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May 7, 2014

April Beauty Favorites.

     It's that time of the month! (The good time of the month that this. :-)) The time where I talk about my favorite beauty products that I either discovered or rediscovered in the past 30 days! I'm feeling especially excited about April's products. As always these favorites posts aren't sponsored in any way, these are just my own findings of beauty products that I've tried and enjoyed!

     Tarte Amazonian Clay Mineral Bronzer (Ulta, Sephora, $30) 

     During the month of April, Ulta offered great beauty deals during their 21 Days of Beauty promotion. For each day that the promotion ran they took a high-end beauty item and cut the price in half or more! I waited and waited until this bronzer was the item of the day, and was so excited when I got the very last one at the Ulta near my college! I had been using a Mally bronzer since high school. I love all of Mally's make-up products, but I had been wanting to try something new, and when I saw that this bronzer would be on sale from $30 to just $14 I knew that I had to try it! So far I have been loving it!! It has a little bit of shimmer in it which adds a beautiful glow, and I love the natural looking color that it adds to my face. Perfect for contouring!

     Garnier Fructis Style De-Constructed Beach Chic Texturizing Spray (Drugstores, $4.99) 

      I had natrually straight hair up until my 18th birthday, when I permed my hair. All it took was one perm for my hair to turn permanently wavy! On days now when I wear my hair "natural" I like to put some product in it to enhance the waves. My base product is a curl gel from Ion (found at Sally Beauty), but I've found that using just the Ion gel can cause my hair to get a little crunchy and matted looking... and no girl wants crunchy hair! So I tried out this new Garnier spray after using my Ion gel and fell in love! It helps to define my hair's natural waves, and takes away the crunchiness of the other product that I use! The waves hold very well throughout the day, and it smells nice as well. Something that I will be repurchasing for sure!

     Wet N' Wild Mega Last Balm Stain in Pinky Promise (Drugstores, $2.99)

     This is the lip product that I have been wearing the most this Spring! I still can't believe that it's under $3. It produces a beautiful warm pink color on the lips that isn't too bold, but isn't too pale either. It's also a bit on the shiny side which adds a fun touch! (I'm wearing it in this post and this post if you would like to see what it looks like on me.) I'm also impressed by staying power of this lip product, and the softness of it. Definitely a great drugstore beauty buy! I've tried on other color in the Mega Last Balm Stain line, and I'd like to try more!

     What new beauty products for Spring have you tried and loved? Do share!! :-)

    xoxo Miss ALK



  1. That is my favorite bronzer! So amazing that you found a good deal on it! It lasts for a good while too! I also recently just picked up that beach spray! Target was having a sale and it smelled lovely. It's perfect for "just rolled out of bed" chic looks and I love that it isn't crunchy. Awesome finds! xoxo

  2. OOOOH these look like some good finds - especially that lip color! Gorgeous, and affordable! I recently picked up the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette. OH.MY.GOD. It's amazing. Have you tried any of the Naked palettes?

  3. I'd love to send you some British beauty products if you'd let me! And maybe also some other British goodies too! Send me an email and let me know if you're interested :)


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