April Must- Try Beauty Buys

I've got A LOT to share with you today, so I'll keep the intro short and sweet. Let's get into some of my must-try beauty buys for April. By the way, I can't believe April is almost over...I think I say that every month. I'm doing quick reviews, since y'all like them, but I go into more detail in the video down below.

Vince Camuto Bella perfume--One of the prettiest bottles and a gorgeous scent to go with it! Bella Vince Camuto incorporates notes of Nectarine Blossoms, Italian Bergamot, and Jasmine Water mingled with a base of White Amber to create a vibrantly warm, whimsical bouquet. Celebrating the allure, passion, and sensuality concealed within all women, Bella transports the senses to sprawling floral gardens, the remembered scent of one’s object of desire and scenes of unforgettable beauty. $78

London Soho New York Disney Princess Collection--Beauty tools based on Disney princesses? Yes! Belle Enchanted Eyes Brush Set 2-Piece ($12.99, Walgreens) Medium Fluff Brush – Short round shape creates depth and detail. Large Fluff Brush – Soft, fluffy bristles allow shadow to glide across eyelids with ease. Flat Angled Liner Brush– Angled shape creates flawless lines and can be used with powder, gel or cream liner. I am on a quest to get the rest of the princesses! Run and get them all!

Living Proof--Jennifer Aniston is a co-owner of this brand and for good reason. They have some stellar hair products. I've been a fan of their Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream and Shampoo, Conditioner for years. If you have fine hair you will love the Blowout spray. Get drier hair fast, with body and bounce, and heat protectant. It's a win!

Nudestix is one of my fave new brands. It's everything you need for a natural look in pencil form! GENIUS! Here are some of the new items (look for them at Sephora):
Moisture Pencil (Skin): A non-greasy balm in pencil form that sticks on to dry, flaky and irritated skin for instant (ahhh!) relief!
Clean Up Pencil (Skin): A little magic eraser for your skin for makeup mistakes.
Lip + Cheek Pencil Dual: Our Lip + Cheek pencils now come in 4 of our best-selling shades: Mystic/Whisper or Soul/Flesh.

Rootstix--quick-fix hair touch up pen announces two new colors to help eliminate grey and extend color between appointments. No brushes, no smudging, no clumps - ROOTSTIX is easy to apply and offers temporary color for that uncomfortable time between hair appointments. The sleek pen allows you to get to the root of your color anytime, anywhere. No buildup in hair. Find these on Amazon!

Japonesque--I have been a huge fan of their products for years, including their brush cleansers and lipsticks. This lipgloss is what I'm wearing in the video. And the retractable lip brush has become a necessity for me. I need a backup asap. I cannot say enough about this well-loved brand. Go to ULTA and get them now!

Milani Fierce Foil Lipglosses are formulated with dazzling multidimensional pearlescent which captures light and makes lips pop for a chic, shimmering touch of shine. The unique formula softens, smoothes, and shines while creating intense pigment with the sheer texture that is not tacky or messy. Added bonus – they smell delicious! The Fierce Foil Lipglosses are available for a limited time at CVS stores for $4.99. 

Lady Gaga Eau de Gaga: Built around a beautiful heart of white violet, this scent opens with an invigorating burst of sparkling lime to counterbalance woody-floral intensity, and evolves into a sensual trail based on leather ($34.00, mass retailers).

BeyoncĂ© Heat Wild Orchid: The fragrance opens with a sparkling allure of the tantalizing trio of pomegranate, coconut water and boysenberry. Honeysuckle and blooming magnolia frame the butterfly orchid to create a bold bouquet. The base showcases simmering sexy notes of blond woods, skin musks and gilded amber adding to its sensuality (15ml/0.5 oz $20, mass retailers).

Nautica LIFE: With notes of sea salt, marine seamoss and natural violet lead, Nautica LIFE unleashes a revitalizing splash of energy while creating a blissful feeling of magnetism and seduction. Perfect for dad! ($62.50, Macy’s).

Balm Chicky Balm Balm--Yes, I'm kinda singing the name! These lips balms are so fun! Hot off the heels of being on Shark Tank that aired on Feb 3rd, they've been picked up by Target Stores and will be on shelves by mid-April! They are super big, super moisturizing and the best part? THE "Friend End" tube. Flip the cap so you can let others use your lip balm without cooties! ;) $7

*This time around, all products were sent for consideration, but I have SO MUCH MORE to share with you in the video below (including a mini-Target haul)!
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Extra Elle:

  • I used different cameras, since these pics were taken over the past couple of months, so the picture quality will vary amongst the photos. And apparently there's a few seconds of the video where I talk like a chipmunk that I didn't realize. That's the life of a blogger, right?
  • I need a Monday do-over! I didn't get everything done!
  • What did you think of the video?


  1. Great post! I've been loving Living Proof products lately.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

  2. Cool video! The Bella perfume bottle is really beautiful!


  3. I have to try the nude stix, great round up.


  4. So many awesome things in this post! Love the Vince Camuto bottle. That alone is enough to make me want to buy it lol! And I think I definitely need to try the Rootstix What an awesome idea!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  5. I've wanted to try the living proof line for such a long time - I just need to buy a few products and get over it already!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  6. The way you described that Vince Camuto perfume, makes it sound like it is right up my alley. I love floral scents so I cannot wait to try this one out.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  7. Thanks for the video Elle! I totally match my soap to the season, too, you're not alone. :) My favorite seasonal soaps are Christmas soaps.

    P.s. thanks for letting Charlie have a role in the video! He's so cute!

  8. I didn't realize Jennifer Aniston was a part owner of Living Proof! I have a few of their hair products and need to try them out. I'm not on the hunt for the lip brush after you mentioned the Japonesque one!

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  9. I love that the chipmunk talk was just after you said you had two cups of coffee and it was going to be an interesting video! That moisture stick sounds like such a great product! Thanks for sharing all of these!

  10. I have to get those Disney princess brushes. I just have to. That NudeStix brand also looks intriguing. I also want to get those lip balms if only because of the name.

  11. These all look great! I would love to try them out!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

  12. Woah, so many great things! I definitely need to find the Disney princess makeup brushes, and that living proof blow dry spray sounds like what my hair needs. Great roundup!

  13. So many cool new products. Nudestix has been on my radar and I really want to check them out. The Clean Up Stick sounds awesome!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  14. I have to try those nudestix they definitely see, interesting. You know you always introduce me to something new to add to my new and growing makeup collection. And if you ever find a great fruity scent, let me know. I love fruity over florals. Great post Elle :).

    Kay of Pure & Complex

  15. So many goodies! I want to try the nudestix stuff!

  16. Milani def has some great stuff, but I def need all of this!

  17. Great products, for sure, many must-haves! From all the products, I would love to try the Japonesque - first time I hear about this brand and if you say it's good, I believe! Then the Living Proof would be for me a must - I really want to try it! Yes, no wonder Jennifer Aniston is a co-owner, glossy healthy hair! And the Vince Camuto Bella perfume I would love to try as well. I like everything with white amber! Really nice to get to know so many nice products, all new to me!

  18. That packaging on the perfume is beautiful! I will need to smell it next time I pop into a department store!!

  19. Oooh, I really want to try Nudestix! And I have a blush from Japonesque I LIVE FOR. So pigmented and pretty!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  20. I'm really getting into Milani stuff, an dI love their affordability. Maybe you should do an all milani post sometime?? :) <--selfish question. haha

  21. That is a lot of different products! Thanks for all the reviews. I'll have to watch the video this evening, but it is so neat that you do them. :)

  22. I saw the Nudestix is sephora last weekend. They kind of interest me!

  23. I need to try the Rootstix!!! I have the Milani glosses and love them!

  24. So many great products here that I want to try! I'm really eyeing the perfume. I'm almost out and want to try something new this go-around!

  25. I didn't get everything done yesterday either...sigh. So many fun things here--I'd love to try the Nudestix pencils and the Living Proof hair care products the most!

  26. you had me at disney princess!!! seriously though, how fabulous!

  27. I need to try the living proof hair Line! I've heard great things about it! How cute is that balm?!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  28. I love the Soho brushes and I've passed Japonesque products so many times at Ulta, but never bought anything. I might have to pick something up to try next time I'm there.

  29. That perfume bottle is gorgeous, you know I need the Disney brushes and I keep hearing amazing things about those nudestix.

  30. That "chipmunk" part is hilarious! So glad you didn't edit that out.
    The Nude Stix have been on my radar for a little while now, but I didn't know they had that magic eraser pencil....I'm intrigued!
    As fro Japonesque, that is definitely a brand I need to check out next time I am at Ulta. I've seen and heard a little about them, but now I want to know more! Looks like they have some very pretty makeup products!
    Have a great week, Elle! xx

  31. I'm trying a bunch of Tarte products this month!

  32. I thought the chipmunk was do to all the coffee you had.


  33. This lip balms were on Sharktank! So cool to see those gals were able to make their dream idea a reality and now it's being sold at Target. Can't wait to pick on up!

  34. Hahaha the chipmonk part hit at a perfect time :) I really REALLY am interested in that Living Proof stuff. Frizz all summer long around here. Gross. I am totally in love with Milani lip stuff. I have a lipstick and a lip gloss and those are the ones I reach for more often than others.

    Ahhhh Disney brushes!!! I am going to have to look for those. What do you mean by Target brand brushes? Like Up and Up? I need a few new brushes and if I can get them at a Target price..then yes, please!!!

  35. Stunning products and nice video. ^^
    Lovely greets

  36. I've heard so many good things about Nudestix! The makeup bag is so cute :)

  37. I'm very interested in that perfume, the bottle is gorgeous and I love the smell of jasmine.

    I'm also on the hunt for a new hair product set, I"ll have to check out that line!

  38. Oh man, those Janpoesque lipsticks are totally calling my name. What bright, fun colors!

  39. I'm definitely really need to go get those Disney princess makeup tool!

  40. So much great stuff here! I will have to try the Japonesque lipstick! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

  41. I love Living Proof Shampoo and Conditioner, but not I HAVE to get the blow dry spray!!

  42. thanks for sharing more great products, Elle!

  43. I've so wanted those disney brushes and sponges!

  44. Here here Droid girl!!! I'm curious about Japanesque's brush cleaner. And I still need to pick up Lady Gaga's unisex perfume. I liked "Boyfriend" which was unisex as well :)

  45. I've been using the Living Proof styling creme but didn't know about the blowout spray! I definitely need to try that! Love those Disney brushes! Thanks for sharing these great products!

    Doused In Pink


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