April 2015 Favorites

Friday, May 1, 2015

What the what?! I feel like I JUST did my last favorites...Time sure does fly! Like always, I gravitated towards/discovered a few different products this month, so let's jump right in!
a picture of Maybelline Blushing Bud, By Terry Baume De Rose in Toffee Cream, BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie in Life of the Party
Maybelline Rebel Bloom Lipstick in Blushing Bud & By Terry Baume De Rose in Toffee CreamAs I mentioned in my By Terry Baume De Rose post, I've created some of my favorite combos with these glosses, this being one of them. Sooo good.

BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Life of the Party - The other lip product I've been reaching for this month is this gloss I got in a 500 point BI reward BareMinerals kit. It's just lovely. I apply it pretty sheer cause it's REALLY pink, but I really like how it looks on me. It isn't too sticky either and it's fresh and minty and feels really comfortable on the lips and for a long time!
a picture of Maybelline Blushing Bud, By Terry Baume De Rose in Toffee Cream, BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie in Life of the Party (swatch)
Left to right : Life of the Party, Blushing Bud, Toffee Cream, Blushing Bud + Toffee Cream
a picture of Physician's Formula Air Brushing Pressed Powder, Dr. Brandt Pores No More Primer
Physician's Formula Air Brushing Pressed Powder SPF 30 in Translucent - Not gonna lie, the only reason I bought this was cause it had SPF, and I was pretty excited about that. Turns out, this is a really nice finishing powder. I've also worn it on it's own on busier days and it really helps "smooth things out". It does have a bit of tint to it even though it says translucent (they have 2 other shades), so it adds a touch more coverage too, if you're into that! I wouldn't say this helps with oil control but it does last pretty long...
a picture of Physician's Formula Air Brushing Pressed Powder SPF 30 in Translucent (swatch)
Dr.Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer - It has been HOT in Cali lately, and my skin is changing again...Oil, sweat, HUGE pores. I can't even. But my skin is still some type of combination haha If I use something mattifying all over my face, any dryness and flakes will be emphasized. What I do is apply my Too Faced Hangover Primer all over my face and then simply go over my T-Zone with the Pores No More and boom! Covered all bases. 
a picture of  Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner Primer (swatch)
a picture of Coconut Oil, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo & Conditionner
Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil - Not only have I really gotten into cooking with coconut oil, but I decided to finally take the plunge and try it on my face. I'm late to the party and I'm sure a lot of you have already tried it so I won't go on and on about this. I basically use it as a makeup remover before cleansing. It's definitely messier and "stickier" than other oils, but it's super efficient. Because of it's hydrating properties, it doesn't strip the skin and in effect I could swear it's brightening up my skin!

Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo & Conditionner -  Back in January of last year, I decided to exchange my long locks for a medium bob. It was amazing and I loved it and kept it up until the end of April or so. To my disappointment, my hair just wasn't growing as fast as it used to and I was longing to have long flowy hair again. I guess with the stress and changes it just wasn't happening. Welp, I got these for my birthday (Feb.12) and let me tell you, it has grown more since then than it had in the previous 8 months. Insanity. I only just now realized how healthy and shiny and longer my hair was! Oh it smells super nice, like all coconutty and stuff!

That's pretty much it, I've been pretty tame. Except I got so many palettes recently that I couldn't even pick a favorite for this month cause I've used them all about equally! But also assume every product mentioned with a positive review is part of my favorites haha I just don't want to be redundant!

What were your top products of April? Comment below! 

Talk to you soon!

-Val
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