Thursday, 24 April 2014

April Favourites

I feel like this is jumping on the bandwagon a little seeing as a LOT of people post their monthly favourites on their blogs - but they are just too good an opportunity to pass up and in April I got & used a lot of new things that I loved so I feel it would be wrong to just keep them all to myself.

Number 1

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

I know this one is a bit of a given as its universally used and is extremely popular but I had no idea of its amazing effects and only just recently found out that it was originally developed by Elizabeth Arden herself for her thoroughbred horses - she used it on their bruises.

I use it every night on my lips before I go to bed and always wake up in the morning with a baby soft pout which I LOVE.

I suffer from really dry skin on nose and this stuff works a treat on that too. 

You can use it on mild burns and cuts and scrapes too as it has soothing properties and was even named so after a customer claimed it healed her son's cut in 'Eight Hours'.

I badly burnt my leg cooking steak for my boyfriend and myself (burning hot oil, a wobbly frying pan and a gas cooker - we'll say no more) and I found that 8 hour cream soothed the burns from the word go. 

This product really speaks for itself. Try it.

Number 2

This isn't a beauty product - its an item of clothing that I lusted after for ages! Topshop's Light Green Embellished Jumper. I saw Tanya Burr wearing it in one of her videos and I knew I loved it there and then. It cost £46 which for one jumper I suppose is a little expensive (it is Topshop after all...) but it is so worth it. Beautiful colour and has an embellished neckline. It's super soft and cosy and not too heavy so I'll wearing it right into Summer. The green colour is really fresh and this will be nice in Spring too!

It comes in a few different colours but out of them all I liked this one best. I'm wearing it as I type this post. Only downside is (on account of the embellishment) it's handwash only and as I'm super lazy that's a hassle buuuuuuut I love the jumper so much its something I'm dealing with.

Number 3

Barry M Gelly Nail Polish
 -colour Sugar Apple
Zara Taylor Turquoise Ring,
 Zara Taylor Initial Earrings
For as long as I can remember I have been OBSESSED with the colour turquoise. All my friends know this - turquoise rings, turquoise clothes, turquoise earrings.. the list goes on and on. Unsurprisingly I have amassed a fair collection of turquoise coloured things!
Accessorize Turquoise Earrings

Number 4

Nivea's Regenerating Night Cream has seen me through the last few months. I have slightly oily skin but it tends to get really dry on and around my nose which in turn makes my foundation look cakey at times which I HATE with a passion. This stuff has Nivea's signature scent - it always reminds me of my mum. She used Nivea Creme on her hands each night before bed and the smell every time I open the tub conjures memories of my mum when I was little. After I've cleansed and toned my face each evening I apply this cream and smooth it into the skin in small circle like motions with my fingertips avoiding the delicate eye area. I've been using NSpa's Youthful Eye Cream around my eye area for the last wee while - I'm not even 21 yet but I'm paranoid about getting wrinkles! 

Number 5

2013 wasn't the best year for me. I lost many things, and people, who meant a lot to me. I discovered a lot about myself, about who my real friends were, how to ditch toxic people from my life and most importantly of all, how to pick yourself up when it seems like the whole world is against you. I have been at home working for the last 3 weeks at Aberlour Distillery as a tour guide. I worked there last summer too and reaaaaaaaally enjoy it. I feel its something that I'm really good at - I'm passionate about whisky (learning to love it) and am always looking to expand my knowledge on the subject. Working at Aberlour has allowed me to develop so many different skills and further my learning on the topic too which, for me, in the past year, has really shifted my priorities for the better. Anyone looking to do a whisky visit to Speyside I cannot recommend Aberlour enough - we are a small distillery in the heart of beautiful Speyside and run two tours per day (10am and 2pm). 

So those were my favourites for this month, drop me a comment and let me know if you're into the same things? 

Emma x

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