Eek - how are we halfway through the year already? Pinch punch, I'll begin the first day of the month with my May Favourites.
I've been meaning to blog about the Charlotte Tilbury Miracle Eye Wand* for absolutely ages now - so what better way to introduce it than a favourites post? It really is a miracle and one I've been using every day for the past five or so weeks. It works wonders on tired eyes, covering dark circles with ease. On first use, it was difficult to apply the product, as it took quite a few turns and ended up releasing too much cream and concealer - but after a couple of uses, it's so easy and you really don't need many clicks, or much product. I'll admit, the eye cream is no better than the Espa one I use at night, but I absolutely adore the concealer, which also easily blends into my foundation. I'd certainly buy this, or a CT concealer, again.
This month I was forced to use a new brow product, when my pencil unexpectedly ran out on a WORK day and Boots by work (Tollgate) DID NOT stock my usual. But it does mean I have a new favourite - step forward Soap & Glory Archery 2-in-1 Sculpting Crayon & Setting Gel. I've used Soap & Glory pencils before, but definitely prefer the consistency and application of the crayon. I was also previously using a setting gel (Benefit's Ready Set Brow) so glad this combines two of the necessary products for perfect brows. I bought the shade Blonde Ambition, which is actually their lightest shade, but surprisingly matches my natural brows. I could not be happier with my replacement - soz, not soz Collection.
Another product I've been loving is the L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil, which previously appeared on my blog in a review post (read more: Iris de Mouy pour L’Occitane). As mentioned in that post, I've been using it as a bath oil once a week. I love that it leaves my skin so smooth and thoroughly moisturised - particularly when bathing in summer can leave my skin dry and irritated.
I'm ending the post with two very random additions, which will make you ask "where the hell have you been lately?!" I am currently reading The Girl on the Train and refuse to watch the film until I've read it all. It's coming with me to Sicily, so I should get a bit of plane reading in - and pray I finish it by the time I'm back so I can finally watch the film. I won't lie, it took me a few pages to get into, because I wasn't completely following - but I am now genuinely hooked and cannot put it down.
Something else I'm currently totally hooked on is Thirteen Reasons Why, the popular Netflix series. I don't actually have Netflix, which is why it's taken me so long to find out about it. But I started watching it last weekend with Ashley and we managed to get about eight episodes in. I guess it's still a monthly favourite, right? We are trying to predict who the final eps are about and I can't help but think one of the former 'suspects' will return (largely because I don't think I could name five new characters). Apparently, there will also be a second series, which I'm super excited about - although without watching the end, I don't know how it'd work? Don't spoil it for me, guys! We also need something to watch afterwards, so please leave your recommendations below.
What were your May favourites?
Love, Lucy xx
*Contains PR samples but all thoughts and words are my own