The May Favourites

I don’t have loads of favourites this month as May has obviously only been about five days long so I didn’t have time to do anything. And the one’s I do have are pretty random! But here they are…


I have only ever had three proper massages in my entire life, and the first one was last year before I got married. For the last couple of months I’ve had one each month though and I want to keep having them, because apart from the fact they are bloody good, I really want to try and sort out my migraines again. My neck and shoulders are always so tense and my neck often hurts as part of my migraine, so I’m hoping that getting rid of the knots and tension can help. I like it pretty firm because I want it to actually do something, but my god it bloody kills in parts. I spend most of the hour holding my breath and gritting my teeth – it’s amazing.


I don’t know why, but I’m really into cookies suddenly and I want them all the time! This is not good. I’ve given into it though, and if I want one (or four), I’ll have them. Because you only live once don’t you (as far as I know) and, well, cookies.


Sarah Chapman Skinesis Eye Recovery

I’ve used a Sanctuary eye cream during the day for years that I really loved; I’ve never heard anyone talk about it before, but it was nice and thick but not heavy at all and I loved it for under make-up. But as with so many products that I love they have stopped doing it!

So I’ve been looking for something to replace it for the daytime and have been struggling to find one that is a cream and just as thick, but most creams seem to be pretty thin. The Sarah Chapman Skinesis Eye Recovery is really lovely though. It’s nice and thick and soothing and I really like that it comes in a pump bottle rather than a pot that you have to stick your finger in. I’m really loving it so far.

sarah chapman eye recovery


Yes, something on my face is in my monthly favourites. But I love it when I’ve got some sun on my face and my freckles start to come out. I don’t get loads, just a little sprinkling across my nose and cheeks, but I love them. I always think freckles are so pretty on other people.

Lush Ultrabland Cleanser

If you’ve read my recent ‘Lush’ post then you’ll know that I’ve recently become reaquainted with the brand and along with my daughter have fallen a little bit in love with it. It’s a great place to take Ava if we’re in town and she needs a break from shopping – they’re always so good with her, and she gets to drop bath bombs into a big bowl of water, whilst I browse.

Anyway, I’d heard about the Lush Ultrabland cleanser vaguely before so when I saw it I thought I would give it a try as even though I adore my favourite Emma Hardie cleansing balm, it’s too expensive to buy regularly. I’ve been using Ultrabland for a couple of months now, and I’ve really been enjoying it. It’s like a thick creamy balm and I find it good for using in the morning or at night. It makes my face feel lovely and clean in the morning, but it is quite thick so I only use it if I have time (otherwise I use a cream cleanser that can be removed quicker). At night it removes all of my makeup, including mascara – although I do have to work slightly harder to get it all off, and you do need to take it off with a flannel (although that’s the best thing to use anyway). Afterwards my face is so lovely, soft and smooth, and I can’t be sure, but I think that my skin has been in slightly better condition since using it, with a few less spots.

It is made with almond oil, rose water, beeswax and honey and you can kind of tell from the thickness and slight oily-ness. It feels a bit like a rich, thick creamy balm and it’s really nice. It costs £11.95 for 100g and I still have a decent amount left after using it for two months at least once a day.

Lush Ultrabland


If you haven’t seen it, this is a British sitcom with Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney (who also write it), who get together after she falls pregnant following a week of ‘fun’ while he is in the UK on business. I tend to watch things on NOW TV or Netflix most of the time, and it often ends up being American shows, but I really love this British gem. It really makes me laugh out loud, and the humour is exactly my kind of thing. I can’t wait for the next series.

What have you been loving this month? The more weird and wonderful the better!

Linking up to Our Fave Five.


  1. June 1, 2016 / 8:42 am

    I’m a huge fan of Ultrabland too, it really helps with breakouts and stops my skin getting too dry! And it’s a bargain compared to other balms!

  2. June 11, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    I’ve never had a massage but have been thinking of going for one for the same reason. Since going back to work I have so much tension in my neck and shoulders and it often leads to headache. Plus an hour on my own has got to be worth the money alone!!
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  3. June 14, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    I love having massages – wish I could afford to have them regularly though, hunching over the laptop or computer at work all the time is not good!

    Thanks so much for linking to #OurFaveFive lovely – hope you come back again next month xx

  4. July 17, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Ooh I love Lush, that cleanser looks really good. And yeah, just cookies. Yum. (I know it’s July now and this is from May, but I’m on a go slow playing catch up…oops) x

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