March Favourites!

Monday, 31 March 2014


Howdy Ya'll!

The last couple of months have been a little crazy for me & I didn't get round to making a 'February Favourites' post, so this is going to be a little bit of a mix up with February & March favourites!



Soooo.. let's jump right in & start with this post!

Skincare;


Skincare is a very important part of my beauty routine as it ensures a clean, fresh skin, removes dullness and stops pimples!

L'oreal Go 360 Clean Deep facial cleanser - This has to be my new favourite cleanser - it is silky, gentle and smells great - plus you get this cute little scrublet with it to really clean out your pores! I also love that it is oil free, so I don't get build up on my face! I was lucky to pick this (and the exfoliator) up in the 99p store, too!

L'oreal Go 360 Clean Deep exfoliator scrub - This product also comes with a cute scrublet but it is scented like apricots and smells like you literally just juiced a fruit and rubbed it on your face! It is oil free too, and is so refreshing & invigorating - I love to use this morning & evening!

Balance Snake venom face mask -  what a different product! I had never seen anything like this before so I just had to try it! You only need to use this once a week but it leaves my skin so soft and clean - and toned! It is made with natural clay to absorb sebum, 'Syn@-Ake' venom to soften wrinkles and orange oil to moisturise! 

NIVEA Daily Essentials Regenerating night cream - I have always loved NIVEA. I picked this up in boots when it was in a half price offer and it has just lasted me aaages! I use it each night and it is so rich and soft and the classic NIVEA scent is so calming and comforting. Since I have been using this Dan always comments on how soft my skin is and he loves to kiss my cheeks ^_^ The great thing about this product is that it comes in variations suitable for each skin type - so everyone can enjoy it!

I love .... Choca Mocha la la shower cream - Oh my goodness where do I start with this?! It is heaven in a bottle - the scent is just incredible - I'm sure I just stood in the shop sniffing it and looking like a crazy lady for 5 minutes! It really reminds me of the smell when you walk into the M&M's store in London - full of chocolatey goodness! It is packed with skin softening Vitamins and shea butter so your skin feels really nice and smooth after use! This is a really great buy if you have given up chocolate for lent, too ;)

HairCare;


I dont often style my hair but I do like to look after it, so trying new products is always fun!

Nspa Full body Shampoo & Conditioner - I picked these up whilst Dan & I were shopping, as they were on offer. I had heard of Nspa Before but never used them so I chose the full body range which is designed for lifeless hair. As my hair is soooo long it does tend to be a bit lifeless as it is weighed down, so, I thought this might be a nice thing to try. The products smell nice - typical shampoo scent really (I still prefer the Aussie scent), but they do foam up nicely and leave hair super clean. I have found that you really have to make sure you have washed out every ounce of this product or your hair can still look greasy when its dried and feel a little 'slick', but, overall, I loved the way they made my hair look and the bottle design is very easy to store, plus I love the colour scheme!! The Nspa products are exclusively available at ASDA.

Batiste Dry shampoo - I LOVE dry shampoo - what a great invention! My hair only needs washing ever 3-4 days so this is great for those inbetweeny days!! This one is also my new favourite as it has a hint of colour (you can choose the right one to match your hair colour), so it doesn't leave my roots all powdery looking. The scent isn't the best but it doesn't hang around long, so no need to worry! This is a little expensive at £3.99 a can, but more often that not its on offer so you can pick it up for around £2!

Rock your hair 'get a lift' volumizing spray - my sister bought me this for my birthday and it has lasted ages! I spray it into my roots after I have washed my hair and, once dried, it is noticeably pumped up! The bottle is awesome too - hot pink, easy grip & embellished with iridescent rhinestones - what more could a girl want ;) The smell is really nice and fresh and it doesn't feel heavy or crispy in my hair at all!! I also love that this product reduces frizz - as I have a serious frizz problem in the muggier months!

Face;


 This month, on my never ending quest for a flawless face I have come across some fantastic products!

Revlon Photo Ready Perfecting Primer - This is a little more costly than products I'd usually buy but I had some birthday money and there was a 3for2 offer on Revlon so I had to pick it up. I will be doing a more in depth review of the Revlon photo ready makeup but for now Ill just say that this is worth every penny. It really blurs the skin, covers problem areas and makes for a perfect base!

Revlon Photo Ready Foundation- This is photoshop in a bottle! Great coverage, large range of shades, and wonderful pump dispenser! You only need to use a tiny bit for perfect results so you know you are really getting your moneys worth with this!

Revlon Photo Ready Skinlights Illuminator - Another fantastic product to win me over to the Revlon Brand! You literally need a dot of this (smaller than a 5p) to perfectly highlight your cheeks, nose, cupids bow, brow bone and collar bones. It catches light beautifully at every angle and comes in 3 shades to create any look you want to! It is easily blendable so you can have it as bold or subtle as you need

Real Technique Brushes - I have heard a lot about these brushes through Instagram recently and I really wanted to get my hands on some! I will be doing a full review of them soon as I love them so much but they really have become a everyday staple for me so I had to include them in my favourites! I have the expert face brush, powder brush and shading brush - each have beautiful soft bristles and comfortable handles for expert blending! They are about £8-£12 each and are worth every penny. Makeup application is so much easier when you have the right tools, so they are a brilliant investment!

Nails;


With spring here, I really like to take more time on my nails - since they wont be covered by long sleeves or gloves, why not?!

Barry M Nail Paints - Barry M are remaining a firm favourite of mine this month - they constantly bring out new collections, with enough colours to rival a rainbow and effects and textures galore I am never disappointed. The lasting power is great and the price is teeny tiny too - just £3.99! Here I have the Gelly Hi shine nail paint in Guava - this has intense shine and lasts for ages! There is also this textured glitter strand paint which was a Superdrug limited edition at Christmas - Barry M have now released an aquarium range which is very similar. And finally, my very favourite - the new Silk range!! They are so gorgeous, pastel coloured and dry superfast! (see my full review here)

Models Own Nail Polishes - Models own is a brand I have only recently found, but I love their products so much and just want every single thing haha! Here are 2 of my favourites. 'Blueberry muffin' a pastel coloured blueberry scented polish which is perfect for spring and beyond! There is a little scratch'n'sniff patch on the lid so you can test the scent, its so cute and applies smoothly and easily. I also have 'Indian ocean' a gorgeous opalescent blue with hints of pink and white which looks great topping blue polishes - and also hot pinks for a summer twist ;) These polishes are priced at £5 each but models own regularly run offers on them!!

 L.A Girl dry booster - this is a great little bottle to have in your polish set. It helps to speed up the drying time of nail lacquer so you don't have to sit for hours waiting for your nails to dry! It paints on like polish but doesn't have the strong scent! I got this in Beauty Bay in Westfield shopping centre in London but it is also available online.

Fragrance;


Fragrance can totally change your mood and define you, so its nice to see what's out there and find your perfect scent!

Katy Perry 'Purr' - I love Katy Perry. She is everything I love - fun, individual and happy! I was so pleased when Dan bought me her scent to try out! The bottle is this cute kitty shape with jewel eyes and a charm on the neck and the scent is so girly and fresh - it smells peachy and pretty and I love wearing this during the day, on a shopping trip or - anywhere really!

Kate Moss 'Kate' - I picked up this perfume in a set with a body lotion in the boots sale for only £7.48. It isn't the type of scent I would usually wear but I liked that! Its quite a grown up smell, musky & floral, but it is still girly and pretty! It lasts on the skin for ages and the bottle is very simple and pretty! I'm glad I got this when I did as it is very different for me & I'd definitely buy it again!

I Love... Strawberries&Cream spritz - This is so sweet! My Dear friend bought me this as a treat and I just use it all the time! It smells exactly how you'd expect and is just so light and refreshing! I wear this when I am not going out anywhere but still want to smell nice and It is also nice for warmer days at the beach!

Yankee Candle Wax Tarts - Fragrance isn't just about perfumes, I also love to have a nice smelling home! Dan & I have been addicted to Yankee wax tarts for ages now - their range is ever expanding and there is a fragrance to suit every person & occasion - I love the sweet smells and Dan loves the fruity smells, so we always have a nice smell drifting around the house! They cost about £1.20 each but you can just break them and use a little at a time so you get lots of use from them! Favourites this month are 'Summer Scoop', 'Strawberry Buttercream' & 'Pineapple Cilantro'! Mmmmmm!

Reading;


Shamefully, I rarely read, but if there is a book that I really want, then I will make the time to sit & appreciate it!

Company Magazine - I don't usually like to spend money on magazines, as they are quite expensive and all say the same thing, but when I do, it is always 'Company'. I feel it is age appropriate, includes articles I am actually interested in & can relate to, and the pages are so cool - not all glossy and slippery like other magazines! This months issue featured an article about Youtube sensation Zoella - so I really wanted to buy it, she is a big inspiration and a great role model! There is lots of fashion advice and there is also a Free Tube of Mascara as a gift!

Water for Elephants - I have read this book lots of times but I have just picked it up again this month. 'Water for Elephants' is one of my favourite films - it is so beautiful. I didn't realise that the film had been adapted from a book but one day Dan surprised me with it, and I couldn't stop reading! It is engaging, exciting, touching - everything you want from a good story, it is also based on true circus facts from that period so it is very interesting in that aspect too! I would recommend this book to anyone - man or woman, young or old, it is great from start to finish and you will read it time again!

Can you survive the Zombie Apocalypse - This may surprise a few of you, but I am obsessed with the walking dead! Its my favourite TV Show! So, my sweet friend Ben, got me this book for my birthday! It is such a good idea - you have to choose from options for each scenario to determine your fate! Despite what I thought, there is an actual story and it is very scary! Your heart beats faster and you are desperate to see if you make it away from the zombies teeth just in time! This is a great read - particularly for those who 'don't read', as it really gets you involved and its almost like you are writing your own story! Another Great thing is you can read it over and over and get a different ending each time :D


I hope Ya'll enjoyed my March Favourites! Is there a favourite product of yours that you suggest that I try for the next month?

2 comments:

  1. Great post! Some of the things you featured; Real Techniques, Company Mag and the Barry M Nail polishes are all favourites of mine too! :) xxx

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    1. Thankyou! I'm so glad you liked it :D Barry M Keep releasing gorgeous new lines and I cant hep myself from trying them out :D xxx

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