Saturday, May 5

April Favourites

It's been a long time since we last spoke! I have been trying out quite a few new products recently, so I thought I would share them with you! I have 8 products to show and tell. If you can recommend any of your favourite products to me- please leave a little comment below! I'd love to know what you're loving. 

Philosophy 'The Present', Caudalie Beauty Exilir, Dainty Doll Foundation, Bed Head Totally Baked

Philosophy 'The Present': I have been using this as my daily makeup primer for the last few months and although my skin has been terrible, it has been helping my makeup cling to my face like a koala to a tree. This has a similar texture to Benefit's The Porefessional, but more long lasting. It has become an essential in my daily routine and I wouldn't go without it!

Caudalie Beauty Elixir: This seems to be a cult favourite amongst bloggers at the minute, and you can't go a day without seeing someone mention it on Twitter. I finally broke to the peer pressure and picked it up from Feel Unique ;) I don't actually like the smell of this, but I do love the refreshing feeling after spritzing it over my face. I will update you soon on whether it has made a difference to my skin.

Dainty Doll Foundation: You will never find a foundation more suitable to pale skin than this. It's practically white, just like me! Dainty Doll is a makeup brand designed by Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud, and although I can't stand the girl I really love this foundation. I mix it with a small drop of Bourjois Healthy Mix and it gives a medium coverage that's easily buildable. I wouldn't recommend this for super dry skin types as it does clinge to dry patches.

Bed Head Totally Baked: I love products that smell great, and you can't get much greater than lemon meringue. Yes, you read that right.. this smells like lemon meringue!! It also adds insane volume to the roots, but I mainly use it for the smell ;)

NARS 'Modern Love' Palette, Figs & Rouge Balm, Kleenex Shine Absorbing Sheets, L'Occitane Hand Cream

NARS 'Modern Love' Palette: I bought this palette from ASOS a few months ago, but couldn't find it after moving house (I moved house!!). Thankfully I found it and have been loving the top three shadows. The light peach shade is a little more peachy version of MAC's Naked Lunch and has a much better texture. I was in two minds about buying this at first, but the quality of the eyeshadows is insane. I would recommend them to everyone!
Figs & Rouge Balm: I received this in my April Glossybox and have been obsessed since opening it. Mine is in Peppermint & Tea Tree and smells absolutely gorgeous. I even ordered another from Feel Unique in 'Sweet Geranium', which unfortunately isn't for me- the scent is a little too strong! This beauty turns into an oil when heated by the finger tips and makes my lips feels amazing.
Kleenex Shine Absorbing Sheets: These have been a staple in my college bag! If I feel I need to re-powder during the day I will use these instead/before. After trying these, I now cringe when seeing girls applying powder straight onto their shiny faces in the college toilets. I can't help but imagine the layers of gunk on their skin- foundation, powder, oil, powder, oil, powder. I think everybody should own these!
L'Occitane Hand Cream: Hand cream has always been something I have forgotten about. It was never an essential, but I found this lurking in the back of my nail varnish drawer and have been using it ever since! This is the first hand cream I have tried that doesn't leave a greasy wet texture. It's perfect if you have to use a pen/phone/computer straight away and can't wait for something to sink in. This hand cream smells great too.

I hope you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend, and do let me know if you have tried any of these products!


  1. i think i'll have to try those kleenex sheets, i'm terrible for putting powder straight over my oily skin eeew! xxx

  2. Good to see ya, Sophie! I love my Figs & Rouge balm, the Kleenex sheets and the L'Occitane hand creams :) x

  3. A lot of lovely products I really want to try now :) I've got a figs and rogue lip balm in sweet geranium and I'm not fond of the scent of it either :| but I might try and use it if its really moisturising :) xxx

  4. I love the sound of that bed head product, I love the sound of pretty much everything to be honest haha, might look into some dainty doll products having the skin tone of a ghost that I do xx

  5. The Caudalie elixir is definitely on my wish list. I agree, not a huge fan of the smell, but I must admit it's grown on me. I keep spraying it on myself at Boots. Great faves. xx

  6. In LOVE with my Caudalie beauty elixir at the moment, I didn't believe the hype at first but my skin has never felt to refreshed and clear! (:

  7. Would you say the primer is good for pores? I have pores on my nose and I hate the way my foundation looks on my nose, it's not really bad but just one of those things that annoys me lol, I tried the Porefessional at Benefit the other day and can't say I noticed any difference, the lady put it on over my make up as she said you could use it like that, she also put it under my eyes as I am older and need something for those little pesky lines!! But I honestly couldn't see any difference :( Just wondered if you found it much better as you likened it to the Benefit Porefessional. Thank you :) xxx

  8. Great favourites, I really want to try out the dainty doll foundation since I'm so pale, like I need any more foundations though!


  9. I LOVE the Kleenex absorbing sheets. I carry them around all the time. :)

  10. Ive searched all over for the Kleenex sheets - always sold out :o( i will keep hunting them down. I love the Caudalie Beauty Elixir so nice.

  11. So cute, I use a lot of these products!



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