Friday 1 May 2015

April Favourites

The months are slipping away and we're already a third of the way through the year! Despite being in fully fledged revision mode for my AS levels, I have managed to enjoy quite a few things this month, so as always have collected them together for you.
I may or may not have accidentally slipped onto the M&S website and made a cheeky little (or big) order of some Rosie for Autograph lingerie. I am completely in love with her entire collection as there is so much attention to detail, and every item looks luxurious and high-quality while still being wearable. The bra shown above is probably my favourite set, as it incorporates black lace which is extremely flattering without being too raunchy.
I also may or may not have made quite a large H&M order this month (so much for 'saving') as it's my favourite store and they have so many wonderful things in stock right now. One of my favourite purchases was a Black Floppy Hat, I have been lusting over one for a while but I was worried about buying one which was too small as I have quite a big head (to hold all my brains), so I was thrilled when I realised H&M do different sizes. I also got a Blue & White Striped Cotton Shirt which I think will make a great alternative to the many varieties of white shirt in my wardrobe and probably become a staple. The material is really lightweight which is perfect for spring/summer. I have already worn this tucked into a pair of camel tapered trousers, and I can also see myself throwing it over a navy bikini in the summer as a cover up.
My friends were appalled when they heard that I haven't seen or read The History Boys as it is right up my street - random exerts of French, clever wit and a lot of talk about university! I borrowed this copy from a friend and read it cover to cover as I just couldn't put it down. I'm definitely going to watch the film to see how it is interpreted differently to how I read it in my head.
I picked up two bottles of La Roche Posay Serozinc Spray which are currently 2 for £10 at Escentual, after reading numerous blog reviews about it. As someone who struggles with acne, it sounded as if it would be a great addition to my skincare routine as I have never really found a toner I absolutely love. Until this. I love that it's a spray, as it saves me time fumbling around for cotton pads and also keeps germs to a minimum. It's so refreshing to apply and I really do think it has made a difference to my skin, although I haven't been using it for very long.

While in France, I picked up a KIKO Frosted Look lipstick in 04 as again, I had read lots of reviews raving about it. This is now possibly my favourite lip product of all time, which is saying a lot as I have a bit of an obsession with lipsticks and my collection is constantly growing. The colour is really bold and bright, a perfect true red without random orange or pink tones. The formula is what I really love though, as it is a gorgeous velvety matte finish making it long-lasting without being drying. I love that it's a lipstick crayon with the bullet of a normal lipstick as this makes it far easier to apply.
I got the 17 Instant Glow Shimmer Brick as I had heard it was a fantastic dupe for the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick. I have never tried the BB version but I do absolutely adore this product! Often in the mornings I don't have time to faff about with contouring and blush, but this little gem combines them all while still managing to look perfect. It contains four shades ranging from a highlight to a blush to a more brown-toned shade, all containing a slight shimmer for a glow but not too much. I just swirl a brush around all the shades and apply it to the apples of my cheeks, blending it out, but I think you could use a smaller brush and apply all of the shades individually as they are all gorgeous.
I'm a bit late to the Benefit Roller Lash party, but I have been using the sample I got in the March edition of Elle, and I seriously think I'm going to have to buy the full sized product. I don't normally spend a lot on mascaras as I think it's one of the products which high street brands do really well, however I have never tried anything like Roller Lash before and I don't think I'll ever be able to go back to the drugstore ones without seeing myself as an eyelash-less freak! It grabs every single one of my lashes and curls them upwards, making them super long without too much volume. I'm not really one for thick lashes and I absolutely can't stand my lashes sticking together, and the way it distributes the product and the formula is absolutely perfect to prevent this. It leaves me with long but relatively natural looking lashes, which is always the look I try to go for.

Leave a comment below letting me know what your April favourites are! I'm hoping my posting schedule won't change too much throughout May (exam season) and I'll continue to upload every Tuesday and Friday, but please bear with me if I'm not as active on my social media. I promise I'll create lots of exciting content and be super active during the summer, and I have lots of great features lined up already!

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  1. I have the same bra, the print is lovely! The range is amazing, wanted it all! haha :) x

  2. I have the same lingerie set, it's gorgeous! I have definitely got about 4 sets from the range LOVE them! I need to go to H&M that floppy hat is perfect for summer x

    Amanda / Amanda's Escape

  3. Love that bra, the print is so pretty!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  4. If I recall correctly, the makeup artist Lisa Eldridge uses a lot of products from La Roche Posey so I'm sure the Serozinc Spray is good stuff. Glad to read it seems to be working out very well for you!