Thursday, May 01, 2014

April Favourites

Here are a few of my favourites for the month of April, instead of just nail favourites, I've decided to do a random array of things that I've been loving this month because it's a bit more fun and gives you all an insight into my life outside of nails! (Plus I haven't bought any new polish for a while).

Nail Related Things:

These four designs were my favourites for the month, I didn't do a lot this month, but I was particularly happy with the following ones. 

I've also been loving the Essence Studio Nails Caring Nail Oil - it's the first cuticle oil I've ever used and while it may not be the best it's very cheap and a little goes a long way. It's done quite a good job of moisturising my cuticles when they're very dry and in desperate need for some hydration. 

That's probably it for nail related things, because I haven't actually tried anything new in the past few weeks, I've mostly been trying to use what I have before I splurge on more items.


This year I have started to really get into beauty related items, and maybe that's where I've been spending my money instead of on nails. But don't fret, I won't become a beauty blogger (maybe). My favourite things this past month have been the following:
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Primer - I've never used primers that much before but I knew I needed one so I picked this up at Priceline and so far I love it. It makes my skin look smooth and gives my foundation a nice base, it's also made foundation application sooo much easier because of how smooth it makes my skin.
  • Australis Make Up Finishing Spritz - this is just a lifesaver if you tend to go a bit powder crazy. I picked this up in March and it has been a favourite ever since then, it smells absolutely lovely and is just an awesome spray that really sets your make up and keeps it looking fresher for longer.
  • Maybelline's Hyper Glossy Liquid Liner - I've only recently started using liquid liner and so far, this is my favourite of the few I've tried. It's smooth and super easy to use and doesn't smudge which is always a great bonus.
  • Face of Australia Impact-Full Volumising Mascara - this is hands down my all time favourite mascara. I didn't like it at first, but this past month has really set it in stone as my favourite. I only need a few coats and I no longer need to use two mascaras to get the effect I want, this one does it all.
  • Australis Fresh & Flawless Pressed Powder - I imagine a lot of people might already be familiar with this powder but I've only just started using it, and while the lightest shade is still a little too dark for my skin tone, I do use it when I want a full coverage look and it's amazing at what it does.


I've had troublesome skin for quite some time now due to reasons I can't change and while that bothers me a lot, I do my best to manage it however I can. 
  • Lush's Mask Of Magnaminty - this is probably my favourite skin product ever. It's genuinely amazing. I was looking for a Lush face mask that was natural and good for the skin but I didn't want to fork out almost eighteen dollars for a mask that only lasts three weeks, so that's why I got this one, which lasts a few months. It's refreshing and exfoliating and leaves my skin feeling smooth and looking brighter. 
  • Sukin's Foaming Facial Cleanser - just before the new year I had a bad allergic reaction to some skin products that had salicylic acid in it, so ever since then I've only used natural/vegan products and Sukin has been a lifesaver. I mostly use the Oil Cleansing Method to cleanse my skin, but I found lately that my skin needed something in between those nightly washes and that's where this particular cleanser of there's came in. It's light and fresh and does a really decent job of cleaning my skin in the mornings.


  • I recently bought the Sony Reader and I've been loving reading books on it, it's so light and easy to use and I can't believe it took me so long to actually get one.
  • The TV shows Person of Interest and The Following. One thing me and my mum love to do is watch TV shows together and these two have been our favourites. We can't get enough of them and are absolutely hanging out for the final episodes (by the time this publishes we'll have seen the finale for The Following). 
  • Broad City - I watched this whole series in one night and I'm so glad it exists, so much so that I watched it all again the next week.
I think that's about it for this month's favourites! I'd love to keep up with this and do another at the end of May, so we'll see how many things become my favourites this month! If you enjoyed this slightly more in-depth look into my life then please let me know so that it encourages me to keep it up!


  1. Thanks for this post! I love knowing a bit more about the bloggers behind beautiful nails!

    1. Feedback like this is what makes me want to do more of these posts, so thank you! :)


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