So let's begin the post with a cliche. I can't believe it's May already, it feels like it was Christmas only yesterday, but alas summer is slowly creeping up on us and it's time for a monthly favourites post. As you may know, I've been a busy bee with university work this month, but that could never stop a girl from indulging in a little beauty every now and again. Needless to say, my make up has been very minimal this month, needing the extra minutes in bed over a perfect eyeliner flick.
Lets start with my only skincare item to make the cut. The Emma Hardie Amazing Face became a saviour this month after I began running low on my beloved Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. I had thrown this to the back of my stash but after pulling it out, it has reigned supreme as my go to cleanser this month. The product is a balm that requires a little water to make it slightly less thick, before massaging into the skin. It melts away every trace of make up whilst thoroughly cleansing the skin and leaving it feeling fresh and hydrated.
Moving onto make up and onto the blushers, you know I've been loving the Stila Convertible Color in Gerbera, which I talked about earlier this week. It's the perfect spring/summer shade and is so easy to apply. When I'm not feeling the dewy look as much, I've been turning to NARS Douceur blush. Douceur is perfect for fair skinned girls, it's a gorgeous peachy brown shade which gives off a subtle flush of colour and can even be used as a soft contour. I'm definitely finding myself falling more and more in love with the NARS blushers every time I use them. They are soft and pigmented and apply seamlessly onto the skin, without leaving you looking like you've been running around in the cold.
For the eyes, again I've been keeping it simple. If I chose to wear eyeshadow, I just dusted the darker, purple-taupe shade from the NARS Tokyo duo across my lids for a soft wash of colour. Other days I've gone straight in with the mascara. A recent discovery is the Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara which I got free in Superdrug when it was on offer. Admittedly, I hadn't had high hopes for this mascara but yet again Rimmel pulled it out of the bag. The formula gives volume without leaving clumped up spider legs behind and the wand is tappered, allowing you to really get hold of every single lash. Another Rimmel product that's got the seal of approval is the Kate for Salon Pro nail colour in Soul Session. I spoke more in depth yesterday about the range and mentioned that this particular shade has taken the top spot in my nail colour preference (sorry Models Own Pink Beige, you're still number 2).
I've been into my MAC lipsticks again this month, in particular Myth and Hue. Both nude shades, I usually wear them together as I find Myth gives too much of a concealer lip look. Together they create the perfect nude but sometimes I will just pop Hue on. Myth is a matte formula, whilst Hue is a glaze.
These are my monthly favourites, but what are yours?