June Favourites

For months now I've been feeling so down about quitting illustrating. There was a time when I lived for it and it brought me so much joy, but pressure crept in and ruined it. It's been almost a year since I just picked up a pen for fun, instead of worrying about perfection, and that needed to change! This favourites post seemed like a great opportunity to dig out my fineliners and stray from the flatlays. I borrowed the idea from Kiera Rose- whose videos are a favourite in themselves.




I wrote a full post on some bodycare gems from this organic, cruelty free brand before, and they sent me the haircare to try out, too. The shampoo is one of the best I've ever used! It foams and cleans well without stripping, and I feel good using it knowing that it is good for my scalp and no critters were harmed in the production. The matching conditioner is a great, light option that would be a fab match for my fine haired friends, and the duo together leave a sweet, tropical scent on my locks.





When I received this in a set for my birthday I was excited to see if it would actually plump my lips, and I fell in love with the sheer golden peach shade and the classic Pixi packaging. The mint in it isn't strong enough to magically plump my pout, but it can be a little drying if I wear it too often, which is a shame as I really enjoy the feeling of pulling out some Pixi, and the shade really illuminates my face. For £12 it isn't something I'll buy myself, but I have loved it through June.




Herb Garden

We used to have a tub in the garden filled with lemon balm and spearmint, and I thought they were so exotic and cool. We are now in the process of creating a gorgeous garden, and I insisted on recapturing those memories with a bigger, better herb garden. The first ones I chose were a catmint (that Monkey quickly destroyed), an apple mint, and a tangerine sage, which I've painted above. I swear I'm going to set up a distillery in the kitchen and start producing perfume, because this sage smells better than anything Jo Malone has done!

Desperate Housewives

Like I said, I'm just starting back in the illustration game, so you'll forgive me not drawing the housewives! I have been absolutely hooked on the antics of Wisteria Lane this month, and the show has far outweighed my expectations. Rather than being totally cheesy, it actually has plenty of twists and turns, and a crime/mystery element that's enough to keep me interested without giving me brain pain. I particularly love that each season has 22 episodes, so I have plenty of drama left to enjoy. Take note, British TV!

What did you love last month?

*I was kindly gifted this item. For more details please read my disclaimer.


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