[FAVOURITES] APRIL STAND-OUTS

Monday, 28 April 2014 / Leave a Comment
April favourites, monthly favourites, preferiti

There's a few drugstore products I've been coveting this month, most of them recent additions to my daily routine which have quickly become my favourites. Definitely a stand-out powder is Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot (£12), which I find really effective in keeping my t-zone shine-free throughout the day without looking cakey or too powdery. Another Soap & Glory pleasant discovery has been Hocus Pocus Instant Visual Flaw-Softening Illuminator (£13), a product I would've never even got close to if it wasn't for Katy (ghostparties.com)'s recommendation. She wrote a blogpost about it and I was so curious to try it I decided to buy it despite the fact that the words 'illuminator' and 'glow' sounded so wrong for my skin type.
God bless her, I freaking love this product. I still have to use a primer underneath as it doesn't act like that for my combination skin, but it adds such a nice natural glow to my face I can't live without it anymore. It makes any foundation I use look so much better, helping the base to go on much smoother on my face, even on dry patches I occasionally have. Now I know what they mean when they say 'a glow from within'. I couldn't recommend it more.

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream (£9,99) has been on the top of my list the whole month as well. I like how light it feels although looking highly pigmented; it covers most of my imperfections and discolorations in just one thin layer and it's perfectly buildable, if needed. I have combination skin but I find that it doesn't get too shiny during the day, it holds up quite well withoug separating because of the excess sebum on my t-zone, indeed it still looks fresh and nice by the end of the day. My Spring-makeup face couldn't be complete without a nice pop of colour on my cheeks, and the new 17 Cheek Stamp blushes (£4,99) have been perfect for that. I reviewed the two shades I own recently, click here if you0re interested. I like how they give me colour and a slight shimmer as well, for a nice healthy-looking face.

I have to mention one skincare item as well because it's helped improve the appearance and the texture of my skin a lot. i've splurged on Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control Lotion (£36) - which is unusual for me as I don't believe in miracle creams which promise to get rid of cellulite and so on. But, I must admit, this product does work wonders. I still have cellulite and dimples on my thights, don't get too excited (genetics, they say), but my skin looks and feels so much softer and smoother. I've ben using it for three weeks now and I can totally see the difference. The price is steep and I probably won't purchase it again once I'm done with this giant bottle, but I've been enjoying it as of now and using it religiously every single night.

What are your favourite products for the month of April? Any favourites to reccommend?
Let us know in the comments!
xo
Em,

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