And all of a sudden it’s June! The weather of late has been acting more like November, but thankfully I’ve been flooding myself with happy things to remind myself that it’s really the end of Spring and Summer is surely on its way.
So let’s take a look at what I’ve been loving this month!
I’ve mentioned a few of these products in my last couple of blogs, but they’re worth mentioning again!
The By Nature Coconut Sea Salt Spray is light, natural and smells amazing. It hasn’t got the same hold as my Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray but it’s a nice lighter alternative and I like the effect it gives.
The Barry M Lip Oils are fabulous. So much so that I’m almost at the end of the Coco Loco one I have. But at £4.99 each they’re the kind of product I don’t mind using all up and re-buying. And I will!
The Bee Good Plump and Firm Moisturiser was part of May’s Glossybox. I hadn’t tried it until I read a tweet from someone I follow who was raving about it. It’s an expensive product (full size is about £24) so I’m trying to keep this sample size as long as I can. The first time I used it my skin practically drank it up. It’s light but not too light, soaks in really fast and leaves my skin feeling lovely!
Milani isn’t a brand that’s generally available in the UK and I plan to stock up on their products when I’m in the US towards the end of the year. But I’d been stalking their cult blush shade Luminoso on Amazon for a while and when I saw it at £4.49 with free P&P I knew I had to snap it up. When it arrived I was impressed with the packaging. A nice chunky compact with lovely gold surround, opens up to the baked blush with all its swirly pigment. And underneath the product is another compartment for a little brush. I won’t be using this brush but it’s great to have the option when you’re on the go. The colour on my skin is lovely. A nice summery coral blush, it’s VERY pigment so a little goes a really long way with the option to build up if you want to.
The NYX Dark Circle concealer is a product I’ve been trying for a few months now, and I’ve really grown to love it. Not enough on its own, I pat it onto my under eyes in a thin layer and it does an amazing job before I top it with concealer (at the moment I’m using Benefit’s Boing) I like how light it is, so it does its best to prevent creasing, unless you use too much. It’s a great peachy colour which works against my dark circles and has some great reflective qualities.
I mentioned this lip balm in a lip product blog I wrote not so long ago, but I’m loving it so much that I’m going to mention it again. This Dr Bronners lemon lime lip balm is choc-full of lovely oils and scent. It’s gorgeous on my lips, so hydrating and really good underneath lipstick.
The Urban Decay Gwen Stefani range has to have been their biggest hit with me out of all the ranges they’ve released. I love Gwen anyway, but I now own both the eyeshadow and blush palettes, two of the lipsticks and a lip liner. One of the lipsticks, Firebird, was bought only a few weeks ago and I bought it specifically for a hen party I’ve just attended. No word of a lie, the colour lasted the whole day. And that was afternoon tea, cocktails and pizza afterwards. It was comfortable on my lips, didn’t bleed or crack and just stayed looking like it had when I’d applied it. It’s a lot brighter than I would normally wear but I got tons of compliments and it matched the pink feather boas we were all wearing!
Go pick it up!
I’d be stupid if I didn’t mention the new Ariana Grande album Dangerous Woman as a May favourite. I’ve listened to it more times than I can count, and now even Gary knows some of the words! I can’t decide which songs are my favourites because I like them all, but I have woken up with Moonlight in my head on more than one morning. If you haven’t checked it out yet, then you must!