Six Things To Make You Happy This January

14/08/2014 16:38 | Updated 22 May 2015

It's January, officially the saddest month of the year. Boo, hiss! But don't worry, there's a few little things you can do to chase those blues away.

From following the best Instagram account ever and adding a new track to your 2014 playlist to snapping up a new handbag and booking a ticket to the must-see movie of the year, we've got this month covered.

Check it...

1. Add this to your playlist...

If you haven't heard of Haim yet then you've probably been living under a rock... On the moon. Haim are an achingly cool band made up of three Californian sisters.

Their sound? Kind of Eighties but in a good way, kind of folky (again in a good way.) But whatever they sound they're sure to make you feel good instantly. Shove this track on your playlist and you'll know all the words in no time.

2. Put this on your must-see list...

Two words: Jennifer Lawrence. Another two words: Bradley Cooper. We can't bloomin' wait to see American Hustle and it's out this January. Even if you're not enticed by the FBI-filled plot it's worth a watch just for the fashion.

3. Get yourself one of these...

Log on to Grafea and grab yourself an amazing, beautifully crafted leather satchel or backpack. These bags aren't just for school girls, especially not when they come in spearmint green or cotton candy pink.

4. Download this...

Plain old Instargam pics are SO 2013 and a new year deserves a new photo-editing app, wouldn't you agree? And Line Camera is one brimming with hearts, stars, rainbows and loads of other stickers that'll put a massive grin on your face. If you don't fancy covering your pics sickeningly sweet stickers there's plenty of photo filters you won't find on Instagram, plus there's a cheeky tool which helps hide blemishes.

5. Follow her on Instagram...

LA-based stylist and fashion blogger Catherine Sheppard is big in the Instagram game, and the reams of beyond-gorgeous snapshots on her photo feed will have you green with life envy. She's a great one to follow if you love #foodporn, #puppies and a bit of style inspiration.

6. Drink one of these...

White Russians are the drink of the new year because, er, we say so? We totally recommend you get your smackers round Team MyDaily's favourite cocktail. Here's how to make one:


1 1/2 oz vodka

3/4 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur

3/4 oz cream


1.Pour the vodka and Kahlua into a shallow tumbler filled with ice.

2. Stir.

3. Gently top with the cream.

4. Drink!!


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