Five Things I Love (April 2012)…not 2011 as previously stated…
I thought I’d better get in April’s favourites before May arrives tomorrow. Can you believe it’ll be May tomorrow? Where is this year going?! Anyway, it’s been a great month for being introduced to some very cool brands and consequently very cool products, so here are the five I’m loving the most:
Eylure Individual Lashes
As used in my FOTD post here, these lashes are fantastically easy to apply and can be used for a huge array of different looks. You can apply a couple here and there to fill in gaps for a natural look, apply longer lengths at the outer corners to give that uber-sexy kitten look, or you can go full speed ahead and apply lots to give you a pumped-up yet still fairly believable lash line. I love these and even though they’re marketed as semi-permanent lashes (they come with a stronger glue and a glue remover) I’ve been using them with standard Duo glue so I can take them off before bed. My mission to get to grips with false lashes is going surprisingly well!
Oskia Renaissance Mask (S)
I received this in my goody bag from the Cocosa event I attended recently (more info here) and after having the most amazing Oskia facial, I was really excited to give this mask a go. I had a feeling I’d love it, going on my experience with the facial and the reviews I’d read online, and I’m pleased to report that it really is lovely. I’ll do a full review soon, but it’s safe to say that this is a fantastically easy way to brighten, smooth and plump-up my complexion and this will be a pre-night out staple from now on.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil in Black Plum
Another month, another BB product making my favourites list. I’ve been a long-term fan of the BB Gel Eyeliner so I was really excited to try these pencils when they landed. I’ve written a full review with swatches here if you fancy having a look at the other shades. I absolutely love the effect that the shade Black Plum has on my eyes as it’s the most perfect colour for blue eyes like mine. The fact that these are sooo much more convenient to apply than the original pot formulation means I can happily use these daily, and the consistency makes application a breeze. I’ve got my eyes on a few of the other shades, so budget permitting, I’ll be stocking up soon.
Forever Young Salicylic Acid Peel
I’ll be writing a full review on this soon, with some rather gory before and after pictures. I’m about to do my third peel and so far I’m really impressed with the results. My acne scarring is by no means gone, but it’s significantly faded and so I’m excited to see what my skin is like once I’ve finished the six treatments. I’ve become a bit of a Salicylic Acid convert ever since Etat Pur arrived in my life (see my review of their Salicylic Acid active here) and so I’m glad I decided to give the peels a try. I’ll be writing a bit more about peels in general soon, so if you’re interested in finding out more about these treatments then keep your eyes peeled for that feature.
Bite Lips High Pigment Pencil in Chablis (S)
Another Cososa find, I have developed a bit of an infatuation with this lip-devoted brand. As I said in my review of the brand here, Chablis is the shade I was colour matched too and it’s become an absolute staple in my daily make-up application. I would never have thought of using a shade like this, I tend to favour either bright or subtle pinks or reds and avoid anything even slightly brown, but this browny red is the most perfect natural lip colour for me. I still haven’t completed detached from my usual favourite shades (L’Oreal Rouge Caresse in Aphrodite Scarlet – review and swatches here – would be sixth in this list if I allowed six items) but for that everyday ‘you but better’ look this is perfect.
So lots of fabulous items working their way into my regular routine this month, some of which I’ll be reviewing more thoroughly soon.