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Saturday, 30 May 2015

May Life Favourites!

May was my birthday month and my favourite gift was this beautiful peace lily house plant. I had been reading about plants that can help to improve air quality and the rich green leaves & crisp white flowers of the peace lily stole my heart. It's such an elegant plant and there's something about it having it around that I find inexplicably very calming. Perfect.

Florence + The Machine | St Jude
Florence + The Machine | Leave My Body 

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Friday, 29 May 2015

May Beauty Favourites!

So May kind of flew by in a blur, right? I'm not sure I've really achieved much because I've been chained to my desk, but it's almost all over and I'm so looking forward to being able to be a little more present in the blogosphere again very soon. Anyway as always at the end of the month, here are a few of my favourite beauty things from the last few weeks.   
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
Yep, I had to include this in my favourites for a second month because it's my favourite of all of the favourites.

Sukin Rose Hip Hydrating Day Cream
Another staple in my skin care routine has been this moisturiser. It's hydrating but not greasy and it sinks in almost immediately making it a brilliant base for make up. I don't think it will give me enough moisture in the cooler months, but as we're approaching summer I think it will be a go-to for a long time to come.

Soap & Glory Fab Pore Mask*
Boots very kindly set me a parcel that included some of their best-selling products a little while ago and I definitely have not shown my appreciation enough. This mask from Soap & Glory was something I didn't try immediately because it didn't really sound particularly exciting, but ohh how I've been missing out. I've been using this post-weird-skin-reaction so I know for sure that my skin is okay with it and I'm so pleased about that because my skin always feels so fresh and completely cleansed after rinsing this off after 15 minutes.

I Love... Raspberry & Blackberry Body Spray*
This smells so good, like a fabulous cocktail that I can imagine drinking whilst sitting on a beach front somewhere warm watching the waves crash against the shore.

The Library of Fragrance Thunderstorm Scent
In complete contrast, The Library of Fragrance have somehow managed to perfectly capture the scent of fresh rain and gloomy clouds. How?! I have no idea, but it's really quite amazing.

Kiko Cream Foundation*
I definitely can't use this as a foundation because the lightest shade is too dark for my skin tone, but I have really been loving it as a cream bronzer to warm my complexion up. It's almost a little too warm for me because I'm so ghostly right now, but I'm working with it because I'm kind of into that look right now.

So Susan Universal Blush
My blush collection is a little out of control, but for most of the month this is the only one I've been reaching for. It's pink but it's not too warm, too cool, or too bright. It's very wearable and applies perfectly every time.

What was your favourite beauty product throughout May?

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

May Empties & Mini Reviews | Part Two

Liz Earle Signature Foundation
This was always just a smidgeon too dark for me, but nothing a bit of blending couldn't sort out. Giving a really good amount of coverage with a very natural finish, this was one I wore on a daily basis for a long time when my skin was going through a particularly blemishy patch. It's a little heavy for my liking now so I wouldn't repurchase, but I am considering the Liz Earle skin tint which sounds delightful.

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara
This was nice, but I'm not sure it's worth the money when there are so many brilliant highstreet alternatives. But I am someone who is a little reluctant to invest in something I'll only use for a couple of months.

Nip + Fab CC Eye Fix
I really enjoyed using this as a corrector before my under eye concealer and it really helped to cancel out my dark circles. It's a very light in texture so it didn't crease or settle into any fine lines. A really lovely product.

Eucerin Even Brighter Night Cream*
This was really nice. I'm not sure I noticed a brightening effect or any evening out of skin tone, but it was a brilliant moisturiser and one of those really reliable products.

Conscious Skincare Body Butter
Conscious Skincare is one of my favourite brands and this body butter was unbeatable over the colder months when my skin desperately needed its incredibly hydrating properties. One I would repurchase in time for next winter, but it's a little heavy for me at the moment.

Anatomicals Zap Zap Zap Gets That Chap*
So, this just didn't do anything at all. Not for me.

Beauty Protector Protect & Treat Mask*
This, like the shampoo and conditioner in the range, is brilliant! I'm not one to spend much on hair care products, but I'm definitely considering purchasing the full size once I've made my way through some more things. It also smells incredible, pretty wonderful all round really.

Beauty Blender Cleanser
An incredibly effective cleanser for sponges and brushes alike. I wasn't really expecting to be impressed by this, but I really have been. I'm not sure I'd purchase the full size, but it's one of those things I'm glad I've been able to try.

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