Guess who went shopping?! Rhetorical question really, since it’s obviously me! This post will be kind of like part Haul and an April favourites post.
Steve Madden boots
The season is changing quickly here, and it’s becoming very cold, very fast, so I decided that it is definitely time for me to purchase a new pair of boots. Previously, I always used to wear pumps in the middle of winter, because in my corner of the world snow is an extreme rarity and I’m outdoorsy in the sense that in summer I like going onto the porch and drinking a cocktail. That’s it. Unfortunately, wearing pumps outside like the insensible person I am in the dead of winter meant getting a cold and flu more often so last winter I started wearing sneakers more and voila, less colds! This winter I’m upgrading to a gorgeous pair of boots that are not only warm, but also actually keeps the damn cold out!
Lee Stafford Bleach Blondes Shampoo and Conditioner
I had my hair ombred last year February already and I’m holding thumbs that this hair trend is here to stay. It’s so low maintenance and you can still be blonde without having completely destroyed hair or looking washed out. Because you still have blonde or lighter ends, a good silver shampoo is definitely still a must to maintain this look. At first, the shampoo made my scalp itch, which did not impress me in the slightest, but when I started using it religiously in conjunction with the conditioner the itch stopped and my hair looks toned and is brass free.
MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base
This was a graduation gift from mister S. I changed from my usual Garnier BB cream to a Revlon one and unlike the Garnier one, the Revlon one needs a primer to make it last all day and not do a funny crack looking thing on my skin. This primer is great, because it has a very subtle sparkly something in it that gives your skin a very youthful and dewy appearance. Me likey.
Rimmel Apocalips Lip Laquer
Another graduation gift from mister S. I did a review on this fantastic product here. These are affordable, highly pigmented, last forever, and gives a very polished look. When I went back to Edgars for another one, they were all sold out, and this was within a week after first getting my gloss.
Essie nail polish in Fiji
A gift to myself really. I tend to wear the brightest and craziest colours on my nails anytime, all year long. I needed something a bit more subdued for work so I went for this colour. It’s great for Spring actually, and I think it’ll make a tan really stand out. A much cheaper dupe is Tip Top’s Melting Marshmallow, but Essie’s lasts much longer and gives a less streaky finish, although Tip Top’s isn’t bad at all.
Hey Gorgeous Marshmallow Whipped Mousse
I’ve done a review on this product. It’s amazing. Seriously, try it. They ship internationally as well.
Accessorize Panda earrings
I LOVE pandas and penguins! They get to wear tuxedos every day. How awesome is that?! These little sparkly bastards go with everything and I’ve been wearing them a lot. I even wore them to a wedding. Classy!
An incredibly early birthday present from mister S. I saw these at Mr. Price and LOVED them. I mean, what’s not to love? They’re colourful and have lipsticks all over them! They were about R69,99 if I remember correctly, and as far as I know they should still be in stock. See how I wore mine here.
I know this show is on its 14th season already or something insane like that, but it only recently started airing in South Africa, and I’m hooked! I literally watch it every night, and if I don’t I watch the week’s omnibus of it. I’m a huge fan of the presenter/host, Steve. What a hilarious man!
Adidas deodorant spray in Fruity Rhythm
On Friday, I had to pack my bags for a weekend trip in 20 minutes, which is a true tragedy for any girl. My room still looks like a hurricane hit it, and it’ll probably have to stay that way for the next few days, but I digress. In my hurry to pack, I forgot to pack in a perfume and it really bothered me! I made a stop at Dischem and bought this spray. I’ve used it before, and I don’t know why I didn’t repurchase it! It smells so fresh and fruity and just plain delicious. It’s great having one of these in your bag instead of an expensive perfume.
They recently performed in SA at Ramfest, and unfortunately I couldn’t go to the show, but I’ve been listening to their music constantly. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea (or should I rather say pint of beer? Tea is much too dainty for a rock band!), but I’m loving them. My favourite song, which everyone’s probably heard by now, is My Number.
I’ve also been listening to them constantly, and I’m secretly wishing that they’ll come to one of my favourite music festivals, In The City, this year. My favourite song is If So. It’s great to bop to in your car. Tried and tested. 😉
Which products have you been loving this month? Let me know in the comments or Tweet me!