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April 2018 Beauty & Fashion Favourites

April 2018 Beauty & Fashion Favourites

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My beauty favourites for April are all new products that I've tested and fallen in love with, so they have replaced my old go to cleanser, mascara and blush. For fashion, a couple of them are new items and one is a pair of jeans that I believe I am currently on my fourth pair off, that's just how much I love them. 

Let's start with fashion;

1. Glassons Skinny Fit Jeans

I love these Glasson's jeans so much that I have purchased them for the last four years. They are really flattering on the butt as they are skinny on the leg and then high waisted so they suck everything in. These jeans are also at a really good price point for how long the last, they are $39.99 and they usually have a deal running where you can get 2 pairs for $60. My perfect look for these jeans is to roll up the bottom and for work pop on some heels and a nice shirt and blazer. Then on the weekend, I love pairing them with boots and a jumper.

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2. Mango Striped Button-Back Cotton Top

I fell in love with this top when I was in Bangkok as sadly we don't have a Mango store here in New Zealand and I don't think they ship here as well.  I love pairing this top with my black jeans and I love how I can wear it tucked in or left out and still looks corporate. I was drawn to the buttons on the back as its a different take on the normal work shirt. The only downside is when I'm home alone and trying to do them up.

3. Cher Dress Shoe in black from Number One Shoes

I had been after a pair of black pointy heels for a while and didn't consider looking at Number One Shoes until I got a sale email from them and thought I should have a cheeky look. I find this pair and for only $29.99 I couldn't resist. The heel is not too high, which means I can last all day at work in them as well as standing at events. I also thought for the price if they were uncomfortable than I could easily just get rid of them. But I now love them so much I've also bought them in nude.  

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Now onto beauty;

1. REN EverCalm Gentle Cleansing Milk

This cleanser is amazing and you are probably sick of me talking about it as I picked it up when I got my makeover at Mecca Cosmetica. I love how gentle it is on my skin while removing all of my makeup, including mascara and a full face of foundation. My skin feels nice and smooth afterwards and not irritated. I'm not looking forward to trying other REN products as before it wasn't really a brand I had considered. I also think its at an affordable price range for the quality of the product.

2. bareMinerals Lash Domination Mascara

This mascara is incredible and honestly, I've never had so many comments about how long my lashes are. I now use this mascara every day and it gives me long full lashes with one coat. If I'm going out at night I use a couple of coats and it makes it look like you are wearing false lashes. 

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3. NARS Blush in Orgasm

Honestly, I am so surprised I have never used this blush before. I love how it gives me a natural flush on the cheeks and then you can build it up to give you a bit more colour. Its now my go-to blush over my long-serving MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty, which I had been loyal to for the last two years. 

What were your beauty and fashion favourites for April? xxx

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