Monday, May 3, 2010

April's Favourites

Monthly favourites is probably something I enjoy reading/watching on YT the most after haul posts/videos. As much damage as it does to my bank account, month favourites posts/videos can be pretty helpful when it comes to making the decision to purchase something. It is always good to do a lil more research and read a couple more reviews before swapping your credit card. So, I will start posting my monthly favourites, starting from April onwards. =)

I am a huge fan of barbie pink lipstick, nuf said. =) And for those who aren't aware of the Viva Glam range, 100% of the proceeds go to the HIV fund. So, you're doing charity while purchasing your favourite lipstick. *double win*

88 Warm Colour Palette
For someone who loves neutral, earthy colour, this is THE perfect palette to create 723482934729347293472934723947 looks. I have blogged about why I love this palette here *click to find out :D*.

REVLON Nail Enamel in Midnight Affair 791
I was never really a blue person but I fell in love with this nail polish the moment I saw it in my Priceline goodie bag. Its this REALLY GORGEOUS metalic dark blue colour (oh how descriptive) and I just love it.

Just in case you're wondering, the photo in the middle has bits of shimmers on it because I used a glittery top coat instead of the usual transparent one. I think I still prefer the good ol' plain Jane. What about you?

Etude House Lovely Cookie Blush in 03
My on-the-go blush. As you can see, it is a really pretty peach colour with little shimmer bits in it and it gives a really natural glow when you apply them.

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Pink Please
I believe this is on of the "hot stuff" in the beauty world and I am not surprised at all. The colour is really sweet, inexpensive and it comes with a really nice vanilla smell (for those who don't know, I really dislike any cosmetic products with "funky smell".) It has been staying in my make up pouch for 2 weeks now, that is definitely a strong evidence of how much I love it.

Lucas Papaw Ointment
As I mentioned in my Winter Staples post, this is the holy grail of winter, especially for someone with extremely dry skin like me. I use it as a lip balm most of the time but I do apply it on my eyelids as well as around my nose area when they get too dry. As gross as it may sound, it actually works.

LUSH's Snow Fairy
This is one of the first LUSH products I have tried and I got this from a giveaway I won. FELL IN LOVE with it instantly! It smells like cotton candy, I kid you not! Unfortunately, it is Limited Edition and this is the 250mL bottle. So, I have gotta use it only on special occasions (though I have been using it quite frequently ever since I go them). I have just purchased a new shower gel from LUSH today (which I will reveal in the next haul post. Stay tune =P) so that I am able to "preserve" this little gem here.

Maybelline Magnum Volum Express Mascara
I wanted to get the Colossal one and I did not realise the one I got wasn't Colossal after using it for about 2 months. =.=" Epic fail. Both of the packaging look exactly the same, that's probably why I got mixed up in the first place. Anyways, enough of digression.

This one does a really good job in terms of volumising, but not so much on the length. So, what I do sometimes when I felt like longer lashes is - add another extra coat of Mascara and I am using Rimmel's Glam Eyes Lash Flirt (which is a pretty good lengthening mascara imo)

That's pretty much it for my April's favourites. What are yours? Comment and let me know :)



Gaby said...

I still can't make my mind between Viva Glam Gaga or Cindy! I don,t think bubblegum pink would suit my fair skin, but I'm afraid that Cindy would be too pigmented... -_-

The warm colour palette sure looks great, as I'm a fan of neutral colours. I like your post about "Reasons to love the 88 Warm Colour Palette". I'm not sure I would use all of those 88 colours, though!

Aww the Etude House blush looks super cute with the little bow!

I didn't even know about the Magnum Volum' Express! Is it new? How strange it has the same packaging as the Colossal 0= I'm not a huge fan of the Colossal, though.

Adeline said...

I just bought Cyndi yesterday, finally gave in after contemplating for such a long time. It's a really pretty dark red colour tho, very wearable. You should definitely try it out! =)

There are quite a few similar colours, so I just pick randomly everyday. Lol. You will eventually go through all of them. And yes, neutrals ftw.

I got that Magnum Volum' Express end of last year, thinking it was the Colossal. =.=" Didn't notice until someone pointed that out on YT. I can't wait to try Colossal though cos I have always been a fan of Maybelline's mascara. Why didn't you like it?

Gaby said...

Hey Adeline! Yes the yogurt mask is great! But no, I didn't leave it on overnight. Sorry I was unclear, because you're not the only one who asked about that 0=

DiWiMakeup said...

I love the gaga lippie too. I also have pink please- its supposed to be a dupe for mac's way to love l/e with I loveeeeeeee. So afraid of running out!

xo, Diana

Adeline said...


Yehhh, thats what I heard too.But I haven't tried way to love. You don't have to worry now cos Pink Please is cheappp and is an on-going range =)