April Favourites

Thursday, May 1, 2014

April seemed like one of the longest months ever for me! Usually people always say how the month just flew right by, but nooo...April dragged on and on for me! From late night studying to early morning exams, I'm happy April is done and I'm officially on Summer vacation! That being said... I will be leaving to work at a summer camp on Saturday, May 10th so there will be a lot less posts from me, but I will try to have some scheduled. I'll be gone until late August!

Now, on to the good stuff. This month with all the studying I was doing, I didn't have much time in the mornings for doing my makeup so I went for very minimal makeup. I even did a whole post about it HERE. For my base the entire month of April has mostly been the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (or my Jouer Matte Moisture Tint!) as I love the light coverage and natural finish it gives. Since the weather has been getting a tad bit warmer I've been reaching for my bareMinerals Ready Bronzer in the shade Skinny Dip a lot. It really gives such a natural sun-kissed look to my temples and forehead. The packaging is almost the exact same as NARS - which you can tell mine looks pretty dirty!

For my eyes this month I've been going really simple. The Naked 3 Palette by Urban Decay has been reached for often. I generally use the shades Strange, Burnout, Limit, and Nooner for a really simple every day eyeshadow look. On my lips I've really been loving the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in the shade Honey. It's such a perfect "my lips but better" shade for me and really does feel so moisturizing on the lips! Plus since it's a stain so it lasts for hours.

The gold rings you see in the photos are my new (-ish) midi rings! I got these about two months ago but I completely forgot I bought them and now I'm in love! These ones are from Aldo and I purchased them for about $6.00. This is my first pair of midi rings so it does feel slightly strange at first, but I'm really enjoying the way they look. I bought a gold & silver pair but the silver ones were a tad too big and just didn't sit right where they were suppose too - so I returned them and kept the gold pair. I think the gold will look so nice on my skin once I'm nice and bronzed from the sun.

Lastly, my favourite item of the month! This is slightly cheating since I only actually received this on the April 28th...but my dad bought me a Kobo Aura! There was a sale going on at a book store here in Canada called Chapters - originally $139.99 down to $109.99! Such a good price for a high quality eReader, I was so happy when my dad said he would buy it for me. I'm such a book worm and I've been glued to my Kobo since the first night! I've already finished one book and am almost half way through my second (in four days...whoop whoop!). I would really recommend the book The Husband's Secret if you're looking for a good read! At first I was slightly confused because it follows three different people so I was forgetting who is who, but my GOSH it got so amazing and wow...there was a huge shocker in it. I'm now reading the book Gone Girl and so far so good!

*Friday, May 2 update on Gone Girl: Wow! I finished it last night at 1 am and wow that was an intense and a..romantic thriller type of a book! Kept me on my toes at all times and was just so good. A huge surprise happens about half way in. It's also becoming a movie out October 3, 2014!*

Do you have any book recommendations?

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  1. I love the Naked 3 at the minute too, it's so wearable that I can't believe I wasn't wearing pinky shades on my lids much before! x

    1. Definitely is very wearbable! And just about looks good on everyone! x

  2. First of all, Congrats on summer vacation!

    I have the balm stain in honey and I love it. All the colours in your naked3 palette you mentioned are my everyday colours too :)

    xo Ashley

    1. Thank you!! And aww we're shadow twins hehe! xx

  3. I read The Husband's Secret earlier this year! Loved everything but thought the end could have been a bit better!
    I really want to try the laura mercier tinted moisturizer... just cant commit yet!

    xo Sharon | undertheblush.blogspot.com

    1. Agreed about the ending, I didn't really realize it was over at first! Until I flipped the page and it was blank....so yes the ending could have definitely been better but my gosh the secret was shocking! I had no idea haha!

      The tinted moisturizer is very very good, although once I run out I'm going to try the oil free version instead. Try a sample and see how you like it. :) xo

  4. Isn't Gone Girl amazing?! I loved every second, and I've got my eye on more Gillian Flynn books for holiday this year :) x

    lillies and lipbalm

    1. Gone Girl was SO good! I was completely hooked the entire time - I read it way too fast! It kind of scared me a bit though haha! I have another one of hers on my Kobo as well - I'm nervous/excited to start it hehe! xo


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