Sunday, 13 May 2018

Spring Favourites '18

It's seasonal favourites time. Despite the fact that we've seen very little sun throughout most of the season, it's still been a good one, and there's still some time for the clouds to part before we meet the - potentially equally as dreary - summer. I've got quite a select favourites this time round, but I can safely say I'm a big fan of everything here.



Makeup


I've never really been too bothered about powder, but this season I've discovered the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in 1 Fair and it is sooo much better than any I've tried before. It gives such a nice finish to the skin without being too cakey or too matte. I'm really liking using this to set my makeup, particularly in oilier areas or where I use concealer. A big fan.

The next thing I've been loving is the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint in Light. I'm very much a tinted moisturiser/BB cream kind of girl, so I knew from the get go this product would be right up my alley. It just gives your skin the most gorgeous glow - very much a glowing from within product and I am totally on board with it.

Lastly on the makeup from is a primer, one which I actually got as a sample in my advent calendar, but have since purchased a full size out of adoration. The YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer is a great silicone primer and one that works really well on my skin. I've found with other silicone primers that they don't always keep other products in place on the face or they're not so well lasting, but this one is just so much better. I use it pretty much everyday now.


Skincare


My skincare favourite this season is 100% the Glossier Solution. I did a post on the product a little while ago and I can safely say that everything I said there still applies. It's a great product for targeting blemishes and evening out skin tone. I love it.


Nail Varnish


I've been looking for the perfect pale pink/nude shade for my skin tone for an age, but I've finally found it. The Essie nail varnish in Ballet Slippers is a completely winner. It's the loveliest shade to match my pale skin and I always think the formula of Essie polishes is just the best - as if it's doing my nails some good as opposed to making them weak and flakey as other brands' nail varnishes have done. Such a lovely shade, I can't get enough of it.


Fashion



As you may know, England's Spring weather has been total crap this year. We've seen the tiniest bit of sun, but it's mostly been cold, rainy and windy - and I've had enough of it. However, the poor weather made one of my fashion favourites come in very handy this year. This Pink ASOS Raincoat is a new forever piece in my wardrobe. Millennial pink is a big thing, so I thought it was time I truly embraced it with a statement piece in the colour. This coat is also in a Tall size, making it the perfect fit for me, and I've being really enjoying wearing it, despite the poor weather that it's needed.

On one of the few days the sun did come out, I was keen to crack out this gorgeous ASOS Floral Wrap Top. I had this on my saved items on ASOS for so long, waiting and waiting for a sign of spring to bring me to buy it. I'm so glad I got it, as I felt so lovely wearing it, and it's the nicest top for Spring in England, with the delicate florals and the pretty frill detail. I love it.


Books

My favourite books that I read throughout spring were Mrs Osmond by John Banville, The History of Bees by Maja Lunde and Misery by Stephen King. They're all very different in content, themes, setting etc, but nonetheless they were definitely the best books I read over the past couple of months. If you'd like to know more about what I thought of each book, check out my monthly books posts from Feb - April.


Music


My favourite album that was released over the spring was 100% Geography by Tom Misch. It's such a beautiful album with lots of different influences that work together so coherently and interestingly. The album in full feels a lot like a journey throughout a section of someone's life - Misch's, presumably - and yet, whilst being entirely personal still feels universal and applicable to a mass of people. His vocals are so smooth and soulful and work so well in tangent with the jazzier elements of the album. Some of my favourite songs include Movie, Water Baby and Lost in Paris. Honestly one of the best albums so far this year - check it out.


Film/TV

The Greatest Showman !! I finally went to see the film at the end of Feb and it was so entertaining. I loved that it was based on a true story and showed a lifetime achievement in such a spectacular way. The songs were catchy and whole production was really impressive.

I've also gotten into Riverdale, despite how trashy it seemed upon first watching. It's one of those series, I think a lot like Pretty Little Liars, that just pulls you in despite how ridiculous it can get in terms of plot. The characters are funny and likeable, and it's one of those shows I'll put on when I want to chill out and not have to pay tons of attention.


Places


Bournemouth is one of my favourite places in the UK. It has some nice childhood memories of days out in the summer, and it's just somewhere I feel really relaxed and quite at home. My Mum and I popped down on my birthday, which was, very luckily, the first truly sunny day we'd seen in a long old while. I love hanging out on the pier and walking along the coast line. It's a very happy place for me.


What and where have you been loving this Spring?


Until next time.



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