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April Favorites

 

I can’t believe it’s already May! April was a very busy month for me, but I managed to find some skincare, hair care, music, and beauty favorites for you guys!


 M a k e u p

First is this NARS highlighter.

I went to Sephora to look for a more natural looking highlighter for prom, as opposed to my BECCA one, and one of the lovely people there directed me to this! I was skeptical at first because it almost looks matte in the container, but when i put it on it looked beautiful! There’s a very fine shimmer to it, so it catches the light beautifully, but it’s not as intense as some other ones i’ve tried. I mean, look at it!

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(this also isn’t in direct sunlight)

You also don’t need much of it at all, I can just lightly touch your brush to it once or twice and that’s enough for me. A little really goes a long way. You can get it here

 

Second is this No 7. Midnight Lash Mascara

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I actually got this a while ago, but I just started using it and let me just say wow.

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You can see me wearing it on my left eye here, vs the right eye without. It only requires one coat and it doesn’t clump or make eyelashes stick together. Other than that, there’s not much to say about this other than it’s great! It’s about 10$, and you can get it here.

 


 H a i r c a r e

I’ve also been loving this hair oil!

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I haven’t been super into hair care until recently, just because I didn’t know much about it, but when I saw this it piqued my interest so I had to get it and try it out. It really strengthens my hair and makes it softer and shinier. All you have to do is spray 1-2 pumps into damp hair and brush through to make sure it’s evenly distributed. You can get it here.

 

 


 S k i n c a r e

 

First for skincare are Tony Moly masks!

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I originally had 11, but i’ve used the majority of them over the month. They’re super great and come in all kinds of colors with different ingredients to benefit your skin in various ways. They’re sheet masks and you leave them on for about 30 min, and while that’s a long time it’s totally worth it! When they come off your skin is soft and glowing, and they all smell great! In the bundle I got them in, they were each about 1$, but normally they cost 3$ per mask. You can get them here 

Next is this clay avocado mask

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I picked this up to use as a quicker mask than the TonyMoly ones, you only need to have it on for 10-15 minutes. It’s really nice and my skin is always soft and moisturized afterwards. I also have really sensitive skin, and this is the perfect clay mask for that! You can get it at your local Walgreens.


   M u s i c  &  B o o k s

This month i’ve come across a lot of new music & books, but recently i’ve been really into chill music, music you can sing along to loudly, and pick-up-put-down books that I can read and stop reading whenever.

Books

I’ve bought two books recently, one called ‘Milk and Honey’ by Rupi Kaur, and one called ‘This Modern Love’ by Will Darbyshire.

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Milk and Honey is a poetry book that features poems about love, loss, and self image. All of the poems are short and powerful and are accompanied by really cute line art relating to the poem. I personally read it all in one day, but it’s the kind of book that’s really nice to read if you’re sitting on the bus or may need to put the book down whenever. One of my personal favorites is pictured above, but i love almost all of the poems as they all make you think about what you’re reading, and all cause an emotional response.

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This Modern Love is a series of notes from real people all around the world about what love is and their experiences with love. It’s a very beautiful, personal book that is unflinchingly real, wether that makes the reader ‘aw’ or the opposite. It’s divided into three parts, the beginning, middle, and end of relationships. It starts out talking about crushes and puppy love, then how relationships form and grow, and finally how they end. Throughout the book there are little snippets about how technology affects relationships, for better or for worse. Sounds a little preachy, but it isn’t, I promise.

 

Some new songs I’ve found 

BAYNK- Poolside

WENS- Bleed

Tara Carosielli- Holloway Road

Ark Patrol (feat. Veronika Redd)- Let Go

Green Light- Lorde

Bishop Briggs- River

Shallou- Begin

Moglii- Breath

 


 

That’s all for my favorites for this month, I hope you enjoyed reading!! If you have any questions or recommendations don’t hesitate to comment. Thanks so much for stopping by!

xx

Lindsey

Skincare

Fragrance & Skincare

I went out to Urban Outfitters a week ago and picked up a few small things, so i figured i’d show you!

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From left to right there’s the Gourmand Macaroon Rose hand cream, the Gourmand Lait De Coco EDP Frangrance, and the Heritage Store Rosewater & Glycerin spray.

First i’ll go over the hand cream.

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It comes in a 2 oz tube, and it costs 8$ which is a total steal. You really don’t need much, just about a pea sized amount, so it’ll last a long time! It smells amazing and really helps soften and moisturize your hands. I row crew, so it’s not uncommon for me to have callouses or blisters on my hands, and this really helps my hands feel soft, even the morning after a race.

Next is the perfume.

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Now, I’m very particular about perfumes, as I like them to be sweet and fresh, but not overwhelmingly so. I usually have difficulty shopping for perfume because when I go to Sephora and just smell 2 or 3 different kinds make my head spin. My friend recommended the rose scented perfume, but the coconut was more my style as it smelled a little more sweet and vanilla-y. I love it, but my one complaint is that the smell fades throughout the day just a bit. You can still smell it, at the end of the day, but it’s pretty subtle. It’s priced really well too, at 18$ for 1 oz, which is much better than some other perfumes i’ve seen.

Finally we have the rose water!

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Skincare is really important to me, so i tend to try new products to try and find one that would be my new holy grail. This is exactly that product for me! I’ve been using this for a week now and it really soothes my skin, moisturizes, and shrinks my pores. It comes in an 8oz bottle and costs 10$, which, in my opinion, is totally worth it!

I hope you enjoyed reading about some stuff i’ve been loving, and I hope this is helpful for you!

Xoxo

Lindsey