May 31st • Posted in Favourites
Whoa, May has been HECTIC! I know I say this basically every month, but seriously, I can’t remember one single time I stopped for a moment this month. It was full. So full of events, work, things and also favourites! So here are a few things I’ve loved this month…
I’ve eyed up Frank Body scrubs a little while ago but having so many scrubs to go through already, I decided to give them a go only recently. Being my first time with their products, their The Grind High Club kit sounded so appealing to me, giving me the chance to try out four different mini coffee scrubs at a great price! I love their brand ethics and their vegan non-chemical products: the smell of each of the options in the kit is simply sublime (!) and, although it can be quite messy, I deeply enjoyed the experience of getting dirty covering myself in coffee grind.
If you’re a reader of this blog, you’d know I’ve been avoiding parabens in haircare products since a couple of years now. Finding good quality paraben-free shampoos haven’t been difficult to me at all, and I’ve grown a deep love for the Garnier Ultimate Blends range, the lavender and rose shampoo in particular, especially great on my oily locks. But recently I’ve been wanting to have a backup shampoo to rely on and to alternate my usual shampoo of choice with, to avoid my scalp getting used to a product in particular and start working against it – since I’ve been using the same shampoo for a very long time now.
When the new Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Soother shampoo was launched I knew I wanted to give it a try – probably mainly made curious about the scent (which is really amazing and sweet, just how I like my shampoo to be!) and the fact it’s meant to work amazing on sensitive scalp, and yes, I deal with that too. And I wasn’t wrong in the slightest: this shampoo leaves my hair extremely soft and clean, but it’s gentle in its scent but also formula. It’s a such a special treat to use!
I’m not the biggest fan of bright lips on myself, I usually go for nudes and hardly try to be the centre of attention by popping some colour on my lips, but this month, aided by the fact that summer is literally around the corner, I got tired of natural lip shades and went “shopping” into my makeup drawer to find and rediscover some nice bright shades I’ve wore twice and then hidden in the back corner of said drawer for months.
This time I’m back in love with my NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Lodhi, a slightly orange-y warm coral shade that looks so appealing to me right now. I remember now why I love this lip pencil: being so long-lasting on my lips, I hardly have to worry about if my lipstick has gone somewhere inappropriate even when eating, plus it adds a pretty but not too eccentric pop of colour even to the most simple of makeup looks!
I’ve talked about these in details in a recent post, but I couldn’t not mention them between this month’s favourites, because I have thrown them on as soon as I got them through the mail and haven’t stopped wearing them ever since, if not when I sadly needed them to be in the washer. I call my Topshop Pretty Blue Mom Jeans the perfect “#Girlboss jeans” just because they really are my favourites to wear everyday while working from home, being so comfy but looking pretty smart in the meanwhile!
I bet you’ll be tired to see me wearing them in each of my Instagram pictures, but I really can’t help…
I’ve talked about Namastey already in my Rome city guide, but this last month I’ve quickly built a love for their Genmaicha Green Tea. I can honestly say I’ve tried a whole lot of teas in my life but this is different from anything I tried so far: it tastes deep and nutty with puffed rice and toasted corn, definitely something a little bit particular but because of that it has quickly become my favourite thing to drink in the middle of my afternoons! I’m so glad this has been suggested to me by the girl at Namastey, she was so right!
And lastly but not at least, how couldn’t I go without mentioning Games of Thrones between my favourites this month! I’m kind of up to date with the new episodes now (although I struggle to find time to watch them lately, I’m always way too tired in the evening to hit the bed and stay awake for more than 5 minutes!) and I’m loving Season 6 as much as I’ve loved all the others! But this season is feeling less static and more eventful already, which is so great!
I won’t go into details just in case any of you hasn’t watched just yet, but if you haven’t just know you totally should!!
And that’s a wrap! Would love to know what’s been on your May favourites list this month! x