Thursday, May 2, 2013

April Favourites

It's May already and I'm in denial about how fast the year is passing by. I thought it was time to get my favourites up so y'all know what I've been putting on my face this month.


The favourites


Lush Marilyn is a hair moisturiser for blonde hair. The consistency of this reminds me a lot of cake batter, which made me want to get baking every time I used it. I often try out hair mask type products, but I have frequently found myself disappointed. However this one is one of very few I feel actually contributed a lasting difference to the texture of my hair. It made my hair look blonder, shinier and softer. Highly recommended!


In my opinion Maybelline make the best drugstore mascaras. Although I am very inclined to Lancome's formulations, I find that forking out $50 every few months is a little bit more than my wallet is comfortable with. So I decided to try out the much hyped Maybelline the Falsies and I really like the formula. It is very volumizing and it doesn't smudge or fade throughout the day. I think I would repurchase this one again.


In spirit of my project pan I pulled out this Australis Primer that has been sitting in my drawer since the boxing day sales. The first couple of times I used it I was generally unimpressed but as I persevered I came to appreciate the smoothing qualities of this primer. When I applied it on my face after my skincare routine I noticed it made a significant difference to my skin's texture, even before applying foundation. My only gripe is that it contains fragrance, which as a product that is supposed to protect the skin is a pretty stupid inclusion.

I think the last time I used Revlon Colorstay foundation must have been atleast six months ago. I purchased this bottle last year when I first started researching popular foundations online. I remembered it being very thick and cakey, but I thought I would try to use it up for my project pan. Perhaps it's because I have different brushes now but I am really enjoying it this time around. I had some awful breakouts this month and this foundation has great coverage and really helped to conceal the problem. It lasts so well, and I love the natural finish of Nars Sheer Glow, but it just doesn't have the staying power that this sucker does!


First of all, sorry for this photo being so dark. The sun does not want to come out from behind a cloud today. If you saw my review of Nars Dragon Girl earlier this month, you'll already know my thoughts on it, but in summary this is my holy grail red lip product at the moment.

I got a sample of the Kosmea Skin Clinic Rescue Balm in my David Jones Beauty Bag a while back and I hadn't touched it until this month. I belive this is an all purpose balm, akin to the likes of Lucas Paw Paw Ointment, but I have been using it soley as a lipbalm. In summary, this is fantastic. It really helps to moisturize and soothe the lips, and I have been using it to prep my lips all month. It smells a little bit medical so I would give it a smell before you rush out and by it, I get the feeling it is a scent some wouldn't like.



I have been saying forever that I need to start including my favourite blogs in my favourites, so here is one that you need to follow. Marie from Ruelalips is one of my favourites, I love that her posts are a mix of reviews and little features. Please go check her out and tell her I sent you!


The new season of Game of Thrones has been exceeding every expectation I had for it. Episode 4 was absolutely mind blowing. If you haven't been watching this show, you are missing out! Get on it!


This youtube video made me laugh more than I want to admit this month!

I hope you guys had a good April, because here comes May.

Mishelle

Where can you find them?
Lush Marilyn Hair Moisturiser at Lush (AUS)
Maybelline the Falsies at Priceline (AUS) at Walgreens (US) at Boots (UK)
Revlon Colorstay at Priceline (AUS) at Walgreens (US) at Boots (UK)
Australis Primer at Priceline (AUS)
Nars Dragon Girl at HQHair ( Free worldwide shipping!) at Sephora (US)
Kosmea Skin Clinic Rescue Balm at Kosmea (AUS)

*Some of the above links are affiliate links

26 comments:

  1. LUSH has some of the best hair and body products I have ever used! I love their I Love Juicy shampoo which clarifies and helps with oily hair and build-up. Their Veganese conditioner is also great if you need some extra shine in your hair! As for body, I LOVE Ro's Argon Body Conditioner despite the nasty little price. :) I have yet to try Revlon Colorstay foundation, but that will be the next drugstore foundation I will be trying out!

    http://ahemitsemme.blogspot.com/

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    1. Ooh thanks for the recommendations! I do love the Argon body conditioner!

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  2. Great favourites! What do you use your Colorstay with? The best way I have applied it is with a beautyblender... but I am still looking for tips!

    *chants* Game Of Thrones, Game Of Thrones!
    ...amazing!

    Kitsch Snitch

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    1. Woo! I have been using the Furless Angled Foundation Brush here - http://furless.com.au/index.php/lets-shop/product/1830-must-have-pro-angled-foundation-brush/category_pathway-94
      I'm not usually a fan of traditional foundation brushes but this one blew my socks off!

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  3. Agreed that the Colorstay works well at covering blemishes!
    Thank god I didn't get the Australis primer, pretty sure the fragrance would have broken me out.
    And I love the Falsies too :)

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    1. One of the reasons I pulled it out was because of your post about the new one! Yeah best to avoid it then hun!

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  4. What a surprise!!! Thank you so so much for mentioning my blog! That is so nice of you!!! Always love your posts as well! xx

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  5. Fantastic favourites. I love the Kosmea Rescue Balm too. I've heard so many good things about the Revolon Colorstay foundation. I have it on my shopping list when I go to America in a couple months (I refuse to pay Aussie prices for it).

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  6. I love the Australis Primer it's great! Game of thrones is so great I'm glad I finally got in to it :)

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  7. I got a Lush gift voucher for my birthday and am 99% sure that I'm going to spend it on hair products, I haven't tried many hair masks but might have to go check out Marilyn! Also love that you've included a blog favourite, I'm always looking for new blogs to follow :) xx

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  8. I really want the Nars Dragon Girl because of you!

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  9. I'll have to try out Marilyn by Lush, I'd never even heard of it! Sounds really nice x

    Stacey| Beautiful Solutions

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  10. Daenerys is absolute BOSS! That last scene of episode 4 was epic haha.

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  11. I agree. Maybelline definitely does make the best mascaras!

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  12. I need to try out this mascara!

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  13. I know the Revlon Colorstay Foundation has changed their formula, hasn't it? I've been hearing a lot about it! I'm loving it at the moment! I'm also a fan of the Australis primer, but boo to the fragrance :(
    And yay Game of Thrones! :D

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  14. Nice to see you're adhering to your Project Pan :) It's always good to rediscover old products and find a new appreciation/use for them. I've been really enjoying Game of Thrones as well - so sad there's only 10 episodes per season!

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  15. Marylin from LUSH is not available in LUSH Germany, which I find really sad because I tried it when I was in london and I loved it!

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  16. I must be the only one for whom the falsies don't work. I'm with you on dragon girl!

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  17. I use revlon colorstay and australis primer everyday! Im a huge fan :) xx

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  18. Wow.. that NARS Lip Pencil looks AMAZING.. I've not tried any of their pencils yet, but I think this shade might be my perfect first shade xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  19. I can't believe it's May either, feels like it was only Christmas yesterday!
    Great faves, I'm lovin The Falsies at the moment, too!
    xx

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  20. i would like to try the nars lippie
    and i still haven't watched game of thrones!

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  21. I really want to try the lush hair conditioner, I have heard many great things, and I know they do a similar product for your skin too!

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  22. I laughed so hard at the video :) Thanks for sharing.

    I love the Lush conditioner too. It's just a shame it's so pricey for how much you get.

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