April Buys

Hello my lovelies,

During the month of April, I was very good in not buying a lot of make up. 1. because I was still on a spending ban and 2. because I didn’t find much that inspired me. I always find that when I have money I find nothing I want to buy, but when I don’t have money I want to buy everything and anything I can get my hands on. Anyone else feel like this or is it just me?

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Jo Malone

The first thing I brought this month was this beautiful cologne. I have a few colognes from Jo Malone but this Earl Grey & Cucumber scent I needed to add to my collection. I actually mentioned this in my February Wishlist and I am so happy that I have finally got my hands on it. It is classed as a citrus scent and for me I don’t associate this with citrus but Jo Malone are the experts! For me, it is a subtle sweet scent which has a musky undertone so that it is not overpowering.

This is the perfect scent for Spring/Summer and I am absolutely obsessed. I really hope that they bring out other products in this scent as I would definitely go buy them. Seriously, if you have never been into Jo Malone go – because it is absolutely beautiful and they have a scent for everyone and every occasion.

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I love walking around Boots – doesn’t everyone? I originally went in for one thing and come out with three – whoops!

Rimmel – Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in 063 Eastend Snob see here

I mentioned in my recent empties that I had ran out of this and I had to replace it pretty quickly, I soon realised that I used this way more than I thought I did. It is the perfect shade to put under nude/brown shades and I love the formula of these lip liners. I didn’t want to go crazy in Boots but I do think I will be back to pick up more colours in this range!

Rimmel – Match Perfection Foundation in 103 True Ivory see here

I have been on the hunt for a new drugstore foundation for a little while and after reading a lot of reviews I decided on this one. I haven’t ever found a Rimmel foundation that I have tried and didn’t like. It is seriously one of my favourite drug store brands for foundation. I love that it has SPF 20 in which means I don’t have to worry in the summer months about applying an SPF on my face – winning! I will be doing a review on this so keep your eyes peeled.

Rimmel – Sculpting Palette by Kate 002 see here

So as I spent over £12 on Rimmel products so I received this for free! I always love gift with purchase and I have wanted to try this for quite some time so I was very happy with this. I went for 002 as I am hoping this will match my skin tone best. I love things like this that have a multi use and will be amazing for traveling. I am a little concerned about the contour shade as I can see flecks of glitter in as I prefer a matte finish, but I will try it and see how I get on, again I will do a review on this to see how I get on.

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House of Fraser 

Last but not least I visited one of my favourite shops in the world to pick up some Benefit products I was running low on, there are just some products in my collection that I know I can’t live without so when I start to run low I quickly go pick up a new one so I am never without them.

Benefit – Ka Brow in shade 4 see here

I love this for my brows, for the past 6 months this is what I have been wearing. I didn’t think I was going to enjoy a cream product on my brows but it seriously changed my views. I absolutely love it and the pot lasts for ages but I knew I was running low so this will be in use as soon as I finish the other one. I love the packaging for this product, however I don’t use the brush it comes with I just can’t get on with how small it is but it is handy I suppose.

Benefit – Precisely, My Brow Pencil in shade 4 see here

Again another brow product I cannot live without. I think I am on my third one of these now – I just love it. I use this in conjunction with my Ka Brow, I use this pencil in the front of my brows to create a more natural effect as the Ka Brow is a little to heavy for this area. It’s a life save this product and it comes with a spoolie on the other end which I love. What more could you want in a brow pencil!?

Benefit – Hoola Bronzing Powder see here

I blooming love this product, this is my go to contour product and I can’t be without it. I have hit pan on my current one and I was very sad I knew I had to go get another one. I just don’t feel anything else I own lives up to this, I find it hard to find a matte contour/bronzer product and for me I just to stick to this. As I am writing this blog post and found links I have just seen that you can order personalised Hoola bronzers on the House of Fraser website. There is no more looking at influential bloggers in awe, you can have your own one. When this one runs out I am seriously going to get one – how cool!?

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Let me know if you have tried any of the products I have mentioned as I love to know your thoughts!

-A x

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