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Monthly Favourites // May 2017

Welcome to my Monthly Favourites for May 2017.

Firstly, I cannot go on into this months overview without paying my respect to the innocent people which we lost in the Manchester terrorist attacks this month. I feel this loomed over the UK for weeks (rightly so), but the support the UK – especially those in Manchester, offered was heartwarming. I know some Bloggers also offered their homes, food and taxi services to those caught up in the attacks, and to them, I say a massive thank you. You put hope back into our hearts!

May has been a strange month – we have had up, downs, rain, sunshine, and it has been filled with mixed emotions.

What has happened this month:

  • Been out with friends for a couple of meals – including a Frankie & Benny’s Breakfast just the other day.
  • I took a week off work – which is currently going on, and I’m loving it!
  • Got involved in the Summer Party at work which included big deck chairs, inflatable bouncy castle and games and surfing machine, as well as amazing food and ice cream 🙂
  • Helped my Boyfriends Sister and her Boyfriend with their new house. Their New Home Gift Hamper I made them can be found on my blog.
  • Visited Tilt in Birmingham – A Bar/Cafe with Pinball machines! It was amazing and so much fun!
  • I joined up to do Race for Life in July.
  • Finally got my hands on the Fleur de Force Mac Lipstick. I had so many problems as my order didn’t go through and I never got told! I contacted Mac and they sent me out a free Prep & Prime which was lovely of them. I then saw Fleur put out a tweet saying Selfridges in Birmingham had 20 left, so I called them up and they posted me one out, along with some samples. So a massive thank you Mac and Selfridges!

Monthly Favourites // May 2017

Film – Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 & Passengers

So 2 films I loved this month was Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 and also Passengers. If you read last month’s Monthly Favourites, you will know that we hit a wall when we went to go and see Guardians of the Galaxy at Everyman Cinema in Birmingham. On the same day, the Birmingham Run was taking place and we couldn’t make it to the showing on time 🙁 We did make it a week later to the also great Electric Cinema and it was brilliant! It was super funny, engaging and you really got to know the characters more. I love Baby Groot!

The second film I loved was Passengers – which we picked up in Birmingham on Blu-Ray. As a disclaimer, I pretty much love any film that is set in Space, so I knew I would love Passengers. The film was brilliantly made and you go through a rollercoaster of emotions such as joy, pain, hate and happiness. I really enjoyed it.

TV Show – Riverdale & Bob’s Burgers

Riverdale, Riverdale, Riverdale…where do I start? I tried to watch the series a couple of months ago and just couldn’t get into it for some reason. After 13 Reasons Why came to an end for me, I knew I had to look for something to fill the void, that’s when I tried again with Riverdale and got hooked. It is more aimed to those in their 20s I think and it is a murder mystery. Full with twists and turns, I really enjoyed the series and can’t wait for the next.

Bob’s Burgers is not something I expected to like. It reminds me of The Simpsons, so I had mixed feelings. I am watching it on Now TV, so can only get the latest episodes (season 7), but it is so funny and just easy to watch.

Music – Hard Times, Despacito & Malibu

Paramore // Hard Times

I was never a fan of Paramore when they were around when I was in school. No idea why, but it just missed me. I however love this song and find it has such a catchy beat that I could not stop listening to it all of May.

Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber // Despacito 

This song is so much fun and great for the Summer Heatwave which we have been having in the UK 🙂

Miley Cyrus // Malibu

Not a song which I actually expected to be by Miley, but I actually love it.

Beauty – Too many to list…

My name is Steph, and I have a makeup addiction!

This month I have been very bad when it has come to saving money and spent so much on new clothes and beauty products. I’m sorry to my bank balance!

I have done a post about all the products which I have been loving this month, including some throwbacks from last Summer 🙂

Shoes – TOMS // Beige Lexie Sandals

This month due to the sun being out I actually realised how many sandals I have which are not falling apart at the seams – 2. Therefore, I had to make a purchase of some sandals which will last me as well as go with any outfit, this is where these TOMS come in.

I fell in love with these sandals as soon as I saw them. I thought they would be great at home as well as work and would look great with dresses and jeans. They are more expensive than I would usually buy, but I see them as an investment.

TOMS Lexie Sandals Review

Food & Drink – Cheesecake

I have always liked Cheesecake, but this month it has been my go-to dessert. I recently had a Lotus caramalised cheesecake from the local restaurant and my gosh, it was amazing! I really want to make my own soon – if you have a recipe, please send me the link 🙂

Lotus Cheesecake

Place To Be – Bridgnorth

Bridgnorth to those who have never heard of it, is a village not too far from where I love. It is so cute and quirky with high street shops, castle ruins, churches and amazing architecture. It also has a cliff railway as the main town is based up the top of a massive hill – which I tend to walk up – as there are great cafe’s there and you feel you deserve a great Scone after the walk haha.

Bridgnorth - Monthly Favourites

Blogposts // May 2017

Lifestyle – Birmingham Haul

Days Out – Harry Potter Studio Tour // Photo Diary

Lifestyle – Making a Gift Hamper // New Home

Beauty – NYX // Lip Primer Review

Monthly Favourites – May 2017

Monthly Favourites – May 2017 Beauty Favourites

What did you do in May?

What did you get up to in May? Did you do anything fun? Do you suggest for me to go anywhere and do a blogpost on it? Please Let me know in the comments below or on Twitter or Instagram.

  • It looks like May has been a busy month for you. It definitely has been a strange month, and in some ways I’m glad we’re entering June – I hope this month treats us better! I’m glad you managed to get into Riverdale, ahh, I was the same way, wasn’t sure if I liked it at first because it was a tad slow in my opinion but hey, it ended with a punch!

  • Holly

    That’s amazing that you’ve signed up for the race for life!! I need to get my ass in gear!

    Holly x

  • Wow you were busy. Hope your boyfriends sister and partner enjoy their new home! I’ve been loving Riverdale too! Xxxxxx
    Off to check your make up favourites now and the new home hamper!! Xxxxx

  • Confetti & Cashmere

    I love Frankies and Bennys but have never been for Breakfast, the pancakes always look amazing on the menu too! That cheesecake looks so yummy – I see this comment is all about food ha! Xx

  • Stacey

    May has been a very up and down month. There have been some great moments, but some equally awful ones. I must admit I’m happy to see the back of it and hope June is a bit brighter. I absolutely loved GOTG2 and I’d love to watch Passengers. It looks like my cup of tea. I’ve put off watching Riverdale but I’ve seen so many good reviews I’m going to have to give it a go.

  • Charlene McElhinney

    I feel like I’m really missing out because I still haven’t seen riverdale & everyone seems to be loving it! Maybe I’ll watch it in the month of June!

    Also loved the posts you included in your favourites – I have actually already read a couple but will work my way through the rest 🙂

    Hope June is fabulous for you! X

  • We have loved so many of the same things this month! The Tom’s sandals look so comfy. I’ll definitely have to look into them! Also, I grew up not far from Bridgenorth as well. Small world!

    Lisa |

  • I absolutely love Guardians of the Galaxy 2, so funny and Baby Groot was so adorable. And I can not wait for Riverdale to come back… it was so good, I love Jughead <3

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

  • Tasha Louise

    Sounds like you’ve had such a good month! I love the song despacito it puts me in such a summery mood!

  • Chloe Spacey

    I loved this post. It was my birthday in May so I also had a week off over the bank holiday to see my family! I love those sandals. I found the toms products to be so good and so comfy!

    Chloe x

  • Tania Ribeiro

    You always have such eventful months. It’s so sad what happened in Manchester. I’ve never watched riverdale I think I have to so many people are mentioning it going on my maternity binge watching series if I don’t watch it before hand.

    Tania ||

  • I love your monthly favourites you always split them up really nicely! The pinball cafe sounds absolutely amazing x

    Kayleigh Zara

  • marclamberts

    These blogposts always make me happy 🙂

  • ADoseOfChatter

    I LOVE that cheesecake was a favourite hahaha! Glad you finally got to see Guardians 2, i though it was hilarious and I wanted to bring baby groot home with me! That Tilt bar sound so so cool too!

    Lots of Love Izzy |

  • Flora Halfhide

    That cheesecake looks AMAZING!!! I have such a sweet tooth too! Sounds like you’ve had a great month!

  • yes to Riverdale and Guardians of the Galaxy 2! I found it hilarious. I finished university in May and now just making the most of my time off! xx


  • I love the looks of your sandals, I need to get some nice comfy ones

    Tasha x

  • I loved Paramore when I was in school – had all their albums on repeat on my MP3 player. Their new songs, and album, are so different but I still love them. I really need to jump on the Riverdale bandwagon – heard so many good things about it! x x

  • Annie Bachmet

    Those sandals look so pretty! And I have been addicted to the new Paramore song as well! Been on repeat for more than a month! I found it took a bit of time to get into Riverdale as it is a bit confusing but is really good non the less! Can’t wait to see what you’ve picked up beauty wise! X

  • I LOVE YOUR SONG FAVOURITES!!! I have to admit Malibu hasn’t warmed on me just yet, but I do love Despacito and Hard Times, I’ve been listening to Hard Times the most on repeat, my parents, and boyfriend must know the words as much as I do by now haha! Also, amazing that Selfridges did that for you! I knew you had some trouble getting your hands on one which was horrible on MAC’s side for not sending you what was rightfully yours but their mistake and luckily you got one anyway, even if it did take a little bit extra patience! Great post lovely, love your posts so much!!! xxx

  • Sian…

    Bridgnorth looks like a lovely place! I bet it has some awesome cafes, like most smaller towns/villages do! It sounds like you had a great month, tonnes of things going on! I’m a few episodes into Riverdale but I love it already!

    Sian x

  • I reallllllllllly love round up posts and need to read them more often!