Why hi there, hello, how are you all? It’s a pretty dreary day in Liverpool which is unfortunate seeing as every day I’ve been in work this week it’s been absolutely beautiful. But oh well, there’s not much we can do about it except for cross our fingers that Sunday will see the return of some sunshine – I’ve checked my weather app and I don’t want to jinx it but we’re looking good guys. Whilst it’s drizzling away outside I thought I’d take the opportunity to get comfy and catch you up on some of the things I took a shine to during the month of May. And yes, I, like the rest of the world, am in shock that it’s June already.
First things first, I thought I’d point out my hair. The lovely Martyna Grant got in touch a few weeks back and asked if I would like a complimentary cut and finish. I was in desperate need of a cut so it was perfect timing. She’s an award-winning, independent stylist who is based in Chester’s MODE salon, which by the way is an absolutely lovely environment. I’ve got to say, she did an incredible job and even though I live in Liverpool it’s safe to say I will be hopping on the train to Chester to see her for all of my hair needs from now on. The products Martyna used on me were all from Davines which is an Italian cruelty free and sustainable brand with the majority of their products being vegan friendly which gets a big thumbs up from me. She styled my hair beautifully and used straighteners to give it some beachy waves which is a trick I have still not been able to master. I’d seriously seriously SERIOUSLY recommend giving Martyna a visit.
Secondly I thought I would share a musical favourite which is PEACE’s new album ‘Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll’. I’ve seen them a few times now over the years, the most recent being at Liverpool Sound City last month and they never disappoint. Some of my favourite songs on the album are ‘Kindness Is The New Rock And Roll’, ‘From Under Liquid Glass’, ‘Shotgun Hallelujah’ and ‘You Don’t Walk Away From Love’.
Onto a literary pick, I thought I’d see what all the fuss was about over ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’ by Gail Honeyman (what a great last name) and I’ve got to say I absolutely loved it. It was funny, witty and heartbreaking all rolled into one with some hilarious takes on society and the way we do things. It’s the perfect book to read in the sunshine so if you’re jetting off on your holidays any time soon I’d highly recommend popping it in your suitcase.
Finally onto a beauty favourite which is my fake tan of choice, Bondi Sands. I use the foam, which I actually picked up last year. I used it a couple of times last summer but ever since it has been sitting in a cupboard just waiting to be rediscovered. If like me, you struggle with chronic paleness all year round, it’s the perfect product. It’s not streaky, has a coconutty scent (which does turn slightly to the biscuit tan smell after a while I have to say) and it very easy to apply. Even my boyfriend can manage to evenly tan my back which is a testament to it. I haven’t actually got any on in these pictures so if you’re thinking I don’t look brown at all, it’s because I’m not.
That’s it for this months favourites, I’d love to know if you have tried/read/listened to any of the things I mentioned!
JEANS | TOPSHOP
BLOUSE | ZARA
BELT | ASOS
SHOES | ZARA
BAG | ZARA (out of stock, similar here)