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'A lot of products slid across my desk in April. Here are 9 I can't stop putting on my face.'

In case you're new around here (hello, please take a name tag), every month I bring you a cute selection of the best, fresh, just-into-the-wild beauty products that are actually worth your face and money.

It's fun! Exciting! A little bit hard!

Why? Because there are so many amazing new beauty launches out there - and sometimes I feel like I need more... face to try it all. Alas, I only have one - and it's quite prone to chucking a tanty or two, so I'm pretty picky about what I choose to trial every month. 

Watch: I tried the lube primer hack that's all over TikTok. Here's how it went. Post continues below. 


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Below, you'll find a tight edit of the very best new launches that dropped in April 2022. 

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Vida Glow Advanced Repair Hairology Capsules, $85.

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If you're the owner of b**chy hair that likes to snap off, look dull and sad and annoying, allow me to introduce you to Vida Glow's newest member: Advanced Repair Hairology Capsules.

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Used as part of your daily routine, these promise to deliver longer, thicker and stronger hair. I've been taking them for the past few weeks and I'm excited to see how it goes (it usually takes 12 weeks for optimal results). 

So, stay tuned!

Weleda Skin Food Body Lotion, $29.95.

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The weather. It's getting chillier. Meaning? Your skin is getting thirstier. Scaly. More reptilian-looking. 

The answer? *Actually* moisturising your cute bod when you hop out of the shower. We know, we know - it's a whole other hassle. 

But products like Weleda Skin Food make it bloody worth it. It's fast absorbing, non-sticky and non-greasy and a bloody delight to have on your skin. Plus, it works! Skin feels smoother, softer and more lovely. How good is that!

Sunday Riley 5 Stars Retinoid + Niacinamide Eye Serum, $97.

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Look, Sunday Riley has already given itself five stars for this product - and honestly, I can see why. I'm not much of an eye cream girl, but this custard-looking formula is thick, nourishing and everything my dehydrated/tired/pi**ed off under eyes need. 

It features a six per cent retinoid complex, niacinamide and ceramides - and is delightfully non-irritating, brightening and highly moisturising.

Benefit BADgal BANG! Waterproof Mascara, $44.

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This mascara is LEGIT, you guys. It volumises and fans out lashes like no other, making you look like Bambi IRL. I usually hate these little rubbery wands, but it somehow manages to coat each lash effortlessly without clumping, flaking and all that other BS.

It's a little annoying to take off (takes a good few wipes of micellar water to make it budge - they recommend using waterproof or bi-phase eye makeup remover), but trust me, it's worth the extra elbow grease.

YSL Beauty Black Opium Illicit Green Eau De Parfum, $105.

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If you're a fan of the OG YSL Black Opium, then get your nose holes up and around this newbie.

With fresh, citrus-y notes of juicy green mandarin paired with black coffee and fig, it's a new twist on the cult favourite Eau De Parfum. Your new date night scent, sorted!

Ghd ID Collection Gold Hair Straightener in Liliac, $320.

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Ghd has just released a new limited edition collection called the iD Collection - and would ya just look at how cute this lilac straighter is?! It even comes in a matching bag! With personalised stickers! Swoon.

If you're looking for a new straightener because your old one has died and gone to hair tool heaven, you can never go past a ghd. The brand has reached cult status for good reason - they've seriously got some of the best hair tools on the market, and they last for YONKS. Like, I still have the same one I got for my eighteenth birthday. I'm now 30.

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MCoBeauty Glow Lip Balm, $14.

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These guys are a dead ringer for the Laneige lip balm range - and I have to say, they're just as good. MCoBeauty Glow Lip Balm hydrates your lips like a balm, but glosses them up like a... gloss. 

My favourite is 'Apple' - it tastes like sweets and I've 100 per cent ingested most of the tube. YUM.

Rose Inc Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum, $73.

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I was *so* very excited when this little gem waltzed its way across my desk. In case you haven't heard of Rose Inc., it's founded by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. I know, I know - another celebrity beauty brand - but I promise this one's actually worth the hype!

The new Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum is a hybrid product that blurs the line between skincare and makeup, delivering sheer, radiant coverage. It's a beautiful lightweight formula that's perfect for everyday wear. Makes you look glowy. Even. Alive.

JVN Nurture Deep Moisture Mask, $37.

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I've been using this for the past couple of months and I'm so excited because it's FINALLY available in Australia - meaning I can bang on about it without feeling guilty that you won't be able to try it, too.

So, here's the deal: You're supposed to apply it in place of your conditioner around once a week, but I usually leave it in my hair a little longer and just throw it all up in a towel turban post-shower. After 30 minutes or so, I'll then rinse it out - and it makes my hair look/feel/taste (jks, jks) so. dingin'. good. 

It looks shiny, healthy, sits nice and doesn't talk back. Ya just gatta try it - it's literally the best hair mask on planet earth.

Have you tried any of the above products? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.

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