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Monthly Favorites | April!

Hi guys! I know, I know. I haven't been around much this week. It's been insane but I'm back with double posts today! If you haven't already, check out my baby update for 21/22 weeks (I can't believe it!) that I posted earlier and then sit tight, because it's all about the April faves in this post! 

Skincare:

  • c.Booth Honey & Almond Hand Cream - I've been absolutely loving this - but not just as a hand cream! I've been using this everywhere! I've been experiencing the oh-so-fun itchy, dry skin that comes with pregnancy lately and this has been my savior. It's a thick consistency but rubs in nice without any stickiness or greasiness. It smells ah-mazing and contains cocoa which is the numbero uno thing for stretch mark prevention.
  • ReviviaLabs Stretch Mark Prevention Lotion - Can we see a theme here? I know that stretch marks are ultimately the luck of the draw but for my own piece of mind, I'm trying! I use this as soon as I get out of the shower and apply to my tummy and wherever else I don't want stretch marks. It virtually has no scent which is fine because I usually apply the c.Booth Honey & Almond Cream over it. I'll have a review on this soon!
  • Burt's Bee's Brightening Even-Tone Moisturizing Cream - I use this as my daily face moisturizer and have so far been loving it! It has an awesome citrus scent which is perfect for waking my butt up in the morning. It's supposed to visibly even your skin tone and diminish dark spots. I noticed my dark spots from my Epic Chin Breakout of 2014 have almost disappeared so WOOHOO!

Makeup:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit - It wouldn't be a favorites without this baby! As dramatic as this sounds, it's really changed my face. Each shade is so finely-milled to perfection. I use "Banana" for highlighting and "Fawn" for contouring and I almost feel like they were made for my skintone. They're perfect! It's almost mindblowing how a tiny bit of contouring can just absolutely change your face. I can't wait to show you guys my subtle contour in an upcoming post/review.
  • Kat Von D Monarch Palette / Review- So I don't want to officially say this is my favorite palette of the twosome, but I've definitely seen myself gravitate towards it more. With shades like Telepathy and Disintegration, this palette has some must-have shadows!
  • Revlon PhotoReady SkinLights in Pink Light - Try mixing a few drops of this into your foundation and be amazed! I've actually used this as a highlighter by itself and in my foundation and I definitely prefer the foundation mix. See it used as a highlighter in my Floral Values Tutorial.
  • Eddie Funkhouser Ultra Intense Cheek Color in PeepShow - Or as I like to call it "my perfect Spring blush". Seriously. PeepShow is a pretty bright pink that is perfect for Spring. With one swipe, it gives you just the right amount of color for your cheeks but it is buildable if you prefer a more bold look.
  • Benefit Watt's Up! Highlighter - Sa-woon! I've been all about highlighter lately. Watt's Up! has been around for a little awhile but I always go back to it after I fool around with other highlighters. It's a cream highlighter that blends out perfectly whether it's on your cupid's bow, under your brows or along your cheek bones.
  • Real Techniques Blush Brush - I've had this brush for, goodness, over two years now. It was one of my first "big girl" brushes I ever purchased and is still, to this day, one of the best. I use it for everything: applying blush, bronzer or highlighter, setting my makeup with powders or my fave - squishing the bristles to create a thinner brush and use it for contouring!

Music:

  • "Call Me Up" by Thomas Rhett
  • "Dark Horse" by Katy Perry 
  • "Birthday" by Katy Perry 
  • "Problem" by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea
  • "All of Me" by John Legend 
  • "My Baby's Guns and Roses" by Brantley Gilbert 

32 comments

  1. Great favorites for the month!

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  2. Noelle, I can hardly wait till you post your highlighting/contouring tutorial. No matter how many diagrams I look at, I still need help!

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    1. Yay! Hahaha. I'm the same way until I figure out how it'll work for me. Love tutorials but sometimes I'm like, "Wait. What!?" with them.

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  3. I have the Anastasia Contour Kit on my wish list.

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  4. Amazing list of favorites. I have my e year on that contouri bf palette. And I love to mix the Revlon Skinlights wi th foundat I n it's like th ex perfect dewy look. That Revival Labs cream sounds quite nice too.

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  5. Great favorites, I have heard so much about the C-Booth body butter, I had forgotten about the Anastasia Contour Kit,( it is now on my wish list), I love that RT blush brush too! I want the Kat Von D Monarch palette (also on wish list). I just got in yesterday my Kat Von D Chrysalis and Urban Decay Naked palette. I have a blog post today that I am taking votes on which of my 2 new eyeshadow palettes I should do a new eye look for my blog with, I would love for you to come and vote and help me make the right choice.
    http://www.bethandbeauty.com

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    1. You will LOVE c.Booth products! They're relatively cheap for how awesome they are. Have you tested either palette out yet? Both of them are amazing! Will do :)

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  6. Everytime I try to get my hands on the Anastasia palette, I miss out by like a few minutes... so I have decided I guess I don't need it. lol So many awesome favs you have here love.

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  7. Great faborites! I wish i contoured more to justify buying that fabulous palette.

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  8. I love that you included music in your list.

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  9. I have been wanting an Eddie Funkhouser blush

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  10. I do love the brushes from Real Techniques

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  11. I love that you included music :)

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  12. I'm kicking myself for not getting any of the Real Techniques brushes during their last BOGO 50% sale. Next time, Ulta!

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  13. You have me wanting that contour palette!

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  14. All of Me by John Legend is the business. Makes me well up when it comes on the radio. I ALMOST grabbed both Kat Von D Palettes but I am on a No Buy until TMS Chicago.

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  15. I.must.buy.that.contour.kit.now. My wallet is already cursing me w/ all the things I want, LOL!

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  16. I was playing with that Contour Kit at TMS but the line to pay was SO LONG. Longer than long and when we looked they weren't doing any sort of discount... we figured we'd just buy at the store or online when a coupon hit lol

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  17. Great favorites! This Kat von D palette is something I want to try!

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  18. Keep slathering that cream to avoid the dreaded stretch marks, I have two kids and used it religiously and it worked!

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  19. that brush from RT is a must-have!

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  20. the Anastasia contour palette looks awesome!

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  21. Agreeing with you on the Anastasia Contour Kit!

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  22. Oh, I looooove that Real Techniques brush, too.

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