April Beauty Buys

AprilBeautyBuys

I cannot believe how fast this year is going! April flew by, but you better believe I made time in my schedule for Sephora's VIB sale which I can thank for the majority of my beauty purchases this month. 

Pixi Glow Tunic
Despite many "glowing" reviews I was not a fan of this product. It's received a lot of hype in the beauty community but I found it very drying and almost too strong for my skin.
Repurchase? No

Becca Champagne Pop Highlighter
My favorite beauty buy from April was the Becca highlighter in Champagne Pop. This is another product that's received raved reviews, and I've found that it lives up to it's reputation as a great universal highlighter. My only complain is that it might be a little too yellow on my skin. 
Repurchase? Maybe

Fresh Black Tea Toner
After I gave up on the Pixi Glow Tonic, I added the Fresh Black Tea toner to my Sephora haul. I've owned this toner in the past, but find it a little too pricey to buy over and over again. However, with the 15% discount I couldn't pass it up. This is a holy grail toner in my opinion, it keeps my skin soft and smooth and prevents breakouts.
Repurchase? Yes

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick
I learned a valuable lesson this month..always check the oz's when purchasing something. I bought the Hourglass liquid lipstick in Canvas Rose, and when it came in the mail I was truly shocked. I ordered the travel size version and it was the smallest lip product that i've ver seen. If anything this should be given away as samples at the store or for 100 point, not $10. While the packaging was adorable I found the formula too drying and size too small for the price point, so this guy went back to Sephora.

NYX Dark Circle Corrector
I'm completely fascinated with the color correcting trend that is popping up all over every beauty outlet, and decided to try it out in the form of this NYX dark circle corrector. Apparently orange helps conceal blue and purple tones. It's no miracle product, but it does a decent job for the price tag.
Repurchase? Maybe, I'd like to try another brand first. Any suggestions? 

drugstore holy grail - revlon lip crayon

If there's one lip product I cannot do without, it's Revlon's lip crayon products. As you can see. I've got quite the collection and I'm always scanning the aisle for my next shade during my routine drug store runs. The range includes balm stains, matte and lacquer balms which are all equally amazing. 

swatches left to right
balm stain in crush beguin // balm stain lovesick passionate // matte balm striking spectacular // lacquer balm demure reserve

Have you tried the Revlon lip crayons? What's your go-to shade?

 

this post was not sponsored, I genuinely love these products and wanted to share them with you. 

 

trend to try: olive denim

OliveDenim

Happy first day of Spring! Checking in today to share a trend that I cannot get enough of lately...olive jeans. I particularly love the skinny jeans look with leather accents, but trousers can look particularly amazing as well. 

Looking to get in on the trend? Here are a few of my favorites from stalking my favorite online outlets in hopes of finally taking the plunge!