April Monthly Favourites

3 May 2014

Hello lovelies. I originally intended to post this tomorrow so I'd get the pleasure of beginning with "May the fourth be with you" as you do, but I'm out tomorrow with friends and I wasn't sure if I'd get the time. (Sure I could schedule, but just be grateful you're getting this post a day early!) Anywho, now that it's May, it's time to share with you all my favourites of the month. Next month it will be an empties and the month after a favourites etc. to vary it up a bit! 

1. MUA brow kit

This brow kit from MUA is so affordable and handy, I think it cost me around £4-£5 pounds but it includes an angled brow brush, tweezers, two choices of colour for your brows, highlighter, and a setting gel. The big mirror is also useful for makeup on the go and is a must have for any makeup bag.
For more info on the brow kit view my drugstore haul post.

2. Baby Lips

Aaah Baby lips! My saviour. Baby lips (if you didn't already know) are a collection from Maybelline specialising in tinted/flavoured lip balms and intense hydration all in one. In the UK collection at the moment there's a choice of 6 - ranging from original hydrators, and fruity flavoured balms. My two favourites this month are Mint Fresh and Peachy Kiss. Mint fresh is lovely to hydrate your lips in the day and tastes like polos, and Peach Kiss gives you a light nude colour on your lips that lasts for a good few hours. 
For more info on baby lips view my drugstore haul post (again...)

3. Impulse - love puzzle

I love the impulse collection. They're super affordable, have a huge range of scents and smell good for ages. These cost you around a pound from somewhere like Boots/Superdrug and are great for everyday use suchas school or college when you don't want to use your more expensive perfumes. I've been loving 'love puzzle' this month. It's a really light fruity/citrus scent that smells like spring for me.

4. Real techniques - core collection brushes

Real techniques brushes are (in my opinion) the best brushes on the market at the moment. Granted, they're a bit more pricey than your average makeup brush, but they're not like your average makeup brush. These brushes are super soft and make blending seem effortless. Also, as they're made of synthetic hairs, they're easy to wash and don't lose hairs.

The sets (suchas the core collection) also come with a travel case which makes it easy to keep them in tip-top condition and is great when you're waiting for your brushes to dry. I got my core collections set from superdrug for about £19 which included the powder brush, contour brush, pointed foundation brush, and detailer brush. I'm hoping to get the starter set for my birthday, which basically contains all the brushes for your eyes and brows.

5. E45 intense recovery lotion *top product of the month*

I briefly mentioned this product in my GRWM a few weeks ago and I honestly can't put into words how amazing this product is. This 400ml bottle lasts a good few months (even when using liberally) and is usually £6. I suffer from very sensitive, dry skin. I'd previously been using a moisturiser given to me from my pharmacy but it didn't really do much in the ways of helping to hydrate my skin and was very thick and cakey.

 I've been using this moisturiser for the last few months now and it's made such a difference to my skin. I still get random spots where my skin is dry, but this lotion has helped restore my skins natural moisture, meaning it locks in moisture and keeps my skin healthy and hydrates. Also, it's perfume free (great as I have sensitive skin) and is a light consistency. I use this morning and night and it keeps my skin soft and hydrated all day. For anyone looking for a new moisturiser, I defitely recommend this one. There is also a range of hydration levels (this is the highest; 3) suiting your skin type.

6. NYC cheek glow - 652 west side wine

This is a great blusher for me. The colour west side wine is a muted red/pink that gives me a natural looking glow on my cheeks. A lot of people complain saying this isn't very pigmented which is true, but I think you can build this up if you want a bolder cheek colour (and honestly, no one wants bright pink cheeks like a clown...) Strangely my blusher didn't come with a brush, which was meant to be included, but I'm not complaining as this is an affordable blusher available from drugstores. If you want a natural blusher then this is great but if you want quite a bold blusher, this might not be the product for you.

7. The Fault In Our Stars - John Green

This book..is..just. One minute you'll be laughing the next you'll be in tears. This book will leave you an emotional wreck but it's an awesome book I think everyone should read. The story is about Hazel Grace, a terminal cancer patient who meets Augustus Waters, who changes her life forever. It's a pretty sad book, but that's what I like about it. It gives a true view of what it would be like to suffer from a disease like cancer. This is my favourite book of the month, and I'm re-reading it in order to prepare myself for when the film comes out later this year.

So that's this months favourites. Let me know what your favourites are this month, I'd love to try out some new products :)

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