April Favorites

boxytownfavoritesUltrabland Cleanser Lush reviewmaybellinegreatlashmascara.jpgThere’s a nice mix of favorites this month. I love seeing foods, apps and random things people are loving. So I decided to include them whenever I have any. Some oldies, some exciting new things. Still using Ultrabland, love this stuff. It works well with my skin. Also picked up Maybelline’s great lash mascara. The brush is narrow and has a twisty spaced out design, picture explains it better. That works well if you need to add just a little volume at the base or lower-lashes. It holds a curl well and that’s all I need most days.

DanielSandlerwatercolourblushinchicdaniel sandler water colour blush in chicdaniel sandler water colour blush in chicDaniel Sandler’s water colour blush on my wishlist since I saw them on Xuvious– an Indian blogger, she has the shade “Flush”. I have been loving the shade “Chic” which is subtle nudey peach with some silver shimmer. Daniel Sandler’s webste describes it as -Pastel-toned peach shade with silver highlights. Suits Fair skin tones as a delicate cheek colour, and a Tanned or Dark skin tone as an elegant cheek highlighter. Usually I am a bit of a wimp when it comes to blushes, but this really got me going. “Chic” is a nice mix of highlight and blush on my skintone. The shimmer, like in the picture (click to expand) is barely visible unless in direct light. bobbi brown intensive skin serum reviewBobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40bobbi brown skin serum reviewBobbi Brown’s Intensive Skin Serum. I feel like I might have sounded slightly negative when I wrote about in this post. It took me a while to find the right way to use it. I realized, the shade “honey” is tad dark for me. I don’t know if it oxidizes or just the way it’s designed, but it definitely turns slightly darker on my skin, after application. Which is why I find it unflattering to layer-up, while a sheer application looks flawless.

righteousbuttersoapandgloryKorres Lip Butter in QuinceSanctuary Spa’s Illuminating Moisture Lotion SPF 15 has faint, yet present illuminating effect. It has no shimmer, just a sheen-giving lotion with sun protection. Boots were sending random presents to people. I got the Soap & Glory’s Righteous Butter. Smells lovely like everything from them. Korres Lip Butter in Quince is a perfect spring berry pink. It photographed redder than it is though.

blueberry and almond milk drinkThis has been my to go drink this month. I can’t be bothered to eat fruits on their own, so smoothies are a nice way to get your 3 a day, or is it 5? But just look at that colour. Isn’t that pretty? I will make three to four portions, that makes things less stressful during the week.

Favorite read. If you didn’t know Sali Hughes has a column on The Guardian every Saturday – Sali Hughes on Beauty.

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4 thoughts on “April Favorites

  1. Lovely favourites! I’m a huge fan of Ultrabland as well, and I’ve been using my Korres lip butter in Pomegranate quite a lot lately as well! I really want to try the Daniel Sandler blushes! They just sound so unique.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    1. Thank you. I want all them korres lip butters! Daniel Sandler’s watercolour blushes are a joy to use, surprisingly delivered it within three days, in UK. I just checked they don’t have their sample service now, which is a shame really. Some blushers are on offer now though xx

  2. I love Righteous Butter! I’m using the body lotion version at the moment.
    Chic is so perfect for everyday, love the colours you picked. πŸ™‚

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