I can’t believe that it is the end of April today!!! How crazy is that? You know what comes at the end of each month!?!? MONTHLY FAVORITES! I love reading monthly favorite posts on blogs that I follow. Also, I love to watch YouTube videos on monthly favorites as well. It is fun to see what products everybody is loving each and every month! I have been loving a lot of products this month, but I would have to say that these were my favorite….
Item #1: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette When I first saw this palette I thought I could pass on it. Then when Ulta had its 20% off sale, I knew that I had to have this palette right then and there. It smelled amazing! I know some people find it weird for makeup to smell like chocolate. But, in all honesty it is pretty amazing. The eye shadows don’t smell like chocolate once applied, so it is not like you’re walking around with a chocolate perfume all day. The eye shadows do have cocoa powder in them which is a sweet touch. The packaging is adorable and shaped like a candy bar?!? What is not to love?! I am loving this neutral palette and it has become one of my favorites! I have been using this over my Naked palettes quite a bit this month. I have used quite a few colors, but yet have many left to discover. I feel like these shadows are smooth and very blendable. When I first swatched these shades I wasn’t amazed and was scared that I wouldn’t like the formula. Once I got through the first layer from swatching, they became amazing. I can’t wait to try that purple!
Item #2 Sephora + Pantone Universe The Eye: Radiant Femme Artistry Set (2014 color of the year palette: Radiant Orchid) Information on this palette on Sephora’s website here. I watched a video on YouTube on Coffee Break with Dani’s channel about this palette! She pretty much sold me on it within the first few minutes of her video talking about this palette (maybe that is an exaggeration?!?). Pantone Universe picks a color of the year each year, then pairs up with Sephora, bringing the Color of the Year Collection. It is such an awesome idea and I love it! I see myself collecting these palettes in the next coming years just because I love the idea of them so much. Basically the palette is broken up into sections with the color of the year shade (radiant orchid) on the bottom. With this palette, the color of the year can be incorporated into all the quads. I have had a ton of fun with this palette and it is amazing! Love it! The shadows are super soft and very blendable! I will be doing a further review on this palette with some pictures of some looks that I created using all 6 quads. Also, I think a main reason why I love this palette so much is because I love the color radiant orchid.
Item #3 Clinique Cheek Pop in Plum Pop Information on this blush found on Clinique’s website here. My mom got this blush for herself and decided that it wasn’t a good color for her and decided to give it to me. Thanks mum! ❤ I really am loving this blush for a couple reasons. First, it is adorable! Second, it is perfect for Spring. This blush is super easy to apply and it build-able. It has the right amount of pigmentation making application easier than lets say, super pigmented blushes.
Item #4 Julep Lip Gloss in Enchanted I got this lip gloss in one of my monthly boxes from Julep. I am really loving this lip gloss because I think it has the perfect consistency for me. It isn’t sticky and it has the perfect amount of pigmentation! Enchanted is described as a sheer watermelon gloss.
Item #5 Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner You can find my recent full review on this eyeliner here. I am loving this liquid eyeliner! The ease of use it just amazing in my opinion. I feel like it has an amazing tip to help get the liquid eyeliner application that I want. Thanks again Effie, for sending me yet another product to become a monthly favorite!
MIRYA, MADDIE, and MOLLY
Each and every month I do monthly favorites for my pets! I got a lot of good feedback on including these, so once again here are their monthly favorites! Mirya & Maddie They have been loving this panda toy and this reindeer toy (both from Petsmart) this month! They also have been loving a purple ball that is MIA at the moment! It usually rolls under furniture and then it is found a month later. They love playing tug-a-war! They could do this for hours! Molly! Molly isn’t as into toys as the dogs! But, she does love tossing toys around at times. This month her monthly favorite has been this pink pillow which is on top of my futon. I got that pink pillow when I was living in a dorm going to college. She loves it and takes naps on it quite often!
FASHION FOR NURSES With working Easter this year, I of course had to buy a Easter scrub. I work as a RN at a hospital and I love getting into the holidays with my scrub tops! This one was extra adorable! I did get many compliments from coworkers, patients, and visitors.
OTHER FUN MONTHLY FAVORITES! I’m loving this calender! Actually, I have been loving it since I got it! I just wanted to share it with you all, because I especially loved April’s picture with Ariel and Prince Eric.
I love these little Easter treats that I made! They were super easy and delicious! I have a post on how I made them if you’re interested!
ENTERTAINMENT Movies Rio 2 Yes, I went to Rio 2 and didn’t bring any kids with. I am a huge fan of animation, so of course I wanted to see this movie. I did like this movie and felt like it had a cute story line.
Heaven is for Real This movie is actually a book, which I have yet to read. I just thought it was a good “feel-good” movie to watch. The kid that plays the young boy is adorable!
Books Move on! I’m desperately failing at my New Years Resolution on “to read” more! TV Shows Resurrection This was a monthly favorite of last month as well. It is definitely a different type a show because it deals with Resurrection. The description off of Wikipedia is as follows, “The series follows the residents of Arcadia, Missouri, whose lives are upended when their loved ones return from the dead, unaged since their deaths. Among the returned is Jacob Langston, an eight-year-old boy who drowned 32 years earlier. Having somehow been found alive in China, he is brought back to America by an immigration agent named J. Martin “Marty” Bellamy (Omar Epps). His surprise return inspires the local sheriff, whose wife presumably drowned trying to rescue Jacob, to learn more about this mystery.” Information found here. I just find the show interesting and attention getting. It is such a different show that keeps me wondering, “what will happen next?”
That concludes all of my monthly favorites of this month! I really hope that you enjoyed reading about them! Make sure to comment and let me know if you have tried any of these products or are now intrigued to try them!?! I love hearing from you all! With that, I just wanted to say thank you to all of you that took part in my #30daysofthebeautydeputy and entered my giveaway! That really means a lot! It makes me smile when you like my posts or take the time to comment each and everyday! My Giveaway has officially closed!! Make sure to check your emails, I will be emailing the winner! Yes, I’ll admit that I was a little stressed out with having a post a day, but all in all I feel like it was a pretty successful month for The Beauty Deputy! What did you all think of my 30 days of posts?!? Make sure to check out the link of posts and catch up on missed posts during the month of April!