April Beauty Favorites

April Favorites Kindly Unspoken

It’s Friday, Friday, Gotta Get Down On Friday! Haha-Sorry if you now have that horrible Rebecca Black song permanently stuck in your head all day, but hey at least it’s Friday! πŸ™‚ Can’t believe another month has already come and gone, but definitely enjoying the pretty weather here lately.

My plans for the weekend include organizing and pricing items for my huge garage sale next weekend. I’m excited to get rid of a lot of items that have just been cluttering up our home and to have less “stuff” to worry with. What are your plans for the weekend?

Here’s My 5 Beauty Favorites this month!

April Beauty Favorites- Kindly Unspoken

Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color in Pomegranate Pie, $4.99 Walgreens

Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color

Talk about a gorgeous pink color- this matte liquid lip cream is such a bright, vibrant shade and has the most amazing staying power. Once applied to the lips, it only takes a few seconds for the product to dry on the lips into a beautiful matte format, yet it doesn’t dry your lips out like some matte liquid creams do. This product gets a definite thumbs up in my book!

Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color

Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Matte Lip Color in Sweet Pea, $6.00 Wal-mart

Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Lip Color

I was originally drawn to this product simply because the packaging is gorgeous! It comes in a cute floral tin, and when you open up the inside, it has a mirror and a velvet slot for the product itself. I can see this being really handy for traveling and carrying in your purse. Also, the shade is such a pretty pink color for Spring. I’m thinking this would make a great gift for a makeup lover! πŸ™‚

Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Lip Color

Hard Candy Velvet Mousse Lip Color

Kenra Platinum Advance-Dry Thermal Protectant Blow-Dry Spray , $22.00 Ulta

Kenra Platinum Blow Dry Spray

When my hairstylist told me that this product would significantly speed up my hair’s drying time, I was really intrigued to try it out because with thick hair it takes me forever to dry my hair with a blow-dryer.

I’m happy to report that this product really does work and I can’t get enough of it! I spritz this on my freshly washed hair and not only does it speed up the drying time, but it serves as a great heat protectant, and smells amazing! It’s almost like a vanilla cupcake scent- which is heaven in my opinion. It is a little pricey, but it lasts forever and is a life-changer if you have thick hair.

Milk Shake Incredible Milk 12 Effects Leave In Treatment, $17.22 Amazon

Milk Shake Incredible Milk 12 Effects Leave in Treatment

Speaking of hair products that smell amazing, Milk Shake’s 12 Effects Leave in Treatment is the one hair product that I can’t live without. The name says it all- it smells like a milk shake, which is incredible, and one little pump in the hands goes a long way.

I spray this in my hair after washing it, and run it through my hair starting at the tips and working my way up to the roots. It does a great job of conditioning the hair and I even will use it sometimes to tame flyaways on my dry hair. Just an all-around amazing product worth adding to your collection.

Garnier Fructis Style Deconstructed Beach Chic Texturizing Spray with Black Fig, $2.96 Wal-mart

Garnier Fructis Style De-Constructed Beach Chic Texturizing Spray

Last but not least is one of my favorite hair products to use when I want beachy waves in my hair. This texturizing spray works amazing at adding volume and texture to the hair and I love the way it makes my hair look all mermaid-esque when using it.

Also, the fact that it’s under 3 bucks is incredible. Be on the lookout for a full beach waves hair tutorial on the blog soon. πŸ˜‰

Music I’m Loving at the Moment

Melanie Martinez- Pity Party

Hailee Steinfeld- Rock Bottom

Daya- Sit Still, Look Pretty

Ben Rector- Brand New

Have a Great Weekend!- Cara

Linking up on Family Fun Friday, Flaunt it Friday, Pretty Pintastic Party, That Friday Blog Hop, Dare to Share Saturday, Saturday Sparks, and No Rules Weekend Blog Party


  1. Both of those lip products look amazing…not that I need any more lip things…but I feel like I need those in my life–at least the Jordana one hahaha. Great favorites girl, hope you enjoyed your weekend! XO -Kim

    1. Thank-you! Haha we should just go shopping together, I’m sure we’d come home with tons of lippies we don’t need, but at least it’d be fun! πŸ™‚ Hope your having a great week as well!

  2. i love the hard candy one! it made my march beauty faves, but i have it in cherry blossom. i’m loving the jordana lip creams too–hard to find though!ni got mine at kmart.

  3. Both lip colors are gorgeous! Love pink shades. Also, I want to try the Milk Shake incredible milk leave in conditioner, sounds like a great product to have. Thanks Cara!

  4. I have the beach chic spray.
    I actually love the Garnier Surf Hair pomade/cream, but when I can’t find it, I end up buying the spray and it’s my back up. I almost NEVER dry my hair during the summer.

    1. I think I remember seeing that product in a store a long time ago, but haven’t noticed it recently. I’ve been impressed so far with all the Garnier products that I’ve tried.

  5. I really need to try more from Hard Candy, I love the baked bronzer in shade Tiki but never tried anything else from the brand. Love that Jordana shade too, it’s bright hot pink, absolutely perfect for Spring/Summer!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  6. I’m beginning to think that you have a signature lip color…. andddddd I’m kind of in love with it!!! πŸ˜‰

    1. Haha I promise I don’t intentionally buy the same shades…but somehow it ends up that way! LOL Thanks! πŸ™‚

  7. I’m going to have to try that Kenra blow dry spray. I use their dry shampoo and it’s my favorite!

  8. Fun picks! I haven’t tried any of these but it might be time to break out of my routine and try some new things πŸ™‚

    1. I always like to explore what else is out there because ya never know what you might stumble across! πŸ˜‰

  9. I use the Kenra all the time, but Ive never noticed it speeding up my drying time. Maybe I just use it so much I’m used to it!? haha I just used it because my hair dresser told me it would help to protect my hair! haha

  10. I’ll need to check out that texturizing spray! I hardly ever dry my hair anymore because it’s so thick and especially in the summer there’s no point with the humidity.. so beach waves it is

    1. You seriously have the perfect hair length to use the beach chic spray too! I bet you’d really like it, and if your hair has any sort of natural wave to it, it would be great!

  11. I really want to try Beach Chic. Soooo much cheaper than the brand I’m using now so hopefully I like it!

  12. I love both of those shades of lip gloss, and the one that comes in the little tin is such a perfect gift! I’ll have to ask my stylist if that Kenra product would be good for my hair. I have naturally curly hair that I blow out 80% of the time, so I wonder if it would help my drying time too! And cupcake scented? You know I’m in!

    1. I’d definitely ask your stylist, because I’ve been super impressed with it. My hair takes forever to dry normally,and it has significantly reduced the drying time, plus the cupcake smell thing lured me in πŸ˜‰

  13. Ohh both of those lip colors look so pretty- I love the more neutral color and the formula sounds amazing as well.

  14. Woah, that Jordana lip color looks so fabulous and pigmented!!! Great picks – I want to check these out : )

  15. They just discontinued the beach spray I was using and I was on the hunt for a new one!!! Now I know what to try!!! thank you for sharing!!!

  16. The packaging of that Hard Candy gloss is so pretty! And I need to check out that texturizing spray! I always love when you do these posts! πŸ™‚

  17. I’ve been using the Kenra spray for a few months now, and I really like it too! Thanks for sharing these. Happy friday.

  18. Both of those lippies look gorgeous!! The pink is so pigmented and such a statement!! Hope you get things done for the garage sale and you get to enjoy some down time as well.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lilyο»Ώ

    1. Thank-you! I was able to get a lot accomplished after work today, so I’m hoping to enjoy the rest of the weekend with the family. Have a great one! πŸ™‚

  19. Wow, that first lip color is AMAZING! I’m going to be on the lookout for that one. It looks like the perfect bright bold shade for summer!

  20. Yep… that song is now in my head. Thanks πŸ™‚
    That PINK – WOW – talk about a POP of color! Thats so your signature color

    1. Haha, you’re welcome πŸ˜‰ and thank-you! I love pink shades and that one is definitely a gorgeous shade!

    1. No, I think it does a great job of protecting the hair from heat and humidity, and a little goes a long way. I usually just do one or two small sprays in my palm and it does an amazing job!

  21. what a fantastic colour! i have some lippies that i love but hardly get a chance to wear.

    1. I mean, any product that smells like a milk shake gets a thumbs up in my book-haha Plus it really does work amazing as a leave-in conditioner! πŸ™‚

  22. Beach chic and blow dry spray it is, here I come to get these products. So fun Cara, I hope your weekend is as lovely as you are too!!

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