2 May 2015

April Beauty Favourites

April Beauty Favourites

Another month has come and gone and here I am feeling a little overwhelmed at just how fast this year seems to be going. I know that's a cliché guys, trust me I know but crikey, I could do with things slowing down just a little bit so that I can catch my breath. Whilst everything around me seems to be moving at lightening pace I've generally been quite safe with my favourites this month as I've being using some old favourites along with two products that I have never mentioned on here before.

One of those products is the Dior Addict Lip Glow which was a purchase I made at the beginning of the year. Looking back in my archives this has been a product that has been featured in at least three wish lists so I think it was an entirely justifiable purchase. Whilst I do think it is a little over priced for what it does I can't help but still love it. It is a catch 22 as the expense is certainly something to consider yet it is one of those products that a lot of people seem to really like so naturally curiosity can often get the better of you; it sure did me. Having said that it is a beautiful little product that helps to keep my lips nicely hydrated all whilst providing a nice pop of colour. Application is effortless and the packaging is beautiful too, however what more could you expect from a brand such as Dior.

The Avène Cleanance Expert Emulsion* is one of my most recent skincare products that I have being testing yet it has already become quite firmly established within my routine. Essentially I think it's a similar type of product to the much hyped La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo +, yet I do find this version to be more like a cream in texture as opposed to a gel like consistency. I also think that it is more gentle too as I over time Effaclar Duo + can be a relatively strong product to use on a regular basis (in my experience). At the moment I'm only using this in areas which I feel need it which once again happens to be my jaw line. I'm suffering from quite a few break outs at the moment and I literally have no idea as to why. Whilst this isn't a miracle worker I do like the fact that it is helping to calm break outs down and is making a notable difference to my skin through regular use. If you're looking for an acne/blemish treatment yet suffer from sensitive skin I really do think that this would be a product worth reading into further. 

Currently I'm using two products from Kiehl's that I'm really enjoying using, in fact so much so that I cannot see them falling out of my routine any time soon. The Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate* was a product I purchased back in June at the Birmingham Blogger Meet Up event that I attended and has since been a product that I have been kindly sent to feature. This is such a lovely serum to use of an evening as it is light weight, easy to apply and does not leave my skin feeling greasy in the slightest. Overnight it seems to almost wave its magic wand as by morning my skin looks so soothed and fresh even if I've only managed to get five hours sleep. Like most Kiehl's products this isn't cheap however it truly will last you a long time as you need only a few drops a night. Sticking with Kiehl's for one more moment I also have here the Creamy Eye Treatment with Advocado which has to be so far my favourite eye cream to date. This is quite a thick eye cream yet that does not affect the application of it as I find that it somehow seems to melt into the skin once in contact with it, I also find it to be incredibly hydrating which makes for the perfect base when considering concealer. In the time that I have being blogging I have tried a few eye creams, yet this is the only one that I know I would repurchase in an instant. 

Finally I have dug out an old favourite here which is Hugo Boss Orange. I've worn this for a while now on and off yet it always seems to come out of my draw around this time of year as it is a lovely light fragrance for spring and indeed summer. I say draw because I have always been told to never display fragrances in the open as the sunlight will ruin them, therefore currently all of my fragrances are stored away in my desk. Is this true or have I been misled all of this time? 

What are your April Favourites?


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26 comments

  1. Those Kiehl's products are my evening holy grail products! Sometimes I stray away but then it just reinforces just why I adore them both so much. I love the look of the Dior lip glow as well!! x

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  2. emily couture2 May 2015 at 10:38

    The Dior Addict Lip Glow sounds amazing :)


    emily xx


    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I've been eyeing up the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate for ages now x


    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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  4. I’m a massive fan of the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. Without a doubt my bedside table essential!


    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  5. The Kiehl's eye cream is something I have been meaning to try for so long, but keep putting off!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  6. Gorgeous picture, the tray is lovely. I tried a sample of the midnight Recovery a while ago and was a bit undecided, maybe I need to try it again as so many people seem to be obsessed with it haha :)
    xxx Claire

    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. I hadn't gotten on with the Kiehl's avocado eye cream at all - but I'm happy to hear that it does work for some people. I adore the Dior Lip Glow, it's a very worthy splurge in my opinion.


    Dar | www.holylipstick.com

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  8. I seriously love the sound of the Kiehl's eye cream, it sounds so gorgeous! The Dior lip glow looks beautiful too, I just can't face the price when I know I never remember to use lip products haha :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Such a stunning photo! In love with your faves too! I have added the dior lipbalm and kiehls midnight concentrate on my to buy list, I think i deserve these treats! <3


    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I really really really need to get on the Kiehl's bangwagon: I've heard so many great things about their products! Lovely photos, as always!
    Ivory Avenue

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  11. I know what you mean about time seeming to pass ridiculously fast! I'm fairly sure it was January yesterday, and now we're in...May?? Kiehl's is a brand that has an immovable "when I can afford you, you will be mine" place in my heart. Have you tried the Body Shop Overnight Vitamin E Oil Serum? Do you know if it compares at all to the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery? x



    Ornella @ EUHNELLA

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  12. I really need to try out Kiehls, I am dying to try the eye cream.

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty
    xo

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  13. I just love Kiehls, everything I've ever tried from them I have fallen for!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  14. I totally get what you mean, I stopped using MRC for a little while in order to try some more things and I really did miss it, it's such a great product x

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  15. It's lovely Emily, a tad pricey for what it is though in my opinion x

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  16. It's so good isn't it, I think it will always be a staple in my routine now that I have discovered it x

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  17. I'm with you there Emily, it's such a nice and good product to have within your routine isn't it x

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  18. I really do rate it to be honest, it might be a bit thick for some people but as I suffer from dehydration quite a lot I do find it to be really good for me x

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  19. Thank you Claire. I got this from B&M for less than £3, bargain! I do however want to paint over the black design on it so it's plain white, I'll get around to it eventually. Maybe try it again for a month or two and then if you see no real difference then maybe it just wasn't meant to be x

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  20. I honestly think it's a bit pricey however it is a luxury and is Dior so I did expect the price. It's a shame you didn't like the eye cream, I think generally people can find it a little thick x

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  21. I understand that completely, I used to always be like that. I'm much better these days so don't mind spending a bit extra as I know I will use them x

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  22. Thank you Zara! I think you deserve them too!! :) x

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  23. Me too Natalie although it honestly took me a while to finally try some. There are still quite a lot more I'd like to try out x

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  24. Heck, I'm still in December me! Yes I know what you mean, Kiehl's is pretty darn expensive really but luckily so far in my experience their products do work so it helps to justify the price. I haven't tried that no but I wouldn't mind looking into it, in fact there are a few skincare items from The Body Shop that have caught my eye in the last few months x

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  25. If you do get it buy the small pot, I mean maybe I'm too frugal but the size I have had has lasted me way too long when the date on it is only 12 months; I had to take a little pot and put some in for my mum to use! x

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  26. Me too so far Annabel, it gives me the confidence to try some of their other products now too x

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