May Favourites

As we roll our way through June, I think we are all asking the same question.. Where the hell did May go?!
It's alarming to think we have already flown half way through another year. I feel like I have nothing to show for the last 6 months, even though I've done so many amazing things. Although they are over, I'm so glad I have so many timeless memories to look back on in years to come :) 

Here's some products I wanted to share with you that have been an absolute god send this May..

 I've actually had this brush since December.. but I thought considering I've never done a beauty favourites that made it to being published, this deserved a mention.
I went into my local Hair & Beauty Wholesalers originally looking for a Tangleteezer, but when getting to the till, the cashier showed me this & said they were so much better.
 I wasn't overly struck at first because I just thought 'whatever, that looks like a normal hair brush'  OH HOW I WAS WRONG!! 
Ever since picking it up, there has not been a single day where I don't use this. It's aimed for brushing out knots when your hair is wet, but I think it works just as well when your hair is dry. Unlike any normal brush, it doesn't pull or strain the scalp when you're trying to de-tangle your hair, it just glides through effortlessly not causing any pull or pain. I do actually need to buy a new one, as I used it to blow-dry my hair and I must have had the hair dryer so close to the brush that some of the bristles melted out of shape.. Oops! Other than that, I highly recommend this product.

2. Morroccan Oil Heat Styling Protection

After years of shrugging off the idea of heat protection, my split ends had certainly seen better days. I got given this by my boyfriends mum, as I'd previously tried it before drying my hair one day. When it was dry.. Wow, the difference it had made. I applied it onto damp, towel dried hair and then blow dried it. Normally once dry, I have all these fly away bits of hair and really notice the straggly ends, but this stuff worked a miracle leaving my hair smooth with a bit of shine and hold, making it much easier to style and keep in place. I wouldn't go too mad with the application though, as it leaves a bit of a dewy, coarse effect on the hair if you use too much.
 I use this more on the ends rather than the roots, but definitely noticed a difference since. If you struggle with fly away, dry hair in need of a bit of TLC, then this product is definitely one for you!

3. Andrew Barton S.O.S HELP ME! Leave In Conditioner

Just before I went away on holiday, I had decided to get a load of blonde highlights put through my hair. In the past, my hair has not been the biggest fan of bleach, so I instantly took to panic mode. Whilst casually browsing Asda on a mission to save my hair, I stumbled across this. The bottle took to my attention immediately, as the title basically summed up my exact thoughts at that point in time.
I had been mmming and arrrring about leave in conditioners for a while, as I had this image of it making my hair look constantly greasy, but I thought there was no harm in trying.
Ever since using this, my hair has been the softest, most bleach friendly thing on earth.
 It has Shea Butter in, which is naturally moisturising, make it easier to tame those tangles and brittle ends before brushing. You can use this on wet or dry hair -
I personally think it's best to use this on towel dried hair, as it leaves a nice sheek look/feel when it's dry, with no traces of it stickiness. At an amazing price of £5, this does everything it says on the bottle. I will be purchasing this again and again!

So with my love for Zoella, it would be wrong not to put this in! Plus the fact, I absolutely love this product! I was looking for a fragrance to take on holiday with me which smelt nice and fresh, but not too pricey just incase it got lost. I was one of the slower people to jump on the bandwagon for this, purely because I feel like body mists don't normally last very long on me, but when I saw that it was only £8 in Superdrug, I couldn't resist! I had nothing to lose, and after trusting Zoe's opinion for a long time now, I knew her actual products would be hard to let me down. I can only describe the smell as clean, fresh and floral - which is delicious! It pretty much acts as a perfume on me and lasts all day long.
Can't wait to try more of her range! 

I've had this lipstick for a while now, and it is literally perfect for every occasion. I'm not normally a nude lipstick fan, but this compliments any outfit and skin tone. As we are coming into the summer months, I thought I'd ditch the red/berry tones for a while and dig this bad boy (or girl..?) out. I have worn this more in the last month, than I ever did when I first got given it for my birthday back in January. It adds a natural texture to the lips with it being a Matte Lipstick, so it literally lasts ages! I feel it's not as pigmented as the darker shades, purely because it doesn't leave a stain on the lip like the rest. I'd just like to throw out there that it smells & tastes really nice? Is that weird?! Oh MAC, what are you doing to me?!

This is actually part of the Core Collection Kit and it's perfect for blending in liquid concealer. I don't always go for a full make-up look, especially if I have nowhere important to be, so I definitely use this brush the most out of the collection. It's great for the more sensitive, smaller areas you want to concentrate on like under the eyes. 
I realise everything I just said defeats the real purpose of this brush, but I'd just like to point out that I do also use this for a little bit of contouring here and there, but I don't feel like that's always necessary in a look. If you're not sure about make-up brushes, these are a great brand to start out with! 

After wanting to get my hands on this mascara for as long as I can remember, I FINALLY got it when I went to America. *jazz hands* Woo! Oh my god, it was so worth the wait, it's amazing! I like my eyelashes to look as big and bold as possible, so I tend to look for more volumising mascaras. I am not normally one to splash out on things like this, but as I was on holiday - this was the perfect excuse! It's so easy to apply and so easy to remove. The more coats you apply, the bigger and better your eyes look. I would say, this definitely isn't a subtle mascara, so if you're not into big, fat lashes, this isn't the one for you. 
I really hope Too Faced never stop selling this product.
Before & After

8. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

Ok, so I get that none of these products are probably news to you.. But if they are, then I hope this advice finds you well! I was never really a fan of liquid concealers until I met this one. I always stuck to my reliable concealer stick, purely because I'd never really had any problems with it. After venturing out and trying this, I have honestly never looked back. 
The coverage is absolutely brilliant and it blends so nicely into the skin. It works well with foundation underneath/over the top of your application. I find it exceptionally good for dark circles under the eyes, as it gives a really nice finished look and hides any unwanted blemishes or spots. This is 100% in anyone's price range, and a great 'go to' product for anyone experimenting or struggling to find a good concealer.

9. Barry M 'Hi Shine Gel' Nail Paint

Okay, I have a slight obsession with mint green shades at the moment, so I instantaneous picked up this Nail Varnish as soon as I saw it. I wanted something a little more bright and eye catching (rather than a pastel effect) so I took to the trusty Barry M stand in Boots.It's a gel type nail paint, so it's very shiny and easy to apply.

I could almost describe this as a mermaid green. I don't tend to go for bolder shades like this, as I bite my nails (yes, it's a terrible habit) so they don't always look as attractive as they should do. So I thought as we are well into the spring/summer months, why not? 
Bright colours = Happiness.. As long as they don't blind you of course! 

What were your favourites this month? 



  1. I must get round to trying MAC's Velvet Teddy lipstick, I've heard so many good things about it, and you've pretty much convinced me now, hehe :) I know, time does seem to just whizz by, I can't believe we're into June and summer already! x

    ♥.•*¨ Amanda Says ¨*•.♥

    1. Haha yes! You have to, it's literally a great colour for any occasion :)
      It's crazy how time flies! I feel like I should be doing more haha!

  2. The Mac velvet teddy lipstick sounds so incredible and the shade is gorgeous. That mascara looks amazing and I can't believe how big it made your lashes look xxx

    1. Haha thank you! It's crazy isn't it?! Never thought any mascara was capable of that haha!


  3. I am in such need of a new go-to hairbrush, the wet brush sounds amazing especially as my hair is so thin and breaks easily!

    Catherine xx

  4. It really is so amazing! You should definitely invest :)


  5. I have just purchased the Moroccanoil Heat Spray and I cant wait to use it! I hope i get the same results as you have! :)

    Amelia xo


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