Hi there everyone! I hope everyone has been doing good, what with all the mess of the pandemic and many people having to self-isolate or quarantine. Please take good care of yourselves and stay hydrated. I’ve had an intensely stressful week at work and I thought it was time I retreated to my quiet place – my blog.
I’m sure many of you are currently stuck at home, unable to meet your group of friends or head into work. We are in some tough times! Please abide to the laws of whatever country you’re in and be considerate towards other people. The virus is not a joke.
I’ve never done a monthly favourites and I’m not sure why since I love reading other people’s. I’m someone who loves trying new things especially when they’re highly raved about. I guess you could say I suffer from some form of FOMO. Here are some of the things I’ve been enjoying this month, from skincare to iPhone accessories to Netflix recommendations!
Innisfree’s Green Tea Lip Conditioning Oil
It wouldn’t be a favourites post of this month without something Innisfree-related! I’ve been enjoying this brand way too much recently. If you suffer from dry, chapped lips like me (even though I drink LOADS of water!), this is an amazing and affordable product I would recommend. It feels very rich and the fragrance isn’t overpowering – I usually wear it overnight to let it soak in as it is a lip oil. During the day I wear my Burt’s Bee’s lip balm but in the evenings I use this lip oil. It has worked wonders so far!
I realise that some nights when I forget to put it on, my lips crack in the morning!
The Righteous Butter Body Moisturiser from Soap And Glory
My boyfriend very kindly gifted me this item for my birthday in a big Soap And Glory gift basket and I’m obsessed with it! I mostly only use it at night as I find it to be very moisturising and I sleep with the air conditioning on. It smells very typical Soap And Glory – shea butter and a bit of rose. The tub I got it in was a special edition Wonder Woman tub which is very cute.
I’ve used it every day for a month and it looks like I’ve barely put a dent in it! It only costs about £9.
I’m looking to try more Soap and Glory products that I haven’t had the chance to since the brand has been discontinued in Singapore, so please leave your suggestions as to what I should try so my boyfriend can (kindly) send them over to me! 😊
So White Body Spray by Lush Cosmetics
OH MY GOD! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was to find out that this product was now on the shelves in Lush stores in Singapore. I love the smell of apples and this was basically apple juice in body spray form. I headed down to the nearest Lush and sniffed it and I absolutely love it. It smells exactly like crisp apples with a bit of extra sweetness from the rose absolute.
The only downside of this product (which might not be a downside for everyone) is that the smell doesn’t linger for hours. It is relatively subtle as compared to their other body sprays like Celebrate or Love which I can still smell on myself at the end of an 11 hour shift. This is also a good thing as it is not overpowering for yourself or the people around you.
The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez on Netflix
I’m sure by now everyone has heard about Gabriel Fernandez and his tragic story. This Netflix original caught my eye when I first watched the trailer about 2 months back. How extremely heartbreaking this story is – it follows the case and investigation towards the torture and murder of 9 year old Gabriel Fernandez by the very people who were meant to protect him. It was captivating and yet upsetting from start to finish and I’ve recommended almost everyone I know to give it a watch.
It is very graphic and extremely emotional. Netflix did a great job documenting this. Rest in peace, Gabriel.
Biscuit iPhone Phone Case
This is probably my most random item in this list! If you know me personally or see my content on my Instagram stories, you’ll know I’m a phone case NERD. I own more phone cases than I can use, I know, it’s a problem. But they’re all so cute and cheap! I got this biscuit phone case for my new iPhone 11 Pro Max that I got for myself for Valentine’s Day and it is my current favourite thing. I like silicone 3D-type cases as opposed to the normal plain cases people usually get for the sleek, beautiful iPhone, mostly because I like how it feels. The bulkier the better for me, it makes the phone feel more secure in my hands. Anyone with me? 😛
I got this case in light brown (extreme right in the picture above) but they come in many different colours like dark brown and yellow. You can buy them from most websites that ship from China, including AliExpress, Wish or Shopee. I got mine from AliExpress for only £2.40/$4.20! They’re super cheap and shipping from these websites are usually only a quid or two. Because of how often I change phone cases, I think I’ll have a new favourite very soon but currently I’m loving this one!
2 metre long Baseus Cable
Baseus has been a brand that I’ve relied on for charging cables for many years. When I had my good old iPhone 6, I invested in my first Baseus cable. When I switched over to my Samsung Galaxy S9+, I went back and got another USB-C cable from them. Now with my current iPhone 11 Pro Max, I got a 2m charging cable again, this time in a really cool camo colour! I love longer cables as I like to use my phone while it’s charging and I’m laying in my bed which isn’t very near my wall sockets. 2m is perfect for me.
They’re very affordable and their products are very high quality. Every cable I’ve ever bought also lasted me years which other random cable brands didn’t do for me as I’m quite rough with them – I tug and pull a lot (don’t learn that from me!).
My first set of Matte Gel Nails
Not to be a complete narcissist and slot a picture of my own fingers into this post but I got my first set of matte gel nails from my lovely nail tech Tasha (you can visit her at www.instagram.com/callinails). I had never tried the colour red or a matte effect on my nails in my entire life because I was too scared. I always thought my skin tone would never suit a bright colour like red but I really liked how it turned out! The matte effect helped tone down the jarring redness that it would’ve been.
*Excuse the hairy knuckles!
What are some awesome things you’ve discovered this month? Leave them down in the comments below so I can check them out!
To all my readers, please stay safe! Look after yourself and your families. Health is the most important thing – far more important than a bit of socializing or shopping, those things can wait! Sanitize your hands, stay away from crowds and try to wear a mask on public transport during these trying times. Don’t forget social distancing!
Sending love to everyone facing any sort of difficulty because of the virus right now.
Till next time,