Saturday, 13 July 2019

Spring Favourites 2019

Hey ladies,

I hope you're all well and enjoying the start of Summer!

Well, I decided that it's been a while... a LOOOOOOONG while since I did any kind of favourites post so I'm going to get into the habit of doing them again. So from this month, I'm going to put together a post some of my 'favourites' each season. Things I enjoyed each month, that I think you guys should check out too!

I know we're already halfway through July but let's go back to my favourites from this SPRING, let's go...

Spring Favourites

Favourite Place to Visit... WARSAW

Warsaw, Poland, Cobbled Streets, Favourite Place to Visit

This was a difficult decision between here and Prague. I visited both over 5 days this month for the Backstreet Boys tour and they were both absolutely beautiful. I think what topped it off for me with Warsaw was the weather, it was gorgeously hot and sunny. And I really loved exploring both the old town, which was very much like Prague; pretty cobbled streets and beautiful buildings, and the newer town, with its huge modern skyscrapers, and can we discuss that they still have C&A out there?? And Etam! Old school fashion right there!
The Old Town Market Square is just lovely; a huge square of bars, cafes and restaurants to enjoy some al fresco dining, surrounded by beautiful pastel buildings. On the way, there were people dancing in the streets, the people were just lovely; so kind and polite. I mean, granted, we spent a lot of our time sitting in a very lovely 5* hotel and watching a rather amazing gig ;) but I'd love to go back and explore more of Warsaw one day. 

Favourite Beauty Product... ACTI HD FOUNDATION

ActiLabs, Foundation, Makeup, Beauty, Favourite Beauty Product, Cosmeceutical Grade

This stuff is one of my favourite beauty products EVERY month. It's just fab!
It's a breathable, anti-oxidant rich liquid foundation that gives fantastic coverage! The best thing about this foundation, and what makes it very different to most is that it is cosmeceutical grade, which means it contains active ingredients that your everyday cosmetics don't. Not only does it give long-lasting, great coverage, but it also contains acne-fighting ingredients and botanical ingredients that contribute to skin health and normal cellular healing. 

It's my go-to every single day. And I'm lucky enough to be partnered with this amazing company that make cosmeceutical grade products in our very own labs.


Dettol, Disinfectant Spray, Home Product, Cleaning, Favourite Home Product

If you don't have a can of Dettol All in One Disinfectant Spray in your cleaning cupboard then why the hell not? :) 
I use this around the house every single day as part of my daily clean. It kills 99.9% of bacteria around the home, including E.coli and Salmonella as well as cold & flu viruses and can be used on hard surfaces and soft surfaces, so I literally go around the whole house spraying worktops, handles, the sofas, I pull back the covers on the beds, I spray the whole bathroom, everyyyywhereeee. 


Bed Head, TIGI, Recharge Conditioner, Hair Conditioner, Favourite Hair Product, Smooth Hair, Shiny Hair

I adore hair conditioner and am always on the hunt for amazing conditioners and masks to help with my dry hair
When my hairdresser told me that B&M had the huge wholesale bottles of Bed Head in for about a fiver, I headed straight to my closest store to see what they had. My hairdresser uses a honey-scented one for coloured hair on me but I liked the sound of the Recharge Conditioner. It's infused with anti-oxidants, like Goji Berry Extract, and infused with Sunflower Seed Oil. It makes my hair feel amazing, really smooth and shiny! And what a bargain!! I think it's gone up to about £6.99 now but it's still a huge saving on these usually £10 bottles! 


Primark, Denim, Jeans, Boyfriend Jeans, Fashion, Favourite Thing to Wear

I can't remember the last time I wore baggy style jeans. For as long as I can remember I've always been a skinny jean kinda gal. Through my late teens and early twenties, I literally wore skinny jeans every single day. Usually with a matching denim jacket. I know! I remember back when I was 18 I used to walk up this same road to my boyfriends' house every day and a van of workmen drove past me at the same time every day and would shout 'Ey up, it's denim girl!'. 
I've never really taken much notice of the boyfriend / mom style jeans before but at the beginning of the month when shopping for a few essentials for tour in Primark, I spotted this pair. They're ankle grazer style and I wear them slightly rolled up. And let me tell you, they're the comfiest jeans in the world. I've worn them SO much this month. They've accompanied me everywhere on tour, been really comfy for travelling in and teamed with a belt they've become a staple in my wardrobe. 

Favourite Thing I Watched on TV... LOVE ISLAND 

Love Island, ITVBe, Reality TV, Favourite Thing to Watch, TV

You'll have to have been living under a rock every Summer for the past few years to not have heard about Love Island, but if you haven't, it's basically a villa full of hot young singles who have come looking for a summer of love and romance in Majorca. The winning couple will leave the island with £50,000. It's definitely my guilty pleasure. At the end of a busy day of work, after I've put the youngest to bed, it's my time to turn off my brain and chill out on the sofa with some cheesy reality TV! 

Who else has been watching? Who's your fave couple so far?

Favourite Film... TOY STORY 4

Toy Story 4, Toy Story, Movie, Film, Family Film, Woody, Buzz, Favourite Film

I took the boys to see this at our newly refurbished Odeon Cinema, that has reclining chairs. I was excited about this... legs up, sweets, full-fat coke, a nice little rest whilst the kids were emersed in the movie... or so I thought. Someone has recently swapped my usually well behaved 4-year old for an absolute devil child who no longer does as he's told and doesn't sit still, so I spent the entire time repeating the words 'Sit down!' for the entire 100 minutes running time. 
But the film was great. I think. 


Mrs Hinch, Book, Hinch Yourself Happy, Hinching, Reading, Favourite Book, Good Reads

Mrs Hinch. Isn't she great? 
I followed Sophie back when she had just 6K followers and it was hard not to fall in love with her. She helped me change the way I looked at cleaning. Once upon a time it was something I did once a week, in a foul mood and let things build up because, well, cleaning sucked. Now, I have a quick and easy daily routine that takes me less than 10 mins and a routine of jobs I do weekly and monthly. 
My friend bought me the book, which was super lovely of her. I read a lot of it during our 8-hour coach journey from Prague to Warsaw. It's a really easy read.

Favourite Audio / Podcast... MINDSET & MOTIVATION PODCAST - ROB DIAL

Mindset & Motivation Podcast, Rob Dial, Mindset, Motivation, Positive Psychology, Self Development, Personal Development, Growth

I've been listening to Rob Dial's Mindset & Motivation Podcast on Spotify a lot lately, mainly in the morning either when I first wake up or while I'm doing my daily clean before I start work. It's important for me to start my day right. I'm all about Positive Psychology and Self Development and working on my mindset first thing in the morning sets me up for the rest of the day.
Rob does quick 5-10min podcasts covering everything from how to deal with  Depression, Stress … to improving Healthy Habits, Focus, and Productivity … and everything in between. 

What podcasts are you listening to at the moment?

Favourite Moment... TOUR

BSB, Backstreet Boys, DNA World Tour, Europe

June was always going to be a pretty special month for me. I had a few special trips planned that I'd been saving long and hard for.  
The Backstreet Boys have been a pretty big part of my life for as long as I can remember, 1995 in fact. It's something that not a lot of people will and have ever understood, but it's my thing, my happy place, where just for a while, nothing else matters, life is drama free and I have THE BEST TIME. 
I've met the most amazing friends through these boys and I'm so so grateful for them. 
I visited 4 cities over the month to see them on the European leg of the DNA World Tour; Manchester, Birmingham, Prague & Warsaw. 
The show is absolutely frikken amazing!! So good I had to see it 4 times, haha!! 
It's always so lovely to see and catch up with the boys, and sharing these experiences with my friends is the best. 
Us Mum's always need some time out don't we!

BSB, Backstreet Boys, DNA World Tour, Europe

So, what about you ladies?
What have been YOUR favourites this Spring?



  1. I am of Polish descent and have always wanted to go there. I saw Toy Story 4 and loved it.

  2. I am currently obsessed with Love Island! One of my tweets was shared in a 'moment' on the Love Island twitter account earlier (so surreal!) and my notifications have been going crazy all day 😂
    I don't really have a favourite couple, but Ovie is my favourite islander, he's so funny! I love that he's so chilled while the others are all caught up in their own drama.

  3. I've been watching Love Island too, although I'm not sure who is my favourite couple at the moment

  4. I love that dettoll spray too! The purple one smells the best!


Thanks for reading!
Please leave a comment as I'd love to know what you think!!

© Ma Belle Vie. All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Designed by pipdig