April was a good month this year. Majority of it was spent on school holidays and also there were a LOT of public holidays - what's not to love? I have a few new products to share, many of which are from my last collective haul. I also have a couple of random favourites which will be at the end!
Lush Ultrabland Facial Cleanser
The newest addition to my cleanser collection and one that I'm enjoying a lot. I will definitely have a full review up of it in due time, but so far I really like it. I wouldn't exactly call it a balm cleanser because it actually doesn't really melt down into an oil (that's what I perceive a balm cleanser to do). It's more of a very thick, pasty cream cleanser. The texture takes a bit of getting used to on the skin because it's not very 'slippy', so it requires a bit more force when working it into the skin. Due to this, I feel like it's really getting in there and cleansing my skin, if that makes sense? My skin is left feeling clean but also very moisturised!
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads
I've been using these every night since I bought them (replacing the Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Brightener Toner - for now) and have definitely noticed a big difference in my skin. In the 2 or so weeks I've been using them, my skin has been brighter, smoother and I've even noticed my acne scarring to be slightly lighter! I will definitely keep using these and will have a review up after I've used them for a decent while.
My last post was a review of this so I won't talk a lot about it. I've just found this to be an excellent all-rounder foundation. It has good medium coverage, satin-matte finish and excellent lasting power. My one qualm is that the shade I have is too pale, but I've been mixing it to make it work :)
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
This little bundle of squishy goodness has been amazing for applying foundation, and my pick for when I have time and want a particularly good finish on my foundation! I have a review soon to be published, but I really do love the way this applies my foundation and finally I have tried a face sponge! Yay!
I know, I know - this is not a new product or a new favourite, but I've been particularly liking it this month. I slightly reshaped my brows and just plucked in a bit more of an arch, so when filled in they look a lot more structured and just better. So I guess you could say my brows have been a fave this month? But this powder is seriously amazing and looks so natural with my blacky-brown hair.
I did not expect to love this as much as I do - but I'm just in love with the colour! It is such a flattering, pale peachy-brown nude that goes with basically everything. Great formula to boot too.
Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Movie fave! Gah, this movie was AMAZING. If you guys didn't already know, I'm a huge Marvel fan (though I haven't read the comics, even though I sort of want to? But so many things to read, and not enough time! D:), and this installment was by far the most developmental to the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), and just amazing. The action was choreagraphed beautifully, there were some great political/worldly issues in there, still had some classic Marvel humour, and of course who doesn't love a little Chris Evans?
I also learnt how to gif this month (thank you Yasmin!) and made a few edits for my tumblr, including my sidebar during the holidays. I've always wanted to learn and it's actually not as hard as it looks. I had fun giffing scenes from a few tv shows and movies and it really makes you realize how dark the lighting is in them! Recolouring them is crucial! Fun stuff giffing is. Fun stuff.
Anyways, those were my April favourites! What have you guys been loving this month?
*Product sent for consideration.
*Product sent for consideration.