Can you actually believe that it's May?! Seems like yesterday when 22nd of December, 2012 arrived and we all waited with baited breath wondering if the World was going to end, and now... we're nearly half way through 2013! That's just crazy...
I don't know about you, but I have been suuuuper busy. Uni is just crazy, and I know I've been harping on about exams and stuff, but exam prep has stressed me out to no end... However, March and April have been two of the best months ever.
On the 22nd Apr, a couple of friends and I went to see Daughter in the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. Holy Moly -- they were sensational. Elena Tonra's angelic voice resonated around the beautiful building and left me will chills all down my spine. We actually managed to squeeze ourselves to the front row too. Not gonna lie - emotional tears were shed at that gig. (If you don't know their music, I strongly suggest checking them out... My favourites are Still, Landfill, and Medicine)
We also met their opening act - Bear's Den. They were also incredible and I urge you to check their stuff out too! Favourites include Agape and Pompeii.
We also finally organised everything to head off to Mombasa in June. We sorted out hostels to stay in the night before we fly, all the immunisations and the malaria pills.. Good stuff! Literally buzzziiingggg to go off to sunny Africa...
This month, I didn't buy much new beauty products to try out. I've started this thing where I try to use all the stuff I already have. So without further ado, here are my March and April favourites:
First up is the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation in 20 Beige. I must admit, the first time I used this, I was not a huge fan. I found the formula too watery and I wasn't quite sure why it got so many brilliant reviews. However, I found that the best way to apply it (for me) was with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. With a medium coverage, it gives a flawless finish, and because the formula is quite thin, it allows layering without looking cakey. The colour match for me is perfect as well.
Second is my favourite palette at the moment -- Estee Lauder Eyeshadow Duo in Raisins. I'm a nude gal when it comes to everyday shadows but I've been trying to branch out of my comfort zone recently and I just think that this gives the perfect everyday eye with a unique pop of colour. I use the light pink shade all over the lids and the darker shade on the crease and lower lashes. Standard application, really.
Favourite lip products of the month are -- surprise, surprise -- Tom Ford Lipstick in True Coral and YSL Rouge Volupte in 13 Peach Passion. Both are perfect spring lips. If I feel that my outfit needs a bit of perk in colour, I found myself gravitating towards True Coral, and when I'm feeling a bit nudey -- as per -- I reach for the YSL one, which gives a lovely pale pinky hue to my lips.
On to fragrance. My favourite combination is Jo Malone Ginger Biscuit and Dark Amber and Ginger Lily. These two fragrances just complement each other so beautifully, and because I've been wearing them both at the same time, it gives me such a unique scent. Not gonna lie, I've been stopped on the streets with women asking me what I'm wearing! Unfortunately, the Ginger Biscuit one is sold out because it was from the Sugar and Spice collection, but the Dark Amber and Ginger Lily one is absolutely stunning on its own too.
As for my room, I have been burning this Diptyque Candle in Baies non-stop. It smells beautifully fruity and fresh, making my room very cosy and lovely.
For music, I have been loving a bit of Bastille and Daughter. Absolutely addicted to their stuff, and I'm actually going to see Bastille in Manchester later this year - eeeep! And for TV, I have been l o v i n g the new Game of Thrones season... Danaerys is my queen! :')
Before I finish off, I must include this little beauty:
I only picked this up in Zara only last week so it's a bit of a cheat putting it in April favourites, but I just love this bag. It's the perfect neon orange bag that just gives my normally very monochrome wardrobe a bit of a change, and I can fit enough stuff in there to take to uni as well! At only £22.99, I thought it was a good investment... Yes, that's what I tell myself anyway.
So that's it for this month! The next month will be full of nonstop revision and stress, but hopefully I'll survive... If not, I guess Liverpool One is never too far away for a bit of retail therapy... *cue evil laugh*.
Hugs and kisses,