April Beauty Favourites

Thursday, April 30, 2015
I know I write this every month but I cannot believe that another month has gone by - where is 2015 going! I have a mix of favourites for april including quite a lot of new makeup finds as well as fragrance and bodycare. Jurlique, Yves Rocher, Bourjois, Essence, Benefit, Library of Fragrance and Urban Decay have been my favourite brands this month!

Let's start with my favourite topic, makeup! I received the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette this month and it is the first naked palette I've owned *shock horror* and I've been loving it even thought I thought it would be too pink toned but it's perfect for spring. Another new makeup find is the Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder which is one of the best setting powders I've tried, for once the rave reviews are actually right! I've been using it with the fan brush from the new Real Techniques Sculpting Set (the contour brush is great from this set too). 

Another new product to my makeup collection is the Essence Maximum Length Mascara which I was meant to use in my Essence Day to Night Blogger Challenge (here) but I completely forgot to use it! The mascara gives so much length, it is so black and it makes my lashes look fluttery and long. Onto brows, I have been using the Benefit Gimme Brow much more this month as I've loved the lighter, less bold brow look this month. 

Onto skincare and I have two gorgeous products from Jurlique which not only look so fancy and luxe but they are lovely to use. First up, the Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Revitalising Gel Lotion and the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist; both products smell lovely, they are effective and don't irritate my skin. I particularly love the balancing mist as a hydrating spray before applying makeup and to refresh my skin throughout the day. I will have a full review of these products on my blog this week!

Last but not least, I have a bodycare favourite from Yves Rocher which has been in a favourites post before! The Yves Rocher Silky Cream is one of my favourite body lotions, it smells incredible and it leaves my skin SO smooth/soft. The final favourite for April is The Library of Fragrance Baby Powder Cologne, it does smell like sweet baby powder/talc which I have been loving as a linen spray. I have recently been loving the The Library of Fragrance Thunderstorm Cologne too which is very fresh and it smell like freshly cut grass to me. Both colognes are definitely more long lasting than all of the other Library of Fragrance colognes I've tried. 

What have been your beauty favourites for the month of April? Do you own any of these products, if so do you love them as much as I do?


  1. That Essence mascara actually looks really good ☺


  2. Gorgeous photos! Like you I cannot believe that April is pretty much over. It's really scary how time flies! I have been loving Benefit's Gimme Brow this month too - although I love it every month haha. I've just posted my Monthly Faves if you fancy a nosey! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  3. This year is going so fast! I loved your April favourites! Yves Rocher is such an amazing skincare brand. I definately want to try that cream out next! x


  4. I haven't purchased the UD Naked 3 palette yet. I have the first two, which I love. I'd REALLY love to have the third one, though, but I'm on a budget now. Blech. I purchased the Maybelline "Blushed Nudes" since it's supposed to be a dupe for it, but it isn't all that great (you get what you pay for!). I can't wait until I can get that palette though!
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

  5. Lovely favorites! I need to get my hands on an Urban Decay palette! I can't wait!

    fixmeinfortyfivex.blogspot.co.uk - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


  6. The naked 3 palette is just a massive all time fave of mine too! Thanks for this post I'll have to check out the Essence mascara :)

    Serene xoxo


  7. I need that Urban Decay Naked palette!
    Love your blog layout by the way x

  8. Urban decay palettes are amazing. Seeing as this is your first palette you probably won't use any other they are the best you will ever try.
    Fashion and Beauty Tribes

  9. Great favourites! I adore the Naked 3 Palette x


  10. I am so with you - nothing beats that palette!


  11. The Yves Rocher silky cream sounds lovely! And I don't own a single Urban Decay palette but this one looks so pretty! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  12. I really like the idea of applying a hydrating spray before makeup, may have to try one!

    Oh January

  13. As a linen spray! You're a genius! I'm going to spray some on mine too, perfect!

    Corinne x

  14. Love the Naked 3 palette <3 Beautiful photo!! really enjoyed reading through your blog!
    Chloe xx

  15. I don't own any of these product (well, because I don't use make up. At all), but your entry sounded lovely and I am sure those product are/were very fun to use. I know you're probably asking about beauty related favourites, but since I don't have any I'm going to answer your question they way I can xD One of my favourites of this month was: The water of the river when I was out with my bike on a sunny day.

  16. I'm glad you finally picked up your first Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palette, the quality of the eyeshadows are amazing aren't they? I also wouldn't be sure on the pink tones, but I'm glad you've found them to be perfect for Spring.

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

  17. Love your favourites! I really, really want to try Bourjois' Healthy Balance Powder - I love their Healthy Mix foundation!

  18. All your favourites seem great! I personally adore the Naked 3 palette, to me it is the perfect palette come true :D

    Julia xx
    | http://www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk |

  19. I love your blog :D xoxo


  20. Love my NAKED 3 palette, definitely need to bring that out. xx

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  21. Bourjois Healthy Balance is just the best - use it every day :) I need the new Real techniques set in my life, I think xx

    Magpie Jasmine

  22. I recently purchased my first Naked palette and I also opted for the Naked 3, I had the same thoughts as you - too pink but it's really gorgeous and I actually find myself using it a lot.

    Thanks for sharing your favourites, you've got some great picks!

    Emma xx || Her Glamourati


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