Family favourites – April

This months favourites are mostly mine really, as April seemed to whizz by in a flash and I’d not really gathered much to include.

The weather

We are all thoroughly enjoying the sunshine that has made a welcomed appearance this week; that means more outdoor activities, no coats, ice cream and hopefully more happy faces and family picnics. Welcome Spring… please do stay a a while and feel free to bring your friend, Summer soon too.

Spring Flowers

We just love the outdoors during this time of year – the flowers, the wildlife…..everything seems so new and beautiful. It gives me a new-found positivity about life. I know that sounds ridiculously deep, but it does and as someone who struggles with anxiety and sometimes depression too, I think that’s really important for me. I love Spring photography too – birds, flowers, bumble bees. They are all on this years ‘shot list’.

flower

On to beauty products, I have been loving a few things this month and first up is my new cleanser. I bought it ages ago in Asda, but I’ve only really started to properly use it as my second cleanse at night. It feels amazing!  It’s called nspa Beauty Rituals Melting Cleansing Gel and I think it was around £6-£8. It is a gel formulation that melts into a milk cleanser as it contacts with wet skin. It feels so lovely and it removes any make up that my Micellar water might leave behind. My skin feels lovely and soft, hydrated and not at all irritated. As someone with dry and sensitive prone skin, I’m very impressed with this product. The grapeseed oil takes off make up without the need to scrub at the skin, and it also contains ginseng, vitamin E, avocado, apricot and neroli oils – it smells lovely too!

meltcleanse

I occasionally treat myself to a Pink Parcel (the most amazing surprise box for that time of the month) I love the concept so much and a few months ago I received this mini bottle of Lola’s Apothecary Sweet Lullaby Soothing Body & Massage Oil in my box. The full size bottle is £36 from Notonthehighstreet. I instantly fell in love because I absolutely adore lavender and it looks and smells divine. It claims to ‘promote deep healing and tranquility’ and you know what? I’d agree with that. It’s soothing, relaxing and was incredible as a massage oil after a shoulder injury. Both myself and my other half love it – it’s quite sensual too. It’s quite an all rounder, as it can be used on problem skin, hair, nails and even as a cleansing oil/moisturiser. I’ll definitely be repurchasing!

Lola says: “Sweet Lullaby is a comforting scent with Lavender and Ylang Ylang at its soothing heart, grounded by Patchouli and Vanilla at its spicy base, and uplifted by Sweet Orange in the top note to sing a sweet lullaby” – a truly beautiful scent.

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And finally on to food. Just one favourite this month as I don’t feel like I’ve been eating very well at all. As I mentioned in a previous post, I have a random allergy to chillies but peppers don’t seem to have any effect on me at all. *yay* My hubby picked these Sweet Peppers Stuffed With Cream Cheese on a recent trip to Aldi and I’m addicted! They do have white pepper in them, so they have a bit of a kick, but it doesn’t affect my allergies so I am over the moon! YUM!!!

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What have you been enjoying this month?

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