May has been a though month for me. Physically as I’ve been gaining weight ever since I moved to London, mentally as workload has been growing and growing (which is a good thing, but exhausting) and also skin-wise as I’ve been breaking out like nobody’s business. Simply said, I haven’t been on top of my game and these few bits have been keeping me together and made my days this month a bit more pleasant.
Firefly Natural Drinks
After a long day of work, having a zesty drink is just what I need to perk me up. Firefly is exact that. Packaged in an oldschool bottle with ‘vintage’ pictures on it, it just lifts up my mood immediately. If my suitcase is not overweight, I’ll definitely try to bring a few with me home – they also are great as room deco. There is a range different tastes and my favorites are definitely Lemon, Lime & Ginger, Peach & Green Tea and Grapefruit & Passionfruit. All drinks are natural, no artificial ingredients/colors and are rather low in calories for such a nice drink. You can get these at Waitrose and Wholefoods.
balance Me. Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm
Having dedicated an entire post for it already shows you how much I like it. Without further repeating myself by saying how marvelous this product is, I’ll cut to the chase. It’s my first balm cleanser so far and can tell you that this has gotten me hooked. 100% natural, it smells amazing (very relaxing) and the small oatmeal particles in the balm act as a gentle scrub – it’s like having a mini facial every night. You have to use a warm flannel or muslin cloth to take it off, please do use a new one everyday. We don’t want bacteria spreading and rubbing dead skin cells and (old) dirt onto our skin, do we?
Garnier Summerbody Moisturising Lotion
I’ve probably mentioned this before: I’m not a body person – I just can’t get bothered with it. Being a user of fake tan and as there were some good days in London this month, having non-daily moisturized legs is a big uh-oh. This body lotion does both in one go: moisturizing the body and leaving a subtle hint behind. Normally not a fan of gradual tans, but this is fab and a great product for those that are newbies on the tanning front as it’s rather mistake proof. No stripes, no nasty smells (you’ll smell like delicious apricots instead) and most importantly: no orange limbs.
La Roche-Posay Anthélios AC SPF 30
Nice weather equals sun, which equals going out and about, ehich equals UV and sun rays, which equals having to slap on sunscreen. As I mentioned before, I’m not a saint and have just started religiously using sunscreen for the past two months. Not because I don’t know better, it’s just that most sunscreens I’ve tried left me white and stripy and broke me out. This on the other hand does not and is a great base for make up and has a matte finish. A more detailed review here.
Being dubbed as 2013’s most popular ingredient you get that I had to try it for myself. It contains anti inflammation properties and with those breakouts I had, this was perfect. I’ve used it as a mask, polish and made tea with it. Didn’t see major differences at once, but on the long-run: definitely. Be aware that manuka honey is only ‘really active’ when it’s 15+ and only buy honey that is ‘active’ and has the ‘UMF’ trademark logo.
What have you been loving this month?