Saturday, 3 May 2014

Monthly Favourites: April 2014

April was a very long month, it was cold all month long, it was exam season, I had to move flats and had a really crummy cold. Thankfully April is over and May is looking up! Here's some beauty items I was loving this month :)
Clinique Limited Edition Quad - The colours in this pallet were all from different collections and put together in this quad released last year. The colours are: deep purple shade, limited edition taupe shade (my favourite!), crystal berry, and limited edition soft pink shade. These colours all work so well together and I am a total sucker for purple shades, I think they go with my eye colour and skin tone quite nicely. I love Clinique eyeshadows, well pigmented and always gorgeous.

MAC Harmony Matte Powder Blush - I don't use this as a blush, I use it as a contour. I find it's hard to get a hold of a matte bronzer so this has been great to define my nose and cheekbones. It's not very orangey (which is also hard to find in a bronzer) so I've really been loving it! I learned to use this as a contour when Tanya Burr did Grace Helbig's makeup a few months ago (watch it here).

MAC Something Special Cremeblend Blush - I bought this probably two years ago when it was impossible to find a orange hue blusher. This month I brought it back out of my makeup collection and have used it basically everyday in April. I'm not a big fan of creme blushers anymore because they get so dirty looking.. you might be able to see that in the photo I took above, but the colour payoff of this blusher is so great!

Clinique Happy Perfume - Looks like I am going to need to purchase a bigger bottle of this soon. I received this in a bag after spending so much at the Clinique counter this year and fell inlove with the smell. It truly is a happy smell and I wear it when I need some cheering up!

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser - My eyes don't need an age rewind but they do need a concealer for the dark circles, and this product has done just that. I've been wearing minimal makeup this month because it was exam season and I needed to just focus on studying so this has been a quick product to use. It works greats and I love the applicator. I'll for sure be buying this again.

Redken Extreme Anti-Snap Leave-In Treatment for Distressed Hair - I've already raved about this hair product in a previous post this month so click here to find out more about it :) It's a life-saver and I realized this month how healthy it's made the ends of my hair with continued use each day.

Redken Body Full Volume Amplifier Thickening Lift Spray for Fine/Flat Hair - I bought this for my mum for Christmas and recently tried it myself while I was home for Easter. I'm sometimes skeptical of volumizing product because I find they just never work, but this one has given me lots of body this month. It smells great, and doesn't leave my hair a weird texture.
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13 comments on "Monthly Favourites: April 2014"
  1. Great post! I love your reviews, simple and helpful at the same time! :D

    1. Glad you enjoyed, thanks so much x

  2. Beautiful, great post! I love the fact that we are using some of the same products and couldn't agree more with your review. I love Redken products and couldn't imagine my life without them.

  3. Finally found another new blogger! I really like the look of the Clinique Happy perfume, looks very appropriate for spring/summer. I always check out the creme blushes at my local MAC store but they make me a bit nervous because I worry I'd apply it wrong or with the wrong brush haha, what brush do you use to apply it?

    Ellie x

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I use The buffing brush by realtechniques, I bought one just to use in creme blushes! x

  4. You have quite a list for this month. But this is good, because we now know what to buy. Nice post:)

  5. This is a great favourites post! Loving your choices! :)
    Lovely blog! Following you on GFC :)

    Sarah xxx

  6. Thank you so much for the follow.
    Follow you back on bloglovin.
    Btw,I'm also on Instagram,maybe you like my account?
    Lovely greets from germany ;-)

  7. Great products!! The leave-in treatment sounds really good :)

  8. I love the dark circle eraser! I've been using it for a few months now and have found that it actually does make a difference! I follow you with Blog Lovin and Twitter! Hope you'll connect with me!
    : signe : : the daily savant :

  9. Hi!
    Amazing blog!
    Would you like to follow each other? (GFC, Bloglovin, Facebook)
    If so, please let me know, I will follow you back immediately.

  10. I love the Redken anti snap treatment it leaves my ends feeling soft and shiny! :) x

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