April Favourites

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

It’s that time of the month again. No not that your dirty little human, I mean it’s time for my monthly favourites. I think 2 of my favourites are rather obvious but hopefully you didn’t guess that the other 3 would be chilling in this post.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette:

*Homer Simpson style drooling*. How did I go so long without having this palette in my life? It’s perfect, like actually perfect. I honestly thought rose gold eyeshadows wouldn’t really suit me but this palette is so versatile I think it could suit any skintone. I’ve used it every single day since purchasing it and it’s definitely replaced the original Naked palette as my favourite. Big up Urban Decay!

NARS Heat Wave Lipstick:

Oh hey Heat Wave, what’s up?! I love, love, love this lipstick even if it’s not really meant for my skintone. It’s a beautiful orangey red that glides on smoothly and stays put all day. It’s not too creamy or too drying either. I just wish my skintone suited it a bit more but hey, I’m going to rock it anyway.

MAC Blot Powder:

My skin doesn’t seem to know whether it’s coming or going anymore. It’s been both incredibly dry yet incredibly oily so I need a powder that keeps the oil at bay and doesn’t highlight my dry patches. Enter MAC Blot Powder.

I’m not exactly an expert when it comes to powders. I used Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder for years so MAC Blot Powder is still fairly new to me. It is keeping my skin under control oil wise and is doing a great job at not bringing attention to my annoying dry skin. I honestly wish I tried this sooner as the Rimmel London “awfully long name for a powder” stopped working for me about a year before I finally launched it in the bin. What can I say? I’m dedicated to my beloved products even when we do fall out.

Nivea Lip Butter Raspberry Rose:

The Nivea Lip Butter has been a God send recently. Although I drink a lot of water I also wear lipstick everyday so my lips need a good dose of lip balm on a regular basis. I do have a few other lip balms kicking about in my collection but none of them are as good as the Nivea Lip Butter. I apply it first thing in the morning and last thing at night and my lips have been a lot less dry and flaky as a result.

Usually raspberry scents make me feel sick (I basically recreate that episode of Hannah Montana with the raspberry scented perfume, why do I remember this?) but this is nice and subtle so the sicky feeling is kept at bay. I’m going to be rather gutted when I lose this lip balm. Seriously, why do lip balms go walkabouts so often?

The Blind Side:

I was destined to like this film right from the getgo. Show me a film starring Sandra Bullock and I’ll be all over it but throw in American football and I’ll watch it religiously. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve watched The Blind Side. It’s just one of those films that you can’t help but watch again and again.

It’s based on the life of Michael Oher (former Ravens offensive tackle, current Titans offensive tackle) and how he came to be in the NFL. Sandra Bullock plays Leanne Tuohy, a rich, Christian woman who welcomes Michael Oher into her home and family while he is still a teenager. The Tuohy’s help Michael reach both his athletic and academic potential which in turn leads to him getting a football scholarship at Ole Miss.

The film focuses primarily on his life with the Tuohys. It refrains from delving too deeply into his past and it barely touches on the fact he grew up with a lot of siblings and drug addict of a mother in the projects of Tennessee. I think the film could do with a few more flashbacks so the viewer can understand how bad Michael Oher’s upbringing actually was but aside from that, the film is incredible.

If you haven’t seen The Blind Side yet you really need to and also pick up Michael Oher’s book ‘I Beat The Odds: From Homelessness To The Blind Side And Beyond’, it’s more about his upbringing than his life with the Tuohys.

That's it for another month. I think I might buy a calendar so I actually know when the end of the month is. Oh who am I kidding? I still have my 2013 calendars up.

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