Monday, 7 May 2018

April Favourites

I can't believe we're already a week into May - that's crazy! I'm not complaining though as I have quite a few exciting things going on this month including my niece and nephew both turning one (YAY!) and a blogger event which I'm so excited about! I've got quite a few favourites to show you today so instead of rambling on, let's get straight into it! 
april favourites 2018 blog post

The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer*
It took me quite a while to try this primer mainly due to the fact it's silicone based but it's actually very different to any silicone product I've ever tried. It has quite a fluid consistency that doesn't leave my skin feeling dry or powdery like most mattifying primers. Another other reason why I love it is that it does an amazing job of blurring pores, texture and blemishes and provides a beautiful smooth base for foundation. It also helps my makeup last a lot longer and stops it from sliding off in the heat. Love!

TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer
I've been loving this highlighter recently especially in the evenings when I want something really intense. It's a beautiful champagne-gold shade that will suit just about everyone! I've had this one for a good couple years now and it's still going strong. It's the perfect Spring/Summer highlighter! 

Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Glow Boost Skin Serum
Now that Summer is fast approaching I'm trying to get my skin as clear and radiant as I possibly can and I've been loving using this serum as it gives me a lovely healthy glow as well as hydrating and protecting against free radicals. It has a beautiful light texture that absorbs instantly and the citrus scent always perks me up in the morning. 

Glossier Generation G Lipstick in Cake
I know I rave about this lipstick all the time but I still haven't managed to find anything that has the same warm peachy hue and sheer matte finish. It has quite a dry consistency compared to most lip products but it's still really comfortable and easy to apply. I'm definitely going to be buying a few more shades!

The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2%*
As I mentioned earlier I've been trying really hard to get my skin as smooth and glowy as possible and this retinol has really helped refine and brighten my skin. It has a milky serum-like texture which goes on beautifully and I love that it's super gentle and non-irritating. It's also massively been helping with my blackheads which is one of my main skincare concerns. 

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
After seeing Anna rave about the new Naked Petite Heat Palette which looks all kinds of beautiful, I decided to dig out my Basics palette and I'm so glad I did! I usually gravitate towards warm eyeshadows but I've been loving these cooler shades for a super quick matte eye that I can apply in seconds. 

American English 24K Thickening Lotion*
A couple weeks back I was lucky enough to be invited to an MMCL & American English Haircare event which was seriously so much fun! I got to meet the fouders of the brand and learn more about their products and how to use them which was great as I'm pretty useless when it comes to hair! I was kindly gifted a few of their products but my current favourite is definitely the lotion. Once my hair is towel dried I spread a pump of this evenly through my hair and it gives me so much volume and the Seaberry which is rich in Vitamin A, C & E; Omega 3, 6, 7 & 9 and Amino Acids help to hold hydration, prevent breakage and restore elasticity. It smells amazing too! 


Have you tried any of these products recently?

Maiya
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