Sunday, May 1, 2016

My Favourites: April

Happy "I can't believe we're five months into the year" post! April was full of new makeup purchases as I was both at home for a little and could explore some new counters in Switzerland as well as digging into my makeup collection and finding some old gems. 


I'm not much of a hand cream kind of person, I don't particularly carry it around in my handbag or use it on a daily basis at all. However, every now and again my hands to get a little dry and I keep this little pot next to my bed. I have to say I love this hand cream. As you can tell I haven't used it THAT much, mainly because I don't use hand-cream very often but trust me this pot will last me a while! I love how it doesn't feel greasy and more importantly, it gives your hands instant moisture (probably down to the cocoa butter), rather than needing multiple coats of it throughout the day. I have to say the scent is pretty strong, think it's the neroli which is supposed to have some anti-bacterial health benefits! 


Of course I couldn't pick up a couple of Wet 'n Wild products when I headed back to Switzerland. I chose this gorgeous rose-pink matte shade which has the most beautiful pigmentation. These lipsticks are so affordable I just wish Wet 'n wild was available in the UK other than through amazon, but the formula is really great. I have to say, obviously the wear isn't as amazing as some high-end but I don't need to re-apply unless I've eaten etc. I think this shade is just perfect for Spring time. 




I mentioned this a while back as my friends had so kindly bought me this highlighter for my birthday. I literally cannot stop using it. I have a full review here on the highlighter, but to summarize, it's that perfect matte-sheen highlighter with no glitter and a gorgeous honey-champagne tone. It's ideal for those looking for a subtle highlighter (as in not glittery) but one which still gives your face a little light. 




I picked up the travel sized version of this product after being recommended it by my fellow blogger friend Sonja. I've literally not stopped using it. I've always been someone who has loved a matte face, however recently I've realised that it's probably not best with my overly dry skin. I have loved using this as a primer after my moisturizer. It just adds a bit more life into your foundation. It's not glittery at all for a strobe cream, and is just pure sheen. I cannot recommend this product enough and a travel size is the perfect size as you don't actually need that much of the product to start with at all, this is going to definitely become a staple in my everyday makeup routine.


Let me know what your April favourites are, and if I've included some of yours!
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26 comments

  1. The Mary Lou highlighter is so amazing, I'm literally obsessed with it! That lipstick looks a gorgeous shade too! X

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    1. I'm so obsessed too! I think it's become the highlighter of 2016 in my opinion! xx

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  2. Lou-Manizer is totally awesome! I really love it, too!

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    1. Love finding fellow Lou-Manizer lovers! xx

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  3. the lipstick looks like a lovely shade:) lovely favourites xx

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I just saw Sonja's post on the strobe cream, I want to go to the MAC counter and give it a try!

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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    1. It's amazing, I literally use it everyday now! xx

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  5. I love Strobe Cream, whenever I order from MAC I get the sample size so I've got about five little tubes! I'd love to try the Mary lou manizer as well, it looks so pretty x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh no way! I don't know why I've never ordered online with mac, especially if they give you some tester freebies! That's amazing! xx

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  6. I haven't been using Mary-Lou all that much since I have been buying so many new ones, but it's still one of my favourites!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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    1. I feel the same with loads of my highlighters, this one has taken over all the other ones I used to love, need to start digging out some of my old highlighters! xx

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  7. I love the sound of the strobe cream, especially using it under foundation for a more luminazing effect rather than as a highlight!

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. I tend to not use cream based products like blushers, highlighters or countour kits as I just can't get them to blend on my skin easily whilst not moving my foundation, so I definitely opted it as a primer rather than a highlighter! xx

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  8. Love lush products! Awesome April favourites post x

    Nev | Miss Nev

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  9. Oh how I have missed reading your posts Caroline, I've been drowning in exam revision but I sure will go and have a good ol' catch up after I leave this comment. But can we just appreciate that highlighter, I've fallen so in love with it again, I fell in love with it when I read your review but todays its on another lever haha. Have a lovely week beaut♥

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    1. Aww thank you Trishna, always put a smile on my face :D! It's seriously just the best addition to my makeup stash, I can't get enough of it! Good luck with your exams, I'm rooting for you! xx

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  10. I love the sound of the MAC Strobe Cream - I think I might end up picking it up sooner or later haha!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. I would really recommend it, as someone with dry skin it just gives me a bit more life! xx

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  11. I am so in love with Mary Lou, she is my girl! I need to try the MAC strobe cream though, keep hearing such good things about it - I need it in my life!

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    1. Hahah isn't she just! I seriously would, it's just easily made its way into my base routine! xx

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  12. I don't have Mary Lou, but I have it's well-known dupe Hard Candy in "Tiki". Both are absolutely gorgeous!

    Hannah
    Floraful

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    1. I've never heard of Hard Candy but am guessing that's because it's an American brand! Though I did just look at an online swatch and it's literally uncanny how similar they look! What a great dupe! xx

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  13. Great picks. I have never tried any lush products but I do love the lipsticks from Wet n Wild. I have to look for this shade.
    BEAUTETUDE

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    1. Thank you! I wish I had picked up more of these lipsticks though in different shades as it's so easily become a stable Spring wear! xx

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