Sunday, 5 June 2016

MAY FAVOURITES

I feel like I haven't done a favourites for ages and I've always enjoyed writing them because they are something I love to read myself. I really like finding new things that I never knew I needed through other blogs! Read on to find out what I've been loving throughout the month of May!

Imperial Leather's Marshmallow Bath Cream*:



First up we have Imperial Leather's Marshmallow Bath Cream*. I am all for a lush bomb and I love
them, but there's no denying they can make a bit of a mess and when I'm after some relaxing, the last thing I want to be doing is scrubbing glitter off my bath! So when I was sent some Marshmallow Bath Cream to try, I was looking forward to incorporate the Cream into my next bath time. All you need to do is pour a portion of the pastel pink liquid into a running bath and let it works it's magic! I'm actually already on my second bottle, oops!

I can't talk about this product without mention the incredible smell! When you sink into the water, the sugary sweet smell engulfs you. Don't get me wrong, it certainly doesn't overpower your
senses you but I imagine it's how a candy land would smell, incredibly heavenly! It's also worth mentioning that this is great as a muscle relaxer, it doesn't promise that but it's something Matt pointed out after he'd been for a run and I'd begged him to try the Bath Cream. Overall, this product is perfect for when you want a quick and easy but equally relaxing bath session. Grab a book (maybe the one below), some wine and let yourself be taken away to sweet serenity!


The Magpies by Mark Edwards

"The monsters are not vampires or demons but the people who live next door. It is a nightmare that could happen to anyone." 



You know a book is good when your sat thinking about it for a good ten minutes after you've finished it. That was the case when I picked up 'The Magpies' by Mark Edwards. The concept is simple but brilliant. Jamie and Kirsty are excited to move into their first home together and start a family. They get to know their other neighbours in their building and all seems well, but soon weird things start to happen and Jamie and Kirsty find themselves targeted by a campaign of terror. I'm going to keep it brief because I really don't want to give anything away. I'll just say that it's a psychological thriller that could (rather scarily) happen to anyone. That's the fascinating thing, the situation is entirely plausible and I think that's why I got so invested in the book. I read it in a matter of days and ended up having a conversation with the author Mark on twitter because of my feelings towards the ending. He's a very talented and interesting man and I've since gone on to read about three more of his books. I could not recommend this book more. 

Cheerz Photo Album*: 


A year or so ago, I decided to start keeping photo albums. I was constantly getting photos printed but not actually doing anything with them. They would just sit there in piles, crying at me! So of that Christmas, I asked for a few photo albums to get me started. I got quite into it at first but then it started to feel like a bit of a chore and I would miss pages and get frustrated. So when Cheerz told me about their brand new photo album, it sounded the perfect solution to my problems! The process is wonderfully simple, you just chose all the photos you want going into the album and you can move them easily around into the order you prefer and if you want some photos bigger than others, etc. 

The album is lovely and slim too so it won't take up much room. It comes in an array of gorgeous shades and you can personalise the front cover with an image and some words on the spine. For ours, I chose a photo of Luna and called it 'Our Memories.' The layflat layout means it opens up completely flat so you can really enjoy your photos in all their glory. It also looks just like a book and that's the whole idea, that your photos and memories tell your story. I really think this is a lovely gift for friends or family or even just for you! 


Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette



While I love eyeshadows and the many pretty colors, I didn't actually know how to use them very well. Until this beautiful little palette came into my life. I purchased this little beauty back in January during my birthday trip to New York. Since then, this palette has become such a well used staple in my everyday make up routine. The very helpful little booklet taught me how to create three looks for various occasions and slowly but surely, it all made sense to me. "So that's why I use a darker shadow in my crease!" Telling you exactly what colour goes where, it really is idiot proof and each individual shade is utterly wonderful, rich in pigmentation with strong lasting power. Being my first Too Faced palette, I'm already eyeing up my next purchase when I next hit America later this month. I fully believe you could get by on this little palette alone for a long time. I certainly have. 


(L-R Cashmere Bunny, Push up, Honey Pot)
(L-R Sexpresso, Erotica, Chocolate Martini)
Hush

Apparently I like making life difficult for myself as this is one favourite I can't really provide photos for. Damnit. Nonetheless, I'm a massive thriller/horror fan and your more than likely to find me curled up watching one of these with wide eyes rather than weeping over a rom-com. However, because I've seen so many, very little of these films actually impress me any more. Until one Saturday night. My friend suggested Hush on Netflix in a group chat on WhatsApp and having little to watch on TV, Matt and I decided to give it ago. I'll keep the plot simple, a deaf/mute woman who lives alone in the woods finds herself fighting for her life when a masked man appears at her window, intent with killing her. There are very little characters in this and from what I remember, it all happens around the same location: her home, which makes it all the more interesting. It's fast paced, addictive and while the very nature of a film plot means I really don't want to give anything away, I'm hard to please with thrillers and this one left me breathless and extremely tense, constantly pawing at Matt: "My heart is racing!" You must watch it. Just don't watch it alone. 




So there we have my May favorites, let me know what you've been loving this month in the comments! I could talk about how quickly the month has flown by, but I'm sure I always say that. However it does mean we are creeping closer to Summer and that is surely no bad thing!  Bring on the sun!

Emily x

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  1. Natural Eyes is a gorgeous palette. It's great you got a bit of guidance as to how to use it, it's always a helpful thing :) Ahh, I am sure you enjoyed (and will enjoy it again soon) the States! The photo album is so lovely with pics of Luna & Big Apple.
    Not sure I can complain about the fact that you didn't provide an image for Hush, girl :D As much as I love a good ol' adrenaline rush but wouldn't watch that one along. Thanks for sharing your May Faves, hon. Hope you are having a great weekend!
    xox Nadia
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  2. I watched Hush the other week and really enjoyed it too! I love a good horror/thriller but am struggling to find more to watch, feel like I've watched all the good ones. :(
    Recommendations always welcome!

    I think one of the reasons I enjoyed this movie was because it had a little something different to it.

    Also, reading about the marshmallow bath cream has given me the biggest craving for marshmallows, can't remember the last time I had some!

    I know what you mean about the month flying by but you are right about summer, can't believe the weather we've had up here this week - hope it sticks around! xx

    Moany Mouse | Scottish Lifestyle Blog

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  3. That Marshmallow Bath Cream sounds like it's to die for! I don't love sickly sweet smells but there is something about a marshmallow scent in the bath that I love (the Mmmelting Marshmallow Moment from Lush was my favourite bath melt until they reformulated it). I also would love to try TooFaced eyeshadow. I own a couple of cheek products and a mascara but that's it, and I've heard such amazing things about their eyeshadows! Natural Eyes is such a gorgeous palette but something tells me I need to stop buying neutral palettes (although I probably won't anytime soon).

    Sophie x | Essential Twenty

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  4. that bath cream is so cute! x

    jess x | https://wellwellgirls.blogspot.tw/

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  5. great favourites ! i want to try that body wash i love sweet scents :)

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  6. Everything looks so lovely! Love the eye palette. x

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  7. The natural eyes palette looks amazing I've wanted this for so long! I really want to try the Imperial Leather product as well I've seen it about so many times!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  8. Oh, that palette looks amazing! And I want this bath cream! It sound so freaking good :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  9. I love the toofaced bronzers (they smell like chocolate!) but have never tried their eyeshadows - might have to pick a palette up soon!

    Erin xx
    islandbell.co.uk

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  10. Great thoughts and the book looks like a good read. Wonderful images, warm greetings!

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  11. The natural eyes palette looks so dreamy. I've never tried the marshmallow one but I love the fruit salad version!

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

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  12. I have that Too Faced palette and LOVE IT! There's a matte one, but it isn't as good. So glad you got this one. I am in love with that Marshmallow Creme! Gosh it sounds so good. I wonder if it can be shipped to the States? LOL I will have to look up the brand. Love stuff like that! What a great story! Sounds like the neighbors from hell. HAHAHA
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  13. That Natural Eyes palette has my name all over it! And thank you for recommending Hush, I love horror and been itching to watch a new one so I'll need to see where I can get the movie.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  14. Anything with marshmallow in the name sounds decadent and amazing! And I'm a sucker for a good brown eye palette. Can't go wrong with it!

    xx Yasmin
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  15. The marshmallow bath cream must smell insanely good and the eyeshadow palette looks pretty!

    xo
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  16. Oooh the Too Faced eye palette looks SO gorgeous; Honey Pot seems like an universally flattering shade, though they're all so pretty! :)

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  17. Photo album is a great way of keeping the memories, rather than just having them in digital format. Luna is so cute! I love the neutral colours in Too Faced palette, they are so pretty!

    Ela BellaWorld

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  18. I absolutely love Imperial Lather and this marshmallow one sounds delicious! Also loving the palette - desperately in need of some new eyeshadows :) x

    Viva Epernay

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  19. The Magpie book got me intrigued! I don't usually read thriller books since my imagination is really, really good at scary stuff but I'll give that a chance.

    Love, Richel. | Richel Goes Places

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  20. The Too Faced natural eyes is such a gorgeous palette! I really wish I had that in my collection. The marshmallow shower gel sounds incredible!

    Leah And Rachel Goth | Alternative beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog

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  21. The marshmallow soap sounds amazing!

    Parie x
    classandglitter.com

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  22. You definitely had me at Marshmallow bath cream.. I NEED this in my life x

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

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  23. Marshmallow bath cream, whattt??? I definitely need that !!!

    XoXo,

    Tamra - loveofMode.com

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  24. That psychological thriller sounds so interesting - realistic books and movies really get to me (especially if it’s a scary concept!). Luna is such a star! Hehe. I have sooo many photos everywhere, I want to organise them properly and cheers looks so good, might look into it these holidays! Hahaha, ok you saying it’s idiot proof means I need this eyeshadow palette!

    Oh my god, Emily, my eyes widened so much in that last paragraph, haha. I would really have to muster up every bit of courage to sit through that, I feel like I would be covering my eyes every other second!

    Raashi
    reflectionswithraa.blogspot.com.au

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  25. Ooooh liking the sound of that marshmallow bath cream...mmm! Also, how pretty is that Two Faced palette, I haven't tried anything from that brand so may have to now! xx

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  26. aww I am obsessed with the photo book <3

    Thanks for sharing!

    xo,

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  27. You know, I've actually been using the same bath cream lately! It is AMAZING, it smells so gorgeous! I've tried a few more from the same 'sweets' range, but this one is my favourite by far. Also, what a lovely idea to start a photo album like that, I love the little collage of Luna pics! :) <3 x x

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com/

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  28. Can I just say that I love your blog header! It is so pretty :) I am also in love with that too faced palette, such a gorgeous neutral palette xx

    Eleanorclaudie.com

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  29. Just added The Magpies to my list of books to read after your review!

    Via Sora

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  30. That marshmallow bath cream sounds AWESOME! :D I love sweet scents! (Have a vanilla and caramel candle burning now, haha!)

    I like your photo book too - we've started doing that and it's a great way to display all your photos :)


    Away From The Blue Blog

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  31. I love that photo album, makes me want to create one. Your dog is adorable! Have a nice weekend.

    Eden | Mint Notion

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  32. Awesome recap, Emily. I would love to try that palette. The shades are lovely. Your dog's album is so cute. Ha!
    Enjoy your weekend, beautiful.

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  33. I love photo albums! I love creating one and seeing the finish product, espeically when all of your pictures are gong to be in them. The too faced palette has beautiful everyday colours though.
    Lots of love,
    Ramsha | Rose
    xxx

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  34. So amazing! your doggy looks so gorgeous!!! and the color palette looks amazing!

    ❥ Vicky | The Golden Bun - Instagram TGB 

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  35. Albbum photo it's really magnifique !

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