April Favourites + Highlights

April has been a decent month. The weather is starting to cool down and the temperature is dropping gradually which is nice, I’ve had time off from work, I’ve been reading a fair bit and I’ve acquired some new beauty bits which I’ve been happily trying out. I’ve also been eyeing up more Zoeva makeup brushes after purchasing the 104 Buffer Brush. Ideally I’d like a pencil brush or something of a similar size to apply eyeshadow in the outer V and under my lower lash line.

Onto this month’s favourites:

1. Colourpop Sol Palette – I can already tell this is going to be one of my most used eyeshadow palettes. Every time I reach for it I get excited to use it! The shades are versatile and the orange tones suit my fair skin more than I thought they would. The mattes aren’t patchy and can be built up easily. The shimmers glisten and are equally as pigmented if not more than the mattes. The palette is compact and lightweight and I’m so happy I picked it up!

2. Colourpop Slave2Pink Super Shock Shadow – The last predictable favourite for the month and then I promise I’ll stop going on about my first foray into Colourpop! Basically the story behind this eyeshadow is I wanted to try this colour on my eyes. Fuchsia is my favourite lipstick colour and I wanted to experiment with the colour on another part of my face and see what the hype around the Super Shock Shadows is all about. The formula of this is super smooth and the pigment is like no other.

3. Britney Spears Prerogative EDP – I purchased this perfume blindly a few days after Christmas 2018 and I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s possibly my favourite of Britney’s that I’ve tried to date. The bottle is adorable (I have the 30ml) and I’d happily purchase this scent in a larger size. The scent isn’t the longest lasting but it’s very pleasant. The scent is unisex and isn’t designed specifically for women, I like that the notes aren’t all traditional and differ from my other perfumes. Prerogative reminds me slightly of The Body Shop’s Black Musk due to the pink pepper but this is nicer.

4. Glassons Tie Waist Crop Pant – I bought these pants in March and I had been searching for a pair like this for a long time. The pants have wide legs (perfect for a curvy girl like me) and a paper bag waist that doesn’t accentuate my tummy when I tuck tops in. Tops really do have to be worn tucked in to these to a) show off the waist detailing and b) stop the top bunching and bulging around the bow. The best part about these pants is because they are cropped they are the perfect full length on me without being too long. They are seriously comfortable too.

April Highlights

  • Found a tube of my favourite mascara from Rimmel that has been discontinued here in NZ.
  • One of my work mates bought me back an Essence lipgloss from her trip to the Philippines. I hadn’t tried anything from Essence before and this gloss is lovely.
  • Had my first proper time off work since October 2018.
  • Bought discount Easter eggs after Easter; Lindt bunnies, Mini Eggs and Creme Eggs.

April’s Spotify Playlist:

How was your month? Share one of your highlights in the comments!


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24 thoughts on “April Favourites + Highlights

  1. Rachael - Helpless Whilst Drying says:

    I’ve managed to snag some discounted small eggs still in the supermarket today, I’ve put them in my drawer at work when I need a sweet treat!

    I’m so glad you love Sol, I’ve picked it back out and was my palette of choice when I went away last weekend – I feel like I’m close to hitting pan on one of the shades which isn’t a surprise as I used it so much last summer!

    I’ve not pulled out Slave2Pink in ages, I’m about to start testing the pink palette, so I may have to dig that out as an accompaniment!

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    • Chanelle says:

      I didn’t buy any Easter eggs to have prior but the discounted prices tempted me.

      What shade are you close to hitting pan on in the Sol palette?

      I can imagine Slave2Pink would pair so well with the pink palette!


    • Chanelle says:

      I haven’t smelt some of the earlier ones but I agree she puts her name to some lovely perfumes! The Sol palette is honestly worth investing in, so gorgeous 🧡


  2. ayrgalaxy says:

    Honestly that palette looks like it can be used everyday so it’s so great that you’re excited to use it each time 🙂
    I’ve also heard nothing but good things about the super shock shadows but I’ve been preferring to purchase their pressed shadows to have an array of shades that I do not yet have lol.
    How great of your co worker to have brought you something. Honestly essence is so freaking good I’m surprised no one talks about them. I have a lip oil from them and it’s so freaking good but I can’t find it in store anymore 😦

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    • Chanelle says:

      It’s such a lovely palette and it’s got me intrigued about the purple 9 pan palette Colourpop does. The palettes are lightweight and compact and 9 shades is a good number to create different looks without feeling overwhelmed at all the colours to choose from. I don’t often buy single shadows unless I know it’s a unique colour or one I’ll use often. I’m not sure NZ has Essence but I’ve heard good things about the brand too, it was very thoughtful of her to bring me back something x

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      • ayrgalaxy says:

        omg I’ve never even seen this purple palette you’re talking about but now you’ve got ME intrigued lol purple is my favorite color! I’ll have to look into it too!

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  3. Hunida says:

    Man, I need to try Colourpop! I don’t blame you for putting the palette & SSS on here, they are both gorgeous. I’d love to sniff that Britney perfume– I didn’t know there was such thing as pink pepper! & I am loving those pants, I bet they look great on you!

    That’s awesome you were able to find your discontinued mascara & so sweet of your friend to bring back the gloss for you. 🙂 I’ve only heard good things about Essence!

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    • Chanelle says:

      I didn’t try Colourpop for the longest time and I’m kind of glad I waited and purchased products I really liked the look of 🙂

      The Britney perfume is nice, it’s not overpowering and it’s got a sexy, spiciness to the scent! The pants are so comfortable!

      I actually discovered this morning the mascara may not have been discontinued, it looks like they were phasing out the old packaging so they could bring in a new design. The lipgloss is so nice ❤

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