Monday, 7 April 2014

March Favourites

Hellooo my lovelies,

 I cannot believe it is April already, this year is flying by (the older I get, the more the year seems to fly by..anyone else??) but that means it's time for another monthly favourites post! I don't have as many monthly favourites as usual this month but I do still have my old favourites such as YSL touche eclat but I think you all know by now how much I love that! So I decided to just add in new favourites/products I've rediscovered that I've been loving throughout March.

  During March, I was a teeny weeny bit naughty and actually purchased 3 new MAC lipsticks that I showed in a haul here and here. One day I will manage to save money I promise... I bought Pink Pearl Pop, Pure Zen and Girl About Town. I've been loving all three so I tried to pick my number one favourite out of the three but I had to pick two for seperate occasions. I have been loving Girl About Town which is a beautiful fuschia pink for more fancy occasions such as a 21st I went to and out for dinner etc, it is such a gorgeous lip colour and I can't believe that I waited so long before picking this up. My favourite shade for day-time wear has been Pure Zen, it's such a simple nude shade and nudes are bang on trend this season. It looks beautiful with a more heavy eye or even with simple eye make-up for a basic, chic look. I always struggled to find my perfect nude but now I have definitely found it!

 My favourite blushers of March was simple, hands down it is Sleeks Californ.I.A. palette. It's a beautiful palette of cream blushers that I've been using religiously and often (yes I know I'm really sad) get it out and swatch it on my hand just to admire how pretty the colours are! They're the perfect corally/peachy shades for Spring/Summer and I have no doubt that I'll love them for many more months to come! The packaging is really slimline and compact which is ideal for me when I'm staying places or if I'm doing my make-up on the go (after I'm running late and have to decide between making the train or having perfected make-up...) My favourite two shades in this palette are the first two which are 'Newport Peach' and 'The Surf'. I have done a review of this palette on my blog here.

 My number one favourite of this month is one million percent La Roche Posay''s Effaclat Duo. No words can explain how much I adore this product, it has done miracles for my skin. I had my doubts when I bought it because nothing ever seems to actually work when it comes to reducing redness and correcting blemishes. Look no further, this product is a miracle worker and I will forever recommend it to anyone I love that has problems with blemish-prone skin! I never used to be confident enough to leave the house without foundation on but after a few weeks of using this I could. As if it couldn't get any better it actually produces visible differences within 24 hours. I have a full review of this on my blog here.

This favourite sort of connects to my previous favourite because since my skin has been better I've not needed a heavy foundation. So for lighter coverage I have been enjoying using Maybelline's Dream Pure BB cream. I've never really been into BB and CC creams and don't entirely know a lot about them. I do know though that this gives me just enough coverage that it still looks natural and like skin whilst covering anything I need it too. I really like the packaging of this too, it just feels nice to hold and I like the turquoise writing on it. However, it does get pretty grubby as you can see from the condition of mine! I love that this has SPF in it too because it'll be ideal for Summer when you need the protection and also want lighter products on your skin.

 My favourite perfume this month has been Taylor Swift's Wonderstruck Enchanted. I love this perfume, it reminds me of a time when I was super happy in my life and my boyfriend bought me it so it always reminds me of him! It smells amazing, I'm really bad at describing smells but it's a mixture of fruits and florals. It apparently contains passion-fruit, pink poppies, wild berries and peony blossoms but it is a gorgeous concoction and I haven't really reached for any of my other perfumes this month. I am planning on doing a perfume collection very soon though so keep your eyes peeled for that! Another thing I love about this is the bottle, obviously it's pink which pleases me immensely it's a pink opaque glitter BUT when you hold it up to the light it goes a transparent hot pink and you can see how much you have left. I love the gold writing too and it did have a gorgeous gold charm around it too but that broke from me carrying it around in my hand bag :(. I absolutely adore Taylor Swift and it's entirely a coincidence that I absolutely love her perfume too! (I'm not so keen on her purple version of this).

 I've been loving the Soap and Glory five fruits body butter this month too. It smells mouth-wateringly good and it reminds me of my Summer holiday in Italy as I was slathering this on left right and centre to moisturise my sun-dried out skin! The main thing I love about this is how quickly it sinks into the skin because there is nothing worse than having to hang around semi-naked whilst you're waiting for body creams to soak in. It lasts quite a long time too as I still have a third left in my old one and is super affordable. Plus the packaging's pink so I can't complain!

 My last favourite this month has got to be O.P.I.'s 'Which is Witch' nail polish from the Wizard of Oz collection. I've been loving having this on my ring finger with a variety of colours in March from lilacs, whites to mint greens. It just jazzs up your manicure and makes it look more girly and instantly like more effort has gone into it than really has done. I usually despise glitter nail varnishes because although they look fabulous they are a pain in the ass to remove but this is very long lasting and I've had no problems with chipping. It does take at least 3/4 coats of this to get it opaque enough to wear alone though and sometimes it'll look even better if you add an extra few coats on top of that too. When my other nails were chipping, I simply changed the colour of my nails but left the glitter on the ring finger. Having to spend 10 minutes scrubbing at my nail trying to remove chunks of glitter is a lot easier when you've had a months wear out of it instead of just a week!

What products have you been loving this month? Have you tried any of these ones?

Previous Posts:-
Skincare Saturdays || Dr Spot Review
Lipstick Tag
Skincare Saturdays || La Roche Posay Effaclat Duo

Lots of Love,
A x x x 


  1. Replies
    1. If you have any redness in your skin or little spots/blemishes then defo get it! If you buy it anytime before the end of May and don't like it then you can get a full refund on it! :-) xx

  2. I am in love with the same perfume as well, so yummy :)

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty

  3. that soap and glory butter is amazing!! They're products are always good and smell so good! would love if you could check out my blog :)

    1. Of course hun :-) Tell me about it! I looove their body butters! xx

  4. The Pure Zen lipstick looks gorgeous!
    I also really want to try the Sleek blush palette because it has such nice spring shades :)
    xx Ann-Kathrin


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