Monthly Favourites – May 2016


Seeing as we are 1st June – how is it June already?! I thought I would share with you my favourites from the month of May –

Women’s Health Magazine – I am a huge lover of magazines but recently have been really enjoying Women’ Health magazine. I’m not a gym bunny or a fitness freak but I am in the mode of being healthier, as some of you may know from my Slimming World Sunday posts. Women’s Health isn’t all about exercise, it’s full of healthy eating tips, beauty, health tips, etc – it actually makes for a really enjoyable and interesting read. Unlike a lot of the fashion magazines – which don’t get me wrong, I love flicking through these magazine but I do struggle to find good content to read, but with Women’s Health I’m reading it cover to cover! I love it that much that I’m actually thinking about getting a subscription as it’s been the only magazine in a long while which I buy every single month.

John Frieda Detangling Comb – Bit of an odd favourite but I couldn’t live without this comb. It’s from John Frieda and from the photo it looks like a normal comb – what is so special about that, I hear you ask? Well, what makes this special is there are rubber strip at the top of the comb which I find really help in taming your hair when you’re out and about. We have all been there, when we have been caught is really bad windy weather or worn something which makes your hair static…well the rubber strip really helps smooth any fly away hairs – genius! It’s also really small and flat to keep in any handbag, rather than carrying around a massive hair brush.

La Roche-Posay Serozinc – I have had terrible skin lately, and with the weather getting warmer I tend to also get a little oily throughout the day. I use La Roche-Posay’s Serzonic as a toner once I’ve finished cleansing my skin in the mornings. It comes in a spray can sprits over you face but I tend to spray directly on a cotton pad and wipe over my skin to ensure my whole face is covered, but spraying it directly on your face is lovely and hydrating too! This toner is made for blemish prone/oily skin, so using this in the morning really helps keep the oil at bay throughout the day.

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Topshop nail polish in Leigh – I’ve spoken about this nail polish lot on the blog recently so won’t go into too much detail here, but it’s part of Topshop’s Denim Polish range. I really love this colour and have been wearing for the majority of the month, so had to include it in my May favourites.  The formulation is fantastic too! I would actually go as far as saying it’s one of the best polishes on the high-street for longevity, as I can wear it up to 5 days without any chips!

gloss and swatch

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolour in Seduction – I had heard a lot of good things about the new Revlon Matter Lipcolours that I just had to try them out for myself. I ended up picking up the shade, Seduction as I love a nude lip! The colour first of all, is gorgeous and perfect for every day wear. When you first apply it, it does appear like a gloss on the lips but once it wears a little it’s appears more like a matte lip colour. Although it’s branded as a matte lip product, I kinda like that it applies a little glossy to begin with as I find it keeps some moisture in my lips rather than matte lip products being quite drying. I really like the texture of these and will definitely looking at picking up some more shades!

What are your monthly favourites?

Topshop Makeup Haul

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When Topshop first released their makeup range back in 2010, I was really impressed with the quality and the range and 6 years later Topshop are still brining their makeup game! Last weekend whilst shopping in Brighton, and I couldn’t resist picking up some new bits to try from their range. Here is what is picked up –

Nail Polish in Lucas and Leigh – This was the main reason I wanted to check out Topshop’s makeup stand as I knew they had just launch their new denim nail polish range. With six new polishes in the range, these all match Topshop’s famous denim jeans – Hayden, Lucas, Joni, Leigh, Mom and Jamie. I picked up Lucas and Leigh, and they look great – perfect for Spring!

Everything Stick in Philanderer – I’ve used Tophop ‘crayon-type’ products before like their lip bullets and I thought they were great, so when I saw the Everything Stick – a product you can use for your eyes, checks and lips, I wanted to get it a go! I’m not sure how much I will use this colour on my lips but it’s a really pretty colour for the cheeks and lips. It super creamy and pigmented, and blends in really nicely for a blush. They have some really pretty colours in this range (six in the range) so might have to pick up a few more of these.

Waterproof Eyeliner Ebony – I’ve heard a lot of good things about Topshop’s eyeliner, so wanted to try this out for myself. When I first swatched this on my arm, it’s really pigmented and creamy and when I went to wipe it away it was really stubborn. With this staying power for just a swatch, I can’t wait to try this eyeliner properly.

What are you favourites from the Topshop makeup range? Have you tried any of these products before?