It's that time of the month again and I know it's a huge cliche but this month really has gone by so fast! I can't quite believe that July is only two days away, where has the year gone?! Anyway, enough of my life flashing before my eyes and onto the things that have been making me happy this month...
01. Good Mythical Morning
As I've briefly mentioned before on this blog, I haven't been well for the past few months and have therefore had to spend a lot of time in bed. Now although this might sound like a dream come true it's actually pretty rubbish and means I'm unable to do a lot of things and life can get very boring. Last week I mentioned in my post '10 things that have made me happy this week' that I've recently discovered Rhett and Link's daily morning show, Good Mythical Morning, and this has been something that's been occupying my time and cheering me up a whole lot. I've decided to watch the whole thing from the beginning and am currently on season three, it's seriously funny and seriously addictive. If you've never watched it before, here are a few of my current favourite episodes to get you started:
4 Year Old Walks Into A Bar
How to Make Someone Sound Like an Idiot
Rhett's Most Embarassing Moment
How to Talk to Girls
My Hot Yoga Experience
02. Persuasion by Jane Austen
I'll be posting my reading wrap-up on Wednesday and a 2015 Classics Challenge review next month so I won't go into too much detail but this was surprisingly my favourite read of the month. I definitely didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did and it's now one of my favourite classics. Also I can't get enough of these beautiful Vintage editions, which you can get hold of here.
03. Revlon 'Pink in the Afternoon'
I've had this lipstick for about a year but it's been a little underappreciated until this month. I've been wearing it most days that I've worn makeup, it's a nice mid-tone pink that would suit anyone and it can be quite sheer or can be built up for a stronger look. It's just a really good everyday drugstore lipstick.
04. Enchanted Forest by Johanna Basford
I'm sure you're aware of the influx of adult colouring books and in my opinion Johanna Basford's are the best. The illustrations are so beautiful and detailed, they really are a joy to colour. I got this a while ago but have really been getting into it this month as a way to manage my anxiety and pass the time when I can't concentrate on much else. I've completed quite a few pages and have been using a mixture of coloured pens and pencils, I find that both work equally well. See below for an example of some of my pages, they're not the best around but I'm pretty proud of them. If you're interested then you can find Enchanted Forest here.
This is kind of a strange favourite but it's a new discovery and I'm officially obsessed. It's basically a brush for your tongue, I know that sounds a little weird but bare with me. I've always been aware that bad breath is mostly caused by your tongue but never really knew there was a specific product out there to deal with it. I've tried just brushing my tongue with a regular toothbrush and believe me it's just not the same. If you're into dental hygiene, no scratch that, if you're a human then you need this. I won't go into too much detail because I don't want to gross you out but you won't believe the stuff that comes off your tongue when you use this. I was like 'that was in my MOUTH?!?!' ok, enough with the gross, just go buy it, thank me later.
06. Rimmel 'Santa Rose'
I already mentioned this in my '10 things' post but I'll say it again here as this has become my new everyday blush, I've honestly not used anything else since I bought it. It's the perfect neutral blush, I'm pretty sure it's much more long-lasting than any of my other blushes and it's only £3.99, score!
07. Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Nude
I promise I'm not sponsored by Rimmel, I've just really been enjoying their products this month! I got a sample of this foundation in a magazine a while back and was really impressed with the finish and the wear time. I managed to pick this up when it was on offer and have worn it pretty much every day that I've worn makeup this month. There are two different versions of this, the standard Lasting Finish with the red cap which is more full-coverage and the Lasting Finish Nude with the white cap which is a lighter coverage. I'd definitely say that the Nude version at least a light to medium coverage and I find that it blends in really easily and gives a glowy skin-like finish. If you're looking for a great everyday foundation then this is it.
08. Switching Off
Last but not least my absolute favourite thing this month has been making the time to switch off. Recent medication changes have been playing downright havoc with my sleep and a full, undisturbed night's sleep has become a very rare thing. I've therefore been making it my mission to get into a healthy nightime routine in order to try and settle down and ultimately improve my quality of sleep. So instead of scrolling endlessly through Twitter and Instagram before bed, I've been putting away all electronics an hour before I plan on sleeping and taking a bath or reading a book. My phone and tablet now live on the other side of my room at night so I'm not tempted by them and I don't touch them again until around an hour after I wake up. Although my sleep is still a big old mess I've found that switching off has been so refreshing and has vastly improved my wellbeing. My mind is no longer buzzing all the time and ironically I feel a little less disconnected and more at peace. I urge you to try it and see what a difference it makes.
So that's everything that I've been enjoying in the month of June. Please do comment and tell me what has been your favourite thing this month?