Wednesday, 1 April 2015

March Favourites | 2015

Thank the lord we have finally escaped Winter, I don't think I've ever been so glad to see Spring in my life, freezing cold Uni rooms and walking back from lectures in the dark are so not the one. So as you may have guessed this post is all about the products that have been my favourites throughout the month of March!

Clarins Instant Lip Balm Perfector
I already adore the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors from Clarins so when I heard that they were expanding the range into the form of six beautifully packed lip balms, of course I had to get one didn't I! I chose the shade 'My Pink' which is the Ph reactive version so it reacts to the acidity levels in your lips and therefore looks a little different on everyone. On me it goes a pretty pink shade which is fairly similar to my natural lip shade but just a bit brighter. It's feels lovely and moisturising on the lips and also has the same yummy scent that the glosses have which reminds me of angel cake!

Lauren's Way Self Tan Bronzing Lotion*
I was kindly sent this item to review and I was really excited to receive it as I'd heard lots of good things about the brand. I love the results it gives so much that it made my favourites post! I'm pretty pale (Mac NC15 kind of pale) and it gives a me lovely bronzed tan like I've just been sunning it up in Santorini for two weeks, no scary orange Wotsit colour in sight woo hoo! One of my pet peeves with fake tan is the gross stale biscuit smell some have and what surprised me the most with this one is the sweet, fresh scent it has, I was so surprised! I can't wait to get more use out of it in the Summer time to fake that gorgeous holiday glow. 

By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Frozen Quartz
This may come as a shock but I haven't used my beloved Urban Decay Naked palette all month!! I do love that palette to death but I've really been trying to get more use out of all my other eyeshadows, I have so many lovely colours it would be a waste to see them all wither away at the back of my makeup drawers. I saw Suzie from Hello October use this Ombre Blackstar in the shade Frozen Quartz in an everyday makeup tutorial and it looked so pretty on her that I decided to whip it back out again. It's a gorgeous, shimmery, pearly pink shade and the formula stays put all day it's incredible. I've written a full review here along with Misty Rock if you'd like to have a read!

Mac Eyeshadow Quad
I've also gotten major use out of my little Mac quad and the shades I have in this palette are Blanc Type, Charcoal Brown, Naked Lunch and All That Glitters. I already get good use out of Blanc Type every single day as a matte brow bone highlight, but I've also been loving it all over the lid with Charcoal Brown in the crease for a defined, contoured eye look. Naked Lunch has been the perfect substitute for Urban Decay's Sin, although not quite as intense, but still a lovely cool toned champagne pink shade. All That Glitters is the only one I haven't used as I'm not sure I really like it that much. I currently have a little collection of six Mac eyeshadows and I'm planning on doing a more detailed blog post all about them!

Maybelline Color Drama Velvet Lip Pencil
The last beauty product is this lovely lip pencil from Maybelline in the shade Nude Perfection. I'm quite late on the bandwagon with these but I decided to buy one whilst it was on offer for about £2.50 and I'm so glad I did. The colour is that darker 90's style nude shade and is really similar to the ever coveted Kylie Jenner lip colour. The formula is matte but velvety and smooth and last ages on the lips, although I do find that it can be quite drying but at this price who cares!

What have you been loving throughout March?
xoxo


44 comments :

  1. I love the look of your Mac quad, I've actually just filled my first one and have both Naked Lunch and All That Glitters. They're both such lovely shadows x

    Blushhx

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    1. Thanks! Ah Naked Lunch is such a pretty everyday staple! xo

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  2. I have the same Maybelline color drama shade and I love it x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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  3. Fab picks, everything is so pretty, especially the My Pink lip perfector, so cool that it adjusts to each person :)

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

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    1. Thank you, ah it's so nice and the packaging is gorgeous! xo

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  4. That lip perfector looks beautiful- I need to get my hands on one! The MAC quad is super pretty - I already have naked lunch & all that glitters so now I feel like I need the other two!

    Beth x

    Bethany Georgina

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    1. Ah I want to get my hands on a few of the other shades aswell now haha. Oops sorry, they're worth it though :) xo

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  5. Angel cake? Sign me up! That lip balm looks perfect <3
    xxx

    She Will Be

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  6. Color drama pencils are great value for price. And Mac quad just have perfect shades for everyday use and I love that they are not glittery. Can't wait to see post about other Mac eyeshadows

    You can check out my favorites here: sparklygoddess.blogspot.com/2015/03/march-favorites-favoriti-za-mart.html

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    1. Such good value for the quality!! Ah thank you, I've just ordered a new Mac eyeshadow to join the crew so hopefully I should have that post up soonish! xo

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  7. Loving the shades you've got in your MAC quad! Also loving the packaging of that Clarins lip balm, so girly :)

    xo Mel || Sketch & Scribbles

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    1. Ah thank you, it's such a good everyday palette that I've made haha xo

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  8. You've got an amazing MAC quad. All that glitters is amazing x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah thank you :) I'm not that big a fan of it personally xo

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  9. your mac quad looks wonderful, the shades are super gorgeous ! i still haven't tried the maybelline color drama lip pencils, definitely need to change that soon ! x

    CLUB AVENUE / http://club-avenue.blogspot.com / instagram

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    1. Thank you, oo you should they're so cheap! xo

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  10. all of these products are so light and pretty, i especially love that frozen quartz color (i've never seen it before!) and your mac quad x

    Natalie / Salt & Sail

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    1. Haha I guess you can probably tell which colours I like the most.. xo

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  11. The Frozen Quartz is such a gorgeous shade! Love it! I like the idea of a self-tanner that actually smells nice-I may have to check that one out! Thanks for sharing!
    xo Kiki
    https://colormekiki.wordpress.com/

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    1. No problem! I lovee the smell of it, beats stale biscuit any day haha xo

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  12. Love all your products :)

    www.maireem.blogspot.com

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  13. I can see your Mac qued is well loved! They do such good eyeshadows! x
    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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    1. Especially Blanc Type! Love that shade xo

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  14. I love those Clarins balm - have mine in Rosewood, so smooth on the lips. Love the glosses too, if you haven't definitely try those :)

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. Oo lovely, yep I adore the glosses :) xo

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  15. I love the look of Nude Perfection, and the stick formula looks so good!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD // Win a Luxury Beauty Item of your Choice

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    1. Yeah it makes application so easy! Just wish I had a better sharpener haha xo

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  16. Love the shades! It looks perfect for the upcoming summer weather (: x

    www.birdieliau.com

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  17. Frozen Quartz looks a stunning shade! And your quad looks gorgeous!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. It really is so pretty and shimmery! xo

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  18. I love the shades of mac eyeshadows ♥ also I really want to try the color drama by Maybelline !

    www.aishettina.blogspot.it

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  19. I really want to try that tan, must be one of the only ones I've missed!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. Visit laurensway.com for your tanning needs Annabel. x

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  20. I love your MAC Palette the shades look beautiful together!

    KirstyLeighx// Bloglovin

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  21. Gorgeous favourites, I love your MAC quad the shades are stunning :) All that Glitters is definitely one of my favourite eyeshadows :) The Maybelline colour drama’s are amazing and such a bargain :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  22. Great post. You've picked some gorgeous products I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for. Especially that Maybelline color drama lippie. x

    http://themakeup-gypsy.blogspot.com.au/

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