Tuesday, 1 May 2012

current favourites

I didn't want to call this my April Favourites as that sort of implies that I'll do this every month, which I can't promise I necessarily will. However, regardless of the title, here are some things which I've really enjoyed using over the past month or so.

  • For a true neutral lover (and lover of shimmer!) the Naked Palette is a must. It has the perfect range of shades to take you from a pretty subtle day time look to a full on smoky eye. It's quite pricey at £36 but for the quality and the number of eyeshadows you get (12), I think it's worth every penny.
  • I've already done a full review of Lancome Hypnose Drama (which you can read here), but let me just reiterate - this is the best mascara I've ever used. It's just a shame that I didn't fall for a high street one!
  • While I do love my Rimmel Brow Pencil for more defined brows, when I'm after more natural looking eyebrows for everyday (which are also quicker to do) then Clinique Instant Lift for Brows is a must for me. It has a screw up brow pencil on one end and a brow bone highlight on the other. However, my brow pencil end has run out and this time I've just purchased Clinique's Superfine Liner for Brows as I wasn't so bothered about the highlight side as it seemed a little too gold toned. It's a bit more expensive than a high street brow pencil at £12 but it's the perfect colour for my very fair eyebrows!
  • Again, I've done a full review on the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze which you can read here. This is just such a fab multi-use product - I love to use it on its own, as a base for eyeshadow and as a liner - just brilliant!
  • Three nail polish colours which I've really enjoyed wearing recently are Models Own 'Blooboo', Barry M 'Peach Melba' and Maybelline Express Finish in 'Turquoise Lagoon'. They're all just such fun colours for spring. Have a look at them on my nails here, here and here!

  • I've definitely rekindled my love for Soap and Glory's Pulp Friction Body Scrub. Not only does this stuff smell brilliant (I have to restrain myself from eating it), but it leaves my skin silky smooth! You can pick this up from Boots for £8, which I thing is a fab price considering how long it's lasting me.
  • This may seem a bit of an odd choice, but I've really enjoyed using the Dr. Bronner's Magic Lavender Hand Sanitizing Spray which I got in my February Glossybox. Living in London and working in a job where I have to handle money, my hands continuously feel dirty and I find myself using a lot of hand sanitizer. I not only love the smell of this as it's less chemically smelling than others I've tried but I love that it's in a spray bottle. I also find that it doesn't leave my hands feeling as dry as others have done. I'll definitely pick up another one of these when it runs out.
  • Ever since I smelled Valentina by Valentino in last month's Glossybox, I've wanted a bottle. My boyfriend treated me to some for my birthday and I can't stop using it! I'm awful at describing scents, but it's floral and girly but not too sweet. Definitely give it a smell if you get a chance as it's such a beautiful perfume.



  • These jeans were really difficult to photograph so I don't think I've done them much justice, but I absolutely love them. I can't get enough of Zara at the moment and I think these leather look jeans have to be my favourite recent purchase. I can't find them online any more but they're basically identical to these. They're great to wear both in the day and for a night out and make basic outfits look so much more interesting.
  • This necklace from River Island has been practically glued to my neck all month! I know everyone has these cuff style necklaces at the moment but for me this is the perfect thickness. I just love how plain it is and it looks fab especially with basic tees. It cost me £7 and it's also available in silver (umm, may have to get that...)
  • Last but by no means least is my Babyliss Big Hair. This makes my hair look salon fresh and feel so healthy and bouncy - Kate Middleton would be jealous! I love how it gives my naturally very flat hair a bit of life and volume. It's perhaps a bit pricey at £45 ish (here on Amazon) but it does make the fiddly task of blow drying your hair so much easier.
Have you tried any of these bits? What did you think?

xx

24 comments:

  1. Love the necklace :) I'm lusting after a naked palette so badly x

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    1. Give in! You won't regret it x

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  2. I love Valentina by Valentino such a great fragrance and lasts so long :)
    http://starvogue84.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the nail polish colors!
    x

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    1. Thanks! I especially love the Models Own one x

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  4. Pulp friction is my favourite scrub! (one of the few which foams in scrub gloves) x hivenn

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    1. It makes your skin feel incredible! So silky smooth x

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  5. That nail varnish is gorgeous! :)

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    1. I know, such fab colours. Love your blog! x

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  6. the pants look interesting!

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    1. Thanks! I know they're not to everyone's taste but I love them x

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  7. I've been searching for a cuff style necklace for ages but none of them are what I want! They look so elegant and chic with a plain outfit xx

    beautyembraced.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yes, I love how plain they are. Asos have some nice ones x

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  8. Omg i love these trousers and have been looking for them for a while but they're hard to find! Are they comfortable? Love the cuff necklace with them too :) x

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    1. Yeah they're really comfortable. I thought they'd be stiff but they're fine! :) x

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  9. I love that barry m nail varnish! Also heard a lot of good things about the lancome mascara, will have to read your review!
    Shame the kleenex eye wipes didn't work for you :/
    P.s You have a beautiful blog and i'm your newest follower :)

    Kia x

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    1. Thanks so much, I love yours too especially your illustrations! Definitely try the Lancome mascara, it's fab x

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  10. i LOVE pulp friction! its part of the new range they've brought out, and it smells so soooooo larvely! your favourites really are helpful! followed! :)
    xxxxxxx

    allthatjazzle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks lovely! I used it again today - I'm silky soft and smooth x

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  11. I love the Lancome mascara too! I've tried about 3 different Lancome Mascaras and loved them all. I've not heard too many people mention them and I don't know why, there amazing! :) x

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    1. Yes, I've always thought that, they're very underrated - Hypnose Drama is fab! Fleur de Force actually mentioned it in a video today and said she didn't really like it but I totally disagree! x

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  12. I love your Zara jeans!! Your blog is so cute! I'm glad I found it :) newest follower.. come back and visit me :)

    xo from Canada,

    iambornlippy.blogspot.com

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