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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Favorites


April holds a special place in my heart. It's the month where I'm demanded to sign loads of birthday cards (Why does everyone's birthday seem to be in April?), it's the busiest month, and, this time, in particular, rather beauty packed. I've been testing new products, rediscovering old flames, solidified my skincare routine, and slapped on little makeup--quelle surprise. Nevertheless, I've been loving some absolutely amazing products. Introducing, the April favorites....

Now, I mentioned in the above paragraph that I've "solidified my skincare routine;" now, I know you're intrigued. I've just figured it out: I've been relatively spot free--except for a few blunders in my diet, but they're rather inevitable, and my skin has remained in a balanced state. Although it's early days with the Indeed Labs Pepta-Bright Serum, I'm rather impressed with it's glow-giving powers and ability to not disrupt my skin. I do think it has marginally helped with some scars, too, but I'll keep you posted. Perhaps the best pro about it, though, is that it costs nearly half the price of Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair--my previous serum love. With moisturizer, I've discovered the gravity of including a humectant in my routine, thanks to a comment by Ellen, and the difference is stunning. I've been using the Kiehl's Skin Rescuer at night to draw moisture to my skin (the humectant stage) and The Organic Pharmacy Manuka Face Cream in the mornings to seal in moisture (as the emollient stage) and for oil control. Then, when it comes to lip care, I've discovered that using petroleum-based products induces some spots around my mouth. In other words, I'll keep those products as far away from my face as possible. But such a discovery, has curated my love for the Kari Gran Tinted Lip Whip: a rather natural product that is whipped to divine perfection, with a hint of tint--which certainly comes in handy for day--and a moisturizing formula for the evenings.

Putting skincare aside (I'm obviously in that mood.) I've also been shocked by beauty products, tending other parts of my body. I've rekindled the Bumble and bumble Sunday Shampoo, deep cleansing my scalp and ridding of any clogging and weighing debris. After a suds with this, my hair feels clean (for lack of a better word). Although it sometimes goes a little flat, it's certainly worth the lack of volume, because my hair glimmers like platinum. Makeup-wise, I've also revived my admiration for the L'Orèal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Waterproof Mascara by purchasing a new tube. Although it's only slightly oomphing in the volume category, it's nothing a hint of liner can't fix--I prefer the way it looks that way, anyway--and the induced, absolutely stunning length and curl-holding ability is worth it. P.S. No, my eyelashes are not fake. And as this post rounds to a close, I've also been loving the This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. Previously, I thought this spritz was a bit of a faff, but it remarkably makes me feel calmer and is a little luxury that makes bedtime more genial.

What have you been loving this month?

22 comments :

  1. i really like my eysilix from indeed labs so i'm hoping the pepta-bright will be equally as effective.

    Jenn

    A Beautiful Zen

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  2. have been dying to try some of the indeed labs products, really like the sound of pepta-bright! xx

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  3. I'm forever uhhming and ahhing over Pepta-Bright; it seems to get such mixed reviews but the promises it makes are right up my street. I'm just reaching the end of my current bottle of ANR though so perhaps now is the time to give it a try! x

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  4. I have just discovered L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara and I love the stuff, haven't tried any Indeed labs products, but I'd love to give Hydraluron a go!

    Tiny Alis

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  5. Oh, my gosh, Lillian, I'm so flattered! How sweet of you to mention me! I'm glad that I could help! ^_^

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  6. I have been wanting to try out Pepta Bright but will wait until my current serum is finished it receives some pretty great reviews!

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  7. I've been toying with the idea of getting Pepta Bright for a little while. Keep us posted about scars, I've purged acne lately and I'm hoping of making them disappear!

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  8. Ugh I need to try that pillow spray (Insomniac over here. Ok…exaggerating slightly but I really don't sleep haha). I'd also love to give the B&B Sunday Shampoo a go! I use a lot of conditioning treatments that can sometimes build up.
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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  9. I've been liking it so far; I'll post up a review soon. x

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  10. I think I should try Eysilix, but I'm such a floozy when it comes to eye cream. x

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  11. Me too. Perhaps too clean, though. Ha! x

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  12. I've been liking it so far. I think I have a review coming up.... x

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  13. I'm an Advanced Night Repair convert. I'd say it's worth a try; it's been awesome thus far. x

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  14. Oooo. I'd love to try Hydraluron, too, but, unfortunately, Indedd Labs hasn't gotten their act together and released it into the US. One day.... I think I'll stick to Telescopic Mascara, for now. x

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  15. I couldn't help myself; I really appreciate it! x

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  16. That's always the way to go: one in, one out. And I've been loving Pepta-Bright. x

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  17. I need to get the Sunday Shampoo! Enough! Great post!


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  18. I definitely will keep you posted. x

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  19. Ah, the pillow spray is amazing! I'm a slight insomniac, too; but it's more so that I don't really like to sleep. You must give it a try, just because it's so luxurious. x

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  20. Merci, and Sunday Shampoo rocks! x

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