Can anyone believe that it’s time for June Favourites already? We’re more than half way through the year now – that’s terrifying. I’ve been planning Weekly Favourites posts all through this month, but I never got round to finishing them so they’ve just been piling up. I planned on stopping Monthly Favourites and just posting Weekly favourites, but I’ve been so busy this month that I just haven’t gotten round to posting as often as I’d like. So to catch up on what I’ve been loving over the past 4 weeks, I’ve decided to split this post into two parts. I did a lot of shopping at the beginning of this month so there’s plenty of new things that I just fell in love with so trying to narrow it down so this post didn’t become 10 parts long was really difficult. Here are some of my favourites from June:
LUSH American Cream Conditioner
This has definitely been my favourite product of this month. I’ve tried a few of the LUSH shampoos and conditioners and loved them, so I thought I’d give this a try. It smells absolutely incredible. It says on the bottle that it smells like strawberry milkshake. The scent is so strong too – I can smell it every time I move my head, like a perfume. It definitely detangles my hair and leaves it so soft and shiny. I bought the 250g bottle, but loved it so much that I went back and got the 500g bottle. You can get it here.
The Stone Roses, Etihad Stadium
Last Sunday, Josh and I went to Manchester to the Etihad Stadium to see The Stone Roses. I’d been looking forward to it for so long and it definitely exceeded my expectations. We had such a great time, and they were absolutely amazing. It chucked it down and we got wet through, both of our shoes were trashed and we paid £5 for plastic ponchos, but it was all worth it. The atmosphere was incredible, Ian Browns vocals were on point, and John Squire’s guitar playing was magical. It was definitely a highlight of my year and I wish I could do it all again.
Orange is the New Black
I wasn’t impressed by Season 3 of OITNB – I think it was definitely a filler season. But I still had high hopes for Season 4. I spent the weekend watching it and it was AMAZING. You should definitely binge watch the whole series if you’ve never watched it before. Season 4 was a really emotional season – I laughed and cried (if you’ve seen it, you’ll know what I mean, how sad was it!). My favourite character this season was Cindy. The ending was amazing and now I can’t wait til season 5! You can watch it on Netflix now.
Benefit Rockateur Blush
I slowly started to fall out of love with Mac’s Cosmic Force blush, I think it was too dark for my skin tone. So I started to look for a new one. I thought I’d give Benefit’s Rockateur a go. Firstly, I love Benefit’s blush/bronzer packagaing – the compact boxes are so useful and pretty. Rockateur is a lovely pink shade that suits my complexion. The main thing that I love about the blusher is the smell – it smells beautiful! I don’t know what it is, but it smells like a perfume. It’s one of my favourite products at the moment.
Millie Marotta’s Tropical Wonderland: A Colouring Book Adventure
I love these colouring books but I haven’t done one for a while, but my anxiety’s been quite bad recently so I thought I’d give this one a go. Millie Marotta was the creator of the popular Animal Kingdom colouring book, and this one is pretty similar. I’ve been doing it before bed most nights and it’s made me feel so much more relaxed. You can get it here.
North Yorkshire Coast
We spent the last weekend of June staying in Filey. We’ve done it every year for the past few years and the Yorkshire coast is such a lovely place. On Saturday, we went into Scarborough and the weather was beautiful – we all got sunburn. On Sunday we went into Whitby, which is probably mine and Josh’s favourite place – we went up the 199 Steps to Whitby Abbey and had fish and chips from Quayside (they’ve won awards for being the best chippy in the country, which they definitely deserve). And on Monday we went into Bridlington and spent most of the day in the arcades before setting off home. I had such a lovely weekend with the people I love most in the world. Weekends like this make me so grateful for the people in my life.
EOS Coconut Milk Lip Balm
I love these EOS lipbalms. I just love the packaging on them and they come in a huge variety of flavours. I’ve had the mint one, the blueberry one, and the passion fruit one, but they’ve all seemed to disappear, so I got this one – mostly because I’m obsessed with everything coconut at the moment and because I love the packaging. The shape and size make it easy to find in my handbag, they’re really moisturising, and the flavour is lovely. Topshop and Urban Outfitters sell these but they’re usually around £6-7, so I’d recommend getting them from Amazon where they’re between £3-4, and they come in multipacks.
EOS Shave Cream Vanilla Bliss
This was just an impulse buy when it came up on recommended on Amazon, but I’m so glad I got it. This is a shaving cream, but it comes out like a cream/lotion rather than a shaving foam. It is SO hydrating. I don’t have to use a body lotion after using this as it makes my skin so smooth and moisturised. I got the vanilla one and it smells lovely.