Wednesday, 1 May 2013

April Favourites

Hello Ladies,

Happy Summer! The weather is lovely where I am today, hope you're all enjoying some sunshine too! I get so excited this time of year, it means it's time for the bright colours and the pretty scents! Anyway, onto the business of my April Favourites, these are all products that I've come across recently in the last couple of months that have impressed me and have been turned to a lot in the last month. Hope you enjoy! 

Boots Botanics Instantly Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner
These shampoos & conditioners are amazing! They contain white quinoa which moisturises and nourishes the hair as well as soy protein to repair and protect. And a big big bonus is that they're paraben and sulphate free! The thing I've noticed most with my own hair since starting to use these is the increased elasticity of it, it's become far less prone to breaking and also the shine! I tend to leave the conditioner in for a few minutes before rinsing as I think it gives it more time to work. I describe the smell as slightly citrus-y, it's fresh and pleasant but not overpowering. They're both in and around the €5 mark each which I think is brilliant value as I've used hair products that were far more expensive and didn't do the job half as well!

Got2b Oil-licious Styling Oil
I absolutely looove this styling oil! I've used it every single time I've washed my hair over the last few weeks and it hasn't done me wrong! It contains the much hyped about Argan Oil which I can tell you does work wonders but this comes at a fraction of the price, €4.95/50 ml and can be bought here. It's multi-use and can be used as a treatment pre-washing, for better manageability pre-drying, and for added shine and taming after styling. A little goes a long way and the bottle will last ages! It doesn't leave my hair looking greasy and it smells divine! Huge thumbs up from me!

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette
I won't bang on about this for too long as I've already reviewed it here, I'm still loving it and I couldn't possibly have left it out of my april favourites! You need this!! 

Bourjois Healthy Mix (41) Blusher
I picked this up a few weeks ago and its quickly become my day to day blusher, it's perfect for summer, it's a soft coral colour and it's suitable for all skin tones. It's got a very slight shimmer to it and it gives the skin a lovely healthy glow. It's also paraben free! It's super blendable and also buildable if you want more of a pop of colour on your cheeks, did I mention it smells gorgeous!!

Lady Gaga Fame
Definitely a summer perfume, it's sweet and fruity with notes of honey, apricot and vanilla along with muskier notes of belladonna, incense and jasmine. I don't particularly like Lady Gaga but I do however like her perfume, a lot! The bottle is fab and perches proudly on my dressing table, I also love the fact that the perfume itself is black (just in the bottle, not on the skin). It's a lovely, quirky, fresh fragrance and overall I'm impressed with it, I just wish the scent would last a bit longer on the skin as I find I have to reapply it. 

Revlon Beyond Natural Skin Matching Makeup
This is such a lovely light foundation and it truely does match the colour of your skin. It comes in light, light-medium, medium, medium-dark and dark so you can choose accordingly to your own skin tone. I opted for light-medium as I tend to wear tan quite a bit normally I'd be light though! The foundation starts out white but it contains spheres of pigment that burst when you start to blend it to match your skin colour. It looks so natural on and has a nice dewy finish. I prefer lighter foundations in the summer so I'll definitely be repurchasing this for the summer months, and as it's on offer in my local pharmacy for €4 I think I'll stock up for next summer too!! To make things even better the foundation has an SPF of 15 and is also oil-free!

Have you fallen for any of these products too?


  1. Every time I see the naked basics' palette I want to get it. But currently I have no money. T^T

  2. It's torture isn't it?! I always get serious product envy! Haha! If you can save for it do though, its just gorgeous!! x

  3. AH Jealous! I went in to town the other day to buy the Flushed Palette and they were out of stock - sniff!! Thanks for sharing your link with me lovely, i've just done my April Faves too. Look forward to reading more - Laura xx A Scottish Lass

  4. I can't believe how much of the perfume you've gone through haha xxx