The Monthly Review | April

I can't believe it's already May - I swear for the last week I've been thinking it was still around the 15th. This month wasn't quite as eventful as March, but it was still great overall.


I've always got to start with the beauty products. This month my hormonal breakouts came back with a vengeance, and one thing that really helped soothe and calm them down was the Glossier Super Pure Serum.* I've been all about these beauties since they came out, and this niacinamide + zinc serum has been my go-to of the three Supers. Makeup-wise, I've been breaking out the eyeshadows again and using shades from the Lorac I Love Brunch Pro Palette - my sister surprised me with this recently, and I've been loving it. I'll have my full review up this week, so keep an eye out for that. When I've been using a powder highlight, it's been the Tom Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo in Reflects Gilt. I got this for my birthday at the beginning of April, and it's earned a place for itself in my everyday routine. Lastly for makeup is the new foundation/base from MAC - their Next to Nothing Face Colour. I was super intrigued by this collection, being someone who loves lightweight, glowy bases, and I just love it. I'll have a full review up soon.

I rarely have hair favorites, but I've been using the full line of products from Hairstory* and I couldn't be happier with them. I talked about the New Wash in my Five to Try post last week, but the other three products are phenomenal as well. I was participating in their campaign where you replace your shampoo and conditioner with the New Wash for 30 days, and I'm just about at the end of that, so I'll have a review of the line up soon.


Not much has changed on the music-front for me this month, but in the last couple weeks I've found and become obsessed with a podcast - usually I listen to music on my way to work and a podcast on my way home, but I've been loving this one so much that I listen to it in the morning and in the afternoon. It's My Favorite Murder - I've always been into True Crime and shows like Forensic Files and 48 Hours but this podcast has really gotten me into it. 

Brett and I have also gotten into watching Better Call Saul on Netflix - we had watched it when it first came out, but I think I fell asleep during the first episode and just couldn't get into it. We haven't caught up yet, but we're almost there and it's so good. It makes me sad though to see him doing well, because we already know how he ends up in Breaking Bad. When Brett's not home, I've been marathon-ing Crazy Ex-Girlfriend on Netflix, too, and I really love it. I'm a sucker for musicals, and I love every character.

Other Highlights

Big wedding news this month - we finally set a date! On June 8, 2018 I'll become Kelsey Kelly (lol). We picked a photographer too! She's awesome and every single photo, even the portraits, look like candids, which is exactly what I was looking for. Another highlight of the month was seeing my sister's dance recital, where she choreographed her own piece! It was so good, and I was so proud. May is already shaping up to be a good month as well - I'll be in New York City with Glossier this Thursday and Friday!

What were your highlights of the month?