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June Favourites

When I first started blogging, one of my favourite posts to both read and write, were monthly favourites posts. But somewhere along the way I stopped writing them. So I thought I would try and bring them back as and when I feel like I have some things to share. I’ll probably try to keep it to 5-8 things each month and they’ll probably include a bit of everything. So here is what I have been loving in June!

An Edited Life by Anna Newton
My wonderful Sister In Law bought me this book as a gift shortly after my Dad died as she had read it and really enjoyed it. I put it away until I was feeling in a better head space. When we went to Cornwall I popped this book in my bag in the hope I would be able to make a start on it. Well once I started reading, I literally couldn’t put it down. I devoured half of it while away and came back feeling so motivated to get my shit together!! I have since finished it and started putting Anna’s tips into action. It gave me the push I needed to get more organised and I have already referred back to it numerous time! I’d definitely recommend it if you are looking to streamline your life.

Three Tier Cakes from Jane’s Patisserie
I made THREE of these amazing three tier cakes from Jane’s blog during June. Starting with a Biscoff one for my bestie, a dairy free victoria sponge for my niece and lastly a chocolate fudge cake for Hugo’s second birthday. They are surprisingly easy to made but look super impressive. And of course they taste bloody delicious. Definitely my new fave way of doing big cakes!

Super Facialist Vitamin C Cleansing Oil
My friend Charlotte Connoley is a facialist and recommended I tried a cleansing oil for my first cleanse as I was on the hunt for a new one. The one she had told me about had been discontinued so I ended up picking up this one by Super Facialist on a whim in the supermarket as it was on offer. But OH MY, it is so lovely. Feels super luxurious and literally melts my make up away. It leaves my skin feeling amazing and I will definitely be repurchasing.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
I have been on the hunt for the ‘holy grail’ foundation for years now and I very rarely repurchase a foundation twice. But I picked up a sample of the Double Wear a while back and was very impressed. I have used this before a few years back but always found it a nightmare to get off my skin. So I ended up buying a full sized bottle and a pump and have been really enjoying using it again. It stays put all day and matches my skin tone beautifully. And really that’s all you can ask for!? I wear shade 1C1 Cool Bone.

Black Aysmmetric Sandals
This is probably a bit of a boring one but I have been wearing these sandals EVERY DAMN DAY. They are so incredibly comfy and literally go with everything. I have received lots of compliments on them too! They are just £28 and are made from real leather. Definitely a summer staple for me!

Gousto Meal Boxes
We recently started using Gousto for four meals a week and we are all loving it. It’s been a great way to get us out of the rutt we had fallen into. I tend to go for the 10 minute meals and it just takes out a lot of stress of meal planning and doing a big food shop. Plus the meals are DELICIOUS.

Calm App
I’ve been using the Calm app consistently over the last few weeks before bed and I definitely find it helps me to drift off easier. Bella also loves the children’s sleep stories too. I’d like to try some of the other mindfulness sessions during the day at some point too.

And last but not least is Netflix. I am suuuuper late to the game with this one but I now don’t know how we ever lived without Netflix. So much so that we’re cancelling our Sky package. So far we have binge watched Queer Eye, Sex Education and have dabbled with a bit of Orange is the new black too. The film selection is also pretty good as is the kids bit!

And I think that covers most of the things I have been enjoying over the last month or so! I imagine July’s favourites will probably include factor 50 sun cream, fans and cold G&Ts cos OHMYGAAAD it is hot lately!!


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