April & May Favorites


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LORAC Pro Palette: This might be the perfect basics palette in the world. The pigment is top-notch with staying power. I can do a wash of shimmer or a smoky eye and everything in between. 

BH Cosmetics Love in London Palette: This is a pretty good dupe for the LORAC and the shadows deliver. 

Cerave Skin Renewing Night Cream: A delightfully light night cream packed with ceramides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid. I always wake up to smoother skin. 

L'Oreal Freshwear Foundation: Medium coverage but feels lightweight. Excellent coverage when your skin is behaving. 

Botanics Organic Cosmetic Pads: I AM SO MAD THESE DO NOT SHIP TO THE US. They are brilliant. 

Ponds Cleansing Cream: An almost perfect dupe for my holy grail Clinique Take Off The Day for a much lower price. Removes makeup with no weird residue. 

L'Oreal Colour Riche Jennifer's Nude Lipstick: My favorite nude despite not looking like J.Lo. Comfortable wear and enough pigment to last. 

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Vermillion: Laura Tremaine shares the importance of having a bold lip in your arsenal and she recommended this. She was right. It's gorgeous. Both in the bullet and on the lip. 

Sigma Diffused Crease Brush: This is a soft crease brush that distributes shadow perfectly. Soft and holds up to many washes. 

Sonia Kashuk Tapered Blending Brush: This help you get a pointed distribution and ALSO blends like a dream. Perfect first brush or 70th brush. NO JUDGING SEVENTY BRUSHES. 


Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother: This goes on mid length to ends after a shower and it's a dream. My hair is softer on day three of not washing and all the credit goes to this. 

Jane Ellington Insulated Tote: A classy looking lunch box/cooler. Definitely an upgrade over the Muppet Babies I carried in 2nd grade. 

Feisedy Oversized Sunglasses: When you have an oversized head, you need oversized glasses. These are high quality for very little cash. 


Elta MD Tinted Sunscreen: Elta MD is the gold standard for mineral sunscreen mostly because it sits beautifully under makeup - a requirement for me. Every one of their sunscreens is a keeper. 


NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: My research and work on The Bible Binge requires a ton of research and study. This is the Bible I start with first. It has breathed new life into my love for this book. 


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