April Favourites

Thursday, May 02, 2013

 It's that time again! I really can't believe how fast this year has gone so far; It's flown by! My favourites post could have gone on forever this month as I've been trying and testing so many new (and some rediscovered) things. I've finally managed to narrow it down though, so without further ado...


Revlon Lip Butter in 'Juicy Papaya' - My local boots store has the tiniest selection of the lip butters from Revlon, and is often one of the last stores to stock new lines. So when I ventured a little further afield and found this new shade (for £2 off I might add!) in Superdrug, I got it straight away. I never really liked any of the glittery lip butters so this light coral shade is perfect for me. I've been wearing it non stop!

MUA Blusher in 'Shade 4' - If you've been reading my blog for a while you will have seen my raves on the MUA eye shadow palettes, so I was really keen to give their new blushers a go. At £1 each they are such a bargain and there are some very pretty shades available. Obviously they aren't the best quality out there, but they're most certainly not the worst. I'll definitely be adding more to my collection!

Barry M Hi-Shine Nail Paint in 'Blueberry' - When this line of nail polishes first came out I did not like them at all. I found them really streaky and not all that shiny! However, I sat down a couple of weeks ago when I had a bit more time, and after using a different base coat, I now love love love them. My favourite shade at the moment is Blueberry (pictured above), which is closely followed by Pomegranate.


Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream - I got this face scrub a few months ago now, and it's taken me about that amount of time to realise how much I like it. I actually keep this tube in my shower and use it 3 times a week in the evenings to give my face a bit of a pick-me-up. It's a very gentle scrub with extremely fine grains which makes it great for people with sensitive skin like myself, and leaves my face feeling very soft and refreshed after using it. - I recommend it!

REN Glycolactic Radiance Face Mask - ...OH WOW. That pretty much sums up how I feel about this face mask. REN actually sent me a few samples to try a couple of months ago, and this little tube of gold was one of them. I won't do a full review yet as I'm going to order the full size, but this is the best mask I have ever used. Ever.
The mask is (according to REN), is 'A potent bio active peel mask designed to renew the complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines and dramatically improve skin tone', which it completely does. I honestly can't rave about it enough!!

Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins Night Cream - You probably know how much I love Origins as a Brand by now, so it doesn't really come as a surprise that this night cream has been on my bedside table for the past few months. This cream is perfect for my dry/combination skin, and leaves it feeling great when I wake up in the morning. I also really love the Orange-y smell it has!


Tresemmé Thermal Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner - I used to be one of those people that would pick up which ever shampoo and conditioner were on offer and be done with it. Now however, it's going to take a lot of persuading to get me to try anything other than the Thermal Recovery range! My hair was so dry and damaged at the start of the year and had hardly any shine to it, but these products have done wonders to it. I've definitely noticed a massive difference since I started using them, and my hair is practically good as new again! Amen.

Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment - This is another product that I got sent a while back, and it has become a real staple in my hair care routine. I've always been a little bit wary about using oils on my hair (especially when it's dry) as I was worried that they would make it greasy, but I now use this oil treatment when my hair is wet after a shower, and again just before I curl or straighten it. It hasn't made my hair look or feel greasy at all, just very soft and shiny. - It also smells really good!

So that's all of my favourites for April - I had a lot to fit in considering I missed March! I'd love to hear what products you've been loving lately, so do let me know in the comments. 
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I hope you're enjoying the sunshine, and have a lovely evening!
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32 comments

  1. I've been wearing juicy papaya a lot recently too! It's such a pretty colour :)xo

    http://901lovely.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I love the colour of the lipstick. It's gorgeous.

    I really want to give a try to the macadamia's brand.

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  3. Great post- I've got that MUA blusher *high 5* and I've wanted to get my hands on one of those Macadamia oils for ages.

    Ruth x

    www.kimkimipie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Ruth! The Macadamia oil is great! xx

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  4. I'm so jealous of you finding juicy papaya, I don't have it in my local Boots or Superdrug and delivery costs are so expensive! Need to get my hands on it!

    xx

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    1. That's so annoying! hope you find it soon! xx

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  5. I'm loving Blueberry too!! And Juicy Papaya is on my imaginary list haha :p

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    xx

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  6. This MUA blush has a really nice colour.

    Maria x

    craftyowl93.blogspot.com

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  7. your a girl after my own heart Ilove the Revlon lip butters - i don't have this one though. Definitely going to buy it - have you tried Candy Apple? Love Laura A Scottish Lass xx

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    1. They're great aren't they? No I haven't, I'll definitely ave to pick it up though! xx

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  8. Those are some pretty interesting stuffs. Im going to try this too,SOON! :)

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  9. Lovely faves! The REN mask sounds so awesome from the reviews I've read, I'm keen to read yours!

    x Tashi
    http://shiwashiful.blogspot.com.au/

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  10. I love all Revlon cosmetics, but haven't tried out their lip butters yet. Definitely have to go take a look for some now!

    www.borrowedwardrobe.blogspot.com

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  11. The Jelly polish looks amazing love the colour and I am also a huge fan of the macadamia oil range its very nice and smells so good x

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  12. I picked up Tutti Frutti on the £2 off offer, bargain! And I'm a fan of the Clinique scrub too :-) xx

    Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

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  13. everyone seems to love the revlon lip butters but i wasnt very impressed :/

    jasminepaigeblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh no! I wasn't really a fan of the old glittery ones I have to say! x

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  14. I got Juicy Papaya a week or two ago and I've quite liked it so far, apart from the wear time. That Barry M nail polish is lovely aswell. Great faves
    xx

    Naomii
    www.glitterbomb-makeup.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. No, they don't last all that well I have to agree. I don't mind reapplying too much though! xx

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  15. I love the revlon lip butters! Great for keeping lips hydrated!

    Well done on your nominated
    I look forward to reading more on you blog.
    V xx

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