April 29, 2016

April Favorites

It feels like ages since I last did a favorites post! Most months seem to go by quickly, but April was full of exams, end of semester projects, and stress so it seemed to drag on. But there are a ton of pop culture and beauty things I discovered this month that made it all (almost) worth the stress!

Sorry for not posting over the past week! It was the dreaded finals week but I’m officially done with my first year of university so I’ll have a lot more free time to write and plan blog posts. Anyway, on with the favorites!


I’m sure I’ve talked about this in a favorites post before, but I’ve been using this palette so much lately that I need to include it again. It’s a great neutral palette but the shadows are quite unique and the quality is amazing! Full review here.

I’ve also been using a lot of single eyeshadows, and out of my recent MAC eyeshadow purchases this one is my favorite. It’s a beautiful gold with pink undertones and a slight shimmery finish. It looks great with almost any other eyeshadow.

Another single eyeshadow, the quality of this stunned me. I’d been looking for a rose gold eyeshadow and was really glad to find it at the drugstore. With a pigmented, metallic finish this is perfect for a night out or it can be blended to look more subtle. I’m obsessed with it!

This is truly a palette that I have been reaching for every single day. With two shades I use as bronzers and three stunning blushes, I have everything I need in this palette. I like to use Hoola for contouring, Dallas (which is actually a blush) as a shimmery bronzer, and I rotate between Dandelion, Coralista and Rockateur as blushes. Full review here!


7 Minutes
I’ll admit, I only watched this because one of my favorite actors, Luke Mitchell, is in it, but it turned out to be really good! It’s about a group of guys who decide to rob a bank and plan to be in and out in 7 minutes. Needless to say, their plan doesn’t quite work out!

When it comes to TV, I’m not really a binge watcher. I watch a few episodes of this, a few episodes of that, and never end up finishing anything. But for some reason I marathoned this show and watched all 13 episodes in 24 hours! I really like the characters and it’s entertaining, always making me want to click ‘one more episode’. Shadowhunters is based off the Mortal Instruments book series, which I’ll talk about later on in this post.

I Hate Myselfie by Shane Dawson
With all the exam stress, I was in need of some laughter. Shane Dawson is one of my favorite YouTubers so if his book was half as funny as his videos I knew I would like it! I Hate Myselfie is a collection of essays written by Dawson on topics ranging from his prom experience to catfishing a mean kid at his school. I couldn’t read this in front of other people or they’d think I was crazy for laughing so hard!

The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
After watching and loving Shadowhunters, I had to read the book series. I ordered all six in the series and I’m currently on book 5. The books, like the show, are about a girl named Clary who discovers she is a half-angel referred to as a shadowhunter because they fight demons. It’s very supernatural, which I like, and there are a lot of twists and turns to the plot.

Selena Gomez Revival album
On a whim I bought this album and I don’t regret it in the slightest! The songs all have great beats although my favorites are probably the more popular ones like Good For You, Same Old Love, and Revival.

And those are all of the things I’ve been enjoying this month! I’d love to hear about some products or entertainment recommendations. What are you obsessing over lately?

Xx Katie
28 comments on "April Favorites"
  1. Your styling is on point girl! Please check out my latest lookbook challenge.

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  2. That Stila palette looks gorgeous! I don't have palettes from them...L'Oreal is a brand I'm loving more and more, because I just bought their La Palette 2 the other day!


  3. Great post! I love reading monthly favourite posts! The Mac all that glitters eyeshadow sounds so pretty! Xx

    Amy xx Makeupwithmissa.blogspot.co.uk

  4. great favourites! now i feel like going shopping haha :)


  5. I love the look of those L'Oreal Paris infalliable eye shadows but they're over $20 in Australia and I can never justify the purchase.


  6. The MAC eyeshadow looks so pretty! And I love Selena's new album and I actually just bought tickets to see her live today! x

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    1. I hope you have fun, I bet she's amazing live!

  7. All That Glitters looks gorgeous! Selena's album was awesome! Great songs.


  8. Great picks Katie! I really love L'Oreal's glitter eyeshadows.

  9. Loving your List. <3

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  10. i love the shadow hunter too!!x

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  11. I use to be a huge fan of Shane Dawson but I got over him when I got older. I might pick up his book for nostalgic reasons though. How is The Mortal Instruments? I have the book but I've been wary of reading it <3

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    1. I just finished reading the whole series and I really liked it! It might not be everyone's taste but I loved it x

  12. I still need to get Shane Dawsons book and read it before his new one comes out haha! Im also in love with Selena! Got tickets to see her in November!

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  13. I really need to get my hands on the still palette! Lovely post :)


  14. I need to bring that palette into my life! It's such a dupe for the naked palette!xx

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  15. I have almost bought that cheekathon palette so many times now! I just need to cave in already lol! I love shadow hunters series too! clary was badass!


  16. I love the cheekathon palette! x

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  17. I've just purchased the Cheekathon palette and I can't wait to get it this week! :)
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  18. I need Amber Rush! It sounds amazing. x

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  19. I love the look of the Stila palette! x
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  20. It doesn't surprise me that Cheekathon is in your favourites, looks like such a gorgeous palette and I'm a total blush addict! Amber Rush also looks really pretty.

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  21. I am obsessed with the Cheekathon Palette - it's just incredible xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

  22. Love your favorites including the lifestyle lists. I love the Loreal Infallible eyeshadow in Amber Rush, always been a favorite. x


  23. I keep hearing about L'Oreal Amber Rush - I will definitely be checking it out when I go to the US in about a month as sadly we don't have the pressed eyeshadows over here :( MAC All That Glitters is an all-time favourite of mine too :) xx

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  24. The Blush palette looks stunning!! really considering buying it while its still around!! <3 Lovely post

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