I have really enjoyed May; it feels like I’ve done loads! I got the chance to go down to London and go to the F&F Clothing Autumn and Winter Press Event, meet Lydia from Fashion in Flux at the Topshop Your Best Dress event in Sheffield, take a trip to Centre Parcs and celebrate two of my best friends from university getting married! June promises to be a busy month with a trip to Edinburgh with my mum, another wedding and at the end of the month James and I are going to Glastonbury! I can’t wait for all of these exciting plans and I will be sure to document it as much as possible! 

Moving on to today’s post… 

I didn’t end up writing a monthly favourites post for April. I had a few new things that I had been loving, but I didn’t want to force a post just because it had come to the end of the month. So I decided that I would combine April and May’s monthly favourites into one blog post. This Monthly Favourites round up seems to be fairly beauty based. I have tried a few new things lately that have become staples in my every day beauty routine, but there are also a couple of fashion pieces thrown in for good measure.

One of my absolute favourites over the past few weeks has been the Exuviance Moisturiser*. This was suggested to me as I struggle to keep my oily areas at bay whilst ensuring that my skin remains hydrated. It has an SPF of 30 and it soaks straight into the skin. I have been combining this with the Dr Botanicals Coco Noir Facial Serum*. This is a beautiful serum that is really lightweight and is designed to improve the appearance of the skin, which is great on the build up to summer. Dr Botanicals have also given my readers the discount code of MADOLYN1 so that you can purchase this product for just £19.99.

Another favourite of mine over the last few weeks is the Fleur De Force Lipstick in collaboration with Mac. I was on the hunt for the ‘perfect summer nude’ and I instantly fell in love with this beautiful shade. I posted a full initial thoughts and review blog post the other week, but it is a lovely consistency, has great longevity and is exactly what I was looking for. From lips to hair, the Natural World Hair Shampoo and Conditioner* has been another beauty favourite that I have incorporated into my regular routine. I have mentioned these products a few times, both as a review of the Mint & Charcoal Range, and also as part of my Charcoal Beauty Products post. 

I have also loved the FFS Samantha Razor*, which is party of the Friction Free Shaving service. FFS is a monthly subscription box that contains one razor handle and four blades. The idea behind the service is that you are provided with a different blade for each week of the month and at the end of the month you are delivered a new box. It is a great service that ensures that you change your blades regularly and it fits through the letterbox so you don’t need to sign for anything!

I recently attended my friends wedding, which was so much fun and a beautiful day. It also meant that I finally got the chance to wear these beautiful Jessica Simpson shoes that have been sat in my wardrobe for about six months! I absolutely adore these shoes and think that they are so pretty and ideal as a focal point for an outfit. I love the colour and think that I will get a lot more wear out of these as we head towards the summer months. I also bought this really cute Primark Pale Pink Clutch Bag for the wedding, which has become my favourite going out bag. I think that it is perfect for this time of year and it goes with so many of my spring/summer pieces. It was the bargain price of just £5 and is the perfect size to fit in everything you need on an evening out. 

I have also filmed a monthly favourites video which is live over on my YouTube channel if you wanted a closer look and more in depth review of each of the products mentioned above.

What have been your monthly favourites? 


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