Somehow we’re nearly halfway through the year and so a May Favourites post is due! I swear every month goes by quicker than the last? This month has been full of exams for me and I still have one more to do and then freedom is mine. I cannot wait for summer, I am so ready! I’ve been coming home inbetween every exam to make sure I’m looking after myself so I’ve definitely had time to think of some of my favourite bits and pieces this month and I’m excited to share them with you!
This was actually recommended to me by my mum. I’ve never ever been a fake tanning kinda gal, it just looks like a disaster waiting to happen, especially with me involved and so I’ve just stuck to some good old sunbathing whenever the UK treats us to some rays. However, mid-convo with my mum I noticed that she was looking rather bronzed and I asked what on earth she was using and this was the product that she recommended! It’s so simple to apply and it smells amazing PLUS it’s not actually a fake tan, it’s pretty much a buildable self-tanning moisturiser and it’s really subtle. It’s perfect for someone like me that is too scared to experiment with fake tan. You don’t have to worry about waking up looking like a streaky wotsit or scrubbing the next day, it’s so easy! I noticed a difference after two days of using it and I’m definitely going to have to get myself a bottle now!
Superdrug – Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser
I will be giving this a separate review as well as some of the other bits that I’ve been loving from this range however this month it’s just been so perfect for keeping my skin looking hydrated and fresh. With exam stress, that extra brightening boost is exactly what I need! I use this every morning and it really does make such a difference. Also, whilst the weather has been really muggy and humid it’s the best way to stay feeling fresh and clean. Speaking of muggy – is anyone else unbelievably excited for Love Island?! I cannot wait!
CaseApp – Iphone and MacBook cases*
I have a post about these gorgeous cases coming up very soon, however I just have to mention them in my favourites this month! It makes me so happy to see these beautiful prints every day and I can’t recommend them enough! They offer hundreds of pre-made designs as well as the opporunity to customise your own cases and skins. If you want 20% off go ahead and use my code: NINALOUISELAW20
*I was sent these in exchange for a review, however all opinions are my own and I wholeheartedly recommend these products anyway! I don’t earn anything from the code or review either.
I reviewed this earlier on in the month however so many of you commented and messaged saying that you also loved it, it just can’t not be in my May Favourites post! I absolutely love this palette and it’s been so perfect for giving me a summer glow. I can’t wait to take this on holiday with me as it’s compact and easy to travel with plus you get three shades in one palette!
I honestly cannot rave enough about this product. It’s honestly my favourite foundation and believe me I’ve tried a fair few. This is just the perfect mixture of everything I look for in a foundation PLUS it costs £5 too which is just nuts. It’s just as good if not better than the higher end foundation sticks that I’ve tried and that’s really saying something given it’s a drugstore product. I reviewed this foundation a while ago so feel free to click the link below to see what I thought of it as well as swatches.
I seem to go through phases of using eyeliner and recently I’ve definitely started digging it again. I decided to try this product out earlier on this year and it’s just so good! I love how easy it is to apply and how affordable it is too! If you’re looking for something that just does the job and doesn’t break the bank, I would strongly recommend giving this one a try! Again, I’ve reviewed this eyeliner and some other products within this range too so click the link below to give it a read.
Image Source – Project Casting
I managed to watch this in two days whilst I was supposed to be revising and I have zero regrets about it. I honestly didn’t want there to be a second series after Season 1 as I believed it would be unecessary however the way this Season 2 played out and the issues that it raised and portrayed was just so moving and it started some much needed conversations across the globe. I like that this Season focused on lots of different characters and their personal stories as well as Hannah’s trial.
Image source – Netflix
I managed to watch this in less than two days too (I’m truly wasted on blogging, maybe I should be trying to watch things in record time instead?) and again, I have no regrets. This is the best series that I’ve watched all year. Every episode unlocks a new element to the story and the acting is just incredible (I’m a HUGE Dexter fan). The series was also filmed in the village where my family live so I was spending most of my time saying “Oh look it’s that road!” or “It’s the station!”. There’s just something so cool about seeing somewhere you recognise on TV. That happened in an episode of Black Mirror and I feel like it’s my claim to fame (even though High Wycombe isn’t exactly the Crown Jewels of the UK)
I hope you’ve all had a great month and that if you’ve had exams you’re just about coping! If you want any tips for last minute revision, I’ve written a post all about that so click the link below if you’re interested! As usual, leave a comment letting me know what you’ve been loving and feel free to follow me on my social media too, come and say hi!