Lifestyle

Current Favorites

Hello there beautiful people! I haven’t done a monthly favorites in such a long time (I skipped two months to be precise – oops!) and I therefore thought that I would do a current favorites instead.  So without further ado, here are some of the stuff I have currently been loving.

Music

Sam Smith’s Album – The Thrill of It All

Sam Smith is FINALLY back with a new album and I am SUPER excited!! I can literally listen to him all day, every day.  As always, all of his songs are just so damn good, but I do have a few favs that have been on repeat since the album came out.  These include Burning (do go listen to the live version on YouTube here, trust me you’ll thank me), No Peace ft YEBBA (Two soulful voices on one track – be ready for some serious goosebumps), Too Good at Goodbyes, Palace, Pray, The Thrill of it All and One Day at a Time (this is such a beautiful song).

Demi Lovato’s Album – Simply Complicated

I’ve been a fan of Demi Lovato since her appearance on Camp Rock.  It has been interesting to watch not only her musical journey, but her personal journey as well.  I love her new sound, because she has such an amazing voice, which is showcased more in this new album, there is also more soul and emotion, which I’m all for.  She has also released a documentary of her life journey, focusing on her struggles with her eating disorder, as well as her alcohol and substance abuse, which you can check out here.  Some of my favorite tracks from the album include: Sorry not Sorry, Sexy Dirty Love, Daddy Issues, You Don’t Do it for Me Anymore, Only Forever and Smoke and Mirrors.  This girl is amazing, so do yourself a favor and go listen to this album, you won’t regret it!

CNCO ft Little Mix – Reggaeton Lento

Sevyn Streeter – Before I do

Sabrina Claudio – Wait

Jidenna – Boomerang

Rotimi ft Kranium – Want more

MiC LOWRY – Don’t tempt me

Rhyon –Gone

 

Beauty

LA Girl HD Pro Concealer

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This is definitely one of my all-time favorite products.  The product comes in a 0.28 OZ (8g) squeeze tube with an attached brush applicator.  It has a creamy consistency and is so easy to blend.  I love this product, because it does an amazing job of camouflaging the darkness under my eyes, as well as skin imperfections and has minimal creasing when set with some powder.  It is also super affordable (you can find it at Dischem for N$ 59.95) and travel friendly.  The only thing which might not be everyone’s cup of tea is the applicator, which can be a bit tricky to get the right amount of product out, so you need to be careful and strategically squeeze out the right amount of product, as you don’t want too much product being wasted.

 

RK by Kiss Nail Polish in Marshmallow

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This color is absolutely beautiful and the main reason why this made the list.  It’s the perfect spring / summer color and I can pair it up with any outfit.   I love the consistency of this nail polish, it is not runny, not too thick; just a perfect in-between that allows it to apply very smoothly.  Because of the light color of this nail polish, I do however apply two coats of nail polish just to make sure I get the best color.

 

Nivea Body Lotion (Vanilla and Almond Oil)

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I’ve always been a fan of the Nivea Body Lotions and usually use the one with Shea Butter and when I saw that they came out with a new product infused with vanilla and almond oil, I knew I had to try it out.  It smells absolutely amazing and is not sticky or greasy at all.  It also leaves your skin feeling super soft and radiant and is another affordable product, which you can get for N$ 48.45 at Dischem or N$ 49.95 at Clicks, which is definitely a bargain, as you get a 400 ml bottle for that price.

 

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer

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This product is a clear – jelly, silicone – based primer that comes in very pretty packaging – it comes in a teal and turquoise tube, with hot pink writing.  I love this primer because it is lightweight, blends easily, it is non – comedogenic, which means that it does not clog the pores, it is travel friendly and it is a pore – blurring primer that leaves your skin with a smooth finish.  You do however only need the tiniest amount, as it can sometimes give a bit of an oily feel, especially if you have oily skin.  You can get this product at Clicks for N$ 94.95.

 

Essence Volume Stylist 18h Curl and Hold Mascara

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I have finally decided to try something other than the Essence Lash Princess Mascara (which if you have followed me for a while, you would know is one of my favorite mascaras).  The Essence Volume Stylist Mascara contains micro – styling waxes for voluminous and curved lashes and is also made up of a fully loaded paddle brush.  The formula is not too wet or dry; it has a nice, deep dark black color and does not irritate my eyes.  I mostly love this mascara because it adds length, volume and curl to my lashes and gives it a beautiful dramatic false lash effect, which I definitely need, as I do not wear false eyelashes and can we just take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous the packaging is?  The only thing I do not like about this product is that the brush is quite big, which does make the tube a bit messy and also makes it difficult to use on the lower lash line, which is why I just use this on my upper lash line.  I can’t find the price for the product on either Dischem or Clicks’ Website, but if I remember correctly it was in the N$ 40 – N$ 55 price range.

 

Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash and Leave-on Expert Clearing Gel

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Both products contain Thymo – T Essence and Salicylic acid, which are both known to prevent pimples. The Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash has a thick, creamy consistency, while the Clearing Gel, as the name suggests has a gel – like consistency.  I love the packaging on these products  and it has been a favorite as it has a fresh aroma and removes every trace of dirt and oil from the skin, making your skin feel squeaky clean and refreshed and I have definitely noticed the reduction of pimples on my skin.  Together these products will definitely make a difference on your skin.  You can find both these products for N$ 44.95 at Dischem and at Clicks the Facewash (100 ml) is N$ 42.95 and the Clearing Gel is N$ 35.95.

 

Series

Riverdale

If you love drama filled series like myself, you will definitely enjoy this series.  The characters in the series are based on the characters from Archie Comics.

 

Accessories

Black Choker

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I’ve had this choker for a while and recently started wearing it again, which made me realize once again how pretty awesome it is.  It has this black lace detail with a little pearl pendant at the front, which I love, as it gives it a bit of a feminine touch.

 

Snacks

I recently stumbled upon the Fruit Chutney flavored Jumping Jack popcorn and I am in love! This tastes SO FREAKING GOOD!!

 

But that is it for this post, really hope you enjoyed it, do let me know in the comments what your current favorites are.

Until next time!

xoxo Lilanie

 

 

 

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