Friday, April 25, 2014

A Few Of My Favorite Things || April + A Giveaway

Ah… April has been a lovely month. Many days were warm and sunny and just made me excited for spring and summer! Who is ready for more favorites? Oh, and before I forget, I purchased a new something special that I hope to talk about in next month's installment of A Few Of My Favorite Things so sty tuned!

1. Okay! I just had to try the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer! I had such a good experience with their Baby Lips lip balms (did I mention that I bought another one?) that I had a pretty good feeling that this pore eraser/primer would be amazing. For a while, I had been on the hunt for a product that would blur my pores and give me a more even looking face. I'm telling you, the first time I applied the product, I was astonished at how well it worked! Now, it didn't completely erase my pores, but I noticed that they were indeed visibly blurred and that I had an almost airbrushed look. Something else I noticed about this product was its velvety feel and finish on my skin, just like baby skin! This product does not have color so it isn't for concealing but it work very well on pores!

2. My second favorite item this month was the e.l.f Zit Zapper. Both Liza and Elina shared how well it worked so I thought I'd give it a try. Plus, it was only a dollar at Target! #TargetDoesItAgain! This roll-on product worked well for me. Over a period of a few days I noticed that it helped to reduce redness and swelling caused by my *wonderfully* acne-prone skin. It smells minty, like menthol and that is due to the Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Oil, Witch Hazel and Camphor in it. It's now definitely a staple in my skin care routine!

3. If you read my last A Few Of My Favorite Things post, you know I'm a lip balm lover! I can now proudly say that since my last post, I have nearly finished two lip products, and one of which was my EOS lip balm in Summer Fruit. I first got "into" the evolution of smooth (EOS) when my mom purchased an EOS lip balm several years ago. She had a couple of them in our stock pile so I asked for one. I've used this lip balm almost daily and I can say that it definitely moisturizes. I've also noticed that this lip balm is long lasting which I think could be attributed to the thickness of the product. I even bought three more! I got the Strawberry Sorbet, the limited edition Passion Fruit and the Blueberry Acai. 

4. I don't always have time sign on to blogger to check my favorite blogs (can you tell?) and read the latest posts, so I decided to download the Bloglovin' app. Now, if you know me, then you know how picky I am when it comes to having apps on my phone! I don't like to take up my phone's memory if I don't need whatever's on there and that includes pictures, notes, and apps! Basically, if there's an app on my phone, then you know I like it! I like that I can easily see when a favorite blog has a new post and I like that I can "heart" posts. The cool part is that the "hearts" are saved so I can look back to any post I want to re-read or reference.

I hope you enjoyed this month's installment of A Few Of My Favorite Things! For this month's giveaway, one lady willwin an EOS lip balm in Summer Fruit! All you have to do to enter is tell me what are some of your favorite apps? If you don't have apps, then share some of your favorite things (movies, music, products, etc.) (Giveaway open until 4/2. Must live in the USA)

(Disclaimer: The items in this post were not selected or mentioned for review)


    1. Hey Kianna!
      I love instagram (which I learned about your post on ;) @teacupsandswirls and I also love afterlight!

    2. My favorite apps are Words with Friends and Picfx

    3. Hi Kianna!

      Thanks so much for sharing your April favorites! I love these posts, and always enjoy seeing what you've been loving recently! :) I have been interested in the Zip Zapper by E.L.F. (one of my favorite make-up brands!), but wasn't sure how it would work. So I was glad to find that you've enjoyed it, so I'll have to give it a go sometime! As for EOS lip balms, it's no surprise that I just love those lip balms! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win one!

      As for apps I enjoy, I've been discovering many new ones since getting an iPod touch recently. Some of my current favs are Words with Friends (a Scrabble game of sorts that you play with friends. If you have an account/would like to play my username is MissBethanyA), the YouVersion Bible app (mostly enjoying the feature where you can have Scripture read to you!), GoodReads, Free Fall (a Frozen {the movie}version of Candy Crush!) Instagram, Pandora, as well as the VSCOcam app!

      Have a lovely day dear!

    4. Hi Kianna,
      One of my favorite apps is Brainscape.. it helps me study!

    5. Instagram and TextFree,a total lifesaver since I don't have a phone.

    6. Hi I will like to have pictures, can you send me a email and thankyouuuuu

    7. So good to read your review of the Maybelline Baby Skin pore eraser, I'd been looking to try it and after reading your review, I think I will!


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