Monday, 1 June 2015

May Favourites 2015

Does anyone else love it when the 1st of the month falls on a Monday? It just feels like the right way to start a month, it’s got to be a good sign that’s for sure!

But before we go headfirst into June (How is it June already?) let’s have a little look at what’s been giving me all the good vibes this past month!

Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water (£4.49)

Late on the band wagon as usual, I picked this up when it was all the hype a few months back and have only now started using it! I’ve found it’s perfect for taking along to the gym with me to give my sweaty face a once over after a gruelling work out! 

Sanctuary Cocooning Body Butter (£9.50)

Ah, so sad when you come to the end of a set of products. I received a wonderful little Sanctuary body butter trio at Christmas and this is the last, but certainly not the least loved from the set. I’ve been using it daily and my skin feels silky smooth. It’s the perfect post bath body butter as it contains several essential oils to help you unwind all the more! Bliss!

Valentina Eau de Parfum (£59)

I can’t stop reaching for this perfume! It’s Spring in a bottle. With a strong Italian floral bouquet, paired with white alba truffles, orange blossom and jasmine it turns heads for all the right reasons leaving a trail of attitude and sophistication everywhere I go. The bottle is also just too damn cute on my dresser!

Ghiradelli Squares

I picked these up on my last trip to Florida and am still working my way through the two gigantic bags I brought home! I’ve been throwing a couple into my work bag everyday and having them as a late afternoon pick me up to see me through the final few hours in work! I’m extremely partial to the dark chocolate and raspberry, and the peppermint bark ones. 

Enchanted Forest - Johanna Basford (£9.95)

I’ve been trying to make a point of getting some downtime in my day lately, usually of an evening, just 20 minutes or so, no screens, no television, no distractions. I am in love with the intricate and fantastical drawings in this colouring book and it’s amazing how quickly I am absorbed in the task of colouring these beautiful pictures in. I can’t drawer or paint, so this is the next best thing for me and I’m loving it. It’s going to take me a long time to compete just the front cover alone!

Marks and Spencer Gold G&Tea (£12)

Another month, another gin! A gift from Mr’s family, this fancy-pants gin is absolutely divine. A sparkling blend of M & S gold tea, with botanical gin, lemongrass, elderflower, and edible gold leaf, it brings high-class cocktails straight into your home. Don’t mind if I do, thank you very much!

You’ve been loving… April Favourites 2015

By far, the most popular post this month on the blog has been my April favourites post! I can’t say I blame you either! From lip loving balms to bath salts, chocolate gin and more. If you haven’t already, go check it out and see for yourself!

I’ve not been loving…Lush Angels on Bare Skin (£6.75)

Yes, this was in my favourites last month but it’s amazing how your opinion about a product can change. After seeing great results initially, over the last 4 weeks my skin has started to go really dry, especially on my forehead and nose. It’s got to the point where it’s becoming noticeable now, especially when I apply my trusty mineral powder foundation. Daily exfoliation is just too much for my skin, even with gentle exfoliators such as this!

What have you been loving this past month? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,


  1. I hate it when the first of the month falls on a money. It gives me an internal conflict between posting my monday social bloggers post and posting my instagram roundup on the 1st. Doom :(

    Corinne x

    1. Mega #bloggerproblems right there! You could always put up the two posts in one day?

      Sarah :)

  2. I really need to try the Simple Micellar Water, it sounds like a great budget product xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. It's lovely and refreshing, and you can't argue with budget beauty that's for sure!

      Sarah :)