Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Recent Favourites

Aaahh it feels good to be writing again! 

I always forget to do a monthly favourites and be time I realise its nearly the next month but I've got a few bits and bobs I've been really loving over the last few weeks so I thought I'd pull together a general favourites post! 

There's a bit of a mix bag but it's bits I've been putting on Instagram and getting questions about or things I've been recommended so thought I'd pass on the baton. 

Make Up wise - you can probably see straight away that all but one of my favourite products lately are from Make Up Revolution/Revolution Pro - we all know this is possibly my favourite Make Up brand in general! But they've really upped their game over the last couple of months; producing their new Revolution Pro Foundation (oh holy mother of all good and alcoholic - incredible coverage and great for oily skin!) and new Liquid Highlighter. I've also previously used their "banana powder" but I found the yellow tone was too dark for my light skin unless I had fake tan on so I was so chuffed to see they do a new "Bake & Finish" powder which is white which looks great with my tone. Really does set the make up flawlessly; particularly around the eye area. Last but not least - a gorgeous lipstick that I saw on their Instagram page in the shade "chauffer" - a prfect nude with a creamy matte finish. Perfect for Spring! 

The only make up item to make it into my favourites which isn't MUR (one of the only other make up items I've generally brought tbh though) is the Liz Earle Bronzer! If you didn't know, I've just joined the Liz Earle family and have fallen in love with the brand and their products so a whole post will be up about what I'm loving. But to start with, is this gorgeous bronzer with a light shimmer which is great for all over the face as a contour, or even as a nice bronzed eye shadow selection.

Another couple of beauty favourites lately have been the Revlon Be Fabulous hair treatment for thick hair - ah-may-zing. I've been using this on an off for over 6 months but since I've dyed my hair back darker I've really tried to get it back into a good condition and this is incredible! I'm not sure you can get this in shops but worth having a look online or in your local salon. LAst but not least is the Real Techniques Gel Brush Cleanser - I've used a shit load of make up brush cleaners over the years but this is certainly one of my favourites! Definitely worth a few extra pennies as a little goes a long way. 





It's that time of year (FINALLY) where the sun is out and therefore so is the Summer Wardrobe. I've treated myself to a few bits and pieces ready for the Summer as a lot of last years clothing doesn't fit (*cries*) but they are pieces that I've already fallen in love with and have repeatedly warn!

I've always struggled with rings as I've got such fat fingers but they had a few gorgeous bits in the jewellery area in Boots which were in the sale. I brought a gold set of 3 (2 are pictured below, the third was a plain gold band which is currently in my car!) and a single silver ring with a gorgeous lavender stone. All of them fit so nicely and look great both casually and dressed up. All 4 for less than £5 altogether too.

All 3 of my favourite clothing pieces were absolute bargains too - I picked up these gorgeous printed trousers from Primark for £10 along with the Floral blazer for £10 (normally £20 but had a small rip on the inside lining which you can't even see!). Both are so comfy and smart enough for work or cocktails with the girls but look great with just a plain T and pumps - the same goes for this stripy, floral jumpsuit from Asda! It's oversized and really light weight so I'm so excited to take to Marbs with me in just a few weeks time. I've worn it to cocktails with the girls with a black blazer and heels but I've also worn it with converse for date day! 




I've not only just been loving items over the last few weeks, but I've been to a few cool new places too! Item-wise though I have been LOVING the book "The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck" which has certainly helped over the recent weeks as I've tried to slow down and put myself first. Part of that task also was to build our flat into a home properly - my favourite area in the flat is the little bar area I've built with a antique table from a charity stop and some drink-related quotes around it. Finished off with a candle. fresh flowers and of course - plenty of gin!

I can't go into Leicester now without heading to 200 Degrees for one of their Mocha Milkshakes - I've legit had at least 5 in the last month. Don't even like coffee but these bad boys are life! This month I've been to a few new places across the country including the epic Boneyard in Leicester (full blog post coming soon), with a stop of from the Isle of Wight at Slug and Lettuce in Portsmouth Harbour to have a catch up over (a fucking huge and epic) cocktail with my girly, Ashleigh! If you're ever down south, it was a gorgeous little area with stunning views over the Harbour - plus helloooooo world's biggest PornStar Martini (and a whole bottle of bubbly to go with!). My final new place I've been to recently - again, cocktail related, was Revolution De Cuba in Nottingham where we had a great cocktail masterclass for my best friend; Laura;'s hen do this weekend! The host was great, and we ended up with about 4 drinks each - 2 we'd made ourselves. Normally at masterclasses you don't get a choice of what to make or you get  very limited choice if you do, but with RDC, you got to pick any drink off the menu which made it that little more special! 



So this has been a super long rambly post but I've just been loving life lately and finally had the time to get back into the swing of going out and having fun and seeing friends as well as picking up some new treats! If there's anything else I need to be trying, be sure to Tweet me! xox



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