April Favourites + Highlights 2021

April has been a month of two halves, the first half was stressful with my mum getting sick and being admitted to hospital again and the second half I had 11 days off work and felt like I had to catch up and recover from the first half of the month. The week my mum was in hospital I pretty much ran on adrenaline and it wasn’t until afterwards I noticed the toll it had taken on me. I don’t know if this is as a result of that but recently I’ve fallen out of love with blogging a little bit, I haven’t felt motivated to write or post often and I want my blog to be the best I can make it be. I don’t want to stop blogging but for the next wee while posts are likely to be scarce. I’m still very active on Instagram and reading/commenting on other blogs so I won’t disappear entirely.

Onto this month’s favourites:

1. Benefit Roller Lash Mascara – At the beginning of the month I opened a new mascara and chose to go with Roller Lash from Benefit. I have heard so many good things about this mascara and I’m glad to say it hasn’t disappointed. The first time I used it I noticed the formula was a good mix between dry and wet and the product doesn’t smudge. It definitely gave length with the first use and the more I use it the more I like it. Now that it’s been open for a couple of weeks I notice the volume it gives as well and a second coat builds on the lashes really nicely. This does give a natural, fluttery curl too which looks lovely.

2. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight Wand in Champagne Pop – I have used this as a highlighter on top of foundation and it is quite a natural looking glow compared to the powder form of Champagne Pop. I have been loving using this under my foundation instead of a primer. I have been dotting it on my face along with foundation and blending both products in together. It gives such a beautiful, healthy finish to the skin and works well with MAC’s Studio Fix Foundation in particular. I have now finished that foundation so I’m hoping it works just as well under others.

3. Nescafé Scorched Almond Mocha – I have mentioned before I’m not a big coffee drinker but now and again I purchase some sachets from the supermarket. I love Nestlé’s scorched almond chocolates so when I saw they had that flavour in coffee form I was curious to give it a try. I like the balance of chocolate and the slight nutty element, there is sweetness and it isn’t bitter. There are 10 sachets in a box and I have had over half of these already.

April Highlights

  • I feel like I have made so many online orders this month but I’m also equally excited for everything to arrive.
  • I had some time off work and while I didn’t feel as productive as I would have liked it was nice just to potter around and do what I like when I felt like it.
  • I’ve also been using the exercycle again so hopefully I can keep this up when I return to work.

April’s Spotify Playlist:

(P.S. it annoys me that Spotify have changed their share playlist feature – I don’t know how to align the playlist in the centre anymore. If anyone knows how to do it with HTML please let me know).


Share one of your highlights for the month and what you’ve been up to in the comments!

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13 thoughts on “April Favourites + Highlights 2021

  1. danniijane says:

    Sorry to hear you had a rough time. I think your mum was ill just after mine so I understand the stress and how draining it all it. I love Roller Lash not had it in a while but it’s a good mascara😁 I like the sound of the Becca highlighter. Charlotte Tilbury have a wand one which sounds similar as it’s more natural z

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    • Chanelle says:

      Thanks lovely! How’s your mum now? Roller Lash is really nice, I’m enjoying it a lot! I’m yet to try anything from Charlotte Tilbury, hopefully one day. What are your favourite products, you’ve tried quite a few right? Xx

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      • danniijane says:

        She’s okay. She needs to go back for more scans and tests though. Ooh I like most of them. I mean the blushes, bronzer, liquid highlighter are great. Eyeshadows, lippies and liners. Most things really😊 x

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    • Chanelle says:

      My mum is doing as okay as can be expected, she had three hospital admissions last year and the first of those some of the hospital staff messed up big time and to put it bluntly she’s paid the price. She will never be the same again and it’s frustrating but we just have to try and get through each day. I am pleasantly surprised by Roller Lash I’m not usually a fan of plastic bristle wands but this one I don’t mind 😊 I hope May is good to you too! x

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  2. chloeburford says:

    Im so sorry to hear about your mum, sending you lots of love. Its perfectly okay to take some time off blogging, I think we all hit a blogging wall where we have no motivation, especially if theres a lot going on in our private lives. So take all the time you need lovely. xxx

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