Monday, May 2, 2011

A few of my favourite things of April 2011

Hello, May! I hope you'll be just as lovely as April was. I'm going on a little trip in the middle of May and the preparations for the weddings of my two friends will be in full swing, as well as searching for the perfect bridesmaid shoes. Fortunately I've already found the perfect bridesmaid clutch but more on that in one of the future posts.

I haven't done a post on my favourites in March so the April favourites are actually the products that I've really liked and used frequently in the past two months.

Makeup


- Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Normal/Dry Skin in Sand Beige: I wrote about the Revlon Colorstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin already in my post on the January Favourites but I have substituted the Combination/Oily Skin version for the Normal/Dry Skin mainly because: 1. the Normal/Dry Foundation has an SPF of 15 instead of the low SPF 6 of the Combination/Oily Skin version and 2. the Normal/Dry Foundation has a lighter finish and it looks more natural so it's a better choice for me for the warmer months.

- TANA Eyelash Curlers: I know I'm really late to the party but I bought my first eyelash curlers just in the beginning of April. I always thought that eyelash curlers wouldn't really make such a big difference but since I bought them they became an essential part of my everyday makeup. And I haven't pinched my eyelids or poked myself in the eye (yet).
- Le Metier de Beaute Mascara: I received the LMdB mini mascara as a giveaway prize back in February and I really like it: it adds the perfect amount of volume and length to the lashes, is very buildable and doesn't clump the lashes. Now if only Le Metier de Beaute products were easier to get hold of for us Non-Americans. (I forgot to put the mascara in the above photo, I guess it's becoming a little bit of a tradition for me).

- Le Metier de Beaute Blonzer in Maldives Magic: again, I got this product back in February and I was surprised by how much I really liked it. It looks very dark and shimmery in the pan so I need to have a light hand when applying it but it looks very natural, is not glittery at all and just adds a soft glow to the face. 

- Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadow in Delicate Hummingbird: gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The colour is a lovely mix of purple, silver and taupe (I could be imagining the taupe part), it looks very unique. I've been wearing it with just some black pencil smudged between the lashes and it almost looks like I've applied a cream shadow, it's so shiny! The next RBR eyeshadow that will soon be on its way to me is the Abyssinian Catbird which seems to be one of the most popular colours from the range.

- NARS lipstick in Niagara: this is such a beautiful pinky coral lipstick, a great colour for spring. It's very pigmented but the texture is a bit weird: quite dry but funnily enough it doesn't really dry out my lips and it's very long-lasting.

- Lipstick Queen Lipstick in Jean Queen: I got this lipstick as a GWP with my SpaceNK order and it's a beautiful sheer raspberry pink that leaves a soft tint to the lips. The texture is also wonderful: quite thin and glossy and it feels more like a lip balm to me. I haven't been that impressed with the Lipstick Queen lipglosses but I'm now tempted to try more lipsticks from the range.

Skincare


- Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Solution: I still use this micellar water daily - I use it to remove my makeup at night and also as a cleanser in the morning. Consequently, I run out of my 250ml bottle way too quickly but the fact that it's both effective and gentle at the same time makes it worth it for me.

- Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel: This has become a staple for me - it's very light, moisturising, refreshing and it doesn't make me breakout. Simple, but I haven't found any other product that would be as good.

- Sarah Chapman Skinesis Eye Recovery: I knew that quite a lot of people liked this eye cream so I've ordered it and took advantage of that SpaceNK promotion. It's a very nice eye cream that doesn't feel too greasy and it didn't irritate my skin. I find that it works better against any under-eye discoloration than against fine lines. I like it but I'm not sure that I'd repurchase it, I'll probably try to find a product that would work better against the fine lines.

Perfume

I've been really enjoying all the fragrances that I've mentioned in my Spring Favourites post, especially  Ormonde Jayne Champaca and Frederic Malle En Passant. In the meantime I've also received some  other perfume decants and I really like the Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio, the combination of lemon and fig is just lovely and luckily the green fig prevents the scent from going into the toilet cleanser territory.

Oh, and last but not least, the biggest favourite is probably my new camera - there is no photo of that beauty but the photos above were taken with it and yes, I know, I still have a lot to learn :)

2 comments:

  1. Great post lady. I love seeing the items that other people like. I recently did a post on the Bioderma and both liked/disliked it. Glad to hear it's working for you

    xo

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  2. Thank you Christina! Too bad it didn't work out as well for you. I really like it, I just wish I didn't go through a bottle as quickly. x Klara

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