Florabundance: April 2013

28 April 2013

April 2013 Beauty Favourites

For the first time ever I actually don't want to say the predictable bloggers line "how fast has this month gone?!" Honestly, this month has absolutely dragged for me. Any month that has 5 Mondays in it is enough to make me sad. 

Despite the long month, I have really been enjoying some beauty products and so I guess I should share them all with you...




Laura Mercier Body Souffle in Ambre Vanille - I got this small jar in a set of 4 in the Christmas sales and have slowly been working my way through each jar. I have to say that Ambre Vanille is my absolute favourite and a cut above all of the other scents in my opinion! It smells delicious, very sweet but not sickly sweet. Texture wise, this is so silky and luxurious - a real treat to apply after a bath. I also love that it absorbs in to the skin very quickly, leaving your skin with a velvet feel. I am totally buying this in full size, despite the shocking price tag!

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation - I have had a love/hate relationship with this foundation since the very start. The fact that I am half way through my second bottle must surely show it can't be all that bad though hey?! I am currently going through a love phase with this and have gravitated towards using it this month more than usual. It is lovely and light with decent coverage, definitely a foundation for better skin days.

Dior DiorShow Maximiser Lash Serum - I was a bit skeptical about this product to begin with but after hearing so many people rave about it I couldn't ignore it any longer. I bought this tube back in March and I've been hooked since the first application! It really plumps up your lashes and makes any mascara work well. I have found it also really helps your lashes hold a curl, which for me gives it big bonus points.

Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick - It's no secret that I love a hot pink lip but I rarely wear one in the day because I don't have time to re-apply and I always worry about smudging. Well, that was until I bought the Revlon Balm Stain in Lovesick. It stays put on my lips for hours, doesn't smudge and feels very hydrating on the lips. I have been rocking a hot pink lip for almost 2 weeks straight now! 

Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil - I'm not sure this is the all time best cuticle oil out there (I've long been loyal to the Nails Inc cuticle oil pen) but it is a good price for a good amount of product. I have been brushing this on to my cuticles then massaging it in every other night just before bed for the past month and I've barely made a dent in it! 


What have you guys been loving in April?

Lydia xox

21 April 2013

Estee Lauder Eyeshadow Duo in Raisins

Lately I have really been loving the Estee Lauder Eyeshadow Duo in Raisins. This little duo has had quite a bit of buzz in the beauty community over the past few months and so naturally I had to buy it! I have to say that it hasn't disappointed at all, both colours are beautiful and well pigmented.




On the left we have a shimmery pale pink. It's quite similar to MAC Naked Lunch but I think it's more of a natural pink. This is great as a 'wash all over the lid' type of colour.
On the right we then have a gorgeous shimmering brown. To me it looks similar to MAC Sketch with a bit more shimmer to it. It definitely has some purple in there which is great for me as I have brown eyes and I find that browns with some purple to them are really flattering. I also think this would look beautiful on green eyes.




Both shadows are so buttery and blend effortlessly. They also work so well together, this is all I need most mornings for my eye shadows.

The duo has 4.5g of products and retails for £23. A little pricey but totally worth it I can assure you!

Lydia xox