April Beauty Favorites

Hello, May and hello to another month of beauty favorites!

*John Frieda Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray | It has been years since I’ve used this product, but I’m convinced that the formula is back and better than ever before! I love to use this on days that I curl my hair to give the curls/waves some added texture and to help soften and blend them together. I’ll be purchasing a full size once this travel size is empty.

*Amara Organics Total Repair Eye Gel | I’m a huge fan of eye creams and gels, so I’m always happy to test out new brands and formulas. This has been my go-to nighttime eye gel; it has a delicious cucumber-like scent, and it keeps my under eye area moisturized and hydrated overnight. I have seen a bit of improvement in my dark circles and tiny fine lines since starting to use this. The packaging also is a huge plus since it has a pump.

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso | This blush doesn’t need much explanation since it is a favorite among many of you. The coral color with just a slight hint of shimmer has been my go-to on days where I’m rocking a lighter makeup look – it’s essentially a blush and highlighter in one.

elf Small Stipple Brush | If you’re a fan of using cream products, such as blush, contour sticks, etc., then this brush is a must in your collection. I am blown away at how well this inexpensive drugstore brush blends out my cream and liquid blushes – I’ve already purchased a second one to have on-hand in my collection!

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxi in Speak Your Mind & NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Sugar Pie | One of two of my favorite lip combinations that I’ve been wearing all month long (the second combination is below!), this lipstick and gloss duo give me that perfect nudish pink pout. It’s a subtle combination that can be worn with any type of blush or eye shadow, and I think it will look even better with a summer tan.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink in the Afternoon & NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Nude Peach | If you’re looking for a bit more punch of color on your lips, then this is the combination for you. The lipstick is one of my all-time favorite true-to-color light pinks, with the slightest coral undertone, and when topped with the peach gloss, it gives the lips a beautiful pink/coral color with a hint of shimmer. Plus, the lipstick is said to be an exact dupe for the one that Audrey Hepburn wears in Breakfast at Tiffany’s – that’s reason in itself to buy it!

What were your favorite beauty products throughout April?
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*Disclaimer: These products were sent to me through the Influenster and BrandBacker affiliate programs, respectively, in exchange for a review. As always, all opinions are my own.

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  1. 5.9.15
    Christina Sotherden said:

    I've got to check out that salt spray! I've been really loving a lot of nyx products too recently!

  2. 5.9.15
    Mia- MakeMeUpMia said:

    I don't have Luminoso but I have & love Dolce Pink! CVS is always out of Luminoso but I'll probably grab it sometime if they ever have it 🙂

  3. 5.7.15
    Nadia said:

    Hooray you finally found the small stipple brush! I'm definitely going to pick up another one when I'm in the US next month, I feel like it would be really nice for highlighting too because of the size. I finally found a place that has almost the full range of Milani near me so I definitely want to try out some more of their products since they get such rave reviews!

  4. 5.6.15
    Debra Stachelski said:

    I've been seeing the Milani blushes mentioned a lot in magazines, will definitely be checking those out, along with that eye cream! Time for a spring/summer refresh!

  5. 5.6.15
    Kelli B said:

    Everyone keeps talking about how great the Elf brushes are. I'm definitely going to try them the next time I need one. NYX lip products are my favorite I think. I need to try these! I love the lip butters and lip glosses that I already have. Thanks for linking up, Karly!

  6. 5.6.15

    Love those lipsticks!! I may have to check out that eye cream some time too. Thank you for sharing!! 🙂

  7. 5.6.15
    Diana Buchanan said:

    I've heard GREAT things about that sea salt spray…My hair needs a change so I'm going to have to check it out. Great list!

  8. 5.6.15
    Brenda said:

    Thank you for giving me so many fabulous products to check out!! Loving those lip combos! Hope May is getting off to a beautiful start for ya!! xo – Brenda // Chatting Over Chocolate

  9. 5.6.15
    Helene said:

    love this! I really want to try the NYX lip gloss! great picks!

  10. 5.6.15

    Ohh I want to try that sea salt spray! I'm always looking to add a little texture to my hair!

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  11. 5.6.15

    I'm going to have to add the brush to my collection, it sounds great. As well as that Milani blush, the color looks right up my alley. Thanks for sharing!

  12. 5.6.15
    Pinky said:

    I have heard amazing things about that Salt Spray! Totally need to get on it. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE MILANI products. I've been using their blush/eye shadow shades for years because you can't beat the price for the product.

  13. 5.6.15
    Biana Perez said:

    You have sold me on all things Milani!! Can't wait to get that blush!

  14. 5.6.15
    Charline Steuckers said:

    The Milani blushes are so raved about lately, I wish I could get a hold of them.

    My favourites are on my blog!

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog