Friday, 2 May 2014

April Favorites

I can't believe it's May already, which means there is a sense of impending doom... aka.. Exam period is upon us. So the next month will be less about makeup and beauty and more about getting my head stuck into poetry and the joys that Shelley and Wordsworth have to offer (yay?) Anyway, back to the good stuff! As this is my first proper blog post on beauty related things, please bear with me as it may be a little rough around the edges! But here are the products (and a few other random things!) that I have been craaazy about in the month of April.

First up is a Lipstick! Mac Speed Dial is the newest addiction to my huge (and I mean huge) lipstick collection. It's a cream sheen formula which I find is best suited for me as I suffer from dry lips quite a lot and they glide so easily over! The colour of this lipstick is just beautiful; the perfect pink in my opinion. I've been loving MAC this month and their eye shadow All That Glitters is perfect for just sweeping over the lid for an easy, go to eye look! This month I delved into the world of MAC blushes and picked up their powder blush in Stay Pretty which applied with my Real Techniques blush brush provides the perfect splash of colour to my somewhat pale complexion! Seeing as though it was Easter this month I decided to pick up the speckled egg nail polishes from Models Own (a beauty alternative to an Easter egg?) and they seem to be a dupe for the Illamasqua ones, which I haven't tried so can't really make a comparison. Another Models Own product I've been loving this month is their version of the infamous beauty blender. I picked these up on a bit of whim whilst in boots, but I'm certainly glad I did as I've found that my makeup applies beautifully when using this! As for skincare this month I've rekindled my love for the Lush Mask of Magnaminty! This is perfect when you're having problems in the skin department as it dries up any spots and makes your skin so soft! I've also been loving the Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser as it is incredibly light yet very hydrating!  As for hair, I've been trying to find a new hairspray recently as I found my Silvikrin one was drying my hair out, so went into Superdrug on a mission and saw that the Got2b Happy Hour 24 Hour Hairspray was on offer so thought I'd give it a whirl. First of all, this stuff smells so good! And it provides decent hold without drying my hair out too much! Last but not least is my Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist which is a perfect scent for spring; girly and floral! 

Now for the random ones! First of all for fashion. I've had a slight obsession with jelly shoes lately, having bought not one but 3 pairs in the last month, but at £4 a pop you can't go wrong.. Good ol' Primark! I think they look adorable with cute frilly socks or just alone (but beware of blisters!). I've also been loving pastel bags, well pastel anything really, but I think a cute coloured bag can add something extra to an otherwise ordinary outfit!

When it comes to TV this month, I'm not going to lie, I may have overindulged a tad... Why is it that around exam time Netflix becomes even more appealing?! Over Easter I watched Broadchurch in its entirety in one weekend.. A single weekend. If you haven't seen this already you need to watch it, even if only for the beautiful David Tennant. When it comes to music there is one song that I've probably listened to on repeat for the majority of this month and this Cucurucu by Nick Mulvey, definitely worth a listen!

So that's it for my April favourites! What have you been loving this month?

Sophie X

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