Sunday, 20 May 2012

April Favourites ♥

Hello lovelies!~ I know this is sort of late >_< but I wanted to share with you the things I've been loving for the month of April! ^-^



Blushes/Bronzer

MAC Immortal Flower, Illamasqua Katie, MAC Refined Golden Bronzer
I've featured Immortal Flower and Katie on my blog before but seriously I've been wearing these two blushes non-stop all month long. Immortal flower is limited edition but Illamasqua's Katie is permanent! I highly recommend you guys to check it out, it's the prettiest baby pink and it just gives your cheeks such a cute glow! I like that it's matte but you can always add a shimmery highlight on top. Super pigmented as well, you need very little on your brush and blends out really nicely. I want to try out the other blushes from Illamasqua, they've got some high quality products! I'm pretty sure Mac's Refined Golden Bronzer is permanent. I've been starting to wear bronzer lately as the weather's been getting really sunny. It's a warm toned brown with some shimmer but the shimmer doesn't really show up that much on the skin. It's nice but I find I have to use a light hand or it can look really dark and orangey on my skin. I like to use this with Katie blush, they look really nice paired together. I'm actually on the look out for a good bronzer, any recommendations? The new Dior bronzers they have out in their summer collecton look promising!


Naruko Narcissus Total Defense Hydrating & Firming Gel

This has been my main moisturizer for about 4-5 months. I've been using it day and night. I have to say, I've been really enjoying this! It's a great light gel moisturizer that doesn't irritate or make my skin break out. I'm actually almost done my jar so I'm going to be doing a review on this that will be up most likely early next week if your interested ^-^.


Etude House Happy Tea Time Peach Tea Cleansing Foam

Etude House always has the cutest packaging ever ^-^. I've been using this foam cleanser for about 2 months now. I love peaches and anything peach scented! The peach scent on this isn't bad but not the best I've smelt. This cleanser leaves my skin feeling super clean. I'll also be doing a review on this as well and that'll be up early next week for those of you who are interested! They've got a couple other tea cleansers in this line that I want to try out. I purchased mine from Gmarket.


Nail Polishes

Essie Play Date, Nicole by OPI "Baby" Blue
These two colors were my favourite among the other polishes I wore in the month of April. Essie's Play Date is absolutely beautiful! It's bright and super flattering on the nails and toes. Really opaque, you only need two coats for perfect coverage. Really recommended! "Baby" Blue is a pretty baby blue lol. They pretty much described it spot on. This one is opaque as well, two coats will give you perfect coverage. Don't mind my chipped nail polish, it was time to take it off but I wanted to show you guys how it looked on the nails ^-^. Received lots of compliments while wearing these colors. Recommended! "Baby" Blue should be available at your local drugstores and Play Date should also be available at local salons or nail supply stores.


MAC Bare Study Paint Pot

I've been really enjoying this paint pot! It's a shimmery champagne that works as a great all over the lid color. Super easy to wear and you don't need to use a primer. You can use a brush but I find it better just applying it to the lids with my fingers. I've just been wearing this all over the lid and then eyeliner for a really simple clean look. Great for if your on the go or on your lazy days ^-^. It is pretty shimmery though so if your not into shimmery eyeshadow, this may not be your thing. If you haven't tried MAC paintpots before, try them out!


Lipsticks/Lipglosses

MAC Frankly Fresh, MAC Watch Me Shimmer, MAC Ever Hip, Revlon Cherry Tart, Revlon Red Velvet, Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Negligee Pink 256, Dior Addict Singuliere 465


MAC Frankly Fresh - A pretty nude shade with with very fine silver shimmer/sheen to it. It's a very wearable color. I like to just wear this by itself or over an overly pale nude lipstick to give it a bit more color. Good everyday lipgloss.


MAC Watch Me Simmer - A bright coral. I've already talked about this lipstick before so I won't go into to much detail. It's such a pretty color and I feel happy when wearing it ^-^. It was released with the Shop Cook collection and then was re-released again recently. I hope you guys were able to get your hands on it!


Ever Hip - A beautiful coral pink! One of my favourite coral peachy pinks to wear. I purchased mine when it originally came out in the Liberty of London collection. I`m glad I still have a good chunk of it left. I don`t wear it much during the fall or winter but I love wearing it during the spring and summer! I think it`s such a flattering shade on all skin tones. If I remember correctly, it did get re-released recently. It`s such a popular shade that I`m pretty sure MAC will relaunch it again sooner or later.


Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Negligee Pink 256 - A soft cream pink. This is actually the first and only Dior gloss I own at the moment. I love their lipgloss formula, it applies and feels smooth on the lip, and isn`t sticky. I think most of the shades in this line have tiny shimmers but this one is a cream finish, which I like. It looks nice on its own but looks great over pink lipsticks. If your looking for a neutral pink gloss I`d recommend this shade! I`m excited to try more colors from this line =)


Dior Addict Lipstick Singuliere 465 - An adorable creamsicle pink! One of my all-time favourite lipsticks ever! It looks like a really bright intense pink in the tube but when swatched, it`s actually the most cutest baby pink ever! What`s also neat about this lipstick is that you can layer to build up the color to almost the same shade as in the tube. The formula is excellent, it applies super smoothly to the lips and it feels moisturizing, not drying at all. I actually don`t mind sheer lipsticks as long as the formula is great and the color can be built up. If your looking for a super pigmented lipstick from the get go, then this might not appeal to you. It`s a cream finish. It just makes your lips look really cute, moist, and lush =). Refer to the swatches below to get an idea of what I mean!

Swatches

Dior Singuliere, Dior Negligee Pink, Revlon Red Velvet, Revlon Cherry Tart, MAC Ever Hip, MAC Watch Me Simmer, Mac Frankly Fresh


Arm Candy

I`ve been really into stacking bracelets lately. These are a few I`ve been enjoying wearing together this month! The white pyramid bracelet along with the beaded charm bracelets are all from H&M. The blue bangles are from F21.


EOS Lip Balm

This has been my go to lip balm as of late. When I first bought this, I wasn`t too fond of it to be honest. However, as I began to use it more and more, I grew to love it! ^^! Mine is in the scent Summer Fruit but I really want to try it in the baby pink flavor (I think it`s strawberry). Sadly, I haven`t seen that one anywhere near me.


I hope you enjoyed my April favourites! I promise to post my May favourites on time ^^! I have some reviews and other goods coming up so stay tuned!
Till next time,

Mary

29 comments:

  1. thank you sweetie you've got loads of makeup! following you now <3
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    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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  2. totally envying your makeup collection... bloody australia and their expensive makeup.... mac lipsticks are around 50$ AUD here.. wth ><

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    1. thanks :) whoa that's expensive!! >_<. you should order from MAC online!

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  3. OMG SWEETIE WHERE DO YOU GET YOU STUFF I LOVE IT>> I NEED TO HIRE YOU AS MY SHOPPING EXPERT :-)

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  4. thanks for sharing ^-^ I love that Mac Ever Hip, i hope i can find that somewhere online T3T

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    1. thanks hun! ^-^ I'm pretty sure MAC will re-release it again in some future collection!

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  5. So many gorgeous things! Love the white pyramid bracelet, so chic :) I've been eyeing Ever Hip for ages, I've been trying to find approximations ever since :p Immortal Flower looks gorgeous, as does Dior Singuliere - it's the one lipstick shade I immediately gravitated towards when the new Dior Addict lippies were released :)

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    1. If I find a dupe for ever hip i'll be sure to let you know! ^-^
      yup immortal flower is super pretty as well as singuliere! i know right, it was the first lipstick that caught my eye from their collection :)

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  6. Intersting post sweetie! I was thinking...maybe we can follow each other?! XoXo

    FashionSpot.ro

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    1. thanks! ^-^ sure i'll be sure to check out your blog and follow!

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  7. OMG, I really must try out the Illamasqua blush. Do you have any others that you would reccomend also??? Haha, I was just reading throuugh your 'about me' section and woah, we have so much in common. No joke. Love pretty things....er, duh! love literature.....yessss! love cats.....i love my lil' kitty so much. Love makeup...haha definitely! Lol, I just found that interesting. Love your blog. I just followed. Please check mine out if you havee the time. xo Genevieve

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    1. thanks for your kind words hun! sorry for the super late reply, have been MIA for a while!
      Illamasqua blushes are awesome, so pigmented and smooth on the skin. I've only tried the one but I def want to pick up some more.

      I love when people love the same things as me! :)

      xoxo,
      Mary

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  8. The revlon lip butter are also my favourite ! I love them!!
    this was a nice post!!
    Btw you have a nice blog!!so I'm following you! ♥ =)
    xo

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    1. I know, they're amazing right?!

      thank you! ^-^

      xoxo,
      Mary

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  9. Cute blog! I am a new follower! Check out and follow my blog for beauty and fashion updates! :)

    -♡ Valerie Angel

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  10. love this lipstick and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

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  11. Amazing post:)
    A lot of nice stuff, love it:)
    xx

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  12. really like the lipsticks!

    xoxo milla

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  13. I LOVE your blog...Great photos!Really enjoying:)FOLLOW YOU NOW! Please check mines If you want we can follow also with bloglovin, google+, twitter and facebook?
    Come back soon to visit my blog, I'll be waiting for you!!

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  14. I love Naruko products too! and the dior addict lipstick is amazing!! :)

    I blogged about my fashion habits. You might want to check it out? have a nice day dear!

    Loves,
    www.fibieelyh.blogspot.com

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    1. Omg Naruko is awesome! I ran out of my cream, I want to try more products from there :)

      xoxo,
      Mary

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  15. oh my~~ thanks for the pretty swatches! I'll get myself MAC in ever hip! thanks thanks :D

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