April Favourites

Hello my lovelies,

It’s that time again where it’s the end of another month. April has been an incredible month for me, I am so proud of what I have achieved this year. I have pushed boundaries and did things I didn’t think I would able to do for a long time. As I am posting this I am currently on my travels back to the UK from Portugal, a week full of my favourite people, lots of sun and alcohol is exactly what I needed!

In the month of April there have been some products that I have fallen head over heels in love with, some new and some oldie but goodies. I am still on my spending ban-ish. I caved in April and brought a Jo Malone fragrance – sorry, not sorry! Since this I haven’t brought anything else – I am going well.

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Beautiful Brows – Eyebrow Powder in Dark Brown see here

I have had this product for a good couple of years. I came across the brand when I went to IMATS London a few years ago a decided to give it a try. It’s pretty impressive and I forgot why I stopped using it. It is highly pigmented creates a beautiful brow. It’s waterproof near enough and never smudges. I do always set my brows but with this product you don’t even need to do that.

You get an awful lot of product in the pan, I have hit pan as you can see, but I still have a lot more product to use up before I will have to repurchase. I much prefer a powder product for my brows as you are able to create a more natural brow but is definitely buildable if you are wanting a bolder look.

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Benefit – Coralista Box Blush see here

For some reason, when I was sorting out of my makeup this was pushed to the back of my draw. For spring I have put it right to the front because it is a beautiful coral colour that gives a little flush to the cheeks. For me, as I am getting older I am shying away from the bright pink shades and looking for more brown/orange toned blushes.

This is the perfect blush for me, it has a sparkle and just screams spring/summer. I love the packaging of the box as well, Benefit always tick the box for me with packaging. Also, it smells blooming divine! It smells to me of palma violets – I know this isn’t to everyone’s taste but I am addicted!

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BECCA – Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop see here

I think this is THE best highlighter I have ever come into contact with. Wow, it’s absolutely beautiful. As the name suggests it is a champagne colour with a serious shimmer. This highlighter is not for the faint hearted, for me this is a all or nothing highlighter there is no in-between. It is seriously pigmented, a little does go a long way. It is a pricey product but actually because you don’t use a lot of it, it will keep you going for a long time.

I can’t stop looking at it because I am captivated by it’s beauty. If you like highlighters then seriously this needs to be top of your list to purchase next. In the range BECCA also offer other shades which I am seriously wanting to venture into because I love this one so much. I going to look so damn good this spring/summer wearing this highlighter!

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NYX – Liquid Lingerie Lipstick in 10, Teddy see here

I love liquid lipsticks and for me NYX are one of the best brands out there at the moment for liquid lipsticks. This is from one of their newest launches which are all nude/brown toned lipsticks which are what I have been loving recently. I love a brown lip, it’s been going around for a while now but I seriously cannot get enough. For me, this shade is what I call a true brown shade and I love wearing it.

It’s so comfortable on the lips and stays all day and doesn’t seem to come off horribly. It is a bit of a bugger to get off at night but I suppose that shows the longevity of the formula. It never feels drying to me either which is another massive bonus. If you are on the hunt for a brown lipstick I highly recommend you pop down to your local Boots and check the range out.

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Lush – Prince Charming Shower Cream 

I am sorry guys but this is limited edition and I don’t believe you can hold of this anymore as it was part of the valentines collection. I am so glad I picked this up because it smells amazing. I think I have come to the conclusion that for me nothing beats Lush when it comes to shower products. My ultimate favourite will always be Snow Fairy but again that is limited edition, this does come a close second though.

It is a very thick shower cream that comes out a bright pink colour – what more could you want!? The smell is incredible, very fruity which is normally what I go for it contains pomegranate juice and grapefruit oil – what a match made in heaven! The smell of the shower cream lingers in the bathroom for hours which I love as well as on your body. They feel so luxurious and I cannot stop using them, I wish I stocked up on this because after this bottle I’m all out..

Here is hoping that they bring it out again next year!

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Estee Lauder – Double Wear Concealer in 2C Light Medium (cool) see here

So everyone raves about the Double Wear foundation, which I also love – a lot. I don’t however see much about the concealer that goes with this. As I loved the foundation so much I thought it was about time to pick up the matching concealer and my oh my it didn’t disappoint. It covers everything, dark circles, redness and spots! I never thought anything would rival my collection lasting perfection but I think this has beaten it..

I have had awful skin this month with so many spots and this concealer has saved me of looking like a dot to dot picture when I am out and about. I love it. I would say that I wouldn’t recommend wearing the double wear foundation and concealer together as it  would be super heavy – but I know that for some of you this is a winning combination I just feel like it is too much for my skin.  I would go check this out though if you enjoy the double wear foundation, there is a lot more to the range!

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Let me know if you have tried any of the products I have mentioned in this post, I’d love to know your thoughts!

-A x

 

 

13 thoughts on “April Favourites

  1. Becca me highlighter is my absolute favorite as well!! I wear it with everything and I kind of feel like I’m cheating on it when I switch it up. I only do his to save it lol!! Jaclyn Hill is also one of my favorite YouTube beauty guru so that makes it even better!!

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  2. Love this post, your photos are so stunning! I really need some more benefit blushes in my life, I’ve only tried Sugar Bomb so far but it’s such a gorgeous shade and formula and I love the packaging too it’s always so pretty! Lush shower, bath and skincare products are some of my absolute faves too, they’re just perfect and always smell beautiful! Great post lovely

    Ellie x

    http://www.elliesbitsofbeauty.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you so much. My photographs are something I struggle with so I’m glad you like them!
      I really love them I forget how good they are. I really want the new benefit blush called galifornia perfect summer shade!
      Thank you gorgeous it means a lot xo

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      1. Aw you’re so welcome, they’re really good! Yes that shade looks stunning and so does the box! I do have my eye on the new cheek parade palette with it in too though, it’s gorgeous! xx

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