Spring Favourites – Beauty and Books

Spring-favourites-2016I’m a little unsure whether I can officially call this a Spring post, considering the weather in London looks more like January than late April, but I am ever the optimist.

Here are a few of my current Spring favourites, beauty things and a couple of books that I am loving and have recently bought over the last couple of months.

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I have been in a bit of a reading slump recently, as it seems every fictional book I pick up just does not catch my imagination. So in order to refresh my mind with something new I chose two autobiographical books from people I admire.

Amy Poehler’ s ‘Yes Please’ follows Amy’s journey into acting and comedy and gives us a glimse of her life. It is witty and honest and although it is a bit too heavy to carry in my handbag for the commute,  I am enjoying reading about her journey. Her take on life is so down to earth, you easily get absorbed into her world. (P.S I am a huge Amy Poehler fan since binge watching Parks and Rec! tell me if you love her as much as I do).

Chris Hadfield’s book ‘An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth’ begins by telling how Chris came to become an Astronaut describing how he juggled intensive training with family life. I dreamt of being an Astronaut when I was younger so I was interested in reading his story. I love his voice in this book because it is sincere and refreshing and I’m intrigued to see where his story goes.

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I only picked up a few beauty essentials over the last few months (I’m a total beauty junkie) as I have been making an effort to not spend too much money on products I don’t really need. But when you are faced with rows upon rows of duty free beauty, as I was during my recent visit to Thailand, it can be hard to hold back.

I picked up the Complexion Rescue and the BARESKIN Complete Coverage Serum concealer from bareMinerals as they are my go to beauty brand that is both cruelty free and works with my skin. The Complexion Rescue (£26) is a tinted moisturiser/BB cream and is my favourite beauty product right now because I can use it as a base or wear it on its own for a refreshed look. It is not too heavy and sort of melts into the skin.
The BARESKIN Complete Coverage Serum concealer  (£22) is amazing and is fast becoming my favourite concealer I have ever used. The formula is smooth and it blends so well into the skin and gives coverage that lasts all day. A little really goes a long way so I am hoping that this will last me a little while, because it was a little pricey for a concealer.

The Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder  (£13) from the Body Shop is my favourite ‘go to’ bronzer which I had to  replace after using my last one up. I chose a darker shade (shade 04) this time as I picked the lightest last time as I wanted a more bronzed glow. I couldn’t be happier.

Finally the B. Confident Day Cream (top picture) has been my regular face-cream for a couple of months. I was initially sceptical because it was a highstreet buy, available exclusively from Superdrug, and so cheap – currently half price at £4.95! However the consistency is really creamy and it has not made my skin feel dry or break out. This is definitely a repeat purchase face cream! AND it’s a vegan brand! Win win! 

What are your Spring 2016 favourites? Leave me a comment below, I’d love to know.

Thanks for reading xx

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