APRIL EDIT / 2019
April is a funny month. Technically, it’s mid-Spring, so the weather can be gloriously warm (around Easter we had a few days of 24 degree sunshine) but at the drop of a hat can turn sour (after the bank holiday, we had a solid week of rain, wind and thunderstorms). As well as the weather, this month has been quite unpredictable in that we’ve accomplished some things I didn’t think would happen, and failed at something I didn’t want to fail at.
At the end of every month, I’ve decided to create my monthly Edits – a mixture of product favourites, other things I’ve been loving, a life update and any other bits and pieces I want to include. It’ll be a great way to summarise my month and something interesting to look back on in the future. Links are affiliated.
BUY MY FAVES
Deep Dive Palette / RevolutionBeauty / £4
I’ve been really embracing the Springtime makeup trend of using mostly/all cream products to look more natural, so I picked up a couple of cream blushes from MUA and Maybelline which I’ve really been enjoying for a more radiant finish. The Revlon candid foundation also just really looks like skin, so makes a great base to pair it with. Anyone who knows me will immediately know I love the Deep Dive palette because of all those blues and greens!
I have been searching for some mom jeans for what seems like months, and I have finally found a pair that both fits as I want them to and looks good with everything – the dream pair of jeans! It’s difficult to skate the line between fashionable and frumpy with mom jeans in particular, but I’m loving how they look. They’re from Boohoo – I sized up for a looser fit and I’m glad I did. I’ve also picked up a couple of Game of Thrones tees that I’m obsessed with. They’re oversized (as is most things in my wardrobe) and fit really nicely without making me feel self-conscious like I do in most t-shirts.
Without sounding too much like I’m bragging, we managed to renovate a room in the house in just one weekend. The bathroom took four months to complete; the beauty room took three months. The living room took two days. Admittedly, it did only need another coat of paint, some new furniture and some curtains, but I’m still proud of the achievement. We’ve got a new sofa coming from Harvey’s in the next few weeks (I’ll show you in the next monthly edit, I hope) and I still need to buy a bookcase for the never-ending pile of DVDs I own, but it’s basically finished.
Something I’m not quite as proud of is how drastically I failed my diet. It got to around Easter and I knew I’d be scoffing Easter Eggs (and had made my peace with the fact) but I didn’t plan on eating a slew of unhealthy dinners the week following as well. I’m starting again in May…
UPLOADED IN APRIL
GRWM with Tammi x Revolution Tropical Carnival / New Reloaded Palettes Review / Affordable Try-on Clothing Haul / Tartelette Vault Review Update / I Heart Revolution Chocolate Cherry Review / Full Face of Old Favourites / Makeup Collection / Try-on Makeup Haul / Oldest vs Newest Makeup / Least-used Makeup / Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette Review Update / Top 5 Eyeshadow Palettes / New-in Drugstore First Impressions / Best Drugstore Blushes Under £10 / Try-on Makeup Haul Update / The Assumptions Tag
Tammi x Revolution Tropical Carnival Review / ABH Riviera Palette Review / Spring Feelings / LookFantastic Beauty Box Unboxing / How I Planned My Book / Why I Don’t Want Kids / Top 5 Eyeshadow Palettes / Everyday Springtime Makeup
The Reality of Being Me (vlog) / What I Eat in a Day / Clean with Me (bathroom) / How I Planned My Book / Clean with Me (kitchen) / Tidying My Beauty Room / I Lost My Engagement Ring (vlog)
WATCHING / Game of Thrones (eek). I also went and watched Endgame this month and I’m still not recovered fully READING / Nothing! I have a few books to get through but it’s a busy time as we’re going away twice in May, meaning I have to pre-record a lot / PLAYING / Cities: Skylines. Chris got a new laptop, which is powerful enough to play it on for once (I’ve owned the game for three years) / WEARING / So. Many. Mom. Jeans. / USING / I picked up a lot of the Alex Steinherr skincare from Primark / EATING Too much bad stuff / LISTENING TO / Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack – a classic.