Monthly Beauty Favourites // The April Edition!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Happy first day of Summer! I hope you all had a nice day in spite of the weather being so atrocious (first day of summer? Yeah right!).  Today I'm going to be talking about the beauty products that I was loving in April.... Enjoy!

Aussie Mega shampoo and Mega Instant conditioner 
First of all I just have to say, that in my opinion Aussie has the best haircare products on the market. I had been looking for a great shampoo and conditioner for years and I could never find anything that did my hair any favours! UNTIL...... I started using this brand last year. If you haven't tried any of their products before then you need to ASAP!

Every now and again I swap my normal shampoo for a clarifying one as there's nothing worse than product build up. I've never tried the 'Mega' range before but after using them for a couple of weeks I was really impressed. They did a great job of giving my hair a much needed deep clean and got rid of all that horrible product build up. I also noticed that my hair looked a little bit shinier after I started using them. It claims to leave your hair feeling extra soft but I didn't notice my hair feeling any softer to be honest! But overall I think they're both great products.

VO5 heat protect styling spray
Another hair product I've been loving is this heat protectant. The only reason I picked this up was because it was so so cheap with it only being €4.79! This had big shoes to fill as my previous heat protectant (toni & guy prep heat protection mist) was amaaazing!  But I was actually really impressed with it! I won't say anything else about it as I'm going to be doing a full review on it along with another VO5 product. So, keep your eyes peeled for that! ;-)

Boots Hand & Nail Cream
I was absolutely delighted with this hand cream! My hands were so dry before I discovered this product. I honestly didn't think it would be great because it's only a cheap aul thing but I was pleasantly surprised! It moisturised my hands without leaving them feeling greasy and it also helped improve the patches of eczema that I had. It has a very light fragrance and there is also a non-fragrant version so, if you're not a fan of strong smelling hand creams then this would be perfect for you.  I use it every night before I go to bed and the next day my hands are left feeling so smooth and soft. And it only cost €1.79! It's definitely one of my best bargain beauty buys!

Collection Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear concealer
Unlike the rest of the products I've talked about so far, this is an old favourite of mine. I've been using it everyday this past month (hence the worn off writing! Ha ha!) so I thought it deserved a mention. This is by far my favourite concealer - it blends easily, covers blemishes, redness and dark circles really well and it lasts all day (about 9-10 hours with powder). Although, I wouldn't recommend it if you have dry skin (I have combination skin) as I find it sometimes brings out my dry patches. It has a thick, creamy consistency and it's a high coverage concealer, so I find it great to wear without any foundation or BB cream/tinted moisturiser. I absolutely love it and I always repurchase it.

Real Techniques powder brush
This brush is excellent - it picks up the perfect amount of powder so, I can apply my powder with one quick sweep on my face. It's extremely soft and fluffy and non of the bristles shed. It washes easily and dries quickly (Come to think of it, I find that with all of the RT brushes which makes my life a whole lot easier! Ha ha!). I think it's a great brush and I'd highly recommend it!

Rimmel I Love Lasting Finish nail polish in 200 'orange your life'
This has been my go to nail polish this month! It's a really pretty orange colour but it's not too orange (if that makes any sense! Ha ha!). It's actually the nail polish that I'm wearing in this picture but I didn't show it to you properly because it was chipped and that's embarrassing!! Ha ha! Rimmel nail polishes are my favourites - they wear well and they're very affordable. That's all I'll say about this as I've done a full review on (Rimmel nail polishes) before. 

Bourjois Color Boost lip crayon in 'Peach on the beach'
These lip crayons are amazing! I'd highly recommend them if you haven't tried them before. They are so moisturising, glossy, well pigmented and they smell gorgeous too. They also have an SPF 10 so, I'll definitely be bringing these away on holiday with me in two weeks! If you're going to buy one of these then go for the shade 'Peach on the beach'. It's a gorgeous peachy pink colour and it's perfect for Spring/ Summer.

Have you tried any of these products before? What did you think of them?
What were your beauty favourites for the month of April?

Cliona x


  1. I really want to try the Real Techniques Powder Brush and the Bourjois Color Boost lip crayon. *Sigh* I'm going to go broke from all this wanting and wishing.


  2. I love the Bourjois Color Boost lip crayons. They are so easy to work with.
    Peach on the Beach is my favourite colour as well.

    Xx Anne

  3. Great products I probably have to try a few of them :) xx

  4. I love Aussie hair products,they always make my hair feel good. Haven't used it for ages though, you may have rekindled my love for it! x

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