April Hotpicks: Top 5

Hi Y’all.

I’ve been so busy lately trying all my new stuff that I forgot to post last months Top 5 so here it goes.


I’ve found it really difficult this time round cause there’s so many things I’m loving! I’ve managed to narrow it down to 5 but I may need to start doing a top 10!

  1. Nyx: Jumbo Pencil in Milkdata-imagelightbox="g">DSC_0082

This may not look like much but this little stick is AMAZING!

Let me introduce to you all to NYX if you haven’t heard of it yet. It launched in the UK online at Boots.co.uk and has now started doing pop up shops in the stores all over the UK.

This brand is HUGH on social rightly so. This brand is originally American I believe and I’ve picked up a few things on the way. I bought this jumbo pencil a while back but you still buy it now. I’ve recently went back to using this as the results are amazing. Its not great for small tricky areas but I use this as a primer for powder eyeshadows. The pay off is INCREDIBLE. It makes any colour you apply on top to pigmented the colour just pops and its stays on forever! The best thing abut this brand is also the price. I cannot find how much this one is as they are refurbished the website but have a look yourself once its up and running. their lipgloss are also amazing! NYX Cosmetics.co.uk

2. Origins: Original Skin: Renewal Serum with Willowherb


I picked this on my last trip to York Outlets. I’ve been looking for a serum for my skin for a while now and was recommended this as my skin isn’t too old. I was happy to give this a go as I’ve been hearing so many good things about Origins Lately. I was not looking to pay too much as this was the first time for me using a serum and if it wasn’t for me didn’t want to waste my money but I’m really liking this one.


It smells amazing! A little like oranges! The best thing for me is that its not too oily or thick and soaks straight into my skin. I don’t have to wait ages to it to soak in before apply my primer. The packaging is cute too! Since I’ve started using this I’ve noticed I’ve not come out in as many spots but when I have my “no make up” days my skin in Glowing! I love that it uses natural ingredients instead of applying nasty chemicals to my face! I’m deffo going to go back and try some more products from these! My new fave skin care.

3. MAC: Pigment in Vanilla


If you’ve read my previous haul post I mentioned I picked up this up after a period of longing lol. This certainly lives up to its reputation. If you follow me on Instagram lately you would have seen the make up I don’t for my friend recently and I used this to highlight the inner corner of her eyes and the brow bone. I popped some on the lid to also brighten her lighter colour. At first a was a little worried cause it looks so white but applies so lovely. its such a subtle highlight but if you wanted to go in heavier you could get the whiter look if that’s what your after. This really is the all round product and can imagine you could use this to highlight any area you like on your face! You’ve  it in your make up bag already but if not you NEED to buy this!

4.Anastasia Beverly Hills: Dipbrow: Medium brown


As you can see by my picture I’ve used the one already! I was soo excited to have this and nervous at the same time. I’m not a trained MUA and was worried I wouldn’t have the knack for the whole eyebrow things but with this product anyone can have nice brows. A little goes a long way! I find that this product has amazing lasting power and I can last up to two days at a time! I don’t need to apply anything else to my brows for them to look natural. I don’t see my ever going back to a pencil again. This is the Holy grail for eyebrows for me! I bought this on Beauty Bay as I’m not too sure where else you can buy this in the UK.

5. L’Oréal: infallible 24 hour Matt Foundation


WOW! Where do I start! I literally have not put this down. I cant believe I can buy this in store for under £10. I’ve read sooo many reviews on this and thought I had to give it a go but it cant be THAT good. I apply this with my Morphe Buffer brush and have had so many compliments. Its the mattest foundation I’ve ever used and gives a airbrush effect once applied with a buffer brush. It doesn’t dry my skin out at all and doesn’t look too cakey either. its the perfect combination. I was worried vanilla is too light but its not! I used this on my friend who is a little lighter then me but it is so bendable and colour can used on so many different skin colours its amazing! Think I’m going to have to take another trip to pick up some more of this very soon!


Thanks for taking the time to read my Top 5! Please let me know any recommendations and ill give them a go providing they aren’t all Gucci and Dior because this make up malarkey is getting a expensive hobby lol! Gx