April Favourites

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Hello again! I hope you have been enjoying my posts so far? This time i’ve decided to write about my favourites for the month of April – my favourite month. Some of the things in this post have been a favourite of mine for a long time but I have only recently started using them again! I hope you enjoy this post and find some new things you might like to try!

So, my first favourite is something I loved when I was younger. The Scrunchie. I don’t know about you guys but in the late 90s/early 00’s I thought these things were super cool and they’re kinda on there way back in now and I love it. They’re just super cute and aren’t as harsh on your hair as a normal hair bobble. I wear this with a high ponytail and it makes me feel like a cheerleader (LOL). No but seriously these are super comfy to wear to keep your hair out of your face and I just love them!

NScreen Shot 2017-05-13 at 18.35.18ext up is something I got for my birthday. I’ve wanted a Mantra Band for quite a while but never got around to getting one and I had mentioned to my granny that I was thinking of getting one and the little cutie got me one for my birthday along with this beautiful Olivia Burton watch. Mantra Bands are so simple but they have such a nice meaning behind them. Mine says ‘What if you fly?’ coming from the quote:
‘There is freedom waiting for you on the breeze of the sky, and you ask “What if I fall?”. Oh but my darling, What if you fly?’ which is such a beautiful quote that I have decided to live by as I often find myself holding back incase I fail at things.

18493236_10207449082820020_1260875506_oSomething else I have been loving is part of a present I received at Christmas from a family member. I am absolutely obsessed with Bath & Body Works hand sanitisers (Pumpkin Pecan Waffles is my all time favourite). I was given the ‘Love Peace Peppermint’ Sanitiser at Christmas and I am only now getting around to using
it and I LOVE IT. It literally smells like Candy Canes and makes your hands feel so fresh. I genuinely want to bathe in it.

Please 18472428_10207449082180004_840860029_oexcuse the absolute state of this blusher but it is something that I recently re-discovered in my make up drawer. It is a NARS Blusher in the shade Deep Throat. It is a peachy pink shade and I think it’s just such a nice spring/summer shade. I have been using it literally every day and it’s just so pretty. Does anyone else notice how messy the NARS packaging gets? Mine always looks so grubby no matter how clean I keep it 😦 I would highly recommend this blusher though and NARS in general.

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This perfume is actually a permanent favourite of mine and it is just such a classic.  It is the Chloé Eau de perfum. It is such a fresh scent and I don’t really know how to describe it. All I know is that I really, really love it

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This next one was recommended to me by a colleague and it’s actually really good. I absolutely detest painting my nails and as much as I love gel nails, they really do ruin your nails and leave them in horrible condition. This Sally Hansen Insta-Dri is so perfect if your nails chip easily and it is the perfect top coat. You just paint your nails as normal and put this on top and your nail polish lasts so much longer than usual.

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This one is something that is really new to me. I have always found that because I have green/grey eyes I don’t suit black eyeliner and I have really procrastinated finding an alternative, never bothering to do anything spectacular with winged liner and little did I know how easy it would be. This L’Oreal Super Liner is a very dark brown and is absolutely perfect if you don’t suit black eyeliner. It’s also super cheap!

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Oh Charlotte, can you do anything wrong? Charlotte Tilbury is one of my absolute favourite make up artists/brands and her Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencils are probably my favourite product. I have nearly all of the shades she has brought out in these but I have recently become obsessed with the shade Dark Pearl. It is a really nice smokey purple shade and it’s just really pretty with a nude lipstick or even a dark lipstick at night. These eyeshadow pencils are so, so easy to blend and sometimes I only use these on my eyes on their own with mascara and it just takes zero effort. 118472695_10207449083220030_1966765278_o0/10 I would highly recommend these eyeshadows!

This one is a little weird but I have noticed such a difference in my teeth since I started using The Oral-B 3D White Luxe Perfection toothpaste. My mouth also feels so much fresher using this and my dentist has noticed a difference too!

A few of my other April favourites are:

  • Chanel Lipstick in shade Pensive
  • Fujifilm Istax Polaroid Printer

My next few favourites are music/tv related…

  • Niall Horan – Slow Hands
  • Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito Remix

I am also loving Riverdale on Netflix at the moment and would definitely recommend it for a binge watch. It’s basically about a group of teenagers who are trying to solve who killed a guy in their school.  Unfortunately it’s only just finished season one but I am already super excited for season two!

Until next time,

Elisha.

http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/velvet-scrunchie-6498904?bi=0&ps=20&Ntt=scrunchieScrunchie

https://www.mantraband.com/products/what-if-you-flyMantra Band

https://narscosmetics.co.uk/en_GB/deep-throat-blush/0607845040163.html NARS Blusher

http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_117042910099_-1Chloe Perfume

https://uk.sallyhansen.com/nails/nail-care/base-top-coat/insta-dri-top-coatSally Hansen Insta Dry

http://www.boots.com/loreal-paris-super-liner-perfect-slim-intense-10173595Loreal Brown Eyeliner

http://www.charlottetilbury.com/uk/colour-chameleon-dark-pearl.htmlCharlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon

http://www.boots.com/oral-b-3d-white-luxe-perfection-toothpaste-75ml-10208152Oral B 3D Toothpaste

http://www.boots.com/chanel-rouge-allure-luminous-intense-lip-colour-10052230Chanel Lipstick in Pensive

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Shops/Fujifilm-Instax-Share-SP-Printer-20-Shots/B00JUQ6IC4Fujifilm Instax Printer

https://www.netflix.com/title/80133311Riverdale

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Battle of the Cleansers: Emma Hardie vs Liz Earle

For a long time now, I have been obsessed with skincare. I have a set routine that I like to do morning and night and for a long time my go to holy grail cleanser has been the ‘Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm’. This cleanser costs £39 for a 100g tub which, when using twice a day can be quite expensive. So, I decided it was time I found something a little cheaper to use at night, instead of just replacing my trusty go to. I was recommended ‘Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish’ by a friend and the £15.50 price tag already had me wanting to buy it.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm – £39, Space NK

18447787_10207423799667957_1333207770_nThis cleanser feels luxurious. I used to absolutely hate taking off my make up and once I discovered I could also use this as a make up remover, I started to look forward to getting home and taking it off. I used to use this product when I got up in the morning and also at night when I was taking off my make up. I now only use this product in the morning as using it twice a day can be quite heavy on your purse. The cleanser comes with a cleansing cloth and I honestly love it. It is soft on one side and a muslin cloth on the other which is great for taking off eye make up. You get one cloth per tub but you can also buy them separately – 3 for £15. The cleanser itself contains Moringa seed extract, Wild Sea Fennel and Vitamin E to balance, purify and help to minimise the appearance of open pores. Orange, Neroli and Mandarin extracts to rejuvenate and revitalise the skin and also Jasmine, cedarwood and Rose to help to recondition dull, dry, dehydrated and mature skins. It smells quite sweet but not overpowering and almost makes you feel calm. To use this balm you simply put a coin sized amount in your hand and create a cream. Apply it your face, neck and eye area and massage it into your skin then soak the cloth in warm water, squeeze out the excess and gently wipe over the whole face and neck. I have very oily skin but it can also be dry at times. I have a corn allergy and I use this when I take a reaction and it calms my skin down so quickly. I absolutely love this product and would highly recommend it to any skin type.

http://www.spacenk.com/uk/en_GB/brands/e/emma-hardie/amazing-face-moringa-cleansing-balm-UK200005032.html

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser – £15.50 (Starter Kit), Boots

18424821_10207423799707958_215108972_nI feel like if I had found this cleanser before I used the Emma Hardie one, I would have loved it a lot more. Don’t get me wrong it is a great cleanser but I think the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ applies here. The cleanser comes in a 100ml bottle and also like the above cleanser, comes with a muslin cloth. I am not a fan of the cloth that comes with this cleanser and so I use the cloths from my cleansing balm for this one. I usually use this cleanser at night time and to take my make up off but I often find I have to use it twice to get all of my eye make up off. This cleanser contains purifying eucalyptus essential oil, toning rosemary plus soothing chamomile and cocoa butter. Honestly I am not a fan of the scent as it reminds me of foot cream. However, my face always feels very fresh after I use it. I love that this cleanser comes with a pump as it makes it easier to measure how much you need; one pump is enough for me. To use this cleanser massage one or two pumps (whichever you prefer) onto your dry skin then rinse your cloth in warm water just like the Emma Hardie cleanser and use the cloth to wipe off the cream. I would definitely recommend this cleanser to anyone working with a budget.

http://uk.lizearle.com/cleanse-and-polish-hot-cloth-cleanser.html?gclid=CjsKDwjw0cXIBRCxjqnE3K3sHhIkAL1LezQOEiQpnUbtWJAx2hjkymTj13vBlBiuxgcZ38oLyPzCGgKpZPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

As you can probably tell I would definitely choose the Emma Hardie Cleanser and it is still forevermore my Holy Grail. 

Until Next Time,

Elisha.