Alas we have made it to May, which means it’s time for my April Beauty Favorites! April contained as many intangible favorites as it did tangible products. Yet, while I can’t photograph sunshine and warm temperatures (just pretend they’re here), I can take pictures of lipstick and mascara…which obviously are monthly favorites. I mean, DUH! Don’t you know me at all? 😉
Seriously though, the longer sunny days and warmer weather brought me immense joy all month long! There’s something so beautiful about arriving home from work while it’s still light out – taking a long walk, enjoying a yoga session and even hitting the kitchen while it remains sunny! Daylight definitely boosts my mood. So does being able to step outside without fear of freezing my butt off, even with a heavy coat on and pre-warming my car for a half hour in the morning. Yes, while I enjoy the seasons to an extent – I also really appreciate life above 50 degrees!
Weekends in the sun are another favorite. If you follow me on Instagram you will notice a recurring theme of me ‘poolside’ in the sun. Cannot wait till I’m actually poolside! But enough raving about the weather, here are my physical favorites:
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner
This isn’t so much of a monthly favorite as it is a lifetime favorite. I picked this up I think back in February and have been loving it ever since! It’s always those daytime favorites that sometimes I forget because they become some ingrained in my routine that it’s second nature. But this is hands down the best felt-tip liquid liner I have ever used. Period. What is it about Stila that always hits it out of the park? Awesome!
L’Oreal Lash Out Butterfly Mascara
If you read my full review on this mascara, you know I’m very taken by it. It’s really one of my favorite drugstore mascaras! So so good at fanning out your lashes for volume and that gorgeous ‘fluttering’ effect. If you’ve yet to try this, I highly recommend it!
MAC Cosmetics ‘Dreaming Dahlia’ Lipstick
Dreaming Dahlia of the Fantasy of Flowers Collection has received a lot of ‘airtime’ on Dream in Lace, and with good reason. It appeared in my Nordstrom Haul and in my 5 Must-Haves for Spring! It’s such a gorgeous shade of orange, and more subtle than say Morange as it is of the Lustre range – so is beautifully sheer. Here’s a picture of me modeling it.
Six Feet Under
When it comes to television series, Six Feet Under is a huge favorite of mine. It’s one of those shows that was sort of a game-changer for me. As in, it managed to really etch out a new way of looking at life. In April I pulled out my box-set which has been creating dust for a while, and totally rediscovered my love for all things Fisher & Sons. Beautiful show!
Clinique ‘Pink Chocolate’ Eyeshadow Quad
I mistakenly thought that I had written a full review of this quad, but apparently it only appeared in this haul (includes swatches). So, allow me to state here that I LOVE this quad. Mostly I skip over the pink shade in favor or the beautiful matte browns for a quick basic look, but it’s also nice to have the pink shade to pop in for a mix-up or an interesting highlight. I’ve never used Clinique eyeshadow before and this has me wanting to pick up more quads from them because without question, products like this make getting ready in a snap possible!
OPI ‘Live.Love.Carnaval’ Nail Lacquer
I am so into nail polishes that it’s pretty rare that I wear the same shade more than once in a month. OPI‘s Live.Love.Carnaval, however, has not only been worn repeatedly…but I currently have this both on my fingernails and my toes! If that’s not a testimony for greatness what is? The formula is incredible! Super pigmented and creamy, but also incredibly long-lasting. Definitely snatch this up while it’s still out there because it’s the perfect orange/pink for summer! (Here’s a picture of it on my nails.)
Lancome Visionnaire Advanced Skin Corrector
After months of lusting after Visionnaire in high fashion magazines, I finally bit the bullet and picked up the Spring set. And I’ve been loving it! I have an obsessive hate of the pores around my nose. People tell me I’m being too hard on myself and they’re not that bad, but they nag at me endlessly. Since using this, I can’t say they’ve completely disappeared, but I have noticed they’ve diminished. I’ve also noticed the dark circles and redness I usually wake up with in the morning aren’t as bad/are now nonexistent.
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in ‘Peach Satin’
We all get a bit more ‘blushy’ in the spring, and while I’ve been loving several – this ones my current favorite. It’s a gorgeous peach/coral and when stippled lightly on the cheeks, is quite lovely for daytime. It’s subtle, yet also eyecatching. The Dream Bouncy blushes in general are always good, but this one stands out because it’s the perfect peach!
I think this is the first music favorite I’ve ever shared, but like for real I’m obsessed with this album. It’s probably the only full album I heard in the month of April as I could not stop listening to it! Every single track is so, sooooo good! This is a must get!
And there we have it. The beauty and life-things I was loving through April! As always, if you are also a Beauty Blogger please share your April favorites with me. They’re my favorite posts to read!
What things were you loving this month?