April Favorites 2017

Good evening friends! Today was spent with family and fun creatures at the zoo; so my apologies that this is a little late coming to you. But, better late than never, right??

Today, of course, is all about my April favorites! This month is full of beauty products for the first time in a long time. Because of some of my shopping hauls, I packed this full of awesome things to share with you for this post.

Don’t forget to tell me what YOU have been loving this past month down in the comments!

Arbonne Perfecting Liquid Foundation // Buff 

Y’all know that this foundation has been my top go-to for going on years now! I bought a new shade because my Ivory was getting a little toooooo pale! I grabbed the shade “Buff” and it is almost perfect. I definitely have to buff it into the neck, but it still looks awesome on my skin. Even on my worst skincare days, this foundation smooths out my skin perfectly! If you’re looking for a new high coverage foundation, this is it!

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine // 49  

I did a whole review on this lipstick! This is by far my favorite purchase of the month. The color and the formula are perfect. It may be $37 but it is worth every penny in my eyes. I mean, look at this packaging. I have loved using this all month and look forward to using it all summer.


 elf Mineral Infused Primer 

I had been searching for a perfect primer that wouldn’t break the bank and elf does it again! This is such a smooth and hydrating primer and it is only $6! It makes my skin feel like silk when I put it on my face. I wish I could better explain, but I will just say, you need to try it yourself. I really believe it helps my makeup go on smoother and stays longer than without it! Such a great product I have loved the end of this month.


Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder // Translucent 

I love this and I hate this product. My mom and I heard about this from a beauty vlogger and thought we would give it a try. The product itself is amazing and works perfectly well! The only thing I don’t like is the smell of the powder. It is very strong and fake smelling. I have almost gotten used to it because I really like how the product works! I bought it at Walmart but I believe some Walgreens sell it as well, just beware of the smell!


Essence Pure Nude Highlighter 

I finally picked this up after hearing about it for months and months. I totally see why everyone loves it! I think it is a perfect everyday highlighter! The color is very natural and has a light shimmer to it; just enough for a day to day look. I am really beginning to love this brand! So affordable and good quality so far. This highlighter was under $5 so it is a steal! I have used this all month and have really loved it everyday!

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with rosewater

Ulta was doing a special this last month and I picked this up for like $3 I believe! I wasn’t really sure if I would like it but I picked it up just to see. I have fallen in love with it! It feels so refreshing on my skin. I love the faint rose smell that it has as well; it isn’t too overpowering. I use this as a primer, setting spray, and a refresher during the day as well. If you need a pick me up, this is a great spray to use. So far it has worked really well with my makeup too; doesn’t dry me out or make my makeup run either!


Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara 

Ahhh. I found a new holy grail mascara! I have always loved Maybelline mascara the best, by far. But this is amazing even for them! I love that it really lengthens and makes my lashes look thick and dark. I am very picky about mascara and this one is exceeding my expectations right and left. It is easily removed, great color, and doesn’t clump them up too much. For under $10, I consider this a great purchase! I have definitely used this probably every day this month and already need a new one! I highly recommend this if you want great lashes!

What products did you love this month?? I hope you’ll let me know if the comments so I can try those out too! XO

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  • Reply carolineontheglobe

    I am not the expert when it comes to make up but I would go for the lipstick. It looks super cool to me 🙂

    May 6, 2017 at 12:43 pm
  • Reply bruzene

    loved reading your april favs

    May 6, 2017 at 8:51 pm
  • Reply thatswhatsupblogger

    Oh! I want to try that primer. Saw it in Target today but I had already bought a Dr. Brandt one to try. I’ll def try it out next!

    May 6, 2017 at 11:23 pm
  • Reply Sophia Patel

    I was looking for opinions about the ELF primer as I wanted to try it out myself, hearing this has done wonders and I think I’m going to finally buy it, Thank you! p.s great photos!

    May 7, 2017 at 1:43 pm
    • Reply writingsandworship

      Thank you! I’m glad it helped you. I really love it!

      And thank you for the comment on my photos! I always try to do my best!

      May 7, 2017 at 4:29 pm
  • Reply Beautiful Book Nerd

    I’m glad to see a setting spray on your list. I’ve been looking for a new one!

    May 7, 2017 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply lazygirlloves

    I wish we could get the airspun powder her in the UK! Your reviews are great x

    May 7, 2017 at 6:56 pm
  • Reply inmyweaknessblog

    That mascara is the best!!!

    May 7, 2017 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply altspeaking

    I am intrigued by the fact you brought up an arbonne product as a family member just started to sell their products! This may just be the deciding factor to make the switch and give it a try, and support her in the process! Thank you for sharing!

    Britt |

    May 8, 2017 at 3:09 am
    • Reply writingsandworship

      Yes! I sell it as well (well, more like get the discounts for myself) and I am a huge fan of their foundation! It’s so amazing and worth every penny.

      May 8, 2017 at 3:11 am
  • Reply Island Beauty Junkie

    Ooo quite a few things I like the look of here. The Elf primer sounds good. We are getting ELF here in the UK soon so I will be checking the primer out. The Essence highlighter looks good too.

    May 8, 2017 at 6:17 pm
  • Reply Ioanna

    I got an Elf primer on my last trip to US. With my combo skin I chose to buy the Poreless one. Unfortunately, whenever I use it my face becomes way too oily for me to handle and of course my makeup breaks up very early in the day. Did you notice any oiliness with the Mineral Infused version?

    Ioanna |

    May 10, 2017 at 5:35 pm
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