5/29/2015

May Favourites




How is it the end of May!? It feels like literally last week I was falling out of bed in a slightly jet-lagged stupor in Sydney. It was time to start thinking about what I've loved in May and for the first time in a while it was quite an easy choice. So what made the cut this month? Read on..


Colourpop Eyeshadows in La La and Sequin-In case my frequent raving didn't get it across, I'm a bit obsessed with these eyeshadows. Cream eyeshadows in general are my favourite to be honest. These two colours from Colourpop are really stunning. Sequin, the coppery bronze is my favourite but La La, the rose gold is a close second. If you're yet to try Colourpop I highly recommend you start with their eyeshadows.

Real Techniques #200 Oval Shadow Brush*-Let's all take a moment to marvel at my flawless dirty brush. In seriousness, this brush is a thing of beauty. It reminds me a lot of the Mac #217, just denser and larger. It's perfect for both packing on colour and blending shadows out really easily. One thing that annoys me about this brush is they don't stand up like the other RT brushes do, although it redeems itself because they're designed to not roll off tables, benches etc. 

Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder in Vanille-This powder is fabulous. It's matte but not overly so. As a result you aren't left with a cakey, obviously powdered looking complexion. I love that it's in a secure compact with an accessible mirror too. It makes it perfect for on the go touchups as well. 

The Heir by Kiera Cass-I can't remember if I've mentioned The Selection series on my blog before but I am obsessed with this series. The fourth book follows the life of Eadlyn Schreave, aka 'the heir' as she gets ready to face her own selection. Inevitably, some drama ensues. While this story didn't follow America as closely it was still really good. Eadlyn is quite different to America so it didn't feel too similar reading her story. It received four out of five stars on GoodReads from me because I liked it that much. Here's hoping a follow-up isn't too far away.


West Elm Heart Bud Vase-This was one of my Sydney purchases and I'm so happy I picked this one up. The vase is covered in teensy little gold foil-leaf hearts. It's just so beautiful and I'm looking forward to putting flowers in this come Springtime. 

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Celebrated-There's just something about Tarte's blushers which make them so irresistible. It could be the gorgeous packaging or intricate designs. In reality, I think it's the fact all the colours are so wearable and also ridiculously long-wearing. Seriously, these blushers stick around. I'm obsessed and now own four of them. Yep, I have a problem...

Karen Walker Wreath Ring-This was one of my purchases with a voucher I won from BeautyDirectory last month. The wreath ring has been on my wishlist for the longest time and I could finally justify getting it. I really love Karen Walker's jewellery, in particular the rings and I tend to wear them a lot more than any other jewellery these days. The design of this one is a bit fancier than the simpler bands she does but I love it.

Bumble & Bumble Pret A Powder-I described this as a hair saver last week and it really is. If you're like me and find hair washing a bit too tedious you'll like this one. Part dry-shampoo, part style extender*, this helps to disguise oily roots and lifeless, second day hair. It's so lightweight and doesn't leave you with an annoying whitecast as well. Wins all round.

*What does that even mean? Cryptic hair product lingo...

-Have an utterly awesome weekend everybody! I'm not gonna lie, this week's been a bit on the not-so-awesome side and at times it's left me feeling a little bit blue. Thankfully it's a long weekend so I can recharge the batteries. I'll be listening to Florence's new cd (out today!) on repeat, having a bit of a DVD watching sesh and I'm going to a lil' movie screening with Hannah. x

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