Monthly Favourites | April

Monthly Favourites | April

April has been quite a hectic month for me; in between working and doing overtime, ive been redecorating my room and also i appear to have developed a social life and it was also my birthday this month so it's been a very busy and hectic month for me.

 Beauty Favourites:

Nair Brazillian Spa Clay Shower Power Cream*
I really liked using this; the product does have some flaws but on a whole it's a really great and easy way to remove the hair off your legs. After over 4-5 days my legs still felt incredibly smooth and there was barely and hairs grown back either so i love this product. It does have that typical Nair scent which i'm not too fond of but it doesnt linger so i can look past that - i will definitely be repurchasing this once ive ran out because it's just made my life so much easier when it comes to shaving my legs.

Maybelline The Falsies Volum' Express Mascara
I actually wasnt to crazy about this mascara when i first used it and reviewed it - i was quite dissappointed and didnt think it was anything special. A couple of weeks ago i pulled it back out of my collection because i didnt want it to go to waste and i don't know if its because a bit of time has passed and thats changed the formula somehow but i've found myself really liking this mascara. It applies much nicer to my lashes, seperating the lashes as it coats them and it's also given a nice amount of length too. Im glad i decided to give it another try because it has definitely changed my mind.

Monu Brightening Boost*
This is a product that i originally was a bit unsure about as it was aimed more at aging skin so i wasn't sure what id get from it, but it has definitely proved me wrong and won me over. Ive been applying this before my foundation and it really does brighten up the skin, it gives me such a natural glow that i often skip out highlighter because this give me enough of a glow. It's also really hydrating and leaves the skin feel nice and smooth - i carry this around in my bag so i can instantly give my skin a boost if it's feeling a little dull.

Paul Mitchell Dry Wash
It seems a bit odd to have a dry shampoo in my favourites as i tend to stick to cheap options that do the same job however since recieving this in a Love Me Beauty box this has definitely made me rethink my choices. This is great for refreshing the hair in between washing but one of my favourite uses for dry shampoo is to add texture into the hair. My absolutely favourite thing about this particular dry shampoo is that regardless of how much you spray, it does not turn your hair white - it's colour free! The amount of times ive gone a little too crazy with dry shampoo and left myself with white patches is unreal but i don't have to worry about that with this - its amazing.

Sleek Face Contour Kit in Light
This is a rediscovery for me this month and ive really been enjoying wearing it; this contour kit makes it so easy to sculpt the cheeks and really define them - im still getting to grips with contouring, its an art ive always struggled to master but this kit does make it much easier to do. The highlighter in the kit also compliments the contour really well and together they look amazing especially on nights out. I do wear this during this day as well i just apply it with a much lighter hand, its a brilliant product, blends out really easily and its so affordable too!

Maybelline Superstay Betterskin Concealer in Light
I picked this up on a whim as i felt like the last concealer i was using was starting to let me down and since my chin keeps erupting i needed something with more coverage. So far this concealer has been an absolute saviour; it's a medium coverage and it covers my blemishes really well. Its quite a thick consistency but it doesn't feel heavy on and it blends out really easily - it also works really well on covering my dark circles so im pretty happy with this concealer at the moment.

Non Beauty Favourites:

Bought my Domain & Changed my Blog Layout
I've been wanting do both of these for so long and always put it off; both out of fear of it going wrong and just generally being clueless. I had an absolute nightmare with my domain at first and it just wouldn't work but then i discovered that id made a really simple error and then it was okay and i can tell you it was so exciting when i finally managed to get it working, i literally spent a good hour refreshing it because i couldnt believe id managed to get it work. As for my layout, it was overdue a good revamp and im really happy with this layout - i feel it looks alot more professional and im really happy with it at the moment.

Many adventures; including lots of random drives, birthday drinks, learning poker and bowling.
As i mentioned above ive been super busy and developed some kind of social life; in between many nights out, ive also been on a lot of random drives and ended up in all sorts of places like Winters Hill, Southport, The Great Orme etc... As well as driving around; ive been taught how to play poker, done many pub quizes and also been bowling a couple of times (i didn't lose, yay!) I've had a lot of fun these past few weeks

Meteor Spotting
We discovered that there was a meteor shower going and on the day it was supposed to peak we went for a drive to see if we could see any - it was very late at night but we managed to see a couple and it was seriously awesome, i genuinely wish i could have been able to capture it somehow but they happened so fast and it was so amazing to see.

Paying off my Overdraft
I finally paid off the last installment of my overdraft and it's such a relief to not have that looming over me anymore - it felt like i would never get rid of it so im insanely happy that its gone!

Progress on my Room
I've made a lot of progress on decorating my room this month; it's been painted and wall papered and even some new furniture has arrived - im still waiting on some others, my bed comes tomorrow (yay!) and i need to buy a new dressing table and put shelves up etc.. but its finally starting to come together!

Music Favourite:

Clare Bowen - Black Roses 
If you've been watching the latest season of Nashville you will probably recognise this song; i'm a little obsessed with it at the moment, it's so beautiful and ive found myself constantly listening to it. It's such a moving and passionate song and id genuinely recommend giving it a listen!
Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man
We've been listening to this a lot in the car when we've been going for drives and it's such a good song, ive always liked Mumford & Sons albums as they are so chilled out and really good to listen to and this song is a really good one to sing along to!

So those are my favourites for this month, what products and things have you been loving?
Natalie xx

*This item was either gifted to me or sent for review.


  1. Great favorites lovely. I really want to try that mascara!

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  2. LOvely favourites, I have been testing the MONU Brightening Boost & have been liking it too. Really like your new blog layout x

    1. It's brilliant isnt it, im loving using it! Thanks :)
      Natalie xx


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