May favourites

May favourites

This month I’ve been loving a lot of things so it’s been really difficult to narrow it down. First up would definitely have to be Sainsbury’s new marble/rose gold stationery range. If you follow my Instagram you may have seen my story where I was going on about wanting to buy every single thing – and this was no word of a lie. They had so so many pretty notebooks and we all know I am a major notebook hauder. However, I managed to limit myself to just three items (although I will definitely be going back for more after pay day) and I picked up this marble design ‘Things to do’ clipboard, these glittery tapes and this rose gold pen pot which I am using to hold my growing collection of beauty blenders!

stationery flatlay

I’ve also really been loving bralettes this month. As the weather has finally got its shit together in England and got warm, I’ve been loving wearing bralettes as they are so comfy. I bought the white one from Tesco this week and I’m just obsessed! These are my favourite three right now, from the plain black is from Topshop and the rose embroidered one is from Primark. You can find my Primark bralette and lots of other purchases from Primar, New Look, H&M etc, in my Huge Holiday Haul post!


I’ve also been enjoying reading Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. I’m only about a third of the way through, but so far I’m enjoying it. I started this book about this time two years ago but so hooked on I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson that I never ended up finishing it. The book is your typical good girl meets bad boy kind of book, but I’m a sucker for that kind of thing in the summer. The book is often compared to the likes of Twilight and Fifty Shades, so if you enjoyed any of those you’ll probably enjoy Beautiful Disaster.


I decided last week to invest in a selfie ring light. I originally bought the light to use for blog posts, as my bedroom is north facing and so doesn’t get a lot of sun light, taking blog pictures isn’t always easy. Therefore, I thought the light would just brighten up flat lays that little bit – and it does. You may have seen me raving about the light on my Instagram story, because I was just so impressed with how bright and useful the tiny thing is. It was just Β£5 on Amazon, which I think is great! It also definitely makes a big difference to selfies. So often I go to take picture of a make-up look for Instagram or a blog post and it never looks half decent, but the light really works its magic – I’d definitely recommend.

I finally managed to find a pair of loafers I like on Boohoo a couple of weeks ago, and for the last half of May they are pretty much all I’ve worn. I managed to grab them in a sale for just Β£15 and although I’ll admit they definitely aren’t the shoes you want to go for a hike in (I spent the day walking around the NEC in Birmingham in them and came back with some lovely blisters) they’re ideal for just going to work in or going out for a meal in. You can find them here if you fancy a look.

Finally, while the weather has been nice the past couple of weeks, I’ve been living in my NYX soft matte lip cream in the shade Athens. It’s a really summery-pinky shade and although it isn’t what I usually go for, I’m loving it.

What have you been loving this May? Let me know in the comments below!

I’m just going to add in a bit of shameless self-promo here – if you haven’t already, go check out my Instagram hereΒ and give it a follow if you fancy it as I’m so close to hitting 2k! Thank youuuu! If you’re interested in any of my other social media links you can find them here.

Thanks for reading! Why not check out my last post- Favourite Five Lipsticks?

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    • emmachxrlotte
      June 3, 2017 / 1:37 pm

      I’ve literally just finished it and it was so good! Wish I’d finished it when I first started it two years ago now haha!x

  1. May 31, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    I’d love to see a before/after picture (of anything!) with the selfie ring light if you have the time to post. I’ve often wondered if they make a difference! Fun post – thank you for sharing.

  2. May 31, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    ok is very good best

  3. May 31, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Those bralettes are so gorgeous!! 😍
    And I’ve read all 3 beautiful disaster books and LOVED them all!! πŸ˜„ x

    • June 3, 2017 / 1:57 pm

      Aren’t they? I love them! I’ve literally just finished the first and I loved it! I’m going to order the second and third books later – can’t wait to start them!x

  4. May 31, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    End of May already?! 😱. I have a Sainsbury’s in my town but it doesn’t stock that stationary, unfortunately!

    • June 3, 2017 / 1:58 pm

      I know right?! It’s gone so fast, I swear it was only just January! You need to get on to them about that, it’s such gorgeous stationery. Maybe they’ll get some in soon, it’s a pretty new range?x

  5. simpllyme
    May 31, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    The bralettes and the Stationery look so nice 😍😘 xx

  6. May 31, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    The bralettes are gorgeous! Great pics and post, I love reading people’s favorites. πŸ™Œ

    • June 3, 2017 / 2:00 pm

      Thanks girl! Favourites posts are probably one of my favourite types of posts to both read and write, love them!x

  7. June 1, 2017 / 6:10 am

    I’ve read that book and the series and it is SOOO GOOD! Brings me back memories of when I first read it and I was so obsessed with it, lol.

    • June 3, 2017 / 1:59 pm

      I’ve just finished it and I totally agree! It’s so good. I wish I’d got on and read it the first time now, I’ve been missing out for all this time! Can’t wait to read the rest of the series!x

  8. June 1, 2017 / 9:44 am

    I’m also bralette obsessed, they are amazing, so comfortable and a lot better than regular bras. xx

    • June 3, 2017 / 2:00 pm

      Couldn’t agree more! They’re fab when it’s hot too, much more comfy!x

  9. June 1, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    I love bralettes! They are beautiful and functional. Really love the rose one you chose! x

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