Sunday, April 02, 2017

March Favourites

It's day 2 of April and let's just first chat about how god damn fast this year is going. How is it already April?! Anyway as always I have compiled a list of all the things I have been loving over the past month. This month I thought I'd bring back the categories that I used to use and see how it goes just because I think sometimes a little structure is in oder so here it goes.
Let's start with the makeup because lets be honest that's usually the most interesting category and this month I have gone back to basics. I have been sifting through my collection and seeing what I have and remembered about my MUA Undress Me Too Palette. This palette costs a mere £4 to buy so is extremely inexpensive but the colour palette is great if you are looking for neutrals. But what surprises me most about this palette is the pigmentation. For a £4 palette the formula is pretty creamy, well pigmented and lasts all day. Definitely worth getting.

Earlier in February myself and some of my blogger friends attended a Blogger event at The Body Shop where we tried out a bunch of New Products and were given some to try. I have done a vlog of the day which you can find here but 2 stand out products for me were the liquid face peels and the camomile cleansing balm. The liquid peel is one of the weirdest yet oddly satisfying products I have ever tried. It has a gel like formula and as soon as you rub it into the face it reacts and you can physically see the dead skin coming off your face. It's kind of gross but your face feels ridiculously clean afterwards! As for the camomile cleansing balm I am a massive fan of cleansing balms anyway so when I got to try this one I was quite excited. I love the scent of this as it's quite neutral but still smells clean. It does a really good job at getting your makeup off and as its from the body shop it is packed with good ingredients. 
When I haven't been wearing gym gear (sometimes I'm not even going to the gym the leggings are just so comfy) I have been loving the new frills trend thats all over the highstreet at the minute. I have a couple of frill pieces but have just been loving the style of them and its such an easy trend to wear.

Accessories wise I had to mention my latest heels acquisition. These babies are what I am calling my fake Valentinos because they were a measly £14 from good old primarni but nobody can deny they are definitely inspired by the classic rock studs. I have worn them a couple of times now and actually find them relatively comfortable for a heeled shoe plus I love the style of them because I think they can be dressed up or down. I have worn them with jeans and dresses and they are now a staple part of my heel collection.

Since the start of my more healthy diet I have been experiementing with a couple new recipes which are coming up in a blog post soon. One of my absolute favourites has got to be Carbless Fajitas! I know you'll be thinking how on earth does one produce a carbless fajita but it's so delicious and so easy to do that even I (one of the worst chefs in the world, I once burnt an omelette if thats anything to go by) can make it. Along with this I have been trying to snack a lot better. I have always been a snacker so switching them out for something much healthier was top of my list. These Paleo bars from The foodie market are my absolute new favourite. They are so tasty and moreish but literally only contains: dates, cashew nuts, coconut, macadamia nuts and almond oil. SO no more guilty snacking.

During the month of March I came down with a case of what I thought was Tonsillitis but was later informed by my medic student friend that it was a throat virus (I mean how was I meant to know that) but anyway he said to me that the only way to get better was to rest (absolute worst case scenario for someone like me who likes to be busy) he also suggested drinking honey and lemon and I did as he said thinking it was going to taste similar to those god awful lemsip sachets you get. But alas I was wrong it was actually delicious so much so that I am still drinking it even though I am no longer ill. 

During the start of march I was quite ill with a really bad case of the flu so I managed to fit in a lot of TV time what with being too ill to make it to uni on some days. First up is Moana which if you love Disney films then you will automatically love this. The songs are great the story is great and for once there's a Disney story where the princess doesn't marry the hero (finally) but it's a very nice and easy watch for those days where you don't want anything too intense.  On the flip side of this is my 2 netflix series picks which are definitely not for the faint hearted. If your into murder programmes, thrillers or programmes where you're just like What the f**k? then you definitely need to check these out. First up is how to get away with Murder which is set in a university and follows a bunch of law students journeys as they learn "how to get away with murder". The second pick is a lot darker and messed up than the previous but if you like a thriller is definitely worth a watch. Bates Motel is a series following a kid called Norman Bates (basically this series is the prequel to the film Psycho) and he is a bit of a weird kid. I'm not going to say much more because I don't want to ruin it for anyone but if you like drama this is the one for you.

What can I say about music in march other than there have been some really amazing releases and therefore this category is packed with favourites this month. Firstly how could I not mention the amazing new album from Ed Sheeran Divide. I am obsessed with all the songs on this album but particularly Galway Girl, Eraser, Barcelona and Nancy Mulligan. The Album is on spotify and Itunes so go give it a listen, I promise it wont be a waste of your time. Another favourite album comes from the recent Moana Film from Disney because how could I not have a more light hearted music favourite, From this album I love where you are, How far I'll go, you're welcome and shiny. As for other songs I have been loving quite a few including: Stormzy: Big for your boots, Are you Sure?: Kriss Kross Amsterdam, Connor Maynard & Ty Dolla $ign, Shape Of You Major Lazer Remix and Something Just Like this: Coldplay & The Chainsmokers. But if you want to check out all the songs I'm loving ever you can follow me on Spotify here

Another favourite I have loved is a mash up done by Connor Maynard and The Vamps which you can watch/listen here basically its them siginging other tracks over the original shape of you track and I just love how well their voices work together so definitely check that out too.

And that is everything I have been loving over the past month. 
If you like favourites or have some products you think I should try out please leave them in the comments below and make sure you keep your eyes peeled for another new blog post next week!
Until next time...

Meg X