April Favourites ♥

This year is going so so quickly! Some amazing things have happened this month! I can confirm that I will be in America for three months this summer! I am super excited! (Any tips on travelling to the USA are very much welcome in the comments section below!). Also in April I went on my first run in a while because I want to do a half marathon soon! My time was what I wanted so this was a promising start! As well as this I have finally finished my first book since completing my degree (which ended almost a year ago!). When I completed my English Literature degree I strangely had little desire to finish a whole book as I read about 1-2 a week for 3 years. It didn’t feel like reading was a pleasure anymore but more like something I had to do in order to formulate an assignment. It wasn’t that I fell out of love with literature per-say..believe me I tried to read but could never stick with a book long enough so now I have about 7 half read books lying about my house! But I am so glad that I am finally out of this reading funk because I truly enjoy reading! It is also why I haven’t really blogged as much too because of the sheer volume of essay writing required for my degree. Fashion and beauty is my passion so I am excited to share a few purchases I have made this month…

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♥ Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip gloss shade Plums Up

My auntie is a huge fan of the Sexy Mother Pucker lip gloss range from Soap and Glory. I have always thought the lip glosses they do were really pretty shades so on a spontaneous trip around Boots I picked this one up. Once you apply it to your lips it makes them tingle as it ‘plumps them’. I don’t really know if it does make them any bigger as my lips as quite big but I do know that it is a gorgeous shade! It isn’t a sticky lip gloss and stays on a while so would for sure recommend this product. £9.00

♥ Eyelure London Exaggerate No 145 Fake Eyelashes

I needed some last minute fake lashes for a night out so bought these from Boots. Eyelure has in my opinion always been a reliable brand for fake lashes so went straight for these! There were lots of different types but I usually go for volume (when I was younger I used to wear two pairs of fake lashes on nights out!!). They were only £5.45 and came with glue. The glue is a bit rubbish but thankfully I have my own glue! Lashes great but glue not so great!

♥ Natural Collection Lip Liner Ruby Rose 

This lip liner is only £1.99 from Boots. It is really good! I needed a lip liner for my VIVA GLAM MAC lip stick as it bleeds sometimes. It is super for the price – would definitely recommend!

♥ MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

This is in my opinion an essential for any girl to have in her make up bag! Class matte red lipstick from MAC. £15.50 but well worth the price!

My May Wish List Item  – Benefit’s Brow Zings!

Eyebrow shaping kit with all the tools you need for clean, smooth, perfect brows!

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April Favourites ♥

Woo it’s that time again where I have to tell you an array of my beauty favourites this month! There are so many I could have chosen!

1) Lady Danger MAC Lipstick

 Lipstick

£15.50 online.

Love this lipstick, such a great bold colour which stays on a while. I was looking for this shade for so long! I actually bought a lipstick like this first from a little make up shop in my university town but I had to reapply it so often. This lipstick is much better!

I went shopping to Manchester recently and I was browsing the Dior make up counter (wishing I could buy every single thing) when the sales woman said to me ‘I love your lipstick – it’s Lady Danger right?’ (WHAT?!) I was completely blown away how this lady just looked at my lips and knew the exact brand and the exact name of my lipstick. It completely made my day! (to which my mom said ‘if I was wearing my Ruby Woo MAC she would have guessed that also :P).

2) Aromantic Products

Free samples.

My Flatmate makes her own beauty products and they are incredible! The shampoo smells like lavender and is perfect size if you are travelling. The moisturiser is also lavender scented. It really made my skin so soft. The lip balm is orange scented. It tints your lips also which is great because you do not need to apply any gloss/ lipstick over the top.

3) Kate Moss 107 Lipstick

Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick Wine 107

£5,49 Superdrug.

I have been wanting this lipstick for so long now and finallllly bought it! It is a deep red colour so it is better to apply it in addition to a lip liner. It is long lasting and a great value for money.

4) MAC Kohl Eye Pencil

 Eye Kohl

£14.00 online.

In recent posts I haven’t really rated this but the more I am using it the more I like it. It’s smudgable and easy to apply. I love how dark it is. It has to be topped up quite a lot though. However despite this, it is honestly the best eyeliner I have used (it’s a tough rival to Lancome’s eyeliner). My sister had a bit of an eyeliner drama before she was going out (her eyeliner went poof), so I lent her my MAC one. She applied it to her lids then took a liquid eyeliner to wing the edge out. This is such a good tip that I didn’t know before then! For a more sharper and tidier look use liquid to wing at the edges and the pencil for the lids.

5) Simple Light Moisturiser

£4.50 Boots.

This cream is incredible! I use it as an all over moisturiser not just for my face. It really hydrates my skin and I use it as a primer before applying my foundation. It makes my skin feel really fresh and so soft. The cream is not greasy or oily also which is a bonus.