on repeat. It's so catchy and I just love alternative/indie rock music. 


Last year when Bath and Body Works released Hot Cocoa & Cream it was my new favourite candle. It still holds up. I bought another one this year as well as a wallflower. The new labels are so cute with the little squirrel on them. I just love the smell of hot chocolate and it just makes my room feels so warm and cozy. Definitely a must for this season. 


I was running out of perfume and I really love the smell of vanilla. I went to Shoppers to see if I could find a cheap body spray. I came across Body Fantasies which I've heard good things about. I am obsessed with this Vanilla Body Spray and wear it every day. I get a lot of compliments on how I smell and recently my Aunt has been sneaking in my bathroom to spray it on. I recommend Body Fantasies if you need a body spray and don't have a lot of money to splurge on an expensive perfume. 

Body Care:

It's winter time and my skin is dry all year round but especially when it is cold. I've been loving Bath and Body Works' new formula of their body lotions. I love the scent of vanilla so I bought Warm Vanilla Sugar. It's so moisturzing and my skin feels soft and smells great.

I hope you enjoyed this month's blog post. I have two more on the way so stay tuned for those. Have a wonderful day and week ahead!

love xena


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