As April is approaching and Spring is finally here, I thought I would share with you a few of my favourite things from March.
Early on in the month, I made a trip to my local Superdrug and picked up these four fantastic products. Here we have:
♡ Superdrug Coconut Water Shampoo
♡ Superdrug Coconut Water Conditioner
♡ Superdrug Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Soft Pink
♡ Collection 16 Hour Long Lasting Perfection Foundation
Superdrug’s own brand Coconut Water Shampoo & Conditioner were such a great find. Previously, I had been using Superdrug’s Extracts range, benign to my knowledge that it was meant for individuals with coloured hair to remove everyday residue. The Extracts range made my hair look greasy after a day of use and did not replenish any moisture into the ends. However, after a couple of uses of the Coconut Water range, my hair felt radiant, refreshed and did not appear greasy 24 hours later. What’s more, It smells of fruity pineapple, sweet, delicious and tropical!
The next product from Superdrug was the Soft Pink Anti-Perspirant Deodorant. I chose to make a conscious switch from aerosol to roll-on as it is less harmful for the environment and kinder on my skin. This product does everything and more – reduces sweat and deodorises with a soft feminine scent. This costs no way near as much as the other retailers and is of course a cruelty-free product.
Thirdly, I purchased the Porcelain shade of the 16 Hour Long Lasting Perfection Foundation from Collection, a cruelty-free affordable make-up brand exclusive to Superdrug. This product creates a silky yet matt-like finish on your skin that lasts all day.
A New Tattoo
In mid-March I got tattooed by a good friend of mine who now works as a tattoo apprentice. It had been nearly four years since my last inking and I was beyond excited to have it done! Not only was it great to be tattooed by somebody I know and trust, it was liberating to feel in control of my body image again and add to my body’s artwork once more. I chose a skull for no particular reason other than the fact that I loved the style of the design and the traditional flowers.
Alpro Cashew Milk
Towards the end of the month I discovered a new dairy-free milk; Alpro Original Cashew. Unlike the hazelnut or almond varieties, this has a very subtle nutty taste that is in no way overpowering. It does not separate or sit at the bottom of a cup of tea nor taste too dissimilar to the likes of soya milk. The only downfall however is when used in porridge. The milk seems to boil very quickly and almost separate into cashew pieces and a watery liquid. It still tastes delicious despite looking unappealing. Secondly, Alpro’s Hazelnut milk is a milk I had tried a number of times yet never committed to buying. A hazelnut latte is on the cards with this purchase or a nutty hot chocolate!
Sorority Noise New Album
Aside from all things beauty and food related, another favourite of the month was discovering Sorority Noise’s new album titled ‘You’re Not As _____ As You Think’. Thankfully Chris purchased the vinyl and the download code was mine for the taking to listen to on the go. Each song is incredibly catchy yet unique, sourcing inspiration from the likes of Brand New and Modern Baseball. The feel good summer vibes come through in this collection as well as more sombre tracks to enjoy in solitude. This is a band to definitely watch out for in the future.
Simon Armstell’s Mockumentary: Carnage
On the 19th of March, BBC iplayer released Simon Armstell’s vegan mockumentary called Carnage. Set in 2067 where society is vegan, the film looks back on the world’s animal eating past and how disgusting it once was. It is almost a revolutionary release for vegans and vegetarians alike as the humorous and absurd story line provides thought-provoking material for meat eaters (or should I say ‘carnists’) and others who are opposed to a plant-based lifestyle. Amongst the humour lies snapshots of slaughterhouses, the dairy industry and climate change; subliminal messaging that may end up converting a person or two. I highly recommend giving this a watch!
Maldon Half Marathon
Finally, Chris and I registered for the Maldon half marathon in September this year. The training has already begun and I am looking forward to challenging myself and seeing what my body can do. I have adapted a training plan from the Brighton Half Marathon website and will be running three times a week, increasing my distance as time goes on. Bring on 13 miles!
What were you March favourites? Comment below.