April favourites

Well hello to you my reader chums! I'm not entirely sure how it happened, but we're somehow already in May and the summer season is now fast approaching. April was a busy month and time really seemed to sweep by. Over the fast few weeks, I've been enjoying a couple of new products and a novel which I'm excited to share with my readers.

Here are my April monthly favourites...

April montly favourites

Real Techniques 'targeted blending brush'

Real Techniques are my favourite ever brush brand. All their brushes and sponges I've tried have always been of top quality and delivered the perfect results, and I love trying out their new varieties. I received their limited edition, 'ready set glow kit' for Christmas which included the 'targeted blending brush'. I'm a bit of a brush hoarder that when I receive new brushes, I don't use them straight away as I'll just grab for my go to brushes on a daily basis. However, over the past few weeks, I've been obsessing over this brush to blend concealer under my eyes. It's quite a dense brush but super gentle to use underneath the eyes without tugging. The brush blends with ease and helps achieves a very natural but well-covered look.

Gone Girl book

Reading is one of my favourite hobbies and lately I've finally got back into the habit of reading on my commute and delving in the world of fictional stories, once more. A book which definitely deserves a mention is Gone Girl. This book came out years and years ago, however I never got round to reading it. I can see why it was hyped, is a best seller and got turned into a film - the book is insanely brilliant, I loved it. It's one of those addictive page turner books which suck you in until it is complete.

The plot line is based around the couple Nick and Amy. On the day of their 5th wedding anniversary Amy goes missing and the police suspect Nick. All the evidence is pinned against him and the riveting story unfolds about what really happened to Amy. The storyline was well thought out, I loved learning more and more about the characters and how every single factor unveiled. I honestly couldn't recommend this book enough! It has so many twists and turns, and the detailed descriptions are superb.

L'Occitane foot cream 

Something that's always on my agenda is to moisturise more because generally, I always forget and only take the time in the summer when my legs are on show. However, as my feet have been really dry lately, I've been using the L'Occtinae cream to soothe them. I've never really tried a good foot cream before because I would typically use one of my standard body lotions. I think that's where I've been going wrong as I've found this cream has really been doing the trick. Its lavender scented, has a beautiful thick consistency and blends into the skin with ease.

April monthly favourites

Simple 'micellar facial gel wash'

I don't change my face wash up very often, however recently I wanted to see what else the high street had in store and picked up Simple's 'micellar facial gel wash'. I'm a big fan of Simple because their products are super gentle on the skin and do the job quite nicely. What I love most about this is one, the gel-like consistency and two, the lack of scent. If a product isn't scented, then I know I'm not putting additional chemicals or perfumes onto the skin. Looking for a natural new face wash? This is the one to go for - and it's affordable too.

Lisbon city break

Travel is my favourite thing and I had to mention my latest adventure in these April favourites. Last month, I went to Lisbon for a swift city break with my best friends, to soak up the sunshine, do a spot of sightseeing and eat some good food. Lisbon has a rustic appeal, with traditional trams and plenty of rich history to discover. I loved learning more about the city, exploring the tucked away streets and delving into the Portuguese culture. If you're heading to this city soon, check out my 3 day guide to Lisbon.

I hope you enjoyed these monthly favourites. Which products have you been loving this month?

Thank you for reading <3


  1. Gone Girl sounds like an interesting book!😊 Lovely blog post, Della!😊

    Shirley | https://shirleycuypers.blogspot.be

  2. Lovely post, Della!


  3. I loved reading Gone Girl as well, have you seen the film version? Just as amazing! x


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