Friday, 10 May 2013

April Favourites

So, a slightly late monthly favourites post this time around however I have been super busy these last few weeks! I've officially finished uni after sitting my exam on Thursday 9th, and I also handed in my very last assignment!! I think I get my results some time in June, but as of yesterday I am FREE! Of course, this means a few hours of everyday is spent searching for jobs - but it also means I have a lot more spare time to dedicate to my blog. 

monthly favourites skincare makeup bourjois argan oil primark lush lip scrub budget makeup

Garnier Simple essentials 2 in 1 makeup remover - £2.99 
I've been really enjoying this as it's the first makeup remover I've found that works quickly even with mascara and eyeliner - it's also really gentle and although it's half oil half liquid, I don't find it too oily on my skin! 

Seventeen Dolled up mascara (brown/black) - £6.29
I've been really enjoying this mascara lately, it's the only one I have that is black/brown not just black and I honestly can't tell the difference with the shade - so that's not really relevant as to why I like it! I like it as it compares to my loreal telescopic mascara in terms of length! It's amazing for making my lashes look longer and defined and also holds curl well - it's not amazing for volume, but for lengthening it's fab! 

Kleenex facial cloths - £1.99
A pretty random purchase for me, but I love them! I'd heard several people talk about them including Fleurdeforce so I grabbed them when I saw them half price. They are great for taking off makeup as they are thicker than a normal wipe and really soft too! I like to use these with my 2 in 1 makeup remover above and find this is a great combo. 

Superdrug Vitamin E hot cloth cleanser - £5.99 (win one in my giveaway
This product is lovely, it smells delicious and feels so luxurious on my skin! After running out of my Liz Earle cleanse and polish this has become a firm favourite and I just really enjoy using it. It makes my skin feel very clean and fresh and I feel it just looks better after using this! I'm running a giveaway on my blog to win one these as I loved it so much, so make sure you go and enter that for a chance to win one! You can find the link above or in the sidebar. 

Hask argain oil (primark) - also available on amazon for £1.99
I asked on twitter for hair oil recommendations and lots of you told me about this one from primark! THANKS. I really like it, I apply to towel dry hair especially on the ends and it definitely makes a difference to the look and feel of my hair! An absolute bargain of a price too. 

Bourjois healthy mix foundation - £9.99
I'm not sure if bourjois have just repackaged or actually changed the forumla of healthy mix? (do let me know in the comments). Either way I've been reaching for this foundation most this month, so it was only right to give it a place in my monthly favourites 

Maybelline 24hr Colour tattoo 'on and on bronze' - £4.99
This is a constant favourite for me, the shade and formula is perfect and I've just been reaching for this regularly this month. I've majorly hit pan on this and I'm going to have to make a repurchase soon! 

Lush bubblegum lip scrub - £5.25
My lips have been a nightmare lately; they have been dry and flaky and I've found that this really helps. I know you can make your own, which maybe I'll try next time once I've emptied this jar but for now this does the trick and smells delightful. 

Nivea Hydro Care lip balm - £1.99
I've mentioned Nivea lip balms before - and they really are my favourite. This one is perfect for keeping in my handbag or putting on before I go to sleep; it's soothing and hydrating. Perfect! 

What have been your favourites this month? Have you tried any of the above products? 


p.s be sure to enter my blog giveaway to win a hot cloth cleanser here


  1. I LOVE that Argan oil! Really want to try out the lip scrub too :)

    1. It's great - so glad I was recommended to try it! The lip scrub smells delicious :) xo

  2. Great favourites, i love the Lush lip scrubs i'm using the Popcorn one at the moment but i much prefer Bubblegum x

    1. I was intrigued by the popcorn one but thought it was a really sickly scent - I love the bubblegum one :) Thanks Angela! xo

  3. I love Nivea lip balms, they're my favourite too ^^ I also love Color Tattoos, they make great bases for eyeshadows. I use Tough as Taupe the most, though Bad to the Bronze is amazing as well : ) Great favourites Jess xx

    1. They are the best lipbalms ever! I have the taupe one and haven't used it a great deal, I'll try use it more often! Thanks lovely :) xo

  4. Great favourites, I love the Maybelline Colour Tattoos they are so easy to apply and they look lovely as bases or by themselves x

    1. They are SO easy to use, I usually apply this on its own if I'm in a rush/lazy mood and other times I use a powder shadow over the top :) xo

  5. I have 'on and on bronze' too, it's absolutely heavenly - I love it! :-)

    1. It's probably my favourite shadow EVER! xo