I don’t know about anyone else but I am SO happy April is over. There was so much stress from finals week and the last few weeks of school I felt like April was a year-long. I’ve been neglecting to post for a while but I’ve been so wrapped up in studying that I had literally no time for anything else. Thank GOD finals are over & now I can enjoy summer. My April favorites will be very random and mostly makeup because my workouts have really been the same and I’ve been using the same stuff the past month! I’m done rambling so now let’s get into some favorites!
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation – $62 at Nordstrom
I’ve raved so much about this foundation, but honestly it’s my favorite foundation I’ve probably ever used. It’s really pricey, but I promise that it is worth ever single penny. The finish it gives your skin makes you look like you’re glowing from within and have zero flaws on your face. It gives great coverage and I don’t feel like it ever clings to any dry patches I may have on my face. I’m oily and I don’t find this to ever make me look like a grease ball, but I also set it with a powder. It lasts for a while too with a powder- without a powder I find it lasts for about 3-4 hours before I have to start blotting and touching up. I’m shade 5.5 and it matches perfectly & there is a HUGE range of shades!
Tory Burch Large All-T Leather Wristlet in Juniper Berry – $185 at Nordstrom
I love this thing! My wonderful mother got it for me after I finished school for a congratulatory gift & it’s quickly become my favorite everyday carryall! It actually fits my iPhone 6 plus and so much more! I have enough room in there for my phone, cards, ID, lipsticks, liners, lip glosses, blotting powder and any other random thing I may need. I like it because 1. the color is life – it’s freakin beautiful & 2. because I hate carrying big purses to the store, bars or any other place I may go & this cuts down on all the things I have to carry! It’s perfect for summer & I know I’ll get a ton of use out of it. Thanks mom (:
Maybelline Rebel Bloom lipsticks – $7.49 at Ulta
So I swatched these a few times and thought about buying them, but I never did because I just wasn’t sure I really loved them. So finally, I bit the bullet and bought not one, but two of these and I absolutely love them! I have the colors Blushing Bud and Peach Poppy. Blushing Bud is much more pink than what shows in the container and Peach Poppy is pretty true to color. I love these because they aren’t drying like most drugstore lipsticks and the colors are beautiful for spring & summer. If you’re looking for a good lipstick for a great price, I’d go check these out!
Cassey Ho’s Hot Body Year Round book – $12.53 on Amazon
This book is amazing! Cassey Ho is a YouTube fitness personality and she’s so motivational and inspiring! This book gives you countless workouts, recipes and meal plans – you can’t go wrong. There’s also a ton of motivational quotes in the book as well & stories she tells along the way. I love Cassey because she’s such a great soul inside & out that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to support this amazing woman! She has an amazing video on YouTube about body shaming and I really think everyone needs to watch it – so I’ll link it here!
Probably the thing I was most excited about is my new makeup vanity/workspace. I’m head over heels about it and could not be happier! It’s all from Ikea & they were all separate things (I’ll link them all down below). I have SO much more storage with this and I don’t feel overwhelmed and crowded like I did with my old vanity. If you’re a makeup hoarder like I am, you need this in your life. Table top, drawers & chair ! I’m in love with it all!
Nice Stems candle – $12.99 at Target
One whiff of this in Target & I was sold. This thing smells SO good. It’s very floral and clean smelling with not too much of an overpowering flower smells. This candle smells exactly like Peony & Blush Suede from Jo Malone. It’s hard to describe the smell but if you see this at Target, you need to get it because it’s amazing. Plus it’s soy so it’ll burn forever and won’t give off a black smoke like B&BW candles tend to do!
Sinful Colors nail polish in Sail La Vie – $2.99 at Target
This color is beautiful and just looks very pretty on the nails! It’s from the Bloom Blast collection, which has a TON of pretty colors, that recently came out. It stays on for a good amount of time as well without chipping or looking streaky. I’d definitely check the out if you get the chance!
MAC Peaches blush ($22) & MAC Prep & Prime in Radiant Rose ($26)
I put these both together because they’re both MAC products & I think they look beautiful together! Peaches is a very peachy/coral colored blush and it just looks so natural and beautiful on the cheeks. It’s the perfect color for most skin tones & I think it’ll be great for summer. I also use the prep & prime stick in radiant rose which gives BEAUTIFUL glow on top of concealer. They have different shades for different undertones, but I’m pink undertone so I got this color & it’s perfect with my skin! You just can’t go wrong with MAC!
Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in #15 Sensible – $34 at Chanel counters
I know, it’s a lot for a lipgloss, but honestly it’s more like a laquer when it goes on. It’s very thick & pigmented and gives pretty great coverage with one application. Chanel can do no wrong in my eyes and their stuff is always great quality- which is why I have no problem spending money there. It’s not sticky and it lasts a pretty long while & it smells like every Chanel product does – which is a great bonus. The shade I got is a very pretty light pink ! And has anyone seen their new packaging for these and the lipsticks?! It’s fabulous!
L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte foundation – 11.99 at Target
So I’ve heard so much about this foundation & I decided to give it a try and see what all the hype was about. Let me tell you, this stuff is high end quality, at drugstore price. It reminds me a lot of the new NARS foundation because it’s a demi matte finish and looks beautiful on the skin. I had to get two colors though which is the only downside because the color range was kind of nonexistent. But when I mix Natural Buff & Shell Beige together, I get the perfect color for my skin tone! It lasts for a pretty long time too, I didn’t have to blot or touch up for about 7 hours, which is amazing for drugstore makeup. The coverage is great too, it really covers everything & is medium coverage, but definitely buildable to full coverage! It also feels like nothing is on your skin & I didn’t think it looked cakey at all when I applied it with a beauty blender! Definitely the best drugstore foundation I’ve used in a while!
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage concealer – $28 at Sephora
This is easily the best concealer I’ve used, even better than the NARS creamy concealer, by far! It’s full coverage with one swipe and feels so weightless underneath the eyes- so basically it does exactly what the name says, even though it’s incredibly long. I think UD did an amazing job with this concealer & it doesn’t crease AT ALL underneath my eyes, even with wearing it for a while. I’m in the shade Fair Neutral and it’s perfect for me! I would recommend this stuff to everyone & if you don’t have it already, you need it now!
Jo Malone Body Creme in Peony & Blush Suede – $75 at Nordstrom
$75 for a lotion? C’mon. Really? YES! If you’ve tried Jo Malone stuff before you know there’s a reason as to why it’s so expensive. It keeps you hydrated literally for 4 days if you didn’t shower and it smells, just, omg. There’s no way to explain it correctly because it’s just amazing. This is my favorite scent she makes and I just love this stuff. It’ll last forever too because I’ve had mine since January and I still have well over 3/4 left in the jar. Definitely give her products a try!
Nike Free 4.0 in Tropical Twist w/ Swarovski Crystals – Gold Home Couture
I’m just obsessed with these things. They’re beautiful and they’re my favorite color. What more could a girl want? I got them off of the same Etsy store I got my blingy Nike gym bag from, which is linked in the description and I just can’t. She used the highest quality crystals and you can definitely tell with the way these beauties sparkle! They’re also a great price for how high demand these things are. I’ve seen some pairs go for over $300 on eBay ! Give her Etsy store some love !! She’s an amazing person!
I hope you all get some ideas on some new products you want to try from this post & let me know if you try and love any of them! Also let me know some of your April favorites! Thanks for reading (: