Well hello to you my reader chums! I can't believe the spring month of May is over and we're now in June; half way through 2016. The past few weeks have gone incredibly fast and I'm now only a couple of days away from jetting off on another girls holiday; crazy stuff.
I've been loving a few new products and a golden oldie the month just gone, here's an overview:
Maybelline's colour tattoo in 'Pink gold'
When the warmer weather hits and spring emerges, my go to makeup look is a shimmery pink eye and nude lip. To achieve it, my favourite product is the ever so hyped, Maybelline colour tattoo in 'pink gold'. This cream eyeshadow doubles up as a base and primer for the eyes, ensuring the shadow lasts that extra bit longer. The consistency is creamy and blends well, giving a beautiful pink sheen to the eye.
Book - Little Girl Gone' by Alexandra Burt
For as long as I can remember I've been a complete bookworm, with my head always stuck in a story. Over the past few weeks therefore, I wanted to get back into the swing of reading and have carried this little gem wherever I'd get the chance to read. This book had me hooked from the off, the deep tragedy and suspense it had throughout, gripped you in; I didn't want to put it down. With many unexpected moments, heart breaking scenes and noteworthy characters, it's an addictive read. A must recommend with a crazy plot twist.
Simple Kind to Skin soothing facial toner
I'm not sure if it's because summer is fast approaching or what but this month I've really got back into a skin care routine, ensuring I tone after using my Simple face wash. The toner I've been loving is the matching Simple one because it's truly gentle on the skin and feels really refreshing once used. It helps take away any excess dirt, makeup or grime that the makeup remover and face wash do not, leaving the skin feeling clean.
Brushegg brush cleaner
This mitt style brush cleaner has been another favourite in May. My best friend Chloe picked this up for me at a boot fair as she'd thought I'd get a lot a use out of it; she was correct indeed. The gizmo makes the brush cleaning process much quicker, simpler and doesn't leave your hands feeling raw afterwards. It's designed with a little hole in the bottom to insert your fingers and have a grip when swirling the brushes on the flat side. I use it by squeezing a ten pence size amount of baby shampoo onto the flat part and lathering it up to deep clean the brush. I found by using this, the brushes get more of an in depth clean to what it usually would if I had lathered the shampoo on my hand.
Nyx Cosmetics matte lip cream in 'Cannes'
With the exciting arrival of a NYX stand in my local boots, I finally got my hands on a few of their products and I have to admit the matte creams certainly lived up to the high expectations. I bought 'Stockholm' and 'Cannes', two varied nudes, 'Stockholm' being a brown tone and 'Cannes' a slightly dark, dusky pink. I've especially loved 'Cannes' this month as it really smartens up any look. I find the texture of these to be beautifully creamy as they sit on the lips well, not budging for several hours. Despite the matte formulation, the lip creams aren't drying at all on the lips and feel like you have no product on at all; I absolutely love them.
I hope you enjoyed this monthly favourites post. What products have you been loving this month?
Thank you for reading <3