April Favourites

Saturday 11 May 2013

Hey Ladies,

My favourite YouTube videos to watch are always monthly favourites and they were always my favourite videos to make so I thought i'd start posting them on my blog monthly seen as though I don't do YouTube videos any longer. So here we go!
Bare Minerals Original Foundation* - £18.75 Link 
I used to use the Matte formulation and loved it however these days I adore the glow the Original foundation gives, I don't use it as an actual foundation but I use it as a setting powder and lightly dusted over the face it helps prolong the life of your makeup and gives you a beautiful glow without look powdery in the slightest.

Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray - £19.50 for 118mls /£9.00 for 30mls Link
I had a really bad reaction to a setting spray before Christmas (It literally burnt my face) and so I was very apprehensive trying another, when I saw that this was available in a 30ml size I thought i'd risk it. This stuff is INCREDIBLE, I spray my face before I apply my primer and then after I apply my powder and it makes my makeup last 15 hours. I blot my face with a tissue around lunch time and that's all I need to do. A must own purchase if you have oily skin.

Nude ProGenius Treatment Oil * - £58.00 Link
I was quite afraid of using an oil on my face but I was ensured by Gemma that this stuff is great and she is right, I apply this over my serum at night and pat it into my skin, it absorbs pretty much immediately and in the morning my skin feels soft as a baby's buttocks and looks radiant and brighter than my usual sallow dull skin.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo - £13.00 Link
I bought this back in February when my skin was having random break outs and using it every morning my skin cleared up and I didn't get anymore spots for months (until an allergic reaction to a foundation). There was so much hype about this product and I am glad it lived up to it, anyone with blemish prone skin should own it and I will be doing a full review and comparison with the Effaclar K soon.

Living Proof Prime - £17.00 Link
Another hyped up product and initially I wasn't interested in trying it as I don't tend to curl my hair very often but when I heard this also helps to prolong the life your hair between washes I was all over it, I have a very oily scalp and 48 hours is the most I can go without a wash and without the aid of dry shampoo I would have to wash it every morning. With this product I can go 4 days between washes (with some dry shampoo on the 3rd & 4th day) which is amazing, I am planning on doing a full review soon, so watch out for it.

Redken Extreme Range - £Various Link
In my picture it's just the conditioner but I'm loving the whole range, the shampoo is fantastic at cleaning without drying out your hair, so when I don't have time to condition my hair feels soft and looks shiny and the conditioner really acts like a deep conditioner to my hair and so after a shower it feels like silk. The anti-snap is the product I have used the longest from the range, it is lightweight, smells of fruit salads and actually helps with split ends and prevents hair from snapping (duhh).

Max Factor Colour Elixr - Vibrant Pink - £6.99 Link
If you want a high street equivalent to the NARS Velvet Gloss pencils that have recently been released these are what you want. This is the most bright blue toned pink and when you wear it in its full force WHOAH it is bright, another way I love to wear it is to pat it into the lips and it sheers out the shade and makes it a bit more office appropriate and brightens your whole face and makes it look like you've made a real effort without any whatsoever.

Benefit They're Real Mascara - £19.50 Link
This mascara makes me never want to buy or try another mascara for the rest of my life, until death us do part. It's the blackest of black and in one coat curls, volumeizes, separates and lengthens my eyelashes, it saves me so much time and effort and a total no brainer. Yes it is bloody expensive but I no longer care, you can find offers quite often on LookFantastic on Benefit products so whenever there's an offer I stock up.

Benefit Coralista Blusher - £23.50 Link
I held off buying this for the longest time what with my oily skin, then one day I thought 'sod it' and bought it. First of all I dislike the packaging as it's so unnecessary & bulky and secondly the fact that it's perfumed is quite an annoyance due to the fact that perfume is the number one reason people react to products including me. Having said all that, this blusher has not left my face since early December and thankfully not broke me out. It is my favourite blusher in the entire world apart from Mac Ripe Peach (Limited Edition), it gives my face brightness and luminosity without looking greasy or oily, sticks around all day and just makes me look good!

Believe me when I say this post could have been way longer I've been loving so many new products recently, what are your favourites from last month?


  1. The Coralista Blusher looks amazing! So many lovely products! xxx
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  2. Loving the layout for this post :) Also now really excited to try Benefit's They're Real Mascara, thanks!


  3. I love Coralista and They're Real :)

  4. I'm very interested in the living proof prime I've just bought a mini shampoo and conditioner that I'm so excited about trying :)


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