Favorites: April 2014

This post is pretty straight-forward, today I am going to share with you a few of my favorite things this month. I got this idea from several Youtubers (I.e. Tanya Burr, Zoe Sugg etc.), who discuss their favorite things each month so I figured I would jump on the bandwagon… but not in video-form (clearly).  Some of them you may have seen previously in my other posts and others things I will be sharing may seem completely random. I’ll make more of these blogs every month of every couple of months… Enjoy!

1. Food

As some of you may know I am tea-obsessed! I drink one cup of regular (orange pekoe) tea every morning followed by one cup of green tea in the afternoon and one in the evening. So yes, the first ‘favorite’ of mine is Yorkshire Tea in Orange Pekoe flavor. Yorkshire tea is very very popular in the UK and is one of the best teas that I have ever had, it’s not too strong but it’s very flavorful. In Canada you can’t find it in many stores unless it’s like a unique store with products from all over the world or something…. I got my box of Yorkshire Tea at Pete’s Frootique which is a unique grocery store here in Nova Scotia. The next food-like item is a box of lemon wafers. I’ve never really seen lemon wafer sticks before, I mean I’ve seen vanilla, chocolate and strawberry…. but who hasn’t? So these ones caught my eye and I had to buy them. They are actually really good, very lemon-y (I love lemon flavors), and they are gluten-free so they are good for you. I found them in the organic food section at my local Sobeys.

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2. Body

For body, I have been loving the Soap & Glory’s Sugar Crush Body Buttercream. I have discussed this product very thoroughly in one of my previous posts. So to learn more about this product click here.

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3. Shoes

For shoes, lately I have been going back and forth between two different shoes. One of them is a Michael Kors Boot which I actually found at a really cool vintage store for only $45, so it was a steal! Especially because they were in great shape and they fit me like a glove! The other shoe is little black booties which I got from Spring. I love them because they work really well with leggings and also with the pants I wear to work.

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4. Accessories

Both of these accessories I have literally just purchased yesterday but I am SO in love with them both. I was at Spring yesterday sorting out getting a pair of shoes shipped to my house when I looked over and immediately fell in love with this coral bag. The reason I fell in love with it I think is because it mimics the same style as the Celine Micro Luggage Tote and I am so obsessed with it (although the coral one is smaller). I also just bought a black bag that is a faux Celine Micro Luggage Tote (because there was no way I was going to pay $3000 for the real one! (also I can’t afford it…)). but I really wanted one in color. So that’s why I bought the coral one. The other accessory I am in love with is this tiffany blue statement necklace, it’s soo cute! I have yet to wear it (hence the tag).

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5. Make-up

The first make-up product I am loving is the famous Bourjois boxed bronzer. There was a lot of hype about this product on many beauty Youtube channels and beauty blogs so I thought I’d give it a go. When I bought it I thought the box was so cute and it looked like chocolate so that was just awesome. The bronzer itself even smells amazing (not like chocolate… but it smells very good). This product isn’t very pigmented but it’s great if you’re going for a more natural look and just need a little bit of life put back into your face. The next product I’m going to share with you guys is also a bronzer, but also a blush! It’s the E.L.F contouring blush and bronzer in “Antigua”. This was given to me by my best friend Alyssa, so I can’t say I actually purchased this product from the ELF website but she say’s they have great products that work great for a cheap price. I LOVE this blusher and bronzer. They are both very pigmented so just a little product can go a long way and the bronzer is great for contouring. I definitely recommend this product. The next make up product is lip balm, which I heard a lot about through Youtube again. I’ve heard a lot of people rave about how great this stuff is for your lips and how quickly it cures chapped and dry lips, so  obviously it was a must-try. It’s the Nivea Lip Butters. From reading plenty of reviews I really wanted to try the Caramel Lip Butter, however they didn’t have any of those at all at Wal-Mart so I settled for the Raspberry-kind. I love this stuff, it smells really good and it makes your lips so so smooth. I think everyone should be replacing their regular lip balms and trying this stuff out! They also have it in Vanilla and Macadamia Nut (but I haven’t tried that kind yet). The last product I kind of bought on a whim but I am really glad I did buy it, it’s the Rimmel BB Cream in matte. Now I can honestly say that it’s not really mattifying but it gives a really natural-look (which I love). It has great coverage and is really light. At first when you take some out of the tube it seems as though it is a bit runny, but once you put it on your face it sinks right in. The best part is that it does give a bit more of a matte effect than other foundations such as the True Match foundation (which is probably why they decided to label it as mattifying, even though I personally would have said it gave a natural-matteish look)

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6. Random

So this is the little section where I’m just gonna tell you guys a few of my favorite things that wouldn’t necessarily get their own category. So for this month I have two things I have been loving. One of them is gum, which is self-explanatory, I can’t really say much about it except that it’s Dentyne Ice Midnight Mint in the purple package. There is just something about this gum that makes it very unique to me… it’s not just your standard mint flavor and I love it! The next product is the nail polish that I have probably mentioned more than once in my posts! It’s the Essie Tart Deco color (a coral color). I love this nail polish because well.. it’s coral and I love coral and it lasts very long on my nails and doesn’t chip easily. I think I have actually been wearing this nail polish all month!

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7.  Music and TV

For TV I haven’t really had the time to watch any shows (which kinda sucks) so I’m just going to say Modern Family has been a constant favorite because really it’s the only show I have made time for keeping up with lately. This is one of my favorite shows and I love it soooo soo much, it’s so funny and it makes me very happy so I advise that all of you go watch it after you finish reading this! For music albums I have been obsessed with Ingrid Michaelson lately! I have recently just discovered her and I am completely obsessed with her new album Lights Out, she has a great voice and I love every single one of her songs I can’t even pick a favorite one… but if I had to I would say they were “Afterlife” and “One Night Town”. As for favorite songs at the moment I would say Sondre Lerche’s cover of Beyonce’s “Countdown”, his voice is amazing and I love the way he covered her song. O.B.S.E.S.S.E.D. You can listen to his cover here.

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Well that has been my favorites for this month! I know I didn’t cover many things but I will try to have more favorites next month or the month after that!! Thank you so much for reading, feel free to share some of your monthly favorites with me too!!

 

Adios,

Charmaine xx

 

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2 responses to “Favorites: April 2014

  1. I really want to try that bourjois bronzer!! Also the Rimmel BB cream. I really like BB cream so I’m wanting to try all of them 🙂

    Christina
    http://kissesandflowers.blogspot.com/

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