27 April 2013

APRIL FAVOURITES

I have literally no idea how it's already time for another favourites post but alas, it is! I've been enjoying quite a few products this month so let's get cracking!


Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash | Superdrug Intensive Hand Cream | La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo | MUA Cream Blush 'Bittersweet' | Rimmel x Kate Moss Salon Pro Nail Polish 'Britpop' | Bourjois Liner Clubbing Ultra Black | MUA Bronzer 'Shade 3' | Benefit Cha Cha Tint | Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain '005 Crush B├ęguin' | Revlon Lip Butter '096 Macaroon'


A few of these products featured in a recent beauty haul I did and my first favourite is from that. I bought the Soap & Glory Body Wash purely for the smell. It is incredible. It smells of lime and it smells really sweet and fresh and I have to really try to restrain myself not to go over the top and use to much each time.


The La Roche-Posay skincare range has been hugely raved about in the blogging world and I saw this in Boots at the start of the month and after reading a lot of reviews saying it has massively improved people's skin and breakouts, I decided to try it out. I was thinking of doing a review of it's own but there are so many out there so I'll just do a mini one here. It's not cheap, it cost me £13 but I'm delighted I bought it. My cheeks and chin always have spots. I don't think there's been a day since I was 13 when I didn't have spots. I've been putting this on before my moisturiser and makeup in the mornings and after I've cleansed/toned/exfoliated in the evenings and it's made a huge difference. I can tell mainly because I hardly use any concealer now whereas before I pretty much had a layer over my whole face! I can definitely see the hype with the brand.

As for the hand cream, not the most pleasant story but the weather here for the whole of 2013 so far has been awful. We still had snow here up until 3/4 weeks ago and unfortunately when it's that cold my fingers think it's cool to turn into sausages. So attractive, trust me..! The snow went and it got a touch warmer and it left the skin on my fingers looking gross; as if they'd deflated. (Sorry about all this TMI) Anyway, I bought this for about £1.50 from Superdrug and it fixed my gross hands so quickly! It has a lovely clean scent and my hand feel so soft!


I've been getting really into blushes lately. For my birthday, I received the Benefit Tropi-Coral set and the Cha Cha Tint was included with it. It can be worn on the cheeks and lips but I personally don't like it on the lips. It's lovely on the cheek bones though and the colour is very buildable.
The MUA one is the first cream blusher I've tried. I've only had it a week or so but I really like it. It's not overly pigmented and using a brush with it, I've found, isn't that effective but when I use my finger and blend it out it's the loveliest colour. They do another colour which is more of a coral/orange shade which I am tempted to buy now. Also, for a £1 it's worth trying!
I bought the MUA bronzer to use as a contour powder. I have the Sleek Contour Kit but sometimes, I feel it's a little too dark. This is a lot more subtle and I don't feel paranoid that I've put too much on. I think this was £1 too so definitely worth trying.


I was so late on the Revlon lip product bandwagon. I do already own a lip butter in Candy Apple but I recently picked up Macaroon. It is one of those "your lip but better" kind of colours and I've been reaching for this a lot this month. It's just so easy to apply and they're really moisturising so perfect for when I'm being lazy.
This is the first of the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains I've bought and again this is another "lazy girl lip product". When I can't be bothered in a morning I can quickly colour my lips in with this. It's not the longest lasting if worn without lip liner but such a lovely colour. Also, it has a minty smell (I think!) and I really like that.


Forever hunting for the perfect liquid liner, I picked up this Bourjois one. The applicator is very thin and that is what I'm after. I find it much easier to do winged liner this way. This is so easy to use and the colour is very pigmented. My only problem is, sometimes I find it doesn't last all day. When it gets to the end of the day I find it sometimes has worn away a bit.
Please do give me liquid eyeliner suggestions, though. Not any of the felt tip style ones those because we do not get on with each other!
Final product is the new nail polishes from the Rimmel Salon Pro range by Kate Moss. I'm a big fan of all of the ranges she has done for Rimmel lipsticks so when I heard this was happening, I got a bit excited. It's no secret how much I love Kate and Rimmel is such a great brand. I picked up two shade. One being a dark purple/grey colour called 'Punk Rock' and this bright turquoise colour called 'Britpop'. I think there's about 10 different shades all named after different music genres. I just had to get Britpop because I love that genre and the colour is beautiful. Highly pigmented and I only needed one coat to get an opaque finish! It lasted a good few days before chipping too so I was very impressed. I do like Punk Rock as well but this colour is a lot more fun and definitely my favourite of the two. I'm wearing it on my nails in this post, actually.


What have you been loving this month?

5 comments:

  1. Britpop looks lovely. I love the smell of Soap and Glory's Sugar Crush scrub so I reckon I'd love the body wash version. Raspberrykiss xo

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  2. That shade of the Revlon lip stains is my favourite! So convenient yet so pretty.

    - Sho
    http://shonalouxo.blogspot.ie x

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  3. I've been after Revlon lip products for a while. It's nice that I'm after products which are well loved. :) x

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    1. It's just very difficult to try and pick one shade! :') x

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