April Favourites


I took an unintentional blogging break for the month. I was away on holidays and time just seemed to get away from me. But I’m back with a re-energised vigour. So let’s jump head first into my April Favourites.

OtterBox X Swarovski Phone Case*

My phone is basically glued to my right hand, so it’s no question that it occasionally takes a tumble. Previously I would wince, reach down and  pray that my most prised possession was still intact.  Now I don’t have this concern. Not only are Otterbox phone cases the gold standard when it comes to phone protection, but this particular collab makes my little heart sing.  Covered in swarovski crystals, you could say that my phone’s highlight is on point. Usually phone covers that protect like this are big, bulky and frankly, unattractive but this ticks all the boxes.


Urban Decay Ultimate Pair Lip Kits *

Finally a lip-kit of incredible quality and for a reasonable price. I already adore Urban Decay’s Vice lipstick range, but these little duos are just fabulous. There’s no second guessing about which lip-liner suits best; it’s already perfectly packaged up for you in the one little box.  I just wish there was more of a selection of shades.

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It Cosmetics Superhero Palette*

I was gifted this palette at the start of the year, but never really got around to playing with it all that much. But I have been using this a whole heap lately. The formula is just something else. Buttery, blendable and super pigmented, these eye-shadows are even enhanced with anti-aging skincare benefits to nourish the eyelid. This palette is so user friendly and provides a good range of versatile shades that would suit almost any skin tone and eye colour. This little baby is landing at Sephora soon, but is limited.


Revlon Eye Art

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably have seen these little guys featuring in my MOTD images.  They are STUNNING! They are a cream eyeshadow, glitter liner combo that actually works. The formula is simply gorgeous. The creams just glide on, deliver an incredible amount of pigment, all while being super blendable. Although the glitter doesn’t work too well as a liner, it is lovely when tapped on and blended out for a injection of sparkle. Both formula’s don’t stray or fade once dry – BIG BONUS! My oily little eyelids usually don’t agree with cream eyeshadows, but I have been just loving these for a little something extra.


Nars Velvet Lip Glide in Playpen 

Nars Velvet Lip Glides are next level! They combine the best of both worlds, by providing long lasting colour all while given your lips a little loving. It’s well known that liquid lipsticks can be quite harsh on the lips and that normal glossy formulas usually aren’t long lasting.  But these have changed the game. Once applied my lips feel buttery, but not too sticky and pack a pigment punch. After a few hours the glossy finish does diminish, but the formula acts like a kind of stain, which allows that pigment stick around. The shade I have is Playpen which is a pinky nude that is perfect for easy, daily wear. I have heard that the darker shades of this line can be a little patchy.


Bobbi Brown Havana Brights*

This is heaven, or should I say Havana, in a palette. My goodness! I cannot express to you enough just how gorgeous this little number is. Encased in a fabulous neon coral case, this palette sure is pleasing to the eye. Inside is the most stunning cheek trio including a bronzer, blush and highlight. The shades add a beautiful natural glow to the face and the formula is super blendable and stays true the Bobbi Brown incredibly high standard.  I took this little baby away with me recently and favoured using this as eyeshadow as well.  Such a perfect, versatile little palette.


That’s it.

Hope you had a fabulous April and you can look forward to a few more blog posts this month.

Take care,


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DISCLAIMER – Although these products were sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.


  1. May 4, 2017 / 11:11 am

    I love that lip kit too – such a deal!

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