Without meaning to be the 'Oh, isn't this year going SO fast' guy- isn't is surreal that we're already in April?! This year seems to be flying by, and to think that we're nearly at the end of Spring is a little mind blowing- either way I'm more than ready to start parading around bare legged and my definite favourite of this month has without-a-doubt been the temperature increase- dork Liv to your service. But back to why we are here! In terms of beauty, this month has definitely been a balance of discovering new favourites and rediscovering the old.

Monthly Favourites April
(1. Lush Bubble Bar Carrots, Rimmel Exaggerate Liner, 3. Soap and Glory Glow All Out, 4. Kadalys Banana Balm, 5. Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial, 6. Essie Polish in Ballet Slippers, 7. La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo, 8. Marc Jacobs Honey, 9. Sephora Lip Stain in 01)

For example, the Rimmel Liner, Marc Jacobs Honey (summeriest scent ever) and Sephora lip stain have been three long time beauty staples- and well, never really left my make up bag, just came to the forefront again (which all sounds far more dramatic than it should). I also branched into the world of highlighters, with this Soap & Glory number giving my pale face a Twilight esque glow, which was certainly aided by having clearer than normal skin thanks to the they-say-it's-amazing-and-it-really-is Effaclar Duo- which has kept my spots at bay (and then banished them when they actually made an appearance). Also in terms of skin care, I've been head-over-heels for the Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial- which, considering my nose has been extremely dry due to excess nose blowing (glam, I know), has cleared up any dry coldy skin and helped me on my baby-smooth way again- with the Kadalys Banana Balm sorting out any dry lip situs too. Last but not least need I even justify the Bubble Bar Carrots? Adorable. Easter. Bubble. Bath. Makers. Amazing.

Monthly Favourites April
(1. Violet Magazine, 2. Boomf Marshmallows, 3. Ray Ban Glasses, 4. ASOS Magazine, 5. Easter Eggs, 6. Gino's Pasta, 7. J Crew shirt, 8. Everyday Sexism)

In terms of more 'general' likes this month, it seems reading material has made a bit of a spectacle of itself- with Leith Clarks 'Violet' being my new MUST-buy the second I'd heard it had arrived at newsstands (and it's as beautiful as you'd imagine too), ASOS magazine featuring an exciting little trip I had to Ireland with them (post coming this week), Gino's Pasta supplying two of my new favourite dinner time dishes (does this really surprise anyone? Really?) and Laura Bates' Everyday Sexism being one of the books I'm most excited to read over the next couple of weeks (it just warranted being in this post as I'm such a huge fan of the Twitter account). On top of that I have also become an official glasses wearer, meaning a proper pair of specs was a totally viable purchase IMO- along with erm, the coolest printed shirt to wear them with (just look at it)! Finally, would an April favourites be complete without Easter egg mentions? Probably not- so they get one too ; )

What have you been loving this month? Let me know!

x
Without meaning to be the 'Oh, isn't this year going SO fast' guy- isn't is surreal that we're already in April?! This year seems to be flying by, and to think that we're nearly at the end of Spring is a little mind blowing- either way I'm more than ready to start parading around bare legged and my definite favourite of this month has without-a-doubt been the temperature increase- dork Liv to your service. But back to why we are here! In terms of beauty, this month has definitely been a balance of discovering new favourites and rediscovering the old.

Monthly Favourites April
(1. Lush Bubble Bar Carrots, Rimmel Exaggerate Liner, 3. Soap and Glory Glow All Out, 4. Kadalys Banana Balm, 5. Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial, 6. Essie Polish in Ballet Slippers, 7. La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo, 8. Marc Jacobs Honey, 9. Sephora Lip Stain in 01)

For example, the Rimmel Liner, Marc Jacobs Honey (summeriest scent ever) and Sephora lip stain have been three long time beauty staples- and well, never really left my make up bag, just came to the forefront again (which all sounds far more dramatic than it should). I also branched into the world of highlighters, with this Soap & Glory number giving my pale face a Twilight esque glow, which was certainly aided by having clearer than normal skin thanks to the they-say-it's-amazing-and-it-really-is Effaclar Duo- which has kept my spots at bay (and then banished them when they actually made an appearance). Also in terms of skin care, I've been head-over-heels for the Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial- which, considering my nose has been extremely dry due to excess nose blowing (glam, I know), has cleared up any dry coldy skin and helped me on my baby-smooth way again- with the Kadalys Banana Balm sorting out any dry lip situs too. Last but not least need I even justify the Bubble Bar Carrots? Adorable. Easter. Bubble. Bath. Makers. Amazing.

Monthly Favourites April
(1. Violet Magazine, 2. Boomf Marshmallows, 3. Ray Ban Glasses, 4. ASOS Magazine, 5. Easter Eggs, 6. Gino's Pasta, 7. J Crew shirt, 8. Everyday Sexism)

In terms of more 'general' likes this month, it seems reading material has made a bit of a spectacle of itself- with Leith Clarks 'Violet' being my new MUST-buy the second I'd heard it had arrived at newsstands (and it's as beautiful as you'd imagine too), ASOS magazine featuring an exciting little trip I had to Ireland with them (post coming this week), Gino's Pasta supplying two of my new favourite dinner time dishes (does this really surprise anyone? Really?) and Laura Bates' Everyday Sexism being one of the books I'm most excited to read over the next couple of weeks (it just warranted being in this post as I'm such a huge fan of the Twitter account). On top of that I have also become an official glasses wearer, meaning a proper pair of specs was a totally viable purchase IMO- along with erm, the coolest printed shirt to wear them with (just look at it)! Finally, would an April favourites be complete without Easter egg mentions? Probably not- so they get one too ; )

What have you been loving this month? Let me know!

x

28 comments:

  1. You're so right, I can't believe it's April already! Wasn't Christmas like yesterday?
    Love your favourites, reminded me I need to get my hands on some Sephora Lip Stains!

    Sarah xx
    www.coloursofautumn.com

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  2. I am completely in love with shirt!!

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  3. Great picks and I wouldn't know what I would do without the Effaclar Duo, it improved my skin so much!

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

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  4. I want a twilight-esk glow! Going to have to get myself that soap and glory hi-lighter, great post :)
    http://littlebirdie17.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Essie Ballet Slippers is such a lovely shade! I really enjoy wearing Essie nail polishes. I'm about to paint on Essie Absolutely Shore right now! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  6. love the blusher!!!

    xx

    daniella

    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  7. Ah what a lovely round up! I love La Roche Posay Efflaclar Duo - such a life saver :)

    Kate | The Minted Beauty

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  8. The Lush Bubble Bar Carrots look so cool. I want to try them out now lol X
    thefashion-junkie

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  9. 5,6 and 7 are some of my favourite beauty products which I use on daily basis :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  10. That shirt is amazing - such a cool pattern. However easter eggs are definitely the most important part of the month - any excuse to eat chocolate!

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  11. It is pretty scary how fast it's going. That Rimmel Liner is also my favourite liner too and has been for donks! Hope it's getting hotter across the pond for you, excited to see all your summery outfits.

    mood-box.blogspot.com

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  12. I was excited to see you'd bought the Everday Sexism book, I follow on Twitter too. It can be so upsetting but very eye-opening too. I always use it as a reference if anyone ever tries to tell me sexism doesn't exist "anymore" or that it isn't that big of a deal. I love that J Crew shirt as well!

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  13. The shirt looks great, so extraordinary! I need to get my hands on the Effacler Duo asap, everyones talking about it! :) x

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  14. I didn't know Lula had been replaced by 'Violet' :O I'll have to give this magazine a go! x

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  15. I've been loving the Effaclar Duo too, such a great product :) xx

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  16. That Soap & Glory highlighter looks so good! Loved your favourites.
    www.jadeddaily.co.uk

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  17. i've definitely been loving my skincare this month including the effaclar duo, such a saviour !
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. The bath bombs look so good and I'm a permanent lover of any of the Marc Jacobs scents! x

    www.dizzymisselizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. That J Crew shirt is AMAZING! I love the way you lay out your pictures, great favourites!x

    Lauren Evie

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  20. I really need to try LRP's Effaclar Duo! And the J Crew shirt is fab x

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie

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  21. I loveee the lush bubble bar carrots! Also loving the J Crew shirt! Xx

    Vividlondon.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. great picks! It seems everyone's loving Lush at the minute x
    http://my--socalledlife.blogspot.com.es/

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  23. I have Marc Jacobs Honey and it really is so lovely and summery... I can't wait xx
    http://hollyredd.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Love this post and great to discover your blog!

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  25. Ooh some lovely picks here! I love reading these points, I always discover new things to read/buy :D

    www.violetdaffodils.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

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  26. I really need to get my hands on the Everday Sexism book! And I love essie's ballet slippers too xx

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

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