Saturday, May 2, 2015

April Faves :)

It's gonna be May!! Or, rather, it already is. Can you believe that it's already May? I feel like just yesterday it was February. This past April, I was very into pink makeup, which is something I didn't fully realize until I had all of my favorites juxtaposed, haha. Ironic, because as you've seen if you're following me on instagram (and if you aren't, you can here!)  all I've been wearing are shades of black, white, and various denim pieces. I guess the color in my life was coming from my beauty routine :)

1) NYX Butter Lipstick in the shade BLS01 Razzle Fiesta ($5.99)- This month, I've got two lip favorites! The first is one of the NYX Butter Lipsticks. The shade Razzle Fiesta is an electric pink which I would normally never be brave enough to wear, but I find that if you put on a very VERY thin layer and blend it out with your fingers, you get a lovely muted pink that's perfect for spring. This lipstick has a matte finish which can leave your lips feeling a bit dry, but that's easily fixed with a clear gloss or lip balm!

2) Royal Apothic Kissed Tintie Lip Butter ($14)- My second favorite is a lip butter from Royal Apothic. I keep this one in my car, and use it when I've forgotten to put on lipstick (more common than it should be) or my lipstick has started to fade. It's a gorgeous hot pink, but it's also really, really sheer so you really only get the slightest hint of color, which makes it look super natural. The packaging is also adorable, and it's small enough and sturdy enough that it's really handy to throw in your purse or car :)

3) Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo Metal Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink ($6.99)- The Maybelline Color Tatoo Eyeshadows are some of my all time favorites, because they're so easy to work with. They can work as an eyeshadow base or be worn all on their own, and they wear super well. The color selection is amazing as well. This shade is a very pearly, pale pink, which is a nice departure from the nude and natural shades I usually wear, but also not so different that I feel out of my comfort zone. If you have the Naked 3 Palette, I think this would look amazing under many of the shades :)

4) Hikari Cosmetics blush in the shade Tango ($15)- I just received this blush in my April Ipsy bag (post here!) and it's quickly become one of my favorites. Despite looking shockingly pink in the pan, it blends out really nicely and just looks perfectly rosy on the cheeks, like you'd want this time of year :) These types of blushes are a weakness of mine, because they're so exciting to look at in the pan, and then look lovely on the skin as well. 

5) Loreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions Mascara ($4.99)- My last product  this month is not pink, surprisingly! I mentioned this product in my recent five product face post, so I won't go on too much about it. I've just found that the thin brush gives very long, fluttery lashes, which are just gorgeous for everyday. :)

Here are some swatches of my many pink products!  From left to right, the Apothic Lip Butter, NYX Butter Lipstick in Razzle Fiesta, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink, and then lastly the Hikari blush in Tango.

6) Reign- It's been a while since I've included a non-beauty favorite, but I felt this show really deserved a mention. It's a show about Mary, Queen of Scots, set in 16th century France. What I love most about this show are the female characters- while on the surface the men seem to be ruling (kings, lords, barons, etc) it's really the female characters who are calling the shots, as they use their charm, intellect, and sexuality to get ahead and make political power plays. And if nothing else, the fashion on this show is amazing- in particular, I love every single dress Lady Kenna has ever worn. 

So that's it for my April favorites!! And also thanks to everyone who participated in my giveaway, I was blown away by the participation and lovely comments, it was way more successful than I could have ever imagined. Congratulations to Craftelle for winning :) I will definitely be doing more giveaways in the future, so stay tuned! And be sure to let me know what your favorites were last month- I love trying new products.

Till next time, stay beautiful!
- Whitney


  1. I love the NYX and the copper/golden shadow, so beautiful!!!

    Xoxo, Colli TOBEYOUTIFUL

  2. The packaging of the lip butter is so cute! I can't believe that I haven't picked up a Maybelline colour tatto yet!

    Sarah |

  3. Love the nyx butter lipstick x cool post!

    Much Love | Trillu | Instagram

  4. The packaging of the lip butter is just something perfect! It's so cute and the color is gorgeous! I have been loving pinks too! Xx

  5. I say this to myself every month, just can;t believe how fats time is passing by. Love the NYX lipstick shade, so pretty for this time of year x

    Beauty with charm

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  7. The pink lipstick it's gorgeous !

  8. The Maybelline colour tattoo is in such a stunning shade!

    Lucy | Ooh La Luce

  9. Hi lovely! I adore the maybelline color tatto!! and I need to try that nyx lipstick!!
    thanks for sharing.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

  10. This Maybelline Color Tattoo has been my go to since the start of spring, it's so beautiful :)
    Lovely post! x

  11. Good to know, I've been looking for a go-to bright pink lip product this season. I think I'll keep an eye out for the NYC one!


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  12. I really need to pick up a maybelline colour tattoo!

  13. I really need to pick up a maybelline colour tattoo!

  14. the year is flying by, hard to believe it is May already! :)

    I've read lots of good things about the maybelline eye shadow! :)

    Away From The Blue

  15. My sister loves the TV show Reign - I need to start watching it x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  16. I received the same Hikari blusher in my ipsy bag and I completely agree! It's also my favourite blusher to date, amazingly pigmented, easy to blend and perfect for rosy cheeks!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  18. Love the color tattoos and the mascara that's not pink... I don't have the color tattoo in this shade though, I gotta check it out!