April Favourites 2014

Another month, another favourites.

My first favourite comes from a new addition to my skin care routine. The Vitamin E overnight serum-in-oil from the body shop. I bought this on a whim after hearing Amelia Liana was raving about the Vitamin E range and its safe to say it was a good purchase. I have combination skin, which is seriously dehydrated. (Trying to squeeze in 8 glasses of water a day is easier said than done). This serum is majorly hydrating without leaving my skin oily/greasy. I apply three drops at night and by morning my skin looks replenished, glowy and healthy. Whilst my skin is still no where near perfect, this serum is definitely improving the quality and the texture, making me a very happy bunny.

This month has seen me become a newly converted lip gloss gal and that's all thanks to Tanya Burr's lipgloss in the shade afternoon tea. It's a stunning nude shade, that is so pigmented that its almost like a lipstick and gloss in one! Whilst I'm not overly keen on the scent (sorry) the quality of the product makes up for it. Another gloss that deserves it's place on my favourites is the Maybeline colour sensational cream glosses. They're surprisingly long lasting for a lip gloss and are not sticky in the slightest. They come in such a variety of shades, I'm having trouble stopping myself from going out and buying them all.

This month has also seen me become a fake tan addict. As I mentioned in my Sheffield haul, my legs where in no way ready to be shown to the world. However as the weather is gradually improving, I decided I needed to trial a few products to see which ones would help me achieve the perfect, natural looking faux glow. One product I need to have a good rave about is the L'oreal sublime bronze self tanning elixir, whilst neither me and my sister can apply it properly (always use a mitt people), it has developed into such a gorgeous natural colour. With no biscuity vile fake tan smell and a luxurious glass bottle, this product is surely one I will continue to repurchase.

Another favourite comes from the Bourjois java rice powder. Although it appears to contain small specs of shimmer, once applied to the skin using a soft, fluffy brush, it diffuses all flaws and pores leaving my skin looking flawless. Its a matte, but glowy finish- it's magic, I swear. Seriously though, what is there not to love?

I don't tend to use very many products in my hair post wash, but there's been a lot of talk about texturising sprays recently so I tried some out to see what the hype was about. My favourite is the Charles Worthington volume and bounce texturising spray. It provides a matte look to the hair, but with grip and hold perfect for when opting for messy updos and the 'bed head' look. Plus it leaves my hair smelling absolutely incredible!

A nail polish favourite comes from gelly high-shine nail paint by BarryM in the shade Blue Grape. This colour is my perfect summer shade. Whilst I love my pastiles, they're just so predictable. This shade is so vibrant, summery yet a little out of the ordinary and the formula of these are spot on.

One stand out fashion favourite has to be my white high top Converse. I have worn them religiously since I bought them as they go with absolutely everything! They're also the comfiest pair of shoes own. As much as I love them being bright white and clean, I think I prefer most shoes when the look a little loved which is good seeing as I've already managed to get them mucky.

So that's everything I've been loving in the month of April. If this month has taught me anything, it's that I really need to stop spending.

I have a funny feeling there will be a few skincare related products in my next favourties as a result of the copious amounts of chocolate I've been eating over Easter and the dreadful effect it's currently having on my skin. It's just too hard to resist!

I hope you've all had a good month and that May brings good luck, especially those starting exams.

Liv xo


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