02/05/2013

Monthly Favourites | April 2013

Hey guys, it's time for my April Favourites! I am just baffled that we are already almost halfway through the year - where did it go?! Anyways, these are the products I've been using throughout the month.


For the makeup bits:


For base, I've been absolutely loving the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation. I picked this up off of Ozsale and have been using it for the past 2-3 weeks. I just love the finish, texture and coverage of this product! It's a dream to blend and looks so natural on the skin. I'll have a full review up soon though!

For blush, I've been using the Essence Home Sweet Home blush in the shade 02 Wool-d you cuddle me which I have a review on here. It's a really pretty peachy-pink shade that looks really nice and natural on the cheeks and imparts a beautiful glow. I find it also lasts a really long time too!

On my lips has been the L'oreal Nutri-Shine lipstick in the shade Pink Nude which I have a review on here. Awesome, super flattering peach-pink-nude shade. Love.

For mascara I've been using the Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Frame Plus which was actually in my January Favourites also (review here), while I've been using it throughout the months between, I've just been gravitating towards it a lot this month. It keeps my curl and looks wonderfully natural which is just my cup of tea!

Eyeshadow wise, gotta give it to the Maybelline Color Tattoo in the shade Bad to the Bronze which I've also reviewed here. I don't often wear eyeshadow day to day, on weekends if I want to though, this has generally been my pick! So easy to slick on, beautiful shade to boot! Though it does crease on me, so a primer is needed underneath.


For some sort of 'skincare' bits:

As the aforementioned mascara is waterproof, to remove it I love Lancome Bi-Facil. This is an awesome eye makeup remover that removes waterproof mascara really easily, I just soak a cotton pad and hold in over for 30 seconds, wipe it away a couple times and ta-da! I only have a mini and probably won't purchase as it is quite exxy, but a lovely product!

Lately, I've been really getting into face masks and absolutely adore what they do for my skin. This month I've been loving the Origins Clear Improvement mask which is a white clay and active charcoal mask that really cleans out those pores. It makes my skin feel super clean and fresh and helps bring acne to the surface, and I've found it's helped with it in general. I've used this sample size 3 times and am itching to pick up the full size!

I've been using the Trilogy Rosehip Oil for a few months but particularly this month I've been loving it. Especially after face masks, I find it really helps inject some moisture back into my skin and brightens and smooths a bit too. I just use 2-3 drops and press it into my face and it works a treat!


So those were my favourites, some old and some new!

What have been you guys' faves this month?

16 comments:

  1. Great favourites! I really love Rose Hip Oil after a face mask too! I think it makes such a difference :)

    Sara
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    1. Thanks, yeah I find it's really helped out my skin!

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  2. Great favourites, I'm trying a sample of that mask at the moment too and it seems to be working well :) Love that blush as well, I picked up both blushes from the collection am so happy. You've just reminded me that it has been too long since I've used my Bourjois foundations, thanks!

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    1. Thanks! I just love what face masks do for my skin, I have noticed a lot of improvement! Haha, this is my first Bourjois foundation and I absolutely love it.

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  3. Home Sweet Home is so pretty. I love Healthy Mix Serum xx

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    1. It is! Healthy Mix is just an awesome foundation - now I know what all the fuss is about!

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  4. I still need to give you the Neutrogena Healthy Skin! Must remember! Nice favourites- I'm very tempted to try the Clear Improvements mask- I've already got two that do the same thing so maybe I'll put that thought on hold. I really want to try the Majolica Majorca mascara so I'll see if I can find it in Sasa in Singapore!

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    1. Haha, next time I see Daphne maybe? I've actually ordered the Queen Helene Mint Julep mask but I still want to pick up the Origins! Ooh, hope you go crazy in Sasa! I was totally overwhelmed in Hong Kong.

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  5. A lot of great stuff! I like it! : )

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  6. I loved the look of that essence collection, I'm annoyed I didn't get the chance to pick any of the items up!

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    1. It's a shame your on project pan, but it's good that you're trying to use up your products!

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  7. It seems Bad To The Bronze is a really popular shade, I only have Tough As Taupe and the white one (name escapes me haha), maybe I should expand my collection :)

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    1. Mm, I highly recommend BTTB! It's super wearable. I imagine the white one would be good as a base for other colours!

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  8. Bad to the Bronze is an absolute staple for me, along with Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum. The only problem is I can't find a perfect shade match for the Bourjois. But the finish it gives is really illuminating and soft and it applies really nicely, however I wish that it lasted a bit longer. I think mixing it with Rimmel Wake Me Up helps in that department. Lovely favourites!

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    1. I hear ya. The shade I currently have (53) is a tad too light but because the coverage is lighter, I can make it work.

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