April favorites

My April favorites seem to be suspiciously short. While I did buy a decent amount of stuff during the month, I don't think I used them enough to decide if they deserved favorite status or not. Because making a monthly favorites post is serious business. Clearly.
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Bumble & Bumble Straight Blow Dry Styling Balm
I bought this balm back in November during the Sephora VIB sale, but when I wrote my haul first impressions I hadn't tried this out yet. Fast forward to March when I got a terrible haircut that left me looking like a poodle because curly hair + short choppy layers = frizz city. So at the moment the quickest way to style my hair is by blow drying it straight. And I have been reaching for this cream every single time I do.

I can't say if it makes blow drying my hair any easier or any quicker, but it definitely makes my blow dry last longer. My hair no longer explodes at the first hint of humidity. In fact a few weeks ago I had went to the city on a rainy day and my hair stayed straight the entire day despite the fact that I was outdoors for a solid few hours! As the weather is only going to get hotter and more humid as summer approaches, I know I will be reaching for this every time I do my hair for the upcoming months.
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Wet N' Wild Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals & Crown of My Canopy
This is just a quick, mini, almost-not-even-a review because I have a full out review for these coming highlighters next week. But I will say that if you spot these at a drugstore near you, pick them up! I bought these one day, went back to pick up another pair the next day and the display had been picked clean!
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Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Matte 1993
If you've been to Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom, or Macy's lately, you might have noticed that all the Urban Decay revolution lipsticks are 50% off! That's because they're completely relaunching their lipstick collection and expanding it to a 100 color line, featuring various finishes and a whole shit-ton of new colors. To read more about the new line, check out this article from Refinery29.

While I am super pumped about the new line, I'm also super pumped to try out the discontinued Revolution line at 50% off. The first color that I picked up was Matte 1993. It's a medium brown shade that's oh so 90s and wearable for a wide range of skin tones. Unlike the Nyx lip lingerie liquid lipsticks I mentioned in my March favorites, this Urban Decay matte lipstick does not dry down to a true matte. On the upside, it makes it much more comfortable to wear. I even ate some sushi and boba while wearing this and the color was still somewhat there after my meal!

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Manic
The other Urban Decay lipstick I picked up was from their original revolution line, in the shade Manic. It's described as a soft wine color and since I'm absolutely challenged when it comes describing colors (and scents) I'll just go with that.

Like the Matte 1993, Manic is also so incredibly pigmented and comfortable to wear. Even if my lips are dry and on the verge of peeling, this lipstick still works. I always say that Nars has the best lipsticks of all time, but Urban Decay has come to be a close second.

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