It is safe to say that May has been my favourite month of 2015 so far, I’ve been busy, had lots of exciting things going on and have accomplished many things. My mindset seems to have vastly improved and as a result so has my productivity and happiness. I love the summer months, I get to see my family more and June is set to be even better than May. So exciting.
I’ve been loving a lot of things this month, that tends to happy when I’m in a good mood and as is the usual I wanted to share a few of these with you.
Beauty and fashion
Topshop Infrared // (£8.00, Topshop) Summer is almost here (or is it here already, dunno) but that means one thing – it is officially ok for you to wear those bright summer colour lips!! Yayyy. This month I have been LOVING this gorgeous orange-red lipstick from Topshop and this month it has been my everyday hue. It is my idea of a perfect colour, it’s orange-red shade is uber-flattering on my skin tone and come summer when my skin has an added bronze, it is likely to feature on my blog heavily. This is not the last you’ll be seeing of this lipstick! Full review here.
Bourjois Bronzing Primer // (£9.99, Boots) An old favourite but one that I have been revisiting throughout May because this gorgeous product never goes out of fashion. (Though sadly it has run out). I never use it as a primer but love use it as the perfect cream bronze, so natural looking and perfect for that transitional period.
Kurt Geiger bag // Not a lot to say on this, take a look a t the corresponding blog post and I think you will see why!
Books, films and TV shows
Always the Bridesmaid//(£3.85, Amazon) The nice weather and the opening of my caravan always leads me to read more books and I was excited when Always the Bridesmaid came out earlier in the month. I am HUGE Kelk fan and loved this book from beginning to end. Full review here.
Divergent // (£16.80, Amazon) Aside from Harry Potter, the Hunger Games and the I heart series, I tend to shy away from books that are part of a continuation because I always get bored halfway through. Yet when I impulsively bought the Divergent film on iStore a few weeks ago, I knew it was a series that I had to get in to. I love, love, loved the film and the book is no different, I read it in two days flat. I’ve just started on the second in the series and I cannot put it down! I will be reviewing this next week.
Writing // One thing inevitably follows one of my reading binges and that’s a writing phase because well written books always inspire me to want to write my novel. I have loads and loads of stories in my overly active imagination and reading books just make me want me to tell my story. You might have seen that it featured in my “I will campaign” this month, so watch this space.
The Detectives // Did anyone else see this show? I thought it was absolutely fascinating and refreshing to see that there are police who are prepared to take sexual assault cases seriously. It’s still on iPlayer at the moment so if you haven’t seen it I really suggest you do.
The Imitation Games // £7.00, Amazon) I absolutely loved this film and honestly believe that had it not been for Eddie Redmayne’s brilliance in the Theory of Everything, Cumberbatch would have swept the awards up. As a WWII buff I thought it was a well written film and I still find Turing’s story to be incredibly sad. A very unlikely but deserved hero.
Rachel Amy Reads // (Rachel Amy Reads) I absolutely love Rachel’s blog and her post’s are so well written and interesting. I particularly enjoy her travel posts but they do leave me feeling very envious sigh. I particularly enjoyed her recent post about how she fell in love with football and the Robot Restaurant in Japan.
Toasty // (Toasty) Another blog that I have loved this month and the best bit is her USP which is that it is a cruely-free blog. I love Beth’s writing style, I find it so engaging and her blog is beautifully designed. I particularly loved her post about healthy eating, which you should definitely have a read of.
Salted Caramel // Since coming back from New York a month or so ago, I have been obsessed with all things Salted Caramel (it was the Goodiva chocs what done it).
Salated Caramel Yankee Candle // (£19.99, Yankee) This candle is stunning and follows on from the above post. I light this for a hour every day and my room smells like a sweet shop. No complaints.
The Labour Party // A strange one, I know, but the general election has reignited my passion for the Party I love. I was devastated, hard broken and disappointed by the election result but I am so excited about the opportunity we now have to rebrand. Since the election I have been really committed to the Rhondda Young Labour Forum, a group that I founded and chair and we have exploded in size and activism in the last few weeks. It’s an exciting time to be involved and it’s important we strong in the face of the Tory rule. They might have won and we might have lost but we will come back fighting!!
What have you been loving this month?
P.s. I changed my favourites post a little bit this month, what do you think?