Monday, April 1, 2013

March Favourites 2013

For me March was the month of lip products. I don't know if it was the cold or the need to put a spring in my step but I was a little more obsessed with lip products than normal this month and lucky for me the make up gods have been good to us with some amazing new lip products from the amazing budget brand NYC and their Expert Last Lipsticks* (read about them here) and their flipping marvelous Applelicious Glossy Lip Balms* (don't worry we have a post coming up on these amazing products) to the higher end YSL Rouge Volupte Shine* and Clarins Colour Quench Lip Balms*. My lips have been having quite the party in March.  Of course I have to give extra props to my beloved Stila and their Color Balm Lipsticks (read about them here) - everybody needs one of them in their lives.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Sunshine* has been keeping me great company this month, not only does it smell fantastic but the bottle is amazing and a burst of sunshine that we so badly needed during the misery of March.

I have two hair favourites of the month - first up is Living Proof Prime Style Extender. Being a huge fan of Jennifer Aniston I was really interested in the brand Living Proof, a brand that Jennifer loved so much she invested in it.  I was a little sceptical about this hair primer which is supposed to repel dirt (sounds the business right?) well so far its doing great - one week my hair was at a funeral, had head sweat beyond belief and was then rained on multiple times by icy rain and after all that I was complimented on my hair, if that is not Living Proof I don't know what is.  Keeping my hair moisturised and smelling fantastic is Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Shine* I was quite the devotee of 3 Minute Miracle and this new version with Super Shine Boost smells so good that I want to squeeze it out of the container into my mouth, it smells AMAZING and leaves my hair in amazing condition, I have been getting slightly addicted.

Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm* is staying up there on my favourites list, it is a pleasure and luxury to use although it doesn't remove long lasting mascara I forgive it because it's such a beautiful cleanser.   Although I don't have dry skin  March has been so cold that my skin has been drinking up Clarins Hydra Quench Cream*, the luxurious cream has been a saviour which doesn't clog my skin.

My lips have been so dry - I'm blaming the icy rain, wind and the fact that Spring is refusing to arrive.  I recently got to chat to Leonard Daly - The Master of Makeup and he recommended Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream (read what he has to say about it here).  Personally I hate the fragrance but love what it does for my lips, next time I'll get fragrance free.

During a particularly long day I happened to look in the mirror and god my skin looked amazing, it must be the detox I was on during March - it wasn't it was Clarins BB Cream* which has been giving my skin an airbrushed effect, minimising redness, evening out skin tone and generally making me look like a better version of myself.  Although it has given me possibly the best skin I have had for a while, if you have a spot you would need more coverage. I have found my dark circles can use a boost and I have been using Benefit's Fake Up which is the handiest concealer - it's like a lip balm for your under eyes - two swipes and you're done.

Although Spring hasn't arrived we are still bundled up in jumpers and coats with central heating so I have been loving the new compact deodorants from Sure*, the same amount of product but in a smaller portable size. My handbag has a new friend.


Growing up I was a huge Care Bear freak, I was always more of teddy bear kinda kid than one to play with dolls and Care Bears are just about the coolest kind of bears there are, imagine brightly coloured magical bears with little hearts on the bums.  As a grown up I will buy any product that has the Care Bears on it and freaked out when I found these Care Bear PJs in Penneys.  Care Bears are awesome and just looking at them makes me happy - which is exactly what I needed in a month that gave us icy rain and and not much else.

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