Saturday, May 2, 2015

April Favourites

March was the month I went a little beauty crazy. I don’t know what got into me, but I was buying a lot of makeup and wearing a whole lot too. April on the other hand has been different… very different. Not only have I not purchased a single beauty item, but in general I have been using a lot less beauty products too.  So while some months feature new trendy items, this month has been a true testament to excellent every day essentials.
Clarins Instant Concealer
Dark circles have always been a problem for me and like many I’ve always struggled finding the right concealer. Many full coverage concealers get cakey under the eye, while light natural looking concealers just don’t pack enough of a punch. Then I found the Clarins Instant Concealer and darn it is by far the best concealer I’ve ever tried. If you were looking for natural, high coverage, long lasting concealer this product might be the answer to what you’ve always been looking for.
I have a whole review in depth review here.

 L'occitane Vanille Narcisse Body Milk
With a warm vanilla base and subtle floral notes Venilla Narcisse is a perfect example of vanilla meets modern sophistication. Maybe I’m slightly jaded but usually when perfumes come out with body care ranges, they lack quality and decent formulas. I can talk about bad experiences all day, but we are here to talk about Vanille Narcisse. The actual body milk formula is hydrating and light weight making it a great option for warmer months. Now with my tiny bottle almost empty, it’s time to invest in the full size.

Urban Decay Streak
This blush, bronzer and highlight compact is an excellent choice for busy mornings. All three products are bendable, pigmented and long lasting. Lately I have been wearing the highlight as an eye shadow. With its soft sheen it makes you look awake but because it’s sheer you can apply it with you finger. Yes, this month I resorted to applying eye shadows a finger… told you it’s been a lazy makeup month.

Bourjois Silk Edition Powder
Silk edition power ... I should have known by the name but this sure is silky. This light powder leaves a sheer vail of coverage on the skin. While this effectivly sets your foundation it also doesn't cling to dry patches. If you were craving a sheer setting powder, with a luxuriously silky finish, semi- matte finish and all at an affordable price check this one out!
I don't know some months favourites are filled with the new and the excited. This month however I can't shake the feeling that these are some amazing staples, that I will love forever.
What are some of your favourites this month, leave me a comment!


  1. I had that Urban Decay palette and it broke on my flight home. I was so gutted! Must repurchase :-)
    Vix Meldrew

  2. Lovely picks, Tanya! I'm definitely ultra tempted by that Clarins concealer :)