Friday, April 29, 2016

April Favorites

Cue the obligatory "Where did the month go?". In less than a month, I will have graduated college and be on my way to the next chapter of my life! Lately, I've been wondering what that means about the future of my blog--I've been writing almost two years, and although I love it, lately I've been feeling uninspired. That might mean less posts, but I would hate to abandon this all of a sudden. Anyways, before I get too emotional, let's get on to what you're here for--the favorites!

Sephora Collection Dry Clean Instant Brush Spray. When I first saw this, I thought it had to be a gimmick. But after seeing a review on Beautezine, I was sold. I'm super lazy about cleaning my brushes, so this comes in handy. A quick spray (like a dry shampoo for brushes) does a quick little refresh to spot clean brushes, especially if you use the same brush for the same product every day. It extends the time between deep cleans, which I am all about. And it's pretty affordable too.
Estee Edit Pore Vanishing Stick. Earlier this month, Estee Lauder launched a new collection geared towards younger audiences. I was intrigued, but as I'm trying to cut back on buying new makeup, nothing really caught my eye. Until I tried a sample of this and had to get the full size. The concept seems kind of weird--a stick with a tinted core that you can apply before or after makeup to reduce the look of pores. But holy moly, does this stuff shrink my pores like nothing else. Of course, it's temporary, but as someone with drier skin who also suffers from enlarged pores, this makes them disappear under makeup.
L'Oreal Mythic Oil. This stuff smells seriously amazing. Like all the good things about a hair salon. It's a hair oil that I like to apply as the first step when my hair is wet, or on day-two hair when the frizzies are in full force. It's pretty weightless, so my hair doesn't look greasy, but is so so good at adding shine and reducing frizz (plus a whole bunch of other benefits).
Kylie Liquid Lip in Posie. I did a whole review on these a couple of weeks ago, so I won't get too into detail, but this has been my number one lip shade this month. It seriously lasts all day, isn't super drying, smells amazing, and this is a gorgeous rosy pink that makes my makeup look just a little more put-together.
Viseart Theory Palette in Minx. Again, this is another one that I recently reviewed, but just can't stop using. I like it so much that I ordered the last theory palette (Cashmere) that I didn't have. The six shades are so pigmented and stay all day--I keep getting compliments on my "golden eyes". If you don't own any Viseart palettes, or want a new warm-toned palette, add this to your collection.

Books: The Nest by Cynthia Sweeney, All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage, The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter

Music: Head Over Heels by Tears For Fears and God Only Knows by The Beach Boys

I hardly ever post about fashion, but just wanted to give a quick shoutout to this Scala Hat, kindly sent from Lipton Publicity. It's slouchy and lightweight, so perfect for the spring transition we are currently having--it just snowed here two days ago! When will the warm temps be here to stay?

As always, I'd love to know what your April Favorites were! Share below and let me know what you couldn't get enough of.


  1. The palette looks beautiful, perfect for an every day use. The temptation to add a Viseart palette to my collection is very tempting!

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  2. I'm loving that palette! It reminds me of fire or autumn leaves! It's beautiful!


  3. I've never tried to combine those things. Maybe you're right I am not really sure about it. I'll try to.