Beauty Favourites: May

I’ve decided to jump on the band wagon and starting writing monthly favourite posts. I’m going to do three a month: Beauty Favourites, Tea of the Month and just a round-up of any other random favourites I have. Beauty favourites aren’t just going to contain make up products, but body, skin and hair care too – they all play a vital role in making me feel good. I love reading these type of posts and I’ve bought a fair few things because other bloggers have recommended them in their faves. So here’s a round-up of the beauty bits I’ve been loving this month:

Anastasia Brow-wiz

PSX_20160529_125936

I have really sparse eyebrows and if I’m honest, I never really bothered with them until recently which I got an eyebrow shape and tint from Benefit. I’d heard such good things about the Anastasia Brow-wiz (£15.50) that I had to get my hands on one; opting for medium brown which I thought would be a good match for me.  I would say this is easily one of the best purchases I have made this year.

The pencil nib is so small which allows me to draw realistic brow hairs, creating a really natural finish (I hate the coloured in look).  It’s also a twist up pencil which is music to my ears because I don’t need to worry about having a sharpener close to hand and to date, the nib has never broken on me – not in the slightest. I’ve been using this every single morning without fail and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Does any other brow pencil come close to being as good as the brow-wiz?

MAC Patisserie 

PSX_20160529_122954

When it comes to lipsticks, I’m going through a serious ‘your lips but better’ phase. If I’d been writing beauty favourites post for the past year, I could easily have featured MAC Patisserie (£15.50) every single month. First of all, I love the colour: it’s a gorgeous pink shade with a hint of brown and a dash of peach that really works with my natural lip colour. It’s creamy, comfortable to wear and like all MAC lipsticks, I love the smell! It’s quickly become my everyday shade that I automatically reach for without hesitation. Mr Blues always compliments me when I’m wearing it so everyone wins.

The Body Shop Fuji Green Tea Body Sorbet

PSX_20160529_123211

Even writing a beauty favourites post, I can’t resist mentioning tea. I’ll literally use any excuse to talk about tea . I really like The Body Shop Body Sorbets (200ml, £8.00) which come in a variety of fragrances but I hadn’t tried Fuji Green Tea yet (surprisingly!). I thought I’d already found my favourite body sorbet when the limited edition Virgin Mojito was released but I was so wrong.

The Fuji Green Tea Body Sorbet smells so fresh, yet relaxing (probably due to the fact it contains Japanese green tea). I’ve been using this after my morning shower and if I have a bath in the evening, before bed too.  The scent lingers, but is it not overwhelming which I really like. If your skin is calling out for a much-needed dose of hydration (and you love green tea as much as I do), I would strongly recommend having a look at this little gem next time you’re in store.

Fab Little Bag

PSX_20160529_123450

I’ve been really enjoying using these tampon disposal bags from Fab Little Bag* recently that I had to include them in my first beauty favourites post (okay, I know they are technically not a beauty product but let’s pretend). Having my period is unpleasant enough without worrying about disposing soiled tampons/sanitary towels. One thing I would never do is flush them down the toilet, that’s a big no-no for me.

Fab Little Bag offers an environmentally friendly, easy and discreet way to dispose of used tampons/sanitary towels. The bags are made from 35% organic material and are oxo-biodegradable. They are so easy to use that you can do it one-handed: open, in, close, bin. Using the two finger loops on either side to open, place the used tampon/sanitary towel inside, close it over (there’s an adhesive strip) and it’s ready for the bin. No panic, no mess, no fuss.

I really like the packaging and I particularly like the refillable wallet so I can carry bags on the go; even in a smaller handbag such as a clutch. I’ll be using these bags every single month now and I’ve already converted my sister.

Bathroom Pack (20 bags, £2.99) / refillable Handbag Pack (5 bags, £1.99)

And that brings an end to my first ever monthly beauty favourites post. Hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Can’t wait to find out what June has in store!

What beauty products have you been loving this month?


*PR Sample. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Follow:

41 Comments

  1. May 29th, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    Ooh Mac Patisserie is one of my all time favourites too!

    • May 30th, 2016 / 11:34 pm

      Isn’t it the most perfect everyday shade?

  2. May 29th, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    Like the sound of the brow whizz -my brows are sparse too

    • May 30th, 2016 / 11:35 pm

      I love the brow-wiz. I honestly wouldn’t be without it now, highly recommend trying it. It comes in a pretty good colour range too

    • May 30th, 2016 / 11:35 pm

      Thanks so much. It’s a beautiful colour, I’m wearing it every single day right now.

  3. May 29th, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    Aaah I want that MAC lipstick so bad, you’ve just persuaded me I neeeed it! x

    • May 30th, 2016 / 11:35 pm

      Ah you need to get it and let me know what you think!

  4. May 29th, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    Mac Patisserie is one of my favourites too, such a great shade x

    • May 30th, 2016 / 11:36 pm

      It is such a ‘your lips but better’ shade. I love it!

  5. May 29th, 2016 / 5:54 pm

    I have sparse brows too which is why I got semi-permanent done, at the moment the colour is faded so I use powder and a thin brush but I would love to try the brow wiz.

    • May 30th, 2016 / 11:36 pm

      I’ve never thought about getting semi permanent brows done. Do you recommend them?

  6. May 29th, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    I love that mac lipstick! The shade is so nice 🙂 I’ve been loving this new cleanser I’ve been using, it’s from aldi but it’s really good :’)

    • May 30th, 2016 / 11:37 pm

      Oh wow I would never have thought of getting a cleanser from Aldi. What’s it called? You really need to get this lipstick, it’s such a beautiful shade.

  7. May 29th, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    I love all of your picks! I need to try the fuji green tea body sorbet, I LOVE the bath tea so I’ll probably love this too. I think my favourites are the cheap but really effective mask from aldi, the lip & cheek crayon from Kiko and brand new shampoo and conditioner from bedhead. I could go on… 😀

    • May 30th, 2016 / 11:38 pm

      Ah I still haven’t tried anything from Bedhead! I haven’t tried the bath tea yet but I really want to.

  8. May 30th, 2016 / 9:36 am

    I never bother with eyebrow pencils I’m afraid I’ll mess it up! Love body sorbets though, much lighter then body butters

    • May 30th, 2016 / 11:39 pm

      Ah I was exactly the same and I was so worried about messing it up. One of the reasons I like this is because the nib is so fine it allows you to draw really short brow hairs and it’s pretty much impossible to mess it up.

  9. May 30th, 2016 / 11:21 am

    Oooh you got the brow wiz! I may need to have a wee try of it. Good to see you found the fab little bags usefull … Ive also got some to try out 🙂 xx

    • May 30th, 2016 / 11:40 pm

      Oh you will love them. Haha, you can try it…just a wee bit…maybe…you might need to pry it out of my hands, haha. Kiddin on!! Of course you can. And I still have that bronzer to give you! xx

  10. May 30th, 2016 / 11:31 am

    I love The Body Shop green tea body sorbet, I have it myself and think its great! x

    • May 30th, 2016 / 11:40 pm

      Ah I love it too! Isn’t it so refreshing and just the nicest smell? Ah I can’t get enough tea!

  11. May 30th, 2016 / 12:13 pm

    This month I’ve not bought any make-up but I’ve rediscovered my love of Palmers Cocoa Butter so I’m using that to death. Sometimes those key staples get overlooked they are so good!

    • May 30th, 2016 / 11:41 pm

      Oh you may have just restored one of my old loves. I forgot how good it is!

    • May 30th, 2016 / 11:41 pm

      Don’t they just smell amazing? And I love the click, all about the click.

  12. May 30th, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    What some great sounding product, I have to admit I love the colour of that MAC lipstick, absolutely beautiful. x

    • May 30th, 2016 / 11:41 pm

      Ah Sarah you need to try it, it’s so lovely and just the perfect everyday shade.

  13. May 30th, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    I love the colour of the mac lipstick so pretty. And the sorbet scrub is so nice, I’ve had this one before x

    • May 30th, 2016 / 11:42 pm

      I love the smell of this body sorbet so much. I used it again this evening and I sit smelling myself for well…quite a while. How weird does that make me sound? Haha!

  14. May 31st, 2016 / 12:37 am

    That green tea body sorbet sounds like something I’d like. I haven’t tried that brand yet.

  15. May 31st, 2016 / 10:15 am

    The brow pencil sounds really interesting, I hate the coloured-in look too. Would love to see a picture of you after using it to see what it looks like!

  16. June 1st, 2016 / 9:28 am

    Faboulous little bag indeed. Love the simplicity of the design and its use!

  17. June 1st, 2016 / 10:25 am

    I love the Mac Patisserie, what a lovely colour it’s great to use daily.

  18. June 1st, 2016 / 11:08 am

    That is a lovely colour of lipstick and those little bags are perfect, with three girls in the house, these would come in very handy!

  19. June 1st, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    I really want to get Patisserie – it’s such a gorgeous colour. I’ve heard fab things about the Anastasia brow pencil as well

  20. June 8th, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    That lipstick colour is gorgeous. I don’t really wear make up so I have no favourite beauty products for this month

  21. October 5th, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    OOh do love the look of Mac Patisserie, it looks perfect for an all year round shade x

    • October 6th, 2016 / 9:48 am

      It’s such a beautiful shade. Definitely one of my favourites.

  22. October 12th, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    I adore the body shops body sorbets they feel so so beautiful! And I may have to put mac patisserie on my wish list I love natural shades. Xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *