Friday, 1 May 2015

April Favourites 2015

Hi everyone! I am back and today I am sharing my April favourites. With packing everything, moving it all miles back home and unpacking my make up, I have fallen in love with some older products as well as a beautiful bag that I have been using non stop! None of these products are that expensive and all can be found on the high street, so let's crack on with it!

I will start off with the oldest product here and that is the Body Shop's Love Etc Eau de parfum. As you can see in the picture I have nearly gone through two bottles and I have already gone though one more that was in a gift set. So saying I really like this perfume is an under statement! Being asthmatic, I have to be really careful with what deodorants, body sprays and perfumes I use. Love Etc is a really gentle Jasmine, vanilla and sandalwood fragrance, it lasts a few hours but isn't overpowering. Another plus with this perfume is the box, it is white with rainbow hearts and anyone who knows me knows I love lots of bright colours!

The second product I will discuss is the Garnier Micellar water. I remember Beauty bloggers and Youtubers absolutely loving this when it first came out and I was a bit late to the trend. I honestly wasn't sure on Garnier doing a make up remover/cleanser, as someone who dies their hair a lot and uses Garnier hair dye I was sceptical. But honestly especially for those with sensitive skin or rosacea like me, this works wonders! It does not irritate my skin nor my eyes. I find this product best used with big cotton pads, I bought some in Boots and I found them in the baby section, the bigger cotton pads makes using this so much easier! The only thing I will mention is that the bottle states 400ml = 200 uses, I am nearly half way through the bottle and I don't think I have used it 50 times, never mind 100. I do find this so much better to use then make up wipes and would recommend you to try it.

The next most recent item here is the real techniques expert face brush. It has only been in the past year or so that I have been using brushes, I was one of those who used sponges. Being honest I can still use sponges to apply make up and I do not mind it, but I do prefer a brush now. I had been using two Body shop foundation brushes but after months of practise, I just could not get on with the shape of it and was alternating between that and sponges. So many youtubers and bloggers have spoken about real techniques brushes and I had been recommended them so many times, I just had to try it. Having amazon prime, I bought it from amazon and I got on with it straight away. I like the fact that it has 2 colour bristles which makes cleaning it so much easier, maybe I should have cleaned mine before, oops! They brushes are even cheaper then the equivalent from the Body Shop, though I do still use the body shop eye shadow brush which is really good. I am digressing, I would like to add more real techniques brushes to my collection of, erm, one. I have been using the expert face brush for months now and I would not use anything else, not even a sponge!

Next is Zoella beauty's creamy madly dreamy. I really like Zoella (Zoe Sugg), I have been subscribed to her youtube channels for months if not over a year. She is a digital ambassador for the mental health MIND, and as someone who suffers with anxiety and panic attacks, she is very relatable to me. I find during late spring into autumn, I tend to favour body lotions over body butters as they are much lighter. Until Zoella beauty's, I had been using SPA Sanctuary body lotion this is a little bit more expensive but you do get more product. I do prefer Zoella beauty's body lotion, I like the smell of both but I like the packaging of creamy madly dreamy more, not only the look but it is much easier for my little hands to squeeze out of the tube! The product itself is really good, I can imagine some people being sceptical, just paying for the Zoella name, but it is enriched with vitamin E, aloe and shea butter and my skin feels softer after using it for 3 weeks.

Lastly the most recent addition purchase is the Satchel from New Look. In store it was only available in the one colour but online it is available in four different colours. My old bag from Matalan had broken really badly, both press studs had ripped off, the strap on one side was barely hanging on, so it was time to buy a new bag. When I saw this bag with all the others, it caught my eye and I knew it was the bag for me, despite me looking at all the others. Another plus was it had £5 off and it still does online! This bag fits my uni book, water, cereal bars, a metro newspaper, my keys and quite a bit more. The inside has 1 zipped compartment and 1 pocket which I find great for putting keys, MP3 player and a pen in. I have been using this for uni and for going out to town, it goes with pretty much everything I wear and I think it is great for under £15!

They are my April favourites for 2015. I'm sure for my May favourites there will again be a mixture of make up and beauty products as I continue to unpack. With it being the first of May I would love to hear your favourites! Have you written a favourites post? Give me a link to it below in the comments, also are you liking any the products I am at the moment? With university work, blog posts with be a bit limited at the moment but I am aiming for 2-3 blog posts a week.


  1. Welcome back Laura. I really loved the variety of products in this post - my favourite ? That gorgy bag of course. I love it - really like the garner miscellar water too x

    1. Thank you! I adore that bag so much, been showing it off to everyone :D xx

  2. Great post, I love some of your favourites!

    Anika |

  3. I love that micellar water too - i use it every day! I adore the RT expert face brush too!

    lillies and lipbalm

    1. I find it so much better then make up wipes! I love the brush and want to buy more of them!! :) xx