March Favorites 2015

March Favourites borjois soap and glory origins urban decay burts bees

There’s been a whole lot of favourites this month, I’ve seemed to pick up and fall in love with almost everything. There’s are the few which have completely found themselves to be can-not-be-without in March. I actually don’t know how I did without them before.

Starting with the couple of skincare (kinda) products I’ve been loving, the first has been Origins GinZing Eye Cream which promises to brighten, depuff and reduce dark circles. Anything which can make me look a little bit more awake is something I will fall in love with! Although I haven’t noticed much difference dark circle wise, this refreshing little tub definitely helps to make me feel more awake and ready for the day by soothing my sleepy little eyes. I’m a big fan of Origins anyway so I knew this wouldn’t disappoint. The next thing I’ve been loving is this Burt’s Bees Lip Balm which does an excellent job at hydrating my super-dry lips.

Soap and Glory has been a brand which I’ve been a little confused on. I love their body care, hated their ‘sexy mother pucker’ lipgloss and absolutely could not live without their eyebrow pencil – but I decided I wanted to explore some more of their make-up line. The first which took my fancy was the Solar Powder as the two shades help you to create your own perfect shade which is, really, a necessity for me and my pale skin. It’s not too warm either which means you can use it to gently contour as well as bronze. The next I picked up was the Peach Party Blush which has multiple shades you swirl together to make a lovely peach. I’ve adored this blush as my make-up has transitioned into more springy shades – but be warned it is very shimmery/glittery and you need the lightest hand. It wouldn’t be too difficult to turn into a peach disco ball!

I’ve also been loving shade 02 from the new Bourjois Rogue Edition Aqua Laque which is a beautiful, ultra- hydrating nude gloss which is perfect for those days you don’t really want any super noticeable lipstick. I’ve also been enjoying the Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder which is much more lightweight than my previous powder choices, allowing a more subtle look which still allows your natural luminosity to shine through, but keeps oil at bay. It can be reapplied over and over and never seems to get cakey, which is perfect if you’re like me and have some spectacularly oily skin.

And finally my absolute favourite product this month, this Urban Decay Concealer which is absolutely amazing, you can see my full post on it here. It has been used every single day this month and it can not be faulted.

What have you been loving this month? Feel free to leave your March Fave’s post linked below if you have one!


January ’15 Favourites

January '15 Favourites

VO5 Give Me Texture Dry Texturising Spray 200ml: My everyday hair routine is pretty easy, I straighten it and pin a bit up at the top. To avoid poker-straight yawn hair, I spray this through the length and scrunch and ruffle to add, well – texture. I prefer them to your typical texturising/sea-salt/etc sprays as it will never leave your hair crunchy like some wet products can and is invisible in your hair.

Naked 2: Recently I’ve just been unable to put this palette down, and I’ve been particularly loving the shades half baked, chopper, YDK and busted. If you haven’t already heard it a thousand times already – the Naked Palettes really are a god-send for neutral loving girls, and their shimmers are completely wearable for everyday.

Santuary Pore Refining Toner: I really do love Sanctuary for their skincare (although their bath products are great too!). This winter has really tried to ruin my skin, my usually super-oily face has been dehydrated and dry and flaky, particularly on my forehead, but the sides of my nose and chin has remained an oil slick scattered with blemishes. Nice. In an attempt to make my make-up not look terrible, I have used products leaning on the ‘for dry skin’ side, and then swiped a cotton pad squirted with this onto my oily areas. It really did help to keep my oil at bay while I tried to fix my dry skin. Score.

Rimmel Salon Pro By Kate Nail Polish, in Soul Session After a dabble with my greys and browns in November and December, I decided to go a little more nude. It applies so easily, and I am the worst at painting nails, and manages to last a lot longer than other polishes I’ve used before chipping off at the tips. I’ve actually been applying a gold glitter polish to the bottom half of my ring finger nails, which I absolutely adore the look of. 

Bourjois Bronzing Powder: Okay I’ll be honest, the main reason I picked this up was because it looks like chocolate, and I had a big (a few minutes) debate on whether to go for this or the highlighter duo version. But I went for this, and I have honestly used it every single day since picking it up. It does come across quite oranged toned, but I’ve found it actually works fine on my skin to use as a contour, and it really helps bring a bit of life to your face when used on the edges of your face.

So there we go! These have been my January favourites, what have you all loved this month? Let me know!