Hi, friends! As we get ready to enter the month of May, I wanted to share some of the things that I have been loving during the month of April. I feel like this month has been especially busy and I haven’t had time to update the blog because of school. It’s finals week at my university, so I’ve spent the past couple of nights writing papers and study for my exams. I have one more exam standing between me and summer! I needed a study break, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite products with my readers. I always love watching favorites videos on YouTube and reading these types of blog posts, so I hope you enjoy.
For the month of April, I have been loving my raincoat from Joules. I talked about a pair of rain boots that I ordered from Joules in an earlier blog post and I have loved being able to wear this combo on rainy April days. My favorite part about this raincoat is that it has the ability to synch in around the waist. This gives the raincoat a more girly figure rather than being super boxy.
I’ve been pretty lucky with my skin because I’ve never experienced any harsh breakouts, but I do use a few products that make my skin feel great in the mornings and at night. Just recently a sorority sister of mine introduced me to a new moisturizer. For the past few days, I’ve been using Estēe Lauder’s DayWear Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant 24H-Moisture Creme. I’ve been using this before applying my makeup in the morning and I love it. My favorite thing about this moisturizer is the smell. It smells like fresh cucumber and makes my skin feel even fresher.
As for my night time routine, I usually take my makeup off with generic makeup wipes and then I use the bareMinerals Skinlogevity Vital Power Eye Gel Cream. I apply this cream every night in the hopes that it will help with my dark under eyes. The gel is super cooling and helps to depuff after a long day of staring at the computer screen. I blame school and being an English major for the reason why I have intense bags (they’re designer) under my eyes.
I’m not a huge makeup person (my little sister is my go-to for makeup questions) but I have been using a new brow gel and setting spray that has changed the game. I don’t fill my brows in every day, but I do use Benefit Cosmetics 24-HR Brow Setter, Shaping & Setting Gel every morning. It takes two seconds and then my brows are set for the rest of the day!
After I finish my makeup (whether I do a full face or just concealer & mascara) I always set my face with the Morphe Continuous Setting Mist. I feel like certain setting sprays have a weird spray pattern (if you know what I mean) but the Morphe spray as the PERFECT mist that wakes my skin up in the morning.
My newest obsession has been drinking kombucha. I’ve tried a few different brands, but my favorite has been GT’s Enlightened Synergy Organic Trilogy Raw Kombucha. Before drinking kombucha, I was on the apple cider vinegar kick of adding 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 6 ounces of water every morning. I’ve noticed a huge difference in my gut health after drinking the apple cider vinegar for two months. I was reading an article on the similarities between drinking kombucha & apple cider vinegar and the kombucha is easier on the stomach. (plus it taste way better). I’m officially addicted. Kombucha is also supposed to boost energy and I have noticed that I have more energy after drinking kombucha in comparison to coffee (but trust me, I’m still going to drink my Starbucks!!).
My favorite album for the month of April is Golden Hour by Kacey Musgrave. She is single-handedly redefining what it means to be a country artist and I’m here for it! Throughout the past month I have listened to her album on repeat while getting ready in the morning, cleaning my room, or doing homework. The entire album creates such a chill vibe and it instantly puts me in a good mood.
My favorite YouTuber for this month is my best friend, Antanya! If you’re a fan of watching YouTube videos, you should check out her channel, ‘Gracefully Ant.’ Antanya and I hold each other accountable for achieving our dreams and I couldn’t think of a better person to have in my life.
If you use any of these products or have products that you want to share, leave me a comment 🙂 You can also subscribe to my blog and you’ll get an email notification every time I post!