Tuesday, 1 May 2012

April Favourites

Products I've been reaching for throughout April

Superdrug - dry shampoo, Dove - shampoo/conditioner, Fake Bake - instant tan, TRESemme - Touchable finish hair spray, MAC - studio fix, Rimmel - nail varnish in 500 disco ball, MAC - blush in Melba, Regal Rose - spiked necklace, MAC - lipstick in creme cup, MissGuided - skull earings, Loreal - false lash telescopic, Maybelline - master precise liquid liner.

Rimmel nail varnish in 500 Disco Ball, £2.99
I've been reaching for this nail varnish a lot recently as I've found it can glam up your nails instantly and for those moments where your just heading out the door and suddenly realise you've forgot to paint your nails this colour is the one. I suggest everyone has this in their nail varnish collection! 

M.A.C lipstick in Creme Cup, £13.50
You can clearly see from the picture that I have very little of this lipstick left, I just can't get enough of it. I absolutly love the colour and it doesnt matter what make up i wear this shade seems to look pretty with everything. It's a cremesheen finish which is great as i have dry lips and it keeps them moist throughout the day, however sometimes i put a lipgloss over the top to vamp it up a little. It's such a lovely pinky/natural looking lipstick and will be purchasing a new one once this runs out.

M.A.C blush in Melba, £17.50
This is a new purchase but is already one of my favourites, it really wakes my face up making it look more fresh which is great when you've had like zero sleep, Melba blush can also make my face look a little slimmer depending on what brush i use which is a great bonus as we all want slim looking faces. When I've worn it on a night out i've used a little more product on the brush to give more definition in my cheeks and i must say it looked flawless (even if it did chuck it down with rain), it can give your cheeks a natural glow too just use less product. Melba is just perfect whatever the occasion.

M.A.C studio fix powder plus foundation in NW30, £19.50
I use this product everyday without a doubt, i put it over the top of my M.A.C studio fix liquid foundation and it gives me such a smooth flawless finish. The compact comes with a mirror and a spongy applicator (which i dont use) i cant express enough how much i love this product, in fact if you's want a more in depth post about this product comment below and i'll be happy to post one!

Maybelline Match Master Liquid Eyeliner, £5.99
Before i start i'll say this is one of the best liquid eye liners i've come across in a long time and i've tried several. I dont use this every day but when i do i love the look it gives me, it has a super fine tip which makes it easy to achieve the look your after and makes you look a pro at winged liner, perfect for those new to liquid liners. This is also one of my newly purchased make up items but already im loving it and cant rave enough about it, the price was a real eye catcher as i've paid £7+ for my liners before now so i was really impressed becuase usually you get what you pay for but this was so much more (price may vary depending where you buy from), the shade black/noir.

Dove Intense Repair Shampoo/Conditioner, £2.65*
I've been using this shampoo and conditioner for about 18 months now, and that alone shows you how much i love this product i honestly havent looked back. I'm definatly somebody who uses heated tools almost everyday (awful i know) and found myself with a head full of spit and damages ends so i was on the hunt for a product that could fix or atleast improve this, and i found it. 
On the bottle it reads intensive repair and 5 times less split ends and im not lying to you girls its improved my hair by at least 50 %. It does so much good to my hair and ive loved using it, the smell is divine and last for ages after washing. This product leaves my hair feeling so soft and full of life so if your someone that needs a little TLC then pick yourself up this Dove shampoo/conditioner. Prices vary depending where you go, also a little tip shop around they are normally always on offer somewhere..
*Currently on offer in Superdrug, £1.50 (dont forget your beautycards)

TRESemme Ultimate Hold & Platinum Shine hairspray, £4.50*
TRESemme do a few different types of hairspray as I'm sure you all know but I find this particular one works well with my hair and the way I style it, seems to hold it the best and is easier to brush out than the others. The only thing I cant rate is the price as it puts such a dip in my purse I always buy them in bulk but I just find it so hard to justify paying nearly £5 for a hairspray!! But if you want the goods you have to pay the price right? It does come in a huge can of 500ml so I guess it balances out the price, you can also get smaller sizes which are handing to pop into your bag if you need a touch up/re-style. Again prices range from £3-£4.50 depending where you buy and if their on offer.

Superdrug Dry Shampoo, £1.99
Okay so my next April favourite is Superdrug *new* own brand dry shampoo, I stumbled across this looking for a quick fix between washes and thought I'd give it a go. They have 3 to choose from depending on the colour of your hair but the chocolate brownie smell is what drew me to this particular one and I must say the smell isn't half bad actually however it doesn't last very long but would you want to smell of brownies all day anyway? So yeah I just spray the dry shampoo to mainly my roots between washes and it keeps my hair looking and feeling fresh. For those who have a few festivals coming up I defiantly recommend this and with the price you cant really go wrong. 
One thing i MUST add is 'shake before use' becuase i didnt and i just got covered in brown spray (oopsy) will teach me to read the bottle before spraying next time.

Fake Bake Instant Matte Medium fake tan, £9.99
I know its been raining most of April but I've reached for this product quite a lot just to give my arms and neck a little glow as its been looking dull with this weather. I've used a fair few different self tanners and I'm yet to decide which is best for me but this one is in my April favourites as its just quick and easy to apply which if you know me that's what I'm all about 'quick fixes'!! If you have or know of any self tanners that you think are worth a try defiantly leave a comment below and I'll give them a go.

Regal Rose Spiked Necklace, £15.00
I've done a more in depth post about this necklace link below. 

MissGuided Skull Earrings, £forgot
I haven't stopped wearing these earrings all through April, for work for meals and even on a night out. I remember buying these because I had a promotion code and needed to take it just over £45 and I'm so glad I chose these, I get so many comments on them and just love to wear them as not many people I know have one's like this and yes I like to be different. I tried to get the link for you's but couldn't find them so I'm not sure if their still available to buy but take a look for yourself if you like them, I also forgot the price but they wasn't more then £5. 

So that's all my monthly fav's hope you liked the post leave a comment below I want to know what your April favourites are??

Natalie xxx


  1. I love the Disco Ball polish, definitely one of my favourites :)
    I like that Tresemmé hairspray too :) xx

  2. Just found your blog.. love it! hope you follow back. giveaway soon.
    How amazing is regal rose omg x

  3. I raided Boots earlier last month and I also discovered Disco Ball!
    I've used it so much already!
    Also loving the Dove combo :)
    Liking the look of your fab earrings too!
    PS. Thanks for following! x

  4. Love your nails with the sparkle over the top, looks great xx


  5. Great makeup collection. I'm obsessed with Mac everything!


  6. great purchases!
    love regal rose xx


  7. Just came across your blog and it's so lovely!! :)

    Now following, please check out mine if you can!

    Thank you :)


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  9. Love Mac Creme Cup... mine pretty much looks like yours :) Very well loved lipstick xxx


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