Moving into May, I've decided to jump on the bandwagon and do a monthly favourites - enjoy!
Probably my absolute favourite of the month has to be the Clinique Instant Lift For Brows. I naturally have dark eyebrows which I never thought would need filling in. However, after becoming a bit obsessed with beauty bloggers and gurus over the last year and hearing how important filling in your brows can be, I thought I'd give it a go. This pencil is double sided - one end is a twist up crayon to fill with (I have the shade 03 - deep brown) and the other is a twist up pearl highlighter. I am no expert but I found this super easy to add into my routine. A quick brush and fill of the brows followed by a swipe of the highlight on my brow bone and it completely changes your face. I also like to use the highlighter end in the inner corners of my eye some days - definitely opens them up and brightens!
Next up is something I thought was a bit of a gimmick but popped into the supermarket to snap it up anyway after a recommendation from a friend. The Vaseline Spray Moisturiser promises to absorb in seconds and repair dry skin - which isn't an entirely untrue claim. I find this method of a spray moisturiser definitely quicker than the regular rub in from a tub, tube or pump. It is also super handy when you're in a rush/super cold and lazy after a shower in the winter! Guilty.
A few little things...
Carmex! A true life saver in my books. I think I've admitted this before but I am a lip product hoarder - seriously an advertisers dream when it comes to balms, glosses, sticks and stains. This has had plenty of use over the past month. I pop it on before bed as I love it's long lasting qualities. Then I chuck it on once I wake up (before I start doing my hair/face) so that once I get to applying a product to my lips, they are super soft. Later in the day, it also gets an application or four. Truly obsessed and works miracles.
These ASOS sunglasses were spotted on Hello October's blog a little while ago and I loved the way they looked, especially since she has a smaller face which is similar to mine. I hopped on ASOS and searched for them however they were only in black, which I might prefer anyways, and now I can only find them online in brown. They look really fashionable and I love wearing them when the sun decides to make an appearance.
As you probably read in most blogger's posts, I have never been a huge fan of lip glosses. Sticky products and below boob length hair, plus Wellington wind do not mix! But my mum's friend gave us a pack of these Napoleon Perdis lip glosses and I have kept at least one in my bag ever since. They aren't too sticky and I find them quite moisturising. The applicator is also one of my favourite types - a brush, not a spongey type one. The colour range (which we split up amongst the family) ranged from a light pink to hot pink with a couple of nudes and oranges in between. I tried them all and surprisingly liked the way the orange-toned one looked! Trying out some more glosses may be in order!
During a browse through the Salvation Army, I spotted this read for something like $2. I haven't quite finished it yet but absolutely love the story so far, just like I do with other Nick Hornby novels. It is about a group of four people who all meet on a rooftop on New Year's Eve with plans to jump. Typing that now, I admit it sounds a bit dark and depressing but it has some real wit in it which definitely reminds me of About a Boy. Also, the film version of this has been made which has Aaron Paul cast. Can't wait!
Lastly, something black of course. This wee little bag has been slung over my shoulder in a rush for the past few weeks and it is a great size. During the day (and night to be honest - I recently wore it to the Arctic Monkeys gig) this Dotti purse perfectly fits my wallet/pouch, a lip product or two, my keys, a small hand cream, my phone and my sunglasses on top! What else could I need?
Hope you enjoyed reading about what I've been enjoying this month. Let me know what your monthly favourites are below! Any recommendations? Thanks for reading!