Tuesday, 4 June 2013

May Favourites

I haven't written a post like this in a while, and thought it was about time as my pile of favourite products is ever growing. Also, it isn't just make up favourites for example, it's a collection of a few things that I've really been enjoying recently. I'd like to apologise for the shoddy looking pictures - I'm currently redecorating and had to use a make shift set up for taking my photos! 

I Heart Book Series

If you read my Sunday book reviews (click here for a review of the second book) you'll have noticed that a couple of them have been on the I Heart series by Lindsey Kelk. I'd heard a lot about the series before buying them, so when I saw the first three on an offer in Tesco of 3 for £5 I knew I had to buy them - I was not disappointed. I read through the first three really quickly, as they were such an easy going and cheery read, I didn't want to put them down! The characters are really relatable and I felt like I was actually involved in the story which I think is important in a book. I'm currently on the 4th out of 5 books in the series, so guess what my next book review will be....

Supermodel Nail Polish by Leighton Denny

I'm more of an eyeshadow kind of girl than nail polish, although if you saw my collection of polishes you may beg to differ. Although, I have a lot of love for Leighton Denny as the nail polishes he creates are amazing! I especially love the colour "Supermodel". It's a very sophisticated mink colour, and it lasts for so long.When applied with a top coat I find that the polish lasts up to around 5 days without a chip or scratch. 

MAC Studio Fix in NC15

I had been lusting after this powder for quite a while, and so my boyfriend kindly was told decided to buy it me for Christmas, yay! Although I absolutely LOVE my Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder and use that most days, I always come back to my MAC powder. It gives great coverage, and lasts a very long time. I wish I could be one of those people who could wear just foundation and only a bit of powder on their T-zone but unfortunately I need to wear powder for my make up to sit right on my face.  

Owl Purse and Umbrella from Next

These were another lovely gift for my 18th birthday off my lovely boyfriend. I have a slight obsession with owls, whether they're on jewelry, jumpers, purses or umbrellas, I love them and was so pleased he remembered that and bought me the above! I use the purse every day and always make sure that I keep the brolly in my bag, because as you fellow British know, our weather is slightly unpredictable to say the least. They're both a little battered now and the brolly's getting a bit discoloured, so I'm thinking of buying a new one of each before they both get completely ruined because I love them too much! If you have any recommendations let me know!

MUA Undress Me Too Palette

First, I need to apologise for the absolute state that the palette is in. When it arrived in the post, the bottom left shade (tranquil) had smashed and gone all over the rest of the palette. Unfortunately, it has stuck in the corners of the palette and is really annoyingly hard to get out! Also, it is well loved and I use the palette near enough every day which explains the state it is in. I absolutely love this palette and bought it for around £4 from Superdrug and it was an absolute bargain! It can used to create so many different looks, from smoky eyes to neutral ones. The darker shades are very pigmented, but with the lighter ones I do feel that you need to build them up quite a bit, but once applied to the level you like they stay all day. I would 100% recommend that you buy this palette!

DKNY Apple Perfume

This is my second bottle of the lovely perfume, and hope to be getting it again soon! I first got it when my mum bought herself the set which included both the red and green perfumes, and I decided that I would "borrow" the green one. Thankfully my mum didn't mind too much as she's not a fan of sweet perfumes, and this one is quite sweet and fruity. I wear it nearly every day, but it's starting to run out, argh!

Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm
 I spoke about this in my recommendations post a few months ago - it was one of my first posts and you can see it here! I still love it now, and use it near enough every single day. This lip balm does exactly what it says on the pot; it soothes, it relieves, it moisturises! I would definitely recommend picking this up next time you go to the high street or even the local supermarket as most places to sell it for around £2.70. This is now a staple in my handbag, I MUST have it in there at all times!

Are these any of your favourites? :)

Amy x


  1. Replies
    1. It's become such a staple in my make up bag now :) x

  2. Yay I love the 'I Heart' series of books! I've read them all more than once now I think...the first 3 about 3 times I think as I find them a really easy read when I just want something light!

    1. Yeah I totally agree! They're such cheerful books too :) x

  3. Carmex is my absolute favourite lip balm! Love it :) like the sound of those books too! This nice weather makes me just want to sit out & read
    Ill definitely check them out :) xxx

    1. Same! You should definitely read them :) x

  4. That palette is so pretty! Awesome post :)
    Penny Rose


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