At the beginning of the month I had an appointment at my local Aveda where they looked at my hair and scalp and gave me some advice on my hair. They suggested that I started using this balancing shampoo. I’ve been using it ever since and it’s really helped with my scalp, the sensitivity of the skin and the look on my hair. It’s looking fab. I was suggested some other products too so I’m looking forward to going back and buying soon. I’m not someone that usually wears a very heavy base/foundation so I like to stick to light coverage product. This BB Skin Detox Fluid from Clarins is one that I’ve been using for the full month. I only use a small amount, just two to three pumps, it lasts all day and looks amazing. It also as an SPF 25 in too. Mega bonus! I’ll be doing more of a review in the coming weeks so keep an eye out on the site. I bought this lipstick/lipshine is from the Rosie for Autograph ( Marks and Spencers)line. I bought it just after Christmas and I fell in love with the name of it initially as it’s called Love of my life which very apt for the time of year. When I looked at the colour I fell for it even harder and realised that I just had to buy it and I’ve worn it every day since. It’s lovely layered over the Chanel Rouge Allure Ink in Amoureux and it really lasts. My most favourite thing about it is that the lipstick itself is so moisturising even when you have chapped lips which I have this week due to being ill, it helps lock in that moisture and soften them. I was sent some beautiful hand creams from Crabtree and Evelyn. I love the hand creams as they’re thick and so moisturising. My favourite of the month is this Pear and Pink Magnolia ultra moisturising hand therapy as it has such a pretty yet subtle smell. It’s also been great for my hands and nails which have been in some need of a little TLC. I bought this Armani scent Si in the January sales and I’m so glad that I did. It really is a beautiful fragrance and it’s one that I’ve been wearing a loth throughout the month too. It’s perfect for the time of year, subtle yet fruity and it has floral notes to it. It’s one that you have to smell if you see it for sure. I seem to be allergic to every hand wash ever except this brand Bayliss and Harding. They recently brought out this limited edition fragrance in Pink Prosecco and Cassis to my local Sainsbury’s and I’ve loved using it the whole month. The bottle itself with the rose gold accents is beautiful too. I’ve also loved the combination of the leopard print snood that I received for Christmas and this beautiful burgundy jumper from Miss Selfridge. It’s a warming combination thats also very soft and it’s made me feel extra snuggly when under the weather this month too. What things have you been loving this month and will you be jumping to buy any of these items? Let me know in the comments below. Happy Shopping!
Baylis and Harding
First up is one of my most loved products, it’s the Rituals foaming shower gel in the Happy Buddha – Organic mandarin and yuzu fragrance. If you haven’t smelt this before, you really must go and seek this product out. It smells like the most fruitiest of oranges and it really does make you happy to smell it. The product itself reminds me of the Imperial Leather foaming gel as you only need a little product for it to foam up. It’s luxurious and moisturising and a joy to use. It’s quite expensive though at £8.50 but I tend to go for it when I see it on sale. This Oil Infused Micellar Water from Garnier is really light and really does take off all of my make up even the little water proof make up that I use. You shake it up to activate it and I’ve loved using it. Mainly because it doesn’t leave a horrible residue that most make up removers leave behind which is always a plus. It’s defiantly one to check out next time you go to look for make up remover. I’m a big fan of the Baylis and Harding hand washes. I normally go for the yellow sweet Manderin and grapefruit as it smells like lemon sherbet but we saw this hydrating honey hand wash, loved the smell. My hands are quite fussy and go dry with most hand wash so when I find one that I like I stick with it. This one is beautiful. It smells devine and really looks after my hands. It’s quite cheap but lasts an age so if you see it, check it out. My next product of May that I’ve been loving is the Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo. Now this is supposed to be a three in one product, shine of a lipgloss, the intense colour of a lipstick and the comfort of a lip balm. I have it in 208 – Roman and I’ve really been enjoying wear this product since I bought it. It doesn’t feel like I have product on although I have found that I have to reapply it quite often. It’s a beautiful product though and one that you should swatch if you get a chance. I received the Elizabeth Arden Limted Edition Sunset Bronze Summer collection this month and I haven’t been able to stop using it. Specifically the eye palette, the colours blend really nicely and look amazing. They all go really well together and you can do a muted day time look really easily, and add some of the brighter colours to take your look to evening too. When I’ve not been wearing the eye palette colours from Elizabeth Arden, I’ve been loving the Clarins Limited Edition Waterproof Cream eyeshadows in Silver Taupe and Copper brown. They go on really nicely and the colours are beautiful although it’s quite an art to put these colours on without them creasing. You really have to prime the colours correctly so that doesn’t happen. It’s been fun to work out the best way of using them this month. This product is the new Instant Light Comfort lip oil from Clarins in the colour Red Berry. It smells beautiful. This one has a slight plumping effect and it works on moisturising and nourishing the lips and it really does work. You can wear it on its own or over a lipstick to add a little something. Let me know what you’ve been loving in May in the comments below. I’d love to know your thoughts. Happy shopping!