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May Favourites...

may 2015 favourites

There's one thing that makes me look forward to the end of a month (aside from pay day of course!) and that's the slew of 'favourites' YT videos and blog posts that clutter up my feeds. I love working my way through them and adding to my various lists - to buy, to watch, to read, etc. In my world they really help to soften the blow of another month having flown by!

I decided that this month I'd bring the ol' classic Favourites posts to my blog - so here's a random collation of the general 'stuff' that I've been enjoying throughout the month of May. 

Shall we kick it off with the beauty bits and bobs? Let’s pretend I'm a legit beauty blogger for a min!

I'd been intrigued by the First Aid BeautyBlemish Patrol Pads to see how they held up compared to the Cane + Austin Acne Treatment Pads (a post is in the works, fear not!). So as I was ordering them and I'd not tried anything from this brand before, the FAB Faves To Go Kit just happened to fall into my basket. I love this whole kit - I love how simple and fuss-free both the cleanser and ultra-repair cream are - and they haven't broken me out, which is always good! I'm feeling a renewed skincare routine post coming on, no doubt with more from the FAB range!

I'm a self-confessed foundation-junkie and the latest one that I've added to my collection is the Clinique Beyond Perfecting one. I love this foundation - it's full coverage (that comes from in being a concealer too!)  but with a dewy finish (but not verging on the point of greasy dewy which is always a worry of mine!) that lasts all day. My only complaint with this foundation is by the end of the day I am desperate to get some Bioderma on there and remove it - it's by no means light-weight!

Ever since starting work I've discovered a love of nude polishes, the one that I re-painted my nails with throughout the whole month of May (which is unheard of for me!) was the nude-y pink from the Barry M Sunset Collection - aptly named 'Like A Nude'. The colour is appropriately unobtrusive for work and the lasting power is great - no chippage for the whole working week is perfect for me!

There has been one song that I've been listening to on repeat this month – ‘I Just Want You’ by Cole Swindell. When it finally gets to summer is when I break out the country music again and this tune is a good un’ – seriously give it a listen!

I made a great discovery in May – Abbi Glines is my new favourite author. I stumbled across her Sea Breeze and absolutely fell in love with her writing style, the setting of her stories, how they all inter-link together – they’re amazing! If you love summery chick flicks and appreciate the setting of a small time in Alabama then definitely check out her Sea Breeze series. I’m flying through it, but luckily there’s nine books to keep me going! And then there’s her other series to get started on…

My last favourite is the whole planner phenomenon. Now I’ve always loved a using my planner, it keeps me sane, but after stumbling across the planning community on YT – thanks to Elle Fowlers’ {video} I suddenly became obsessed with the idea of using stickers in my planner to document everything. Well, it’s safe to say that etsy and I are now a lot better acquainted and I found a new hobby! Kinda geeky or childish may be but I really don’t care! This first batch of stickers in the photo are from {EllieBeth Designs UK} – one of the few planner sticker shops based in the UK if you’re interested! Side note: these muji gel pens are my fave to write in my planner with!

So that’s what I’ve been loving in the month of May! What’ve you all been obsessing over this month?