Thursday, 2 May 2013

April Favourites 2013

Another Month has pretty much flown by and I can't believe its already May. I love this time of the year as It's when the weather starts to get colder and I know many people hate Autumn/Fall weather but I LOVE it.
The days are getting colder and It's starting to rain more and I'm starting to crack out my winter wardrobe.

Yesterday I had rare few minutes of complete sunshine so I tried to take as many photo's for my upcoming Blog posts as it going to be harder and harder to get some decent sun exposure but I managed to organise all my Monthly Favourites for April so here they are.

Makeup  Favourites 

Lorac Unzipped Palette
- I recieved this for my Birthday (see here) and have had a lot of trouble putting it down since. I absolutely love this. The quality of the Eyeshadows are amazing and I love how Warm toned the palette is as my complexion is Olive and I can get fairly tan I often like to choose more Warm Neutral colours as they best suit me and most Neutral eyleshadow palettes have either a good mix of both or lean more to the cool side. This palette is going to be featured in my next Addcited to Neutral Post so look out for that soon (hopefully tomorrow).

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder - I've heard alot about this powder and I decided to pick it up when priceline had a GWP offer a while back but I never used it as I had so many powders but I recently took it out and started using and and so far I have no complaints. I like how this keeps my skin fairly matte without making it look to cakey and powdery.

Arbonne Triple Action Mascara - I Received this product for review recently (see my review here) and have been loving using it. It has a super big brush that helps coat all your lashes and does a very nice job of adding Volume to the lashes but I'm not one to use a mascara alone so I have been pairing it with my Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara which I also love. The Loreal mascara is Amazing and one of the very few Mascara's I own that I can wear alone every other mascara I like to pair up. I don't know if they sell this mascara is Australia? (let me know if its sold here) I haven't seen it in store but I got mine from Amazon for about $6.50 and I plan on getting some more as I think this is my new HG drugstore mascara.

Essence I <3 Stage Eyeshadow Primer  - This is another thing I got for my Birthday and I have been using it everyday since. I kind of wish I didn't like this so much as I know it has been discontinued and I dont think its available anywhere or I would be buying the entire lot. This is one of the best eye primers I have used but lukily I have quite a few other really great ones for when this runs out.

Physicians Formula Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner - I got this in a set of 3 (for blue eyes) when Physicians Formula had a 50% off sale at Priceline. This eyeliner is really nice and smooth and I am OBSESSED with bronze eyeliners after watching this video by Shaaanxo on Youtube and this has pretty much become my go to everyday eye look (I just use similar eyeshadows I own).

Maybelline Hyper Glossy Liquid Eyeliner - I bought this early on this month when and I'm pretty sure this is new product from Maybelline. I'm still getting the hang of using this as I'm not the best when it comes to Liquid Eyeliner I like sticking to the felt tip pen like ones as I feel I have better control over them but this is great it really does give a super glossy look the only issue I have with it is that it gets all over my eyelashes and I generally have to try and clean it up as my Mascara doesn't apply well over it (if that makes sense)

Skin, Hair and Body Favourites

Palmolive Body Butter Coconut Scrub - I love Body Scrub type washes and I love Coconut so this is pretty much the best thing Ever. This product has been a Favourite of mine since I first bought it which was sometime last year but I ran out and for some reason I never purchased a new one until now and I was kindly reminded why I love it so much.

Frederic Fekkai Technician Color Care Conditioner - My sister bought one of these from Cosmetics Now and she feel in love with it and convinced me to try it and I'm glad I did as I love this. This conditioner smells amazing (kinda like fruity bubble gum. It has a super thick consistancy and doesnt need to much to coat the ends of your hair but it leaves my hair feeling so silky and soft and super hyrdrated without weighing it down and the scent of the conditioner lingers for quite a while.

Formula 10.0.6 Keep Your Cool Breakout Calming Mask - I can't remember who but someone recommended this product to me and I really wish I can remember who it was because I am so glad I bought this so THANK YOU to whoever it was. Lately I have been having an issue with minor breakouts so I used this almost every day for a week and now I use it about 3 times a week and after the first day I noticed a huge difference with my skin it really did calm down a lot. The other thing I love about this is how easy and fuss free this is to use. All you do is apply a thin layer of this gel mask to freshly cleansed skin leave in on for up to 5 mins then just gently massage the left over gel into your skin and that's it. I usually use this at night time. This is a Peppermint Gel Mask so if you are not very fond of Minty Scents (which I happen to love) then I wouldn't recommend this to you.

Nails Favourites

I have 2 nail polish favourites this month and both were featured in my Mint Neglected Nail Polish Post (see here) and they are China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint and Orly Ancient Jade. I have been obsessed with Green Nail Polishes ever since I can remember and lately have been on a Mint and Pastel Green Obsession and have been wearing both of these colours all month.

Non Beauty Favs

 Arrow (Tv Show)I'm a sucker for anything slightly Superhero-esque and I have been pretty much hooked on this show since I first watched it though I can admit it was a bit lame/corny to begin with like I feel they were trying to hard but now that its getting toward the end of the season it really is stepping up and I can't wait every week for the next episode and it doesn't hurt that the main guy is gorgeous and often shirtless :)

Happy Endings (Tv Show)
I have been obsessed with this show ever since I saw it being advertised as "coming soon"on Australian Tv ages ago but as usual I couldn't wait for it to start to I went ahead and caught up with America on this show and I honestly think this is one of the funniest Tv Shows currently on TV and cannot explain how much I love this show it is the closest thing to the modern day version of Friends there is. My favourite Character is definitely Jane and Brad (mainly Brad) as the token Married couple and they are by far the funniest people on the show and with a father like Damon Wayans (my wife and kids) of course Brad (Daman Wayans Jnr) is going to be a comedic genius (well in my opinion anyway).

Night Visions (Album)
 Music wise I can be a little slow when it comes to listening to new albums / bands that are on the rise but my friend has been begging me to listen to the band Imagine Dragons for quite sometime now and for some reason I was always like "yeah yeah I'll get to it" then finally I decided to listen to their album Night Visions and Woah now I regret not listening to it earlier as I can stop listening to it. I have fallen in love with EVERY SINGLE song on this album which isn't something that happens to me often the last album that I was completely obsessed with from beginning to end was Sinners Never Sleep by You Me @ Six. 

It's hard to pick a favourite song from this Album as every single song is amazing and but the one I have been listening to on repeat every night is the song Demons and it is by far one of the most amazing songs I've ever heard.

but other honorable mentions are It's Time, Radioactive and Bleeding Out.

What have been some of your favourite this month?


  1. What! I love the essence eye primer i didn't no it was discontinued! how disappointing! great favorites :) x

    1. Yes it's been discontinued and It's almost impossible to find now its such a shame Essence better bring out a similar product soon! :)

  2. That lorac palette looks amazing! I love imagine dragons two.

    jess xx

    1. It such a great Palette :) Imagine Dragons are such an amazing Band :)

  3. I need to get that coconut body scrub ASAP! Coconut is a favourite of the boyfriend and mine, so it'd be great to bring something on our trip we can both use.
    Happy Endings is such a funny show! It's a pitty about its name though, so awkward to talk about when people haven't heard of it before!0

    1. the coconut scrub is amazing. Its a body butter so its thick and moisturizing but at the same time its a scrub and it smells really good and I love that it is like permanently $4 at Kmart.

      Happy Endings has become one of my all time favourite shows there are certain episode I can watch over and over and not get sick of and yeah when I try & recommend it to people they are always like whaaat. haha but that's the same with Cougar Town such a good show that is stuck with a terrible title :)

  4. I looveee "Demons", such a good song!
    And I love the Essence eye base too! So sad about it's discontinuation :(
    And those mint polishes are so pretty!

    1. I've been listening to the song non stop this month :)
      I'm so sad I didn't jump on the essence bandwagon sooner a lot of the products I've just begun using have been discontinued its such a shame

  5. I love the LORAC palette, I wear it ALL the time!

    Jac x0x

    1. it has some of the prettiest colour in eyeshadow I've ever seen and I feel like it is so different from other neutral palettes :)

  6. The Lorac palette looks great and I also love Arrow :)

    1. the Lorac Palette is Gorgeous! and yay another person who loves arrow. Noone I know is into that show :)

  7. I loveee the Palmolive body butter, they smell delicious!!



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