Monday, 6 June 2016

Puerto Rican Coffee, Cruelty Free Beauty, Music & More | May Favourites ✰

I am a little late on May Favourites, but I decided to share them nonetheless. In this months version of things that I loved, I tried to include a variety of items such as cruelty-free beauty products, books I enjoyed reading, quirky websites and even a few personal items. Enjoy!

Miscellaneous / Personal

Faux Leather Journal
I love journaling; in this one I write blog ideas, plans, daily thoughts and reminders. It is basically my brain in a book - except a lot more organized!

The polaroid camera I use to take all of my polaroids actually belongs to my sister, however, we occasionally we share it. I have a ton of photos that I've taken on it but so far, my favourite is this one I took of my boyfriend.

Clay Necklace
My best friend from my home country (South Africa) gave me this necklace as a gift before I came back to the Netherlands, where I currently stay. It is a clay necklace and the symbol represents strength and creativity. It's very different to my other jewelry which is why I like it, and I wear it often when I am homesick.

Food & Drink

Puerto Rican Coffee
One of my friends in the United States mailed this to me a while back and I love it. It's honestly the best coffee I've ever had. Not only is it absolutely delicious, but it is very rich and makes a huge cup for the amount that's in it. If you're a coffee lover like I am, this is a must try.

Beauty & Skincare

LA Girl Liquid Lipstick in 'Bazaar' 

 I love liquid lipsticks and this one from LA Girl is no exception. This is actually called    'Matte Flat Finish Pigment Glosses', but I find that to be a bit lengthy, so I just call it what it is: a liquid      lipstick. This one is in a deep pink and matches every skin tone perfectly. It's intensely pigmented and lasts for ages. It does crack a little bit when you drink, but stays on for the most part. Read the review here:

NARS Highlighter in 'Albatross'
'Albatross' is part of the Highlighting Blush series, which aims to give the skin a radiant glow instead of a wash of colour.
I'm a little late to jump on the bandwagon. To be honest, I didn't think this would be worth it as I've read many mixed reviews. Firstly, it looked way too light to suit my skin tone but  I decided to test it out myself and so I purchased it and I couldn't be happier. Not only is the actual product gorgeous and golden, but the sleek black packaging with a mirror inside the compact makes it look extra amazing.

Websites, Music & Books

Wattson on Instagram

I am absolutely obsessed with this Instagram account. Not only is it a colossal creative digital journal flooding with gorgeous, artistic photographs, but it is also a realm filled with inspiration. Be sure to have a look if you like architecture, film, unique fashion looks, and art with a powerful message. 

The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

I have two favourite books and this is one of them. If you're unfamiliar with this glorious piece of artwork, or if you just don't like reading, there is a movie version of it too and the plot is mostly the same. This book is so raw, hardhitting and perfectly captures that coming-of-age stage. Definitely a bit sad at times and I must include a trigger warning, but for the most part it's simply beautiful.

L.E.J 'Get Lucky' Cover
You may remember these three girls from a Summer mashup they did back in 2014 on their Youtube Channel. Well, that video went viral pretty quickly and they are quickly becoming a household name. Here is their latest cover:


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