Sunday, 26 April 2015

Spring favourites


These past few weeks have been rather lovely weather-wise in the UK – only tainted by the fact that most days I have to enjoy it from the windows of the office. Actually, I’ve been spending my lunch breaks out in the sun and sitting on the grass reading my book has been pure bliss. With the lighter evenings, Graham and I have bought some lovely garden furniture and have enjoyed most meals out in the garden this week, too.


Sunglasses are a must, and I picked up this pair in Primark last week. Having had contacts for the past couple of years, I have to say that I still find being able to wear sunglasses whilst still being able to see(!), quite novel. These were really different to the usual cat-eye style I often wear, but I really like them, with their retro navy polka dots and subtle nod to Ray-Bans.

Stripy top

I’ve paired many outfits with a stripy breton – I think it looks perfect with some skinny jeans and my white converse. I have to say that my striped top collection is getting a little bit out of control, but you can’t ever have too many, right? I’m justifying this one from H&M as a classic, anyway.

Botanics Radiant Youth Replenishing Night Cream

I picked up this Boots Botanics moisturiser last month after hearing a recommendation from Estee, from Essiebutton. I’ve never settled on one moisturiser and I’m always on the look out for others, but I have to say I do really like this one. It’s quite thick and I put this on before bed and it stops my skin feeling tight and dry. Obviously being a replenishing night cream it wouldn’t be suitable as a light, under makeup moisturiser but is perfect as an intensive moisturiser and feels really cool and soothing. It’s quite strongly scented but I think it’s a nice smell and I don’t find it irritates my sensitive skin at all. Plus, it’s half price at the moment so I’d highly recommend it.

One Day and Reasons to Stay Alive
David Nicholls and Matt Haig

Finally, books. As always, I’ve been getting through quite a few and am saving up my thoughts for another mini book review post sometime in the future. I've just finished reading ‘One Day’ which has been on my ‘to read’ list for ages and i absolutely loved it. I’ve also got ‘Reasons to stay alive’ by Matt Haig on my bedside table. The amount of passages I’ve underlined is a real testament to his skills as a writer and I can relate to most of the things he has written. I’ve not finished it yet but I have no doubt that it will be one I resort back to in times of comfort, time and time again. I'm out of books to read right now, so I'd love some recommendations for me to top up my kindle!


  1. Nice flowers.