Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April Faves!


I have no idea why but this month felt so long. I usually only feel like months are long if 1- I have something coming up and I’m excited for it (I don’t) or 2-if I’m having a bad month (I wasn’t) but for whatever reason, April dragged on! Today I’m sharing with you a couple things I’ve loved throughout the month.



Beauty




I FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY got my hands on the tartelette palette by Tarte. It took me a very long time to locate this but after having an insider at Ulta, this baby is mine. I absolutely love it and am so happy I added it to my collection. After doing my spring cleaning post, I realized I own entirely too much makeup. I am a creature of habit and always grab for the same products so I was really going to try and ease up on any future purchases, but I definitely made an exception for this! It’s 16 all matte eyeshadows in neutral shades. The colors will work for any eye color, but 4 of them are on the purple side so they really compliment my green eyes. If you’re looking for a new palette to try, I absolutely recommend this one!


Ever since I started filling in my eyebrows, I’ve used the elf eyebrow kit. It’s easy and inexpensive and works well. I’m a big “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it” gal so I’ve never really had my eyes open for something new. However, I had been hearing good things about Benefit’s Gimmie Brow for a while and kind of wanted to try it. I saw a gel from the Ulta brand and figured I’d test it out so I could just see if I liked the gel over the powder. I have to say, I think I’ve converted. It’s way quicker to use and looks more natural.


I think I will always be on the hunt for the perfect every day lip color. Even when I think I’ve found something that I love, I still am on the lookout. For Sephora’s beauty insider birthday gift this year, they had a NARS lip duo and eyeliner. It came with a red,  and a mauve color in Rikugien and I am impressed. I haven’t tried the red yet but the more berry color is definitely a contender for the perfect every day color. It’s not too pigmented but definitely has enough of a wash to show up. It’s glossy but not overly shiny. It’s pretty much great all around and I’ve reached for it a ton this month.


Boscia is definitely winning me over lately. I talked about their detoxifying black cleanser in my February favorites and this month I’ve added the cool cleansing oil to my skincare routine. I’ve always stayed away from oils for my skin because it’s naturally oily and didn’t want to add to the problem. I've heard great things about this product and decided to pick up the travel size (tip: if you’re unsure about something, Sephora & Ulta usually have smaller sizes so you can try it without having to spend the money on a full size) This little bottle is magic. It takes off ALL of my makeup, even things that I thought my other makeup wipes and face washes were taking off but they were actually leaving behind. Highly recommend this baby!


Fashion


These earrings from LOFT are the bomb. They make it seem like I have several holes in each ear but in reality it’s just one single earring with a couple gems. They’re easy to just throw on with a simple outfit if I don’t want a statement necklace or a stack of bracelets on. I always get compliments when I wear them, and DUH who doesn't love that?


My lovely best friend gave me these bracelets from Bourbon and Boweties and I’m obsessed!! I have to be honest, I’m not a huge fan of 98% of her bracelets but these are a completely different story. I definitely wouldn’t call them simple by any means but in comparison to the other Bourbon and Boweties collection they are the most wearable in my opinion. I usually just wear these together with my gold Michael Kors and call it a day!


Random

Amazing. That is the only word I can think of to describe James Bay. I don’t completely remember where I heard about him but thank you a million times. Is it just me, or is finding new music hard? I don’t usually find new artists I like and never one that I thought about flying to Philadelphia to see. This man is perfect! His new album Chaos and the Calm came out this month and please do yourself a favor and check him out on Spotify right now, you won’t be disappointed! 


Looking for a new show to binge on Netflix? KIMMY SCHMIDT is your girl! I finished the entire first season in a day (disclaimer episodes are 20 minutes and there’s only like 13) It’s an easy watch and something that you can just have on while you’re doing other things. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s about a girl who has been kidnapped and now moves to NYC to live her life. It’s just silly little stories about her adjusting to 2015 and finding out how to live with everything that has changed. I’m currently looking for a Tituss Burgess in my life.


Not sure why it took me so long to watch Broad City but HELLO HERE I AM. Abbi and Ilana are serious best friend goals. I’ve heard this compared to Girls, but I don’t know that I would necessarily say that they’re similar, other than it’s just two best friends going about their daily life. The humor is definitely something that not everyone is going to like but I’m obsessed. I can’t decide if the wisdom teeth episode or the pegging episode is my favorite but either way, this show can do no wrong. Also, there was a quick cameo from Seth Rogen, so I’m in. Whhhhhy don’t new episodes come out until 2016?!




I went to Universal a few days ago and I just want to add that entire trip to my favorite things this month. Since Jess moved to Tampa I don’t get to see her that often so whenever I do, it’s a good time. Add in Universal and I’m sold. Porter came and met us and we just had a fun day drinking and hanging out. It still boggles my mind sometimes that I live so close and can just go there for a day when I have off to hang out with friends. Since we go pretty often, days there are just very chill with no agenda. Taking the stress out of theme parks is so great and makes the day so much better!


Hope you're all having a fab week and are ready for May!
What were your April faves?




it's been fun,
clancy

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