Monday, 5 May 2014

April Favourites

Where has this month gone I ask you? It was only yesterday when I realised the date. Mental. This month in short has been my busiest month so far, not only work wise but blogger wise too! I've met some amazing bloggers this month; Sophia (tattooedtealady.com) Lauren (porcelainqueen1) Marissa (mambomelonx) and Emily (recipesandreviews.co.uk). It feels great to have met these girls in person and already I feel like we've known each other for years! So after a non-stop blogger month, let's crack on with my monthly favourites!















Nelsons Pure & Clear Anti-Blemish Facial Wash - My staple skin care product for April! This is a new product that Sophia recommended I bought when we went shopping at the beginning of the month. I've been using this twice a day everyday, therefore I feel I can provide you all with some valuable feedback. First of all, the smell is fantastic; spa like but super fresh at the same time. It's really invigorating and I could actually see and feel a difference after about 10 days of using it. It uses natural seaweed as a base, to help clear all those nasty impurities, whilst still being able to sooth and restore your skin. A must have! Holland & Barrett £7.45

Urban Decay Spray- So this was something I'd been after for ages, just I hadn't had time to visit a counter. So when I met up with the lovely Lauren and Marissa in Sheffield recently, we popped into Debenhams where we stumbled upon Urban Decay. Therefore this was a must buy purchase, of which I bullied Lauren into purchasing it too! The concept of it is quite simple; you just spray it onto your face and it acts like a hairspray. By that I mean it holds your make up in place for several hours. You can also spray a tad onto your make up brush before dipping into an eye shadow which makes it more vibrant. House Of Fraser £20.

Chanel Coco Shine Lipstick - This is an old love of mine. Chanel is known for being a luxurious and sought after brand and I absolutely adore their range of lipsticks. This one in particular is part of their Rouge Coco Shine Hydrating Sheer Lipshines. I own the colour Effronte no.72 and find this really complements my natural lip colour and looks very chic when applied. I wear this for special occasions only now as I'm nearly out and I just feel this lipstick needs the red carpet rolled out for it whenever I wear it. Boots £25.

Burts Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm - Another product that Sophia advised me to purchase, of which she at the time 'seriously, you'll be addicted to this by the end' and she was right! I put this on first thing in the morning, during the day and before I go to bed. I love it. It has a lovely deep rose tint to it which doesn't colour your lips, instead it brings out your natural lip colour. My lips feel nourished and ever so soft. Great for applying before you put on your favourite matte lipstick! Holland & Barrett £3.69.
















Mac Eye Shadows in Vanilla and Haux - These two colours go together like Beyonce and Jay-Z, like a brush to your face powder, like jelly and ice-cream...you get my drift. They are both matte shades and look simply stunning on the eye. The vanilla is an everyday shade that I use pretty much everyday..I use this on the inner corner of my eyes to brighten them, as a base to create an every day natural look or I use it to create a dramatic smoky eye. A staple in any mac palette. Next is Haux, one of the most beautiful shades I own, it's a soft muted rosey brown, which can be used in so many make up looks, whether you want a neutral everyday look or if you want to rock a dark brown smoky eye. It's the shade I've used pretty much everyday. Love it. Debenhams £10.00

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation - My shade is Beige Ivory - I've been using this foundation more this month over my Illamasqua Skin Base and I'm just in love with the finish. It gives you that dewy full coverage look which really flatters your skin. The formulation in quite thick but you only need a small amount to start off with, of which you can then judge if you want to add more and build it up. I also love the fact this comes in a tube so you can really squeeze every last bit out and get your money's worth as this is an eye watering £32. It's so worth it though. However if you don't want to take my word for it (and trust me, I'd be way happier if you didn't!) instead, go and get colour matched at your local counter and take away a sample pot and try if for yourselves! House Of Fraser £34.

Love At First Blush - Soap & Glory














Soap & Glory Blush - This is something I bought back in February when Boots had it's 3 for 2 offer on, and Oh My am I glad I bought this! It's not only super pretty when applied onto your cheeks but the product and packaging is really cute. The packaging is lightweight, pink and in typical soap and glory style, slightly vintage looking! It has a magnetized lid, so no fumbling about trying to get your nails in-between the grooves to open the lid and a lovely big mirror in the roof. The actual product is stunning to look at, it has several different panels of pink and rose tones and two separate panels of a highlight. Therefore with one sweep of your brush you have collected a multitude of colours that just settle onto your cheek bones in the most flattering, and subtle way. Just beautiful. Boots £11.

Favourite Blog in April - My favourite blog this month has to be  +Belle B (click here for her blog!) Belle is such a beauty and so is her blog! I actually find myself trawling through all her posts and coming across pretty much every product I own, so I know whenever something new comes out that she likes - I'll love it too.

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That's it from me and my monthly favourites. Leave me a comment down below letting me know if you've enjoyed this! I know I have. As always you can follow me on twitter, instagram and bloglovin So share the love people!


As always, It's been a pleasure. 

Char

xXx

14 comments:

  1. Ooo that Blush...so beautiful!

    Hannah xxx
    http://adayinthelifeofanortherngirl.blogspot.com

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  2. I LOVE this, thank you so much again gorgeous! So glad I met you and found your blog :)

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  3. Hi Charlotte, I've just come across your blog and love it. Also a huge fan of love at first blush. I've followed you on Bloglovin and would it if you could check my blog out (I'm new to this).

    Katie xx

    http://lifeaccordingtokatiee.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you lovely, I certainly shall do :) xxx

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  4. aww Can't wait till we get to meet! Love your posts and you are so lovely! That blush looks amazing as does your chanel Lipstick! <3

    My April Favorites video is here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFj7i3PSchQ

    Lucie xx

    Fatbeautyx // My Youtube Channel // Vote For Me

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    1. Aww you're too sweet hun!!! I can't either - I'm sure our paths will cross soon!! Loved the video xxx

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  5. Yey yey I'm a favourite! I love the look of that blush I soooo need to get on the soap and glory hype! Great post as always :D xxx

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    1. You're always a favourite lovely!! You really do, some of their products I don't particularly like but others are great xxx

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