Friday, May 4, 2012

April 2012 Favorites

Hola my beauty-lovin' babes! My apologies for the extended absence - we managed to find a new apartment last Saturday and moved in on Monday, plus I started my new job on Monday - and we've been internet-less until now. Hopefully the internet stays functional for the next little while :)

Anyways - it is the beginning of May, which means the end of April is past, and we need to talk mis favoritas!!

#1. Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24H Cream Gel Shadow in Tough as Taupe.
This was definitely a huge favorite of mine this month. It made quick-and-easy, out-the-door looks possible in very short amounts of time. I loved it so much I went out and bought Bad to the Bronze yesterday. A review on these babies will be coming soon...

#2. Schick Hydro Silk Razor.
I was fortunate enough to receive this razor for free when I stumbled into Shopper's Drug Mart one day. They were just handing them out to people, with coupons for ridiculously good discounts on the refill razors, should you choose to repurchase afterwards. I ADORE this razor. My husband always makes jokes about how many blades razors have - this particular one has 5. He jokes that the fifth blade "mulches," he's so silly. But no seriously, this razor is AMAZING. Review coming asap...

#3. L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Blush in Immortal Flush.
I got this under the recommendation of Sam Schuerman on the YouTube. I immediately fell in love with the gorgeous orangey/peachyness that is this delicious little blush. Definitely a must-try, I'm so going to look into getting a few more of the shades from this collection. LOVE!

#4. Nicole by OPI Nail Polish in Kim Konfidential.
This is a gorgeous, flesh-toned nude. I have worn it SO much this month, and I'm really loving it. Such an office-appropriate shade of polish for your nailses.

#5. Hard as Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream. 
I've been using this cream again on my cuticles and nails to strengthen them and get them in a summer-ready condition. I've only been using it once to twice a day, but it's already made a HUGE difference. My nails are getting stronger, growing faster, my cuticles are smooth and not peeling nearly as much. Yahoo!

#6. Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black.
This has been my new favorite eyeliner, and I've definitely been using it every day. I need to get back into the habit of creating perfect winged looks, but this liner makes it incredibly easy to create opaque lines. Love it!!

#7. George's Light Special Moisturizing Lotion.
I picked this up when my old tube of the original George's formula ran out. This one has saved my hands a lot lately. The Light formula has made it SO much more easy to use in comparison to the thick, original formula. LOOOOOOOOOVE this stuff. I need more tubes/bottles of it in my life.

My music favorite. I'm going to add this dimension to my Favorite posts now, because I freaking adore music... and usually when I find a new song that I love, I play it to death until I hate it...

#1. Payphone (Clean/Radio edit) by Maroon 5 (I prefer the version without Wiz Khalifa).
I stumbled across this beauty by accident the other night (yes, very close to the end of April, but I know it's my new favorite song...). I was singing it in my sleep last night. Ya. I adore Maroon 5, and this song is just balm to my soul... <3

Anyways ladies, I hope you had a fantastic month. Here's to another amazing one! May is my birth month too, so I'm super stoked for that!!

Let me know what your monthly favorites are in the comments section, or send me a link with a like to your monthly favorites on your personal blog!


  1. I love it when people put a random favorite at the end of their fav beauty products of the month, I totally need to start doing that!!
    Great favs!

    1. Me too, Bethany! I was especially happy to share such an awesome song with everyone. I adore it!!

  2. Haha, I find this post allowed your personality to really shine through! It was fun :)

    Love to hear about your favorites - where do you pick up that Hard as Hoof stuff? you speak Spanish at all, or do you randomly just throw smatterings of it in sometimes?

    1. Haha. Thank you. School was inhibiting my personality too much, and my new job allows me to be 'me' so I'm finding myself again, and I love it!!

      I pick up my Hard as Hoof cream from WalMart - $7ish bucks. But SO worth it, in my humble opinion :)

      And as for the Spanish - I took it in University, adored every minute of it, but alas, have very poor speaking capabilities. I can read it decently enough, and I can understand it a little in conversation. I wish I knew more though... it's such a beautiful language :)

    2. School does kind of suck your soul out of you...some jobs do, too! Good to hear you're loving your new job :)

      I'll have to check Walmart for it the next time I visit. Sometimes my nails drive me nuts.

      I was asking about the Spanish porque yo le hablo. I lived in Mexico for a year (and work at a Mexican restaurant for job #2), so my ears are always on the lookout for a fellow language addict (I speak French and a bit of Italian as well).

    3. Oh my gosh. I LOOOOVEEE Spanish. You should teach me, then I'll be fluent :P I wish I knew Italian too, I hear it's very similar to Spanish. And I knew a lot more French back in Junior High - I took it in school, and was pretty good at it. Now it's become one of those neglected skills that I rarely, if ever, use. :)