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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

April Favourites 2015!

Although it has almost been a week since the start of May, I decided that I would go ahead and write my April favourites - even if it is a week late! It's not often I have products that I love enough to mention however last month there were so many products that really stuck out to me and of course I wanted to let you guys know about them!

Smashbox Colour Correcting Primer - Green
As you know (since I moan quite a bit) I have a lot of redness and dry patches on my cheeks due to a skin condition and I have tried a number of products said to improve the redness and general clarity of my skin for it to do nothing! However, being a lover of smashbox primers - and smashbox in general I decided this was worth a try and I could not be more impressed. It reduces almost all of my redness and evens my complexion. The green colour disappears almost immediately as you begin blending and is also fairly moisturising to the skin and leaves a really soft velvet like feel to the skin. It is also one of the first primers I have tried that prolongs the wear of my makeup, so that is a huge bonus. This is most definitely a holy grail primer in my eyes and I shall continue to repurchase for a very long time.

Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask
Also due to the skin condition mentioned above, my skin is very very dry and due to that I often have a problem with my makeup sinking into dry patches and even some moisturisers just sink into the dry patches! No matter how many moisturisers I tried nothing would work and eventually I gave up - until now! Origins is one of the only skincare brands I completely trust will work and they did not disappoint! It is fairly thick and is something I would only use at night time in order for it absorb. It smells like peaches and although leaves a greasy residue at first it disappears after ten minutes. My dry skin has significantly decreased with each day I use this and for now I use it every night and my skin feels much softer, hydrated and my general complexion improved.

Anastasia Brow Wiz - Taupe
So many people talk about this product that I decided I might as well try it out and gain my thoughts on this product, and I wish that I would have bitten the bullet sooner because this has changed my life - or my brow life at least. For somebody who rarely did more to there brows than a brush and was yet to use an eyebrow pencil (EVER - shameful for somebody who has a beauty blog) this was surprisingly super easy to use. You can create anything from natural brows to bold brows, and achieve it in a very natural way whilst being super easy to use.

Anastasia Clear Brow Gel
Recently I found that using my benefit gimme brow my brows were an uneven mess at the end of the day and I needed something better to hold my brows in place. I was going to go for a drugstore brow gel however on youtube I noticed that many people compared it to hairspray for your brows and that it also means you don't have to pluck as often because this basically allows you to manipulate your brows. This holds brows like no other, it leaves a crunchy texture but still looks super natural. It is quick (seconds) and easy to use and also does not effect any other eyebrow products used.

Lancome Definicils Mascara 
Lancome is a brand I associate with the elder generation, but also associate with mascaras despite not once trying one of their products. My absolute favourite youtuber (Camilla - Link here) mentioned this in her mascara routine and her eyelashes go above and beyond goals, and when she said that this was the mascara she used I was instantly surprised but I trust her opinion completely so the next chance I got I bought this. This mascara is by far the best I have tried. It lengthens and separates lashes with a single coat, and a second coat goes above and beyond what you would expect from any mascara. I honestly don't think I will be using any other mascara for a long time. Leaves lashes looking beautiful, long and voluminous.

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers
Eyelash curlers were something I was completely against after hearing quite a few horror stories, and never noticing a difference when I used them. I decided I wanted to try these (also thanks to Camilla's recommendations) and not wanting to pay £20 for some eyelash curlers I found them on amazon for just under half price, and are genuine. I clamp my lashes and lift them up pointing towards the back of my eye (don't worry its not painful) and squeeze shut twice and hold. After that simple fifteen-second process my straight lashes have a beautiful curl that hold all day! A definite must have!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation and Airbuki
I do not believe there are words to express how in love I am with this foundation. It creates an even, brightened, and radiant complexion. Whilst still offering concealing properties, and leaving your skin looking beyond flawless. This foundation offers the most coverage I have found in a foundation, and yet it takes seconds to apply and any touch ups are quick and easy. It does not leave a cake-y texture or look to it, and looks natural. Ive also had quite a few compliments recently on the appearance of my skin when I have been wearing this so therefore cannot recommend it enough.

So those were my favourites of the month, what are yours? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. All of these products sound so amazing Daisy! Lovely post!

    Bec x


    1. Thank you Becca! Your always so sweet! xxx

  2. All the products look amazing !nice post :) xx


  3. Hi! You're from the uk right? I am totally pining over that Tarte foundation *ahh* but I don't know where to find it. Did you order it online?

    1. Yeah I'm from the uk! The foundation is amazing definitely recommend it! I purchased it of QVCUK, and used the colour guide on tarte's website in order to colour match myself! Hope you find a match! (: xx

  4. Hi! You're from the uk right? I am totally pining over that Tarte foundation *ahh* but I don't know where to find it. Did you order it online?