I used a lot of different beauty products in April. I played around with several of my older eyeshadow palettes and I’m still trying to finish a bunch of partly used foundations. Despite that, I still ended up with three products that really stood out over the course of the month. Two were new to me and one was an older product I love in a brand new scent. My April beauty favorites ended up being the Rimmel You’re the 1 Lipstick in You’re All Mine, the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer, and the Alchemic Muse Foaming Body Scrub in Castaway.
HASK recently released a new collection and I couldn’t wait to try it. HASK has quickly become one of my favorite hair brands and I love trying all of the different varieties they offer. The new HASK Exotic Oil line contains three different collections, all catered to specific hair types. The HASK Coconut Milk and Organic Honey Curl Care Collection focuses on creating defined curls while the Blue Chamomile and Argan Oil Blonde Care Collection neutralizes brassiness in blonde hair. I got to try the HASK Orchid and White Truffle Moisture Rich Collection which rehydrates and adds shine to dry hair.
Shoulder details are so big right now. Everywhere I look, there is an off the shoulder dress or a top with cutout shoulders. Everything looks so cute but since the pieces are pretty trendy, it can be hard for me to spend a lot on them. Who knows if I’ll even like that off the shoulder dress in a few months? I love inexpensive fashion companies for this very reason. It’s easy to test out a trend to see how much I’ll wear it before really investing in it. I recently picked out an inexpensive off the shoulder top and cold shoulder dress to test the waters of the shoulder details trend.
By now, you probably know how much I love trying different skincare products. I have a few products that I love and use regularly but even when something is a HG item for me, I still love experimenting with new things. I love the whole process of using skincare- it’s nice to take a few minutes out of every day to feel like I’m doing something good for my skin. And the process of applying different masks, serums, and moisturizers is very relaxing for me. So, as you can expect, I was so excited to try the new Jan Marini Hyla3D HA Activating Complex.
I have mixed feelings about subscription boxes. I love the idea of trying new products and it’s so fun to get a surprise package in the mail every month but I feel like with most boxes I end up wishing I had just spent the money on something I actually wanted instead. Play! by Sephora is a little different though. When it was first announced I added myself to the waitlist but was never able to get off of it until now. I buy most of my makeup from Sephora and I love their deluxe samples and promo codes so I figured I’d be pretty happy with whatever I got in my box. For $10 a month (plus a little tax if you live in a state with a Sephora store), you get five deluxe samples and a fragrance sample, all in a cute little makeup bag. And the $10 gives you Beauty Insider points and counts towards your dollars spent each year, meaning it’s easier to become a VIB or VIB Rouge. The Play! by Sephora April box was my first order, and I was so excited to see what was inside.
I definitely experienced a range of weather when I visited Stacie in Nashville a couple of weeks ago. There were a couple of what I would consider normal spring days, a couple of really warm (90 degrees or so) days and then a big storm rolled in and we were back to our winter coats. When the weather is really finicky like that I like to rely on light spring layers. We did a lot of exploring while I was there and it was easy to throw on a few layers in the morning and remove them if the day warmed up. One of my favorite things we did was visit Nashville’s Bicentennial Mall, where we ran into all of these pretty trees!