May has been a month of self-care for me. I’ve been trying to keep fit as well as take care of my physical appearance. Here are just a few things that have made it a little easier to self-care in May.
I don’t know what it is about drinking from glasses, but something about it has always kind of grossed me out. I know – it literally makes no sense at all, but drinking from plastic bottles (Evian bottles etc), was a habit I was finding hard to break. This Sistema bottle however, I have got on with really well. It’s portable, environment-friendly and the perfect size for runs/gym/to have on the go at work. I also absolutely adore adding fruit to flavour it up a bit.
I’m used to using the BLEACH London shampoo, but they didn’t have it in Superdrug when I needed it, so I got PRO:VOKE instead. I actually prefer PRO:VOKE’s shampoo- it smells nicer, and gets rid of brassy tones just as well, without the risk of my hair going purple. Although they suggest to use it only every 3 washes or so, I use it for every wash, and it works really well.
I’m a big fan of Batiste Dry Shampoo. I don’t know about you, but I’ve tried cheaper alternatives (and even tried a more expensive Tony & Guy version), and nothing works like Batiste does. I recently came across these two scents in Superdrug, and thought I’d try them out. They’re the nicest smelling flavours I’ve tried yet, and highly recommend them. The ‘floral’ scent was perfect post-run on Sunday, and transitioned my hair from ‘fucking gross’ to ‘this is more than okay’.
I mentioned these in my previous blog, but they’re amazing. They have unbelievably soft cushioning, which allows for a more comfortable run. I was so sick of my Nike Roshe Runs, as they were really beginning to hurt my calves. Buying these shoes were a solid purchase, as it’s allowed me to enjoy and continue running. Highly recommend these trainers for any beginner runner, like me.
I realised I was wearing my Calvin Klein and Paco Rabanne perfumes everyday, which adds up to be pretty pricey. I was tied between buying a body-mist (such as impulse), or a cheap-ish perfume from Zara. I found this in Boux Avenue, and thought it was a good in-between of the two. I love it so much, and haven’t worn my perfumes in weeks. Only downside to this spray is that you do have to regularly spray during lunch-breaks etc, so that the scent remains on you, but for the price – it’s a no brainer. I haven’t even used half the bottle yet, and I’ve had it for around a month and a half.
This is a total god-send, oh my. I tend to spend about £20 on getting spray tans each month, but for £4.99 this keeps me topped up. I don’t find any streaky-ness at all with it and it smells completely divine! It’s not completely wash off either, with it lasting through 2 or 3 washes. In the picture below I’ve just applied one coat of the medium, but obviously for a darker tone it’s worth investing in the darker oil/applying 2 or 3 coats on. I also took this picture immediately after applying, where the tan does get gradually darker with time. Will definitely be investing in this again.
If you have any further questions about any of the products mentioned above, please let me know in the comments. It would also be great to know what some of your May favourites have been!