January Favourites

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful first month of the year. If you made any New Year's resolutions I hope you stuck with them. If not, don't worry you have the rest of the year! Anyways, it's that time of the month to show you my favourite things. If you want to know, then keep reading!


Kelsea Ballerini's most recent album, Unapologetically, has been my most played album this month. I love how she blends pop and country into her music. I am obsessed with this album! Also, the cover art...she looks gorgeous! My favourite songs are: MusicI Hate Love SongsGet Over YourselfMiss Me More, Graveyard, High School, Unapologetically, and Roses.

I've known about Jasmine Thompson's music for years now because of the covers she does. I was on Spotify radio one day and her most recent EP, Wonderland, started playing. Needless to say, I love it! My favourite songs are Wonderland, Drama, and Wanna Know Love.

I came across Harder by Oliver Riot when I was listening to a Spotify radio. It's very soothing and I don't usually listen to a lot of R&B/Soul music though I do enjoy it. I'm definitely going to check out more of their songs!

One of my favourite artists, Dan + Shay, released a new single this month and I could not love it more. It's called Tequila and it is everything I love about country. Shay has such a beautiful and soothing voice. Whenever I hear it I'm transported to when I saw them in concert (one of the best nights ever!). I hope this new single means an album is coming out sometime this year...*fingers crossed* Listen to this song! You will instantly fall in love. 

Take Your Time by Sam Hunt has been my most played song this month, seriously. I am addicted. This is not a new song and I've heard it before but when I listened to it recently I just fell in love. He has such a unique sound; he kind of talks and sings in his songs and it's like country mixed with R&B. I really love it as you can tell. 


Autoboyography by Christina Lauren 
Read: January 9, 2018- January 12, 2018
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ (4 stars)
Buy at Indigo and Amazon

Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.

But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.

It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.

My Review:
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren was such a fabulous novel. It deals with friendship, family, LGBTQ relationships, LDS religion, and writing books! I was beyond impressed with this story. If you want to hear more of my thoughts, I wrote a review on my other blog which you can view here

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne 
Read: January 17, 2018- January 22, 2018
Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 (4.5 stars)
Buy at Indigo and Amazon

Nemesis (n.) 
1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome;
2) A person’s undoing;
3) Joshua Templeman.

Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.

Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.

My Review:
This book totally blew me away. As you know, I am a fan of romance and this had been recommended so many times for romance lovers. It's the perfect book if you also love this genre, witty banter, and hate-to-love relationships. I can't recommend this enough. If you want to read my full review click here to here me rave about this book.  

TV Shows:

For the past two months I've been rewatching Friends on Netflix. I would watch it a lot when I was younger but never in order. So, one day I felt like having a laugh so I turned it on. Watching this show is like taking a happy pill. I die laughing in almost every episode. This show makes you totally forget about a bad day. As they say, laughter is the best medicine and I totally agree! 


NYX Tame & Frame Tinted Eyebrow Pomade and Pro Angled Brush have been my favourite beauty products this month. It's so easy filling in my eyebrows now! It used to take me so long because I was using powder. With this, I have a light hand and get the shape I want within seconds. I have the shade Brunette which is an ash brown colour and looks very natural. I recommend buying this instead of the higher-end eyebrow pomades that do the same thing.   


I love the regular Annie's White Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese so I asked my mom to buy it for me. She accidentally bought me the gluten free version and I actually think I like it more than the original! I would actually recommend buying this version since it is probably better for you since it is gluten free.

I hope you enjoyed today's post. I'll see you soon with a new post. Have a wonderful day and wonderful weekend! 

love xena


  1. I really got into the Dan + Shay track, 'When I taste Tequila...' and will have to try that Annie's Mac & Cheese. I'm still loving Daiya's every now and again come mid-week for a quick gluten-free dinner fix. Thanks for sharing! Spring is a-coming! Yay xx

    1. It's a great song! Yes! Please try Annie's it is so good. I haven't had Daiya in a while but now I'm craving some. Thanks girl! Love you.

  2. Hi Xena,
    I hope you’re doing well. Great to see you’re writing up a storm on this blog. It’s Jen from Central Eglinton. Just wanted to let you know about an upcoming event we’re having at Eglinton.

    1. Thanks Jennifer! Hope you are doing well.


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