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April 30, 2015

April Beauty Favourites

one little vice beauty blog: favourite skincare and make up products

April was a really good month for me and I discovered some amazing new products and brands. This meant that the competition was incredibly high and there were a few things that I have really enjoyed using that aren't getting a mention this month. I'm really happy with my selection of beauty favourites as they very accurately represent the products I've been reaching for a lot, as well as what I've really loved using.

one little vice beauty blog: clay face mask for sensitive skin review

I first heard about Clayspray back when the beauty YouTube community got hold of it and started praising the brand for all it was worth. I have to admit, I was so so sceptical of all the sudden attention and I assumed that they'd probably all been paid to wax lyrical about the face masks. However, it took all of one application to completely and utterly convince me that everything I'd ever heard had been entirely true. Clayspray's White Clay and Aloe Vera Treatment is almost certainly the nicest clay mask that I've ever tried. It has the most beautiful creamy consistency that I've never come across in other face masks and it glides onto your skin so comfortably. Unlike other masks I've used in the past, it doesn't dry uncomfortably tightly leaving my skin feeling tight and it's really easy to remove - especially with a facial sponge. It's an expensive skincare treatment but I think that it's justified in its price because it's just so good. Not only is the clay itself incredible quality stuff, but the packaging and patented dispensing system means that there's no product going to waste. Clayspray definitely deserves all the hype it's gotten and I'm really happy that I've been able to experience it for myself. I'd definitely repurchase it over my regularly repurchased Origins Clear Improvement Mask - there's no comparison really, especially if you have sensitive skin that needs a gentler clay formulation.

one little vice beauty blog: cruelty free facial sponge review

I've been using Konjac Sponges for a long time now and they're a regularly repurchased staple in my beauty routine. They're made up of a synthetic material (so they're vegetarian friendly) that's designed to be anti-bacterial, making them more hygienic to use than regular sponges. With roughly a three month shelf-life they're an affordable addition to your beauty routine, and I find that they're fantastic when it comes to gently cleansing your skin or removing face masks or other products from your skin. Recently, I've been using the Konjac Sponge with French Pink Clay which is designed for sensitive skin types but in the past I've tried other varieties that I've really enjoyed using too. I'd definitely recommend giving them a try and I've already got my hands on another one which I'll start using towards the end of May. 

RMK Rose Cleansing Balm* | rrp £29.00

Throughout April I generally stuck with my Murad skincare regime (which has been working really well for me) but I have been using a few non-Murad skincare products and RMK's Rose Cleansing Balm has been one of them. It's the most beautiful balm cleanser, when you apply it to your skin it melts into a light oil consistency and embraces you with its incredibly delicate rose scent. It's amazing at gently cleansing the skin and it also makes removing waterproof eye makeup super quick and easy. It's definitely a luxury skincare product but I'm head over heels in love with it so I would definitely repurchase it in the future.

one little vice beauty blog: affordable eyebrow pencil

It might be slightly misleading to include this in a favourites post, but I needed to set the record straight about this little cream eyeshadow. When I first tried Maybelline's Color Tattoo in Creamy Beige I really didn't get along with it as I found the consistency incredibly slippy, and it transferred really easily. However, I recently started using it with my Urban Decay Primer Potion and it revolutionised my experience of using Creamy Beige. With a decent primer Creamy Beige lasts really well on me and the colour is a very wearable everyday matte brown. I've been wearing it more and more this month and I'll definitely continue using it so long as I have a good eyeshadow base at hand. 

This eyebrow pencil was definitely my makeup find of the month. Glo & Ray offer some incredibly high quality makeup at really decent prices, and at £5.50 I think that this particular product is an absolute steal. Terra Brown is a really wearable brown shade, not too dark for light brunettes and not too warm toned either. The pencil itself looks and feels very high quality and the product has the right consistency to apply easily whilst still offering a long lasting and natural looking finish. It's taken rightful place in my everyday makeup routine and it would take a seriously amazing product to know it from the top spot!

What beauty bits have you been loving this month?



  1. I've always wanted to try a Konjac sponge, they just sound so intriguing!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

  2. I had the exact same thing with my Maybelline colour tattoo! I was really disappointed, but with UO primer potion it's amazing! x

  3. i'm curious to try maybelline colour tattoo

  4. I love my Konjac sponge, very gentle on the skin :)

  5. I like the maybelline colour tatoo!!

  6. I've read a lot of great reviews on Konjac sponges, always wanted to try them out.


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