So far April has been treating me really well, not only has it been Easter (yum!) but the sun has been shining and Paramore have finally released a new song, hallelujah! From skincare to shoes I have discovered so many new favourites so far this month and I thought I would share them with you today because there are some real beauties, including some great new reads. What have you been loving recently?
I love to be organised and this month I have been using this Paperchase Raindrops List Pad to help that happen. It has everything you could ever need to stay organised in style, including sticky tabs, a to-do list and a notes section. It is a great portable size and I have been finding it so useful, especially when planning blog posts. Staying organised is a constant battle and this just makes it that bit easier.
One thing that I have really enjoyed this month is getting back into reading and I have some brilliant books to thank for this, the first of which is Estée Lalonde’s book, ‘Bloom’. For those of you who don’t know Estée Lalonde is a beauty blogger and Youtuber from Canada, who now lives in London. In ‘Bloom’ she shares the ups and downs of her crazy life and offers advice on how to make your way through life as a confident, happy and stylish woman. What more could you possibly want from a book?
Elsewhere on the reading front I have been really enjoying reading William Sitwell’s ‘Eggs or Anarchy’. On the opposite end of the book spectrum to ‘Bloom’, Sitwell tells the little known story of the Lord Woolton, the man who fed Britain as Food Minister in World War Two, and how he managed the impossible. This book was a real eye opener and as a true history nerd I think this is a must read for anyone who wants to know the whole story of how Britain won World War Two.
Beauty wise, I have quite a few new favourites this month, so prepare yourselves. Firstly, I have been a faithful user of Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water for what seems like forever and a day, and so when trying the Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water after receiving a sample in a Birchbox I wasn’t expecting much. And there was my biggest mistake, it was perfect. I made an order straight away and Bioderma’s Micellar Water is now my firm favourite for my sensitive skin. Love it!
On my lips I have been almost religiously wearing NYX’s Butter Lipstick in the shade ‘Root Beer Float’. It is a beautifully creamy lipstick and has brilliant colour pay off. When I haven’t been wearing this I have been sticking to one of my old favourites, Calvin Klein’s Ultimate Edge Lipgloss in ‘Shades of Pink’. Alongside this I have been going for an Easter vibe on my nails and to create this I have been using Rimmel’s 60 Second Polish in the shade ‘Round and Round in Circles’. I really like Rimmel’s nail varnishes because they have a super wide brush making application just that bit easier.
We recently made an impromptu trip to Ledbury and discovered Hus & Hem. This shop is what dreams are made of, particularly if those dreams involve Scandinavian design, with a hint of Japanese cuteness. Despite wanting to buy EVERYTHING I managed to limit myself to just buying this Japanese Atsuko Matano Flannel in ‘Ichigo Lime’ and it is one of the cutest things I have ever set eyes on thanks to there being a little rabbit peeking over the corner. This month The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream by Rituals has also been giving me all the Japanese vibes with it’s gorgeous Cherry Blossom scent, I wish you could smell it. I have been using this as a hand cream and it is just perfection.
Last but by no means least I picked up the most GORGEOUS pair of white studded boots by Moda in Pelle in TKMaxx for an absolute bargain of a price last week and I adore them. They are the sort of boots that go with everything and nothing, they just stand on their own and I know I am going to get so much use out of them.
I seem to have rambled on and on but I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have been loving this month. Let me know what you have been loving and I will see you again next week with a new post.
I love that Yellow nail polish, it's stunning. I can't believe how fast April has gone by.
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