Wednesday, 1 June 2016


Hooray! It's June. Not that you could tell from the weather or anything. There may be a lack of sunshine, but I've rounded up a collection of everything I've been loving in May - and I promise, they'll make you feel sunnier.
I did a similar post last month and due to high demand (alright, it was from my mother), I've done another summary of everything I've been using and loving in May. Let me know what you think below, and if you've tried and liked any of these too!

HEYLAND & WHITTLE Home Clementine & Prosecco Candle in a Tin // £12.50

A candle is a candle, right? No, shame on you. There is a definite candle hierarchy and anything with prosecco in deserves to be at the top of the list. Joking aside, their whole clementine & prosecco home range has the loveliest citrus smell, perfect for summer. I like the tin version of this candle, just because the sea green packaging is pretty, but you can get the scent in a diffuser or a glass candle as well. 

PUR COSMETICS Eye Polish //  £17 each

I raved about Pur's new strobe palette the other week (read here, if you missed it), and now they've launched these new eye pots, and I'm going to have a rant about them as well. 
They launched in April and are really pigmented shadows with a gel-like texture. There's 6 shades in the range, and the ones I'm showing here is the brown called Suede, the purple called Velvet, and the  the light pink called Satin (swatches below).

When you apply them, it feels like they'll be too sticky, but the formula means they turn into a powder when they go on your lids, so you don't have to wait for them to dry or anything. You can blend them together for an ombre or a smokey eye, but I actually think the shades look best worn on their own with a black flick and a whole load of mascara.
I know they're pricey for eyeshadows, but they stay crease-free for hours and hours, and they have so much pigment that it only takes a tiny bit - so they last months!
You can get them online or from M&S beauty halls.

CIATE Scrub Stix Lip Exfoliator // £15

You might not think dry lips are a problem, but I struggle with it all the time - and then putting on a lipstick smoothly is a struggle (don't even get me started on matte ones). The point is, lips look their best when they're smooth and crack-free, so I've recently started using a lip scrub, and I've really noticed how much better my lipsticks apply. 
This one by Ciate is my current favourite. It's just launched, along with a range of pretty shades (I'll blog that whole collection this weekend), and has a subtle pink tint. It's a good primer, and I layer it on in the day - in preparation for an evening of wearing matte lipstick.

LIZ EARLE Cleanse & Polish // £20.75

We all know how I feel about the Cleanse & Polish, because I rave about it all the time. They bring out new ones most seasons, with updated packaging and added essential oils and extracts - and the latest one is this limited edition rose & lavender version. 
Apply it to dry skin, massage around a bit, then use the cloth to wipe it all off. I've used it since I was about 14 and it's the only product that keeps my skin calm and in good condition (most of the time!).
If you need a new cleanser and haven't tried this brand - I really recommend getting a sample of this, because there's a reason it has such a huge following.

HOURGLASS Ambient Lighting Bronzer // £42

Oh, Hourglass. Just so pretty. I am completely in love with their powder highlighters, but since summer is basically here (seriously, where is the sun?), I've added a bronze shade into my daily make-up routine. This bronzer from the Ambient Lighting collection is to die for. It comes in two shades, but the one I'm showing here is the lighter version.
If you put some on the tops of your cheekbones, it lights up your whole face, and gives it a little bit of a contour. I can't recommend it enough. They sell them on SpaceNK and in John Lewis, if you want to go and have a look.


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