Friday, 3 May 2013

April Favourites

WOW I can't believe April has been and gone. Now I have to wait another 12 months for my birthday, hahaha! I was pretty busy with uni assessments in April so I didn't get many opportunities to wear a lot of make-up. Here is what I was reaching for constantly throughout April:

  • Nivea Essential Care Lip Balm 
  • Origins VitaZing SPF 15 Energy-boosting moisturiser with Mangosteen (is that a long name or what?!) 
  • Benefit So Hooked on Carmella perfume 
  • L'oreal Paris Nude Magique BB cream (medium skin tone)
  • Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturiser 
Okay now lets start with the nivea essential care lip balm, I recently finished a tube of baby lips which I grabbed when they were first released as everybody was dancing around saying how good they were. I wrote mediocre reviews on them but didn't think it was a holy grail balm. I had used an assortment of nivea balms before and as soon as my babylips was all used up I opened this tube of "essential care" I had sitting in  my draw. And boy, am I loving it or what!!!! The balmy feeling stays on my lips at least twice as long as it did with the babylips and my lips are feeling great. 

I have had this tube of  Origins VitaZing SPF 15 Energy-boosting moisturiser with Mangosteen for two years and it's nearly empty. I probably only have one or two applications left :( Definitely considering repurchasing this!!!!!! It's a tinted moisturiser with SPF 15 and I only have good things to say about it. 

For my birthday I brought myself a bottle of "So Hooked on Carmella" from Benefit. I'm in heaven every time I spray this. It lasts and lasts and smells delicious. Review coming soon. 

When priceline had their 40% off sale I grabbed this L'oreal bb cream and have been wearing it a lot. Whilst I haven't worn it long enough to form a complete opinion of it my initial thoughts are promising. It definitely blurs my enormous pores, yippee ! 

Finally, a product I have re-purchased for over five years and it's empty! The Buttermilk moisturiser by Mario Badescu I've lost count of how many bottles of this stuff I have used. A bottle lasts around 9 months and works a treat. Sinks in quickly and I don't think I need to say much more because why would I re-purchase it numerous times if it didn't work? You can buy this from kit cosmetics . 

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend! :)


  1. It's interesting that I've never heard of Mario Badescu until I buy something from them & I see it everywhere, I have the Aloe Vera one and love it. The L'oreal BB cream looks so nice! xx

    1. Hahaha yep that happens to me too! Kinda freaky..... I'll keep an eye out for the aloe vera one :) Thanks for visiting!


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