{Favorites} April 2013

I feel that my favorites increased quite a bit from last month, and I'm still loving everything that was featured in March. Some of these are old items, the cuticle cream and the pallet, but most are relatively new!

When I got a hair cut back in March, my hairstylist introduced me to an awesome volumizing product, Redken guts 10. This adds volume to my hair without weighing it down or making it to greasy - truly a weight less product. I've been using this every time I style my hair when freshly washed. The thing I really like about this is how precise the application of this product is. Even though the texture is a mousse it doesn't have the typical nozzle, but a sprayer much like a hair spray. Next up is another item for the hair and the final hair product for my favorites. I'd been skeptical about purchasing the Tangle Teezer, thinking it was a gimmick product and why change the normal hair brush? Well to quail these thoughts of mine I purchased the Tangle Teezer and put it to the test to see if my thoughts were indeed true. Well as you can tell they were wrong! This is such an awesome tool, that truly leaves you hair tangle and knot free. I use this on wet hair, which is when the hair is most vulnerable to breakage, and the hair loss and snagging has been tremendously reduced. I still use my other hair brush, but it is reserved for when my hair is dry. If you are wondering where you can purchase this in the States you can try Amazon.com. Sally's used to have it in store, but only offer it online now. Amazon's price is generally a bit cheaper than Sally's price especially when including shipping.

The next section I'd like to touch on is on nails. I had a very big presentation at the end of April and it had me super stressed out and worried. As a result I barely had any time to take care of myself let alone my nails. So for the majority of the month my nails have been quite bare save for the occasional application of OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthen. I really like how solid my nails have become since using this product. I still would like to try the moisturizing formula as I think that might help with some of the dryness I have in my nails that could lead to breakage, but so far the original one is doing a fantastic job. My nails seem to be growing strong and well, so I'm pretty pleased with the results. The final nail product for April is the Burt's Bees Cuticle Cream. This smells incredible and really does save my cuticles from becoming overly dry. I really do have dry skin all over so this is a real life saver for my cuticles. I generally have been able to apply this when I'm studying, I just let the cream set on my cuticles while I'm reviewing and then rub it in after a few minutes.

Okay, so my makeup favorites kind of exploded compared to last months. Where to start? Well I supposed I could start with the Urban Decay Naked pallet. I don't think there is a whole lot to explain with this pallet because so many others have already shared their thoughts on it. It's just a great neutral pallet for overall looks. A new product that I have started to enjoy has been the Milani Infinite Eye. This is a long lasting and very pigmented liquid eyeliner. The brush is a bit tricky in the application, but once you grow accustomed to it the product becomes an instant favorite. Moving onto face products I'll start with the Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Concealer. I have this in 205 and it's great at covering those dark spots under the eye and doesn't crease. The final two products are a duo and I think they work really well together. The Revlon Nearly Naked makeup foundation is a really nice and weightless feeling foundation. I don't like wearing heavy foundation throughout the day so this is a great choice. There isn't a lot of coverage with this so if you are looking for that this foundation isn't for you. The powder is a complement to this foundation and really helps the wearing and longevity of this. I have not tried the powder with other foundations or bases so I can't speak in terms of that.

Wheew! That seemed like a lot of favorites for April. What were your favorites for April?

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  1. Nice favorites :)
    LOVE the Naked Palette. I have the same Burts Bees tin, even though now I use it for my lips, it works wonders. xx

    1. I have never considered it for my lips! I shall try with a new tin soon! Thanks :]

  2. The Naked palette is such a classic now, it's really an amazing eyeshadow palette. I really want to try Revlon's new foundation but it hasn't hit the shops where I live yet. OPI Nail Envy has been on my wishlist for a while as well - don't think I've read a single bad word about it :)

    1. Awesome! Do you know when it's going to be available? I know even here the shade range is limited, I've heard that should change once it's more permanent. Hopefully that means you'll get the entire range when we do!

  3. I love the naked palette and revlon foundation!!


    B xx

  4. The Naked Palette and Tangle Teezer are amazing!

    Kimberley x


  5. Great list! Love "NAKED" palette! :)

  6. a tangle teezer <33 i've heard so much about them but i just bought my first one on my germany trip on friday lol. love it so much:) mine is pink and has a heart shape haha. the naked palette looks so beautiful, i know so many who use it but i don't own it... yet:)
    hope you had a great weekend!
    lots of love xx

    1. I know which one you are talking about, I was thinking about getting that one, but went for the Original! I think the best part of the naked palette is the convenience factor of so many nice neutrals together, but you can achieve that with other palettes. :]

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    1. Oh cool, I haven't tried the Naked2 yet. I've heard it's awesome!

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  9. Great post and you have alot of my favorites in there as well! I have to say that the Tangle Teezer is a game changer!



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