Wednesday, 1 June 2016

May Favourites

So since it's been a while since I properly blogged, I decided since it's the 1st of June today and since I am quite out of practice, a favourites post would be the best way to go. Some of these favourites may be from before May because I haven't been blogging and so I haven't really been keeping up with new products and new things in my everyday life, but it's just some things I've been loving recently!

I'm going to start off with makeup, I haven't really purchased anything new really recently but I have purchased a few new products since I last wrote a makeup related blog post. 
The first thing I wanted to talk about is the newest addition to my eye shadow palette collection. I had seen Morphe palettes all over Instagram and I thought they looked absolutely amazing and completely affordable for what you get. So, I decided to have a look and find one that I thought was really nice and one that I would be able to use on an everyday basis, nothing too bright or extravagant. I went for the 35W palette which has a lot of browns and burnt oranges as well as some greys and pinky purples. You can create so many different looks with this palette and I have been loving it so far. I don't often have time to do my makeup properly with eye shadow and everything else, you know the full monty, but when I do I really enjoy having lots of colours to play with. Some of these colours are more pigmented than others, I would say the lighter the colour is the less pigment you are likely to get out of it, but that is on my skin and with this particular palette so it is worth experimenting with.

The next makeup product I want to talk about is the Rimmel Lasting Finish foundation. It has been a long time since I found a foundation that I thought really lasted all day. This I find, with some powder to set can get me through a whole day at school and a whole 9 hour shift at work without needing topping up. By the end of a day at work or school, I do notice a little bit of shine on my nose from the natural oils in my skin but other than that the foundation is perfectly in tact keeping bronzer, blush and highlighter pretty much in tact too. I would definitely recommend giving this a try. 

The final makeup product I want to mention for this month is a Sleek blush in the shade 142 'Antique'. I have been using this blush straight, every single day for about 2 months now. I say every single day, I mean the days where I have worn makeup because I have a lot of no makeup days these days as a result of tiredness and laziness... Anyway, on days where I have been wearing makeup I can guarantee if I had a blush on it would have been this one. It's quite a distinct colour and I wasn't sure I would like it at first but on the skin it looks really pretty and isn't too strong or overpowering. It does have quite a significant shimmer in it so highlighter is not necessary, but I like quite a lot of highlight so I put highlighter on as well as this. I also love the little mirror that comes inside, you'd be surprised at how handy a little mirror that size is.

Still beauty related but not makeup, I have been using and loving Garnier's Micellar Cleansing Water as my holy grail for removing my makeup and cleansing my skin. A few drops of this on a large cotton pad and your makeup just comes straight off. No hassle at all and there's none of that aggressive rubbing of the eyes that leaves them red and sore because it takes makeup off so easily. It also makes my skin feel really nice and I think it has significantly improved my skin from the days of being lazy and just using a makeup wipe and nothing else to remove my makeup and cleanse my skin. The 400ml bottle also has approximately 200 uses and it has lasted me a really long time so far, so I think it's really good value for money. It's certainly lasting me longer than your average pack of 25 wipes would.

And the final beauty related product is a perfume. I don't often talk about perfumes and sprays because I've never really found one that I thought was really worth raving about. For my birthday at the start of this year I received the Marc Jacobs original Daisy perfume in a set and I have used it to death ever since. I go between 2 perfumes and a body spray on an everyday basis but this is definitely my most used. Looking at how much is in the bottle and thinking my birthday was almost 6 months ago, you wouldn't think I'd used it much but it just seems to be lasting a really long time, which is fine by me because I love it so much! It's such a fresh smell, I can't really explain it so you'll have to go and smell it yourself if you've never smelt it before.

A fashion favourite I have really been loving recently is Topshop's Joni jeans. I have seen these jeans worn by most girls I see at school or just walking around town and there have been many times where I have considered buying them and have put them back, mainly because of the price. However, I realised that I have a job now and I can afford and need to buy myself some decent jeans because my ratio of pants to tops is very unbalanced. So, the first pair I bought was the washed out black pair and I loved them so much that I went back and bought a blue pair. They are so comfortable and so easy to move in and I have eventually found a style of jean that fits me right. I can see why people wouldn't want to spend £36 on a pair of jeans especially as a teenager because money can be hard to come by and trust me I know that from before I had a job and still even now with my job, money is always an issue. But, if you are looking for a good quality pair of jeans that will last you I think Topshop Joni style is the way to go. There are so many colours to choose from as well so it can suit everyone. 

So now my more random favourites... My friends have been watching The Vampire Diaries for god knows how long now and they have been hounding me about watching it ever since they started watching it. Honestly, at first I had absolutely no interest in it but then when they were talking about it and telling me about it more I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I still have one exam left to sit next week but I have had 5 already and my aim was not to start watching it until my revision was over and so I waited until about 2 weeks ago and then I started binge watching. After watching the first episode I couldn't stop. I have however had to stop watching it late at night because it was starting to run around my mind a bit too much when I was trying to sleep. But, I am still watching it during the day whenever I get a chance and I absolutely love it. I am currently on season 2 so please NO SPOILERS because I really want to get all the way through without any! I can guarantee my friends will let something slip at some point but I would like to keep that risk to a minimum! If you haven't watched it before, I recommend watching the first episode. But if you're in the middle of exams wait until they are over!!! You will be addicted, especially if you are a fan of Pretty Little Liars, this will be right up your street.

And that's it! I'm pretty sure I've covered the main favourites of this month in this post and it felt really good to be able to sit down and write a post. Something I haven't done in what feels like forever and I hope you enjoyed it! I also hope that I wasn't too rusty and that everything made sense... Not writing for 6 months and the calm after the storm of exams has me completely run down but this felt good. 

See you soon,
Becca x 


  1. I am such a fan of multiuse products (especially because I am lazy!) and that highlighting blush is gorgeous! Great favorites! XO -Kim

    1. Multi-use products are the way forward! Thank you Kim! xo

  2. That palette has been on my wishlist my whole life!

  3. That Morphe palette looks so pretty. I've seen them everywhere recently, it's definitely going on my wish list. I also love the Lasting Finish foundation, I went through 2 bottles before deciding to try something new, but it's definitely one of my favourites. That blusher looks so pretty too, I have been looking for a new blusher for ages, but can't find anything that stands out to me, but the sleek one is gorgeous. Katie x

  4. They are amazing, especially for people who are experimenting with eye shadow. The foundation lasts such a long time I have never found a foundation yet that stays on as good as this one does! I can see why you were reluctant to try something new! Sleek is quite good for blush colours actually, worth looking at Bourjois too! Bx

  5. I love that perfume! Please check out my blog if you have time.
    Hope you like it! Milly xo