April Favourites 2017

Wow. It’s May! This year seems to be flying by, I feel like I only wrote my March Favourites last week! I’ve a mix of makeup and skin care bits this month. I haven’t strayed too far from my usual products this month though and I even rediscovered an old favourite!

Stila Highlight Heaven’s Hue – Kitten


This is hand on heart the softest, butteriest highlighter I have ever felt in my life. Back at the end of March I was lucky enough to win a giveaway ran by Stila and this gorgeous highlighter was the prize. It’s not a cream highlight but not a powder highlight either. It’s a weird combination of the two. It is such a stunning shade though. Definitely a pinky highlight which has a slightly bronzey tone. It’s extremely pigmented so I wouldn’t say it’s for everyday wear, even for me and I’m completely obsessed with having an obvious highlight, unless you are very light handed. I’ve been wearing this for nights out and it looks stunning, I’ve had so many compliments! Stila is also cruelty free, a big plus!!

Bloomtown Sweet Almond and Shea Sugar Scrub- The Meadow*


I have a full post on lots of Bloomtown goodies and quite frankly I could feature them all in my April favourites but this was my absolute favourite product out of the ones I tried! This is an all natural sugar scrub that gently but very effectively exfoliates. It smells absolutely incredible! Scented with a mix of lavender, rose geranium and camomile. You don’t need a major amount to exfoliate with as the sugar does an amazing job. The pot I have is the travel sized version and I will 100% be buying the full size when this one is finished (it’s almost done!😢) because it is absolutely incredible! Well worth trying out and it’s natural and cruelty free, what’s not to like?

Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro 1 Palette


This pallete is a dupe for the Lorac Pro palette, something I was desperate to have but that’s next to impossible to get in the UK so I thought this Makeup Revolution palette was the perfect alternative! All the shades are very pigmented and blendable. They’re almost exact colour matches for the Lorac Pro palette from what I can tell from swatches online. This palette has a great mix of everyday colours and colours for a darker smoky eye. I’ve had this for ages but I’ve been reaching for it a lot this month. One of my favourite shades is the browny matte shade, third along on the top row. It’s perfect for blending into your crease to give your eyes a bit of definition for everyday!

Gatineau Defi Lift 3D*


I was kindly sent this cream by BeautyExpert and I’ve fallen in love with it, much to my disappointment as it has an £80 price tag! This has a texture almost like a gel/butter rather than cream. It’s very smoothing and lightweight but is extremely hydrating. I apply this before going to bed and have been waking up with the smoothest skin! It’s an anti wrinkle cream so I’m hoping it’ll keep my hated ‘smile lines’ away and those pesky lines on my forehead from having an ‘expressive’ face as my mum likes to say! I’ll be gutted when this pot runs out, I’ll have to save up and treat myself to a new one!

I hope you liked seeing what I’ve been loving this month. Have any of these been on your favourites list? What have you been loving?

PaleGirlRambling xo


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  1. May 1, 2017 / 8:43 am

    I love these kind of posts! My April favourite has to be the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara. ❤

  2. May 1, 2017 / 9:56 am

    I love makeup revolution palettes! They’re such decent quality, I feel like I need this one now haha xx

  3. highstreetbeauty11
    May 1, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    Gorgeous favourites and beautiful photography x

  4. May 1, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    I really do need to get my hand on a makeup revolution palette – everyone seems obsessed! That highlighter is stunning too xx

  5. May 1, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    The Makeup Revolution palette looks AMAZING! Great post & photo, as always! <3

  6. May 1, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    This post is amazing, because i want to know what other people likes so i think i’m gonna try something you like to test out :)xx

  7. May 1, 2017 / 5:09 pm

    I love the sound of that body scrub! I’m so desperate to pick up that Makeup Revolution palette too, it’s got such gorgeous shades!
    Claire xo

  8. May 1, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    That highlighter is such a gorgeous color! I’ve actually never tried highlighter, but this is tempting me. My usual makeup routine is fairly minimal — brows, eyes, lips, and tinted moisturizer with SPF if the sun is out. It’s definitely time for me to start using proper moisturizer at night, though!


  9. May 1, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    Great roundup of makeup products and I can see why they’re your faves! That highlighter is stunning, may have to get my hands on one soon! Thanks for sharing.

    -Ruminvte xo

  10. May 1, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    I only just realised it’s May when I started reading your post. Wow time is flying!

    That highlighter looks amazing and the colours in the eyeshadow palette are amazing, love the orangey colour.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Sabah || http://www.womanishaffairs.org

  11. May 1, 2017 / 5:27 pm

    That highlighter is so beautiful I cold just have it on my counter to look at it! And I love Makeup Revolution at the moment, so affordable but good quality too. I’ve been loving their rose gold blush palette!

    Sophia x http://sophiawhitham.co.uk

  12. May 1, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    The highlighter is so so stunning and the packaging is gorgeous! Love the look of the palette too x

  13. May 1, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    That sugar scrub sounds good! Especially that it’s cruelty free. Great favourites! x Ain

  14. May 1, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    Great post! I’m the same as you, desperate for the Lorca Pro palette because it looks amazing but I had no idea Makeup Revolution did a dupe. I haven’t bought any make up from them but heard so many good things. The highlighter also looks so beautiful, so many products from Stila are on my to buy list x

  15. May 2, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    This palette looks so pretty. I love all the shades it has. Need to check it out.
    Hope you’ll have an amazing month! xx

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  16. May 2, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    Really want to try make up revolution! I hear their products are such great amazing quality! Great favorites, I honestly have not had any beauty related favorites in a while, I haven’t worn makeup in so so long, kind of miss it actually

  17. lolitambonita
    May 2, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I really want to try that scrub and have heard great things about Stila! I have just bought a big beauty haul so cant wait to tell you about it! x
    Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.co.uk

    • May 2, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      Ohhhh looking forward to hearing what what you!! ☺
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  18. May 2, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    That Makeup Revolution palette is amazing, I love it! Great post and lovely photos x

  19. May 2, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    These all look amazing!! Will definetely be trying that make up revolution palette!!xx

  20. May 3, 2017 / 12:56 am

    I saw the Stila highlight on Laura Lee’s YouTube the other day and I absolutely need it in my life, there’s a shade that’s iridescent and it’s so pretty, and they recently decided to go cruelty free!!

    Hayley | http://www.crueltyfreehayley.com x

  21. May 5, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    Wow that highlighter looks stunning! And I love the makeup Revolution palette – can’t go wrong with Makeup Revolution! Xx

  22. May 6, 2017 / 8:58 am

    I absolutely love makeup revolution palettes! Such a gorgeous shade selection

  23. June 10, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    I love makeup revolution palettes. You should try out their highlighters too- my favourite is “golden lights”. I am definitely going to try out this palette.

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