May Favourites


When Spring becomes Summer there are many new products to fall in love with…




Many pretty things lay scattered on my bed as I collected my May favourites last weekend. As May came to a close, over the last few weeks, the sun finally peeped it’s head out from behind the clouds and it felt as though Summer had arrived, at long last, in London. After a long and cold start to the year, some sunshine and heat was much appreciated by those of us who spend our days commuting across this metropolis; some how when the sky is blue, the sun is shining and you have an excuse to get your legs out in a Summer dress, work doesn’t seem so daunting on a Monday morning. 

I have been loving channeling summer through pastel lip colours and beautiful new fragrances this past month, and while my list of May favourites may not be very long, they were products that were much loved and very much used from one end of the month to the other. 

Jo Malone SS17 Scents

Thanks to Jo Malone, I have felt fresh and summery even on the dull days this month! I featured both the Blossom Belle and Star Magnolia Collections here on La Bella previously, and have continued to love them through May, especially the Silk Blossom and Star Magnolia colognes. Both of these floral scents capture summer, are light and fresh and best of all, can be layered together, as with all Jo Malone scents, to create a fragrance that is unique and personal. 

Pure Colour Love Lipsticks

If you have followed my blog for awhile, you will know that I adore lipstick and can’t get enough of it. The new Estée Lauder Pure Colour Love lipstick collection gave me butterflies when it arrived on my doorstep this month; the formulas are each as good as the next, the pigment is stunning and the shades are beautiful. My favourites of the collection so far have been Crazy Beautiful, Wild Poppy and Blaise Buff. If you haven’t already swatched some shades from this collection, I highly recommend you get yourself to your nearest Estée Lauder retailer and do so immediately! To read more about why you’ll fall in love with the collection click here

Moisture Surge Overnight Mask

When it gets hot in London, it gets humid and sticky too; combine that with the dirt and heat of the underground and other public transport methods and it’s not a good cocktail for your skin. Having sensitive skin, changes to the weather and environment can really effect my complexion, and if there is one product that I depended on this month to keep my skin glowing and healthy looking it was Clinique’s Moisture Surge Overnight Mask. The highly hydrating, yet gentle formula works wonders on your skin while you sleep and is perfect to help your skin recover after a day in the sun. 

Deep Comfort Hand & Cuticle Cream

When it gets warm I hate the sensation of my hands feeling sweaty and clammy, so I tend to continually wash them through the day to keep them feeling clean and dry, however all that soap and hard London water can be really drying on  skin and so I’ve been extra vigilant about applying hand cream this month. I carry a tube in my bag, but my favourite that I’ve used has been Clinique’s Deep Comfort Hand & Cuticle Cream; I like to keep this beside my bed and apply it to my hands and feet before sleeping. My hands have never been so soft, and my feet are flip-flop and sandal ready too! 


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