Happy May to all that dream of sunnier days. April showers are now behind us…well, mostly. I have filmed many monthly favourites over the years on my YouTube channel (while you are here, please do subscribe to my channel 🙂 I would love to get to 1k subs before the end of the year) but I am here with a bloggy version because my computer is currently too full to film and edit videos. Not to worry though I will be back with more videos soon and I am so excited. Anyhoo…keep on reading to see what I have loved this month from fashion to beauty to my current bedtime comforts (hubby sold separately).
FASHION & BEAUTY
BRIGHT LIPSTICKS AND JUMPSUITS AND PINK PARCEL
There are three items in this section which have been making me happy this month. First off is this glam jumpsuit from Damsel In A Dress (gifted). I wore it twice in April, to a friends birthday party and to the UK Blog Awards. It is perfectly comfortable and loose around the legs but naked enough on the arms and chest that you don’t look too covered up. I am quite a prude but to have the arms open to the air means it feels ok to cover the legs completely whilst everyone else is wearing a cute cocktail dress. I paired it with a pair of super high and surprisingly comfortable H&M heels (they don’t sell them anymore but these are really similar).
With regards to bright lipsticks, I have always been a nude/pink lipstick wearer but the sun has been sprinkling down on us lately and turned me to start loving brighter colours. I am very fussy with my lipsticks, I hate it when they aren’t creamy enough and leave my lips feeling dry. These two current faves are the perfect amount of creamy. Bobbi Brown’s Tahiti Pink and Joan Collin’s Fontaine. They are both a coral pink/red and really pop. I can’t wait to wear them when I have a little bit of a tan.
Another goodie which I have fallen in love with is Pink Parcel (Disclaimer: I had a paid collaboration with them on my Instagram but I loved it so much that I wanted to include it on this post, but this is not paid). Pink Parcel also gave me a discount code for 20% off PP20 if you would like. The idea of the subscription is that each month you are sent a discrete box through your letter box filled with all your girly monthly needs and an extra section filled with beauty products and this month also included chocolate. It’s a pretty awesome idea and I wish I had come up with it.
MANTA & TROPIC (Ethos food)
Move over Tangle Teaser, there are two new babes on the block. I have two new hair brushes to tell you about, one of which I use in the shower and the other on an average day. I was invited to Tropic’s hair care launch last week where we had a wonderful sit-down lunch at Ethos (another of my favourites this week. Literally some of the best food in London. If you go, make sure you have the sweet potato falafels, pretty sure I ate 6 of them!). At the lunch we learnt lots about hair care and even got to make our own hair oil. Our goodie bag was filled with lovely hair products which I am currently testing but something that seriously excited me was the head massaging hair brush which you can see in the image below on the right. When you use the hair cleanser you massage it in with this brush and feel instant happiness.
The other brush I am loving is this one from Manta. The brush is perfectly moulded to the shape of your hand and bends with your clasp which makes you feel like you are brushing your hair with your actual hand. It also gives you a lovely massage in the process of brushing. The brush is delicate on your hair and even suitable for those with hair extensions and who experience hair loss.
DOLLY ALDERTON & REN SLEEP SPRAY
Last but not least are my latest bedtime essentials. Sleep is very important to me. I am a very light sleeper and even though I love it I have struggled to fall to slumber for many years. This being said I love trying out new sleeping aids and my favourites which have proved best for me are listed here. You will notice that I have mentioned Ren’s Pillow Spray on numerous occasions. It is filled with Frankincense and Lavender which are both used to promote sleep. Even though it is a pillow spray, I spritz it four times around my bedroom whilst I brush my teeth at night so that I walk back into the perfectly scented sleepy bedroom. The book which I am really enjoying at the moment and reading at a much quicker pace than normal because I love it that much is Dolly Alderton’s, ‘Everything I Know About Love‘. It is a hilarious memoir of her upbringing in short sharp chapters.
What have you loved this month?