So it's the last week of April already! I've been wanting to do a favourites post since I last did a similar home décor favourites post couple of months back. I think it's nice to do a post about a few bits and bobs that have shined for me this month. I've been picking up little bits in town as I've been in need of an update with some of my beauty and skincare products. Not to mention a couple of other things I've seen around town and I can't say no to any sales or offers I see about!
So here are a few of my 'April Favourites'...
Hand cream is an essential part of my daily skin care regime. My skin is crazy dry, especially my hands. I have tried so many different hand creams and none seem to keep my hands soft all throughout the day without having to apply the cream at almost every hour to keep the dryness at bay. I opted for E45 as I thought a more pricier and healing cream would work for my hands, but I felt that the texture was quite greasy and wasn't particularly working even after using it 3 times a day for 3 or 4 weeks.
So I decided to pop back into boots and have a look for something different. I saw the Sanex range on offer which It still is and I couldn't resist a good buy. I have been using this for at least 2 weeks now and I am totally impressed! I apply at least twice a day, in the morning and then towards the evening. It has a lovely silky texture that dries rather quick and really hydrates my skin. Quite good for a cheaper product!
I already have problematic skin but this month my skin decided to have an explosion of breakouts and it has been pretty hectic trying to rid of them. I have used so many over the counter products, all of which seem to work for a couple of weeks then my skin gets so used to it that it doesn't work anymore.
This isn't a recent purchase but I was rummaging around the medicine cabinet and found Clean & Clear Spot Treatment Gel. I didn't realise my mum had bought this a couple of weeks back. Although this product has a lot of mixed reviews I was desperate to try anything on these pesky breakouts! I am quite impressed with it already, as the gel had worked overnight to calm redness and the size of the breakouts. It has been a big saviour to my skin (so far) and I'm hoping it stays that way!
I'm always changing shampoo as I can never find one that is perfect enough for my hair and recently I've had super static hair which if you too suffer from this problem you'll know it's really irritating to style! As I always like a good offer I noticed a lot of them on hair shampoo and conditioners in boots. I usually use Pantene so I thought I'd try out their Expert Collection.
I picked up the Hydra Intensify which combats roughness, frizz, brittleness and dullness so I thought this may be able to sort out my static problem. After a couple of washes now I have noticed a big change, when styling my hair I don't seem to have any static. I feel as though my hair has been washed properly without any build up left in my hair and once I use the conditioner it really locks in that softness.
I have been looking around everywhere for a new coat suitable enough for any type of weather and a trench coat was the first thing I was looking out for. New Look has had a big sale on at the moment so I decided this would be the first place to shop for a reasonable priced coat.
I spotted this khaki trench coat and was lucky enough to find it in my size! As soon as I tried it on I knew it would be perfect for any type of weather. After some long thought about the coat I decided that it would be a perfect addition to my wardrobe as it's that type of coat that will go with pretty much anything!
Since starting blogging again last year I am still new to the Blogosphere world. I came across the Blogosphere Magazine on Twitter not long a go and was excited to learn that their magazine features so many bloggers that I already know and is also full of so many tips for blogging. I just had to pick this up when I found out that it was in my nearest WHSmith.
I spent a good hour looking through the magazine, with my laptop opened up with Bloglovin' at the ready, looking for any new bloggers to follow. It's a really inspirational magazine as I always find myself looking back through it if i'm in need of some inspiration for my own blog. It's so different from any magazine I usually read but I find it really helpful towards my own blogging, so I would totally recommend picking up a copy of the latest issue!
What have been your April favourites?
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