This June and July…

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I have combined the past two months favourites together into one post as I was a bit delayed on Junes favourites. It has been a great couple of months. There has barely been a weekend where I have not been doing something and I think the rest of the year will be the same what with weddings and birthdays. All very exciting!

Anyway I shall stop chatting on and get on with the main event:

Beauty

There are a few beauty items to share with you this month. I shall start with the make up items as there are a few more of those than skincare!

It took me ages to find a concealer that worked for me and finally I have in the Maybelline The Eraser Eye. All other ones I have tried just dried my skin out. I have seen this recommended by so many bloggers and have tried to buy it so many times but it appears it is extremely popular and I could never get it in my shade (light). Finally I have it in my clutches and it is as good as I hoped. It has a creamy texture which blends in perfectly under my foundation.

One of my main issues in summer, especially with sun cream being used in excess, is shiny skin. I have dry skin by nature but in summer it gets that little bit more oily especially through out the day. Soap and Glorys One Heck of a Blot is perfect for getting rid of that shine and it is perfect for popping in your bag with the addition of a mirror too!

Two items that I go back to every day when doing my make up is the Maxfactor Creme Puff Blush in Seductive Pink and the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara. The Blush is a perfect colour and so easy to apply. It really gives your cheeks a lovely flushed colour and I hear it is a great dupe for the famous Hourglass blushes. The Roller Lash seems to have mixed reviews but I personally love it. I think it is great for those with long lashes as it really exentuates them.

As for skincare items I have narrowed down to two that I love.

The Yes to.. range has really become popular and I personally opt for the Yes to Carrots for my dry skin. I love the day moisturiser. It feels so silky on the skin and leaves my skin perfectly hydrated.

My final beauty product is the Korres Wild Rose Exfoliating Cleanser. This is great for giving your skin a weekly cleanse. It can be used more regularly but I like to use it once a week to get rid of any impurities. It really works and smells great too.

Fashion

Two items have been at the top of my list these past two months. Both are from H&M and are perfect for summer. One is a soft black playsuit that is flattering and extremely comfortable which can be worn day or night!

My second item is a soft and loose mint green top (my favourite colour at the moment) which can be paired with skinny jeans and is perfect for a casual day look. Again it is so comfortable!

H&M is a really affordable brand and I love the quality.

Jewellery 

I have been on the search for more jewellery lately and seem to have found a few good pieces. Unfortunately one item (A selection of rose gold necklaces) cannot be shown as I have misplaced them (typical me).

The other items however are a necklace and bracelet. Both from Accessorize and both equally pretty. I have been pairing them with my new fashion pieces and they go perfectly.

Food and Drink

I am only going to talk about one item in this category as if I talked about all the food I have eaten and liked I would be here all day. I am a massive lover of tea tho and one I always go for is Pukka teas. Their Supreme Matcha Green is a lovely Green tea and tastes amazing as well as being very healthy for you!

Read

I have not finished this book yet but as soon as I picked it up I could not stop reading. I am nearly finished it and have found it inspiring and brilliant. Wild should be a must read for all. Cheryl Strayed really takes you on her journey along the PCT as well as her personal journey. It has made me want to go on a hike and see the world more. As well as that it reminds you to be grateful for what you have and appreciate all around.

Well thats it for these past two months! There are plenty of things I love but this is a snippet of those.

What have you been loving?

This May…

Wow that flew by!! I can’t believe it is June already. Before we know it I will be Christmas (sorry not sorry).

It is tradition in the blogging world to give a round up of what you have loved most from that month so I thought I would start my own version!

Events

Two things I especially loved this month and feel need special mention are two events. The first at the beginning of the month was BE:Fit Festival in London. A festival based around health and fitness for women. I won tickets to this event via Dance, Flow Lift and I absolutely loved it. I took part in 3 workout classes, stocked up on supplies and tried lots of yummy food and drink. There were also some talks from inspirational people in the health and fitness industry but unfortunately I did not have time to see one. Amazing event which I highly recommend.

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The second event was Beauty Con which I attended with Sarah. It was a lovely day spent meeting inspirational women in the blogging world and included a cheeky first Tarte purchase! 

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 The main make up item I have loved has been Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel. I have this in Vanilla 02 and it is my go to face product at the moment. It gives light coverage but adds a healthy glow to the skin whilst giving an antioxidant boost and protecting with SPF 30. Perfect for the upcoming summer season.

My favourite and most loved cleanser this month, and most months, is Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. This is a staple in most bathrooms and is definitely one I will be using for a long time. it leaves my skin so soft and takes off pretty much any make up.

Fashion

I have not purchased any major fashion items in the past month but the one thing I find myself always wearing is the Topshop Leigh Jeans. I have 3 different colours and when it comes to choosing my outfit for the day this is usually the first thing I pick! My black pair feel as soft as leggings and are as comfortable too!! They are just my perfect jeans.

Read

I would love to say I have finished a book this month but I have been finding it hard to finish any(pretty good at starting loads of them though). However, I have been loving reading my many lists of blogs and one that I want to mention is A Minute Away From Snowing. I love the style of Michelle’s blog especially the photography and simplicity of it. She recently did a post on the Norwegian Fjords and if I didn’t already want to go here this would have definitely made me want to add it to my bucket list.

Lifestyle

For the boys Birthday he was given a Chiminea for our garden and we both love it. We recently had a BBQ and finished off the evening with toasted marshmallows via the Chiminea. Perfect for summer evenings.

Fitness

I spend nearly every week at my local Pilates studio either doing an Advanced Pilates Matwork class or Booty Barre so this has to be my May fitness favourite. After my knee operation Pilates really helped me gain my strength and fitness back and I have been hooked ever since. I highly recommend it and think it is extremely beneficial for you. At Everybody Pilates, the studio I attend, you feel really welcome from the beginning and the staff are fantastic. Great teachers and extremely friendly and fun! Exactly what you want! If you are ever in the area you should definitely check them out!

What have your favourite things in May been?