Monthly Favourites | April


Hi guys! I hope you all had a lovely long weekend for the bank holiday - I spent it chilling out with family and eating waayyy too much food! One too many ice creams were consumed! I can't believe its May already - I know everyone says this but it really does feel like this year is just whizzing by. I'm pretty excited about this month as I've got lots of exciting plans and I go on holiday to Mykonos in Greece at the end of the month. I can't contain my excitement to jet away to the sun and a week of complete luxury and relaxation. I've not been using too many new skin or hair care products this past month but I have found myself reaching for some new makeup bits on a daily basis and I've been using some old favourites more regularly too!


A few new products I've been introduced to and have been using all the time include the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue tinted hydrating gel cream*, the Rodial Glamstick* and the Crown Brush Ultra Skinny Eye Marker*. I plan to do full reviews on all of these bits soon but I've been loving the Bare Minerals cream as a light base or worn underneath my foundation as a primer to create a radiant and dewy complexion. I think this is the perfect Spring / Summer base and when I'm on holiday I image it's all I'll use. I love that it has skincare benefits too! I've also been obsessed with the new Ultra Skinny Eye Marker from Crown Brush as it's so easy to use. I always wear winged liquid liner on my upper lash line so I need a product that allows me to create a neat winged effect without too much effort. This product does the job perfectly and creates perfect flicks every time thanks to the felt tip style applicator! I also love that its super pigmented.

The Rodial 'Just Daisy' Glamstick has been favourite every day lip product at the moment and if you love that Kylie Jenner nineties nude look, this is definitely one to look at. It's a lovely pinky brown 'my lips but better' kind of shade and I love how moisturising and glossy it is too. It contains Hyaluronic Acid Spheres meaning it provides the lips with instant hydration and a plumping effect whilst Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter soften and nourish the lips. Its almost like a lipstick but with all the benefits of a great lip butter which is why I love it so much! Even if my lips are dry, this products makes them look great!



I've also been reaching for a few of my old favourites this month - the Urban Decay NAKED 2 Basics palette*, the Soap & Glory Solar Powder and my Tanya Burr lip gloss in the shade 'Picnic in the Park'. I've been using the Urban Decay palette a lot as I like to use the shade 'Primal' (second from the right) on my brows and its also a great little palette to create a neutral every day eye look with. I like to use one of the lighter shades all over my lid with one of the darker shades blended into my crease.

The Soap & Glory powder has been a bit of a rediscovery for me this month. I really loved it when I first bought it for adding a bit of a bronzed glow to my skin but after using it for a while, it goes put in my drawer and forgotten out. I like to make sure I'm getting use from all of the products I own (even though it's near impossible) so I switched my makeup bag up a little recently and brought this powder back out. I really like that its got two side - a slightly darker matte brown and a slightly shimmery light brown shade. They look lovely mixed together to create a sun kissed glow and the darker shade woks well as a contour too as it isn't orange in the slightest. I wouldn't say the pigmentation is amazing but sometimes I don't want anything too strong so this is perfect as you can't really go overboard with it. It's definitely worth checking out if you're a pale skinned gal like me!

I've also been using Tanya's lip gloss in 'Picnic in the Park' a lot this past month over lipstick or on its own. It's a beautiful vibrant bubblegum pink shade and although I don't typically go for those kind of colours, this one instantly brightens up my face and gives my makeup a fresh Spring look. I also love how easy these lip glosses are to wear - they aren't sticky in the slightest, they look super glossy on the lips and the pigmentation is amazing. I've actually just bought 'Chic' so I'm looking forward to seeing how I get on with that as I know its a lot of people's favourites.



Finally, I've been absolutely loving my adorable My Little Chloe perfume* in the scent Roses de Chloe. I'd never smelt this particular Chloe perfume until receiving the mini version but I've completely fallen in love with it and much prefer it to the original Chloe scent. I'm awful when it comes to describing scents but it's fresh, feminine and perfect for this time of year. I can't recommend it enough!

Have you tried any of these products? What have you been loving lately?

40 comments

  1. everything sounds lovely, i really need to try that naked 2 basics palette! so jealous of your holiday too!

    Rachel // Style Soup

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  2. I've heard good things about the S&G Solar Powder, think I'll have to give it a go! The Chloe perfumes are so cute, I've got some mini Marc Jacob ones & love them, minis of your fave products are just the best in my opinion!
    Oh & I'm so jealous you're jetting off to Mykonos, take me with you!? (:

    L x

    www.loulabeth.co.uk // bloglovin'

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  3. Fab faves! I heart chloe perfumes and that bottle is soo cute! <3

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I really wish there was a soap and glory stand in my local boots I love the sound of Solar powder! x
    http://www.coleoftheball.com

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  5. I must dig my Soap & Glory Solar Powder out - I hadn't though to try using the darker shade as a contour so will definitely be trying this! It's such a shame that I'm allergic to one of the ingredients in Tanya Burr's lip glosses as I've heard so many great things about them. I'll be eagerly awaiting your review on the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue. I wear minimal face makeup day to day & this sounds like it could be something worth checking out! Have a wonderful holiday! Xx

    Tania | whentaniatalks.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Okay so I'm adding the Naked basics palette to my list to pick up when I'm in the UK! I can't get over how pretty these matte shades are and I really want to buy one! (not sure if it's gotta be the Naked basics or the Naked basics 2 but I'll decide on that one in the shop, I guess!)

    Lovely photography! x

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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  7. Roses de Chloe sounds really lovely for spring. I'm terrible at describing scents as well so I don't blame you! :]

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  8. Love the idea of the Rodial lip colours and the mini Chloe scents are just too cute! :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  9. I love the Complexion Rescue and Tanya Burr lipglosses! Great picks :)

    Ella xx

    http://www.truthfullyella.co.uk/

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  10. Naked Basics 2 is one of my go to palettes, I'm really interested in the Crown liner though, I love my Eyeko skinny liner!
    Mary-Ann xx
    Angel Flicks

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  11. I need to try the Complexion Rescue - I'm seeing it everywhere & need something that I'll get more use out of than my Estee Lauder Double Wear!

    lucy | luceellen xxx

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  12. The S&G solar powder is one of my favourites! The Tanya Burr lipgloss shade looks gorgeous x
    Emmys Blog | Primark Haul S/S

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  13. I love your photos! :o Simply beautifull <3
    XoXo
    http://itsclassy.blogspot.pt/

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  14. I love your photos! :o Simply beautifull <3
    XoXo
    http://itsclassy.blogspot.pt/

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  15. Lovely faves hun; been wanting to try the Naked basics for a while!

    Afeeyah xo ~ http://smilerrr.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/april-beauty-favourites.html

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  16. I normally love anything Bare Minerals, so this foundation has defiantly caught my eye!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  17. I can't wait to read your review on the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue! It's on my wishlist!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  18. I agree, I love solar powder it's fantastic, one of the best drugstore bronzers out there. We're going to Greece too in June so excited! Have a lovely holiday xx Bean's Beauty Blog

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  19. I love the look of the Soap & Glory Solar Powder!

    Jenna | Beauty And The Style

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  20. Would love to try the complexion rescue.

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  21. Love Tanya Burr's lipglosses and just picked up picnic in the park yesterday actually. They're such good value for money!

    Paula ♥ | http://www.la-vida-fresa.com xo

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  22. hi babe have you tried estee double wear light? do you prefer it to the original? i'm stuck on which to buy xxxx

    www.lovefromlorna.co.uk

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  23. I am a massive fan of the Urban Decay Naked palettes however I still haven't got my hands on the Naked Basics 2, not sure why. After reading what you have said about it I feel I need to add it to my collection. I also really want one of the mini Chloe perfumes, I will be adding them to my wish list.

    Beth x
    www.hellobeth.co.uk

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  24. I own the first Naked Basics and while it's a really boring palette it is super useful! x
    Becoming Becca

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  25. OMG I need that UD palette in my life

    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES

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  26. I LOVE the Naked 2.0 Basics too! I wrote a review on it as well! Haha it's such a great product! xx

    http://lilliemysel.blogspot.com

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  27. Love the sound of the Glamstick, you always have such beautiful photos!

    www.ohjanuary.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. I love the look of the Solar Powder, it looks like the perfect colour!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  29. Solar Powder looks amazing! I'm yet to try Naked Basics 2... but I might just give it a go

    ❤ The Jewel Beauty Blog ❤ || Rhys Giles Salon Experience

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  30. These sound lovely, the majority of them i'm a huge fan of myself but a few of them I'm yet to try.I think those Rodial and Bare Minerals are going to the top of my shopping list!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx
    xxx

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  31. the soap and glory powder is too pretty! Your blog photos are just superb! Loving your posts hun.

    http://classypinkthings.com/

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  32. Naked Basics looks like the perfect everyday palette!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  33. I have heard so many great things about the Naked Basics 2! I really think I need to go out and purchase it!
    It looks amazing for every day! And I think you can never go wrong with matte shades!

    -xoxo Kacey

    http://cashmereandclass.blogspot.com/

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  34. Such a lovely post and great products!!

    http://shanialeighpayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. love the shade of this Tanya burr lipgloss x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  36. This perfume smells so good, I'm not surprised it's in your favourite! You've picked great items ;)

    Julia xx
    Check out my last post here: http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/out-of-blue.html?showComment=1431173677825#c6239918724356168615

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  37. I love the Urban Decay Naked basics 2 palette, great colours for everyday and they blend so nicely, that they are effortless to apply.

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

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