April Favorites: Beauty, Books & Music


 Hey everyone,

Although a lot of bloggers out there post about their monthly beauty favorites, I've decided to expand my favorites including my favorite book and album/song/playlist of the month too. I've been quite busy lately with school and events, and in all honesty, I'm quite tired whilst writing this but I love blogging and I try not to be too inconsistent! 
Balmi Lip Balm [coconut]; I received this in a goodie bag at the LLAMmeetup [Dublin bloggers meetup basically!] and immediately I was dying to try it as I heard they were quite similar to the American EOS lip balms. They're super silky once applied, and also leave my lips nice and glossy. I love the coconut taste, as it reminds me of holidays- but strangely enough I'm not a fan of coconut flavoured foods! Being the big lip balm junkie I am, and having tried my fair share of them, this one definitely gets top marks from me. €6.79

• Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation [15 opal]*; I won't go into too much detail about this foundation as I reviewed it in detail here. To cut a long story short, it's the best full coverage foundation I've tried, and perfect for covering skin imperfections. It's worth every penny! €21.50

Rimmel Kate Rockin' Curves Mascara; This is another beauty I got my hands on in the #LLAMmeetup goodie bag, and it's becoming a firm favorite of mine. I love the curved brush, as you can use the flat side first to lengthen the lashes, then used the curved size to curl them upwards. Bonus! It makes my lashes super long and not in the slightest clumpy. €9.49

Gosh Brow Kit*; I was sent this to try out a while ago and I've been using it daily ever since. It comes with 3 brow powders, a wax cream and a brush applicator. Although I have no use for the two lighter shades, the darker shade is perfect for my brunette brows. The wax is also quite good, although I tend to skip it when I'm in a hurry. €10.99

• Wet N' Wild Lipstick [mauve outta here]; This is a bargainous matte lipstick from cult American brand Wet N' Wild, and I absolutely adore this shade! It's quite unlike any other shade I own and lasts for ages. It can get a bit drying, but for the price you can't complain. €2.99

Book Of The Month;
• Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead; I've been reading this series for a while now and I think it might be one of my current favorites. Unlike Twilight [which I despised], the lead protagonist is a strong female, and there's no love triangle. It's witty, adventurous and romantic all in one. There's 6 books in the series and I'm currently on book 5, plus a spin off series of another 4 books! 

Album Of The Month;
• Night Time, My Time- Sky Ferreira; Sky Ferreira is someone I discovered a few years ago when she only had a few songs out, and although I kinda forgot about her for ages, I recently rediscovered her along with her new album. It brings pop to a new level, mixed with charming vocals, nonchalant lyrics and amazing beats. Love love love!

What have you been loving this month?
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  1. I love your favorites! I really want to start reading vampire academy!
    lexi @ thelittlebrunette.com

  2. I really want to try the Balmi lip balms but don't want them to be over rated like the Babylips and end up being a waste if money.....ugh decisions! xoxo



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