April was a really good month. I discovered new things, I unexpectedly got an exciting new job and I spent lots of time with my most favourite people.
I don't tend to do 'monthly favourites' posts all that often because quite frankly, I never really buy that much stuff. I must have felt spendy in April as I had quite a few things I wanted to share- so here they are:
James Bay // I can play that buttery voice on loop all day and never tire! I am still kicking myself for not buying tickets to see him when they were only £14- such a fool!
Reading // If I think right back to my early teens, my nose was forever in the middle of a Jacqueline Wilson paperback (or something similar). Fast forward to my late twenties and the only thing I would ever read was a magazine or the oven instructions on the back of a pizza box.
Having felt somewhat overwhelmed by the online world recently; I thought it was time to indulge myself in someone else's words. I picked up a few books from Tesco and I am absolutely loving reading again.
TK Maxx stationery// I have no idea why, but lately I have been obsessed with writing things down. Perhaps it has something to do with the lovely 'blogging' notebook my bf bought me for my birthday back in Feb.
As I am starting my new job- in the creative industry- in a few weeks, I wanted to get myself something nice to write all my ideas in. TK Maxx have the most amazing selection of note books in stock at the moment; this white and gold one reminds me of something Kate Spade would sell.
Clinique chubby stick for eyes// Being somewhat of a high-end make up virgin, I wasn't sure whether I would get along with this product. I can confirm however, that it is such a gorgeous nude for everyday wear and is great for throwing on quickly before work.
Victoria Secret perfume// After receiving a beautiful bottle of Jo Malone perfume at Christmas, my VS bottles got pushed to the back of the cupboard. I am now in short supply of my woodsage & seasalt *cries* and my Armani is down to the last dregs so I have recently been using the VS scents again. I absolutely love how unique they are and best of all, each bottle is just over a tenna.
Collection's fast stroke liquid liner// OH MY GOD.....this has to be the best buy of 2015 so far. I will openly admit that I am not the world's best at make up so it's a given that I am crap at doing winged eyeliner- or was!
I have tried and failed with several different types of liners in the past: gel ones, pens, kohl. Name the brand and it is sat drying up at the bottom of my make up bag! Collection however, have revolutionised the cat eye flick for me- ALLELUJAH.
It is so easy to apply and doesn't go cakey, which is a massive pet hate of mine. Granted, at £2,99 a bottle, it isn't going to last you through a torrential downpour (or a night watching the Notebook), but I am ok with that - as long as it lasts me through a day in work I am happy.
Barry M's 'pit stop (quick dry)// I don't really need to ramble on too much about this. We all know that Barry M nail polish is da bomb, the fact that it dries fast and is a gorgeous shade of grey, well, even better.
Essence lipstick in 'cool nude' // After being tortured by MAC and their desperate shortage of the well-loved 'velvet teddy' lipstick, I went on a hunt for an alternative. After doing a quick google search I saw that Essence sold some pretty good dupes. Although this one is a lot darker than velvet teddy, it is still a really nice dark nude. I am pretty sure it was only a pound too!
So there you have it, all the things I have loved in the month of April.