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Beauty: April Favourites

Thursday, 1 May 2014


Happy 1st May Lovelies!

Wow! April has literally flown by which means it's time to take a look at my beauty faves & recommends for the month. 
As the sun comes out a little more each month, it was time to ramp up the shimmer in April, but before we get into all that glitz let's kick off with my latest nail varnish love, which is top of my monthly favourites list...

essie Find Me An Oasis
Part of the Resort 2014 collection, Find Me An Oasis is a gorgeous a soft ice blue shade. I would describe it as a blue equivalent of Fiji, which is still my all time favourite essie colour. It's a very wearable & classy shade of blue which seems to go well with pretty much any outfit. I'd highly recommend this colour to update your nails for spring 2014.

Here it is on my nails...



Let's skip on to Simple Perfecting BB Balm...

Simple Perfecting BB Balm
I was kindly sent Simple's Perfecting  BB Beauty Balm to try out recently. Although I'm a fan of Simple's skin care range, I'd never tried any of their make up, so I was intrigued.
Pro's: application & coverage wise it's good - you can probably see in the photo that it's quite thick, so you really don't need to use very much. I like the texture, the finish & feel on my skin. With SPF 15 you know it protects your skin from UVA/UVB, as well as moisturising & evening out skin tone. 
For the price £8.99 (50ml), this is a good product.
Cons: it only comes in one shade with yellow undertones, which for me is a problem as I felt my face looked a little too yellowey/orangey. 

I've swatched it below, take a look...


Moving onto another favourite of mine...

Chanel - Ecriture De Chanel Automatic Liquid Eyeliner
This is a staple in my make up bag. The Ecriture de Chanel is a liquid eyeliner which you twist up to deliver just the right amount of eyeliner from the sealed cartridge for each application. This means it never dries out as each time you twist the liquid is fresh.

Here it is on my eyes. This is my current day time eye make up...


I'm also wearing Urban Decay Sin eye shadow in the above photo, which is the next product I'd like to rave on about...

Urban Decay Sin eye shadow
Urban Decay Sin is one of my favourite ever eyeshadow's. If you have a Naked Palette you'll have already come across it - it was the first colour I used up in my Naked Palette, so I bought it as a single. 
Colour wise I would describe it as a light gold/bronze. It's got great staying power on the lid with no need for touch ups. I wear it on my lower lid, as you can see in the photo. 

Here it is swatched on my hand...


Last but not least is one of my favourite products to give your skin that extra bronzed shimmer in the summer...

Rimmel Sun Shimmer
This is a wash off instant tan that I love! I always go for the medium shimmer which I know looks incredibly dark in the photo. I blend a small amount with my body moisturiser & apply, this way you can control the end result. You have to rub in well to make sure you're streak free & don't forget to wear gloves applying!

I've applied some neat to my hand, hopefully you can see the difference between the colour & shimmer on my hand versus my wrist...


Have you tried any of these products?

What were your favourite beauty products last month?

Wishing you all a fabulous month ahead

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7 Lovely Comments:

TheTinyHeart said...

That Essie polish is such a pretty shade of blue! I need to get myself some sunless tanner...I am so pale after the winter!

-Sharon
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The Feather Den said...

Love that Essie nail polish, it's such a cute colour!

x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

Haley Valerie said...

I love that Essie polish!

Haley
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VIENNA WEDEKIND said...

I like the babyblue nailpolish!


heartbeats Carola // VIENNA WEDEKIND

letiziabarcelona said...

love the Urban decay eye shadow! lovely color,



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Anouka said...

The Essie colour you chose looks cute! And I would love to try the Chanel eyeliner.

allison said...

I like the color, it looks great on your figure, and it fits you well.

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