Hi loves! I’m gearing up for a much needed long weekend vacation in Cabo! I’m so excited to get a chance to recharge and come back with some new ideas to share with you guys both up on the blog and on my channel! But in the meantime, it’s time for the April Edition of Sona Selects! For those of you who are new to the blog, Sona Selects is my monthly roundup of the best makeup releases or old standbys that I keep coming back to! These are all the must have beauty products that I’m loving right now!
1. Benefit Cosmetics GALifornia ($29)
Before I even got to the product, I was absolutely blown away by the packaging on the new Benefit Cosmetics Galifornia Blush! It’s so cute! This blush is a rosy pink with a soft golden shimmer that looks like a beautiful sun kissed glow. I know that I’ve said that I don’t like shimmery blush, since it can emphasize larger pores, but the shimmer in this one is so fine and pearly that it doesn’t have that effect. I love the warmth this blush adds to your face, it feels so summery!
2. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation ($17)
As a member of the L’Oreal League, I’ve tried and tested all of L’Oreal’s foundations, and I have to say that the True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation is definitely in my top two! I love the radiant, natural finish with the convenience of a cushion compact! This foundation is super buildable, but it doesn’t cake or look too overdone.
3. Dior Instant Gentle Exfoliant ($39)
If you’re looking for a super luxurious exfoliator, I love the Dior Instant Gentle Exfoliant from Dior! It’s super gentle and makes your skin feel smooth and radiant! I’m pretty cautious when it comes to exfoliating my skin, but this one feels really soft (and it smells amazing!) I keep this exfoliant in my shower and use it twice a week or so on my face, applying in in small circular motions to smooth and refresh my skin!
4. Smashbox Spotlight Palette in Gold ($35)
This new Spotlight Palette from Smashbox is part of a collaboration with one of my fellow beauty YouTubers, Casey Holmes! The highlighters in this palette have a really pretty shimmer that give you a soft glow. You can build these highlighters for a high impact shine, but I like to use them for a subtle shimmering look.
5. Callas Eyelash Adhesive Glue ($5)
If you guys have been following my YouTube channel for a while, you’ll know that I love false lashes! They add just a bit of extra drama to any makeup look! One of my favorite lash adhesives is from a Korean beauty brand, Callas. This Eyelash Adhesive Glue is latex free and waterproof. It really holds falsies in place, but is easy to remove.
6. Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil ($26)
The Clarins Lip Comfort Lip Oil combines the hydrating effect of lip oil with a really pretty tinted gloss. It’s super comfortable to wear and looks amazing with a no makeup makeup look, since it has such a subtle effect.
7. Dior Rouge Dior Brilliant Lipshine in in 468 Bonheur ($35)
Any lip gloss that hydrates my lips and looks amazing is a winner in my book! This Rouge Dior Brilliant Lipshine not only has a beautiful color that’s perfect for Spring, it has nourishing oils that help keep your lips moisturized! I love how it has just enough color to look soft and pretty, but won’t overwhelm your look.
8. Maui Moisture Strength and Anti-Breakage Hair Mask ($9)
My hair goes through a lot! Even though I try to keep my hair healthy, I do heat style and dye it, so it can get a bit damaged. To counteract that damage, I use this Maui Moisture Hair Mask! It’s so hydrating and has aloe vera, coconut oil, coconut water, and honey in it to help keep my hair looking healthy! My hair is really thick, and I’ve tried tons of hair masks, even really expensive ones, and none have made my hair feel as smooth and silky as this one!
9. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Pinky Promise 160 ($10)
How cute is this shade for Spring? This soft pink Sally Hansen Miracle Gel goes with almost every outfit and the polish is super long lasting! It’s a formulated to last like a gel polish, but you don’t need a special lamp to cure it!
What beauty product would you never leave home without? I’ll have a video on this month’s best makeup (plus a few that were disappointments!) up soon on my channel, so stay tuned!