April Favourites

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April Favourites 2017

This month, I've been loving nourishing hair and nail care, clarifying skincare, a beautiful scented candle and a cute cross body bag from Topshop. Wanna see? Well, keep reading!
   
1.  Dove Dry Oil hair care range - Shampoo, Conditioner and Treatment Oil

April Favourites 2017 - Dove Dry Oil Hair Care Range - Shampoo, Conditioner and Treatment Oil

As far as I'm concerned, this range can hold its own against any high end shampoos and conditioners out there. Beautifully nourishing, it's exactly what my dry, damaged hair needs - regular readers will know all about the overly bleached areas I'm currently growing out! My hair is also quite fine, so while the temptation is to slather it with moisturising products, I also have to be careful not to weigh it down too much. This range is perfect for keeping that balance. My hair feels soft after washing and conditioning, while the treatment oil adds shine. My one gripe is that the intensive hair mask that used to be part of the range seems to have disappeared from the drugstore shelves. Please Dove, bring it back!


April Favourites 2017 - Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask

I've had this mask for ages, but I've discovered a new appreciation for it this month. Why? Because I started to get lazy about using it, and noticed a deterioration in my skin as a result. I can get breakouts on my chin and forehead if I'm not rigorous with my skincare routine, and I know now that using this twice a week really helps to keep those pesky spots at bay. Needless to say I'm going to make more of an effort to keep using it from now on!


April Favourites 2017 - Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil

If I've been lazy with skincare lately, one area where I've been making more effort is nail care. This moisturising oil really makes a difference to my nails and cuticles, and helps to keep them looking neater and more polished. I massage it into my fingertips whenever I give myself a manicure, and also a few evenings a week before bed.


April Favourites 2017 - Mini Moderns Darjeeling Scented Candle

OK, I'll admit, I haven't had this candle all month. In fact, I only received it about a week ago. But I knew as soon as I laid eyes on it that I was going to love it. First of all, just look at how pretty the jar is! When the candle's finished, it will make a lovely makeup brush holder. And then, of course, there's the candle itself. The fragrance - tea, fresh green fig and spicy white pepper - is delicate and absolutely beautiful. Both relaxing and luxurious, it has a hint of the exotic, whisking you away to a far away land as you close your eyes and breathe it in. I do love a scented candle and this is a really, really good one.


April Favourites 2017 - Topshop Cross Body Bag

An absolute bargain at £19.00, I've been taking this cute little bag everywhere with me this month. It goes with everything, fits all your essentials without too many problems and totally looks designer. There is also a light pink version with silver hardware, which I probably need. Rude not to at these kind of prices, no?!

What have you been loving this month?

Kate x

*Gifted item. All opinions, as always, are my own.
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  1. That candle is so pretty! I used that Dove range before and preferred it to the Ojon range that is vry similar but around 3/4 times the price! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. It really is good - Dove is a fab brand! x

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  2. The candle really looks so pretty! The look of the jar is as important to me as the smell, I have to admit, and I frequently reuse them not for brushes, but for lipsticks, glosses and other pencil products.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I agree - it's nice to get two products in one! x

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  3. The Origins Charcoal mask is one that I really wanted to love and I've even gotten a sample of it a few times. Every time I use it though I find I get breakouts soon after? Although I think that tends to happen when I use any kind of charcoal face mask though.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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    1. It's possible that this happens because the charcoal draws impurities out, so any spots that are about to form are hurried along. Using the mask regularly could help, although I'm no expert! x

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  4. Your Topshop bag is really such a bargain and I can imagine you would get so much use out of it. I am intrigued by the Dove hair products, they sounds really good for the price and my hair will always benefit from some damage prevention :) x

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    1. Can't recommend the Dove products enough! x

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  5. I love Dove and Origins :)

    ❤️ Alyssa // STYLE VANITY // Instagram

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    1. Me too Alyssa, I need to try more Origins stuff! x

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  6. I love the candle and the bag, I have lots of dove products still left over from xmas which I am slowly working my way through.

    Lauren x Huggled

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  7. Oh no that shampoo and conditioner sounds so good! I'll keep an eye out and hopefully find it :)

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. It's only the intensive mask that seems to have gone Jasmin, you should have no problems finding the shampoo and conditioner. x

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  8. Charcoal masks are all the rage right now !

    www.talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com

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  9. I have that candle too which I totally adore. Cute bag and such a bargain :)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's a beautiful candle isn't it? I'm intrigued to try some of their others now. x

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  10. these products indeed sound good!

    The Fashion Matters- Travel & Fashion Blog

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  11. I love the Topshop cross body bad. It's such a classic and it looks like it would work with everything
    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.com/

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    1. It was a complete no-brainer purchase! x

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  12. I haven't used a clay mask.
    I am loving a whole lot of lip balms I was just given as well as a coloured hair spray that I might do a review on!
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

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    1. Coloured hair spray sounds like fun! x

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  13. Dove's treatment oil sounds great, I have a couple by other brands and can't believe how much they can improve the condition of the ends of the hair! Such a pretty candle, by the way!

    aglassofice.com
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    1. Thanks Gabrielle! Yes, treatment oils are brilliant for dry ends. x

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  14. That Dove range looks gorgeous, Kate! I loved reading this post!

    Lots of love from Mollie xxx | http://wwwtheperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com

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  15. I've been looking for a new shampoo, I'll have to give these Dove ones a try! :) xx

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    1. Can't recommend them enough Nev! x

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  16. I love that Origins mask, as it's so effective at decongesting my pores, without drying my skin out! I love shampoos and conditioners infused with oils, as my hair is so long and needs all the nourishment it can get, so I'm interested in trying that Dove range!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

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