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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

April Beauty Favourites!

What a month April has been! I'm really quite pleased that it's almost over and I'm hoping things will pick up a little in May. I only have a couple of beauty favourites because I've been keeping things really simple, but I thought they were worth mentioning because they've been working incredibly well throughout the month.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish
It seems I may have finally been converted to a cult classic cleanser that I previously didn't like at all. My skin has changed dramatically over the last couple of months, it's even more dry than usual and it's been reacting badly to a lot of products. I've been trying to keep things really simple and I decided to pick out one cleanser to stick with for at least two weeks. Has this been a miracle worker? No, but it has been gentle and it hasn't made things any worse. For now that's more than good enough for me! 
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser
Before I purchased this I read a lot of reviews. And I mean a lot! Mainly because I wasn't sure which colour would match me the best (I went with Terre Neuve and it's great) but also because this stuff is expensive! Is it a product that blew my mind with how amazing it is? No, but it's nice and there's 50ml in the tube so the price does kind of balance out. It gives more coverage than I was expecting it to and it blends in nicely without me having to do much work. With my skin being incredibly fussy at the moment, the less I have to touch my face the better - so this has been a staple in my daily routine.
Sleek Pout Polish in Bare Minimum
I mention this far too often, but for good reason - it's an all time favourite lip product. It would be absolutely perfect if it weren't in a pot, but sometimes we can't have it all. It gives a hint of nude peach to my lips whilst keeping them hydrated and feeling smooth.

Lord & Berry Lipstick Pencil in Kiss
This came in my Glossybox this month and although the colour intimidated me a little at first, it looks so pretty when used to give a hint of colour. It also looks equally as pretty when left matte, or with a little clear balm on top for a bit more shine. It's versatile and I like that. 

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What was your favourite beauty product in April? 

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  1. I really need to try the sleek pout polish, it sounds amazing!

    Sophie x | SophiesMakeupBlog

  2. Yay! I'm so glad you've been converted, my skin loves Cleanse and Polish. :)

    Tara x

  3. Lovely photos! I haven't used the cleanse and polish for a long time but I've considered trying it again. I always have problematic skin :( At the moment I'm trying a cleanser by Lush called Ultrabland. It recommends using it for a month so I'm excited to see what difference it makes!
    I have a Sleek Pout Polish but I rarely use it. Might have to dig it out now though :D

    The Lucky Patch // an art and lifestyle blog

  4. I cannot get enough of Sleek's Pout Polish - easily one of my favourite lip products of all time (I just wish it tasted a bit better, but hey, can't have it all!) As a true drugstore foundation lass, I'm becoming more and more tempted to try out Nars foundation or tinted moisturisers as I've only ever heard good things!

    Hope your skin sorts itself out soon, must be so annoying!

    Steph xx
    Lay It Bare

  5. I love that cleanser! I've been really enjoying nude lip colours in April x

    Josie’s Journal

  6. I can't say that April has been the best month for me either, I'm hoping things will pick up in May too. Sorry to hear that your skin has being causing you trouble, I've been trying to drink a lot more water recently and it's making a huge difference, so maybe see if upping your water intake will help? You do talk about that Sleek Pout Pot a lot a lot but it just makes me want to try it even more :) xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  7. I really want to try the Nars tinted moisturiser! I don't really wear foundation too often, so I think this may be the perfect product for me!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  8. The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish is just lovely. I've used it at friend's houses and really want to try it for myself.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

  9. Due to travelling I've been using C&P quite a bit this month.

    Victoria x

  10. The cleanser sounds incredible! It's something I have always wanted to try. x


  11. I agree with Joanna, water has been my top skin product this month, I'm trying really hard to keep hydrated and I'm liking the results! I love how honest you are in this post, the things sound good but not 'omg you must buy this now' amazing x

  12. Now I'd really like to try the sleek pout polish, sounds too good! :)
    My April has been pretty good, but the amount of work for uni has been such a pain, I can't wait for the semester to finish.

  13. yay i'm so glad you like the nars tinted moisturizer! i'm so in love with the stuff and it's become an every day staple. i love the finish and the fact that it has good sunscreen protection built in :)

    rachel x

  14. That Sleek paint pot looks like the perfect colour!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  15. I love Cleanse & Polish, it's something I'll always go back to when my skin is a bit stressed. The lip pencil looks like it's a lovely shade of red :) xx


  16. Some great favourites for April for sure!
    I like Liz Earle but I hate the price I tend to buy No7 hot cloth cleanser when it's on offer as I feel it does the same when my skin is irritable.
    Love that sleek product, will have to check it out next time I pass a Superdrug.

  17. I'm actually still not a huge fan of the cleaner, but if you've been converted then there is hope for me yet!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  18. The NARS moisturizer was actually a miss for me. I like their powder products way more! I wish I had more access to Sleek here in the States.


  19. Lovely post! I think I'm going to order from Sleek pretty soon so I'm looking around for what products I should get...the lip product looks so simple and nice! I think I'll add that to my list :)


  20. I love the C&P, have been a fan for so long!

    Lorna | www.studsanddreams.com xx

  21. I really hope your skin woes settle very soon. It's so difficult and daunting when going through a bad patch.

    I rather miss the Li Earle cleanser. It really turned things around for me.

    I'm really curious to try the NARS tinted moisturiser. A friend of mine just bought it and she's head over heels, which is odd considering she always hated makeup.


  22. ohh i just love the lip pencil shade ^_^ lovely products and post :)



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