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Hello ! It’s been a while. I’ve got to be honest my motivation has really gone out of the window recently and I’ve spent more hours laying on my bed staring out the window than I’d like to admit. Does anyone else feel like that? But this idea came to me at 2am so I thought it would be a great a post to share some of my favourite things.
So, welcome to a new addition to the blog…monthly favourites! Where I’ll be sharing with you my favourite products, clothing, etc with you that I’ve been using or wearing over the past month. I’ll also start to include favourite recipes, books etc but I’m not going to get ahead of myself just yet and for the first one I’ll stick to beauty and clothing. Also I’d like to point out I will be doing my monthly favourites from the month just gone, so these were from April. So without further rambling, let’s get started.
Loveshack Fancy x Superga collaboration
First up we have the Loveshack Fancy x Superga collaboration which omg how dreamy are THESE ! I’m not usually a trainers kind of girl but I’m in love with this whole colaboration it’s perfect. And it’s getting me into casual footwear, win win really. Lovershack Fancy have taken their signature elements (think pretty florals, pastel colours etc) and made a collection of Supergas that are like a work of art. These were kindly gifted and you can find them here and here – but hurry there’s not that many sizes left!
Ok next up we have a new bed-ware (is that even a word?) brand I’ve discovered called Crisp Sheets. They make the most perfect bedding in beautiful neutral tones, which stay crisp after every wash-they’re specially woven to ensure the soft touch stays crisp, like you’ve just made your bed. Also (and this is what sold them to me) they don’t need ironing!! Not that I even iron my sheets anyway but they are so creased when they come out of the dryer. I bought the Purity Sand Dune duvet set, and because they had a sale on, treated myself to the nude towels I had my eye too, they’re 100% organic terry cotton. Because let’s face it, I’m spending more time in bed and towels than anywhere else these days. I’m so happy with both purchases ! They’re such good quality.
Living Proof/Trinny London/Soleil Toujours/Lottie London
A few skin/hair care products I’ve been using and I’m really impressed with this month (in no particular order) Let’s start with the Living Proof full thickening cream. I’ve got fine (limp) hair and when I’ve washed it looks even more flat when I blow dry it so this is a lifesaver. A little goes a long way-just apply to damp hair and blow dry and you can see the difference. I never blow dry without it.
The Trinny London BFF cream, this was originally a gift but I have repurchased and I will continue to repurchase forever because it is THAT GOOD. I’ve got oily skin with large pores and I’ve tried every CC,BB, primer going for my skin and none of them worked. Until this miracle product. I put it on as my last step before foundation and my skin has never looked so good. Goodbye pores and oil I don’t know how this magic cream works, but it DOES. Plus it has SPF 30 in it-even more of a bonus. You can also wear it on it’s own too, as it adapts to your skin tone. See Magic! Or some great type of science.
I was gifted a new self tan to try from Soleil Toujours (in medium deep) and I think this is my favourite one I’ve tried. Now I’m no fake tan expert (and I’m quite lazy when it comes to tanning) but this one is such a lovely colour ! I was glowing. It was a very believable bronze, I was so impressed with it. There’s a cream for your body and a serum for your face and it’s made from 70% organic ingredients, (it’s also vegan and cruelty free) it lasted for days and didn’t go patchy either. Bonus points for the nice smell and lovely packaging too.
Lastly on the skincare front (and it’s not really skincare it’s just fun) is the Lottie London freckle tint which is just fun! I’ve ALWAYS wanted freckles, curly hair and freckles that’s what I wished for when I was little. And now I can have the freckle part! Dead easy to apply, just dot it on, then I like to pat with a makeup sponge to make them look more natural. Above was my very first attempt so they don’t look toooo natural? but still so cute ! Oh also this is also vegan and cruelty free!
A new brand I’ve recently discovered via instagram is Margaux Studios and everything is so beautiful ! It’s all hand made and sustainability is at the heart of everything she does. She kindly gifted me some beautiful pieces that I’ve not stopped wearing including this beautiful bow, hand made using fabric shop off cuts, ensuring nothing goes to waste, and the daisy pearl necklace made from freshwater ivory rice pearls and a hand blown glass daisy bead. These are definitely pieces I will be keeping in my collection forever.
Right! A shirt I’ve been living in since it arrived is this Arket one ! Just look at that collar. I’ve been lusting after it for a few months now and it finally came back in stock and I could get it with my gifting allowance. And I’m so glad I did. It looks great on it’s own or worn under a cardigan/jumper with some vintage Levi’s-it’s basically the vintage shirt I wish I could find but never do.
An underwear set that’s so pretty you’ll want to show it off is this one from Wacoal. In the most perfect vintage pink colour (it’s listed as ‘rose dust’ on their website and I think that captures the colour perfectly) wear a la Carrie Bradshaw in SATC under a sheer blouse to show it off. Thank you for the lovely gift Wacoal.
And finally, I’m now a member of the Sleeper Dress club after finally getting my hands on the pink gingham Atlanta when Studio B had a sale,then because I couldn’t stop thinking about this floral one above, I just had to get that one too. They are so so pretty, yet so so comfortable, just like wearing your pyjamas. And of course they make pyjamas too, they are the world’s first walking sleepwear brand after all-those feather ones I’m sure you’ve seen all over instagram ! Perfect for staying at home. Plus these ones come with matching hair ribbons! i’ll link them here from their own website too as they are nearly sold out on Studio B they’ve been so popular.
And that’s your lot, if you made it to the end of this post, well done and thank you so much for reading! I hope this post has inspired you to maybe discover some new brands, or to add something to your wishlist.