Monthly Favourites – May 2014

By Alice Brazier

 

I’ve been loving more than just beauty this month! It’s quickly moving into summer, so I – like many others – am trying to get fit and healthy for the hot months. So, a couple of my May favourites are health and fitness inspired – enjoy!

Muscle Milk Protein

I’ve tried a few protein shakes before, both pre-mixed and from powder, but nothing is as good as this stuff. Yes, I was sent this stuff to review, but my opinion is 100% real – this stuff is just that good. Unlike some other shakes the taste isn’t lessened in a bid to add more protein, and the effects do really work. Favourite flavour is Strawberry, and you can try it for your self at Muscle Milk’s website. Delish.

Savse smoothies

I only ever used to drink fruit smoothies, until I leant the health benefits of their green, veg laden siblings. Whilst broccoli, kale and spinach might not sound like a treat for the senses, the smoothie is so tasty you’ll forget all that. Even the fruit versions are amazing, and a great alternative to other sugary versions you might find on the high street – and they’re the UK’s lowest calorie shake. Another product I was sent, but you can get them here. 

Herbal Essences Smooth and Soft with Mandarin Extract 

I have far too many different types and brands of shampoo and conditioner. I seem to buy a new set each time I go shopping, and never seem to finish any. I came across these bottles at the start of May, and they are a-may-zing. I have bleached blonde hair and have tried every expensive product a hairdresser can recommend to get my lushuous locks back to full health. However, the only product that has instantly made my hair feel soft yet strong and healthy, is Herbal Essences. Plus, it smells pretty good too. It’s a yes from me. 

Helly Hansen W Nimble R2 

I was kindly sent these trainers to review at the start of the month, and I have not been disapointed. Firstly, I love colourful gym kit, so I was already on to a winner. Secondly, these trainers are so lightweight, that when I’ve stashed them in my rucksack and running for the train, they don’t weigh me down at all. They’re really great at gripping even when wet, and I haven’t slipped on my bike pedals at all this month, compared to my last trainers when it happened daily. Really impressed with these neon beauties. 

No7 Stay Perfect Super Light Foundation

I’ve played around with a few different foundations recently, but hadn’t been impressed till I found this one. The colour is prefect for my super pale complexion (they colour matched it in store), and it lasts all day without reapplication. Perfect!

Revlon Colour Stay Eyeshadow in 505 Decadent

I’m not really an eyeshadow girl, to be honest. I’ll happily be ready with a lick of mascara and a flick of liquid eyeliner, but not all that fussed about coloured eyeshadow…untill. I love the colour selection with this particular set; a deep plum colour complimented perfectly with two pink shades, and a deep golden shade – helping to make a rose gold tone when blended. It’s beaut, and doesn’t fade at all. 

Benefit’s They’re Real.

I know, I KNOW. I’m super late to the bandwagon on this one, but this BEAUTY was included in this month’s Birchbox, and I was amazed at the results. I’m always sceptical when I see other peoples reviews, and worry it won’t be as good when I try it, but seriously this stuff is it. You need this, now.

What products have you been loving this month? Do you agree with any of my favourites? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Alice x

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