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Our April Top Five

April is here! April is a favourite month of ours for many reasons, not in the least because of its place in our hearts as the Perfect Date pageant question response from Miss Congeniality :

“Miss Rhode Island, please describe your idea of a perfect date”

“That’s a tough one. I’d have to say April 25th — because it’s not too hot, not too cold. All you need is a light jacket!”

With flowers in bloom and longer exposure to sun in the evenings, April has us feeling hopeful… and we are ready to replenish our beauty supplies!

The origin of the word April comes from the Latin Word APERIRE, which means to open. As the world appears to be opening up around us, our roundup this month has definitely taken on a bright, supercharged and positive vibe!

Did you know that April is also named for the Greek goddess of Love, Aphrodite? This brings us on nicely to our very first product of our roundup….

Looking for a gleaming Mediterranean jewel? We’ve just found it…

Hidden within the grecian amphora of Versace Dylan Turquoise is the seductive promise of an Island escape. Created by Sophie Labbé, this fruity floral fragrance has top notes of Mandarin, Primofiore Lemon and Pink Pepper set against a heart of Cassis, Jasmine, Freesia and Guava.

Fronted by Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid in a scintillating campaign in Santorini, Dylan Turquoise comes with serious fashion credentials – and is a sister fragrance to Versace Dylan Blue. Our verdict? We might not be physically jet setting to sunkissed islands this Summer, but with this scent, there’s no need for an airline ticket – you’re already there!

Carrying on the theme of fragrance, we’re taking you from the excitement of Versace’s far flung Island escape to a tranquil oasis of calm with This Works.

This Works are one of our favourite brands when it comes to picking a product to relax and unwind with. Having been invested in the science of sleep since 2004, the team behind the brand are true sleep science gurus!

Ylang Ylang, Neroli and Patchouli form the base of this 100% natural essential oil aromatherapeutic superblend. Spritz Thisworks Stress Check Mood Manager on pillows, skin, clothing or furniture to unlock your aromatherapy moment.

April 1st actually marks the beginning of Stress Awareness Month, so this feature in our April Top Five is quite timely! The brand recommends using this spray to calm nerves before using public transport, but it can also be used just when you simply need a peaceful moment. Spritz… and relax!

Your perfect nude lip has arrived!

Velvet Teddy is one of M.A.C’s all time bestsellers. A light matte brown with warm undertones, this shade has been described as being universally flattering on all skin tones and also contains Vitamin E to ensure that your lips stay hydrated at all times.

A hydrating matte lipstick? We are HERE for it! Beloved by Kylie Jenner, this is a subtle but upbeat shade to wear when you need a pick me up.

From barely there cremesheen and matte nude tones, to bold satin red and outrageous amplified fuschias, you are sure to find a M.A.C lipstick that calls to you on the allbeauty site! Did we mention that M.A.C lipsticks have (in our humble opinion) the most comforting vanilla scent? Discover your perfect shade of vanilla scented goodness right here.

Ciao Bella! Davines – pronounced DA-VEE-NESS – Nounou Shampoo is the tomato infused product that we never knew that we needed but cannot get enough of!

Davines displays its meticulous attention to detail by listing the provenance of their fiaschetto tomatoes – each tomato comes from the farm of Mr Mario di Latte in Serranova.

Full of antioxidants and Vitamin C, the Fiaschetto tomato extract within Nounou Shampoo helps to give your hair deep nourishment and hydration. Hair is left silky smooth and soft to the touch. Pair with Nounou Conditioner for a high end treatment for brittle or highly processed hair.

Fans of skincare will be no stranger to Perricone MD, whose bestsellers include the Cold Plasma skincare collection. But did you know that Perricone MD also does makeup?

The Perricone MD No Makeup range fuses the feel good factor of makeup with the benefits of skincare. If you’re anything like us, makeup may have taken a bit of a backseat during lockdown – however, this No Makeup Lipstick is the perfect hydrating product with sheer coverage to get you back in the saddle and rocking that pout.

Available in six different colours (and also in a 3 colour set here), these lipsticks come highly recommended by The Sunday Times Style columnist, India Knight.

What will May bring? From May Day & Cinco de Mayo to National Cosmopolitan Day, there’s lots to be cheerful about! Here’s to long sunshine days and being one step closer to being able to be together again. And if you’re already thinking about the beauty products you’re going to just have to take for a test drive before going to the beer garden… you know where we’ll be! Right here on the blog waiting for you!

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