4/27/2016

April Favourites



April, you awesome, Autumnal thing. It's hard to believe how fast April has disappeared. I say that every month but it feels like this month truly was the busiest. Thankfully it hasn't impacted my ability to select some monthly favourites and wax lyrical about them. Consider yourselves blessed, I'm kidding guys. There's a couple of books in the mix, a scent, some high-end beauty loves and even a podcast in there for good measure. Enjoy, and be sure to leave me a comment telling me what you've loved this month. I'd love to hear what's taken your fancy...

Moranifesto* by Caitlin Moran-This book, this woman. I loved my introduction to Caitlin Moran's writing. So much that I'm now reading How To Be A Woman and have Moranthology sitting in my stack of library books. Moranifesto is crammed with Moran's columns for the Times paper as well as some new pieces she penned especially for the book. There's writing on topics ranging from a visit to the set of Girls with Lena Dunham, to the ongoing refugee crisis. She's equal parts frank and funny in her writing and I love it. 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Waterproof Concealer*-The name of this concealer was enough to have me interested and it does not disappoint. It's not too thick and it's easy enough to layer up if you want to really conceal any blemishes or imperfections. As to its waterproof properties, I can't vouch for that but it is fairly long-wearing indeed.

Dior Addict Lip Glow-On low-key makeup days, in other words most days I like to throw a decent lip balm on to keep my lips hydrated. It also comes in handy if I want to pretend I've made an effort with makeup, especially if it's tinted like this one. I also like to apply lip balm before I put any lipstick on, especially mattes. It just seems to make lip products adhere better to the lips. This Dior one is a kinda crazy coral colour but it's one of those products that adjusts to the colour of your lips, via some form of magic. I'm not a scientist okay guys? I like it, and if you're in the market for a slightly indulgent lip product, this is for you.

Ctrl Alt Delete Podcast x Emma Gannon-This podcast was touched on in my video the other day so I'll try to keep my Emma fangirling to a non-crazy level of admiration. She's just started up a podcast and it's so, so good. It follows women (and some men) as they discuss their careers and their relationship with the internet and all the inspirational things. One of my favourite interviews is the one she's done with Rowan Blanchard, such an inspiring young lady. The episode with Dawn O'Porter, which I'm listening to at the moment is brilliant as well. Highly recommend you give this a listen if you're interested in hearing other creatives share their amazing stories.


Charlotte Olympia x MAC Cosmetics Cream Colour Base*-I've raved on about this enough this month so I'll keep this brief. This is the Sepia cream colour base which is perfect for cream contouring, although less is certainly more. I love this as a cream eyeshadow base as well, it's just a smidge more blendable than Mac's paint pots too. Gotta love that limited edition packaging too though, swoon.

Woolgathering by Patti Smith, not pictured-As well as April being the month where I discovered Caitlin Moran's writing, it was also the time where I discovered Patti Smith's writing. It's poetic and beautiful in a way that I'm not going to be able to eloquently express in a mere blog post. Woolgathering contains tales from Smith's childhood, all true and all recounted in the most mesmerising way. She has a way of writing that just makes you not want to stop reading her work, lest you miss an important detail or aesthetic. I highly recommend this one if you've not yet read it.

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Rose*-We all know that describing scents is never going to be my forte but this, if I simplify things down is Summer cocktails in a perfume bottle. Sweet, sophisticated and fun. This will definitely appeal to a very specific kind of scent-enthusiast but I think it's absolutely divine. If you're on the hunt for a new scent, you should go have a spritz of this one.

-What have you loved during April?

*PR Sample

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