Sunday, 1 May 2016

April Favorites!

Hi everyone,
It's the first of May (WTH) and honestly, I still feel like it is February. Anyway as another month goes by, a favorites post comes so keep on reading to know what I have been loving this month!

Nivea Men Post Shave Balm - Weird?! Ikr?! Everyone in the beauty world has not stopped talking about this, thanks to NikkieTutoirals. In case you are unaware of this product, it can basically be used as a primer, it contains glycerin which helps products stick to the base. When I first bought this, I was a little skeptical, but it works! I picked this up for only £4 and you get lots of product, it's a very watery consistency but a little goes a long way. You all probably know I went on holiday in April and since I got a little burnt, I needed a moisturizing and cooling base, this worked perfectly. Definitely my favorite drugstore primer!
ABH Contour Kit - Wow, this product gets me speechless! While I was in Orlando, my mum very kindly treated me to this in Sephora, and honestly I am so grateful! This comes with three contour and three highlight shades. I love this because I can use this palette for contouring, bronzing, face powder, under eye powder, highlighter and eye shadow, talk about an all in one palette! The powders are pigmented, creamy, bendable and just perfect. It's a great investment and I would highly recommend.
Maybelline The Colossal Go Extreme Mascara - If you have been following my blog for a long time, you will know that this was my favorite mascara last summer. When I ran out of it, I was super sad but found other mascaras I liked. Before going on holiday, I was on the hunt for the perfect waterproof mascara and since I knew how good this one was, I repurchased it. Honestly, why doesn't this mascara have a lot of hype, it's amazing! This holds a curl, gives length, gives volume and it does not budge but can still be removed when needed. 

Skincare/ Body Care
Freedom Pro Fixing Spray - As I keep mentioning, while I was on holiday I got burnt and I needed something super cooling. I found this hidden away before I went to Florida and instantly packed it. When I was spending the whole day in the sun, I would pack this and spray it all over my face when I needed a cooling and refreshing mist over my skin. I also used it before applying my makeup to give it some moisture. This really helped to cool my face and I am so glad I brought it. It is very multi purpose and a good value for money.

Hair care
Pantene Repair and Protect, Dry Oil - This was a life saver while I was on holiday, with the heat and water this oil definitely made my hair still look healthy. I struggle with quite dry hair all year round and I was on the hunt for something that was going to nourish it. After I have washed my hair I will just apply a very small amount of this onto the ends of my hair and leave it to air dry. It really helps to give my hair a shiny look as well as making it super soft.

PINK Swimsuit - Oh My, isn't this beautiful! I know you can't see it clearly in the photo but I will link it here so you can see it fully. I basically bought this while I was in Florida and during the holiday it was the only swimsuit I wore. It's so beautiful, I love the caging down each side and the print is to die for! Because it's PINK, it is slightly more pricey but the quality is amazing and I can tell I am going to wear it a lot.
Rummer Shorts - These shorts are the most comfortable things ever. They are from Forever 21, they cost £7 and they are just amazing! The quality of them is surprisingly nice and they are super comfortable to wear. I love the bright red with the white detailing, but I must go back and get more colours. They are a definite lounge wear must!

DNCE Cake By The Ocean - I cannot get enough of this song, it is so amazing and I just love love love it. If you have not heard it, you absolutely need to, it has such a good beat and it is just a great feel good song.

Romeo and Juliet - Since I am in year 9, I am currently starting my GCSE's and so English is a compulsory subject. I have to read and understand the play Romeo and Juliet for some of my exams and so in my class we have already begun the work on it. At first I was told how boring and dull Shakespeare is, but since reading the play and watching both versions of the film, I have grown to love it. I think the concept of the book is so beautiful and meaningful, don't get me wrong it's sad but so fascinating at the same time. Shakespeare is a very controversial writer but I now love his work and can't wait to continue learning about what he wrote.

Florida - Of coarse I could not write this post without mentioning my trip to Florida. Florida is honestly one of my favorite places and I am so lucky to have gone there another time. I had the most amazing time with my family and it was definitely one holiday I will never forget. If you want to see what I got up to, while I was away, I wrote a Week One post of Florida which is already up (Link is here) so you can check that out, and don't worry a Week Two will be coming very soon.

I really hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments what you have loved this month! Have a great day!
Grace xx


  1. i have not try nivea men post shave balm:(
    i need to buy it asap

    jess x |

  2. I really want to try the shave balm as it has been raved about so much on youtube and instagram! I aslo love the song Cake by the Ocean it is going to be one of my favourite summer songs x

    1. Totally agree, you should really try the post shave balm!xx

  3. Loved this post! I really want to try the shave balm because like you said it has been raved about so much! I am studying Much Ado about nothing and at first I hated it but after we watched a bit of the film I got really into it! And also cake by the ocean is just a fantastic song and my favourite song and I just love it so much! Xx

  4. Loved this post, just went to listen to Cake By The Ocean and I think you have got me obsessed!! x

    1. You will love it, it's so addictive!

  5. I love the song Cake By The Ocean, it's so catchy! I have heard so many people talk about that mascara so maybe I need to try it myself! x

    Erin // Everything Erin

  6. Im so jealous of the ABH contour palette! I also really need to try the post shave balm because everyones been raving about it so much. Great post.

  7. I think it's wonderful you have that view on Shakespeare! I'm seriously going to have to pick up the Nivea balm xo

  8. That swimsuit is wonderful! And I'm so envious of your holidays in Florida, yesterday night I was looking at some pictures I took when I went to Orlando years ago and I realised how much I'd love to visit Florida again soon.

    Marti |