April Favourites


I don't do a monthly favourites post each month because usually if I really love something i'll stick to it for a long time. This month (or last month I should say) I had quite a few new additions to my lil make-up family and discovered some old favourites.

 1. Too Faced "No Makeup Makeup" palette: This is such a gem! I've become a little obsessed. In April I was opting for a natural look majority of the time so this came in handy. It includes a bronzer, a cream blush, a powder blush, a highligher and two concealers. This is just going to be ideal when I go traveling because it includes so much in just one palette. I know, I know, this isn't a product with a lot of hype but trust me it is worth investing in.

2. Nars "Copacabana" illuminator: I had been seeing this product around for awhile so when I hit up Mecca it was on my hitlist. What I like about it is that it's multi-purpose. I put a little in my foundation to brighten it up, I use it on my cheekbones, under the brows etc. It's $39 which is great value for money because you only ever use a teeny tiny bit of it at a time. This will last for months because there is so much in it. I would say this is a product worth the splurge as it'll last a long long time and can be used for many different things.

3. Benefits "Rollerlash" mascara: I won't go on about this mascara because every second blogger has mentioned it haha. But! I will say that I really do like it. At first when I bought it I wasn't a massive fan. I found the formula very wet and..it just didn't do what I thought it would. I even wrote a blog post about it and although I was positive..I was a little unconvinced of its magic. Two weeks on I can say I love it! The formula dried up a bit after a week and now i'm getting the results I expected. It curls, separates, lifts. Basically it's great and I do think it lives up to the hype.

4. YSL "Babydoll" mascara: Oops, is having two mascaras in one favourites post a little excessive? I couldn't really choose which one I preferred so I decided to add in both. I rediscovered this mascara and fell in love again. It's just a great everyday one. Yes, it'll set you back a bit but if you've got the money to splurge on a mascara then give this a go. It's never clumpy. It separates. Oddly enough I find it curls despite it being a straight wand. So yes babydoll mascara you do belong here.

5. Clinique "Woppin Watermelon" chubby stick: I'm a lover of easy peasy lip products. I just love something I can whack on in the car before I sprint to the class i'm late for. It's just no fuss. It's moisturizing and has a nice little pink tint to it. If you need more lip products that are no fuss then maybe give this a go? An excellent dupe is the Revlon ones, they're great too.

6. Narciso Rodriguez "For Her" perfume: Have to give my mum her credit where it's due - my mum originally had this perfume and I would constantly sneak into her room to put this on. I found that whenever I would wear this perfume people would say "you smell really good" all the time. One time my friend hugged me and said "you always smell so good..you just have such a Holly smell.." and that was the moment I realized that this was my signature scent. For my birthday my mum bought this for me and i've been wearing it ever since. I'm terrible at describing smells but it's just a subtle elegant smell. I feel classy wearing it. So, give it a smell next time you're roaming the perfume isles?

Non-beauty favorites

 Suits: I had seen the first season agessss ago so now i'm re-watching it with the intent of getting up to date with the latest series. I just like watching this show because it tricks me into thinking i'm getting more intelligent by watching it because it's set in a law firm. I'll be honest..Harvey Specter is one of the main reasons I love it so much.
Moone Boy: If you want a carefree tv series to watch..watch this!! It's set in Ireland (which equals irish accents which are A+++) and follows this school boy who has an imaginary friend. There aren't many seasons of this but the episodes only go for 20 minutes so they're great to watch if you have time to watch a quick episode of something. It's just very funny.

And music wise: I'm listening to James Bay a lot, Asgeir (I GET TO SEE HIM LIVE NEXT WEEK!!) and Ariana Grande.

Anyway that's my April favourites! I feel like this has been a longgg post. Let me know if there have been any products that have stood out to you this month. I'm always creeping blogs so it'd be great to see other monthly favourites. I think they're one of my favourite posts to read. Hope you all have a great weekend

Holly xx

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  1. I love your favourites! I love Too Faced makeup and I've hand my eye on the no makeup palette for ages! I have Roller Lash too and it's on of my favourite mascaras! x

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  2. I really want to try the nars illuminator! It looks really good and one of my fav youtubers loves this product. And now you love it... I need to try this!
    Aleeha xXx

  3. Really want to try the Nars illuminator!! Happy May! :)


  4. I seriously need to try out that roller lash!!
    Peace xo

  5. awesome favourites, I've been loving Roller Lash too <3


  6. Lovely post! I really want to give the Roller Lash a try - will have to pick it up soon.
    All the best, xx


  7. The Rollerlash looks so cool. I really am drawn to the packaging. :]

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  8. Great article do you think toofaced is better than urbandecy? Do you have twitter or instagram account I want to check you out


    1. That's a tricky question because I both think they're quality brands. I prefer too faced for packaging (it's so adorable!) but I think urban decay is slightly better quality? I can't choose haha. And yes I do have both instagram and twitter which are linked in the side bar :) Holly x

  9. I love the benefit mascara, I agree that it's so much better when the formula dries up!

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